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Sweet Recipes For Valentine's Day

Don't just head out to the store for a box of chocolates, bake something special for your sweetheart.

What is the sweetest way to ask your valentine to "be mine?" Some might say it's chocolates, others might suggest a fancy dinner. However, there's something about tossing some flour and butter in the air to usher in romance.

Strawberry Hazlenut Torte

Palisadian Phyllis Amboss said she encountered a recipe for a Strawberry Hazelnut Torte in an old Australian cookbook. Amboss tweaked the recipe and she came up with her own version, which is posted on the Taste of Home website.

The torte involves layers of meringues, cream and berries.

"This beautiful dessert is a very big hit at parties," said Amboss on the Taste of Home website.

  • For Amboss's recipe for a Strawberry Hazelnut Torte, click here.

Cookie Dough Truffles

Malibu Patch columnist Dorothy Reinhold recommends a recipe for Cookie Dough Truffles on her blog site Shockingly Delicious. Reinhold learned the recipe from a colleague Corinne Le. According to Rienhold, the truffles are so good she wishes she could be Le's valentine ... just to get a taste of the sugary treat.

Renhold recently won second at a Pacific Palisades Pie Contest for her . So, her tastebuds are already approved by Palisadians!

  • For Le's recipe for Cookie Dough Truffles, click here.

Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Finally, Patch contributor Rhonda Weiche shares a recipe for Valentine's Day cookies. They are perfect for any sweet tooth and ideal for decorating with messages of love.

  • For Weiche's sugar cookie recipe, .

Do you have a great Valentine's Day recipe? Share it in the comments section below.

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