01/26/2015 11:51 EST | Updated 01/26/2015 11:59 EST

Valentine's Day Recipes: 20 Sweet And Savoury Treats For Your Love

The Kitchn

Valentine's Day, along with the unofficial month of love is near, and if you plan on surprising your partner this year with a homemade gift, we suggest heading straight to the kitchen.

There's nothing more romantic than making a homemade meal and dessert, which is why we've selected some of the tastiest (and easiest) recipes that will satisfy both sweet or savoury cravings. And even though a box of chocolates seems almost mandatory on Feb. 14, we're going to go ahead and give you permission to skip it this year.

Here are 20 of our favourite V-Day recipes from around the web from sweet pancakes to heart-shaped sushi to deep-fried potatoes — don't forget to test-drive these recipes before you serve them!

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