Valentine’s Day 2016 is now in the books. This year’s Valentine’s Day was relatively unique because it landed on a Sunday, allowing home cooks to celebrate across multiple meals (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner) instead of just dinner. On Sunday, cooks viewed 11.7 million pages of digital food content on Allrecipes.com. When comparing the most popular recipes of Valentine’s Day 2016 with Valentine’s Day 2015, we uncovered the following trends:

CATCH OF THE DAY
Splurging on seafood for a decadent dinner is an ideal way to make any meal special. This year, Allrecipes experienced huge growth in views of lobster recipes. How cooks prepared this delicacy varied by region. For example, record low temperatures in the Northeast kept cooks indoors in this region as they broiled and steamed their lobster tails. Conversely, a West Coast heat wave had that area’s cooks grilling their lobster tails while they enjoyed the sun.

Broiled Lobster Tails (Photo by )

Broiled Lobster Tails (Photo by Spunky Buddy)

 

Valentine’s Day 2016 Most Popular Seafood Recipes

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GO BIG WITH BREAKFAST
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a lazy Sunday morning than with a hot breakfast?

Valentine’s Day 2016 Most Popular Breakfast Recipes

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THERE’S JUST NO SUBSTITUTE FOR CHOCOLATE
For Valentine’s Day desserts, the hands-down winner is chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate.

Valentine’s Day 2016 Most Popular Chocolate Recipes

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Hope your Valentine’s Day was sweet!

Esmee Williams
Allrecipes Vice President Consumer Strategy
@esmeewilliams