A close-up view of flowers at Johnston and Scott flower merchants as flowers are prepared ready for delivery to florists in time for Valentines Day, on Feb. 13, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Some people go on extravagant trips to five-star restaurants, while others prefer to keep it low-key at a movie theater. Regardless of the occasion, Valentine’s Day has been recognized as a cherished holiday meant for spending time with a significant other. For those who want to spend the night in and prepare a night full of savory meals and sweet treats, read on for fun and easy recipes to try out this Valentine’s day:

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Baked Salmon

Since Valentine’s Day is a special occasion, why not amp up the delicacy and make baked salmon for your loved one? This recipe works great for those multi-tasking before dinner and running low on time – it only takes twenty minutes total, with around five minutes to bake. Just remember to get the salmon fresh from the supermarket.

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Filet Mignon

Fancier and more dining-experienced folk might kick it up a notch and go for a delicious filet mignon with rich balsamic glaze. The best part about the recipe is that it takes less than an hour to make, while being able to cook a steak dinner is sure to impress a significant other.

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For those who can’t eat meat, vegetarian dinners are still viable options for a romantic meal. Pasta is the kind of meal that even the most novice of cooks can handle without breaking a sweat, making it a go-to for those running out of options. This recipe for fettuccine alfredo is sure to fill the tummy and satisfy a table for two.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

The classic chocolate chip cookie will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. While baking these treats takes a little bit more time, the result is worth the wake. And for those who want a life hack: buying pre-made cookie dough cuts the preparation time dramatically.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Those who want to finish dinner off with a fruity, yet chocolatey treat will love this recipe on how to make chocolate covered strawberries. There are few other desserts that quite capture the essence of Valentine’s Day than this one.