Ram home your message with hearts! There will be no mistake as to your intentions when you create a special recipe in heart-shaped dishes for your loved ones.

Rose Levy Bakeware Crème Brûlée Dish Have a heart! Add an extra message of love with heart-shaped mini tart dishes. 5 inches x 1 inch deep, brought to you by the author of The Cake Bible. $8. amazon.com

Ateco Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutters Put these to work on not just cookies, but on all sorts of things. Surprise your honey with heart-shaped watermelon bites, hearty lox on a bagel, a funky grilled cheese sandwich. Tinned steel. Comes in metal storage box. Set of 6, from 2” to 3.5”. $18. surlatable.com

I used some heart-shaped dishes to create a recipe to include in my party plan for Valentine’s Day. See the recipe for Mini Tarts with Beets and Ricotta, and the rest of the aphrodisiac recipes here.