Romance is all about setting a mood - and as delicious as these foods might be, creating the right atmosphere will be an uphill battle if these dishes are on the menu.  It's best to avoid foods that emit aromas that no amount of scented candles will ever be able to cover - and unless you want to tenderly caress a wet wash cloth all night, sticky, messy dishes are also not recommended. Here's a rundown of a few foods to avoid serving at your romantic Valentine's dinner (with recipes in case you want to eat them any other night of the week!)- are there any you would add to the list?

Death by Garlic PastaDeath by Garlic Pasta

Devilish Chili-Cheese DogsDevilish Chili-Cheese Dogs

Oven Roasted Dungeoness CrabOven Roasted Dungeoness Crab

Smoky BBQ RibsSmoky BBQ Ribs

Sloppy JoesSloppy Joes

Ding Dong Eight Alarm ChiliDing Dong Eight Alarm Chili

Barbecue Chicken WingsBarbeque Chicken Wings

Whole Baked FishWhole Baked Fish

  Related Searches on Yummly:

If you’d like to be featured on the Yummly Blog(\), email