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Date Night at Home

You might not be able to call the babysitter and head out to your favorite restaurant for a little while, but you can still have a date night in your own kitchen. Choose recipes together and cook as a team or let one partner surprise the other with something special. Just remember to light some candles, put on some romantic music, and let the sparks fly.

Surf and Turf for Two 

Cook to impress this Valentine’s Day with a classic surf and turf that tastes like a high-end restaurant meal. Strip steak and seared scallops with spinach is a delicious, surprisingly simple way to say “I love you” in just 20 minutes.

Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan

One pan and five ingredients bring this Italian-American classic to your table in no time. Just pour a glass of wine and enjoy.

Steak with Red Wine Pan Sauce

This five-ingredient meal is made even speedier with store-bought mashed potatoes.

Shrimp and Penne Pasta with Spinach and Pesto

Your food processor brings this homemade spinach pesto together in seconds. It tastes so vibrant with the shrimp and pasta, and looks even better.

Pork Chop Piccata

Classic lemon and caper piccata gets a new twist as the sauce for seared pork chops. The whole meal uses just one pan for easy cleanup.

Spring Green Risotto

Risotto feels extra special because of its luxurious texture. This spring version uses seasonal veggies like asparagus, frozen sweet peas, and leeks.

Broiled Miso Salmon with Bok Choy

Sweet and savory Japanese flavors are easy to create at home with this miso-glazed salmon. No one will believe it came from your own kitchen.

Sweet Potatoes with Creamed Spinach and Steak

When you can’t go to the steakhouse, bring the steakhouse to you! Seared New York strip steak is paired with the classic sides for a truly impressive plate.

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

Save room for dessert! These double chocolate cheesecakes would belong on any restaurant menu. Individual cheesecakes mean you don’t have to share.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

The Valentine’s Day classic is a perfect simple dessert year-round, especially in spring when strawberries are in season.   

Spiced Caramelized Pears

Poached with vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon and finished with mascarpone cheese, these pears are a total showstopper, yet so simple to make at home. No mascarpone? Plain whipped cream or even sweetened Greek yogurt make fine substitutes.

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