Valentine's

Best Toasted Garlic-Butter Ravioli with Spinach Recipe (Delish.com)

Ingredients:

kosher salt
16-18 oz. cheese ravioli
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
freshly ground black pepper
5 oz. baby spinach
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese (we chose Pecorino Romano)

Directions:

Bring 12″ sauté pan of water to a boil and generally season with salt.  Prepare a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper.  Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.  Remove ravioli using a slotted spoon and place in a single layer on the sheet pan, then discard water. 

Place the pan over medium heat.  Add oil, butter, and garlic; stir with a rubber spatula.  Add half the ravioli and stir gently until well coated; immediately add the balance of ravioli and repeat.  Flip the ravioli gently as needed to prevent them from sticking.  Cook ravioli until golden brown, about 5 minutes. 

Gently toss in the spinach, then garnish with parsley and parmesan.  Serve immediately!

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Valentine’s Day is for lovers! What would be more comforting than a sumptuous bowl of cheese filled ravioli?!

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WINE-INFUSED BROWNIES:

Ingredients:

Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 Tbsp Blackberry Wine*

Directions: 

Follow baking directions on the box, replace the water with wine* for extra flavor.  To add festive flair to our brownies, we used Lauren’s heart aluminum cake pan

Valentine's

What says love more than coffee and chocolate? Our delicious Spirited Cafe Mocha combines the sweetness of chocolate and the richness of coffee. Yum!

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SPIRITED CAFE MOCHA: (VICTORIA MAGAZINE)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup chopped milk chocolate
1 cup espresso
2 ounces amaretto
2 ounces chocolate liqueur
2 cups steamed milk
Garnish: cocoa powder

Directions: 

In a microwave-safe dish, heat heavy cream and chocolate on medium in 30-second intervals until chocolate is melted. Whisk to combine. Add espresso, amaretto liqueur, and half of the steamed milk; stir just until combined. Pour into glasses, and top with remaining steamed milk and milk foam. Sprinkle with cocoa powder, if desired.

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We’ve got a scrumptious menu for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart! Cozy up by a warm fire and enjoy DATE NIGHT IN this Valentine’s Day!  XO ❤

Valentine’s/Date Night Simple & Delicious Dinner for Two HERE

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Recipe Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa:

(Recipe obtained from the Today Show: Justin Chapple 12/29/16)

Ingredients:

1 pounds semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 quarts whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Frozen Whipped Cream:

Ingredients:

2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preparation:

For the slow-cooker hot chocolate:

Combine all ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker and mix well. Cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Ladle the hot chocolate into mugs, top with frozen whipped cream dollops and serve.

For the frozen whipped cream:

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the heavy cream with sugar and vanilla at medium-high speed until smooth and thick. Decoratively dollop the whipped cream on a foil-lined baking sheet and freeze until firm about 2 hours.  Using a small offset spatula, transfer the dollops onto mugs of hot chocolate and serve.

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day  Instead of champagne and strawberries, or red wine and chocolate this Valentine’s Day, how about trying this?! A slow-cooking,  delicious hot cocoa to warm up your loved one’s heart. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the day with your sweetheart.  We actually made this recipe for our New Year’s Eve bash and thought it would be the perfect drink to share on this chilly February holiday. All you need is a crock pot and a few simple ingredients to transform a typical cup of hot cocoa into a not-so-ordinary cup of hot chocolatey goodness.   We even added the recipe for frozen whipped cream, a homemade alternative to Reddi-Wip Original Dairy Whipped Topping.  While our cocoa was cooking, we set up a fun cocoa bar filled with our leftover candy canes, marshmallows, cinnamon and chili spices (for a Mexican concoction).  Of course, we had to make this an adult version of hot cocoa and add Pinnacle Whipped Vodka for spiking!  It’s Valentine’s Day and what a way to spice things up for your sweetie! 

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Keep the heat in your Valentine’s Day by planning an intimate and romantic evening in with all the little touches that set the mood for love. Ignite passion with beautiful red roses and lovely scented candles that speak your affection from your heart. Splurge on decadent sweet treats, like chocolate and rose macaroons while indulging in a romantic movie by a warm fire. Whisper in his ear sweet memories of how you fell in love and what you most admire in your man. Now for the finishing touch, toast to your love with a smooth and delicious Red Velvet Wine that undeniably says…Be My Valentine always and forever…. Sigh…

Cupcake wine with heart candle and macaroons

Macaroons

Glass of Cupcake Red Velvet Wine

Red Velvet Cupcake Candle

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Give your significant other something special this Valentine’s Day! Here are our top picks for the perfect gifts to surprise your sweetheart! 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him & Her/ The 2Orchids YouTube

For Her:

Hermes L'Ambre Des Merveilles

Hermes Eau Des Merveille 

850 Blues Scarf

Pink scarf with fringe-www.850blues.com

Spa Le Jeane

Spa Le Jeane- www.spalejeane.com

Kate Spade Earrings

Kate Spade New York Square Stud Earrings

Kate Spade Stud Earrings

For him:

Dior Sauvage

Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette 

Jack Black Hand Healer & POst Shave Cooling Gel

Jack Black Post Shave Cooling Gel 

Crown Royal Reserve

Crown Royal Reserve 

Men's Ties

Mens ties

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