ALDI can help make your Valentine’s Day special this year!


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Valentine’s Day is Sunday and while we may not be able to celebrate entirely like we want to, there are still ways to spice up your celebrations. Think wine and chocolate flight or a fondue station!

We have some great ideas to share today with Janice from ALDI.

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Scallop Ceviche

½ lb Specialty selected large scallops

½ Red Onion diced

2 green onions diced (green part only)

½ tsp Carlini extra virgin olive oil

½  red pepper finely diced

½ C Fresh lime juice (4-5 limes)

1 orange squeezed

1-2 Tablespoons cilantro (rough chop)

1 Tablespoon Jalapeño (fine dice)

½ C cherry tomatoes (diced)

Tortilla chips

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix scallops, lime juice, orange juice cover a refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Mix in remaining ingredients  and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with chips             

Goat Cheese Bacon dip 

1 4oz log Emporium Selection garlic herb goat cheese softened

¼ c Happy Farms whipped cream cheese

3 Tablespoons Emporium Selection parmesan cheese

¼ C Happy Farms sour cream

6 slices Appleton Farms Premium sliced bacon (cooked until crisp and broken into bite size pieces)

½  tsp Stonemill diced jar garlic

1 handful Little Salad Bar fresh spinach (wilted and chopped)*

¼ tsp Stonemill Garlic powder

½ tsp salt and freshly ground pepper

½ tsp Stonemill red pepper flakes

1 loaf Specialty Selected French Baguette 

Carlin Extra Virgin Olive oil

¼ C diced cherry tomatoes

1 Tablespoon  sliced) green onion (green part only

Combine first 10 ingredients together and heat in a microwave safe dish for 1-2 minutes until hot.

 Slice baguette and brush with olive oil. Toast slices in oven at 400 degrees until nicely browned.

Top warm dip with sliced tomatoes and green onions. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

Cheese Fondue 

2 6oz Specialty Selection Gruyere Cheese shredded

4 oz Happy Farms Swiss Cheese shredded

1 package  Emporium Selection Applewood smoked gouda shredded

1 C Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc

1 tsp Stonemill diced jar garlic

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 Tablespoons Bakers Corner corn starch

1/8 tsp Stonemill nutmeg

Fresh ground pepper

1-2 Tablespoons Brandy

Combine first 7 ingredients into fondue pot and melt (approx. 5 minutes) once melted add remaining ingredients.

Serve with fresh cubed bread and vegetables.

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake with strawberries   

1 C Happy Farms unsalted butter melted

2 Happy Farms eggs

½ C Bakers Corner cocoa

1 C + 1 Tablespoon Hot Water combined with 1 Tablespoon Beaumont Instant coffee

2 C Flour

½ C Happy Farms sour cream

1 ½ C Bakers Corner granulated sugar

1 ½ tsp Happy Farms baking soda

1 ½ tsp Stonemill Vanilla

1 Container fresh strawberries

¾ C Bakers Corner Mini Semi sweet chips

1 can Carlini Canola Spray

Ganache Topping

1 C Happy Farms Heavy Cream

8oz Specialty Selected Belgian Chocolate Chunks

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Grease Bundt pan with Carlini Canola spray. Set aside

Combine melted butter with cocoa, water and instant coffee set aside. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt slowly add in chocolate butter mixture. Then add 1 egg at a time. Add sour cream, vanilla and mini chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes until set in center.

Microwave heavy cream 1 minute add chocolate chunks and let melt stir. Drizzle over cake and fill center with strawberries.

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