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.
>>>Take a look!
Sponsored by ALDI.
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)
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.
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
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.