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Valentine's Day in the Kitchen

Get cozy with a home-cooked meal this Valentine's Day. You'll avoid the crowds, save some money, and make exactly what you want! Here are some ideas to help you plan a top-notch homemade Valentine's dinner.

Easy No-Cook Appetizers

Seafood Cucumber Stacks Make these pretty little seafood bites, then take a break and enjoy them with a glass of sparkling wine before you tackle the rest of the meal. Herb Crusted Goat Cheese Prosciutto, Brie and Apricot Roll-Ups Simple White Bean Spread

Favorite Seasonal Salads and Sides

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad It doesn't get more beautiful or easy than this simple salad! Fennel and Tangerine Salad Coconut-Milk Braised Greens Mashed Cauliflower Roasted Parsnips and Sweet Potatoes

Vegetarian

Spinach Fettuccine with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes This elegant pasta dish comes together quickly, especially if you choose to go with canned artichokes for convenience. Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Lettuce Wraps with Chile Peanut Noodles Savory Fig and Goat Cheese Tart with Arugula

Seafood

Swiss Chard-Wrapped Salmon Salmon gets all wrapped up and presented in a pretty package of Swiss Chard leaves in this flavorful recipe using just five ingredients. Maryland Crab Cakes Poached Halibut with Ginger and Cilantro Tamari and Honey Glazed Scallops

Meat

Spaghetti and Meatballs You can't go wrong with this classic choice. Stop by our wine department and ask for a recommendation for the perfect pairing. Heirloom Lettuce with Sweet-and-Tangy Grilled Chicken Pork Tenderloin with Romesco Sauce Steaks with Red Wine Herb Sauce

Sweets for your Sweeties

Fruity, Nutty, Chocolate Valentines Make a batch of Chocolate Valentines to deliver along with Valentine's cards. Coconut Chocolate Sauce Double-Chocolate Heart-Shaped Cookies Flourless Chocolate Cake So, what's on your Valentine's Day menu this year? Will you be staying in and cooking at home or hitting the restaurant scene? Happy Valentine's Day!