By Beth Engelman
Treat your family to a Valentine’s Day meal that’s made with love (and extra cheese).
Pizza My Heart
Warm, gooey pizza is the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. I like to make mine with whole-wheat tortillas but pre-made pizza crust, such as those by Boboli or Rustic Crust work equally as well.
Tortilla or Pre-Made Pizza Crust
- Pizza Sauce
- Low-Fat Shredded Cheese
- Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter
- Optional: Additional Toppings (such as assorted vegetables, turkey pepperoni and / or sausage)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Use the cookie cutter to cut your pizza crust into mini hearts. Spread pizza sauce on top of each heart and liberally sprinkle with cheese. Add additional toppings as desired. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or as directed.
Fire and Ice Love Potion
According to legend, this punch is more powerful than Cupid’s arrow and definitely tastier!
- Cranberry Juice
- Sparkling Water
- Orange Sherbet
Combine equal parts juice and sparkling water with 1/2 scoop of sherbet. Serve immediately.
Keep the good times rolling with this sweet dessert that comes courtesy of Megan at the aptly titled website takeamegabite.com
For the Sushi
- Pound Cake
- Vanilla Frosting
- Strawberries (sliced)
- Coconut Flakes
- Biscuit Cutter
Cut pound cake into sushi-size pieces with biscuit cutter. Spread thin layer of vanilla frosting on each sushi piece. Add coconut flakes and top with 1-2 strawberries. Serve with chopsticks and a side dish of strawberry coulis for dipping.
For the Strawberry Coulis:
(Adapted from a recipe from smittenkitchen.com)
- 2 Cups Strawberries (quartered and hulled)
- ¼ Cup Water
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
Combine strawberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until very smooth. Use strainer to remove seeds. Cover and refrigerate until cool.