It's time to talk about romance as we all look forward to Valentine’s Day on February 14th! When I was a little boy, I always loved writing out all my valentines and giving them to my classmates at school. There are so many traditional things we do for this special day like sending valentine cards, buying heart-shaped candy boxes, and sending red, long-stemmed roses. This week's In the Kitchen with David will celebrate Valentine's Day and give you all some good ideas for the sweetheart in your life.
"David's Recipe" this week is especially designed to fit our theme of Valentine's treats! We're making my Chocolate Cherry Valentine's Heart Bars. This is an easy and delicious treat perfect for kids and adults alike. We'll prepare the bars in the Temp-tations Old World 16-piece Oven-to-Table Set (K27938). I love the chocolate-cherry combo and the heart shapes are so romantic. Be sure to look for the recipe on QVC.com.
"Cookbook Corner" this week will see the return of a title that has already sold over 30,000 copies on QVC! The America's Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution cookbook (F09340) features over 200 recipes uniquely designed for your slow cooker. Wait until you try the Nutella Bread Pudding, Macaroni and Cheese, and the Loaded Baked Potato Soup. You'll find beautiful color photos and great tips for getting great results. I love this book and can't wait for you to see it on Sunday!
"Food for Thought" this week has to do with traditional foods made for Valentine's Day! Historically, chocolates and champagne have been the popular treat to share with your sweetheart. Over the last several years, red velvet cake of any variety has become increasingly popular. I love red velvet cupcakes and I think they are the perfect way to practice portion control while romancing your special someone. Frankly, any food can be the right choice when shared with the right person!
So, here is your blog question. What special food treat are you planning to prepare for your Valentine this year? Will you make a romantic dinner? Will you make a wonderful dessert? Share your thoughts here in a reply and let's all get ready for an unforgettable Valentine's Day!
Keep it flavorful!
My plan is to make surf and turf--steak and lobster tails, fresh green beans, tiny pearl onions, and baked potato. Looking forward to watching you on Sunday and I hope your special someone has a nice surprise meal and present for you for Valentine's Day.
My Valentine is my daughter. This Sunday we are having my sister over for dinner so I am making a Cajun Injected Turkey (purchased from QVC), Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, and Cranberry Sauce.
I bought her a Valentine Heart to give her when she comes home from school on Monday.
Otherwise, it's just same ole same ole for us here in PA.
Have a great show and a Happy Valentine's Day!
Hey David. I'll be watching your show on Sunday. Keep it going!
My sweathear Valentine is the baker in the family. We are going to grill some marinaded T~Bones togather than I am going to ask him to make me some of his homemade penut butter cookies. Lol, can't wait.
my biggest treat will just be watching your show on sunday. I'm by myself,tho.not 'LONELY" AND have nothing special planned for a sunday or monday treat. I might,however,if i make it to a store, do some brownies with icecream.With a red cherry on top.!!
As i dont have a valentine i will be cooking for myself. I'm going to grill a 4oz kansas city steak with some onions and mushrooms. they are the perfect size for me and filled with the protein i need for my diet.
I will be going out for lunch. My son's are my valentine's and I've sent them some nice Harry and David treats!
Enjoy your day!!!
Happy Valentine's Day! My husband, daughter and I will spend a quiet evening at home, enjoying a roasted chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole and salad (my daughter will have tabuli..she doesn't like traditional salad!)
I'll have a glass of White Zin in front of the fire after the dishes are done and everyone is sound asleep.
I made my homemade heat shaped sugar cookies!! I also made chocolate covered pretzles, peanut butter blossoms (the cookie with Hershey kiss ) and I'm making "Funfetti" cookies for my Son's Valentine Party. These are all my kids favorite treats!
Not doing anything special except watching you !!! Happy Valentine to you....I will probally cook
steak, with some wonderful chocolate desert !!! Maybe your recipe of the day !!
I am going to try counting how many times you roll your eyes & say ummmmmmmm!! haha
My Valentine Gabriel and I will be spending the evening at the best BYOB Italian Restaurant in all of NJ...Cafe Picaso in Somerville. David when you are in the area you must check it out. They have really good food and they treat you like you are family and not just a number. Plus who doesn't like a Bring your Own place?
Sally : ) Enjoy your day and I will be watching you as well on Sunday!
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MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER ATOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT,THE FODD AND SERVICE IN THE BEST,SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT..ALSO GOT A DIAMOND RING FROM AFFINITY,JUST LOVE IT
David, my husband a I will be going to LongHorn Steak House for Valentines Day. We have a Gift Card we received Christmas from our Daughter and her family. Good company, good food and free, what more could we ask?
Hi David !
Happy Valentines Day ! I'll be making my special mango pepper jelly chicken with rice and green beans. He'll be having all kinds of his favorite candy, peanut butter cups in a heart shaped box,of course, dark chocolate M&M's ( his favorite kind) and I may surprise him with a devils food cake with vanilla icing for dessert.
First reply EVER to your blog David! Love your shows - don't always get a chance to watch them live but I always DVR them and watch them when I can. Its almost like a TV show to me - I love sitting down and watching you on the Q. :)
I think Valentines day is so special - not just if you have a loved one. I am going to dinner with my husband on Tuesday - the day after V day cuz we don't have a sitter on Valentines night. But, it will be special regardless. I will have chocolate shaped like hearts outside the kids doors so when they wake up they see something special.
We will most likely have pot roast in the slow cooker on Valentines night and some cheesecake (cherry for me) for dessert. And let's face it....a few glasses of wine too!
Thanks for all you do David to bring a smile to peoples faces. You are a gem!
steak, twice baked potatoes.homemade mac and cheese, husbands favorite lazy dazy cake his grandma used to make when he was growing up on the farm
David, I'm grilling steaks, baked potato and salad with garlic bread. iced heart shaped sugar cookies for dessert. happy valentines day!
Hi, Mr.V! Already made a sugar free Red Velvet 13X9 cake with SF Kaluha/Choc Frosting for the Weekend! Having Roasted chicken/taters on Sat. Sunday:Pizza & wings. My Hubby works on Val day so nothing special on 2/14. Looking forward to this Special Show! May even watch U & Carolyn on S.M.Q! YEAH! Take care & keep the Yum Yum Faces a coming! U.R. the BEST! :-)
My son wants homemade brownies .. so I will bake him some and probably cut into hearts .... other than that not much ...
Maybe start out with heart shaped pancakes for breakfast then a nice rib-eye on the grill.
Hi David, and Happy Valentine's Day early.....My favorite thing to make for Heart Day is a Homemade, HEART SHAPED PIZZA, and anything red, like homemade Red Sauce, and homemade macaroni......I get all dressed in hearts also, including my gold heart necklace......Have a fun day, and don't eat too many Cherry Tarts, which is my dessert for the day also.....Love you, MaggieMay
Will probably have ribs, mac and cheese and some winter roasted vegies. For dessert will have a homemade chocolate cherry cake.
I will be making stuff peppers in tomato sauce and serve it over rice.Salad, fresh bread and heart shape cookies with vanilla ice craam.
Well David My husband is deployed this year so I will be celebrating Valentines day with my aunt. We are going to have our favorite "comfort foods"- mac and cheese, meatloaf, salad and I am making a large heart shaped cookie with ice cream of course for dessert.