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Surprise Your Valentine With a PBS Food Dish

Posted on 07 Feb 2013

What could be more romantic than a delicious, intimate dinner for two? In our minds, it could a delicious, intimate dinner for two minus the usual Valentine’s Day lines, crowds and pricey menu items. But how can you pull a miracle like that off without getting in over your head? Easy – let PBS Food be your guide!

From appetizers and drinks with your girlfriends (or the guys) to an over-the-top têtê-à-têtê, PBS Food has the recipes you need. Don’t believe us? Check out the selection below, or visit PBS.org/food for even more fabulous ideas.


Goat Cheese and Herb Stuffed Strawberries

Artichokes Stuffed With Brie

Savory Goat Cheese & Herb Stuffed Strawberries

Stuffed Shitake Mushrooms

Roasted Endives, Apples & Grapes

Savory Asiago & Blue Cheesecake Spread

Baked Brie

Artichoke, Goat Cheese & Pesto Dip

Za’atar Focaccia Bread


Violet Hour Cocktail

Strawberry Lemonade

The Violet Hour Cocktail

Champagne Parfait

Spiced Cherry Martini

Port of Call

Eventide Cocktail

Strawberry Margaritas

Red Wine Sangria


Classic Tomato Soup

Creamy Carrot-Ginger Soup

Sweet Potato Soup With Bacon

Potage Crème d’Asperges


Not-So-Sour Cherry Soup

Classic Tomato Soup

Tortellini in Broth With Escarole

Panzanella Salad

Fennel & Radicchio Salad

Panzanella Salad

Kale & Marcona Almond Salad

Spinach Salad With Candied Bacon & Fresh Blackberry Vinaigrette

Watermelon Feta Salad

Lobster Salad With Fresh Tomatoes

Radish & Celery Salad With Champagne Vinaigrette

Coq Au Vin

Beef Bourguignon With Roasted Potatoes

Gnocchi With Fresh Arugula Walnut Pesto

Pasta Al Pomodoro

Pomegranate Roast Pork

Gambas Al Ajillo

Vegetarian Lasagna

Coq Au Vin

Pan Seared Strip Steak With Mushroom Cream Sauce


Beet Risotto With Winter Vegetables

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Swiss Chard With Lemon and Hazelnuts

Broccoli Rabe With Yellow Peppers

Beet Risotto With Winter Vegetables

Kale With Red Bell Pepper

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Simple Rice Pilaf


Nutella-Dipped Espresso Shortbread Cookies With Sea Salt 

Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes With Caramel Sauce

20-Second Chocolate Cake

Raspberry-Banana Sorbet

Strawberry Crisp

Grapefruit Brulée

Chocolate Pave Hearts

Nutella-Dipped Espresso Shortbread Cookies With Sea Salt

Cookies & Cream Truffles




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“Back Road Barns” - Viewer Photos
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