Love at First Bite: 3 Valentine’s Day Recipes

Are you ready to fall in love… with these romantic recipes? Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples anymore—people everywhere will declare their adoration for feel-good foods and sumptuous sweets come Feb. 14.

Think outside the box (of chocolates) and whip up these three recipes created by the Target Test Kitchen.

Whether you want to wake up your beau with breakfast or serve up snacks to your kids after school, you won’t find these recipes anywhere else. Using some Cupid-themed goods (like “You’re Hot” Jalapeno hot sauce and limited-edition Dove chocolates), the below recipes include products available exclusively at Target. Your sweetie deserves something special, after all!

“You’re Hot” Steak Hash
Makes 4 servings
Total Time: 40 minutes

What You’ll Need:
3 Tbsp. butter, divided
1 (20-oz.) pkg. refrigerated diced potatoes with onions
1 (8-oz.) pkg. sliced mushrooms
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 lb. sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 eggs
You’re Hot Jalapeno, Habanero or Spicy Pepper Hot Sauce

What You’ll Do:

1. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in large nonstick skillet on MEDIUM; add potatoes.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Cook until golden, 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add mushrooms. Continue to cook until mushrooms are tender, about 8 minutes.

3. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in cheese.  Transfer to large bowl; cover to keep warm.

4. Heat remaining butter in skillet.  Add steak; salt and pepper to taste.  Cook on MEDIUM-HIGH 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink.  Add to potato mixture; stir lightly.

5. In same skillet, fry eggs until whites are firm, seasoning to taste.  To serve, place potato hash in the center of each of 4 plates.  Top with eggs and serve with hot sauce.

“Sweet Sayings” Chocolate Potato Chip Snack Mix
Makes about 8 cups
Total Time:  2 hours including time to set

What You’ll Need:
3 cups Archer Farms Sea Salt Thick Cut Potato Chips
2 Angie’s Vanilla Cupcake Kettle Corn Snack Packs
1 (8-oz.) bag Dove Hazelnut Dark Chocolates
3 Market Pantry Heart-Shaped Fudge-Covered Pretzels individual packs
1/4 cup Sweet Sayings M&M’s

What You’ll Do:

1. Arrange chips in layer on parchment-lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle with kettle corn.

2. Unwrap chocolates and coarsely chop.  Place about three-fourths into microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 10-second intervals until chocolate can be stirred smooth.

3. Stir in remaining chocolate until smooth. Drizzle onto chips and kettle corn.

4. Sprinkle with pretzels and M&M’s. Allow to set 1 1/2 hours.  Gently break into chunks. Serve or store in airtight container.

Chocolate Cherry Affogatto
Makes 2 servings
Total Time: 5 minutes

What You’ll Need:
2 scoops cherry ice cream
2 servings strong-brewed Archer Farms Dark Chocolate Cherry Coffee
2 tbsp. kirsch or hot fudge sauce

What You’ll Do:

1. Scoop ice cream into 2 mugs.

2. Add hot coffee.  Drizzle with kirsch.  Serve immediately.


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