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Make It Magic: 5 Ideas for an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day… you didn’t forget, did you?

Before you go hunting for store-bought displays of affection, we have a better idea. There’s more to Valentine’s Day than boxed chocolates and roses. What about something a little more personal, a little more special? …like Italian food!

Say it with spaghetti. No, really. You don’t have to be Chef of the Year to cook up a simple, from-scratch marinara sauce. 20 minutes tops and you’ll have your sweetheart swooning. We’re imagining something like the scene from Lady and the Tramp. Mangia!

A pizza straight from the heart. Let’s be honest. Pizza is the key to anyone’s heart. And with our DeLallo Pizza Dough Kit, it’s easy to create authentic Italian pizzeria-style pizza for your sweetheart. Who wants a delivery man interrupting your evening in? Load it up with your valentine’s favorite toppings and make it extra “cheesy” by shaping the pizza dough like a heart. Truly romantic.

A gnocchi recipe to impress. This Sun-Dried Tomato Gnocchi recipe is going to knock their socks off: homemade pillowy potato and cheese dumplings in an herbaceous cream sauce. You won’t believe how easy it is to make. The secret? Our DeLallo Gnocchi Kit gives you everything you need to make from-scratch gnocchi right there in your kitchen. Your valentine will really think you put in some serious work. (Don’t worry. We won’t tell!)

Swoon-worthy filled pasta. Melt your valentine’s heart with these impressive cheese-and-mushroom-filled tortellini. Dressed in a creamy wild mushroom sauce and topped off with fresh herbs, this pasta recipe is as good as it looks! Oh, and it just so happens to be easy too. This way you can spend more time snuggling up with your sweetie.

What’s better than chocolate? Espresso and chocolate. This richly sweet combination is a match made in heaven and will have your sweetheart swooning in no time. Check out some of our ideas to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day menu.

Need some more inspiration? Check our gallery of recipes!