4 Date Night Recipes

Just because Valentine's Day is over doesn't mean that you can't have a nice date night with your best friends or significant other. It's important to keep love in the air and show some extra appreciation.

Pappardelle in Saffron Cream

Pappardelle in Saffron Cream

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Salt
  • Shallot
  • Saffron
  • Heavy cream
  • Pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pappardelle pasta
  • Grated parmesan
  • Chives
  • Lemon zest

Directions: Saltwater and bring it to a boil while melting butter in a

skillet. Add saffron and shallot to a soft texture. Then mix in the cream,

salt, and pepper while stirring occasionally.

Turn up the heat to help thicken the cream, then put vanilla and lemon juice. Put pasta in boiling water, drain after done. Transfer pasta to the sauce, then garnish with chives and lemon zest.

Recipe by Food Network: Pappardelle in Saffron Cream

2. Strip Steak with Lemon Mashed Potatoes

Strip Steak with Lemon Mashed Potatoes

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Potatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Peas
  • Lemon zest
  • Peas (fresh or frozen)
  • Olive oil
  • Streak strips
  • Shallots
  • Dry white wine
  • Unsalted butter

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put potatoes in a large pot with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to let simmer. Drain and add peas to the potatoes, butter, lemon juice, zest, and then olive oil. Mash together, then season with salt and pepper.

 Afterward, add the steak strips in a skillet with some olive oil. Let steak rest and add shallots, wine, then water to the same skillet. Stir occasionally, then add butter—plate steak with potatoes garnishing with sauce.

Recipe by Country Living: Strip Steak with Lemon Mashed Potatoes

3. Lobster Mac & Cheese

Lobster Mac & Cheese

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Cavatappi
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • White cheddar
  • Fontina
  • Parmesan
  • Lobster
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bring salted water to a boil, then cook the pasta until done. Drain and set aside. In a saucepan, melt butter and sprinkle flour over, then pour milk the milk. 

Whisk until done and add seasonings into the sauce. Let simmer to thicken. Add all cheese in, then when melted, fold in pasta and lobster. Sprinkle breadcrumbs all over, then put everything in a baking pan. Bake until golden brown and bubbly. Garnish with parsley.

Recipe by The FFeed: Lobster Mac & Cheese

4. Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Cream cheese
  • Egg
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Brown sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • White vinegar

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then line a 12-cup muffin pan. Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, egg in a bowl. Put the oil, water, and vanilla extract, then mix. After adding the vinegar, let the batter rest for about 10 minutes and dived the batter evenly into the pan. Put in oven until middle is cooked, then garnish with icing.

Recipe by Food Network: Black Bottomed Cupcakes

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