Easy and Elegant Valentine's Day Dinner

This recipe and photography was provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com. It’s Valentine’s Day with cupids, hearts and chocolate galore. But, uh-oh. You forgot to make reservations at your sweeties’ favorite restaurant. Never fear. Date night just got a lot easier and less...
Pasta Carbonara

This recipe and photography was provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com. Sophia Loren famously said “I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.” I think of her every time I make this dish. Rich, salty, creamy and hot...
Rib Eye Steak Florentine with Mushrooms and Vegetables

This recipe and photography was provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com. 20 minutes and one pan is all you need to whip up this romantic meal featuring rib eye as an impressive main dish. Rib-eyes are a lush cut of steak thanks to...
Beef Tenderloin with Risotto Cake and Garlic Fried Broccolini

This recipe and photography was provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com. If cooking is not your specialty, Heinen's Prepared Food Case has you covered this Valentine's Day. From the Gourmet Foods case choose a few slices of Beef Filet with Horseradish Sauce, Lemony...
Champagne in Glasses

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com. Whether it be for celebrating Christmas or New Year’s Eve, it’s good to have a variety of bubbly on hand to make the celebration truly special. What is the difference between champagne, sparkling wine, cava and Prosecco? There are many differences,...