With the month of January behind us and February in full-force, it’s time to prepare for Valentine’s Day for you and your special someone! Let’s leave behind the chocolates and teddy bears and impress with a romantic, four course Valentine’s Day dinner that will be sure to dazzle your date.

With Ream’s Food Stores fresh ingredients and affordable prices, cooking up a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner has never been easier! Read the recipes below to make a romantic (and impressive) four-course meal for you and your special someone!

Spinach Artichoke-Stuffed Tomatoes

The saying “first impressions matter” hold a lot of weight when it comes to the appetizers. They set the mood for the rest of the dinner. If the appetizers are good, the rest of the food is sure to follow! Try these yummy stuffed tomatoes for your Valentine’s Day dinner. They’re perfect to start the night off right and it doesn’t hurt that the tomatoes are a beautiful bright red – the color of love.

Ingredients Available At Ream’s Food Stores:

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 78 cherry tomatoes

Follow these instructions to make the stuffed tomatoes.

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Every dinner needs a fresh element. Maybe this is so we don’t feel bad for indulging in rich and descendant foods later in the evening! This arugula salad will be sure to brighten up your dinner plate as well as cleanse your palate for the upcoming main entree. It’s simple and light – exactly how the atmosphere should be with you and your date!

Ingredients Available At Ream’s Food Stores:

Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 8 ounces Arugula lettuce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan

Follow these instructions to make the salad.

Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

The moment we’ve all been waiting for: the main course. You and your sweetheart will adore this delicious shrimp scampi recipe. With the flavorful fresh shrimp paired with mouth-watering pasta, this dish is going to make you and your sweetheart keep going back for more!

Ingredients Available At Ream’s Food Stores:

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • 3/4 pound linguine
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, zest grated
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

Follow these instructions to make this pasta.

Chocolate Souffle

Is it even Valentine’s Day if you don’t eat chocolate? This year, swap the box of chocolates for this decadent and indulgent chocolate souffle. You’ll be sure to impress your date when you pull one of these out of the oven. Relax with your sweetheart and revel in this delicious dessert.

Ingredients Available At Ream’s Food Stores:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cream of tartar

Follow these instructions to make this souffle.