Wow Your Sweetie for Valentine’s Day!

Do something extra special in the kitchen for your Valentine this year!
When there is a chill in the air nothing is as comforting as Hearty Chicken Parmesan, with this straightforward recipe and scrumptious flavor, you are sure to wow your sweetie! Click VIDEO to see me make this dish!
Consider making heart shaped Whoopee Pies for dessert; they really hit the sweet spot with creamy chocolaty goodness! Happy Valentine’s Day!
chicken parmesan
Chicken Parmesan
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to ½ inch thickness
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 eggs
½ cup flour
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
½ cup Italian bread crumbs
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup olive oil
1 cup prepared spaghetti sauce
¼ cup shredded mozzarella
4 slices of provolone cheese
More Parmesan if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place flour in a plate along with salt and pepper and mix well, in a second plate mix Panko, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl. Dredge the chicken in the flour, then into the eggs and finally into the bread crumbs. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan set to medium heat. When oil is hot, cook chicken on both sides until brown, about 3 minutes. Place chicken into a baking dish and into the oven for 12-15 minutes until it is done. Remove from oven, set oven to broil. Ladle on spaghetti sauce, mozzarella, provolone and Parmesan cheese. Place back into the oven until cheese is beginning to bubble and brown. Serve chicken on a bed of sauced spaghetti.
Whoopee Pies with Butter Cream
1 box chocolate cake mix prepared to batter stage as instructed.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray whoopee pan with nonstick cooking spray and lightly flour, fill with cake batter, and bake for 6-8 minutes. Turn whoopee cakes out and let cool before stuffing with butter cream frosting. To make roundish whoopee pies, spoon small amounts of cake batter onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet in oven for 6-8 minutes, when cool remove cakes from parchment and stuff with filling.

Butter Cream Frosting
1 ½ sticks butter at room temperature
6 cups of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
Milk or heavy cream

Using an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar, extracts and several teaspoons of milk on low speed, continue to add milk as needed to get the proper consistency for spreading. Mix on high speed for 5-7 minutes to create a fluffy frosting. Do not leave the mixer unattended.

Whoopee Pie pans are available at Micheal’s, Target and Williams Sonoma

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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