Not going out? Make this Valentine’s at home special

Serve this Crab and Hearts of Palm Gratin with an Arugula and Cherry Salad for an easy yet romantic Valentine’s dinner at home. Enlarge photo

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Serve this Crab and Hearts of Palm Gratin with an Arugula and Cherry Salad for an easy yet romantic Valentine’s dinner at home.

Not planning to go out for Valentine’s Day? Time to start planning a special menu for a romantic night in.

This dish is warm and comforting, and rich with flavors that say “you’re special.” It cooks up in a gratin dish, so you can assemble it ahead of time, then when you’re ready to eat, just pop it in the oven. While the gratin bakes, assemble the salad and serve everything together with a crusty baguette. Simple, special and perfect for an evening in.