Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Raspberry Mini Tarts

Chocolate Raspberry Mini Tarts

Recipe and photo courtesy of Hood


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Hood® Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 30 mini phyllo cups
  • 30 fresh raspberries

Place the cottage cheese in a food processor. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Reserve.
Place the cottage cheese in a food processor. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Reserve.
Fill each phyllo cup with an equal amount of the cottage cheese mixture, about 2 teaspoons. Place a raspberry in the middle of each tart.


Make sure to also try this special flavor from Stewart’s Shops! Cherry Loves Chocolate features “cherry flavored ice cream with dark chocolate flakes and red cherries.” It is available for a limited time.

Local Gifts

Canterbury Stables
Canterbury Stables offers lessons for all age groups and experience levels. Gift certificates are available.
Location: 4786 Roberts Road, Cazenovia.
More information: canterburystables.com.

Inlet, New York
This year, treat your loved one to a weekend away. Located along the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the Adirondacks, the town of Inlet is home to shopping, boating, fishing, snowboarding and more.
More information: inletny.com.

La Fleur de Beauté
La Fleur de Beauté offers a variety of services, including facials, massages, and manicures and pedicures. Purchase a gift card online or take advantage of its monthly specials.
Location: 6900 Highbridge Road, Fayetteville.
More information: lafleurdayspa.com.

Smith Housewares & Restaurant Supply
Home of Hyman Smith Coffee, Smith Housewares & Restaurant Supply has a variety of gifts for the coffee lover in your life. Choose from a variety of blends, including Hazelnut and French Vanilla, as well as coffee accessories, roasting supplies and gift cards.
Location: 3140 Erie Blvd E., Dewitt.
More information: smithrestaurantsupply.com.


Create Heartwarming Creations
Click here to learn how to turn melted crayons into a Valentine’s Day gift

Dining Options

Our Community Guide features more than 40 local restaurants that are perfect for Valentine’s Day – or a future date night. Click here to check them out (and to view menus).




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