Stir conversation with date over quick, delicious recipes

Anika Arutla , Staff Writer

When it comes to impressing your significant other, there is no easier way to the heart than through the stomach. These simple, yet exquisitely delicious, recipes will make for a perfect date night.


Garlic Bread:


This common appetizer takes only a few minutes to prepare and serves as an icebreaker.



  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • One loaf of Italian bread
  • 2 tablespoons of minced fresh parsley


  1. Cut Italian bread into pieces
  2. In a bowl, mix butter and garlic
  3. Brush mixture over pieces of bread
  4. Sprinkle parsley on top of  bread
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes


Broccoli and Chicken Jumbo Pasta Shells:


This unique take on pasta blends together a cheesy meal and the iconic chicken-broccoli duo that will generate conversation.



  • 15 jumbo shells
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • ½  cup cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken


  1. Boil  jumbo shells until cooked
  2. In separate pan, cook broccoli and chicken with salt
  3. In a bowl, combine alfredo sauce, broccoli, chicken and cheeses
  4. Place filling inside of jumbo shells
  5. Place in baking dish
  6. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes/until heated through


Chocolate Covered Strawberries:

As depicted in High School Musical, chocolate covered strawberries are romantic and perfectly enhance the end to a well prepared meal.


  • Bowl of chocolate chips
  • Box of Strawberries


  1. Wash strawberries thoroughly
  2. Melt chocolate chips
  3. Dip strawberries in chocolate, and put them on a plate with parched paper