Valentine's Day

Abigail K. Fiedler, Hana N. Rouse, and Amy L. Weiss-Meyer

In this series, we showcase creative and delicious recipes that can be made using only food found in dining halls.

Whether you've already sent your valentines or wish the holiday didn't exist at all, spoil yourself, your friends, and your lover(s) this Feb. 14 with these love-inspired treats! Unlike those shiny red boxes of heart-shaped chocolates, these delicious recipes won't cost you a dime.

Let's Stay Together


1 apple

3 tablespoons peanut butter

1 handful dried cranberries

Slice apple in half and scoop out center. Fill the scooped out halves with peanut butter and dried cranberries. Stick the two halves back together.

Heart-beet Salad


1 cup mixed greens

4 beet slices, cut into heart shapes

1 tablespoon raspberry vinaigrette

Place mixed greens in a bowl. Top with heart-shaped beet slices. Drizzle with raspberry vinaigrette.

Love on Top


1 cone, filled with vanilla frozen yogurt

2 tablespoons assorted colorful cereal

Chocolate sauce

Fill cone with vanilla frozen yogurt. Place cereal pieces on frozen yogurt and drizzle with chocolate sauce.