Friday, January 24, 2014

Valentine's Day Heart-Shaped Ravioli Recipe With Olivieri & CONTEST! (~OVER~)

Two of My Sweethearts Ready For a Special Meal!
Valentine's Day has always been a special day for me, and I've always looked forward to it.  It started when I was a little girl and my dad would make Valentine's Day scavenger hunts for my brother and I.  When we woke up on Valentine's Day, there would be a rhyming message from my dad written on a small piece of paper.  The rhyme might go something like this:

"Roses are red, violets are pink, you'll find the next clue, under the s--k!"

In the above note, the next clue could be found under the "sink", and my brother and I would retrieve the next clue there.  Along with the next clue, our dad would leave a Valentine's Day chocolate--or sometimes an old, red Canadian $2 bill (remember those)!  The last clue would always lead to a stockpile of Valentine's Day chocolates, multiple $2 bills, and a nice Valentine's Day card hand-written by my mom and dad with warm wishes, and lots of "X"es and "O"es.
How Do You Say "I Love You"?
Thinking back to our family's wonderful Valentine's Day tradition always makes me smile, and I so much appreciated the effort my dad put into making the day special.  As a parent, I have since continued this Valentine's Day scavenger hunt tradition with my own five children.  It's one way that my husband and I celebrate our love for the kids, and let them know how special they are to us.
Look For Olivieri Heart-Shaped Ravioli
In Stores Around Valentine's Day
For Valentine's Day this year, I've been planning ahead looking for a fun and tasty meal for my family.  I'm crazy about hearts all year round, and when I heard of "Olivieri Heart Ravioli", I knew that I'd be serving it this February 14th!  Just like it's name, it's ravioli shaped like red- and white-coloured hearts!  You can find it in the fresh pasta section of your grocery store a few weeks before Valentine's Day.  (TIP: Snap up a couple packages as soon as you see it, as it sells out QUICKLY!)
Shopping for Our Valentine's Day Meal
On the Olivieri website, I found a great recipe for Ravioli Hearts with Brown Butter Sauce.  I love adapting recipes, so I decided to create my own using Olivieri heart-shaped ravioli, bocconcini cheese, spinach and tomatoes!  My recipe will take only 4 minutes to make, if you do the prep work while the ravioli is boiling!

My family not only loved the look of Olivieri Heart Ravioli, but it also smelled and tasted great!  In our household, we love cheese and the ravioli has 5 cheeses overstuffed into the egg pasta shells: ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, swiss and provolone!  You can really make the cheese ravioli your own by adding an Olivieri sauce, spices, your favourite veggies or grated cheese to the dish.  Just serve and have a great Valentine's Day meal!
Just Serve & Say "I Love You!" This Valentine's Day
#Recipes4Romance
Jenna's Easy Heart-Shaped Valentines' Day Ravioli
4 minute cooking time - Serves 2

Ingredients:
1 (300 g) Package Olivieri Heart Cheese Ravioli
2 pieces of Bocconcini Cheese medallions, (well-drained)
Cherry or Grape Tomatoes (2 handfuls)
14 Fresh spinach leaves (washed and well-dried)
Olivieri Heart Ravioli, Bocconcini Cheese, Spinach & Tomatoes
Directions:
1.Bring pot of water to boil & add package of Olivieri Heart Cheese Ravioli.  Cook at medium heat for 4 minutes exactly.  Do not overcook.
2.Drain Ravioli and quickly arrange pasta on each plate (so it doesn't stick to each other) by alternating colour red/white/red/white.  Makes two platefuls.  
3.Arrange Spinach leaves and Tomatoes on plate to emphasize contrasting colour.
4.Using knife, slice bocconcini cheese medallions into heart shapes.  Keep cheese scraps for future use.  Arrange cheese heart as plate centrepiece to each plate.  Say "I Love You" and serve!     


Follow Olivieri on Social Media!
Olivieri on Instagram

CONTEST (~OVER~)

WINNER: Roger S.

WIN Four (4) Olivieri FREE Product Coupons from SnyMed.com (each coupon valued up to $5.99; total prize value $23.96)!  Contest open to Canada & closes on Friday March 7th, 2014.  Also enter Olivieri's own contest HERE to WIN a Luxury Spa Retreat!  Note: these are two separate contests, and you must enter separately.

How to Enter
Leave a COMMENT below stating if you have ever tried Olivieri pastas, sauces, or  garlic breads OR give your opinion of the heart-shaped ravioli, shown above. Then, use the entry form below, to enter the contest. Why Comment? If your winning entry is done incorrectly, I give you the benefit of the doubt if you have left a comment. GOOD LUCK!

91 comments:

  1. have tried and love nearly all Olivieri pastas and sauces available here. thanks

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love olivieri products and frequently buy their pasta. I love the look of the heart shaped pasta and my 9 yr old would love to get this for dinner one night, I had no idea they made these!

    ReplyDelete
  3. We just had Olivieri pasta on Wednesday night. It's really good! I haven't seen the heart shaped pasta before, but I love it and will have to look for it this year - so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  4. We eat Olivieri pasta all the time, its a family favourite. I will have to look for the heart shaped pasta, I'm sure the kids will love it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love all Olivieri pasta! And the rose sauce is my fave!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have tried both Olivieri pasta and garlic bread and I must say they were terrific. I would really like to try the heart shaped ravioli.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have tried Olivieri pasta in the past. I think the heart shaped ones are great! Neat and cute idea.!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Have tried their sauces and their pastas - very good. I think the heart shaped raviolis are neat

    ReplyDelete
  9. My kids love Olivieri pasta as a treat in their lunches. I have never seen the heart shaped pasta before but I am now on the lookout! What a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have tried their pasta, sauces AND garlic bread - I LOVE the way you have it plated above too! Looks great

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have tried their pasta before and really enjoyed it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I frequently use Olivieri pasta

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm excited about these heart-shaped raviolis! With a full time job, 2.5 year old twins, and husband being back to school full time, this is a great idea for V-day.

    Thanks for such great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have always bought the Olivieri fresh pasta at Costco - love it!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love Olivieri fresh pastas - they make a delicious, fast meal! And I love these heart shaped pastas for Valentine's Day! :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have tried Olivieri before and love it! Its my husbands favourite and my kids always love filled pasta!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I've tried Olivieri's pasta, sauce and garlic bread. It's the only pasta I eat.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like the Olivieri fresh pastas, they make a quick, tasty dinner. The heart shape pasta would be fun to use for Valentine's Day...or just for a fun pick-me-up dinner!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I've tried Olivieri pastas, sauces and garlic bread. They're the only ones I eat.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love Olivier pasta and sauces. Since my cancer diagnosis it has become a staple in my household. Its a quick and delicious meal that my children are able to make whn I am having a rough day

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've never tried their products but I'm looking forward to!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I've used Olivieri Pasta and Sauces many times before. They make a good quick weekday meal served with a salad.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love Olivieri products. I often use the stuffed pastas with my own sauces

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have tried several of the Olivieri product and love them. The are often our "go to" for dinner if we are in a hurry. I haven't seen the heart shaped ravioli yet but I am going to try and find some for Valentine's Day! (Judy Cowan)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I have bought their fresh pasta many times, nothing compares it is so delicious. I have to keep my eyes peeled for these hearts! They are adorable and I am sure they are a hit with the kids!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I think that heart-shaped pasta looks adorable! What a great idea for Valentine's day. I am not sure if I have tried Olivieri or not. (Maggie K.)

    ReplyDelete
  27. I have tried the pasta and the garlic bread
    They are both sp yummy

    ReplyDelete
  28. I've tried both the pasta and sauces, and love them! I haven't seen the heart shaped ravioli, but will be on the lookout for it!

    ReplyDelete
  29. The paste is tasty! Cute heart pasta too

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love the treasure hunt, I used to get something like that at Easter when I was little :) And I've never seen those heart-shaped ravioli in the UK but they're fun!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I have tried the pasta and it is amazing

    ReplyDelete
  32. I have tried it and I love fresh pasta

    ReplyDelete
  33. i have tried Olivieri pastas before & I think the hearts area fun pasta alternative for Valentine's day.
    Julie G.

    ReplyDelete
  34. The heart shaped pastas are so cute! I definitely want to try them!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have tried there stuff and i think the hearts are super cute!!

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I have tried olivieri pastas, they are great and very easy to make. Also love the idea of heart shaped ravioli, great idea as a nice dinner suprise for my love who adores pasta

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love olivieri pastas and especially the sauces, would love to use the heart shaped ravioli to surprise my loved one!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I have used Olivieri pasta awhile ago and it was great.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I've never tried their stuff but Man am I hoping the store closest to me will have those hearts!!! Btw love the new look of the blog!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I have tried Olivieri pasta and sauce and it make for a quick dinner.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I have tried Olivieri pasta and sauce. I have never seen their garlic bread but now I want to try it and the heart pasta is a cute idea.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I have tried Olivieri. I enjoy the different pasta varieties they have -- they are all so delicious. I love the heart shaped ravioli -- might have to surprise my family with it.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I have not yet tried any Olivieri products.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I have tried Olivieri pasta and garlic bread...very yummy

    ReplyDelete
  45. We eat Olivieri pasta and sauces ALL the time. I use the tortellini in soups and pasta salads, and my son LOVES it when I make it with alfredo sauce! I love the idea of the heart shaped ones. They look delicious and romantic lol

    ReplyDelete
  46. I have tried the Olivieri tortellini a few times and we enjoy it. I love those heart shaped ravioli and hope to find some soon!

    ReplyDelete
  47. never tried it before...

    ReplyDelete
  48. i have never tried Olivieri products before

    craig pratt
    cragglerock@hotmail.ca

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love the idea of eating heart shaped pasta on Valentines Day.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Great Idea for Valentines Day and every day - Love the sause !

    ReplyDelete
  51. I've tried Olivieri pastas, and love them. I like the idea of the heart-shaped pasta. A nice Valentine's Day touch.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I have tried Olivieri pastas and garlic breads before.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I have tried quite a few of the pastas, the garlic bread, and a couple of the sauces. I look forward to trying this fun heart shaped pasta next!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I have never tried Olivieri pasta but it sounds really good!

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I have never tried Olivieri and I would love to try the heart shaped pasta. It looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  56. love the heart shaped pasta so cute, and I would love to try Olivieri, never tried before

    ReplyDelete
  57. We love Olivieri products and these hearts would be divine.
    jan

    ReplyDelete
  58. We enjoy Olivieri pasta and sauces, and the heart ones are adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  59. We have had Olivieri products before and enjoyed them.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Thanks for the inspiration. I love to do cute little things for Valentines Day and this definitely fits the bill.

    ReplyDelete
  61. I love Olivieri pastas and sauce, we eat them very regularly. I can't wait to try the heart shaped pasta!

    ReplyDelete
  62. We love Olivieri in this house and I bet my 3 yr old would get a kick out of the heart shaped ravioli (she doesn't want sauce these days anyways)!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Love their fresh pastas!
    -Lucy

    ReplyDelete
  64. The heart shaped pasta looks way too adorable not to try!

    ReplyDelete
  65. I have tried their regular pasta abs it's great! Those heart shape ones are cute; haven't tried that yet.

    ReplyDelete
  66. I've tried the garlic bread and lasagna noodles, saves time and is super yummy. I haven't tried the heart shaped ones. Is it only cheese flavor?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kathryn, I believe that the choice for the hearts is cheese-stuffed.

      Delete
  67. I have tried them & they are delish! KellyPC

    ReplyDelete
  68. I think the heart ravioli look really cute, I bet they taste good, too! I might have to find some to cook for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day!

    ReplyDelete
  69. The heart ravioli looks really good, I bet they taste good, too! I should try and find some for Valentine's Day to make for my boyfriend! :)

    ReplyDelete
  70. I haven't tried any of the Olivierti products. They seem like a great way to make a quick and delicious meal.

    ReplyDelete
  71. I love Olivieri pastas and sauces

    ReplyDelete
  72. I've never seen the heart ravioli...I'll keep an eye out for them the next time I go grocery shopping

    ReplyDelete
  73. I have used their fresh pasta before --- love the heart shaped ravioli idea!!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Aww these are so cute! I've never heard of that brand, I wonder if they have it in stores in FL?

    ReplyDelete
  75. I love the sundried tomato pesto and linguini !

    ReplyDelete
  76. I love the Sundried Tomato Pesto and the good ol' linguini!

    ReplyDelete
  77. never tired this brand before

    ReplyDelete
  78. I have tried this brand and love it. As for the heart shaped pasta, super cute!

    ReplyDelete
  79. I have tried it alot and i like it!

    ReplyDelete
  80. I have tried a few of the Oliveri Sauces and really enjoyed them. We also buy the pasta. The heart ones are a great idea for Valentine's Day.

    ReplyDelete
  81. Have only tried a few but willing to try more.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...