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Date Night At Home

This post is brought to you by Bertolli

Date nights are more important the longer you are married, and more challenging as well, so many happily married people enjoy the fabulousness of Date Night At Home– it’s easy, convenient, and you don’t needs reservations. If you have good food, time alone, and each other, it’s a perfect date night!

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At home, there is no chef, it’s just me, and I would rather spend my time flirting with my hubby than pushing sticky hair back from my face as I stir a boiling pot of pasta. Discovering delicious Bertolli Frozen Meals for two has made our date nights even better (especially for me)… now I can focus on just letting my hair down and laughing with my husband as we make sure our glasses stay full all night.

How To Have a Great Date Night At Home

1. Set the stage with a some candles, soft music and gentle lighting… be flirty leading up to the evening and talk to him like you did while dating.
2. Enjoy a delicious dinner for two Particularly something Italian, to evoke a feeling of honeymooning in Italy. Bertolli Frozen Meals are perfect date night meals that can be prepared in a skillet (and you can do it together). Sit close together and feed each other *wink*wink*
3. Snuggle up together after for a good movie, preferably a romantic comedy or a scary movie- laughing together or being scared together are two feelings that connect couples- an unusual but effective tip 😉

We particularly love Bertolli’s Rustico Bakes that are prepared for two. I pop it in the oven for about an hour and out comes an amazing Ricotta & Mozzarella Ravioli with creamy alfredo sauce that is out of this world… a major aphrodisiac!


Our date nights are our Mangia Moment. Don’t just eat when you have a romantic dinner date at home- Mangia!

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Dine like an Italian Sweeps!

Bertolli is an international brand of Italian and Mediterranean food, founded in 1865, in Lucca, Tuscany. In celebration of its 150th anniversary, Bertolli is headed to wine country, and a lucky winner and a friend is invited along!

Show how you Dine like an Italian by sharing your Mangia Moment with a photo, as well as #MangiaMoment and #WinBertolli, on twitter or instagram, and you may win! 5 entries that embody the most Mangia spirit will be awarded with a trip to attend Bertolliís Mangia Themed event in Wine Country, CA to celebrate Bertolliís 150th anniversary, in Spring 2016. For complete rules and regulations, please visit contest rules.

Some entries will even be chosen to be featured on the Mangia Moment site, and could be selected to be utilized in Bertolli’s upcoming advertising campaigns!

Win a Mangia Kit!

In addition to entering the Dine like an Italian sweeps, sharing your content enters you win one of 4 Mangia Kits here on the blog, valued at $150 each. They include everything you need to create your own #MangiaMoment- a skillet, cheese grater, wine towel, and more! Winners will be randomly selected. Use the rafflectoper below to enter. For complete rules and regulations, please visit contest rules.

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Join the #MangiaMoment Twitter Party

Join the #MangiaMoment twitter party with @Bertolli, @tammileetips, @momsreview4you on Friday November 20th at 3 PM EST / 12 PM PST! A #MangiaHour of fun for a chance to win some great prizes while chatting about delicious food!

“There is nothing more beautiful than sharing great food, conversation, and laughter with another.” -Francesco Bertolli

Francesco Bertolli understood that what he was providing people wasn’t just ingredients for meals: they were ingredients for the kind of simple yet robust meal experiences that awaken the senses, enliven conversations, and inspire us to be in the moment and connect with another person. An authentic Italian meal is the sum of all the experiences that happen around the food. The people… the conversation and inevitable laughter, the unexpected turns the night can take— it all adds up to a lot more than merely “eating.” This is Mangia.

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