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Valentine’s Day Contest: Tell Your Story

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Overpriced steaks, rubbery shrimp, fallen soufflés – Valentine’s Day dinners can be memorable, but not always for the reasons we hope.

If you have a food-themed Valentine story - heartwarming or horrendous - we want to know about it. From now through Valentine’s Day, we’ll be accepting submissions from WFAE listeners and WFAEats readers.

If you’ve got recipes to share, send them along, too. Winning entries may be featured on WFAEats.

Five lucky winners will be awarded a gift certificate to an area restaurant. The only rules: Your story must be true, and we want you to keep it under 400 words. The deadline is February 14, 2013. Send your story along with your name to contest@wfae.org.

Here’s a little something to whet your appetite and get you started.

Sinfully Simple Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Fresh whole strawberries, washed and dried, with stems left on Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat the chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave until just melted, then stir until smooth. Do not overheat.

Hold each berry by the stem and dip it halfway into the melted chocolate. Place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper to cool. May be refrigerated if desired.