Vanessa Lachey Shares Her Love for Bob Evans Farms with Two Special Valentine’s Day Recipes

Like the Lacheys, 48% of People Plan to Stay in This Valentine’s Day

Vanessa Lachey in her kitchen for Bo Evans Farms

Bob Evans Farms is celebrating Valentine’s Day by partnering with Vanessa Lachey, who has created two unique recipes perfect for couples or families who want to skip the crowds and celebrate at home. In fact, according to a new Bob Evans Farms® survey, 48% of people who celebrate Valentine’s Day plan to spend the evening at home and, of those staying in, 80% prefer home cooking to takeout.

“Valentine’s Day is a special day for Nick and me, and we love including the kids too,” said Vanessa Lachey. “This year, we want to slow things down and spend the day at home. Food is my love language, so I’m treating my family to a home-cooked breakfast and dinner using recipes that I customized with Bob Evans Farms. I’m thrilled to partner with a company that appreciates recipes that are both easy and delicious.”

Vanessa’s home-cooked recipes include several favorites from Bob Evans’ Family of Brands. The breakfast recipe, Spinach and Gruyere Egg White Cups with Hash Brown Crust, features Simply Potatoes® Hash Browns and AllWhites® Egg Whites. For a cozy night in, Vanessa shares her dinner recipe for Garlic and Herb Mashed Potato Bake, made with Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes.

Other survey findings include:
The way to your man’s heart this Valentine’s Day is through his stomach, but make sure it’s with a home-cooked meal!

  • When asked how they prefer to enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner, 86% of men said they prefer a home-cooked meal over takeout. Likewise, 73% of women agreed that a home-cooked meal was better than takeout on the big day.

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts anymore; it’s a holiday for the entire family.

  • When surveyed, 58% of American couples with kids (child under the age of 18 in the household) said they’ll be planning this Valentine’s Day dinner for the whole family, instead of just for them as a couple.

Practice doesn’t always make perfect when it comes to planning Valentine’s day.

  • In a recent survey, 34% of Millennials reported they do not know their Valentine’s Day dinner plans until the day of. Turns out, just as many Baby Boomers (actually 1% more, at 35%) answered the same!

For more information about Bob Evans Farms and full recipes, visit

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