Let's make Valentine's Day special this year with some homemade goodness. This year, it seemed to snick up on us because of the "big game" the day before... no excuses—let's do this right!
We love Valentine's Day. Full of love and goodwill, along with great food. But I hate crowded restaurants. We can do much better at home. Let's review some of my top recipes that are easy to make.
We all need a great start to the day. We always go with the baked sausage and blueberry pancake. So good.
For us, an extraordinary meal starts with beef, but we are flexible. Although pork and chicken are great, and I love Italian and Mexican, here are my top beef recipes, plus a chicken and pork if you must. I also include a couple of enhancements.
Veggies and other side dishes
Side dishes make or break the meal. Here are some of our favorites—a little of this and a little of that.
Sweet endings are a must for a great meal but are especially important on Valentine's Day. I would skip everything for one of these.
Some special for the ones you love. Try adding a sprinkle of candy to on the nut clusters to make them special for the holiday.
Editor's Note: Originally Published February 11, 2017, and updated yearly with new recommendations.