Don't let that big game on Sunday distract you, Valentine's Day is coming fast, and you must get your plan in place. Not doing it is like missing your anniversary—no excuses. Get planning today with some of these easy and delicious recipes.
We love Valentine's Day. Full of love and goodwill, along with great food. But I wouldn't say I like 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.
Steak, Steak, and More Steak
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.
I'm always up for great Italian and double points if it's easy.
Soups are good as the main dish or an additional course. All are easy and can be made ahead.
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.
Something special for the ones you love. Add red sprinkle candies to the nut clusters to make them special for the holiday.
Don't forget the dog treats.
Editor's Note: Originally Published February 11, 2017, and updated yearly with new recommendations.