Where did the time go? Wasn't it just Christmas? Well, whether you love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Many people will tell you that this holiday is unnecessary, commercialized or even depressing. But anytime we see an excuse to enjoy a great meal with someone we love, indulge in WAY too much chocolate and make everything heart-shaped... well then count us in!


For the kids: Mini Grilled-Cheese HeartsFood is such a perfect way to show someone how much you care. Forget making reservations at a local five-star restaurant (you'll never get in now anyway) and throw on your apron for a home-cooked meal that will mean more and cost less.


For your sweetheart: Pan-Seared Scallops on Linguine with Tomato-Cream SauceSmitten? Single? Celebrating with the kids? We've got great V-day ideas no matter what your relationship status is! Or what if you're simply trying to win someone over? They say "it's the thought that counts" but just remember, if that thought is dipped in chocolate and covered with sprinkles, that might help a bit more.


For...yourself! Brownie Pops

How do you plan to celebrate (or not celebrate) Valentine's Day this year?