Sure, some have labeled Valentine's Day a conspiracy by greeting card companies to get rich while lowering the self-esteem of single women everywhere. Or a way for candy companies to bridge the lull between the holidays and Easter.
But really, it's a day to remember all the people in our lives whom we love, and who love us. And what better way to do that than with teddy-bear shaped Rice Krispies treats? Check out the recipes below to make your Valentine's Day weekend extra sweet.
Valentine's Day is on a Sunday this year, so why not infuse your family brunch with a little festive flavor? All it takes is a little red food coloring and some imagination.
Pretty in Pink Pancakes
Positively Pink Milk
Cheesy Valentine Bagel
A Valentine's Day Toast
Mamma (Mia!) Dearest
This one comes from reader Vicki Moeller: "We make the whole day red and have heart-shaped food. We do heart-shaped pancakes and then for dinner we make individual heart-shaped pizzas that the kids love to make by themselves."
Spaghetti and Sweet-balls
OK, they're really just meatballs. But when you're forming your meatballs, give those cookie-cutters a try. Heart-shaped meatballs will take your spaghetti dinner from ho-hum to heart-ily delicious.
A Bear-y Happy Valentine's Day
Put a holiday twist on the classic Rice Krispies treats with this recipe. For a healthier alternative, consider using rice cakes instead. Go to recipe >>
No-Bake Chubby Cherub Cake
Long on love but short on time? No worries. This recipe uses store-bought pound cake, some pink cherry icing and a few sprinkles and takes just minutes to put together. Go to recipe >>