10 Valentine's Day Recipes Because You Probably Do Have to Celebrate Somehow

Yes, it's Valentine's Day again. And, if you have a sweetheart, chances are you probably do have to celebrate somehow. Lucky for you (and yours), Valentine's Day is all about the food — candy hearts, breakfast-in-bed, bacon-of-the-month club subscriptions... Because home-cooked food is one of the simplest and most personal ways to say, "I appreciate you," we've rounded up 10 great dinner ideas to get you on the right track. Don't forget something sweet for dessert!

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Brown Butter Sweet Potato Alfredo

This year, say “I love you” with carbs and with cheese. (via Table for Two)

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Roast Chicken with Persimmons and Sage

I love you too, boo. (via Adventures in Cooking)

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Orecchiette Bolognese

Scientific studies demonstrate that pasta is delicious and makes people happy. (via Simply Scratch)

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Five Spice Pomegranate Roast Duck

‘Celebration’ is the very essence of roast duck. Celebrate right with this sweetly spiced . (via The Sugar Hit)

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Baked Blueberry French Toast

Surprise your breakfast-loving lover with a short stack of this blueberry-studded and butter-adorned French toast. (via Family Fresh Cooking)

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French Onion Pastry Puffs

Give cheese and onions a hug — with rich and buttery puff pastry. (via Joy The Baker)

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Foamy Leek and Sunchoke Soup

Soup is comfort — pass it on to the one you love with a bowl of this velvet batch. (via Green Kitchen Stories)

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Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos with Roasted Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa

Show your love by making something beautiful — like these jewel topped tacos. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Let me call you sweetheart. (via How Sweet It Is) Image: How Sweet It Is

Creamy Polenta with Caramelized Fennel, Bacon, and Spanish Olives

Make somebody happy. (via Climbing Grier Mountain)

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