I love holidays.  Even the silly little ones.  My kids are at an age where they are easily excited and love any excuse to make a normal day seem a little bit special.  So I decided to surprise them this morning with a fun Valentine’s breakfast.   Share the love people!
Something like this really doesn’t take much.  I remember when I was a kid, my mom would put pink food coloring in my cereal milk and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. As long as you have a heart shaped cookie cutter and something pink, you can pretty much turn anything into a Valentines something!  I threw this together at the last minute so you’ll see how easy it is.
As a mom to all boys, I love when I find fun V-day stuff that’s not entirely pink and covered in sparkles.  Like these T-rex plates, perfect!  On sale at Target right now. 
10 minutes making conversation hearts from construction paper took care of some simple decorations.  Plus it ended up being great reading practice for my pre-schooler!  Ya, I totally educate.
We ate heart shaped pancakes (from a mix people- we’re talking easy!)  Just spoon them onto the pan in heart shapes.
And I made strawberry syrup.  It looks like this amazing fresh syrup but alas, it is not. It took me about 45 seconds to make.   It’s just a few frozen berries mixed with a spoonful of strawberry jam and Nestle strawberry syrup.  Blended then heated.  It was awesome.
We drank Berry Smoothies with cool whip and sprinkles.  Generally when you mix strawberry ice cream with milk, berries, and sugary syrup  you call it a milkshake.  Except if you consume it before 10am.  Then you can call it a smoothie and feel good about eating fruit for breakfast.  That’s what I did.
Heart shaped Glass Block Jello with raspberry and strawberry jello. 
 This is just a roll of refrigerated crescent dough. I cut out heart shapes and put scrambled eggs and cheese inside.  We sprinkled the scraps with cinnamon and sugar.  Yum!
All in all a success.  Easy, quick food and fun family time together.  There’s even a hot guy in the kitchen doing my dishes while I type.  Dang I love that man!
Hope you get a chance to do something extra special for someone you love!  Have a great weekend and make sure to pop back on Monday.  It’s a holiday ya know.  And we like to give people presents on holidays 🙂


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    Steph says:

    2 cool 🙂

    My hubby went out and got donuts for everyone this morning. That counts as our fun breakfast.

    I love the egg heart things!

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    Martha says:

    What a sweet breakfast! Love it!

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    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" says:

    How sweet!! I love those plates, they're perfect! What cute valentine heart pancakes too.

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    dodi says:

    Love, love, l-o-v-e it!! I am making heart-shaped home made pizzas for my little ladies. For dinner, not breakfast, of course! But I'm thinking now that breakfast just might have to include some heart shaped pancakes and/or eggs and pink milk. Seriously adorable…. girls are so easy! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Dana says:

    What a fun holiday!! We are having a Valentines day all day today! For breakfast, I fixed pink pancakes with white chocolate chips and strawberry sauce with whip cream. For lunch, I made purple fettucine alfredo. For dinner, I shaped little meatloafs into heart shapes, I am making pink mashed potatoes and beets!! I also made red rice krispie treats for snacks!! Fun Fun Day!!

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    Ann says:

    Really sweet ideas! Valentine's Day can be such a fun day especially with little ones!

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    Christi J says:

    Love this! Great ideas that are simple and affordable. Thank you!

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    Patti says:

    I will now consume my milkshakes before 10 am so that I can call them smoothies and therefore not feel guilty. LOL
    Love the idea with the crescent dough and eggs! Definitely going to make some of those tomorrow and just heat them up in the toaster oven Monday morning! So much better than scramblers! (which is about all my 7 yr old will eat for breakfast on schooldays)
    BTW…am I the only one waiting until Valentines Day to celebrate and do something special?

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions says:

    What a fun breakfeast to make your kids feal special!

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    Cricket says:

    how sweet…and your kids will remember it. One day years from now when they are older they will tell the story…..way to go on making a fantastic and fun memory!!

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    Delia says:

    What a sweet idea! You are such a fun mom!

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    Chicago Cuisine Critique says:

    What an adorable breakfast. Love it!

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    LucidLotus says:

    You have totally inspired me! I am so excited about all the little things I can do to make Valentine fun for my son. Love this post:)

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    Karrens says:

    So fun! thanks for the fun ideas…I love you guys! 🙂

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    [email protected] Baking Bookworm says:

    What a wonderful idea!! I think I'll make this meal for supper on Valentine's Day. I can prep it while they're at school and they adore breakfast for supper! Thanks!

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    Jesslyn Amber says:

    So sweet! Love the smoothies!!!

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    Jenn says:

    present on a holiday?! Please let it be your cook book and let the winner be ME!!!

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    Libby says:

    Nice! I love it! So festive 😉

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    Amanda says:

    Sara! This is so cute and so sweet! Will you adopt me and make me heart shaped pancakes?? 🙂

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Amanda, if you will do my laundry full time, then yes. I will adopt you. haha 🙂

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    randumbredhead says:

    Question: do you fully scramble the eggs then pop them in the crescent rolls?

    Also, totally off subject but I HAD to share this recipe: http://www.cooksrecipes.com/sauce/marshmallow_creme_recipe_1.html

    ^^It's a marshmallow creme recipe that its awesome and I know it doesn't relate to breakfast, but maybe you could make fluffer-nutters and cut them into hearts. Anyways I think this is awesome, tastes just like the jett puff kind and I didn't have to go to the store to buy it! Plus it's a forgiving recipe, I know cuz I messed it up, lol but it came out great! Try it in cupcakes with pink frosting for Valentine's Day! It's awesome and I had to share with you all!

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    randumbredhead- since they'll get baked in the oven, you can undercook them in the pan. I cook them so they hold their shape, but they still look wet. Does that make sense?

    And thanks for the recipe- it sounds yummy! I'll have to check it out.

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    Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box says:

    Ok this is PRECIOUS! 🙂

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    Brian and Anne Congelliere says:

    I am in charge of Valentines this year! My husband and I just celebrated our 2 year anniversary! Since he is busy with his first year at BYU Law School I decided to take on the task this year!! I am very excited! And the day most certainly starts off with breakfast in bed!! I love all of your ideas!! And I pre-ordered your cook book and it should arrive on monday! Best Valentines gift I could give…to myself!! he he

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    Amy P says:

    So glad I found your blog! Thanks for all the great recipes!

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    kim says:

    Very cute! I am going to be ambitious and do heart shaped cinnamon rolls 🙂 Happy Valentines day to you!

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    Maren and Nancy says:

    This is too cute! I love it! I just got your new cook book for my birthday I am so excited! Thanks so much!

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    With an H. says:

    Those look great! I love the heart shape pancake idea.

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    JessieC says:

    Made this for breakfast and it was a hit, thanks for making this "the best valentine's ever!" according to my 5 year old : )

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    Jane says:

    I love your sense of HUMOR! and thanks to your blog my family will be getting a sweet breakfast surprise in the morning. I usually do something every year but your blog was the motivation I needed. Love your recipes too! THANKS!

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    GoddessMychele says:

    Awesome!!! Lucky kids to have such an awesome mom!

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    Amber says:

    Wish I had read this yesterday. Well we could have breakfast for dinner, or maybe just some yummy heart shaped cookies are in order. Thanks for the sweet ideas.

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    Jenny says:

    What cute ideas!

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    eg0591457 says:

    I started our Valentine's day dinner early this morning and found my chocolate kisses next to my slow cooker!!!!! I loved the creativity in the X-O-X-O's!!! Happy Valentine's Day and good luck winning one of the 3 books!

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    eg0591457 says:

    I got my Valentine surprise early this morning while I was preparing our Vday dinner! It was X-O-X-O's in chocolate! I love his creativity! Happy Valentine's day & good luck to the 3 lucky winners who will win a book!

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    Gretchy Girl says:

    I made heart shaped pancakes yesterday for my family for the holiday!

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    Gretchy Girl says:

    I'm a facebook fan too!

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    Annalee Kelly says:

    Tonight we will have waffles with fresh strawberries and cream…all by candlelight with the kids! Thanks for the new ideas, girls!

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    JAZKK Low says:

    So cute and yummy!! I'm pretty sure I NEED your recipe book! Here's hoping!!!!

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    kathy says:

    I would love to win one of your cookbooks. Thank you for all of your wonderful Valentine ideas.

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    mary says:

    Thanks for the ideas. Will try the icing – something I've been wanting to try for a while.

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    jeannahhh says:

    I made my kids your crepes recipe for Valentine's breakfast, only with butter, sugar (well, splenda-blend) and lemon juice because I grew up in England and that's how they make them there – yummy! One kid liked them that way, and the other liked them better with maple syrup (I'm gonna try your buttermilk syrup next). Thanks for the recipe, I usually make plain old American pancakes so it was nice to find this recipe.

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    Sandra says:

    Although I was running late for work (hubby forgot to set the clock) I still found time to make him the heart shaped cresent rolls with scrambled eggs and cheese. He said they were great. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

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    Diane says:

    You guys are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

    I hope I don't gain 300 lbs making all of your tasty stuff! (Although my brother in law, who is a fabulous cook says, 'Never trust a skinny cook!!'

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    makinzee says:

    My daughter said "oh, how cute butterflies for breakfast" Apparently I need some work on making pancakes into hearts! Thanks for the inspirations.

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    Kim says:

    Your daily blogs make my day and hep me plan my week. LOVE it!! Keep them coming. Made the "Sweetie Pie" suckers and they were a hit.

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    Kim says:

    Already a fan on facebook and I really would love the cookbook. Thanks for all you do.

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    Stan and Lucy says:

    I love your site – so much fun!

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    ahmbbm says:

    We're so excited for your book to come out!

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    Brian and Anne Congelliere says:

    My cookbook came today!! On Valentines day!! I was so happy to see the mail carrier I could have kissed him!!! Thanks so much! I just sat down and looked at it cover to cover!! I am so excited about all of the new recipes!! And it is nice to have some of my favorites in print!!

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    Elisabeth says:

    We always have a special Valentine's breakfast too- biscuits and chocolate gravy. It's a family favorite from my husbands side of the family. For Valentines I make heart shaped biscuits. My kids love it, esp as its a special treat we only make once or twice a year.

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    Elisabeth says:

    Im a follower!

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    abby and paxton says:

    that is SO cute! those egg crescent rolls look delish

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    Annette says:

    We had heart shaped pancakes for breakfast on Sunday morning and we also had the chocolate chip pie for desert on Sunday night…ummmmm YUMMY!!! I LOVE your site and share pics of what I make on fb…ppl ALWAYS want the recipes and I, of course, send them to become a fan!! YOU ROCK!!

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    Tricia says:

    Everything looks so yummy! Love doing cute things (and I have 3 boys!)

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    Mom says:

    Saw you on Studio 5 and you both are so cute and slender! How do you do it with all the amazing food you make? I would love to have a copy of your new book so I too could look slender and young like you two.


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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    "Mom"- you are now officially our most favorite reader 🙂

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    Jacob and Jodi says:

    I love all the recipes I have tried. I would love to win a cookbook!

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    Martha says:

    Love your blog and WANT to win your cookbook! YAY!

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    Deb O. says:

    My family just loves all the recipes that we have tried and ideas that you have provided me with. I would love to have your new cookbook as part of my collection. You have such great ideas for making everything such fun!

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    Janice says:

    Would love to win your new cook book! First time visiting your site and it won't be the last!

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    Janice says:

    Would love to win your new cookbook. First time visiting your site and I'm hooked!

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    Stephanie says:

    oohh, I'd love a cookbook!

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    Lexy says:

    Thank you for all the tasty rcipes and super original ideas and then you have the talent to come out with a COOKBOOK. Please count me in..hope I can win before I buy.

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    Gina says:

    Love all of the different ideas for the holidays … so many fun things to try out!

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    calves4067 says:

    I have 4 teenage boys and they loved the breakfast hearts. I have expanded on your idea and have made them for easy breakfast sandwiches that I pop in the freezer. The are thrilled to have something so good to eat that was quick to make as they wait for the bus. Keep sending your ideas. Thank you, cyn

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    JBerg says:

    I think you gals hung the moon!! I joined FB just to try and win a copy of your book!

    Ive tried a few of your recipes always a delite!

    Our Valentine Day started with a little strawberry sauce, (courtesy of OBB) over some sweetend cream cheese on waffles
    & thick cut applewood bacon

    The strawberry sauce is delish!

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    D.I.M. Incorporated says:

    Love this!

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    pam klimas says:

    LOVE your new layout!

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    Zoe says:

    I was searching the internet for fun ways to take some of the cynicism out of Valentines by making it fun for my kids and I came across your page – this is beautiful – it’s given me some ideas for next year! Cheers

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    Cajungirl3651 says:

    I just thought I would share this after reading about your pink milk. Last year for halloween, I decided my sons class needed orange milk to drink for snack, so to practice I made the small amount of milk I had in my fridge orange, it worked great. Then I remembered I was making masked potatoes for dinner, yep they came out orange, cute right? Except when your 3 year old only eats like 4 foods, one of them being mashed potatoes. She wouldn’t touch them! Cried about them even,it was so funny! So alas I dont think I’ll be dying milk (or potatoes) anytime soon!

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