The Kitchen Prep: A Heart Warming Brunch

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Heart Warming Brunch

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today, people across the country are celebrating love with their sweethearts. Aside from my sweet husband, I am blessed to have so many people in my life who I love dearly. While Valentine's Day is certainly known for hearts,  and roses, and mushy-kissy romance, I decided that this year I would have a celebration of love for family and friends as well in the form of a Ladies' Valentine's Brunch. Nothing says lovin' like food in the oven!

I had so much fun creating the menu for brunch. To tell you the truth, a lot of the creating was already done for me! Most of the recipes came from a special edition of Taste of the South magazine dedicated to parties. I hit the recipe jackpot when I found a section called Celebrating with Brunch. Luckily (for me AND for you), Taste of the South has the recipes I used on their website, so I'll be able to give you a direct link to each one. Yay!

I've also hunted down the recipes for the rest of the items on the menu, so I'll link those up, too. Double yay!!

Lots of Love Valentine's Brunch Menu 
If you're looking for a way to show love this Valentine's Day, or any day for that matter, this food is sure to warm hearts & fill bellies. I think it's safe to say from the very clean plates & very few leftovers that my guests enjoyed the food! :) And guess what? I was able to make most of these delightful dishes the night before, so that the only thing required of me on the morning of the brunch was primping & popping things in the oven. LOVE!

My very talented photographer friend from WP inks was in attendance at the brunch, and was sweet enough to snap a few beauty shots of some of my dishes, so I'll leave you with a little peek at the spread!

Well, ok. These aren't edible but they sure are pretty!


 Let them eat {pound}cake!

Fancy finger food

 Blueberry & Cream Cheese Braided Loaf



TheNotOverDUNEggieLovesHappinessAndColor said...

Fabulous dah-ling!

Trina said...

Wow I'm so going to take some of these recipes and make this Valentine's extra special :)

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The Kitchen Prep said...

Yay! Hope your sweethearts enjoy! P.S. If you're thinking of making grits, check out the Creamy Dreamy Grits recipe from The Flying Biscuit Cafe that I posted a while back. Seriously... the BEST.

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