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Preparing a Valentine's Day dinner can seem daunting, especially for someone not-so-comfortable in the kitchen. But if you can chop, mash, stir, and spread ricotta on toast, you can pull off this menu. Each dish is a take-your-time dish, a kind dish, a forgiving dish -- all while staying impressive, elegant, and quietly simple.
Dust off your stove. Warm up your oven. And if all goes wrong, there's always champagne.
If you can pour champagne, you can make this cocktail. Bonus points: make a pretty twist.
You can make toast, right? Just smear it with ricotta, drizzle it with honey, and sprinkle it with lemon zest. Repeat.
You can toast the hazelnuts, shave the parmesan, and even dress the kale the night before Valentine's Day. Then, when it's time to serve, slice the apples and toss them in.
Spatchcocking sounds scary. It's not. Follow our step-by-step guide, and get ready for the quickest, most forgiving roast chicken you'll ever cook.
Butternut squash, olive oil, and cream. Mashed.
It's pretty impossible to mess this up: simply cook it until it tastes good.
You can make these in advance, and then eat a few to make sure they're good (we promise: they will be). Serve with vanilla ice cram.
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