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The Most Foolproof Valentine's Menu

Posted: 02/12/2013 10:01 am

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 confidently simple.

Dust off your stove. Warm up your oven. And if all goes wrong, there's always champagne.

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Bruschetta with Ricotta, Honey, and Lemon Zest
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This particular hors d'oeuvre is, quite simply, good enough to eat every night. The first key to success here is making sure your bread is sufficiently charred. Second, seek out the best, creamiest (and likely the most expensive) ricotta you can get your hands on. You won't regret it. - Merrill

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