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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