Preparing a Valentine's Day dinner can seem daunting, especially for someone who's an amateur in the kitchen. But if you can chop kale, mash squash, and spread ricotta on toast, you can pull off this menu.

Each of these dishes have limited ingredients, require only a few short steps, and best of all, are forgiving of your limited skills on the stove.

Dust off your oven: A Foolproof Guide to Cooking Her Dinner on Valentine's Day

And if all goes wrong, there's always champagne. Lots of champagne.

Written by Food52 (@food52)

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