Elaborate gestures have their place in the pantheon of romance, but sometimes nothing is more effective than something simple and honest, like cooking her a meal. 

Get your hands dirty, pull up your sleeves, and whip her up the meal she's always wanted to eat—the one made by you. The food-making magicians at Food52 have got you with these ten magical recipes that are sure to impress, no matter how many fire alarms you set off in the process.

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