A Valentine's Day Menu You Can Make Together

Avoid overpriced restaurant prix fixes and whip up this easy Valentine's Day dinner at home with your partner in crime.

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Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad

Salad is always a great place to start; plus, it's easy, which is exactly what you need when you're cooking at home. Crispy pancetta gives this salad a pleasant unctuous quality, and a tart red wine vinaigrette balances out the richness with acidity.

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Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

Now, for a main course: Ina makes a buttery garlic sauce for her pasta, loading it with plump, juicy shrimp. It's simple yet feels elegant somehow.

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Engagement Roast Chicken

If seafood or pasta aren't your thing, then you could always roast a chicken. Ina's version is, as ever, simple and easy. And there's nothing more comforting, more homey, than roast chicken.

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Roasted Root Vegetables

OK, you need a side dish? With just five minutes' prep, these root vegetables don't require too much attention. That's more time to focus on your sweetie.

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Giada's traditional tiramisu is creamy and decadent — a perfect dessert to share.

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Valentine's Day calls for multiple desserts, preferably with chocolate. End the meal with these chocolate-dipped classics; pretzels add salty nuance and satisfying crunch.

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