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A New Way to Cook Mushrooms
Soaking mushrooms, piling them into a pan, and boiling with a little water is the easiest way to cook them, and results in deeply flavored mushrooms.

Cooking With Juniper Berries
Juniper berries have a wonderfully piney taste - most like rosemary if you looking for a comparison - but more resinous and with citrus overtones.

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Goddess Elixir Cocktail
Refreshing with an interesting combination of aphrodisiac properties, the Goddess Elixir Cocktail is sure to get date night off to the right start.

Possibly the Best Carrot Pineapple Cupcakes Ever
After many attempts, perfection came in this version of Carrot Pineapple Cupcakes -- always moist, not too sweet and a good source of many nutrients!

Couples' Rituals: Washing of Hands Before Meals
Little loving things, done consistently add deep value. The simple act of washing your love's hands can have a profound impact on your relationship.

Menu Planning for Two
Planning out your meals for two for the week needn't be difficult. A little planning goes a long way toward making it easier with better results.

Leftover Pork Recipe Ideas (For Each Day)
Leftover pork makes a week of delicious recipes if you plan in advance. Simple and tasty, these suggestions quickly reduce a roast to fond memories.

Roast Duck Recipe - Recipe for Roast Duck
Roast duck is a bit of an effort to make but well worth it, especially for special occasions and holidays. Just the right size for two too!

Herb Mixture Recipes
These mixtures can be found, pre-mixed in the spice section in most supermarkets but making them yourself ensures freshness and ability to customize.

Fresh Eggs are Crucial for Poaching
Fresh eggs have thicker whites and yolk membranes, making for better poached eggs.

Tutorial: How to Poach Eggs
Step by step instructions on how to poach eggs, with photos.

Tutorial: How to Correctly Poach Eggs
A step-by-step photo tutorial on how best to poach eggs every time!

Poaching Eggs in Advance
Reheat all the poached chilled eggs at once.

Equipment and Ingredients for Poaching Eggs
Necessary ingredients and equipment for poaching eggs include a saucepan, slotted spoon, strainer, custard cup, eggs, vinegar and salt.

Egg Poaching: Draining the Thin Whites
Draining the thin egg whites before poaching results in better looking poached eggs.

Egg Poaching: How to Put the Egg into the Poaching Water
How to transfer an egg from a custard cup into the poaching water.

Poaching Eggs: Let the Eggs Set
Eggs take a minute to begin to set up.

Poaching Eggs: Cooking the Eggs
Poaching eggs will float in water with vinegar and salt as they cook.

Poaching Eggs: Remove the Eggs from the Water
Using a slotted spoon makes removing poached eggs easier.

Poaching Eggs in Advance
Using an ice water bath to make multiple poached eggs for later service.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven Review
If you need a Dutch oven, and everyone does because it's an essential piece of cooking equipment, Le Creuset is a good one.

Reviews and Recommendations
Reviews and recommendations covers cookbooks, tools, and equipment, with suggestions that will make cooking for two easier, more efficient, and more fun.

Individual Beef Wellington Recipe - A Photo Tutorial
This is a tutorial for making Individual Beef Wellingtons look like a million dollars and taste like a bite of heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make, albeit time-consuming. However, it can easily be prepped a day in advance.

Beef Wellington: Step 2
This tutorial for making individual Beef Wellingtons looks like a million dollars and tastes like heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make, albeit time-consuming, but can easily be completely prepped a day in advance.

Beef Wellington: Step 3
This tutorial for making individual Beef Wellingtons looks like a million dollars and tastes like heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make, albeit time-consuming, but can easily be completely prepped a day in advance.

Beef Wellington: Step 4
This tutorial for making individual Beef Wellingtons looks like a million dollars and tastes like heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make, albeit time-consuming, but can easily be completely prepped a day in advance.

Beef Wellington: Step 5
This tutorial for making individual Beef Wellingtons looks like a million dollars and tastes like heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make, albeit time-consuming, but can easily be completely prepped a day in advance.

Beef Wellington: Step 6
This tutorial for making individual Beef Wellingtons looks like a million dollars and tastes like heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make, albeit time-consuming, but can easily be completely prepped a day in advance.

Beef Wellington: Step 7
This tutorial for making individual Beef Wellingtons looks like a million dollars and tastes like heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make, albeit time-consuming, but can easily be completely prepped a day in advance.

Easy Steps to Reduce a Recipe
Learn tips and tricks to reduce any recipe - a much needed skill when cooking for two!

Muffaletta Bread
Muffaletta Bread is easier than you might think to make. And you can't beat homemade bread, especially when making a Muffaletta Sandwich.

Thanksgiving Christmas Roast Duck Menu
At special holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, my favorite main course has to be Roasted Duck for it's flavor! Well worth the effort!

The Best Carrot Ginger Soup Ever with Chardonnay
I surprised myself with how yummy this Carrot Ginger Soup turned out! Attempting to get away from the traditional Indian spices this is the result.

Cold Desserts Image Gallery - Gallery of Cold Dessert Images
Most of us eat cold desserts year round. In fact I have a couple of friends who eat a bowl of ice cream every night before going to bed. Ice cream is certainly the first thing we think of when we think cold desserts, but granitas, mousses, and ice box pies are also a welcome conclusion to a summer meal.

Cold Desserts Image Gallery - Gallery of Cold Dessert Images
Most of us eat cold desserts year round. In fact I have a couple of friends who eat a bowl of ice cream every night before going to bed. Ice cream is certainly the first thing we think of when we think cold desserts, but granitas, mousses, and ice box pies are also a welcome conclusion to a summer meal.

Bread Image Gallery
There is nothing that makes a house more homey and cozy than the smell of bread baking. And although yeast bread smells particularly good, quick breads are pretty delicious smelling too and take less time than their yeasty cousins. Here are some photographs of some of my favorite breads (with recipes). Some of these breads are perfect for soup, others for toast and some for sandwiches.

Potato Image Gallery
I love potatoes in almost any form whether it's crisp, fried Russets, lucious mashed Yukon Golds, or boiled Baby Pinks. This most marvelous tuber can find a place in almost any meal.

The Ritual of Drinking Coffee as a Couple
The way you connect over a cup of coffee in the morning can strengthen your love for one another and set the day off on the right foot.

How to Select the Best Coffee Beans for Your Relationship
If you thought finding a great bottle of wine was challenging, chances are you haven't tried to discover the nuances of what makes your favorite cup.

Discover the Genetically-Based Best Coffee for You and Your Partner
Research has proven our sense of taste is actually genetically driven. What you are tasting may be different than what your partner tastes.

Smoked Salmon Wrapped Breadsticks with a Poached Egg
Smoked salmon wrapped breadsticks dipped into perfectly poached eggs paired with a glass of Champagne makes an elegant breakfast-in-bed or appetizer.

Menu for Two: Port Cutlets, Broccoli and Cole Slaw
A delicious meal based around pork cutlets -- made quickly on a night where there are more important things to do beyond be in the kitchen for hours.

Tailgate Picnic for Two
Whenever we took a road trip, we'd stop pull down the tailgate on the station-wagon and my mother would unpack lunch calling it our Tailgate Picnic.

Butter-Basted Rib Eye Steak Recipe
Perfect for date night at home, basting with butter gives this thick, tender steak an irresistible crust and perfectly done interior.

Quick and Easy Recipes for Weeknight Meals
Sometimes life gets really busy and it's hard to find time to cook. When time is tight try these suggestions they're quick and easy, yet nutritious.

Tip - When To Use Fresh versus Dried Herbs
Fresh herbs are not always superior to dried herbs. When it comes to herbs, learn the nuances of when dried is just as good as fresh, if not better.

Roux: As an Ingredient and a Technique
A Roux, the beginning of something delicious, is a French word that refers to a combination of a lipid (fat or oil) and flour.

White Sauce (Bechamel) Recipes
Bechamel is the quintessential sauce in French cooking. It's the base for a wide range of delicious sauces for pastas, meats, fish and seafood.

Southern Fried Chicken Recipe
Served hot or cold this fried chicken recipe is a winner! The key is marinating it overnight in buttermilk. Get ready for your next picnic!

How to Cook Dried Beans - Facts and Myths
Here's the down-low on cooking with dried beans. Surprisingly, most of what your mother told you was wrong or at best only partially right about them.

Technique - Microwaving Corn Recipe
I have a confession - I love to microwave my corn on the cob. Almost exclusively in fact, I use it for warming up food but corn is an exception.

A Picnic Designed to Remember Forever
Learn how to set the stage to create a memorable romantic picnic. Attention to the little details will make it magical for both of you. Get inspired!

Techniques for Making Pan Sauces
There is nothing so deserving of the term

Baking for Two
Baking for two can be difficult. Most recipes are geared toward six to eight servings, but there are options. Excellent options in fact, some of which are dead simple, while others require more planning and effort.

Homemade Stock Recipe
Stock and broth, whether beef, chicken, pork, seafood, or even vegetable, are essential cooking ingredients. Although it takes time, it involves very little hands-on effort.

Make Ahead, Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Almonds and Fruit
Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Almonds and Fruit, Crock-pot Oatmeal, Breakfast in Bed Oatmeal

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe for Two
A tangy, mildly spicy dressing and crisp noodles turns ordinary chicken and vegetables into a delectable and easy to prepare Chinese chicken salad.

Creamy Coleslaw Recipe for Two
Celery and mustard seed flavor the light but creamy dressing for this coleslaw, while a touch of horseradish gives it a little kick.

Recipe for Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie for Two
Cream cheese and sour cream elevate ordinary pumpkin pie to a creamy, elegant dessert. A gingersnap-pecan crust sets off the filling perfectly.

Tangy Asian Slaw Recipe
Who knew a little Asian Cole Slaw could pack in so many aphrodisiac properties? Add this salad to your next Asian-themed meal with your love.

Shrimp Salad Sandwich Recipe for Two
Savory, creamy Maryland-style shrimp salad with crunchy celery and scallions makes a great sandwich filling for a light dinner or lunch for two. It's also delicious over salad greens.

Recipe for wine braised short ribs for two
Tender short ribs in savory red wine sauce with a trio of vegetables make this hearty braised dish reminiscent of the French Boeuf Bourguignon.

Caesar Salad for Two
Making your own croutons and dressing for Caesar salad elevates this side dish for two to something extraordinary.

Panko Fried Shrimp Recipe for Two
Crunchy on the outside, juicy and flavorful on the inside, panko-fried shrimp make a delicious appetizer or a great addition to main-dish salads.

Classic Hollandaise Sauce for Two Recipe
This recipe makes two servings of rich, lemony Hollandaise sauce.

Lemon Curd Recipe
This easy recipe makes a small amount of lemon curd -- perfect for two!

Red Wine Butter Sauce Recipe
This simple red wine sauce is a great finish for all types of meat and poultry.

Lamb Shanks with Guinness Recipe
We don't usually eat much mutton these days – it has a strong flavor – but lamb is by contrast mildly flavored and wonderfully tender. The shank is one of the best cuts and is perfect for low-slow cooking as in this braise.

Fettucini Alfredo Recipe
Traditionally Alfredo was just butter, cheese, and pasta. Today the dish usually involves less butter and some heavy cream – which is a bit healthier and results in sauce that has a more appealing mouth feel

Italian Guazzetto Ox-tail Stew
Ox tails have lots of flavor and are not overly tough. In addition, while the stew cooks the collagen melts and so does the marrow in the bones producing a wonderfully silky sauce.

French Wine-Braised Boston Butt Recipe
Based on a French Daube, I marinate the butt for 24-hours in red wine, vegetables, herbs and spices then it's slow-cooked to perfection.

9-boy Chicken Curry Recipe
During the British colonial period curry was served with an array of condiments such as bananas, peanuts, and chutney. Each condiment was served by a different servant: a

Peel-and-Eat Shrimp Recipe
Quick, easy and fun finger food - Peel-and-Eat Shrimp are perfect for either an indoor or outdoors picnic. Delicious whether eaten warm or cold.

Pork Pot Pie: Romancing the Leftovers
What do you do with leftover pork roast? Make a pork pot pie. At least that's what I did not long ago. I'd eaten the roast as a roast (it was seasoned with herbs and garlic) a couple of times. I'd made a sandwich and done a stir-fry, and I wanted something different to polish it off.

Athenian Chicken Greek Recipe
My Greek-inspired Athenian Chicken cooks quickly retaining the essence of fresh herbs and the feta adds a hint of tartness.

Pork Fajitas Recipe
A classic fajita recipe using pork instead of the traditional beef or chicken.

Traditional Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe
I first had chicken wings in Buffalo, and they couldn't have been simpler. The wings were fried but not battered and tossed with hot sauce and butter.

Blueberry and Ricotta Muffins Recipe
My problem with ricotta is I can't buy less than a pint of the kind I prefer, but usually only need a cup - so what to do with the remaining cheese? Blueberry ricotta muffins, of course. These are wonderfully moist and have a good shelf life (2 - 3 days before they begin to go stale).

Burger with Wine and Mushroom Sauce Recipe
This burger with a richly flavored wine and mushroom sauce is a big step up from an ordinary hamburger. In fact, it's fancy enough for a special occasion. I strongly recommend the English muffins instead of buns because they're sturdy enough to stand up to the sauce. Even so, I also suggest eating these with a knife and fork if you want your shirt to stay clean.

Bacon Deviled Eggs Recipe
Not long ago a friend mentioned making bacon deviled eggs. It was a forehead-slapping moment. Of course bacon would be awesome in deviled eggs! Why hadn't I thought of that. She didn't have a recipe, it was just something she'd whipped up, but I knew exactly what to do - and even had an idea for making them more fun.

Dinner in a Bowl: Main Dish Soups and Stews
Seven recipes for hearty soups and stews make one-bowl dinners easy and delicious.

Using Up Leftover Corn
Using leftover corn is easy with these six delicious recipes, whether you've got fresh ears or frozen kernels.

Ways to Use Leftover Parsley
Learn how to best store that bunch of parsley, and find eight delicious ways to use it up before it goes bad.

Jerked Mahi-Mahi Recipe
This jerked mahi-mahi turned out beautifully. It's delightfully spicy with both the spice and lime juice contributing to the fish's sweetness.

Easy Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits Recipe
This recipe for Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits was different from the others in adding cold butter to the mix to make them more flaky. The trick works. And fair warning, if you double the recipe you'll simple eat twice as many.

Using Up Scallions (Green Onions)
Using up a bunch of scallions (green onions) is easy with these great ideas, even if you're cooking for only two.

Christmas Dinner for Two
A festive menu combines tradition with new twists for a special Christmas dinner for two.

Creole Crab Dip Recipe
This creamy, spicy, Creole Crab Dip make a delightful hors doeuvres served on crackers or endive. It's also quick and easy to make.

Home Made Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Even the remembered comfort of Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup, a childhood favorite, can't compare with homemade chicken noodle soup. You can make it in thirty minutes, but it's better if you give it an hour and goose the canned broth.

Using Leftover Cheddar Cheese
Delicious recipes for appetizers, salads, side dishes and entrees that use leftover cheddar cheese.

Smoked Oysters
Once you eat your first smoked oyster, you'll be addicted. So simple, delicious and filled with aphrodisiac properties! A perfect addition to any date night meal!

Using Up Leftover Chicken
Seven exceptional recipes using cooked chicken will make your lunches and dinners so delicious you'll look forward to leftovers.

Ways to Use Leftover Steak - Recipe Index
While cooking a thick steak makes a great dinner for two, what do you do with the leftovers? Five great recipes provide a variety of ways to use up the rest of that delicious steak.

Recipes that Use Celery
If you cook for two, it may seem impossible to use an entire head of celery before it goes bad, but these delicious recipes make it a breeze.

Clam Chowder for Two Recipe - Recipe for Clam Chowder for Two
This clam chowder for two is extremely simple in it's flavors as great New England chowders all and is unusual because it's thickened with oyster crackers instead of a roux.

Ways to Use Leftover Bell Peppers
When you're cooking for two, it can be a challenge to use up leftover bell peppers, but it's easy with these delicious recipes and great techniques.

Beyond Lettuce: 7 Uncommon Salads for Two
No lettuce for a salad? With these seven delicious salad recipes, you'll never miss it.

Easter Picnic Menu
As I thought about Easter dinner this unusually warm spring it occurred to me a picnic by a stream in the Smoky Mountains would be a good idea. My father has been mostly stuck in a hospital room for the past seven months and he loves the mountains. We can pack him into my car and I know just the spot – the doctor has even given him permission to have a couple of beers or glasses of wine a day so we can make it an event.

Yogurt Cake Recipe - Recipe for Yogurt Cake
I love this yogurt cake. It's not too sweet and gets a delicious tang from the yogurt and lemon. The yogurt also makes the cake wonderfully moist so you can make it a day in advance and it will still be great a day later.

Basic Polenta Recipe - Recipe for Basic Polenta and Variations
You could also accurately call polenta Italian cornmeal mush. In fact that would be more accurate because grits are usually coarsely ground and cornmeal is much finer. You can get crazy with additional ingredients and produce a side dish that can stand alone (see recipe).

Dinner for Two - lamb steak
In this menu the lamb is served with a sort of relish called gremolata. New potatoes with horseradish are a great complement and some quick spinach rounds out the main course. Then, if you have an urge for something sweet, try a grilled brie and Nutella sandwich.

Superbowl Munchies
Some of the About.com food guides decided to share ideas for things to serve during the Superbowl. There are the standard American foods such as potato chips (homemade, in this case) and intriguing ideas from Eastern Europe, because let's face it, whether you're watching American football or the game the rest of the world calls football everyone wants to eat during the game.

French Dip Sandwich Recipe - Recipe for French Dip Sandwich
Roast beef on bread, beef juices, dip A in B and you have French dip sandwich. You can add mustard or horseradish, gussey it up with cheese or lettuce or onion. But at its best it's meat, bread, and jus.

Dutch Apple Pie Recipe - Recipe for Dutch Apple Pie
My favorite apple pie is the Dutch variety, which features a streusel topping instead of pastry. The main reason I like it is the topping's flavor. Makes 6 servings.

7 Fall Vegetable Side Dish Recipes
Although I'm eating the last of summer's peaches, corn, and tomatoes I'm looking forward to the fall vegetables and fruits and some of my favorite recipes and eating them.

Peach Crepes
Peach crepes are an easy and elegant dessert. They're best when made using fresh, locally grown peaches, but frozen peaches also work.

Buttermilk Banana Bread Recipe
Is there any quick bread better than banana bread? Nevermind, the question was rhetorical because clearly there isn't. Tender, moist and not overly sweet it beats zuchini bread, pumpkin bread and all the other sweet quick breads hands down. Makes 1 loaf.

Quick and Easy Spicy Stewed Apples Recipe
Stewed apples are dead easy to make and absolutely delicious. Serves 2.

Roasted Rutabaga (Bite-Size) Recipe
Roasting rutabaga concentrates and highlights it's natural sweetness. In this recipe I season the rutabaga with a dried Italian Herb mixture, which also highlights the sweetness. Serves 2.

Tasty Traditional Potatoes O'Brien Recipe
This recipe for Potatoes O'Brien is a wonderful way to use leftover boiled or baked potatoes. In fact, it's worth cooking a few extra potatoes just to have the leftovers. Serves 2.

Mexican Rice Recipe
Mexican rice (or Spanish rice) is a staple in Mexican restaurants and one of my favorites.

Glazed Carrots Recipe - Recipe for glazed carrots with mint and lemon
This recipe for glazed carrots is simple, fairly quick, definitely easy, and spins the classic dish of glazed carrots in a new direction. Serves 2.

Mashed Rutabaga with Maple Syrup and Bourbon - Recipe for Mashed Rutabaga with Maple Syrup and Bourbon
Mashed ruatabagas with maple syrup and bourbon are slightly sweet, slightly tart, slightly rich, and all delicious. Serves 2.

Easy Broccoli with Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
This easy two-serving Broccoli with Blue Cheese Dressing is one of my favorite week-night go-to recipes. It's quick, easy, and absolutely delicious.

7 Favorite Salad Dressing Recipes
Salads are great year round, but their lightness and cool refreshing taste is particularly welcome in the heat of summer. Use the vinaigrettes on delicate salads and the heavier dressings on more substantial leaves.

Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe
This recipe for Stuffing (or dressing if you prefer) for Two includes apples and Italian sausage is packed with flavor and created specifically to go with Apple-Brined Turkey. Serves 2 with leftovers.

Top 10 Comfort Foods for Two
Let's get this straight: I hate cooking in March - so I turn to comfort foods. By the time March rolls around I'm fed up with soups and stews, winter squash and winter greens, sad California lettuces and frozen peas. I have lost all motivation to cook. But instead of turning to fast-food, frozen dinners, and eating out I turn to my comfort foods.

10 Favorite Casserole Recipes
Casseroles are great most any time of year. They're usually fairly easy to make, they are often best when made with leftovers, they can be made in advance and cooked later and many of them freeze well. But I tend to like them best in the winter.

Tabouleh Recipe - Recipe for Tabouleh
Tabouleh is great at any time of the year, but is best with fresh local ingredients so I particularly look forward to it as a summertime treat.

Muffaletta New Orleans-Style Olive Salad Sandwich Recipe
This Muffaletta Olive Salad Sandwich recipe is a New Orleans favorite. Make the sandwich an hour or two before eating it so the juices can soak into the bread.

Dinner for Two - Glazed Ham
A 1 1/2 pound hunk of cured ham is good for a couple of meals and a couple of sandwiches. So it's a great and easy start to several meals. This menu is a delicious example of one.

Easy Cuban Bread Recipe
Cuban Bread, similar to what American's consider Italian bread with a higher fat content, is a moister and more richly flavored loaf.

Six 30-Minute Chicken Recipes
I probably eat more chicken than any other meat because it cooks quickly and is highly adaptable. These recipes are ready in 30 minutes if the chicken isn't frozen.

Beet Salad with Feta Recipe - Recipe for Beet Salad with Feta
This recipe for beet salad with feta presents a great collection of tastes: sweet, salty, and tart, with peppery notes from the arugula.

Christmas Brunch Menu - Menu for Christmas Brunch
When I was a child we had our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve and the only cooking done on Christmas Day was a brunch. It's a tradition I've continued to honor since I first left home whether I was cooking for a house-full or just myself.

Spaghetti and Meatballs: A Classic Italian Dinner
Follow my suggestions for a mouth-watering, comfort food meal based around Italian meatballs from scratch. Just looking at the photo makes me hungry!

Reuben Sandwich Recipe with Variations
The classic reuben sandwich may seem so obvious no recipe is needed. But sometimes it's worthwhile stating the obvious.

Caribbean Jerk Beef Burger Recipe
These deliciously spiced caribbean jerk burgers bring a taste of the islands to your backyard. Makes 4 burgers.

Cuban Sandwich Recipe - Recipe for a Cuban Sandwich
Cuban sandwiches are marvelous things consisting of roast pork, ham, salami), dill pickles, Swiss cheese, and yellow ball-park mustard; built on a bread similar to Italian; and then grilled. Serves 2.

Making the Most of Roast Duck
I adore roast duck. Especially on occasions such as Thanksgiving. And, in fact, Thanksgiving and Christmas are perfect opportunities to turn to duck instead of turkey when you're cooking for two.

Southern Birthday Menu - Menu for a Southern Birthday
I've got a birthday coming up at the end of September and by coincidence I'd agreed to host a small dinner party on the 28th. So, by default, I'm having a birthday party. After suitable pondering I've decided to do a very traditional Southern menu.

Cooking with Leftover Yogurt
Using up a quart of plain yogurt is no problem with these delicious recipes.

Turkey Pot Pie Recipe - recipe for turkey pot pie
This recipe for turkey pot pie is a great way to reuse the leftovers from a turkey dinner. Surprisingly, the combination is different from the sum of it's parts. Serves 4.

Lamb Recipes for Two
Shoulder or shank, racks, loin ribs or leg, lamb is versatile and delicious. These great recipes for two come from all cultures and continents to satisfy any appetites.

Beef and Veal Recipes for Two
When you're in the mood for for red meat, these beef and veal recipes for two present a wealth of options.

Starch-Based Side Dishes
When you're tired of plain old boiled potatoes, these side dishes for two will spark your interest with ideas for polenta, rice, bulgur -- and yes, even potatoes!

Fish and Seafood Recipes for Two
Fish and shellfish are great choices when you're cooking for two -- they cook quickly and often come naturally in small portions. And they're healthful! If you're looking for new ways to use fish, look no further.

Ingredients - The Core of a Dish
Learning about a handful of basic ingredients can transform your cooking. With this stash of refrigerator and pantry staples, you'll be all set to experiment and improvise, a key for any cook.

Pasta, Beans, and Grain Recipes for Two
Basing your meal on beans, grains or pasta makes for a budget-friendly, healthful and delicious dinner for two. These great recipes will inspire you and satisfy your appetite.

Poultry Recipes for Two
Chicken and other poultry are almost infinitely flexible, adapting to a huge range of dishes and cuisines. Check out these great recipes for two featuring your favorite birds.

Salad Recipes - Recipes for Salads
From simple light salads to start your meal to hearty main dish salads for two and everything in between, you'll find plenty of options here to choose from.

Sandwich and Burger Recipes
If you think sandwiches are boring or just for sack lunches, think again. These recipes will have you making all kinds of terrific sandwiches, from simple to exotic.

Soup and Stew Recipes for Two
From delicate first-course soups to more substantial soups for lunch or hearty stews for dinner, these recipes for two will satisfy every soup craving you may have.

Technique - Pulling it All Together
Proper culinary techniques not only make cooking more fun and efficient, but they also help ensure that your recipes turn out well and your dishes work. From knife skills to whipping egg whites, you can find a wealth of information here on every technique in the book.

Tips: Tricks for Cooking
Virtually every chef working today has a little notebook to record cooking tips and tricks, but you don't have to work in a restaurant to learn these little gems -- just read on.

Vegetables
Maybe you want to eat more vegetables for your health, or maybe you have a CSA box or bounty from the farmers' market to use up. Either way, you'll find delectable recipes for everything from asparagus to zucchini, all designed to serve two.

Baked Goods Recipes
Baking for only two might seem daunting, even impossible, but with these recipes -- everything from cakes and pies to cookies and muffins -- you'll be an expert in no time.

Frozen Dessert recipes - recipes for frozen desserts
These frozen treats are the perfect way to end a meal for two or cool you off on a hot summer afternoon.

pudding and mousse recipes
Custards, puddings and mousses are among the easiest dessert recipes to scale down, so they're great choices if you're cooking for two.

Bread Recipes for Two
Whether you're looking for a sandwich loaf, quick bread, muffins, biscuits or rolls, you'll find the perfect bread recipes for two.

Main Dishes - The Heart of the Matter
Vegetarian or meat-based, traditional American or ethnic cuisine, these dishes are designed to take center stage at your dinner for two.

Light Meals, Small Plates and Appetizers - Delicious Recipes for Small Appetites
Sometimes you're just not in the mood for a big heavy meal. On those days, small plates and appetizers can be the answer, providing variety and flexibility for the two of you. When you're looking for something small, these recipes will give you a wealth of delicious options.

Learning to Cook for Two
Whether you're a new cook or downsizing your cooking from a family to two servings, you'll find tips on shopping for two, tricks for reducing recipes, guides for stocking the pantry and refrigerator, and more information to make your cooking easier, more efficient and more satisfying.

Desserts - Oh The Fun and Totally Worth the Calories
For some, dessert is a daily habit; for others, it's a special occasion. Wherever your tastes fall on the dessert spectrum, you'll find a wide variety of recipes here for sweet treats, from cookies and brownies to cakes and pies to ice cream and candy.

Holidays and Special Occasion Recipes
Holidays and other special occasions are the perfect time to splurge and cook extraordinary dishes. Unfortunately for couples, recipes for big events are usually written for a family or even a crowd. But just because there are only two of you, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate. These special recipes are festive, delicious, and perfect for a couple.

Techniques, Tips and Ingredients - Recipe Essentials
Make your cooking better, more efficient and easier by learning a few core culinary techniques and tips on cooking for two. Then put those techniques to use with essential, basic ingredients that can improve almost any meal.

Menus and Recipe Collections
Putting together a great menu for two can be creative and fun, but everyone needs a little inspiration sometimes. Check out these tips for menu planning and great recipe collections to spark your imagination and whet your appetite.

Pork Recipes for Two
Whether you like your pork roasted and sliced, grilled, or ground and cured into sausage, you'll find dozens of pork recipes for two.

Satisfying Soups, Salads, & Sandwiches -- Great Combinations for Two
Soups and salads can vary from delicate first courses to easy lunches to hearty dinner entrees. Alone or paired with sandwiches -- whether simple or specactular -- they provide endless menu combinations for the two of you.

Sides and Sauces - What To Play Off the Main Act
An amazing vegetable recipe, exotic side dish or intriguing sauce can elevate an ordinary dinner for two to something special every day of the week. You'll find side dishes from leafy greens to starches and sauce recipes from simple to complex that will complement every main dish under the sun.

Breakfast Recipes
Conventional wisdom says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Quick and light, or hearty and substantial, these breakfast and brunch recipes for two will start your day off right.

Appetizer, Hors d'Oeuvres and Snack Recipes for Two
Whether you call them appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, or tapas, these small bites are a wonderful start to your dinner for two.

Light Meals and Small Plates
Busy days and unpredictable schedules can wreak havoc with traditional dinners -- after a late business lunch, the last thing the two of you probably want is a big meal. On those days, small plates or lighter meals can be the answer.

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Egg and Dairy Recipes for Two
Eggs, cheese and other dairy products, alone or in combination, star in these spectacular recipes for two. Quiches, souffles and fondue are just the beginning, so start browsing now.

Vegetarian Main Dishes
For full-time vegetarians or just those cooks who want an occasional meatless meat, these delicious dishes for two -- either vegetarian or with a meat-free variation -- are sure to please.

Full-Sized Desserts
If you're looking for larger desserts for dinner parties or pot lucks, these recipes provide a great variety.

Get Creative with These Movie-Themed Menus
Date night just got a lot more fun when you base it around a movie that has a great food scene or scenes in it! Plan to do one of these experiential meals soon!

Breakfast and Breads
Whether you start your day with a small, quick meal or something more elaborate and substantial, you'll find a wide variety of recipes here to serve the two of you, along with all kinds of bread, from yeast-raised loaves and rolls to quick breads and biscuits.

Tequila Chicken Recipe - Recipe for Tequila Chicken
This recipe for Tequila Chicken calls for marinating in a spicy mixture of tequila, orange juice and lime juice.

Pan-roasted Duck with Cranberry Coulis Recipe - recipe for pan-roasted duck
This is a wonderfully festive recipe: a real treat for Christmas, a birthday, or an anniversary and it couldn't be any easier. If cranberries aren't in season you have make a different sauce for it for ideas. Serves 2.

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe - Recipe for Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pie is an old Southern favorite. It looks like and is usually flavored like pumpkin pie and I've had it many times in my life. This recipe intrigued me because it included buttermilk.

Managing and Cooking with Leftover Food
Learn how to manage, reduce and and cook with leftover food, whether cooked or raw.

Current Title Cameron Stove-Top Smoker Review
Cameron's Stove-top Smoker isn't a replacement for a genuine outdoor smoker or grill. But it can provide genuine wood smoke flavor indoors.

Fall Recipes
As much as I love fresh tomatoes, summer squash, corn on the cob, grilling outside, and picnics, I'm always glad when fall arrives and it's time again for soups and stews, hearty roast meats and vegetables, and favorites like chile and corned beef.

Spicy Moorish Chicken Recipe - Recipe for Spicy Moorish Chicken in Pita
I typically serve this spicy Moorish Chicken recipe in pita bread, but it's also great served on rice or couscous. It's quick, easy and delicious. Serves 2.

Pulled Pork Recipe - Recipe for Pulled Pork
Considering this is made in the oven instead of a smoker, this is a pretty good version of pulled pork. It has a decent smoky flavor and is certainly superior to anything made in a slow cooker.

Peach Ice Cream Recipe - Recipe for Peach Ice Cream
Although peaches are best when warmed, who can resist peach ice cream? It's like a bite of chilled sun. Ice cream should be smooth in my book. So I cook these peaches and then puree them. I also forgo the egg base in this version and just use milk and heavy cream.

Pork Medallions With Apple Cream Sauce Recipe
Pork medallions are one of my favorite meats and this recipe highlights their rich dense flavor and firm texture. And properly cooked it's is as tender as good steak. Serves 2.

Florentine Pork Chops Recipe - Recipe for pork chops florentine
This recipe for Florentine Pork Chops is based on the Florentine Biftecca alla Fiorentina. There's no spinach involved, but it's still mighty good. Serves 2.

Recipe for Baked Ziti with Tuna
Baked Ziti has long been a favorite for a quick meal and in this recipe, tuna adds new depth to a classic. Try it tonight!

Tuna Casserole Recipe - Recipe for Tuna Casserole
This recipe, although fairly conventional, contains a number of tweaks (sour cream, Golden Mushroom soup instead of Cream of Mushroom, extra-sharp cheddar cheese) that take it over the top. Serves 2.

Easy Milk-Braised Pork Chops Recipe
Deceptively simple, this two-serving recipe for milk-braised pork chops is easy to prepare and surprises with its rich, complex flavors.

Middle-eastern Meatloaf Recipe
This recipe for what I call a middle-eastern meat loaf can be made with lamb or beef. It's the inclusion of feta, mint, and parsley in the mix that gives the loaf it's distinct character. Serves 2 with some leftovers.

Basic Cheese Souffle Recipe
This recipe for a basic cheese souffle is a starting point for dozens of variations on savory souffles an includes a link to a photo tutorial.

Savory Provencal Souffle from Southern France
Easier than you think to make, this savory Provencal Souffle from France features a tomato sauce at it's base.

Oven-barbecued Ribs Recipe BBQ Babyback Ribs
When you can't get them over a flame, these Oven-Baked BBQ (Barbecued) Ribs are close to perfection as long as you take your time with the marinating and slow cooking.

Mediterranean Pork Roast Recipe
This outstanding recipe for a Mediterranean Pork Roast is juicy, packed with the flavor of garlic and rosemary, and dead easy to make. Serves 2 with leftovers for sandwiches.

Quick and Easy Chicken Picatta
A variation on veal piccata or scaloppini, Chicken Piccata is quick and simple to make when there are better things to do than be in the kitchen.

Smoked Salmon and Brie Bruschetta
For brunch, a light lunch or an appetizer, these Smoked Salmon Bruschetta can be dressed up many ways. Try the various toppings to mix it up!

Classic Gyros (Greek Sandwich) Recipe
Gyros are a classic Greek sandwich. Traditionally made of slices of marinated pork, packed on a spit, and then roasted in front of a fire, the gyro is one of the world's great sandwiches. Makes 4.

Mushroom Duxelles Recipe
This recipe for mushroom duxelles produces an intensely flavored sauted mushroom and shallot mixture. I was introduced to the concoction when I first made Beef Wellington, a classic use of this semi-paste. Makes 1 cup.

Muffaletta Olive Salad Recipe
The recipe for a Mufaletta Olive Salad mixture is the key to a great muffaletta sandwich.

Shrimp Fra Diavolo Recipe - Italian Shrimp
Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a classic, spicy Italian dish where you control the heat. It's perfect for a weeknight dinner but fancy enough for company.

Salmon in Parchment (en Papillote)
Salmon in parchment seals all the flavors in and gently steams the fish producing an easy yet sophisticated meal.

Barbeque Sauce Recipe - recipe for barbeque sauce
This recipe for barbeque sauce is lightly sweet, distinctly tart, complexly flavored, and as spicy as you want to make it. It's great on barebqued ribs, pulled pork, and grilled pork chops. Makes about 2 cups.

Crab Cake Recipe - Recipe for Crab Cakes
This recipe for crab cakes is slightly spicey, easy to make, and is a perfect weeknight meal. Serves 2.

Broiled Trout with Lemon Cream Sauce
Broiled trout is a great dinner option. Quick and easy, it's perfect for a weeknight date night meal.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe for Two
Corned beef and cabbage is one of my absolute favorite one-pot meals - especially for St. Patrick's Day. A friend suggested making it in the oven in a cocotte and I discovered the more gentle and indrect heat of the oven produced a more tender and richer result. Serves 2.

Mexican Pot Roast: Flavorful Tacos with Shredded Beef
Mexican Pot Roast - an easy preparation for shredded beef with a depth and rich flavor unparalleled by sauteing stovetop Make this for Date Night Taco Tuesday!

Romanian Mititei Sausage Recipe - Recipe for Romanian Mititei
This is a recipe for mititei, a Romanian sausage that can be made with beef, lamb, pork, or a combination. They're delicious grilled and served with mustard.

Traditional Cottage Pie Recipe
The difference between recipes for cottage pie and shepherd's pie is the meat used. Cottage pie is made with beef and shepherd's pie is made with lamb. Serves 4.

Beef Braciole Recipe
Great for cool evenings cooking at home, wrapped with prosciutto, herbs and cheese, Braciole is a fairly easy recipe with rich tastes.

Dad's Birthday Menu
My father's birthday is next weekend and I'm excited to be preparing a Mediterranean feast for him and a few family members. Scale down for two!

Easy Beef Wellington for Two Recipe
This recipe for Beef Wellingtons for two looks like a million dollars and tastes like heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make if prepped a day in advance.

Beef Burgundy Recipe - recipe for beef burgundy
Beef Burgundy is another of those wonderfully hearty, slow-cooked meals suitable for a Dutch oven or slow cooker. And like most such dishes, it's even better on the second day, so this recipe plans for leftovers. Serve 2 with leftovers.

Pita Sandwich Recipes
Of all the breads you can make at home, one of the fastest pita sandwich breads are the easiest. Here's a pita recipe and six favorite sandwiches using it.

10 Great Ice Cream Recipes
July is National Ice Cream Month - and I seriously doubt if it's alignment with the 4th of July is an accident. But whatever the month, ice cream is a lucious treat as these ice cream recipes demonstrate.

Italian Sausage Ball Recipe - Recipe for Italian Sausage Balls
I was nine or 10 when I got the assignment: make sausage balls. Those first balls were made with Bisquick, ordinary country sausage, and cheddar cheese. These are a bit more sophisticated.

Cajun Gumbo Recipe
Gumbo is distinguished by its roux. Creole roux is made from butter and flour (as in France), while Cajun roux is made from lard or oil and flour.

Dinner Recipes on a Budget
Eating on a budget doesn't mean eating poorly. Some of the finest dishes ever created were developed by people trying to economize.

Easter Ham Dinner
My personal preference for Easter dinner is lamb. Somehow it just seems to be the perfect main course for celebrating spring. But here in the South where I live the most popular dish is a glazed ham.

Mayonnaise Grilled Salmon Recipe
Spreading mayo on fish before grilling it may seem odd, but mayo is mostly oil flavored with lemon juice, salt, and sometimes mustard and herbs - exactly the sort of ingredients you might ordinarily coat fish with before grilling it. Serves 2.

In Braise of Cheap Meat
Braising is one of my favorite cooking techniques - it's part roasting and part stewing and it can turn the toughest imaginable cut of meat into something a toothless hillbilly could eat.

Asparagus - Recipes for Asparagus
During it's all-too-short season, asparagus should be enjoyed as often as possible and using as many recipes as possible. This collection of asparagus recipes shows the vegetable off in all its glory.

Small Bites - Recipes for Appetizers, Tapas, and Canapes
One of my favorite party types is the tapas or meze party. These consist of lots of small bites and needn't be limited to traditional Spanish tapas or Greek mezes. But even for dinner parties and pot-lucks a selection of small bites is always welcome.

Festive Christmas Menu When Cooking for Two
This Christmas Menu for Two will fill your home and your heart with the aromas and warm fuzzies the holidays bring. Best of all, it's easy to prepare.

Egg Salad Recipe - Recipe for Egg Salad
Egg salad has long been one of my favorite sandwich fillings. In fact, as a kid I never like peanut butter and jelly, but loved egg salad. This version has a nice kick. Makes 2 cups.

Thanksgiving Menu for Two
Thanksgiving with all the fixings is an effort, but you can rein in that effort by spreading it over two or three days and working on it together. This menu is geared for two with a day or two's leftovers (and will serve four if your neighbors have been dropping you hints).

Roast Lamb Leg Recipe
Roast leg of lamb is one of my absolute favorite meals. I love lamb anyway, but roasting seems to bring out the best in it. This particular recipe is adapted from several Greek recipes and features traditional flavors like lemon, garlic and rosemary. Serves 2 with leftovers.

Pastitsio Recipe - Recipe for Pastitsio
Pastisio can be described as Greek lasagna. It's typically made with lamb, not pork or beef, and it features penne (or a similar) pasta instead of flat noodles, but the concept is the same. The flavor, however, is very different. Serves 4.

Tip - Better Burgers
These tips for better burgers will you create the best homemade burgers possible, whatever your recipe.

Braised Mexican Pork Roast Recipe - Recipe for Braised Mexican Pork Roast
The real key to this Mexican pork roast is the chile powder. You can certainly use a commercial powder if you wish, but I prefer to make my own.

Potatoes and Cheese Recipes - Recipes for Potatoes and Cheese
Potatoes and cheese are one of the world's great food pairings. It can be as simple as parmesan cheese sprinkled on boiled baby potatoes or it could gruyere baked on sliced potatoes with herbs.

Making a Savory Souffle - How to Make a Savory Souffle
Making a savory souffle intimidates many cooks, there seems to be something arcane or magical about creating them, but in fact souffles aren't difficult to make. This photo tutorial will take you through it step by step.

Making a Savory Souffle - How to Make a Savory Souffle
Making a savory souffle intimidates many cooks, there seems to be something arcane or magical about creating them, but in fact souffles aren't difficult to make. This photo tutorial will take you through it step by step.

Making a Savory Souffle - Combine Sauce and Egg Whites
Making a savory souffle intimidates many cooks, there seems to be something arcane or magical about creating them, but in fact souffles aren't difficult to make. This photo tutorial will take you through it step by step.

Making a Savory Souffle - How to Make a Savory Souffle
Making a savory souffle intimidates many cooks, there seems to be something arcane or magical about creating them, but in fact souffles aren't difficult to make. This photo tutorial will take you through it step by step.

Making a Savory Souffle - Bake Souffle
Making a savory souffle intimidates many cooks, there seems to be something arcane or magical about creating them, but in fact souffles aren't difficult to make. This photo tutorial will take you through it step by step.

World Cuisine for Two - Recipes for World Cuisine
Make cooking for two more fun and your meals more interesting by sampling regional cuisines from around the world. You'll find recipes for dishes from Europe, Asia, and the Americas -- all right here.

Asparagus Parmegiano
Asparagus Parmegiano. Cooking for Two and Romantic Meals. Page 2.

Cold Asparagus Soup
Cold Asparagus Soup. Cooking for Two and Romantic Meals. Page 4.

Asparagus Vinaigrette
Asparagus Vinaigrette. Cooking for Two and Romantic Meals. Page 7.

Asparagus en Croute
Asparagus en Croute. Cooking for Two and Romantic Meals. Page 5.

Crab and Asparagus in Puff Pastry
Crab and Asparagus in Puff Pastry. Page 8.

Asparagus with Mayonnaise
Asparagus with Mayonnaise. Cooking for Two and Romantic Meals. Page 3.

Fried Asparagus
Fried Asparagus. Cooking for Two and Romantic Meals. Page 6.

Just-Picked Asparagus
Just-Picked Asparagus. Cooking for Two and Romantic Meals.

Pork Dry Rub Recipe With Black Pepper
This pork dry rub recipe isn't particularly hot and, unlike many rubs, it doesn't contain any sugar because I also use it for grilled pork and the sugar will burn while grilling. Try this on smoked pork butt, pork ribs (smoked or grilled), and grilled chops.

Recipe for Italian Carpaccio
Carpaccio is an Italian recipe for a raw beef appetizer dressed with a lemony mayonnaise. My Carpaccio recipe uses a balsamic vinaigrette and is a great summer meal.

Breakfast In Bed
Breakfast in bed for two is one of the most romantic ways to start a day together. Be inspired by some of the best ideas for what to eat in bed, how to prepare it and serve a memorable breakfast in bed.

Smoked Salmon Frittata with Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes
Start your day off right by boosting your testosterone with this Smoked Salmon, Mushroom and Tomato Frittata. You can also eat for lunch or dinner!

Skillet Cornbread with Fresh Corn, Chilies and Cheese
The flavors and textures dance in your mouth as you eat this warmed with butter and honey drizzled over it, alone or paired with your favorite chili.

Boosting Testosterone Breakfast of Champions Menu Plan
Get ready for a powerful day once you have rocked the first step with this incredible testosterone-boosting breakfast!

Aphrodisiacs
Aphrodisiacs add a whole new dimension to spicing up your relationship and should always be incorporated during date nights. Keep abreast of some great aphrodisiac recipes and creative, romantic meal suggestions here!

Beverages - Cocktails, Virgin Drinks and Smoothies
Whether you're looking for drinks to go with your meals or classic cocktails for two, you'll find them here. We've got recipes for any time of day, from breakfast to cocktail hour to nightcap time.

Cocktails for Two
Fun libations to add to your repertoire!

Tasty Smoothies for Two
Breakfast, lunch or a pick-me-up these smoothie recipes will tempt your tastebuds.

Virgin Cocktails to Spice Things Up
Not drinking alcohol? No reason for your tastebuds to not get their full range of delicious drink treats. Have fun with these non-alcoholic cocktail recipes.

Beef and Two Bean Chili: Ready When You Get Home
For days you have better things to do than spend hours in the kitchen after work, this Beef and Two Bean Chili is ready when you get home!

Recipe for Hearty Hamburger Buns
Bacon fat takes these Hamburger Buns to new heights! Amazing how easy making your own buns at home can be and hand's down better than store bought any day.

Fresh Tomato Soup Recipe
This Tomato Soup is tastiest when made with fresh tomatoes in season. For a quicker meal, it's almost as delicious made with canned organic tomatoes.

Mushroom Sauce for Steak, Chicken, Lamb or Duck
You can't go wrong with this Mushroom Sauce is easy and an ideal complement to most meats. And it's tasty simply served over toast as an appetizer.

Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Risotto Recipe
Rich with flavor, creamy risotto is enhanced with the addition of smoked salmon and asparagus for a delicious main dish for two.

Kufta Recipe
Kufta is roughly the same thing as kibbeh, but by searching on that name I found more variations and so more ideas. One idea I particularly liked and that appears to be Armenian in origin is layered with potatoes and tomatoes.

Lamb Tikka Masala Recipe
Tikka Masala is reportedly the most popular restaurant dish in England. It's an easy dish to make and if you discount the time it spends marinating in the refrigerator it's also quick to make, meaning you can serve it within 30 minutes. Serves 2.

Roast Turkey for Two Recipe
It's possible to roast turkey for two people producing a delicious holiday meal. It's a matter of knowing how to scale.

Ricotta and Apple Coffee Cake Recipe
This Apple-Ricotta Coffee Cake is delightfully moist and delicious with very nice textural contrasts between cake, apple, and strusel. Makes one 9-inch cake.

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Cooking in parchment is an old technique; and doesn't actually involve genuine parchment (lambskin). It's typically done in parchment paper and can even be done in aluminum foil or a brown paper bag. But parchment paper makes a beautiful presentation and isn't that hard. The food is essentialy steamed in an envelope, locking in flavors and juices.

How to Cook in Parchment (en Papillote)
Cooking in parchment is an old technique; and doesn't actually involve genuine parchment (lambskin). It's typically done in parchment paper and can even be done in aluminum foil or even a brown paper bag. But parchment paper makes a beautiful presentation and isn't that hard. The food is essentialy steamed in an envelope, locking in flavors and juices.

Cooking in Parchment: Step 10
Cooking in parchment is an old technique; and doesn't actually involve genuine parchment (lambskin). It's typically done in parchment paper and can even be done in aluminum foil or a brown paper bag. But parchment paper makes a beautiful presentation and isn't that hard. The food is essentially steamed in an envelope, locking in flavors and juices.

Cooking in Parchment: Step 3
Cooking in parchment is an old technique; and doesn't actually involve genuine parchment (lambskin). It's typically done in parchment paper and can even be done in aluminum foil or even a brown paper bag. But parchment paper makes a beautiful presentation and isn't that hard. The food is essentialy steamed in an envelope, locking in flavors and juices.

Cooking in Parchment: Step 4
Cooking in parchment is an old technique; and doesn't actually involve genuine parchment (lambskin). It's typically done in parchment paper and can even be done in aluminum foil or even a brown paper bag. But parchment paper makes a beautiful presentation and isn't that hard. The food is essentially steamed in an envelope, locking in flavors and juices.

Cooking in Parchment: Step 5
Cooking in parchment is an old technique; and doesn't actually involve genuine parchment (lambskin). It's typically done in parchment paper and can even be done in aluminum foil or even a brown paper bag. But parchment paper makes a beautiful presentation and isn't that hard. The food is essentialy steamed in an envelope, locking in flavors and juices.

Cooking in Parchment: Step 6
Cooking in parchment is an old technique; and doesn't actually involve genuine parchment (lambskin). It's typically done in parchment paper and can even be done in aluminum foil or even a brown paper bag. But parchment paper makes a beautiful presentation and isn't that hard. The food is essentialy steamed in an envelope, locking in flavors and juices.

Cooking in Parchment: Step 7
Cooking in parchment is an old technique; and doesn't actually involve genuine parchment (lambskin). It's typically done in parchment paper and can even be done in aluminum foil or even a brown paper bag. But parchment paper makes a beautiful presentation and isn't that hard. The food is essentially steamed in an envelope, locking in flavors and juices.

Cooking in Parchment: Step 8
Cooking in parchment is an old technique; and doesn't actually involve genuine parchment (lambskin). It's typically done in parchment paper and can even be done in aluminum foil or even a brown paper bag. But parchment paper makes a beautiful presentation and isn't that hard. The food is essentially steamed in an envelope, locking in flavors and juices.

Cooking in Parchment: Step 9
Cooking in parchment is an old technique; and doesn't actually involve genuine parchment (lambskin). It's typically done in parchment paper and can even be done in aluminum foil or even a brown paper bag. But parchment paper makes a beautiful presentation and isn't that hard. The food is essentialy steamed in an envelope, locking in flavors and juices.

Grilled Swordfish Steak Recipe
Grilled swordfish steaks take 30 minutes to marinate and 10 minutes to cook. So take off your coat, squeeze some lemon juice on the steaks, and relax with a cocktail. No muss, no fuss, mighty good eating.

Cuban Picadillo Chili Recipe
I first had this Cuban Chili (the proper name is picadillo) a Cuban restaurant in Sacramento. This is a hearty dish, perfect for a snow day. It only takes about 45 minutes and is easy to make.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
I don't know why it took me so long to roast Brussels sprouts. Lord knows I've roasted almost every other vegetable you can imagine. Nevertheless I did finally get around to it and I've been kicking myself ever since for not doing so before.

Mediterranean Steak Pita Recipe
This Steak in a Sack recipe features a Mediterranean marinade, but you can flavor the steak any way you prefer. I like sirloin for this, it's a good compromise on taste, tenderness and price

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Peach Gastrique
Roast pork has a particular affinity for fruit. The sweetness of the fruit brings out the natural sweetness of the pork and pairs wonderfully with the flavor of pork fat and peaches are especially good.

Navy Bean Soup with Country Ham Recipe
A perfect accompaniment for a fall or winter dinner menu or equally good as the main course, this Bean Soup with Country Ham is rich with flavor.

Pork Burgers with Bacon and Parmesan
This recipe for pork burgers is, without doubt, one of the best recipes I've ever come up with. They're amazingly good combining ground pork with bacon, onion, and parmesan cheese.

Raspberry Marshmallows
Perfect for Valentine's Day, Tart Raspberry Marshmallows are delicious on their own, added to steamed milk or simply on top of hot chocolate.

Edible Flowers - Violets
Edible Flowers - Violets. Cooking for Two and Romantic Meals. Page 4.

Edible flowers - marigold, roses, lavender, violets and violas
Edible flowers recipes - hibiscus, marigold, roses, lavender, violets and violas

Rose Petal Preserves
Rose Petal Preserves: one of the sexiest things you will ever make and eat! Page 2.

Edible Flower Recipes - Marigold
Edible Flower Recipes - Marigold. Page 3.

Edible Flowers - Lavender
Edible Flowers - Lavender. Cooking for Two and Romantic Meals. Page 5.

Learn How to Use Edible Flowers In Your Date Night Meals
Think Outside the Vase: Deliver your Valentine's Day flowers on a plate for a beautiful and memorable twist! Learn new ways to use edible flowers.

Italian Meatball Recipe
Based on a recipe by Marcella Hazan, I turned it into my own special dish with a handful of changes to my taste. Now it's a staple in my home!

Rose Petal Preserves: An Ancient Greek Recipe
If angels were cooking something special, they would make this Rose Petal Preserves recipe. It tastes like a golden pink nectar from the gods.

Sherry Cake Recipe
An excellent way to start your Valentine's Day off right, make this moist, not too sweet Sherry Cake. Smelling it baking is a heavenly way to wake up!

Potted Shrimp - An British Appetizer
A once-common feature at English Teas was a ramekin of seasoned shrimp or mushrooms - referred to as either potted shrimp or mushrooms.

Broiled or Grill Pan Fried Smoked Paprika Mahi-Mahi
This Smoky Mahi-Mahi is a perfect, quick to fix weeknight meal. Spanish smoked paprika provides a rich flavor that accents the fish's sweetness.

Blueberry Ice Cream
A great treat that can be made with either fresh or frozen blueberries. This ice cream is not too sweet just filled with the goodness of blueberries.

Minute Steak with an Assortment of Sauces
Minute Steak Medley is a fun, easy and quick weeknight meal. Simply saut some cubed steak and serve with an assortment of sauces and a side salad.

Stuffed Squash with Vegetables and Cheese
Serve this as either a side dish or the main course. If you want to convert it to a main course you can add ground beef or diced sausage, both are delicious.

Romantic Meals and Cooking for Two on About.com
Romantic Meals and Cooking for Two on About.com provides creative inspiration, techniques and recipes for couples and others who cook for two. It includes information on shopping, reducing recipes and other pertinent topics for small-batch cooks, recipes written for two people, and recommendations on books, equipment and other products designed for these cooks.

Scandinavian Mini-Monkey Bread
Smaller with more flavor, this Mini-Monkey Bread is decadent. If monkey bread is not already a family tradition, I have a feeling it soon will be.

Rosemary-Garlic Lamb Chops
Guaranteed to become a favorite if you like lamb chops. I highly recommend serving with Orange-Bourbon Carrots and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes.

Orange-Bourbon Glazed Carrots
Pair these sweet and smoky carrots with any savory meat, my favorite is with Rosemary-Garlic Lamb Chops served with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes. Enjoy!

Chocolate Mousse Recipe for Two
This silky, dark chocolate mousse makes a delectable ending to any romantic dinner for two.

Lamb Osso Bucco Recipe
Here in Knoxville veal shanks are few and far between - which makes the traditional osso bucco difficult to make. So I more often make it using a lamb shank which serves two perfectly.

Moorish Spice Mix
This recipe for a Moorish spice mixture is intended for for pork, but I've found it's also great on chicken and lamb. Best of all, it keeps well so it's always handy.

Homemade Prosciutto Bread
For all the bacon lovers out there, if you could eat heaven, it would taste like this bread. You won't regret the time involved to make this bread.

Cooking in Parchment - en papillote
Cooking in parchment, a classic French technique, makes infusing layers of flavors into your main course on date night simple and beautiful!

Sweet-Tart Cranberry Coulis Recipe for Pork or Poultry
This Cranberry Coulis recipe is a sweet-tart sauce that is marvelous on poultry and pork. This is a good candidate for Thanksgiving dinner.

Creamy Chocolate Espresso Mousse Recipe
There are few desserts more sensual than chocolate mousse and the espresso in this recipes adds a delightful twist, not to mention caffeine buzz!

Spanish Sauteed Lamb (Cochifrito) Recipe
This easy Spanish recipe for sauted lamb or cochifrito is packed with Mediterranean flavors that works well for a weeknight dinner or a party.

Soy Sauce Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe
This Soy Sauce Vinaigette Salad Dressing recipe has a hearty flavor but the consistency is light enough to dress baby greens.

Asian Fusion Fried Calamari Salad
My spin on the famous, LA's Asia de Cubas Calamari Salad, the balance of spicy, sweet and tangy dances well with all the textures in this salad.

Chimichurri Steak Tacos with Pico de Gallo
Mexico and Argentina come together to perfectly as the salsa complements seared steak tossed in chimichurri to create simply delicious tacos for two.

Sage-Apple Infused Milk Poached Halibut
Surprisingly sage-apple infused milk poaches this halibut filet to perfection. Pair it with potatoes, carrots and asparagus to complete the meal.

Spicy Turkey Black-eyed Pea and Vegetable Soup
Keep warm on cold winter nights with Spicy Turkey Black-eyed Pea and Vegetable Soup.

Coconut Kahlua Flan
A sweet twist on a classic Mexican dessert, this Coconut Kahlua Flan is sure to become a regular dessert at your romantic date nights.

Rack of Lamb with Herb-Caper Sauce Recipe
Succulent roasted rack of lamb, topped with a tangy mint and caper sauce, creates for a romantic dinner for two. So simple yet elegant!

Hash Recipe for Two
Start preparing this for breakfast-in-bed the night before! This simple and versatile hash recipe works perfectly with a variety of meats.

Frozen Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe for Two
This silky frozen chocolate pie combines the best of cheesecake, mousse and ice cream for an unbeatable dessert. And let's not to forget it's aphrodisiac properties!

Mexican Style Red Chile Enchiladas with Chicken Recipe
Ancho chile sauce and hearty corn tortillas are the stars in these traditional Mexican Style Red Chile Enchiladas with Chicken for Two.

Chimichurri Sauce for Two
Add a kick to your next date night with Chimichurri, a spicy, tangy sauce from Argentina. A perfect pairing with steak but also with fish or chicken.

Pan-roasted Duck Breast Recipe
Seared duck breast is a simply but stunning entree for two. This cooking method results in perfectly done meat and tantalizing crisp skin.

Recipe for Duck and Lentil Ragu
A splendid upgrade to a traditional lentil soup, try this Lentil and Duck Ragu.

Thousand Island Dressing: A Fifties Favorite
Thousand Island Dressing (1000 Island) is one one of America's favorite salad toppings - but it's also great on burgers and reuben sandwiches. Makes 2 cups.

Creamy Orange Icebox Pie
Tangy orange curd and whipped cream in a vanilla cookie crust make a delicious, easy frozen dessert reminiscent of Creamsicle bars. The 6-inch pie is perfect for two.

Blueberry Cobbler Recipe With Frozen Puff Pastry
This cobbler recipe is dead easy to make, and involves no more than about 10 minutes of hands-on time, but it takes about 2 hours from start to finish so it's not quick.

Guacamole for Two Recipe
Creamy ripe avocado is enlivened with jalapeno and onion in this classic Mexican dip. The small serving is perfect for two.

Ancho Chile Sauce Recipe
Ancho chiles give this versatile sauce deep flavor. It's a delicious braising sauce for chicken, a base for red chili and a perfect enchilada sauce.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears with Aged Balsamic Vinegar Recipe
Pears and prosciutto are a winning combination then add Candied Balsamic Drizzle to make this one of the best appetizers, especially for date night.

Quick-Browned Sauteed Onion Recipe
Unlike slow-browned onions, these savory sauteed onions retain their shape and more onion flavor. They're delicious on sandwiches, burgers or steaks.

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe - Recipe for roasted cauliflower
Roasting - the best way to cook cauliflower - whether it's plain with olive oil and salt or spiced up with a few extra ingredients, it's a winner!

St. Patricks's Day recipes - recipes for St Patrick's Day
We all know you're supposed to wear something green on Saint Patrick's day in honor of Ireland. But I don't. My heritage is Scots, English, and Welsh. But as a fellow celt and gael I do celebrate Ireland's most famous American day.

St. Patricks's Day Recipes
About.com asks the experts what are their favorite recipes are to cook on St. Patrick's Day. From Gluten-Free to Local Foods and Beer, there are many to choose from. Page 2.