I like to cook for two and try to make just the right amount so I don't have leftovers. With its golden pork chops, tasty green beans and tangy cabbage, this meal-in-one is a favorite of my husband, William.—Cecelia Wilson, Rockville, Connecticut
I hate to fall into a mealtime rut, so I'm always trying something new. This chicken is a wonderful dish when there's only tow at the table. Bacon, soy sauce and spices add lively flavor.—Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
I light lighter fare better than my husband and children, so I often make a single-serving dish for myself and something else for the rest of the family. This is a favorite. —Becky Bolte, Jewell, Kansas
From Royal City, Washington, field editor Margery Bryan shares her festive Ham for One recipe.
"My children didn't care for turkey on holidays, so I'd make these ham slices, which they loved, just for them." Margery explains.
My husband's on a restricted diet, so I often make two single-serving dishes—one for him and one for me. I received this recipe from my aunt many years ago, and it's still one of my favorites today.—Peggy Burdick, Burlington, Michigan
I hate the thought of making too much and having leftovers for a week, so I've pared down my recipes. This one is simple and quick to prepare, plus the carrot, green pepper and celery make it nutritious and colorful. It's great served with cheddar-topped baked potatoes.—Judi Brinegar, Liberty, North Carolina
What I cook is far better than any of those single-serving meals I can by in the frozen foods section at the supermarket. The fettuccini really picks up the basil and garlic flavors.—Ruth Bolduc, Conway, New Hampshire