Cooking for 2: December/January 2011

Downsized versions of recipes appearing in Taste of Home

Bacon, Cremini & Brie Potatoes Bacon, Cremini & Brie Potatoes

This is my version of an ultimate baked potato. Rich Brie, crispy bacon and cremini mushrooms transform the humble baked potato into something really special— Bacon, Cremini & Brie Potatoes.
—Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois

BLT Salad for TwoBLT Salad for Two

This simple BLT Salad for Two is a favorite of everyone I know! I like to keep the ingredients in separate containers in the fridge. Just toss together for one or more servings whenever needed.
—Mary Sigfusson, Mankato, Minnesota

Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu for TwoCaramel Pumpkin Tiramisu for Two

I'm not fond of traditional tiramisu, so I used pumpkin and bourbon in place of coffee and it's absolutely fabulous. I always make extra sauce and eat it over vanilla ice cream. Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu for Two is so good, I can't leave it alone!
—Mary Filipiak, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Easy Sausage & Ravioli for TwoEasy Sausage & Ravioli for Two

This saucy combo of frozen ravioli and Italian sausage is guaranteed to please. Easy Sausage & Ravioli for Two is great served with garlic bread and a salad.
—Misty Williams, Grain Valley, Missouri

Maple Horseradish Beets for TwoMaple Horseradish Beets for Two

Even folks who say they don't like beets will think this simple treatment is a winner. An easy glaze gives Maple Horseradish Beets for Two great taste...and a little zip.
—Leslie Palmer, Swampscott, Massachusetts

Shrimp & Tortellini in Tomato Cream for TwoShrimp & Tortellini in Tomato Cream for Two

This shrimp and pasta combination is one of my husband's favorites. It's healthy, and he doesn't even know it. Shrimp & Tortellini in Tomato Cream for Two is easy to double for company.
—Mary Kay LaBrie, Clermont, Florida