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Cooking For Two

Looking for recipes for two? Find cooking for two recipes including appetizers, dinners, desserts, and more meals from the cooking for two magazine.

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At Christmastime, we get family members together for a breakfast meal. I serve this omelet with a fruit salad, hash brown casserole and hot biscuits. -Jean Tyner Darlington, South Carolina
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Individual Flans

Individual Flans

Long-time empty nester Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri says she’s always on the lookout for special desserts sized for two. “This rich, comforting custard is smooth, easy and just right for my husband and me!”

Simple Marinated Mushroom Salad

Simple Marinated Mushroom Salad

Simple Marinated Mushroom Salad

Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas shares this tart medley that puts mushrooms in the spotlight. The salad is well-coated with a vinaigrette made with Dijon mustard, vinegar and herbs.

Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

After the turkey’s done, I dial up the oven temp and roast carrots and squash for this yummy side. That frees me up to start the gravy. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Lemony Chicken Piccata

Lemony Chicken Piccata

Lemony Chicken Piccata

THIS is a flavorful low-fat, low sodium dish. With the lemon juice ingredient, the salt isn’t missed. I usually serve this with rice or pasta, but it takes longer to cook either one of these than it does the chicken!

Dan's Peppery London Broil

Dan's Peppery London Broil

Dan's Peppery London Broil

I was bored making our usual London broil, so I got a little creative and sparked up the flavor. What a great change! —Dan Wright, San Jose, California

Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos

Talk about a fun presentation! Karen Oney’s cute dessert looks just like a taco—but it’s stuffed with chocolate ice cream and topped with cherries and coconut instead of tomatoes and lettuce. “These are as much fun to make as to eat,“ promises the creative Fort Worth, Texas cook.

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

My wife was a great cook and I loved to help her. She served this dip with crackers, pretzels or fresh fruit at our family get-togethers, especially during the holidays. -Cloyd Sensenig, West Lawn, Pennsylvania

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

Field editor Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana shares this rich bread pudding recipe that goes together in minutes. There's plenty of old-fashioned cinnamon flavor...it's sure to become a favorite!

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

I'm a 14 year-old with Celiac Disease. It's hard to find desserts I can eat, so I created this healthy and gluten-free recipe. Splenda adds sweetness without calories in this great, low-calorie dessert anyone can enjoy! —Mikhala Stutzman, Granger, Iowa

Skillet Chicken 'n' Veggies

Skillet Chicken 'n' Veggies

Skillet Chicken 'n' Veggies

For a busy weeknight, try this fast and yummy recipe with tender chicken, sweet potatoes and green beans. As Janet Polson of Laurel, Mississippi explains, “It’s a wonderful, let’s-have-it-again kind of meal.”

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

In Wyoming, Minnesota, Amanda Anderson dresses up broccoli with this savory, ranch-flavored cheese sauce.

Frozen Cranberry Pineapple Salad

Frozen Cranberry Pineapple Salad

Frozen Cranberry Pineapple Salad

For a refreshing side dish (that could also be served as a dessert), try Frozen Cranberry Salad from Rita Goshaw of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Soy sauce and peanut butter flavor these crisp-tender beans. "They're a nice change from the usual green bean salads and casseroles," says Robin Joss from Ashburn, Virginia. "With a sesame seed crunch, this dish always wows guests and brings plenty of recipe requests."

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

One of the hardest meals to plan is a holiday meal for two. You want all the smells and feelings of the season, but you don't want leftovers until June! This recipe is the tasty answer. —Joyce Kramer, Donalsonville, Georgia
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