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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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"The sweetness of the apple, the smokiness of the bacon and the heat from the chipolte pepper blends so well together in this delicious entree," writes Shannon Abdollmohammadi of Woodinville, Washington. "It's my husband's favorite."
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Pecan Pie for Two

Pecan Pie for Two

Pecan Pie for Two

PECAN PIE was always requested by the family for special occasions. When we became empty nesters, it was hard to give up some of our family favorites when we found that leftovers were too much for the two of us. Smaller recipes were hard to come by, so I was delightful to find this one. Now we can have pecan pie - fresh - just for the two of us. -Noreen Johnson, Leesburg, Florida

Coconut Kisses

Coconut Kisses

Coconut Kisses

Chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside, these meringue cookies are delicious. They add a light touch to the cookie platter, not only during the holidays but all year round. —Dorothy Beaudry, Albertville, Minnesota

Cherry Cream Cheese Tarts

Cherry Cream Cheese Tarts

Cherry Cream Cheese Tarts

"It's hard to believe that just five ingredients and few minutes of preparation can result in these delicate and scrumptious tarts!" confirms Cindi Lynn Mitchell of Waring, Texas.
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Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops

Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops

Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops

"The Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops are a delicious change of pace from ordinary fried pork steaks," Dorothy says.

Fluffy Zucchini Quiche

Fluffy Zucchini Quiche

Fluffy Zucchini Quiche

Corn bread mix gives this fluffy quiche a slightly sweet flavor you're sure to enjoy. "This is one of my favorite recipes. I serve it with fresh veggies, fruit or slices of zucchini cooked in the microwave until tender," says Melissa Loupe of Thibodaux, Louisiana.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats

No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats

No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats

This quick and tasty dessert is perfect for a road trip. The treats won't stick to your hands, so you'll crave more than one. Keep them on hand in the refrigerator for an easy snack. —Sonia Rohda, Waverly, Nebraska

Restaurant Blue Cheese Dressing

Restaurant Blue Cheese Dressing

Restaurant Blue Cheese Dressing

“My mom got the recipe for Blue Cheese Dressing from a New Orleans restaurant and tweaked it at home. I wasn’t a fan of blue cheese dressing until I tried this on,” says Lisa Francis of Elba, Alabama.

Grilled Cordon-Bleu Pork Chops

Grilled Cordon-Bleu Pork Chops

Grilled Cordon-Bleu Pork Chops

Perfect for a backyard barbecue or an afternoon tailgate, these cheesy chops from Marcia Obenhaus of Princeton, Illinois will hit the spot at any time and any place!

Glazed Ham Slices

Glazed Ham Slices

Glazed Ham Slices

BESIDES being a great cook, my mom could put a meal together in no time at all. A creative cook, she didn't always measure everything, which made it look so easy. This recipe of hers is quick to put together. The sauce is simple but delicious. We have ham quite often and this is our favorite "leftover" dish. -Leona Luecking, West Burlington, Iowa

Rice Pasta

Rice Pasta

Rice Pasta

MY FRIEND shared this recipe with me several years ago. It is a good side dish that compliments chicken, pork and beef. It’s a big hit whenever I serve it.

Apricot-Glazed Ham Steak

Apricot-Glazed Ham Steak

Apricot-Glazed Ham Steak

Want to prepare a small Easter meal? The sweet-savory ham steak glaze gives it an attractive look and delicious flavor. —Galelah Dowell, Fairland, Oklahoma

Mandarin Pecan Salad

Mandarin Pecan Salad

Mandarin Pecan Salad

Toss together this refreshing salad from Jeaune Hadl Van Meter of Lexington, Kentucky. The crisp greens are mixed with nuts and citrus, then drizzled with a sweet-tart poppy seed dressing.

Pizza Parlor Pasta

Pizza Parlor Pasta

Pizza Parlor Pasta

In Nashua, Iowa, Shelley Pimlott offers garlic bread and a tossed green salad alongside this cheesy dish. "It reminds me of a pasta specialty at a popular pizza parlor," she writes.

Southern Breakfast Skillet

Southern Breakfast Skillet

Southern Breakfast Skillet

THIS RECIPE has a long tradition in our family. It was a special meal at my mother's table, and I enjoyed cooking it for my seven children. Now they prepare it for their families. I'm glad this recipe was easy to adjust for just the two of us. My wife and I enjoy it two or three times a week. -James Newton, Minocqua, Wisconsin
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