100+ Cooking for Two Recipes

Cooking for small households is easy with these recipes scaled for two servings.

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California Bounty Beef and Vegetable Noodles

Rating: Unrated
Living in California one can get fresh vegetables year-round. Spiralized vegetables are fun and creative for that special main or side spiced up with some California-made sriracha sauce. This recipe is easily adapted with other vegetables.

Bucatini All'Amatriciana

Rating: Unrated
This pasta dish is my signature dish. I really enjoy making this pasta, especially with the right ingredients like guanciale. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Easy and Spicy Thai Basil Chicken with Egg

Rating: Unrated
Fantastic spicy quick lunch or dinner. The egg really makes the meal. We are obsessed with this dish right now! Serving with sliced cucumber and tomato is delicious.

Miso-Glazed Black Cod

Rating: Unrated
This is my take on the oft requested miso-glazed, black cod, made famous by chef Nobu Matsuhisa. In addition to a taste and texture to die for, this is one of the easiest fish recipes of all time. A couple minutes to make the sauce, some brushing, a short wait, and you're broiling. By the way, I don't like to cook both sides. I like the heat to only penetrate from the top down. This makes for a lovely caramelized top, and a super juicy interior. Cooking times will vary, but simply broil the fish until the bones pull out with no effort, and the meat flakes.

Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail

Rating: Unrated
Lobster tail with a New England-style cracker and crabmeat stuffing. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and homemade dinner rolls for an exquisite but surprisingly simple meal.

Tomato Basil Salmon

Rating: Unrated
This quick salmon dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Serve with a side of sauteed spinach and a glass of pinot noir.

Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

Rating: Unrated
Use up that leftover brown rice and try something new for breakfast. Experiment with it to make it your own, you can try using any mixture of dried fruit instead of the blueberries.

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Easy Weeknight Dinners

These recipes can all be on the table, ready to eat, in less than 45 minutes.

Broiled Scallops

Rating: 4.34 stars

My husband thinks these scallops are better than any we have found in any restaurant.