Main Dish

BEEF SHORT-RIB DINNER FOR ONE

If a guy were to enjoy a favored meal alone, on a cold winter night, chances are this would be one of his top choices. And, only 5 ingredients! It’s okay that men often prefer meat, while us gals like something on the lighter side. Guys… this one’s for you! […]

VALENTINE DINNER FIRESIDE

Valentine Dinner. An easy meal? Candles, fire, and some fun prompted conversation? How does that sound to you! Part two, of my four-part series using your home as a fun place to recreate ambience for a memorable Valentine evening, whether for friends, for two, or a special night just for […]

VALENTINE DINNERS AT HOME

Valentine Dinner. Do you really want to go out to a busy restaurant? Surely the servers would rather be elsewhere? You are creative. Surely with a little help and a few ideas, you could create an amazing situation for an evening to celebrate, right there in your own home, whether […]

RED SNAPPER CHERMOULA

Whole fish. While your fishmonger may lure your eyes to buy that big beautiful fish, the preparation may feel intimidating. Here is a perfect solution for buying that fish, and enjoying an easy, and impressive dinner. First? Ask your fishmonger to scale, and filet the fish, saving the head and […]

OVEN FRIED CHICKEN & ROOTS

Don’t you just love it when your entire dinner can be cooked in one pan, particularly if you are just cooking for you! This healthy dinner for one can be prepared in under an hour, start to finish, or simply double up the ingredients and use a slightly larger pan […]

SPAGHETTI SQUASH RATATOUILLE IN A SHELL

Spaghetti Squash Ratatouille in a Shell Cooking for one, cooking for a crowd, or simply looking for diverse ways to serve a dinner for two, when one wants meat, and the other doesn’t? Spaghetti Squash lends itself to just such requirements. If you have ever prepared, twice-cooked potatoes, then you […]

SKIRT STEAK DINNER

Making delicious meals for a family has always been easy for me, since I have a large family. Making great meals for two was a bit of a challenge for me, though I quickly realized it was the occasion to cook for quality rather than quantity. But cooking for One? […]

TURKEY

November brings to mind many things, but usually in that mix of things, turkey finds its way into our thoughts. I’m not quite sure why they are not readily available throughout the rest of the year because turkey meat is not only delicious, it is an affordable way to food-prep […]

Chicken in Peanut Sauce

Have you ever had Boiled Peanuts? I never had. Apparently, it’s a very southern thing. And so, a friend of mine from, Southern with a Twist, sent me a lovely package of boiled peanuts. They were so darn delicious that I don’t think I will ever enjoy roasted peanuts the same […]

VEGAN MEATBALLS

You don’t have to be Vegan to enjoy a delicious meatless dish! These Vegan Meatballs are full of healthy, delicious ingredients, and you can adjust the spices you personally like to add, though I am finding the addition of smoked salt, or peppers, give these meatless-meatballs a kind of bacon […]