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Rekindle the joy of Cooking For Two with our collection of delicious empty nest recipes. Say goodbye to leftovers and hello to healthier, satisfying meals. Explore over 50 easy-to-follow recipes, including main dishes, breakfast delights, delectable sides, and sweet desserts, all perfectly portioned for two. Light the candles, set the mood with music, and savor the pleasure of shared cooking experiences!

Congratulations on embracing your new empty nester status! This exciting phase brings many opportunities, including the chance to rediscover the joy of cooking, but this time, it’s tailored for two. This post is dedicated to all the empty nesters out there, presenting over 50 delightful recipes specifically designed for couples.

Adjusting to cooking for just two can be a bit of a shift, especially if you’re accustomed to preparing meals for a whole family. The tasks of meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking might seem daunting at first, but there’s no need to fret. We’re here to make this transition smoother and more enjoyable with a carefully curated selection of empty nester recipes.

Hold off on hanging up your apron! With a bit of planning and a collection of splendid recipes for two, you’ll soon find yourself whipping up amazing meals with ease. And here’s a bonus: you’ll say goodbye to the days of endless leftovers.

Cooking for two brings its own set of joys. You might even notice a shift towards healthier eating habits. Now that you’re not catering to the diverse palates of your children, you have the freedom to select ingredients and dishes that you truly relish. Embrace this chance to explore new flavors and cuisines, creating memorable meals that are perfect for two.

Cooking For Two: Perfect Recipes For Empty Nesters

While renowned for our single serving creations, we also boast a delightful array of recipes ideally portioned for two. This section is dedicated to those recipes, perfect for empty nesters or anyone looking to cook a meal that serves two with ease.

For those who usually cook for one, these recipes offer the added advantage of yielding delicious leftovers. Take, for example, our roasted chicken and pork tenderloin recipes – they’re fantastic for enjoying now and later.

Below, you’ll find what we’ve affectionately termed our “Recipes for Empty Nesters.” This collection includes a variety of dinner recipes that are just the right size for two, without leaving too much excess. But that’s not all – we’ve also included a selection of breakfast ideas, exceptional side dishes, and, of course, desserts. After all, what’s a meal without a sweet ending? Our dessert recipes are specially designed for two, ensuring that every meal is both complete and delightful.

Related:  15 Single Serving Dessert Recipes

Dinner Delights For Couples: Recipe Roundup For Two

Embarking on a culinary journey for two? Whether it’s revisiting a cherished classic, marking a special celebration, or setting the stage for a romantic evening, our collection of dinner recipes is curated to cater to you and your partner’s tastes. This roundup is designed to make every dinner memorable, offering a range of dishes that are perfect for a cozy meal for two. Discover the ideal recipe for any occasion, from intimate date nights to relaxed evenings at home.

a whole roasted chicken in a large roasting pan being sliced with a large knife

How To Roast A Chicken For Meal Planning

5 from 2 votes
Roast a whole chicken with ease! Enjoy several days of versatile, delicious meals with this simple, flavor-packed recipe. Ideal for busy schedules.
Lemon Roasted Chicken Recipe
a small pork tenderloin in a mini cast iron skillet

Pork Tenderloin For One

4.92 from 25 votes
Discover how to make small pork tenderloin with our simple, single serving recipe. Ideal for a quick, tasty dinner for one, without any leftovers.
Pork Tenderloin For One Recipe
a ham and cheese slider on a plate next to a tray of sliders.

Small Batch Ham and Cheese Sliders

5 from 4 votes
Enjoy quick and tasty Ham & Cheese Sliders, perfect for snacks or meals. Just right for one or two, they're a delightful mix of gooey cheese and savory ham!
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a roast turkey breast on a baking sheet partially sliced next to lemons

Roast Turkey Breast

4.79 from 23 votes
Flavorful Herb Crusted Roasted Split Turkey Breast, easy to make and the perfect size if you're cooking for one or two people. A wonderful alternative to roasting a whole turkey and no basting necessary!
Roast Turkey Breast Recipe
a beef tenderloin sliced on a white plate next to a bottle of red wine and a red napkin.

Beef Tenderloin Steak For One

5 from 15 votes
A tender and juicy beef tenderloin steak is quickly seared in a skillet, then transferred to the oven to finish cooking. A gourmet meal at home ready in under 30 minutes.
Beef Tenderloin Steak Recipe
Baked Zucchini Lasagna in a square baking dish.

Mini Zucchini Lasagna

4.85 from 13 votes
Healthy, low carb, cheesy zucchini lasagna made with all of the wonderful ingredients found in a traditional lasagna but without the noodles.
Mini Zucchini Lasagna Recipe
half of twice baked eggplant one a white plate with basil leaves.

Twice Baked Eggplant

4.85 from 53 votes
Indulge in this Twice Baked Eggplant, a creamy and cheesy dish that's both comforting and nutritious. Perfect for low carb and traditional diets alike.
Twice Baked Eggplant Recipe
Fish Tacos on a glass plate with lime slices.

Fish Tacos For Two

5 from 7 votes
Satisfy your taco cravings with this quick and easy small batch Fish Tacos recipe. Perfect for two, it's a delicious meal that's on the table in under 30 minutes!
Fish Tacos For One Recipe
baked catfish on a white plate surrounded by vegetables.

Baked Catfish For One

4.80 from 5 votes
This baked catfish recipe is definitely a winner! The fish cooks along with vegetables all in the same pan. An easy recipe that's filled with flavor and ready in minutes!
Baked Catfish For One Recipe
two stuffed bell peppers in a baking dish.

Stuffed Peppers For One

4.89 from 35 votes
Create a satisfying single serve Stuffed Peppers in just 30 minutes with our quick, easy recipe. Ideal for busy weeknights or a comforting meal for one, this small batch recipe offers a perfect balance of flavors and nutrients.
Stuffed Peppers For One Recipe
Vegetarian Moussaka For One |

Mini Vegetarian Moussaka

5 from 2 votes
This mini vegetarian moussaka is a meatless version of the classic Greek dish.  A flavorful and aromatic sauce surrounding layers of sliced eggplant, yellow squash and carrots. Topped with a creamy and delicious Béchamel sauce, Parmesan and Feta cheese.
Spaghetti Squash Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

5 from 2 votes
Learn to cook spaghetti squash with ease, and enjoy our special recipe of delicious spaghetti squash tossed with butter, garlic, and Parmesan for a delightful meal.
How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
Herb Crusted Turkey Roast | One Dish Kitchen

Herb Crusted Turkey Roast

4.90 from 29 votes
Tender and juicy turkey roast with white and dark meat. Easier to make than a whole turkey and a great turkey recipe for a small gathering.
Herb Crusted Turkey Roast Recipe

Perfect Pairings: Small Batch Side Dishes For Couples

Enhance your meals with our specially curated selection of small batch side dishes, designed with couples in mind. Each recipe in this collection is crafted to provide the ideal portion size for two, ensuring no food goes to waste while still complementing your main course beautifully. Our roundup doesn’t stop at traditional sides; it also includes an array of small batch sauces, salad dressings, and breads. These accompaniments are perfect for adding that extra touch of flavor and finesse to your dining experience. Dive into our diverse selection and find the perfect pairings to complete your culinary creations for two.

a small batch of tomato sauce next to fresh carrots, parsley and celery.

Small Batch Tomato Sauce

4.95 from 17 votes
Enjoy this easy small batch tomato sauce recipe, ideal for one or two servings, adding rich flavor to pasta, meatballs, and other dishes.
Small Batch Tomato Sauce Recipe
a bowl of cucumber salsa next to tortilla chips

Small Batch Cucumber Salsa

4.85 from 13 votes
Whip up a fresh, flavorful small batch Cucumber Salsa for your next snack or meal. With crisp cucumbers, tangy vinaigrette, and versatile serving options!
Small Batch Cucumber Salsa Recipe
a small irish soda bread on a white plate.

Mini Irish Soda Bread

4.81 from 51 votes
Traditional Irish Soda Bread is easy to make and requires a few simple ingredients. No yeast required. Quick recipe yields one small loaf.
Mini Irish Soda Bread Recipe
a green bowl filled with roasted brussels sprouts on a wooden table.

Small Batch Roasted Brussels Sprouts

5 from 4 votes
The easiest and BEST roasted Brussels sprouts recipe! Brussels sprouts, sliced in half and drizzled with olive oil, salt, and pepper make the perfect side dish or healthy snack. Crispy, full of flavor, and so easy to make.
Small Batch Roasted Brussels Sprouts
french fries cover with spices wrapped in white paper cone and in a stand.

Small Batch Baked French Fries

4.80 from 10 votes
Crispy oven baked french fries from one potato. Crunchy crust on the outside, creamy on the inside. Easily make homemade fries with this small batch recipe.
Small Batch Baked French Fries
brown bowl with white cheese dip and tortillas on the side.

Small Batch White Queso

5 from 16 votes
This white queso recipe is our favorite! It's creamy, easy to make, and you only need 3 ingredients. Made without Velveeta, this queso dip is one you'll want to make over and over again. Break out the chips, this queso blanco is sure to become your favorite too!
Small Batch White Queso Recipe
a white rectangular dish holding homemade tortilla chips next to a blue bowl filled with green salsa on a silver tray.

Small Batch Baked Tortilla Chips

5 from 6 votes
Discover how to make flour tortilla chips using just three simple ingredients. These homemade chips are quick to make, wonderfully crispy, and golden brown, making them an ideal snack for any occasion.
Small Batch Baked Tortilla Chips
Small Batch Black Bean Hummus in a cup.

Small Batch Black Bean Hummus

5 from 11 votes
Whip up a quick, healthy snack with our small batch Black Bean Hummus without tahini, ready in 10 minutes! Simple and packed with rich flavors, it's perfect for solo snacks or small gatherings. Enjoy this creamy, flavorful spread for dipping or alongside your favorite dishes.
Black Bean Hummus Recipe
a plate filled with crawfish beignets next to a bottle of hot sauce

Small Batch Crawfish Beignets

5 from 6 votes
Crispy Crawfish Beignets Recipe with spicy Remoulade Sauce – this New Orleans inspired small batch recipe yields 5-6 savory, fried crawfish-filled beignets and a side of easy to make Remoulade sauce. A Louisiana tradition, ready in minutes!
Crawfish Beignets Recipe
Parmesan Cheese Crisps stacked on a plate.

Parmesan Crisps

5 from 6 votes
Parmesan Cheese Crisps recipe – easy to make and a wonderful one ingredient snack. Also called Parmesan Fricos, they're great to eat by themselves or use as a low-carb "cracker".
Parmesan Cheese Crisps Recipe
a small jar of salad dressing next to fresh spinach leaves and a blue napkin.

Small Batch Blue Cheese Dressing

5 from 19 votes
Small Batch Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, creamy and easy to make. Perfect for salads or to use as a dip. The ideal amount if you're cooking for one.
Small Batch Blue Cheese Dressing
small jar filled with goat cheese dressing.

Small Batch Goat Cheese Dressing

4.72 from 7 votes
Whip up this fresh, tangy small batch goat cheese salad dressing in seconds! Perfect for enhancing salads and sandwiches with gourmet flavor.
Small Batch Goat Cheese Dressing
a small jar of poppy seed dressing next to two garlic cloves on a silver tray.

Small Batch Poppy Seed Dressing

5 from 4 votes
Whip up this easy Small Batch Poppy Seed Dressing! Perfect for salads and marinades, it's a quick, healthy, homemade dressing everyone will love.
Small Batch Poppy Seed Dressing
a small jar of bbq sauce next to a chicken breast in a baking dish coated with the sauce

Small Batch BBQ Sauce

4.80 from 5 votes
Discover a simple homemade BBQ sauce recipe, perfectly portioned. Sweet, tangy, and easy to make with common ingredients. Ideal for all your grilling needs.
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Related: 5 Simple Tips When Cooking For One

Morning Delights: Easy Breakfast Recipes For Couples

Start your day off right with our collection of easy and delicious breakfast recipes, thoughtfully portioned for two. Ideal for couples or empty nesters, these recipes provide the perfect amount for a satisfying morning meal without any excess. From quick weekday breakfasts to leisurely weekend brunches, our selection caters to all tastes and occasions, ensuring your mornings are as delightful as your evenings. Enjoy the simplicity and joy of cooking breakfast just for two with these specially tailored recipes.

one lemon scone with lines of icing and lemon zest on top.

Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

5 from 6 votes
Bake light and fluffy Lemon Poppy Seed Scones with our easy small batch recipe. Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea, enjoy zesty lemon and crunchy poppy seeds.
Lemon Scones Recipe
banana muffin in muffin pan

Small Batch Banana Muffins

4.91 from 405 votes
Moist and flavorful small batch banana muffins made with just 2 bananas! This easy banana muffin recipe is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack and can be baked in just 20 minutes.
Small Batch Banana Muffins Recipe
three pancakes topped with bananas

Banana Pancakes

5 from 16 votes
Fluffy and soft banana pancakes are made from scratch and ready in just 15 minutes. They're made with just one banana and a handful of pantry staples.
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four strawberry scones topped with a glaze on a white plate

Small Batch Strawberry White Chocolate Scones

4.95 from 20 votes
Bake heavenly, buttery small batch white chocolate strawberry scones using our simple, fail-proof recipe. Delight your taste buds with these irresistible treats!
Small Batch Strawberry Scones
a breakfast casserole made with cubed bread in a small baking dish.

Mini French Toast Casserole

4.87 from 30 votes
This incredible french toast casserole is made with bits of sweet apples and pecans. Perfect for breakfast or dessert and can be ready in minutes! This breakfast bread pudding recipe can serve one or two people.
French Toast Casserole Recipe
egg, sausage and cheese wrapped up in tortillas on a white dish.

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

4.94 from 15 votes
Make Ahead Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Burritos filled with spicy black beans, onions and garlic, eggs, cheese and cilantro.
Breakfast Burritos Recipe
3 chocolate scones on a baking sheet topped with chocolate drizzle

Small Batch Chocolate Scones

5 from 12 votes
Indulge in Triple Chocolate Scones, ready in 30 minutes. Perfectly portioned for a luxurious treat, our recipe combines rich cocoa and melted chocolate.
Small Batch Chocolate Scones
biscuits on a white plate sliced in half and topped with jam.

Small Batch Drop Biscuits

4.83 from 41 votes
If you've ever wanted to make a small batch of biscuits, this recipe is for you. See how quick and easy it is to make fluffy & delicious biscuits for one (or two). 
Small Batch Drop Biscuits Recipe
a mason jar filled with a small batch of butter pecan granola next to a green napkin

Small Batch Butter Pecan Granola

4.91 from 44 votes
This homemade Butter Pecan Granola recipe is the only granola recipe you need! Perfectly sweet, crunchy and full of so much flavor. This butter pecan granola can be ready in minutes and tastes so good!
Small Batch Butter Pecan Granola
one butter biscuit on a white a blue plate next to a lace napkin

Easy Small Batch Butter Swim Biscuits

4.90 from 29 votes
Easy Small Batch Butter Swim Biscuits recipe for irresistibly flaky, buttery biscuits perfect for breakfast or as a side dish. Ready in 20 minutes! Try it now!
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six donut holes in a white bowl.

Small Batch Donut Holes

4.80 from 10 votes
Create delicious Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes in a snap with this easy, no-yeast recipe. Perfect for a quick treat or small gatherings.
Small Batch Donut Holes
a small cast iron skillet filled with homemade cinnamon rolls

Small Batch Cinnamon Rolls

5 from 31 votes
You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade cinnamon rolls! No yeast and ready in 30 minutes. These cinnamon rolls are heavenly, they’re sweet, gooey, fluffy, and incredibly delicious. Made with refrigerator biscuits.
Small Batch Cinnamon Rolls
an apple cinnamon scone topped with a glaze and chopped pecans on a baking sheet

Small Batch Apple Cinnamon Scones

4.78 from 22 votes
Buttery Apple Cinnamon Scones filled with bits of sweet apples and toasted pecans and topped with a delightful maple glaze. This wonderful small batch recipe will yield 4 tender scones.
Small Batch Apple Cinnamon Scones
slice of orange oatmeal cake on a glass plate.

Mini Orange Oatmeal Cake

4.82 from 22 votes
This Mini Orange Oat Breakfast Cake is a dream, it's tender crumb perfumed with oranges makes it ideal for breakfast, an addition to your brunch table or as an afternoon snack or dessert. Made with oats, orange juice and a few other ingredients. Bake in a small baking dish or use the batter to make 2 muffins.
Orange Oatmeal Cake Recipe
a bowl of overnight oats topped with apples and pecans

Overnight Oats For One

5 from 10 votes
Explore easy, delicious Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats for a single serve breakfast. Learn to master overnight oats with tasty variations and upgrade your mornings.
Overnight Oats Recipe

Sweet Endings: Dessert Recipes Perfect For Couples

Explore our selection of exquisite desserts, each thoughtfully crafted for two. These delightful dessert recipes are the ideal way to round off any meal, providing just enough sweetness to satisfy without overwhelming. Perfect for couples or those enjoying a cozy dinner, our desserts ensure a beautifully complete dining experience. Indulge in these perfectly portioned treats and make every meal memorable with a special sweet touch.

three slices of banana upside down cake on a white plate.

Mini Banana Upside Down Cake

5 from 37 votes
Indulge in the perfect Mini Banana Upside Down Cake! Sized just right for one or two, this simple yet luxurious dessert features caramelized banana atop fluffy cake.
Banana Upside Down Cake Recipe
a small german chocolate cake in a blue rectangular baking dish next to a bottle of shredded coconut.

Mini German Chocolate Cake

5 from 7 votes
Bake an easy Mini German Chocolate Cake with rich flavor and moist texture. Perfect for small occasions or a personal treat, ready to impress anyone!
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a small bowl of cherry pie filling on a tray.

Small Batch Cherry Pie Filling

5 from 7 votes
Discover how to make the perfect Small Batch Cherry Pie Filling with this easy, quick recipe. Perfect for mini pies and delightful toppings.
Small Batch Cherry Pie Filling
three shortbread cookies on a white plate.

Small Batch Shortbread Cookies

5 from 15 votes
Make delightful, buttery Small Batch Shortbread Cookies with our easy recipe. Perfect for satisfying sweet cravings without excess. Each cookie melts in your mouth, with an option for a chocolate drizzle. Ideal for sharing or a personal treat.
Small Batch Shortbread Cookies
3 lemon bars on top of each other on a white plate next to a floral napkin

Small Batch Lemon Bars

4.91 from 32 votes
Conquer your sweet cravings with this easy small batch Lemon Bars recipe! Perfect for a quick, tangy treat with no leftovers. Simple, delicious, and just right.
Small Batch Lemon Bars Recipe
a stack of oatmeal cookies on a plate next to a stick of butter and a jar of oats.

Small Batch Oatmeal Cookies

4.97 from 103 votes
Satisfy your cookie cravings fast with our perfect small batch oatmeal recipe! Bake chewy, delicious treats in no time and enjoy homemade goodness today.
Small Batch Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
a small king cake topped with a glaze and colored sugar on a mini cake stand

Mini King Cake

4.77 from 13 votes
Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Mini King Cake recipe. A perfectly sweet, festive, tender and delicious king cake drizzled with icing and topped with colored sugar. Easy to make and the perfect size for serving one or two people.
Mini King Cake Recipe
a soft frosted sugar cookie on a white plate next to a white napkin

Small Batch Sugar Cookies

4.82 from 11 votes
Enjoy our easy small batch Sugar Cookies recipe, yielding six soft, lofthouse-style treats with luscious buttercream frosting. Easy one-bowl baking for perfectly buttery and melt-in-your-mouth cookies!
Small Batch Sugar Cookies Recipe
two flourless chocolate cookies on a green plate

Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Cookies

4.93 from 27 votes
These Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies are THE BEST chocolate cookies! No flour, no butter, no oil needed. They're fudge-like, rich, chewy and easy to make too! Made with cocoa powder, powdered sugar and chopped pecans. This small batch recipe yields 5-6 delicious chocolate pecan cookies. The perfect amount for one or two people!
Flourless Chocolate Cookies Recipe
five florentine lace cookies stacked on a white plate next to a red napkin

Small Batch Lace Cookies

5 from 7 votes
Small Batch Lace Cookies Recipe – delicate, crispy oatmeal cookies that are easy to make and incredibly delicious! These thin cookies are a holiday favorite. This small batch lace cookies recipe yields 4-5 large cookies.
Small Batch Lace Cookies Recipe
six pieces of fudge on a wooden table next to a red and white napkin

Small Batch Microwave Fudge

4.97 from 27 votes
Make a delicious and decadent fudge in minutes with this easy microwave fudge recipe! This small batch recipe is perfect for sharing with friends and family, and it's sure to become a new favorite.
Microwave Fudge Recipe
four fat bombs on a blue plate.

Small Batch Keto Fat Bombs

5 from 5 votes
Keto Fat Bombs – this small batch fat bombs recipe requires only a few ingredients! Cream cheese, cream, and a sweetener. Fat bombs taste just like mini crustless keto cheesecakes and are perfect for anyone following a ketogenic diet.
Small Batch Keto Fat Bombs
a small square pumpkin bar topped with cream cheese frosting and yellow sprinkles on a yellow plate.

Small Batch Pumpkin Bars

4.95 from 19 votes
This is a wonderful small batch pumpkin bars recipe. Tender pumpkin cake topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting and sliced into squares. No need to make a big batch, this small batch pumpkin bar recipe gives you the perfect amount to satisfy a sweet craving.
Small Batch Pumpkin Bars
a slice of hummingbird cake topped with cream cheese frosting and a pecan on the top sitting on a clear plate

Mini Hummingbird Cake

4.93 from 28 votes
This tropical Small Hummingbird Cake recipe is a wonderfully moist cake made with a banana, pineapples, and chopped pecans. It's a delicious scaled down version of a southern classic and is frosted with an irresistibly rich cream cheese icing!
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one vanilla cupcake topped with buttercream frosting and sprinkles on a green plate.

Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes

4.86 from 27 votes
Enjoy two homemade vanilla cupcakes with this easy small batch vanilla cupcake recipe. Delightful, melt-in-your-mouth texture with rich buttercream frosting.
Two Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe
one baked apple stuffed with brown sugar and oats on a green plate next to a scoop if ice cream.

Small Batch Baked Apples

4.84 from 12 votes
Enjoy our Small Batch Baked Apples, warm and comforting with a cinnamon-oat filling. Perfect for breakfast or dessert, they're simple yet full of flavor!
Small Batch Baked Apples Recipe
a small slice of texas sheet cake on a white plate next to a mini baking dish containing the remaining cake

Mini Texas Sheet Cake

4.98 from 49 votes
This is the best Texas sheet cake recipe! An incredibly moist chocolate cake baked in a mini baking dish and topped with a warm chocolate topping. Easy to make and the perfect amount to serve one or two people.
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a slice of red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and a sprig of fresh mint on a clear plate

Mini Red Velvet Cake

5 from 9 votes
Enjoy a mini Red Velvet Cake perfect for 1-2 people. Soft, chocolatey, and topped with cream cheese frosting. Perfect for one or two people to enjoy.
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a single chocolate truffle in a blue bowl.

Small Batch Chocolate Truffles

5 from 3 votes
Create luxurious small batch chocolate truffles with our simple recipe. Enjoy elegant, melt-in-your-mouth treats perfect for any occasion!
Small Batch Chocolate Truffles
a silver tray filled with big cowboy cookies next to an orange napkin.

Small Batch Cowboy Cookies

4.82 from 54 votes
Bake up a hearty small batch of Laura Bush Cowboy Cookies today! This cowboy cookie recipe gives you jumbo cookies packed with oats, chocolate, and nuts.
Cowboy Cookies Recipe
a slice of Cherry Dump Cake on a glass plate.

Mini Cherry Dump Cake

5 from 5 votes
Indulge in a fuss-free mini Cherry Dump Cake, perfect for a quick sweet treat. A delightful small batch dessert blending sweet cherries with moist cake.
Mini Cherry Dump Cake Recipe
bread pudding topped with whiskey sauce on a small clear plate with a jar of whiskey sauce in the background

Mini Bread Pudding

4.78 from 9 votes
Traditional New Orleans Bread Pudding made with French bread, milk, eggs, sugar and spices served with a rich and creamy Whiskey Sauce to provide a little zing!
Mini Bread Pudding Recipe
a slice of pineapple oat cake on a white dish.

Pineapple Oat Cake

4.71 from 17 votes
This old-fashioned Pineapple Oat Cake is light and flavorful and topped with a low calorie cream cheese frosting. It's sure to be a family favorite!
Pineapple Oat Cake Recipe

Bon Appétit For Two: Savoring Meals And Memories

In conclusion, our carefully curated collection of recipes, tailored for two, is designed to bring ease, variety, and enjoyment to your cooking experiences. From savory dinners and complementary side dishes to delightful breakfasts and irresistible desserts, each recipe is crafted to suit your needs as a couple or empty nesters. Embrace this new chapter of cooking with recipes that are just as suited for everyday meals as they are for special occasions. These dishes will not only satisfy your taste buds but also create memorable moments around the table. Happy cooking and here’s to many delicious meals ahead, perfectly portioned for two!

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I’m Joanie and I’m incredibly happy you’re here! Our aim is to inspire individuals with access to single serving recipes, education, and a supportive community that will enable them to enjoy the preparation of a meal that will nourish both body and soul.

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  1. Susan says:

    When is your book coming out??? I can’t wait!

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Hi Susan, we’re excited about our book too! It’ll be out on December 3, 2019.