Stuffed Manicotti (Make it Ahead)

Cooking for a small household can be a challenge especially when there is only one or two.  Recipes are usually family or party size when it comes to dishes like manicotti.  I bought a box of manicotti shells that called out to me at the grocery during a pasta sale. It was a 2 for…

Cherry Tomato Crouton Salad

A zesty salad that take no time to prepare for yourself or a crowd.  Make croutons your self from slices of bread.  Other ingredients are cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and olive oil vinaigrette. The salad can be served by it’s self or on a bed of greens. Also you can use the cheese…

Walnut Peach Quick Bread

A way to use up fresh peaches before they spoil.  The recipe makes 3 small loaves from 3 peaches and is simple to make from ingredients that is in your cupboard.  The walnuts are optional if you don’t have any.  Perfect recipe when you are cooking for a small family or just your self. It…

Sour Cream and Dill Cucumber Salad

Refreshing salad for those hot summer months.  Just slice up some cucumbers, radishes, onions and dress with a dill and sour cream.  The dressing is made from sour cream, dill, lemon juice and a tiny bit of horseradish for just a kick.  If you are serving kids just leave out the horseradish which is optional….

Chicken Chowder (Cooking for Two)

Fast and easy made from left over chicken and can of condensed cream of potato soup.  You add chopped celery, carrots, potato, onion, corn and milk.  Finish off with a sprinkle of dill weed and soup crackers.  Wonderful hearty meal anytime of the year.  This is a recipe that you can make your own with…

Neapolitan Cauliflower

Completely different but delicious recipe for Cauliflower.  The cauliflower is blanched for 5 minutes in salted water and drained.  Then dressed with a lemon olive oil dressing and tossed with chopped pimento stuffed olives,  green onion, celery, capers and fresh parsley.  Served warm or cold.   It is a light refreshing side dish in the…

Corn Beef Hash with Eggs

Wonderful breakfast made from left over corn beef, potatoes and carrots.  Chopped into bite size pieces and sautéed with chopped onion and sweet peppers.  When potatoes are just about brown add eggs on top.  Leftovers from New England boiled dinner can be utilized for this dish. Chopped corn beef, potatoes and carrots left over from…

Lasagna Roll Ups (Cooking For Two)

Lasagna for two recipe but made with the noodles rolled up into servings.  The roll ups is full of Italian flavor of ground meat, cheese and tomato sauce. Just perfect for a dinner for one or two people.  You can double this recipe to make more servings.  Just multiply the basic recipe to as many…

Shrimp Scampi (Cooking for 2)

Shrimp Scampi in a elegant lemon garlic butter sauce over pasta, is an easy and quick to prepare in just 30 minutes.  Serve with salad, rolls and white wine to complete the delicious meal for two people.  A few lighted candles and you have a romantic meal in a flash.

Small Batch Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

A simple small batch recipe for broccoli and cheese corn bread that is prefect for size for 2 people.  It is made quickly from self rising cornmeal, with grated cheddar cheese and broccoli florets. I baked this in a 8 inch iron skillet so mine was a little thin.  A small skillet or casserole will…