Cooking for One

Two highball glasses filled with watermelon Moscow mule and topped with a mint sprig. A bowl of ice, watermelon and lime wedges on the side.

Watermelon Moscow Mule

If you’re a fan of the classic mule, made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime, then you’re gonna love the addition of fresh watermelon and mint to it.

A white plate white 2 pieces of fish, one sliced and one whole with crisp skin attached. Garnished with slices of lemon, lime, and parsley.

Pan-Seared Fish Fillet

Healthy isn’t necessarily boring or penance. This lovely (and quick!) dinner is so darn delectable, you’re going to completely forget it’s good for you.

Three pulled pork grilled cheese sandwiches stacked on top of each other and secured with a wooden skewer.

Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

This brilliant sandwich works with any pulled pork you’ve got, leftover or freshly smoked. But trust us, you won’t be able to make these fast enough to keep up with the demand.

A glass bowl filled with Sriracha mayonnaise and a typed label underneath.

Sriracha Mayonnaise

A simple dipping sauce, sandwich spread, and all around awesome something to slather, dunk, or otherwise devour with anything and everything.

A classic grilled cheese sandwich--buttered grilled bread and oozing Cheddar cheese

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Just as cheesy and comforting as it was when you were six years old. And who couldn’t benefit from feeling like you’re six again and all is right with the world?

A nonstick skillet filled with scrambled eggs topped with chopped chives

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs. They may seem so simple as to defy a recipe. And yet sometimes a precise technique makes all the difference. Here’s how to make the best ones ever.

Two individual servings of chocolate mouse in glass tumblers served on a small plate with a silver spoon resting beside.

Chocolate Mousse for One

This sophisticated chocolate fix draws on just three ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is satiating beyond belief.

A spoon scooping chocolate mug cake from a blue mug.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Molten, gooey, dense, chocolatey, and done in minutes with nary any evidence, er, we mean cleanup, this microwave mug cake is the solution to when you need dessert stat.

A white bowl filled with sautéed summer squash with a sprinkle of Parmesan on top and a small bowl of Parmesan on the side.

Sautéed Summer Squash

Five ingredients. Fifteen minutes. And with just that you’re rewarded with an enticing side that doesn’t make you dread being healthy. Quite the opposite, actually.

A white bowl half filled with breakfast quinoa, topped with chopped pistachios with a spoon resting in the bowl.

Breakfast Quinoa

A quietly, healthily, nuttily pleasing alternative to your same old oats. Go on. You know you want to try it. So get your quinoa on.

Two roasted sweet potatoes on a wooden table.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Virtuous for its simplicity as well as its versatility, the roasted sweet potato is a thing to behold–and to bejewel, whether with sugar or spice or anything nice.

A white mug of chicken stock

Microwave Chicken Stock

That’s right. Chicken stock or broth in the microwave. Easy. Inexpensive. And done in 10 minutes. Wowsa, right?!

A glass of blueberry spinach smoothie on a wooden plank.

Carrot Ginger Juice

Yeah, we know, you’ve probably already experienced carrot ginger juice. But we think you’re gonna wanna try this unconventional and only subtly sweet rendition made with pear instead.

Four bottles of infused water prepared using the instructions on how to infuse water.

How to Infuse Water

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely.

Bowl of stir-fried clams with chopped shallots, garlic, ginger, and chili flakes on bamboo

Stir-Fried Clams

Spicy, salty, and sweet. That’s what you get from a handful of simple Asian ingredients, less than 25 minutes, and this recipe. You’re welcome.