cooking for two

Banana Bread Muffins

Banana Bread Muffins

“An absolute knockout!” “Wowzers!” “Incredibly moist.” “Just like banana bread.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops

Seared scallops are perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner in existence. Here’s how to cook them to perfection.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 23
Baking sheet lined with parchment and covered with easy roasted carrots and onions with burnt edges

Easy Roasted Carrots

Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.

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  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
A white plate with a tarragon chicken leg and thigh on it, sliced onion and tarragon on top

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
A white plate of zucchini linguine--with pasta, zucchini, garlic, capers, mint, dill, and cheese with a fork

Zucchini Linguine

This zucchini linguine is a panoply of summer abundance with summer squash and herbs crowding out the usual pasta sauce suspects. No complaints here.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A raspberry crostata--a rustic tart with the crust folded over a filling of raspberries--on a sheet of parchment

Raspberry Crostata

Sometimes a pie craving is just too strong to wait for a plate and fork and fussily crimping a top crust. Enter this easy peasy yet elegant crostata.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
Bowl of cashew chicken with chunks of stir-fried chicken, carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, cashews

Cashew Chicken

Cashew chicken is one of the most beloved Chinese recipes in America. Dark meat, snap peas, carrots, and cashews are seared then tossed in a silky sauce.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 5
Cutting board and knife with a salt and pepper rib eye steak

Salt and Pepper Rib Eye Steak

Rib eye steak. Salt. Pepper. Flame. And this technique. That’s all it takes to create one of the most superlative suppers known to man.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 14
Copper skillet with a potato chip and chive omelet, a wooden spoon resting inside

Potato Chip and Chive Omelet

Sorta like a first grader’s culinary experiment that unexpectedly turns into something deliciously right and, we dare say, unexpectedly sophisticated.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Grilled Chicken Tacos With Mango

Grilled Chicken Tacos With Mango

Yep. Grilled chicken tacos with mango. Prepare to be astounded. (What? Perhaps you were expecting a humdrum weeknight dinner?)

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  • 40 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Light and Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

“The best scrambled eggs that I have ever made!” “Light, fluffy, slightly moist.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Rye Pancakes with Maple Pears

Rye Pancakes with Maple-Pear Compote

Lest you worry these remarkably delicate, nutty rye pancakes being too ascetic, rest assured they go splendidly with the sweetness of pears sautéed in gobs of butter and maple syrup.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A bowl with three spare ribs glossed with a sweet-sour sauce, on top lime zest

Chinese Sweet and Sour Spareribs

Tender baby back pork ribs are marinated in a spicy, spunky, spirited brew of rice wine and soy sauce brew and then braised, low and slow, until tender. Um, yum.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H
  • 0