cooking for two

Pieces of perfectly grilled fish made with the technique explained in 'how to grill fish', on a rimmed baking sheet with a metal spatula.

How To Grill Fish

Scared of fish? We understand. Actually, it’s not the fish that scares most folks. It’s the cooking of said fish. Not anymore.

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A black skillet containing a cheese omelet, topped with chives and Gruyere

Cheese Omelet

A magnificently indulgent omelet for two that’s exactly what you make when you’re feeling like reveling in something simple yet still sophisticated and is perfect at any time of day.

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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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A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese doesn’t get any easier than this 3 ingredient macaroni and cheese that’s done in 20 minutes. Kids! Dinner!

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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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A roasted sweet potato on a speckled plate with a dollop of butter melting into the flesh and a small spoon with a scoop of potato on it resting beside the whole sweet potato.

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.

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A pepper and egg sandwich on a wooden table with pieces of pepper and onion falling out.

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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A tangle of tomato and tuna spaghetti on a white plate.

Tuna and Tomato Spaghetti

Good and cheap. That pretty much sums up this pantry supper made with stuff we suspect you already have on hand.

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A white plate of fried potatoes with eggs, covered in cheese with a skillet in the background and a fork and knife on the plate.

Fried Potatoes and Eggs

There’s a lot to be said for a diner-style dish like this one, though we prefer it made at home, minus the wobbly seats, the sticky laminated menu, and sometimes surly service.

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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?!

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