cooking for two

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.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
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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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  • 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
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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
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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
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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.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
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 budget breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight nosh ever.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
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White plate of shaved fennel salad with olives, and provolone cheese

Shaved Fennel Salad with Provolone

Simple and lovely and Italian, this salad is a contemporary combination of traditional Italian ingredients from chef Ignacio Mattos, chef at Estela in Manhattan.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
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Paleo Hot Cocoa

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

Rich, creamy, and divine. It also just happens to be paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-friendly, and adult-approved.

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  • 15 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
A white mug of chicken stock

Microwave Chicken Stock

Here’s how to make microwave chicken stock or broth in the microwave. It’s easy. And inexpensive. Not to mention incredibly quick—done in 10 minutes. Wowsa, right?!

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  • 10 M
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Baked Fries

Baked Fries

These baked fries are easy and healthy and homemade and crispy on the outside and a lot like steak fries. Tempted? You should be.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2