Dinner Just for Two

Dinner Just for Two

by Christina Lane


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From the blogger behind Dessert for Two, a cookbook that inspires couples to get into the kitchen together

Sharing a meal is something most couples love to do; meal-planning programs such as Blue Apron have made it easy and fun to prepare dinner together, too. But home cooks who enjoy homemade food at a reasonable cost really only need a great cookbook, with a friendly voice and delicious recipes, designed to be made and eaten by two. Here is that book. From simple meals to celebratory dinners, comfort food to healthy but hearty options, Dinner Just for Twofeatures 100 dishes, including:
  • Bourbon- Glazed Turkey Burgers
  • Creamy Baked Spaghetti for Two
  • Pear Pecorino Pasta
  • Sheet Pan Summer Salmon

Gorgeously designed with more than 100 photographs, Dinner Just for Twois destined to be a classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682680094
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 109,672
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Christina Laneis the author of the popular food blog DessertForTwo.com, well known for its small-batch recipes, and three books: Dessert for Two, Comfort and Joy, and Sweet & Simple. Her recipes and photographs have been featured byThe Kitchn,Parade, Oprah.com, Martha Stewart.com, Food52, and others, and she has appeared on The Today Show and QVC. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction 13

A Pantry for Two 18

A Few Pieces of Equipment 27

Chapter 1 Pasta For Two 31

Spaghetti with Small-Batch Meat Sauce 32

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Walnuts 34

Pear and Parmesan Pasta Salad 37

Baked Ziti with Homemade Ricotta 38

Pasta Primavera with Homemade Ricotta 42

Caramelized Onion and Swiss Chard Fettuccine 44

Cnocchi, Three Ways 48

Lemon Spaghetti with Artichokes and Bread Crumbs 54

Linguine with Roasted Bed Onions, Fresh Oregano, and Lemon Zest Baked Spaghetti 58

Chapter 2 Skillet Meals 61

One-Pot Crispy Salami and Cherry Tomato Pasta 62

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa 65

Mexican Quinoa with Avocado 66

Chicken Lettuce Cups 69

Mexican Street Corn Tacos 70

Summertime Chilaquiles 72

Sleak for Two with Scalloped Potatoes 74

Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Skillet 79

French Lentils and Kielbasa 80

Baked Greek Shrimp 84

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs 87

Creamy Mushroom Chicken Skillet 88

Sloppy Joe Later Tot Skillet 90

Egg Roll in a Bowl 93

Chicken Sausage with Orzo and Broccolini 94

Chapter 3 Small Pots Of Soup 97

Easiest Tortellini Soup for the Busiest Nights 98

Beef Bourguignon 100

Tortilla Soup 104

Minestrone/Ribollita 106

Golden Cauliflower Soup with Saffron and Harissa 108

Zuppa Toscana 111

Chapter 4 Bowls Of Comfort 113

Black Bean Lasagna Bowls 114

Almost Korean Beef Bowls 116

Falafel Bowls 118

Greek Bowls 121

Steak and Sweet Potato Bowls with Creamy Kale 122

Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls 126

Peanut Lime Noodle Bowls 128

Chicken Burrito Bowls 130

Smoky Pork and Yellow Rico Paella Bowls 132

Roasted Potato Bowls with Broccoli and Gribiche 134

Crunchiest Chinese Chicken Salad 136

Roasted Mushroom, Barley, and Brie Bowls 138

Corn, Tomato, and Dill Summer Pasta Salad 141

Peach Cucumber Salad with Fresh Mozzarella 142

Chapter 5 Love From The Oven 145

Fish en Papillote 146

Oven Risotto with Crispy Kale 148

Barbecue Chicken-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 150

Carrot Ginger Salmon 153

Puff Pastry Veggie Tart 154

Lentil Enchiladas 157

Mini Quiche Lorraine with Salad (and the Only Salad Dressing You'll Ever Need) 160

Crispy Pork Chops with Asparagus and Lemon Cream 165

Spicy Broccoli and Ricotta Calzones 168

Classic Cheese Fondue for Two 172

Soy-Roasted Mushroom and Sweet Potato Tacos 174

Parmesan-Crusted Salmon with Veggies 176

Oven Tandoori Chicken 179

Balsamic and Maple-Glazed Protein of Choice 181

Hot Honey Lime-Glazed Protein of Choice 182

Butter-Roasted Vegetables 185

Chapter 6 Bread Makes It A Meal 191

Chicken and Giardenera Subs with Marinara 192

Best-Ever Veggie Sandwiches 195

Cheddar Scallion Waffles 196

Pila Pizzas with Pepita Cilantro Pesto, Salami, and Corn 199

Classic Panzanella 200

Turkey Apple Butter Grilled Cheese 203

Bourbon-Glazed Turkey Burgers 204

Pizza Baguettes 207

Thai Peanul Roast Beef Wraps 210

Chapter 7 Cook Once, Eat Twice 213

Take One Boasted Chicken 214

Spatchcock Chicken 215

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas 218

Barbecue Chicken Cornbread Casserole 221

Southwestern Chicken Cobb Salad 222

Engagement Chicken Pasta 224

Take One Big Batch of Mashed Potatoes 226

Really Good Mashed Potatoes 227

Loaded Potato Soup 228

Samosa Potato Patties 231

Take One Big Batch of Cheese Sauce 232

Master Cheese Sauce 233

Broccoli Cheese Soup 234

Totchos 237

Green Chile Mac & Cheese 238

Take One Big Batch of Beans 240

A Good Pot of Beans 241

Best-Ever Bean Burgers 244

My Famous Retried Beans 246

Simple Rosemary Bean Soup 247

Take One Big Batch of Roasted Veggies 248

Roasted Veggies 249

Veggie Hash Under Eggs 251

Veggie Hash Over Pasta 252

Cacio e Pepe Polenta Casserole 255

Chapter 8 Small-Batch Bread 257

Focaccia 258

Brioche-Style Hamburger Buns 260

Perfect Dinner Rolls 264

Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins 267

Cheddar Carlic Biscuits 268

Naan 271

No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread 272

Chapter 9 A Few Desserts For Two 275

Cheesecake Bars with 5-Minute Microwave Lemon Curd 276

Mini Vanilla Cake 279

Mini Chocolate Cake 282

Angel Food Cake in a Loaf Pan 285

Raspberry Brownies with Chambord Glaze 287

Key Lime Pie in a Loaf Pan 289

Two Mini Apple Pies 291

Mini Chocolate Cream Pie 294

Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes 296

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes 298

5-Minute Chocolate Mousse 300

Strawberry Mousse 303

Chocolate Fondue for Two 304

S'mores Baked Alaska 306

Small-Batch Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies 309

Leftovers 311

Acknowledgments 323

Index 325

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