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Oct 5, 2010 12:55 PM

ISO a good cooking for two cookbook...

I think I'm starting to use new recipes less and less because I have to think about dinner fairly quickly and then cook it and I get impatient with cooking small amounts. So I would never make a small batch of easy to cook chilli - I got up this morning and made a nice big batch so I could fill my freezer.

Any thoughts on a book full of delicious recipes geared towards 2 people? My mum used to have a really 70's / 80's book called cooking for two, I think, but it always screamed "NEWLY WED" to me.

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  1. EatingWell has a book called "Serves Two" you might have a peek at. I own it, but, am embarrassed to admit I haven't looked at it much. But, it won the James Beard award for "healthy" cooking the year it came out, which was a couple of years ago.

    Also, Judith Jones, Julia Child's editor, had a book out last year called The Pleasures of Cooking for One. I haven't cooked from it, but I've noticed that some of the recipes appear to serve two, also. I'm sure it's a book most public libraries would have.


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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      Eating Well magazine usually has a section dedicated to recipes for two. They also scale down other recipes from 6 or 8 to 4.

      If you're looking for a muffin or cookie recipe, try The website lets you plug in the number of servings you want and scales the ingredients. I choose recipes that have 4 or 5 stars- banana bread, pumpkin muffins, chocolate chip cookies... I've made small batches of all and they came out good.