Dinner for Two: Soba Noodle Steak Salad

Asian noodle salad recipe

I’ve got a little plan for your next date night. It involves one of you at the grill, and one of you in the kitchen. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to mingle in between. While the grill master flips the steaks, he has plenty of time to check on the wine level in your glass. Once the noodles are cooked and chilling in the

Dinner for Two: Quinoa-Crusted Salmon Salad

Quinoa salmon recipe @dessertfortwo

Ahhh, salmon. Salmon hangs over my head all the time. I know I should be eating more of it. Every article about healthy food on the internet touts its benefits. But really, I just want a cheeseburger. All the time. Just tonight, our sweet friends brought dinner to our house. She texted me this afternoon and asked me to pick something off the menu at

Dinner for Two: Cajun Rice Crab Casserole

Crab casserole

Let’s talk casseroles. They are my favorite form of comfort food, my favorite form of leftovers, and I just can’t imagine life without them. I grew up on all the greats—tuna noodle, chicken spaghetti (the one with Velveeta-yes, please, and thank you), lasagne, cheesy broccoli and rice, and more. So, so many more. But, a 9×13″ pan of anything in a household of two is

Dinner for Two: Rosemary-Apple Chicken Burgers + Slaw


This post is sponsored by Safeway. Thank you, friends, for letting me partner with brands to help fund the costs of recipe development on this site! I’ve got my eye on the grill these days. It’s warming up outside, but it’s still too chilly at night for me to relegate all cooking duties to my husband on the grill just so I can sit inside with

Dinner for Two: Lobster Risotto


We’re approaching our last meat-free Friday during Lent, and I’m bringing you lobster. I know, it seems kind of extravagant. But, normally, I give up all meat during the entirety of Lent and I’m craving some serious variation in the all-seafood diet by now. This year, I didn’t give up meat entirely because of the human growing in my belly, but I did try to

Dinner for Two: Stuffed Mushroom Grilled Cheese

Mushroom Grilled Cheese

I feel like I should somewhat explain my lack of recipes around these parts lately. You guys, life is happening so dang fast. The minute we got home from New York, we finally realized that we had a baby on the way and maaaaaaybe we should think about getting a nursery ready. Let’s not talk about how I just made a baby registry last week…at

Dinner for Two: Cranberry-Brie Walnut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry Brie Walnut stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Holy emails, you guys! Thank you SO much for writing me and requesting more dinner for two recipes. You make my day, like, all of the days. Thanks again! I might have the biggest surprise in the world for you dinner for two lovers out there, but I’m just not ready to share it yet. I will blab about it as soon as I can,

Dinner for Two: Roasted Vegetable Lasagna


Anytime I slide a giant pan of vegetables into the oven to roast, I feel like I’m winning at life. If I can cover the vegetables in layers of cheese and pasta, well, then I feel like I should start working on a killer award acceptance speech. Does lasagna make you as happy as it makes me? I used a standard-sized bread loaf pan to make two generous