Butter-Braised Nectarine and Aged Cheddar Salad

Nectarine Salad with Almonds and Cheddar

All my life, I’ve been looking for a way to get butter into my salad. And I finally did it! I sautéed thinly sliced nectarine segments in too much butter, and then I tilted the pan to scoop up the butter and baste them. The nectarines get nicely caramelized and super soft. The quick flash in the pan intensifies their flavor. But, it gets better. After I

Dinner for Two: Skillet White Lasagna

Easy Skillet Lasagne recipe

I have something extra cheesy and extra easy for you. I can’t wait to share it! I made this Skillet Lasagne for two because I was craving the flavors of lasagne, but didn’t want to heat up the house by boiling water for the noodles and then baking the dish for an hour. Enter one-skillet, one-pan-to-clean lasagne! I made this a white version of lasagne by making a

Dinner for Two: Creamy Lobster and Shells

Lobster and shells

Just a quick reminder to watch me on QVC tonight, at 8:30pm EST. You can snag yourself a copy of my new book, due out next month! See you live, friends! I feel like lobster is having a moment this summer. No? Just me? Me, all alone in the corner with a lobster tail in my mitts and butter running down my elbows? Sorry for that visual…

Dinner for Two: Tater Tot Casserole!

Hash brown casserole recipe

I know. You’ve been waiting your whole life for your favorite casserole to be scaled down to serve two. Me too. I had to wait until a really strong craving for tater tot casserole hit before I tackled it. I mean, sure, tater tot casserole always sounds good. But, I needed one of those ‘gotta have it now!’ cravings to hit before I could conquer the

Dinner for Two: Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Green chile chicken enchiladas with two ingredient sauce

If you’ve been looking all your life for someone to enter an enchilada eating contest with, I’m your girl. Enchiladas, or ‘enchis‘ as I annoyingly call them, are my go-to. My main squeeze. My warm hug when nothing else will do. And since I hail from the land of Tex-Mex food, I’m going to go ahead and call myself the enchilada queen and say that

Dinner for Two: Coq au Vin

Easy Coq au Vin recipe

What can I say, I’m a Frenchie at heart. I often call Camille my little Frenchie. The truth is, I’ve never even been to France. I have a phobia of flying over the ocean. It’s part illogical, part bad experience coming home from Costa Rica once. I actually even dream about accidentally getting on a plane that is re-routed over the ocean. I can handle a

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