Date night needs a new routine.  Standing in line at the newest restaurant and precariously holding a drink with condensation in your hand is not a good way to start date night. Do you catch yourselves stealthy watching the progress of other diners?

“Does that table look like they’re about to finish?”
“Gee, I hope they don’t order dessert.”
“Can you believe how some people languish in a chair when others are starving?!”

Let’s avoid those lines.  And the ditzy hostess who seats Ryan Gosling look-alikes before you, no matter when they walked in the door.

Let’s take date night into our own hands!  I’ve got a plan for you.

First, choose cocktails from  my Drinks For Two collection.

Next, peruse my Dinners For Two recipe collection:
Dinners For Two

Before you get to work mixing drinks and making dinner, how about a quick appetizer to hold you over?  This two ingredient artichoke hummus is perfect.

All you need is a small jar of artichoke hearts marinated in olive oil and Italian herbs, and one can of chickpeas.  It couldn’t simpler.


Put both ingredients into a food processor and puree.  That’s it!  Taste with pita chips and add salt or more olive oil to taste, but in my experience, it doesn’t need it.


Here’s to a better date night!

Yield: 1 cup

2-ingredient Hummus

2-ingredient Hummus

A quick and easy dip that everyone will love!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 6-ounce jar of marinated artichoke hearts
  • pita chips for serving


  1. Place the rinsed chickpeas in the food processor. Add the entire contents of the artichoke jar. Puree until smooth.
  2. Serve with pita chips.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 799mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g

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