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Dinner for two

  • Menu

    A Swoonworthy Valentine’s Day Dinner

    This delicious menu is tailor-made for twosomes—no math necessary when planning your ingredients, and no need to deal with crating up leftovers after the meal. If you both like to…

  • Recipe

    Red-Wine Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

    This recipe is great on its own but can also be served with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You may have leftover chocolate-wine…

  • Recipe

    Cocoa-Rubbed Rack of Lamb with Gremolata

    Smoked paprika and cocoa powder add a subtle earthiness that complements the full flavor of lamb. If you can, use New Zealand or Australian lamb; it tends to be smaller,…

  • Recipe

    Apple of My Eye Cocktail

    Unlike most cocktail recipes, this one’s designed for two. However, if you’d like to mix one up for yourself when you’re flying solo, just split the ingredients in half.

  • Recipe

    Jeweled Israeli Couscous

    This simple side is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Use whatever tender herbs you have on hand. Parsley and cilantro make fine substitutions for mint.

  • roasted mushroom salad
    Recipe

    Roasted Mushroom and Herb Salad

    A mix of herbs brightens savory, woodsy, and earthy roasted mushrooms in this light but satisfying dish. If you can’t find maitake mushrooms, use shiitake or, even better, chanterelles. Serve…

  • Shrimp Coconut Rice Bowl
    Recipe

    Coconut Rice Bowls with Shrimp and Vegetables

    This is straight-up Southeast Asian comfort food. Coconut-kissed rice is topped with briny shrimp, earthy mushrooms, and bright, snappy snow peas.

  • Ravioli Salad
    Recipe

    Warm Ravioli Salad with Marinated Cheese, Apple and Tomato

    This new take on pasta salad features ravioli, tomatoes, and, for an unexpected sweet crunch, diced apple.

  • Lemony zucchini Linguini
    Recipe

    Lemony Zucchini Linguine

    This quick, flavorful dish lets you take advantage of the season’s bounty of zucchini. This recipe is excerpted from 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food.

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