9 Meals to Make That May Require Candlelight


We aren’t saying you absolutely NEED to put on Michael Bolton music and break out the candles when cooking the following recipes.

But it couldn’t hurt!

We (mostly) kid, but the following recipes were all conjured up with two people in mind.

If you want to cook for a couple tonight, we’ve got you covered…

  1. King Ranch Chicken for Two Recipe
    • Easy King Ranch Chicken Photo
    • Casseroles are some of my favorite meals. I love the whole process of making a casserole: cooking the meat, gathering the other mix-ins, stirring everything together in a big bowl, and finally topping it all off with cheese before sliding it into the oven. The whole process is an ordeal, but one that feeds your …
  2. Shredded Chicken Nachos for Two Recipe
    • Shredded Chicken Nachos for Two Photo
    • Finally, glorious Fall is here. It’s the only time of year it is acceptable to recline on a sofa and watch an endless amount of television with food in your lap. I’m talking about football season. Being a Texan, football season does not pass by lightly around here. It is looked forward to for months. …
  3. Apple Pie for Two Recipe
    • Apple Pie for Two Photo
    • While I am an admitted chocolaholic, when Valentine’s Day rolls around I tend to look in other directions for our dessert fix. Maybe it’s because we have chocolate so often the rest of the year that when it’s expected we veer away.  Reverse dessert psychology. Truth be told, Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal in …
  4. Chana Masala for Two Recipe
    • Chana Masala for Two Photo
    • I’m having a bit of a moment with homemade Indian food. First, my Indian Butter Chicken, and now Chana Masala. The warm spices of Indian flavors make me feel warm and cozy inside. Plus, I love that the fall colors on the trees right now are matching this bowl of comforting spiced chickpeas. When it …
  5. Chicken Pot Pie for Two Recipe
    • Chicken Pot Pie for Two Photo
    • Have you ever been asked the question, “What’s your favorite food?” For many people, the answer to that ever-popular question might be “pizza” or “ice cream” or “macaroni and cheese” – which, don’t get me wrong, are all excellent choices. But for me, the answer has always been easy: My momma’s chicken pot pie. My …
  6. Fettuccine Alfredo for Two Recipe
    • Fettuccine Alfredo for Two Photo
    • If you didn’t know, calories don’t count around the holidays. They magically disappear. They warm your soul and then move on, leaving you completely unscathed.  So, today, we’re going to indulge in fettuccine Alfredo. I know what you’re thinking—it’s going to be difficult to make. And what a calorie bomb! But, here’s the thing:  it’s actually …
  7. Lemon Raspberry Cake for Two Recipe
    • Lemon Raspberry Cake for Two Photo
    • Sometimes, I’m really craving a slice of lemon cake. And sometimes, I make a lemon cake so that I can use the itsy bitsy gray cake stand I bought a long time ago but haven’t had the chance to use yet. Yes, I’m a food photographer who is sometimes ruled by my prop collection. But …
  8. Alfredo Pasta for Two Recipe
    • Alfredo Pasta for Two Photo
    • You didn’t think I was going to teach you how to make easy Alfredo sauce, and then not give you a recipe or two to slather it on, did you?  This pasta dish is just the first thing I slathered it on. I bathed fresh pasta (I get these fun bi-color ziti shapes from my …
  9. Cream of Spinach Soup for Two Recipe
    • Cream of Spinach Soup for Two Photo
    • I know what you’re thinking — soup? In the summer? I’m here to say it’s not only delicious, but also great served chilled. File this recipe away for the colder months, but also make it now in the summer, and serve as chilled starter. In the colder months, you’re going to want to use baby spinach …

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