Cooking for Two

Updated on March 13, 2012
S.B. asks from New York, NY
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My Mom is a great cook. BUT she only makes the same things every week for my Dad. I want to buy her a cookbook that is for two people so she can expand her horizons... and my Dad's taste buds!! I have searched on amazon but nothing really stands out to me. Do any of you have any suggestions? Oh, and the recipes need to be simple, not gourmet. :)

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answers from Kansas City on

there's a book we love called 'cooking with 4 ingredients'. it's more for people just starting out but the recipes are simple and can give good ideas on how to put new spins on everyday things.

also i know you specified recipes for 2 people, but as a family of 3 (and 5 years ago, only 2) i can tell you in my experience, we just had to get used to eating leftovers :) maybe she can make good big meals and then freeze half for later?


answers from Medford on

When we got married someone gave me a cook book called "Cooking For Two". It was great! I used it a lot and over the years still had favorites in it. Just doubled it sometimes after we had kids. It was 38 years ago. I bet theres something similar but more up to date on the store shelves now.



answers from Joplin on

Taste of Home has something.



answers from Dallas on

Buy Rachael Ray's 30 minute meal cook books. Do they mind having leftovers? They wouldn't have to cook as much but still get healthy meals if they technically made a little more than what is necessary for just two people.



answers from St. Louis on

I seem to remember that Taste of Home had come out with a cookbook for two but I'm not sure. You can probably google Taste of Home and check their website out.



answers from Honolulu on

Get a subscription for her, called "Everyday Food."
Which is Martha Stewart's recipe magazine.
It is good.
It is simple and easy.
It is for a standard 4 serving size.

I have made a lot of things from this magazine.

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