Category: Recipes for Two (Or Just You)

Slow Cooker Turkey Drumsticks

Drumsticks are my favorite part of the turkey but like most, I used to have them only once a year on Thanksgiving—until I learned how to make them in my slow cooker.  I like to brine my poultry for extra flavor and tenderness but you can skip this step if you like. Brining poultry is

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Lee’s Chunky Applesauce

Chunky applesauce

I bought a few Gala apples at the end of the summer that tasted kind of flat and flavorless so I just left them in the fridge, planning to turn them into pie or turnovers at some point.  Weeks later, craving something sweet and easy to make, I decided to turn my flavorless apples into

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Lee’s Homemade Pancakes

My grandson has given me a directive for his overnight visits: “You don’t ever have to ask what I want for breakfast, G. Lee. Just assume it will always be pancakes”). I love pancakes too but lacking his speedy metabolism, I don’t make them often.  One weekend morning when he wasn’t visiting, I woke up

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Tomato Avocado Toast with Eggs

photo of tomato avocado toast with eggs on a turquoise IKEA FÄRGRIK 8-inch side plate on a wooden surface

I will admit, avocado is an acquired taste. I didn’t become a fan of the fruit–yes, it’s a fruit; a berry to be exact–until recently. For me, it’s best used for its creamy texture than for its taste. More specifically, I treat it almost like a soft, melty cheese. This open-faced sandwich is a perfect

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Hot Chocolate

close-up photo of hot chocolate in white mug on wooden surface

I’m not sure why packets of hot chocolate mix contain so many ingredients, when a rich and creamy hot chocolate can be easily made at home with just three. Leave that Alpine lady up in the slopes and warm up against winter’s chill using my no-measure method. [Don’t worry, I’ve included precise measurements as well,

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Tuna Salad Sandwiches

close-up photo of sliced whole wheat tuna salad sandwich on small cobalt blue plate on wooden surface

This is the unsung hero of my cookbook. Since the recipe consists entirely of pantry staples, it’s one I never really have to shop for and therefore often overlook. But I’m always delighted when I come across a long-forgotten can of tuna in the back of my cupboard because I know immediately that I can

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Steamed Hard-Boiled Eggs

close-up photo of a hard-boiled egg sliced in half on a small cobalt blue plate

For years, I’ve been using a pretty surefire method for hard-boiling eggs in such a way that the shells don’t stick: the cold start method – submerge eggs in water, bring to a boil, let steam 10 minutes, then shock in ice water before removing shells. But I’ve just tried an even better method: the

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Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

close-up photo of parmesan crusted chicken

I never used to like chicken breasts. They’re too easy to overcook so I generally stuck to cooking only thighs and drumsticks. This recipe completely changed all that. In fact, I often buy chicken breasts just so I can make this recipe! 🙂 I’ve made this several times and these breasts always come out tender,

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