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A slice of sourdough bread covered in melted, browned, bubbly cheese set on top of a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The bread is cut in two.

Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bread

Quick & Easy Garlic Bread for Two Want to pin this for later? Click here! This cheesy garlic bread recipe steps it up a notch by using roasted garlic butter (which is heaven), and gooey, melty cheese.  Roasted garlic is the easiest thing in the world to make – and I have a link coming […]

spicy smashed black bean recipe

spicy smashed black beans recipe

a smashed black bean recipe for canned black beans Smashed black beans are an awesome side dish for Tex-Mex food.  This particular recipe for smashed black beans packs a flavor punch, and also delivers on the heat.  But it’s easy to adjust if you don’t want a lot of spiciness!  Smashed beans have a consistency […]

brussels sprouts for two

small batch roasted brussels sprouts with parmesan

Brussels sprouts are easily one of our favorite vegetables, and one that we eat almost weekly.  These small batch roasted spicy brussels sprouts with parmesan are a really good side dish for date night in!  They are perfect to eat with grilled steak, roasted chicken, or whatever you like! This recipe makes enough for two […]

twice baked potato packed with cheese, sour cream, green onion, butter, and seasonings!

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes for Two

Stuffed Potatoes Loaded with Flavor.  The first official side dish of my new “date night series” has to be a potato, of course.  But these are no ordinary potatoes.  THESE … these are loaded twice baked potatoes. 🙂 Full of cheese, sour cream, chives, and flavor! This recipe is made for two people, hence the […]

garlic and herb dinner rolls

small batch garlic + herb dinner rolls

I set out to reshoot my original milk + yeast rolls, but then I got sidetracked.  So instead, here’s a brand new recipe for garlic and herb dinner rolls. 🙂  Not a bad deal, if I do say so myself. By small batch rolls, I mean 8-9 rolls.  I always find recipes for 24 – […]

easy yeast rolls covered in everything bagel seasoning. everything rolls recipe | a flavor journal food blog

small batch everything seasoning rolls

everything seasoning rolls What is true love?  True love is everything seasoning and bread.  Sometimes rolls are just an afterthought; generally thought of as vessels to sop up all of the juices / gravy / leftover flavor treats from your Thanksgiving Day plate.  But rolls are one of my favorite parts of any celebratory meal, so I […]

fluffy, soft, milk + yeast dinner rolls are my favorite roll recipe. milk + yeast soft dinner rolls | a flavor journal food blog

my favorite milk + yeast soft rolls

One of my favorite puzzle pieces that makes up a Thanksgiving dinner has GOT to be dinner rolls.  My aunt religiously purchases the same brand every year, and ensures that there are at least three rolls available per guest.  It’s serious.  She always says, “Mrs. Rhodes prepared our rolls for us this year.  How thoughtful of […]

rich blue cheese + butter, smoky bacon, and cream are combined and stuffed into these twice baked potatoes for a gourmet touch at your next family meal! blue cheese, butter + bacon stuffed twice baked potatoes | a flavor journal food blog

twice baked potatoes with blue cheese, butter, + bacon :: Shareable Feasts with Dairy Management, Inc.

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #UndeniablyDairy #CollectiveBias Is there a better flavor combo than blue cheese and bacon?  I particularly love blue cheese and bacon on top of thick-cut pub chips, sprinkled with some green onion for character, but stuffed into a […]

crunchy bacon, rich smoked gouda, and spicy fresh jalapeño are mixed into these twice baked potatoes for an easy and super delicious side dish for two! twice baked potatoes with smoked gouda, bacon + jalapeño : a small batch recipe | a flavor journal food blog

bacon + gouda + jalapeño twice baked potatoes : a small batch recipe

carbs are always in season. This is it, guys.  These are the twice baked potatoes that Mark and I have officially eaten the last three times we’ve grilled steaks.  I probably shouldn’t admit this, but it’s all been within the last two weeks.  And you know what?  I still want to eat more of them. […]

creamy, cheesy, garlic parmesan scalloped potatoes are the perfect side dish for chicken or beef entrees. a small batch recipe for two people is perfect for date night! garlic parmesan scalloped potatoes | a flavor journal small batch recipe

garlic parmesan scalloped potatoes : a small batch recipe.

Despite our affinity with dining out, like, everyday … we are pretty good at “date night in” every now and then.  Our obsession this year has been locally sourced, two-inch-thick boneless ribeyes, and I have to tell you, it has been EPIC. I definitely apologize if you’re against meat, because I don’t want to offend anyone. […]

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