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A small blue bowl filled with mashed potatoes and topped with crumbled bacon cheese, and green onion. Scattered toppings are in the background.

Small Batch Loaded Mashed Potatoes

All the goodness of a loaded baked potato, but in mashed form. These loaded mashed potatoes are easy, packed with flavor, and a great side dish for date night in.  This recipe makes two cups of mashed potatoes, which is great for 2-3 servings!  Eat them with steak, grilled pork chops or chicken, or even […]

Cheesy Corn Recipe with Midwest Dairy

Creamy, Cheesy Corn with Midwest Dairy

This content has been sponsored by Inmar Intelligence and Midwest Dairy. All opinions are mine alone. #UndeniablyDairy #gotmilkrecipe The holidays are getting closer!  It’s finally starting to cool down here in the Midwest, and all I can think about is comfort food, decorating my house for the holidays, and cooking way more than I probably […]

A small bowl of buttery mashed potatoes with melted butter in the center.

Buttery Small Batch Mashed Potatoes

Creamy, Buttery Mashed Potatoes for Two ‘Tis the season for mashed potatoes!  This easy recipe for mashed potatoes makes the perfect amount for 2-3 servings.  A lot of us are doing scaled down versions of the holidays this year, so this recipe is a perfect side dish for two people.  It makes two cups of […]

A top down view of a ceramic plate full of fresh green bean casserole, with a spoon tucked into the casserole off to the right hand side.

Small Batch Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Fresh Green Bean Casserole for a Smaller Crowd. *post and recipe originally published on Nov. 22, 2016.  Both were updated on Nov. 10, 2020.* I originally posted this recipe four years ago for Thanksgiving, and it’s been a consistent favorite on the blog!  But as I’ve furthered my food knowledge, I wanted to give this […]

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 […]

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