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small batch entree ideas for two; perfect for date night in! entree recipes are perfect to pair with any of the small batch sides. most recipes feature a protein, with enough for 2-4 servings.

Bolognese Sauce with bucatini noodles for a cozy home-cooked meal idea.

Easy Date Night Bolognese Sauce

Date Night Pasta Shouldn’t be Difficult. Pasta has a really interesting way of being both comforting and elegant, and this bolognese sauce is no exception.  Bolognese typically takes over three hours to simmer, but with a couple of helpful swaps, this only takes 45 minutes. Of course, if you have the time and you want […]

Mini BLT sandwiches with caramelized onions, arugula, black pepper mayonnaise and juicy, ripe tomatoes. This recipes makes six, but can be multiplied to feed a crowd!

BLT Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Arugula

basically, the best mini BLT sandwiches. When tomatoes are ripe and juicy, it doesn’t get much better than making a perfect BLT.  These little BLT sliders are super easy to put together, but they’ve got a delicious twist:  caramelized onions, and arugula. There’s a step-by-step guide right here for caramelized onions.  (If you’re making more than […]

an easy tex-mex chicken dish with fajita veggies, spices, shredded chicken, and leftover rice!

tex mex fried rice with chicken

tex-mex chicken recipes are the best. Tex-mex fried rice is a pretty delicious twist on fried rice.  While chicken fried rice is one of my favorite meals, it’s fun to shake things up every now and then.  This fried rice is still simple, but has some really delicious ingredients that bump up the awesome tex-mex […]

a spicy buffalo chicken caesar salad recipe for two

buffalo chicken caesar salad :: small batch

an awesome buffalo barbecue chicken salad with all the toppings Warm weather means it’s officially salad season.  This buffalo chicken caesar salad recipe makes enough for two big salads, but can easily be doubled or tripled if needed.  It’s so good, and so easy to make!  It’s part of the constant rotation on our summer […]

small batch spicy meatballs with ricotta cheese (spicy and delicious!)

spicy ricotta baked meatballs :: small batch recipe

what can I make with leftover ricotta cheese?  SPICY RICOTTA BAKED MEATBALLS Ricotta is one of those ingredients that I get for one recipe, and then it goes to die in my refrigerator.  But why?  Ricotta is so delicious!  There’s no reason it shouldn’t be used in its entirety.  So, in hopes to change my […]

a small batch, slow cooker barbacoa recipe that is packed with flavor! this recipe makes about 1.5 pounds of spicy shredded beef.

small batch barbacoa (in the slow cooker)

spicy, small batch barbacoa with wine pairings! Slow cooker barbacoa is a solid recipe to keep in your back pocket.  This small batch version uses only 1.5 pounds of beef, and makes the perfect amount for a smaller household! what is barbacoa? Barbacoa is the word from which “barbecue” was born.  It’s basically a traditional […]

healthier buffalo chicken tacos

healthy buffalo chicken tacos with CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortilla but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I don’t know about you, but I totally indulged over Thanksgiving.  And I’m seriously prepped and ready to indulge again at every holiday party I attend through the end of the year. 🙂  So sometimes, I need […]

an easy, insanely delicious dinner idea for any weeknight. shredded chicken, creamy refried black beans, crispy tostada shells, and melty cheese make the ultimate tex-mex dinner idea! crunchy chicken tostada stacks | a flavor journal food blog

crunchy chicken tostada stacks

an easy stacked tostada recipe Crunchy chicken tostada stacks are a new favorite around here.  They’re insanely easy to make, they’re delicious, and you can make them to fit your exact tastes.  I like mine with some spicy black beans, melty cheese, and hot salsa. 🙂 Another bonus in this recipe is the use of […]

fresh asparagus, crispy prosciutto, fresh lemon, and creamy mascarpone tucked inside creamy risotto is the perfect cozy dinner this season. asparagus risotto | a flavor journal food blog

lemon asparagus risotto with prosciutto

lemon, prosciutto, & asparagus risotto Risotto number five (of the risotto series on the blog) has arrived!  This lemon asparagus risotto starts like a basic risotto: olive oil, onions, arborio rice, a splash of white wine, and chicken broth.  But then, asparagus, lemon juice, prosciutto, and mascarpone transform it into a gorgeous flavor and textural […]

creamy, spicy, decadent cajun cream sauce coats every strand of this linguine pasta dish. topped with parmesan cheese and green onion, it's a small batch recipe for two (plus a little extra!) that is a favorite! creamy cajun linguine | a flavor journal | small batch recipe

creamy cajun linguine : a small batch recipe for two.

I crave creamy pastas.  Do you ever have similar experiences?  I can literally be sitting at my desk during the day, dreaming of dinner, and oftentimes my dreams tend to lean towards spicy, creamy pastas.  Like this creamy cajun linguine. It’s not only easy to make, but creamy, simple pastas exhibit a simple elegance to me.  I […]

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