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A light gray bowl full of creamy parmesan risotto with finely grated parmesan on top.

Creamy Parmesan Risotto for Two

Classic, creamy parmesan risotto for two is the perfect side dish for any date night at home. Enjoy with roasted meats or veggies!

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

garlic parmesan mashed potatoes are packed with garlic flavor and have a buttery, smooth texture.

small batch garlic parmesan mashed potatoes

There are two glorious things in life that should never be taken for granted : garlic and cheese.  When you combine the two, you get a magical, sublime package of flavor heaven delivered directly to your tastebuds.  Then, you add carbs (because the cheese and garlic need a vessel), and you get garlic parmesan mashed potatoes.   […]

chopped brussels sprouts sautéed with shallots, garlic, crushed red pepper, and finished with parmesan cheese and a touch of cream | a flavor journal

spicy chopped brussels sprouts : a small batch recipe for two.

This.  This recipe is EVERYTHING.  We frequently grill filets at home, and spicy chopped brussels sprouts are ALWAYS our go-to for a vegetable side.  I have to give Mark full credit for this recipe creation.  He ate a similar side dish at a rehearsal dinner we attended about four years ago, and he’s been obsessed with […]

creamy pancetta leek risotto

creamy pancetta leek risotto : a small batch recipe for two

I’m such a sucker for romantic food.  The thought of warm, rich, luscious comfort food is directly correlated to my excitement for fall.  Creamy pancetta leek risotto does exactly that for me; it’ something I absolutely look forward to cooking and eating.  Risotto may be my all-time favorite grain, due to the creaminess it produces […]

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