Dinner for Two: Easy and Innovative Recipes for One, Two, or a Few

The Countryman Press
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Easy solutions for the most harried meal of the day, from Table for Two blogger Julie Wampler 

Leftovers are overrated! Avoid having too much food at dinner with these simple two-serving meals. With 70 brand-new recipes, Julie encourages beginner and seasoned cooks alike to cook at home, even when time is tight and everyone is tired. Her approachable and inspiring recipes include:

  • Rustic Pot Pie with Biscuits
  • Sloppy Joe Mac 'n Cheese
  • Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Comfort Stew
  • Beer-Braised Roast with Polenta
  • Garden Vegetable Egg Bake

There's something for everyone in Dinner for Two including breakfast for dinner!

70 color photographs

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About the author

Julie Wampler is a full-time web developer turned recipe developer, blogger, and photographer. She created her food blog, TableForTwoBlog.com, in 2011 to share her love of food and cooking with the world. Her recipes and photography have been featured in many publications, including The Food Network Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, The Huffington Post, and Buzzfeed, and she was named Blogger of the Day on Anderson Cooper Live. Her recipes are quick, easy, and above all, inspiring and delicious. Julie lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband.

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Publisher
The Countryman Press
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Published on
Nov 16, 2015
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781581576115
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Language
English
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Genres
Cooking / Courses & Dishes / General
Cooking / General
Cooking / Methods / Cookery for One
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