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Subject: cooking for 2 recommendations
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 1:53 PM ET
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I am looking for some healthy cookbooks that have small meal sizes like for 2 or 3. Any recommendations?

Thanks. Elizabeth

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Date Posted: 8/27/2007 8:21 PM ET
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I don't really know of any cookbooks, but I just wanted to let you know about a magazine I receive that is WONDERFUL!

COOKING FOR 2, a sister publication to TASTE OF HOME is a good resource for tasty, easy recipes that are sent in by "real" people.  I really enjoy this magazine and have used many of the recipes.

Hope you find what you're looking for!


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Date Posted: 8/27/2007 10:41 PM ET
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I haven't had much luck..the only one I found called for weird measurements..like 12 oz of this or 2.6 oz of that...give me a break! what I usually do (other than eat out/frozen dinners!) is make stuff that can be frozen or used differntly..like I'll make a hamburger patty or two then use the other half pound in a chili or soup. or cook chicken breasts for enchiladas and use theleftovers in chicken spaghetti, soup, or just by itself. I love cookbooks and it's really frustrating when they have 4 servings, let alone 6-8.

cooking for 2 magazine is nice as Jamie mentinoed. I likeallt heir magazines /cookbooks!

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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 10:17 PM ET
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I just got Going Solo in the Kitchen by Jane Doerfer. Most of the recipes in there are for one or two servings, and the ones that make more than that can be used to make other things listed later in the book. (Like a roast chicken recipe that's used to make soup stock, a casserole-type dish, and a soup.) It also has very useful info on storage, preparation, and purchasing various foods. It's kind of in between a starter cookbook and a "real" cookbook in that aspect, but has a lot of great recipes overall.

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Date Posted: 10/3/2007 10:03 PM ET
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There is a book out called Small Batch Baking which is great for desserts.   http://www.recipezaar.com/136426  is a recipe I posted from the book.   I've also made a scaled down for two chocolate cake baked in clean empty veggie cans.   I would look at the various online recipe site like recipezaar.com and in the search box maybe cooking for two and see what pops up. 

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