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Special Occasions - Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Holidays for Two

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Holidays and other special occasions are the perfect time to splurge and cook extraordinary dishes. Unfortunately for couples, recipes for big events are usually written for a family or even a crowd. But just because there are only two of you, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate. These special recipes are festive, delicious, and perfect for a couple.
  1. Elegant Entrees
  2. Magnificant Menus
  3. Spectacular Specialties

Elegant Entrees

Individual Beef Wellingtons

The entree is the foundation of every fancy meal. Some of these recipes are simple and easy, albeit as fancy as one could hope for, while others are more complicated and time-consuming. And the most complicated have detailed instructions below under Spectacular Specialties.

Magnificant Menus

Pineapple/Lime Tart

Although the entrée is a meal's foundation, the side dishes, appetizers, and desserts are essential to a perfect meal - much less a celebration. Hopefully you'll find both recipes and ideas here for rounding out your private feast.

Spectacular Specialties

Individual Beef Wellingtons

Special occasions are a great opportunity for exercising your plating skills. I always consider garnishes, colors, and textures when planning such a meal. But sometimes the entrée alone is so over-the-top that little garnishment is needed. Here are a couple of techniques for such entrees.

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