Tender green beans and savory mushrooms are tossed in garlic cream sauce and topped with crispy shallots for a delicious update of the ubiquitous holiday casserole.
Silky mashed potatoes get a flavor boost from slow browned onions and a savory sauce.
Skillet-roasted corn is tossed with grated Mexican cheese, jalapenos and scallions and dressed with lime juice and mayonnaise in this savory, unusual warm salad for two.
The combination of nutty bulgur wheat and roasted vegetables makes a delicious and healthful lunch or light dinner. Parmigiano and basil give it a Mediterranean flavor.
Crunchy sugar snap peas and radishes bathed in a tangy horseradish-sour cream dressing make an easy and unusual side dish salad for two.
Fresh herbs and capers elevate ordinary potato salad to greater heights in this easy recipe for two.
Shredded chicken and roasted poblanos in a creamy sauce top crisp corn tortillas in these mildly spicy tostadas.
Spicy pickled onions and jalapenos are a great garnish for tacos, tostadas or sandwiches.
Spicy curry paste and coconut milk form the base of this Thai-inspired noodle and shrimp dish. It's an easy and delicious one-dish dinner for two.
Spicy but complex Caribbean jerk sauce flavors tender pork, pineapple and bell pepper in this easy, delicious dish.
Simple to make but savory and complex, this red "table salsa" is a great accent for all kinds of Mexican and Southwestern dishes.
Layered potatoes are cooked so that they're crisp on the outside with a creamy interior. This small batch is perfect for two.
Roasted tomatillos and green chiles form the base of a spicy, complex sauce for slow simmered pork in this classic Mexican dish.
Crisp, crunchy tortilla chips are so easy to make at home you'll wonder why it took you so long to try them.
Creamy ripe avocado is enlivened with jalapeno and onion in this classic Mexican dip. The small serving is perfect for two.
Crisp battered fish, avocado cream and spicy cabbage are layered in these delicious Baja-style fish tacos.
Tangy orange curd and whipped cream in a vanilla cookie crust make a delicious, easy frozen dessert reminiscent of Creamsicle bars. The 6-inch pie is perfect for two.
Browned butter and toasted pecans put this scrumptious tart miles ahead of traditional too-sweet, sticky pecan pies.
Luscious caramel sauce and spiced apples turn ordinary apple pie into an extraordinary dessert for two.
Salting zucchini slices to draw out moisture deepens the flavor and results in a beautifully browned exterior.
Hoisin sauce, ginger and chile garlic sauce give this tender, delectable "pulled" pork an Asian twist. Served on soft buns with a tangy slaw, it makes a great casual dinner or lunch for two.
Pickled ginger and its pickling liquid flavor this refreshing, tangy coleslaw, which is a great match for Asian foods.
Lemon curd lightened by whipped cream makes an easy and delicious lemon mousse for two.
Savory onions and porter turn braised short ribs into a delicious version of Carbonade Flamande for two.
Toasted pine nuts and Parmigiano complement crisp-tender asparagus in this delicious spring salad.