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Janet A. Zimmerman

Updated Articles and Resources

By Janet A. Zimmerman

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Savory Sauces for Two Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      The right sauce, whether Asian, Mexican, French or American, can elevate your cooking to a new level. These 10 choices are a great start.
    • Recipe: Easy Tomato Sauce Created: Monday, March 18, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      This tomato sauce for pasta or pizza is simple to make but packed with flavor.
    • Recipe: Traditional Lasagna for Two Created: Monday, August 05, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Fresh pasta and balsamella instead of the typical ricotta distinguish this version of lasagna, the traditional layered pasta dish. The small batch serves two perfectly.
    • Recipe: Tangy Ginger Coleslaw Created: Friday, April 12, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Pickled ginger and its pickling liquid flavor this refreshing, tangy coleslaw, which is a great match for Asian foods.
    • Recipe: Spicy Hoisin Pulled Pork Sandwiches Created: Sunday, November 18, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      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.
    • Recipe: Short Ribs "Flamande" Created: Thursday, April 04, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Savory onions and porter turn braised short ribs into a delicious version of Carbonade Flamande for two.
    • 5 Great Ingredients for Two: Meat and Poultry Created: Friday, April 05, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      With ingenuity and planning, an experienced cook can use most cuts of meat and poultry and come up with a great dinner for two, but some cuts are better choices for couples than others. Here are fi...
    • Recipe: Blueberry Pie for Two Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Precooking the elements for this small blueberry pie keeps the crust crisp and the filling bright tasting and delicious.
    • Great Ingredients for Two: IQF Shrimp Created: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Frozen (IQF or Individually Quick Frozen) shrimp are one of the best ingredients you can buy when you're cooking for two. They thaw and cook quickly, and they're so versatile you never have to feel...
    • Recipe: Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Sharp cheddar cheese, pimientos and onion spice up creamy deviled eggs in this easy, delicious recipe for two.
    • Recipe: Andalusian Gazpacho for Two Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Fresh tomatoes and olive oil are the stars in this classic Andalusian gazpacho, which is as easy as it is delicious.
    • Recipe: Warm Steak Sandwich with Horseradish Sauce and Jus Created: Thursday, July 18, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Steak warmed in jus served with horseradish cream sauce make this updated French Dip the best beef sandwich you'll ever taste.
    • Recipe: Red Wine Butter Sauce Created: Thursday, August 23, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      This simple red wine sauce is a great finish for all types of meat and poultry.
    • Recipe: Coconut Rice for Two Created: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Coconut milk flavors delicate jasmine rice in this traditional Thai side dish.
    • Recipe: Vietnamese Chicken Salad Created: Thursday, August 23, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      This Vietnamese chicken salad recipe is savory, exotic and delicious -- and hearty enough for any appetites.
    • The Other Half: Corn Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Using leftover corn is easy with these six delicious recipes, whether you've got fresh ears or frozen kernels.
    • Tacos and Fillings for Two Created: Friday, April 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      From steak to fish to black beans, these eight delicious taco recipes and fillings can match any appetites.
    • The Other Half: Bell Peppers Created: Sunday, October 27, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      When you're cooking for two, it can be a challenge to use up leftover bell peppers, but it's easy with these delicious recipes and great techniques.
    • Recipe: Corn and Leek Soup Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Corn and leeks flavor this easy soup, while bacon and shrimp make a delicious topping.
    • Recipe: French Onion Soup for Two Created: Monday, October 08, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      A combination of slow-cooked onions and crisp browned onions gives this soup a nicely complex texture. Chicken and beef stock provide deep flavor.
    • Recipe: Potatoes Anna for Two (Pommes Anna) Created: Sunday, May 12, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Layered potatoes are cooked so that they're crisp on the outside with a creamy interior. This small batch is perfect for two.
    • Chinese Take-out at Home Created: Friday, July 04, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      With these Chinese-American restaurant favorites to make at home, you'll never miss take-out.
    • Recipe: Croque Monsieur Created: Thursday, February 07, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      The ultimate grilled ham and cheese sandwich, this version of the Croque Monsieur is topped with bechamel and additional cheese and broiled after toasting on the griddle.
    • Recipe: Creamy Asparagus Soup Created: Monday, April 01, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Fresh asparagus stars in this silky, creamy soup; a bonus is how quick and easy it is to make.
    • Recipe: French Cinnamon Toast Created: Saturday, July 05, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      A cross between French toast and cinnamon toast, this delectable breakfast treat is soft and moist in the center with a sweet, crunchy topping.
    • Recipe: New Orleans Remoulade Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Creole mustard and horseradish give this New Orleans style remoulade a spicy kick.
    • Fourth of July Recipes for Two Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      If it's just the two of you this July 4th, you can still celebrate with these delicious menu ideas.
    • Recipe: Egg and Avocado Salad Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Egg salad is enhanced with delicate, creamy avocado for a delicious sandwich filling.
    • Grunt: Making the Most of Leftovers Created: Thursday, September 03, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      When I was in college my roommates and I used frequently make a dish we called "Grunt." It was a take-off on Beef Stroganoff and it featured such things as leftover roast beef, chicken and pork. Se...
    • Gyros: A Greek Classic Created: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      Gyros are a classic Greek sandwich. Traditionally made of slices of marinated pork, packed on a spit, and then roasted in front of a fire, the gyro is one of the world's great sandwiches. Makes 4.
    • Beef Wellington: Elegant, Easy, Exceptional Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      This recipe for individual Beef Wellingtons looks like a million dollars and tastes like heaven. It's also surprisingly easy to make, albeit time-consuming, but can easily be completely prepped a d...
    • A New Way to Cook Mushrooms Created: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Soaking mushrooms, piling them into a pan, and boiling with a little water is the easiest way to cook them, and results in deeply flavored, beautifully browned mushrooms.

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