Cooking For One Recipes

Cooking For One Blog

by Laura on January 17, 2014

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Cooking For One Blog

During 2013 I did a series of recipes designed to make small portions for one or two people.  The recipes I found online were always for large families and I didn’t need that!

I decided it was time to get all of them in one place so you can check them out for yourself.

Over the next little bit I will redoing some of these with prettier pictures and adding some new recipes.

Cooking For One Blog

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

 

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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

by Jody Smith on August 7, 2014

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May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!  Celebrate with these easy 5 Ingredient Cookies!

The world does not have enough Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes.   I hate the battle when I go to the store of looking at the expense of buying ingredients when you can just buy bagged cookies.  They aren’t as good but they are much cheaper.

Then I discovered this 5 ingredient Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and it has changed my world.  They are simple and delicious. Keep them all to yourself, share them with a neighbor or friend. But don’t forget the cold glass of milk or they are equally wonderful with a mug of hot coffee.  Classic and all American, Chocolate Chip cookies are a staple in every chocolate lover’s household. These cookies are  thin- crisp on the edges but soft in the middle, my idea of a perfect chocolate chip cookie. I have also tried these with dark chocolate chips and they are divine!

Ingredients

1 stick of real butter, salted

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup milk  chocolate chips

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Cream butter and sugar- this simply means mix until the two are smooth, creamy, and thoroughly combined.

Add in the egg and mix until incorporated.

Mix flour in well.

Gently mix in chocolate chips.

Drop large spoonfuls of cookie batter onto an ungreased baking sheet ( Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easier clean up-throw away and your done).

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are crisp (the middle will look slightly underdone).

Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

Store in an airtight container.

Recipe makes about 18 large cookies.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
 
Easy and delicious 5 ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Ingredients
  • 1 stick of real butter, salted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cream butter and sugar- this simply means mix until the two are smooth, creamy, and thoroughly combined.
  3. Add in the egg and mix until incorporated.
  4. Mix flour in well.
  5. Gently mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop large spoonfuls of cookie batter onto an ungreased baking sheet ( Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easier clean up-throw away and your done).
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Until edges are crisp, middle will look slightly underdone.
  9. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
  12. Recipe makes about 18 large cookies.

 

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Cooking For One Recipes: Zucchini Muffins

by Jana on September 11, 2013

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Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients:

ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 tspns vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts – Optional

Directions:

  1. Grease two mini muffin pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  3. Beat eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove muffins from pan, and completely cool.

This recipe makes two pans of mini muffins but you will probably eat one pan in the first day! I freeze the second pan for easy breakfasts.

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Cooking For One: Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

by Jana on September 5, 2013

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Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

This is a super easy meat that will impress anyone. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus.

Ingredients:

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1 small pork tenderloin

1 sprig of fresh rosemary

1/2 cup apricot preserves

1/2 cup spicy brown mustard

salt and pepper

Directions:

1. In a small bowl mix the apricot preserves with the spicy brown mustard.

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2. Place pork tenderloin in baking dish and cover with salt and pepper all over. Then sprinkle with rosemary.

pork

3. Pour mixture over top of pork and bake covered on 350 degrees for 20 minutes.Uncover pork and baste and cook for another 15-20 minutes. Ovens and sizes of tenderloins vary so just make sure it cooks until no pink inside.

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Cooking For One-Sausage and Pepper Pasta

by Jana on August 28, 2013

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Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

I love  this meal because it is quick, easy, and very difficult to mess up. It is also a great baseline so feel free to be creative and add other vegetables that you have on hand.

Sausage and Pepper Pasta

Ingredients:

pasta ingredients

2 Mild or Hot Italian Sausage Links (casings removed)

1/2 can diced tomatoes( I used 1 cup fresh tomatoes)

1/2 bag frozen mixed peppers(Fresh Green, Red, and Yellow peppers could be substituted)

1/2 Yellow Onion sliced

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

A Pinch of Basil, Salt, Pepper, and Oregano

1 garlic clove

1/2 box spaghetti noodles

Directions:

1. Cook noodles according to package

2. While noodles are cooking, cook sausage. Crumble it while cooking.

sausage

3. When sausage is finished, remove from pan and cook peppers and onions until tender with garlic. (Yes, I did leave some of the grease in the pan for flavor!)

peppers

4. Add sausage and tomatoes to peppers and cook until heated through. Toss in seasoning and Parmesan cheese.

mix

5. When noodles are finished, drain, and add to sausage and peppers. Taste to see if need to add more seasonings. Adjust accordingly and serve.

Jana’s Note: This freezes really well so I always make a large batch so that I can freeze half for a busy day.

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Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

A couple of weeks ago we came inside from the pool rather late. It was well past dinner time and of all nights I had no clue what was for dinner. I start throwing out some options only to realize I didn’t have the ingredients for any of them. My husband finally asked if we had the ingredients for philly cheese steaks. Thankfully I was able to tell him yes, but without the rolls. I looked in the fridge and found a can of biscuits and the wheels started turning.

I do not have an exact recipe for today’s post but these are very close estimates and it won’t hurt to be adventurous and give it a shot. It is pretty hard to mess up.

Ingredients:

ingredients

1 five count can of biscuits

2-3 steak ums

1 cup shredded or sliced cheese of your choice (I used slices of cheddar because it is all I had.)

half an onion sliced

half of a green pepper sliced

Directions:

1. On a lightly floured surface roll each of your biscuits into 5 flat circles about an eighth of an inch thick.

dough

2. In a frying pan heat olive oil. Add onions and peppers and saute until tender.

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3. While the onions and peppers are sauteing break the Steak-Ums into small pieces. Place in a frying pan and cook on medium heat. I added a little Montreal Steak Seasoning while cooking for flavor but its not necessary.

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4. When onions and peppers are finished combine with cooked Steak-Ums and mix well.

5. Divide meat equally into 5 equal parts. Then place one part of meat onto each of the rolled out biscuits. Cover each one with the sliced or shredded cheese.

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6. Fold biscuits in half and press edges together so they are sealed. Like a hot pocket or calzone.

7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve hot or put in fridge for a late night snack.

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Cooking for One: Fried Zucchini Straws

by Jana July 31, 2013 Cooking For One Recipes
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Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people [...]

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Cooking For One Recipes: Freezing And Cooking Corn on the Cob

by Laura July 24, 2013 Cooking For One Recipes
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Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to [...]

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Cooking For One Recipe: Easy to Make Pizza Bites

by Jana July 17, 2013 Cooking For One Recipes
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A friend brought over pizza bites on Memorial Day for an appetizer. They were a huge hit so I decided to make them for a teacher potluck at work this week. Again, they were a huge hit and so I thought I would share it with you.

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Cooking for One: Beef and Broccoli

by Jana July 10, 2013 Cooking For One Recipes
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Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount [...]

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