Cooking for One, Eating for Two

Enjoy the perks of a valentine-free Valentine’s Day.

If you’re on your own for this exhaustingly couple-centric holiday, don’t fret. In fact, not having to worry is definitely the best part about dining solo. Take it as a blessing that you can enjoy a very un-Valentine's Day dinner tonight, free of dainty sweets, suggested serving sizes, sharing or having to cater to someone else's tastebuds. Here are a few ideas to get you going.

Enjoy Garlicky Greatness

Since there's no reason to shy away from garlic breath, make the savory and pungent flavor bomb a main event with quick cooking pastas like spaghetti aglio e olio or this Creamy, Garlicky Shrimp Skillet.

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Food Stylist: Rebecca Jurkevich Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food Stylist: Rebecca Jurkevich Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

Eat Saucy, Saucy Wings

Dig into your favorite sauce-drenched wings (these buffalo wings are baked so you don't have to work up a sweat over a fryer) without worrying about how messy it is. Also, double dip as much as you like!

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RYAN DAUSCH

Use the Big Bowl (or Plate)

Break out your sweats and eat your favorite comfort food out of a bowl. Marcela Valladolid's Extra Cheesy Mex Mac 'n' Cheese will do the trick if you're craving something cheesy.

Don't Worry About Sharing Dessert

Keep things simple and bake a batch of your favorite cookies. No need to fight over the last piece. It's yours for the taking.

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This deliciously cathartic cake will crack you up on Valentine's Day.

And if you've still got some steam to blow off , channel your rage into making this deliciously symbolic Broken Heart Chocolate Cake, made from a melted down box of chocolates and sugary glass that's made to be crushed.

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