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 for whatever reason, 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, 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, Creamy, Garlicky Shrimp Skillet or a truly next-level 40-Cloves-of-Garlic Chicken Alfredo.

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


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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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.

Broken Heart Chocolate Cake
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And if you've 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.

Above all, treat yourself!

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