Gourmet Recipes for One is a resource of simple, delicious recipes that focus on cooking for one. Single-serving recipes are featured as well as ideas and inspiration for achieving a well-balanced lifestyle.

pumpkin truffles

pumpkin truffles

Pumpkin is one of my favorite fall flavors, especially in all things dessert. What’s best about this recipe is that you can make the whole recipe as a treat for Halloween night to share with friends (or even bring them to Thanksgiving instead of a pie). Or better yet, keep them stashed in your freezer for when you need something sweet. They’re quicker and easier than a pumpkin pie, and ready to eat anytime. Enjoy!

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée CONTINUED »

pumpkin hummus

pumpkin hummus

This time of year, canned pumpkin is a staple in my pantry. It’s a great ingredient to incorporate into some of your basic standbys, quickly giving it a hearty and distinctive fall flavor. Here it works great as the star in my basic hummus, but you can also add pumpkin purée to a creamy béchamel sauce for pasta (or mac + cheese), risotto or even polenta. Use any leftover hummus as a spread for sandwiches. CONTINUED »

kale + white bean soup

Kale is one of my favorite greens, and I always have some on hand in my refrigerator. It’s extremely versatile and the health benefits of kale are numerous. As the temperature begins to get cooler, soups are making more of an appearance in my kitchen, and this is one of my favorite quick and easy go-to recipes.


1/2 bunch curly kale, washed and dried
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 medium onion, diced
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste CONTINUED »

tomato jam

tomato jamNEW

Summer may be officially over, but there are still plenty of tomatoes to be found at the farmer’s market. One of my favorite ways to enjoy the bounty from the end of the season, is in a batch of this jam. It’s a great way to use up tomatoes, especially those that may be a little less than perfect. In my new cookbook, The Coastal Table (click the link for more on that!), I serve this jam on burgers, but it’s also quite delicious layered in a gooey grilled cheese sandwich, or served over a piece of baked fish.

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