The Stew Lady wearing a head scarf.

Where Scrumptious Recipes for One Happens!

Motivated by a dream to own a bed and breakfast in Vermont and with great enthusiasm for discussing recipes, cookware nuances, and newly purchased cooking tools. I conceptualized “A Weekend Cook.” with a fervor for food, baking, and a fragment of a dream into a treasure trove of tantalizing comfort food recipes for one.

What you will find on A Weekend Cook: Over 200 small batch recipes made with easy-to-find ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions with only the information you need to make the recipe perfectly the first time.

As a seasoned cook, I thrive on culinary creativity, respect for the tried and true, and a little flavor exploration. The cornerstone of my creativity lies in my pantry, where a rich selection of ingredients is always on standby, ready to be turned into delectable dishes. I often find myself veering away from cookbooks, adding my personal touch and disregarding certain spices such as Bay Leaf to truly personalize each dish.

Here you will find the perfect recipes for one that I have taken from a lifetime of cooking experiences and scaled them down to one hearty serving.

My culinary journey began in my mother’s kitchen, where homemade comfort food sparked an enduring love for all things food. My cooking skills evolved in Italy, working in a Paninoteca in the small town of Broni and learning the essence of quality ingredients and most importantly, how to make a single serving fresh tomato and basil sauce. This was followed by a stint in London, where I mastered the art of whipping up quick breakfasts for a bustling B&B. My mini cottage pie recipe is a little taste of England!

My blog is a repository of small-batch and single-serving recipes, all crafted in my humble kitchen. I advocate quality over quantity and enjoy experimenting with slow cooker recipes and other comfort foods conducive to a small kitchen environment. Premade or packaged crusts and marinades find a place in my recipe as long as they complement the flavor profile. However, once you try my rustic pie crust you won’t need premade anymore!

.Cooking for yourself is not only cost-effective, it’s just so much fun, so let’s dive into the pleasures of cooking for one.