Dinner For Two by Julie Chiou

Dinner for Two Cookbook

About The Book

Introducing 176 pages filled with 70 easy and innovative recipes pared down for one, two, or a few! These recipes are easy solutions for the most-harried meal of the day — DINNER.

Published in 2015, my thought-process for this cookbook is very similar to how the recipes you’re familiar with on my blog — quick and easy but also flavorful. I wanted these recipes to wow and to be something that you could make over and over again. A big part of my goal with this book was to make the recipes easy enough that you can make them even with a busy schedule.

This cookbook is essential for those who wish to avoid having too much food at dinner while also being approachable, fast, and inspiring. It encourages beginner and seasoned cooks alike to cook at home, even when time is tight and everyone is tired.

Each recipe in the book has a colored photograph and is organized by dinner and breakfast for dinner.

Dinner for Two Cookbook

What You’ll Find in this Cookbook

  • 70 Brand NEW and Innovative Recipes. There are a handful of blog favorites revamped for two but 90% of the book is brand new recipes that you’ve never seen before and for servings of two!
  • Beautiful Photography. Each recipe features a stunning, full-color photo that I took myself so you know EXACTLY what your finished product should look like! No surprises here!
  • Recipes that are NO-FUSS and APPROACHABLE. Let’s face it, after a busy day out of the house, we’re just trying our best to get a warm, homemade meal on the table. My book encourages beginner and seasoned cooks alike to cook at home, building confidence and skill in the kitchen. Every recipe went through the, “could I make this after work?” thought process. Many of these recipes are not time intensive and many of these recipes require less than an hour of total prep and cook time!
  • EASY TO FIND Ingredients. I’ve eliminated the scavenger hunt at your grocery store and made it so that each recipe in the book has easy-to-find ingredients that your local grocery store will have. I’ve also eliminated the orphan ingredients where you use half a can of beans or tomato paste and can’t use it for anything else. You can always use it for another recipe in the book!
  • Perfect for ALL Generations. This book is perfect for newlyweds, empty-nesters, college students, couples, families with young kids, and more!
  • Recipes that WORK. Every single recipe was meticulously tested at least 3 times, both by myself, family, and independent recipe testers. You can be sure that every recipe in this book will work and mistakes have already been caught!
  • Fast and Flavorful Dinners. The book is designed to help you get dinner on the table any night of the week with little to no leftovers. There are 50 dinner entrees and 20 breakfast for dinner entrees.
  • Easy to Double or Triple. I made sure that every single recipe was able to be doubled or tripled without being weird. You know how some recipes just don’t double correctly? Not the case with the recipes in this book!
  • VARIETY. There is really something for everyone in this book. From slow cooker meals, to one-pot, salads, soups, skillet dinners, pizza, pastas…you name it!

About the Author

Julie Chiou is the creator of Table for Two, which is a popular food blog that welcomes millions of visitors a year seeking mouthwatering but also approachable, easy, accessible, and quick recipes.

Read more about Julie and her blog here.

Press and Presentations

In The Kitchen with David, QVC On-Air Presentation

Julie Chiou's QVC Presentation on In the Kitchen with David promoting Dinner for Two cookbook

Cookbook Launch Event, Zengo Cycle

Julie Chiou at Dinner for Two cookbook launch party


“I bought this as a gift for my fiancé who has recently gotten into cooking and trying new recipes. He absolutely loves it! The recipes are easy to follow and easily obtainable. We have been frustrated with other books being too complicated and extremely hard to match the end product, but this one is fantastic! A great gift for couples!”

“These recipes are easy and delicious. Every one I’ve made so far, I’ve really liked and will make again. Usually when I get a cookbook (and I buy a lot of them) I make one or two recipes and it goes on the shelf. Dinner for Two will used all the time.”

“I got a ton of cookbooks for my wedding and this one is by far my favorite!!! Perfect for newlyweds who don’t want two days of leftovers. I just made the broccoli cheese soup and it was TO DIE FOR. It was so easy to make and follow along with the recipe. My favorite part is the large, gorgeous pics for every single recipe. None of the other books I received have photos for every dish. What a treat. I also love that none of these recipes require 80 ingredients. They’re doable, but taste really heard to make. Can’t wait to cook more. HIGHLY recommend.”

“This cookbook is the perfect companion for a newly married couple, empty nesters, recent college grad, the list goes on! I can’t believe how easy the recipes are, and how decadent the food is! Great resource for dinner, every night.”

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