I am Mary, the blogger behind "Oh That's Good!" I am a former nurse, former hobby farm blogger, former vintage shop owner, and current food blogger.
Oh, That’s Good (for two) is a collection of recipes for two persons or for smaller households. This is the food I cook for myself and my spouse; nothing too fancy, just everyday recipes, adjusted down.
Whether you are newly married or have recently found yourself with an empty nest, transitioning into cooking for two can be a bit of a challenge, particularly if you are accustomed to cooking for a family. Cooking too much food can lead to food waste which isn’t good for the environment or your budget.
My relationship with food has been wild to say the least. Growing up in a family of eight, I was used to seeing a lot of food on the table. When I married and had kids, I cooked for eight when there were only four of us. The amount of food I have wasted over my 73 years of living is shameful. It took a lot of work on my part to change those bad habits.
I have also had a lifelong struggle with obesity. The wild fluctuations in my weight resulted in health issues and the need for bariatric surgery and later a surgical revision of that.
This blog started out as a hobby farm blog where I shared stories of fainting goats, chicken, ducks, geese, donkeys and emus. When we stopped farming, I renamed the blog and redesigned it around food, bringing along all the old recipes.
What you will find on Oh, That's Good!
- Most of my newer recipes are presented with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and photos. The older stuff is in the process of being updated. In that group, you will find recipes for four or more servings. As I work my way through them, they will be rewritten for two or three servings.
- The easy-to-do steps will give you a visual guide to aid in following the recipe. I am a visual learner and I know sometimes if you just see it, you can do it!
- I love to tweak recipes and I know you do too. I like to give you options that will work in the recipe. I will also tell you what not to do.
- My "How to…" posts will provide the most detailed instructions and often are more about technique than the recipe. I want to share with you "the why," not just "the how."
- Just For Two?
- No. "Cooking for two" does not, in my world, mean only two servings. We are cooking for the smaller households, not necessarily for two servings. It may be one, two, or more people. Two servings is often not realistic for what you are making. Many things just don't make sense, like a recipe that calls for half an egg. On the recipe card I note how many servings the recipe makes. If you need more or less adjust it up or down with one click!
- See my Tips on Cooking for Two. In this article I share the tips and tricks I use to make cooking for two work!
Special shout-out to the other baby boomers out there still cooking and loving it! Happy cooking for two, or more!