Small-batch, one-pot dishes to share with close friends and family! In Cast‑Iron Cooking for Two, Joanna Pruess celebrates the enduring appeal of cast‑iron cooking and the countless twosomes who love sharing home‑cooked food. Her 75 easy and flavorful recipes feature versatile cast‑iron skillets that are the right size for people cooking for two (or three), whether they be empty nesters, college students, or just anyone who is not feeding a group. You’ll find plenty of dishes that are perfect for any occasion when it’s just the two of youؙ—or maybe even a few of you! Date night, Sunday morning with a couple of kids, or a casual drop-in dinner for a close friend. Real ingredients that are easily accessible, along with a smattering of high-quality convenience foods (think prepared pesto, pumpkin pie spice mix), help the home cook save time, money, and cupboard and counter space. Home cooks are discovering the cast‑iron pan, popular for centuries, as a tool for economical, easy, elemental ways to cook. Pruess includes a section about caring for pans and debunking some commonly held myths about cooking with cast‑iron. Joanna invites the cook to get creative, mix and match, and buck tradition: Buckwheat Crêpes with Smoked Salmon can be served for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. Blackberry Candied Ginger Crisp could even become a celebratory breakfast instead of a dessert. And some of the side dishes, such as Roasted Corn Pancakes with Cherry Tomato Salsa and Sweet Potato Pancakes with Brussels Sprouts Slaw, could be the center of a light dinner or lunch. There’s something for everyone—and their closest friends and family—in Pruess’s latest, Cast-Iron Cooking for Two.