Date Night Pork Chops with Endive and Apple Salad / Photo by Alex Lau, Food Styling by Pearl Jones
A honey-shellacked chop, a sharp salad to break through the porky richness, and¡ªbest news yet¡ªjust one pan and bowl to clean.

Creme Brulee recipe / Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Food Styling by Michelle Gatton
A kitchen torch makes easy work of melting sugar into the crackly topping for classic cr¨¨me br?l¨¦e. And once you have one, you¡¯ll come up with all kinds or ways to use it (like [coffee cr¨¨me br?l¨¦e](/recipes/food/views/coffee-caramel-creme-brulee-351540), and [coconut cr¨¨me br?l¨¦e](/recipes/food/views/coconut-creme-brulee-13067), and [pistachio cr¨¨me br?l¨¦e](/recipes/food/views/pistachio-creme-brulee-with-sour-cherry-sauce-233281)¡­).

Morning-After Dutch Baby For Two- Hero/recipe photo / Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Food Styling by Anna Stockwell
Parmesan and thyme make this baby decidedly savory¡ªbut the real beauty here is that the batter can be made up to two days in advance and kept in the fridge for an easy, romantic breakfast for two.

Salted Plum Lychee Panna Cotta / Photo by Bao Minh Nguyen
A few uncommon products, such as salted plum powder, canned lychees, and agar-agar, are easily found online and make this creamy dessert truly exceptional.