Meet Zona

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Hi and welcome to my blog.  I’m Zona and I love finding new recipes and ideas for cooking easy dinners or desserts for two. I often try to make only half or a quarter of a recipe for the two of us.  As you would expect, I get caught up in the process of making the recipe and forget to down-size one of the ingredients, usually salt. Yuck!

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So I am going to down-size as many as I can and post them here so I don’t have to keep doing all the math, because if I’m honest, I suck at math. Ha! Now you know. I sometimes still cook for a small crowd as well and will post some of those favorites here too.


I have been married 27+ years and we have one adult son. We are empty nesters as of June 2015 so we are still adjusting to the change.


We have one very large 20 lb. grumpy old male cat, 17 years old. And I’m very excited because we have just gotten a new Basset Hound puppy, who turned 1 year old in January 2018 and he is amazing! Sadly we lost our old lady dog, 13 years old, in August 2017. She was half black Lab and half Bluetick Coonhound. We miss her terribly and our hearts are broken.

Bugatti (basset hound) misses Stormy


I love to learn and read, especially the Bible. I  also love to travel, golf, wine tasting, home decor, and to organize my home and finances. I know, crazy! Right? Who loves to pay bills??? Yep, me.


If you try any of my recipes I would love to hear comments or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @zonacooksfortwo or Twitter @ZonaCooks


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Zona and Bugatti