Meet Zona

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Hi and welcome to my blog.  I’m Zona and I’m a simple home cook. I love finding new recipes and ideas for cooking easy dinners or desserts for two.

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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!


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 now have two Basset Hounds, Bug and Sprocket and I’m in love with both of them!

Bugatti (basset hound) misses Stormy


Sprocket - basset hound

















Sadly we lost our old lady dog, 13 years old, in August 2017. She was half black Lab and half Bluetick Coonhound. We also lost our 17 1/2 year old cat, in July, 2018. We miss them terribly and our hearts are broken.


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