Couples don’t need extravagant experiences to foster a strong relationship—you can connect and have fun right in the comfort of your own home. Date Night Cookbook and Activities for Couples provides uncomplicated recipes designed for two, plus bonding activities that make date nights deliciously fun.
What sets this date-night-in cookbook apart from other couples cookbooks:
Simple recipes and complete menus—Each date night menu includes a main course, one or two sides, plus a fun extra recipe, like a dessert. You also get tips for what to drink with your menu.
Tips for two cooks—Work together in a well-choreographed culinary dance using advice for shopping, prepping your kitchen, and divvying up tasks between chef and sous chef.
Games for getting closer—Keep the conversation flowing with activities and questions that come with each menu. You’ll discover new things about each other, laugh together, and express your love in creative ways.
Focus on each other and “get away from it all” without having to go out using this engaging cookbook for couples.
About the Author
CRYSTAL SCHWANKE is a freelance writer, lifestyle blogger, and the author of The Couple’s Activity Book.
“I loved Crystal's approach here because it is so much more than just a cookbook. It's a ‘date night in’ playbook, including how to plan for it, set the mood, and divvy up responsibilities between chef and sous chef, plus full course menus with built-in conversation starters and fun activities. Given that I'm a bit of a klutz in the kitchen and my wife is the chef in the family, It's a Date Cookbook provides a framework where we can operate as a team and enjoy a delicious meal while we're at it. Sign me up for those adobo turkey nachos!” —Michael Kwan, blogger and author of Beyond the Rhetoric
“I absolutely love that this cookbook turns making dinner into a date night that's both delicious and fun! Crystal has put together a bunch of great themed meals and activities that any couple would enjoy.” —Colleen Gershey, baker and blogger from Bakes & Blunders
“Eating in is the new eating out! Cooking as a couple is a fabulous way to spend time with one another, especially when we lead busy lives. Crystal recognizes the importance of spending time together while enjoying good food. This book not only has delicious recipes to cook and enjoy as a couple, but it also has fantastic ideas for how to spend your date night, including fun activities. Pick up this book and your utensils and get cooking!” —Kim John, blogger at Life can be Toff
“Crystal's book is an incredible resource for couples who want to turn everyday events into opportunities for romance, connection, and intimacy. She outlines exciting recipes so you can try new things with your partner and make a normally mundane activity into something exciting and passionate. Each recipe comes with insightful exercises so you can deepen your connection with each other! She has an idea for every occasion, so if you're looking for an easy way to bring more spark and intimacy to your relationship, this book is a must-have!” —Shane Kohler, co-creator of The Living Relationship
“An evening at home can be pretty dull, but this cookbook brings a new approach to date night at home! Enjoy a fun evening at home with a new recipe and activities to keep the fun going. Your partner will thank you for an exciting, fun-filled night with good food.” —Catherine Tyler, founder of KISS Expedition