Impress Your Date With These Easy Recipes

If you’re planning on cooking for a date night rather than going out, there are luckily many simple recipes that are certain to make your date swoon. While some foods may need a bit of a prep time, you’ll be able to pull your recipes together in a matter of hours. Keep in mind that these are just a few of the many, many possibilities, and you may want to try a different recipe if you’re in the mood for something completely different.

How we picked the recipes

We asked users of popular dating apps such as Mingle2 and HUD what their favorite foods were, and selected easy to make recipes that seem much harder to make than they are. With the following recipes, you’ll have no problem pleasing your date on the first date and beyond.

Fettuccine Alfredo


1 pound of fettuccine noodles

4 cups of heavy cream

2 pounds of chicken

½ cup of butter

½ cup of Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper

2 teaspoons of basil

1 teaspoon of garlic

1 egg

1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese


1. In a large pot with salted water, cook the noodles until al dente.

2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, warm the cream. Add the butter, garlic, basil, and seasonings and whisk the mixture. When the cream is warm, pour the hot cream over the hot pasta and toss to combine. Sprinkle the pasta with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Beef and Sweet Potato Fajitas


2 sweet potatoes

½ onion

3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

2 cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of cumin

½ teaspoon of turmeric

1 lb of ground beef

2 cups of frozen corn

Salsa and sour cream


1. Cook the potatoes in a pot with salted water for about 5 minutes or until they are cooked. Cut the potatoes in half and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash the sweet potatoes with a fork.

2. Cut the onion into thin slices.

3. Cook the onions in the oil in a pan over medium heat until the onions are caramelized.

4. Add the garlic, spices, and meat and cook until the meat is brown. Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes.

5. Add the corn and mix the ingredients together.

6. Divide the fajita mix between two shallow bowls. Top the mix with salsa and sour cream and serve.

Chickpea Tacos


1 can of black beans

3 cups of cooked or canned chickpeas

1 small onion

1 red pepper

1 jalapeño

3 tablespoons of cumin

3 tablespoons of chili powder

Salt and pepper

1 small head of lettuce

Sour cream


1 taco shell



1. In a food processor, pulse the onion and jalapeño and add to a skillet along with the spices and cumin. Cook for 5 minutes.

2. Add the beans and cook for 2 minutes or until heated through.

3. Place the bean mixture onto a tortilla and top it with a little sour cream and a tablespoon of guacamole. Top the taco with a tosti tosti and serve.

Easy Salmon


2 pounds of salmon fillet

1 lemon

2 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 lemon


1. Cut the lemon in half and rub the flesh of the lemon with the inside of the lemon halves. Rub the salmon fillet with the cloves of garlic and lemon rind.

2. Coat the salmon with the olive oil.

3. Place the salmon in a shallow oven dish and bake for 12-15 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Quezon City Restaurants

Quezon City Restaurants

The following is a list of restaurants with reviews, menus, and promos.

  • Ling Nam Noodle House QUEZON CITY
    765 Banaue St.
  • Gusi Restaurant QUEZON CITY
    40 Eugenio Lopez Sr. St. cor. Sgt. Esguerra Ave. South Triangle
    10 Visayas Ave, Quezon City
  • Army Navy Burger + Burrito QUEZON CITY
    Unit 16, 2nd Floor SM City Skygarden, North Edsa,
  • Dencio’s QUEZON CITY
    24, E. Lopez St. (near Tomas Morato) Diliman

    72 menu item(s)

  • Reyes Barbecue QUEZON CITY
    2nd Level, U.P. Ayala Land Technohub Commonwealth Ave. Diliman
  • Dairy Queen QUEZON CITY
    3rd Level, Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Quezon City

    30 menu item(s)

  • Jona’s QUEZON CITY
    Upper Ground Floor, Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao
  • Ma Mon Luk QUEZON CITY
    408 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
  • Fleur de Lys QUEZON CITY
    F.L.P. Bldg. 305 Tomas Morato Avenue corner Sct. Madriñan
  • Mang Jimmy’s QUEZON CITY
    MWSS Compound, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • Rodic’s Food Express QUEZON CITY
    Store No. 9, UP Diliman Shopping Mall
  • Shanghai Bistro QUEZON CITY
    Eastwood City Walk 2, Libis
  • Sangkalan Grill Restaurant QUEZON CITY
    Scout Albano St., Quezon City
  • Taberna Ocho QUEZON CITY
    Maginhawa St., Quezon City
Quezon City Restaurants



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Original Good for 2 170
Kare-Kareng Bagnet Good for 2 180
Bagnet Curry Good for 2 180
Spicy Ginataang Bagnet Good for 2 180
Binagoongang Bagnet Good for 2 180
Bagnet Sisig Good for 2 190
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Pork Ribs cooked slowly in low heat to create the ?tenderest? meat Good for 2 180
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Crispy Chicken deep fried in Bagnet oil Good for 2 170
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Ensaladang Talong 35
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Okra w/ Bagoong 35
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Bagoong Rice 30
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Plain Rice 20
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Frozen Buko Pandan 45
Pastillas 5
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Original Bagnet w/ rice and soup 100
Kare-Kare Bagnet w/ rice and soup 105
Curry Bagnet w/ rice and soup 105
Spicy Ginataan Bagnet w/ rice and soup 105
Binagoongan Bagnet w/ rice and soup 105
Sisig Bagnet w/ rice and soup 110
Pork Ribs 105
Crispy Chicken 100
Pork BBQ 60
Budget Meals add 10 for bagoong rice
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Softdrinks Coke 1.5 L 55
Softdrinks Coke 12 oz 25
Softdrinks Sprite 12 oz 25
Softdrinks Royal 12 oz 25
Nestea 25
Minute Maid 25
Viva Water 20
Powerade 35
Coffee Brewed 40
Coffee Instant 20
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San Mig Light 35
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Beer Bucket 5 + 1 180

Makati Restaurants

The following is a list of restaurants with reviews, menus, and promos.

  • In Love With Sweets MAKATI
    G/F Security Bldg. 6797 Ayala Ave. corner V.A. Rufino Street, Makati City
  • Dairy Queen MAKATI
    4th Level, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati

    30 menu item(s)

  • Isshin MAKATI
    Pasay Road, Makati City
  • Café Atilano MAKATI
    Nicanor Garcia St. Makati City
  • Thien Duong MAKATI
    Lobby Level, Dusit Hotel Ayala Center, Makati City
  • Aberdeen Court MAKATI
    Great Eastern Hotel, 7842 Makati Ave.
  • Handlebar Bar & Grill MAKATI
    31 Polaris St. Bel-Air, Makati
  • Anonimo Veneziano MAKATI
    820 Leelin Bldg. Arnaiz Ave., Makati City
    122 Doña Consolacion Bldg. Jupiter St. Makati
  • Beer’s Paradise MAKATI
    Polaris corner Durban Streets, Makati
  • Mey Lin MAKATI
    138 Jupiter Building, Jupiter St., Makati
  • Cafe de Chine MAKATI
    Great Eastern Hotel 7842 Makati Ave.
  • Izakaya Kikufuji MAKATI
    2277 Pasong Tamo, Makati City
  • East Café MAKATI
    2/F Rustan’s Makati
  • Cheesecake, etc. MAKATI
    1st Level, Makati Executive Center, Leviste cor. Herrera Sts., Salcedo Village

    102 menu item(s)

Pancake House

Pancake House

I used to frequent Pancake House with my family when I was a kid. I’ve always liked their Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (P105) and Best Taco in Town (P58), which in my opinion is the BEST taco in town… or quite possibly even the country. It’s just so indescribably yummy with the crisp shredded lettuce, sweet ripe tomatoes, juicy ground beef, and cheese. This time, I’m the one who takes my kids to Pancake House and I still order more or less the same things.

We particularly like their Fort Bonifacio branch because it’s so bright and spacious. It’s always a cheerful, happy breakfast when we choose to troop here with kids in tow early in the morning. To be honest their pancakes aren’t really anything special. This isn’t to say they’re bad, they are just ordinary pancakes you can pretty much make at home with a good mix and some toppings.…

seafood place

145 Fahrenheit

145 F is a steak and seafood place located in Il Terrazo Place in Tomas Morato Extension Quezon City. This is a fine dining place known for their superb steaks!!!

The steaks here don’t come cheap. Their Filet Mignon (P1,700+) is so good. Also their 145 Tomahawk Chop (P3,900+) is their most premium-cut, a 34 ounce rib eye. It is the most mouth watering and largest steaks I have ever seen!!! I even enjoyed my steak with its peppercorn sauce, the best!

They also have Chilean Sea Bass (P1,100+), lamb from New Zealand (P800+), Shrimp Pomodoro Pasta and salads. Since this is a Steak house, they also have wines.

They also have desserts, I love their Strawberry Triple (P260+) and I paired it with a cup of coffee. The servings are generous and the taste is just right.…