- Megan Bingham
When author Ashley Rodriguez and her husband realized that most of their evenings at home were spent either staring at the computer or TV screens, eating different versions of takeout, and nonstop child-rearing, they decided to mix up the normal routine with a once-a-week date night for themselves. Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Renew Your Relationship contains delightful and romantic recipes that you and your significant other can create together, carving out that alone time to cook, talk, and rekindle an intimate relationship.
Rodriguez has developed simple yet thoughtful dishes for the date night: from classic and delicious carbonara to tasty thai-style salmon chowder to much-needed desserts, such as coconut sorbet with strawberry rhubarb sauce. She also offers up a multitude of cocktails and refreshing drinks such as peppermint tea lemonade and bourbon tonic. Rodriguez suggests that cooking this way with your significant other will help renew that marriage or relationship bond--and possibly bring back those early stages of impressing that special person, as she explains in the book's trailer.
Rodriguez’s blog Not Without Salt won Saveur’s Best Food Blog for 2013 and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living and the New York Times. Rodriguez says on her blog, “I happily share my passion for all things salted, sweet and savory, in hope that you will find pleasure, joy and substance in good food.” Date Night In is a must-have for any couple who wants to rekindle the sparks in their relationship--even if it’s right in their own kitchen.