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Panty droppin' pancakes and other recipes to get you in the mood

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Anytime meal ideas for guys to make for gals

Whether it's your girlfriend, your FWB (friend with benefits) or your girl friend, cooking for the lady of the house can go miles in the right direction. A little attention to detail, a few questions here and there and you've got yourself the perfect opportunity to serve your lady a feast.
Woman being served breakfast in bed

It's a well-known fact that most men don't cook. But what every man needs to realize is that cooking for the ladies is a guaranteed way to impress. Having a few basic meals down for each part of the day, added with a little creativity to mix and match ingredients, ups the stock in the lady friend department. In an age where keeping things simple is the only way to communicate what you're really saying, cooking meals with minimal ingredients and straightforward steps brings out invaluable rewards. Pay close attention to suggestions, tips, hints, and of course anything she's allergic to. Also, keep in mind that the presentation is just as crucial. Women love a meal that looks as good as it tastes. A few twinkle lights, some white candles and ambient background music are surefire ways to savor the night (and morning after) with your sweetheart.

Here are some meal ideas that will wet her appetite, from breakfast in bed to late night munching and everything in between.

Appetizers

Cilantro jalapeno hummusCilantro jalapeno hummus

It's healthy, easy and a great alternative to any fattening dip out of a plastic bowl. This appetite prepping dip is a reliable kick-starter for dining in.

Get the hummus recipe here >>

Herbed rub chicken skewersHerb rubbed chicken skewers

These painless and tasty bites are a fun substitute for chicken wings or nachos. The addition of fresh herbs adds a quick punch to your taste buds.

Get the chicken skewers recipe here >>

Entrees

Walnut crusted salmonWalnut crusted salmon

A total of six ingredients for a full meal is nothing short of amazing. Salmon is a mild fish that pairs with almost any wine or beer.

Get the salmon recipe here >>

Blue cheese stuffed pork chopsBlue cheese stuffed pork chops

Since chicken was already an option for an appetizer, there's no point in repeating it. Keep things interesting by using pork as a main dish.

Get the pork chop recipe here >>

Drink

Old Fashioned cocktail recipe

Every woman you know has seen the film Crazy Stupid Love because it's romantic and it stars Ryan Gosling. This cocktail recipe calls for two servings. And if you pull off the Dirty Dancing move he does, you'll definitely be making more.

Old Fashioned CocktailIngredients:

  • 4 ounces whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 2 cherries
  • 2 slices of orange

Directions:

  1. Combine the sugar, bitters and fruit in an old fashioned glass. Muddle well until the ingredients are smashed and well-combined. Add whiskey, and stir. Add a twist of lemon peel and ice.

Breakfast

Panty Dropping Cherry Cordial PancakesPanty droppin' chocolate cherry cordial pancakes

Well, you made it this far, so you might as well keep going. Hop out of bed while she gets her bearings, and whip up this charming and classic morning meal. Bring it in on a tray and you'll be fueling her desire and your libido.

Get the pancake recipe here >>

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