Well, hello there! I want to apologize for the delay in posting a new recipe. I took a last-minute trip to Kansas to visit Mr. Dessert For Two because I could not bear the thought of him celebrating Easter alone in a hotel room. Instead, we celebrated Easter together in a hotel room. We ate pizza, went to the movies, and just enjoyed each other’s company. I know it sounds silly since he’s coming back to California this Friday for a friend’s wedding, but some things are worth tiny airplanes and mugging attempts in the Chicago airport.
Because I still haven’t unpacked or faced the fact that I have to go back to work this week, nor can I sleep because we put in an offer on a house and are still negotiating things, I can’t bake. These hands are too shaky. These nerves are too frazzled.
Instead, I’m giving you something better than a recipe: I’m giving you actual baked goods. My sweet, sweet friend Lauren from Keep It Sweet Desserts in New York, has agreed to send a Dessert For Two reader 1 dozen of her famous cookies, cookie sandwiches, brownies, bars, or other baked goods. Lauren sent me a batch last week, and they are so delicious, I was left speechless. Her salted caramel butter bars are so good, you just keep cutting off a square and popping it into your mouth…even if you’re overly full of enchiladas and jalapeno margaritas…not that I would know or anything…not that two girls ate the entire box of goodies after said margaritas while watching Bridesmaids on this couch…
Back to the sweets: her triple chocolate cookies are the best chocolate dessert I’ve ever had. The flavor is so rich and chocolatey that I paused in silence to take it all in. Finally, her milk chocolate almond toffee oatmeal sandwich cookies with peanut butter buttercream were divine. I stashed a few in the freezer, but I ended up eating them cold a few hours later.
To enter: Leave a comment telling me which homemade dessert from Lauren you’d like to win. I hear her brownies are the best brownies in the world. No, really, the world!
For additional entries to win (leave a separate comment for each):
-Head on over to Keep It Sweet Dessert’s Facebook page and click ‘like’.
-Tweet about this giveaway. Leave your twitter handle in the comment for verification.
Bonus: Can’t wait to see if you’ve won the giveaway? Lauren is giving all Dessert For Two readers 10% off their order through June by using the coupon code ‘dessert for two.’ Who can resist the Cookie of the Month Club now?
Oh, and don’t forget to read the story of how Keep It Sweet Desserts was born. It’s a touching story that reaffirms one of my biggest beliefs: if you don’t love your job, it’s time for a change.
Good luck! Contest closes at noon on April 16th.