A small batch of soft pretzels. Like, two of ’em.

Homemade soft pretzel recipe

The fact that I scaled down soft pretzels to serve two proves my love for the city of Philadelphia. I’ve eaten my way through that city 3 times this year so far. Yet still, there are so many things to eat left on the list! When I land in Philly, I hit the ground running. And by running, I mean run to the nearest pretzel

Slow-Cooker Creme Brûlée

Creme brûlée made in the crock pot! Slow cooker dessert

Can I interest you in cool, creamy (and crunchy!) creme brûlée that doesn’t require the oven? Of course I can. I’ve been looking for ways to use the slow cooker on Dessert for Two for years. Even though I have the smallest model of crock pot that makes meals for two, most of you do not. So I just felt silly developing recipes for you

Mini Baked Alaskas!

How to make Baked Alaska

I’ve been carrying around this little notebook for 5 1/2 years. In it, I write all the desserts I want to scale down for two. I’m always consulting the list and checking things off. It’s because of this little notebook that I’ve never experienced burn-out here in this space. There are always more sugary sweets out there to scale down to serve two. Life is

Green Kitchen Challenge #1: Cloth Napkins

Use cloth napkins

Hi there! Today, I’m starting a new series on how I’m challenging myself to make my kitchen a greener space. My goal is to take on one project per month. I haven’t planned out anything in advance, so please, leave advice and tips in the comments and I’ll add it to my list. Thanks! I’ve been embracing minimalism lately, and have subsequently purged a lot of

Butter-Braised Nectarine and Aged Cheddar Salad

Nectarine Salad with Almonds and Cheddar

All my life, I’ve been looking for a way to get butter into my salad. And I finally did it! I sautéed thinly sliced nectarine segments in too much butter, and then I tilted the pan to scoop up the butter and baste them. The nectarines get nicely caramelized and super soft. The quick flash in the pan intensifies their flavor. But, it gets better. After I

No-Bake Milk Chocolate Cheesecakes

easy no bake chocolate cheesecakes for two

Here at Dessert for Two headquarters, we (me, myself, and I) have a lot of strategy meetings. We throw around a lot of corporate jargon (‘synergy’, ‘end-game’, ‘big picture thinking’) in these meetings to discuss what exactly constitutes a serving size. The synergy between chocolate and cream cheese gets me to the ultimate end-game of cheesecake without forgetting big picture thinking: easily scaled up to serve more

Dinner for Two: Skillet White Lasagna

Easy Skillet Lasagne recipe

I have something extra cheesy and extra easy for you. I can’t wait to share it! I made this Skillet Lasagne for two because I was craving the flavors of lasagne, but didn’t want to heat up the house by boiling water for the noodles and then baking the dish for an hour. Enter one-skillet, one-pan-to-clean lasagne! I made this a white version of lasagne by making a

Dinner for Two: Creamy Lobster and Shells

Lobster and shells

Just a quick reminder to watch me on QVC tonight, at 8:30pm EST. You can snag yourself a copy of my new book, due out next month! See you live, friends! I feel like lobster is having a moment this summer. No? Just me? Me, all alone in the corner with a lobster tail in my mitts and butter running down my elbows? Sorry for that visual…