Dinner for Two: Quinoa-Crusted Salmon Salad

Quinoa salmon recipe @dessertfortwo

Ahhh, salmon. Salmon hangs over my head all the time. I know I should be eating more of it. Every article about healthy food on the internet touts its benefits. But really, I just want a cheeseburger. All the time. Just tonight, our sweet friends brought dinner to our house. She texted me this afternoon and asked me to pick something off the menu at

Raspberry Cheesecake Bagels

Raspberry Cheesecake Bagels @dessertfortwo

Hey, Monday. I was ready for you before you even got here. I knew you’d be rough. I knew you’d be whispering sweet nothings into my ear, telling me it’s okay to go back to bed. I know your tricks. And I planned ahead. I’m beating you at your own game today. Because today, I have a breakfast that makes me want to pop out

Large-Batch Desserts

Baking photos

About 1 in 5 emails that I get from you guys is asking if you can double a recipe to make it serve more. The truth is, I don’t test my recipes that way. I only test my recipes in the way you see written. When you guys double or triple the recipes on your own, and write in to tell me it works, I’m ever

Lemon Cream Pancakes

Lemon pancakes for two

Yeah, I definitely should have posted this before Mother’s Day. Sorry. Your Mom would have loved these. I spent almost all of Mother’s Day in bed with my new babe. I also had a mini melt-down because I felt unproductive, so my sweet husband sent me to my favorite place in the world…alone…the grocery store. Hallelujah, it was so good to do that! I’m not

Dessert for Three!


Do y’all wanna see photos of my little future kitchen helper? I sure hope so. I will admit, this is a bit hard for me to share. I’m a little mad at the internet right now. Last week, on 3 separate occasions, strangers from the internet attacked me and said very hurtful things to me. At least 2 of the 3 witches who lashed out

Lemon Creme Brûlée

Creme brûlée for two recipe

So, I definitely prepared recipes in advance for y’all while I’m on maternity leave, but I didn’t exactly write the posts in advance. Writing thoughts before I have them, or ‘canned’ writing as I call it, just comes off as spacy. ‘I love this delicious recipe, you should make it blah blah blah.’  So not my style. I would never do that to you. So, here

Dinner for Two: Cajun Rice Crab Casserole

Crab casserole

Let’s talk casseroles. They are my favorite form of comfort food, my favorite form of leftovers, and I just can’t imagine life without them. I grew up on all the greats—tuna noodle, chicken spaghetti (the one with Velveeta-yes, please, and thank you), lasagne, cheesy broccoli and rice, and more. So, so many more. But, a 9×13″ pan of anything in a household of two is

Fudge-bottomed Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake

There’s something I don’t do enough as a food blogger, and that is telling you guys which food blogs I cook from and love. I read roughly 20 food blogs weekly, and they inspire the heck out of me. I share, save, and pin their recipes in social media, but it never occurred to me to take their recipes and scale it down for you in this space. First up, I