Big Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies with Caramel

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I had a cookie juuuuuust like this in New York a few weeks ago. There are hundreds of bakeries in New York, but I went to my old stand-by: Magnolia Bakery. I originally went in for a chocolate cupcake with the prettiest purple frosting, but I came out with the cookie that everyone in line in front of me ordered. I mean, let’s be real: I also

Dinner for Two: Roasted Vegetable Lasagna


Just a friendly reminder:  if you’d like to vote for me in the Better Homes & Gardens Blog awards, you can do so here. If you don’t see ‘DESSERT FOR TWO’ on the first page, click ‘skip this category’ until you see it. Thanks, friends! Anytime I slide a giant pan of vegetables into the oven to roast, I feel like I’m winning at life.

Coconut Sugar Cookies

Recipes using coconut sugar for coconut sugar cookies

Did I say we were taking a break from desserts for two? Who let me say that? What’s wrong with you guys? You know I can’t keep my mind away from sweets! I do have more fun dinner for two recipes to share with you this month, but I didn’t think you would mind if I popped in and share the most perfect, soft, chewy sugar

Just Checking In #6


I’m giving away 3 copies of my book HERE! Go enter to win! I know…checking in again? Trust me, friends—soon I’ll have a baby and life will not nearly be so exciting. Well, unless you count diapers and sleepless nights among exciting things. No? Didn’t think so. On to the exciting things! First and foremost, my dream came true and I cooked live on the

Dinner for Two: Honey-Mustard Pork Tenderloin + Crispy Cauli ‘n Kale

Oven roasted pork tenderloin

I’m giving away 3 copies of my book HERE. You have 3 days to enter! Remember that time we made Schnitzel, and I told you to toss the other pork tenderloin from the bag in the freezer? Yeah, I just found it last weekend. I’m cleaning out the freezer to make room for meals for baby time, and I’m putting to use all the frozen

Dinner for Two: Cowboy Steaks ‘n Sprouts

Easy cast iron skillet steaks with Cowboy rub and roasted Brussels sprouts

OH, HI. I’m alive. Yes, please, and thank you. I’m home from New York, and still recovering a bit. I severely underestimated the exhaustion I would face being 7 months pregnant while running to and from meetings and cabs for 3 solid days in New York. I had an absolute BLAST, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it in a ‘Checking In‘ post this

Dinner for Two: Chicken Mole Pasta

Chicken mole pasta for two

I found another way to put chocolate into your dinner!! Sorry for shouting that. The longer I live outside of Texas, the more I realize that the foods I grew up on are vastly different than the childhood experiences of my friends. If I want to make a silence fall over a room, I talk about how we eat tamales on Christmas Eve in Texas. I’m

Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate waffle with ice cream

So, I was talking to my friend Corey the other day, and we agreed that this whole ‘Single Awareness Day’ thing is sad. Yeah, not having a significant other can suck at times, but we just don’t think that’s the way you should look at it. We think Valentine’s Day should be a celebration of love. Love for everyone in your life—girlfriends, boyfriends, friends, family,