Strawberry Swirl Brownies

Strawberry jam brownies with strawberry glaze

I’m not one to brag, but please, let me brag. Someone told me that my brownies are better than any relationship they’ve ever been in. I’m thinking back to some of the poor souls I’ve dated, and I definitely should have passed on the guy and taken the fudgey brownie instead. Many times, actually. My [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Ritz-dipped Chocolate Heart Cookies

Ritz-dipped Chocolate Heart cookies

Another day, another chocolate dessert! My friend Jessica told me the other day that she’s so glad I’m not sharing healthy, New Year’s resolution-esque recipes this month. Honestly, it never occurred to me to do so (which is probably a problem unto itself), but the truth is:  my resolution is to eat more chocolate. Well, [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


Before I get to the requests that are rolling in for my 30 days of chocolate campaign for Valentine’s Day, I thought I would fulfill my own request first. I can’t stop thinking about chocolate cookies. And not just any chocolate cookie—a soft, chewy cookie chock full of melting chocolate chunks. Have you noticed that chocolate [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies


I dreamt about this cookie. Little things from my to-do list creep inside my brain and hang around at nighttime. I fell asleep asking myself ‘what am I going to do with those two languishing candy canes in the pantry??’ and then I had sweet, sweet cookie dreams. Maybe we’re all dreaming about cookies this time [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies


I haven’t talked much about living in St Louis, have I? After living in 3 different states in the last 3 years, we struggle to put roots down and get ‘too comfortable’ in any one place. As I write this, we never know where the future will take us. Most likely, St Louis isn’t home. We [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Oatmeal Chewies

Honey Oatmeal Cookies by @dessertfortwo

If you feel like things have been a little off around here lately, you’re right. This is the best time of year for fall baking, and I’m really not cranking out that many recipes for you. The truth is, I think my kitchen has a hex. I have had more recipe failures this past month [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

A small batch of pumpkin snickerdoodles @dessertfortwo

There is not a single day that can’t be improved upon with a warm, chewy cinnamon cookie. Snickerdoodles make me smile any day of the year. But pumpkin snickerdoodles?! This is exactly why everyone says Fall is the best time of year. I took my basic recipe for a small batch of snickerdoodles, stirred in [ Click to continue Reading! ]

S’mores Rice Crispy Treats!

S'mores Rice Krispie Treats @dessertfortwo

No bake is the name of the game, friends.  Although, I can’t complain—it’s been a mild summer so far.  You too?  Personally, I love the humidity.  My hair is flat and straight, so humidity just doesn’t get its way with me—it was over before it even started.  I like how humidity makes your skin glow. I’m way [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Best Macaroons

Best Macaroons |

Stop right there.  You know the best part of a macaroon is the crispy brown edges.  So why do we scoop and stack the coconut, preventing the browning process?  When we scoop, the only pieces of coconut that become toasty are the stray pieces that survive compaction by cookie scoop.  That is not enough!  I [ Click to continue Reading! ]