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.

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

Dinner for Two: Cocoa-rubbed Filets + Twice-baked Potatoes

Romantic dinner for two for Valentine's Day: chocolate rubbed steaks

We’re still rolling along here with our 30 days of chocolate theme, but this time, I put chocolate in your dinner! This was another fabulous suggestion by a reader. Thanks, Krista! I’ve been known to add ground coffee to my steak rubs, but I had not ventured to try cocoa powder. I combined the cocoa powder with smoked paprika to oomph it’s smokiness. The steaks don’t

Dinner for Two: Apple Cider-Glazed Chicken {+knife giveaway!}


If you’re wondering when the gallon-sized jug of apple cider that I bought to split between two people will be finished, the answer is never. I could be posting apple cider recipes through July at this rate. I kid, but seriously, make yourself some apple cider caramels before the season is over, ok? This apple cider glazed chicken is a stand-up way to put 2

Dinner for Two: Schnitzel!

Fried pork schnitzel recipe

I’m considering changing the name of this blog. Something along the lines of Desserts for two…PLUS FRIED THINGS! I love to fry. I was born to fry! I believe I can fry! I believe you can fry, too! If it scares you, can we chat? I understand frying for a crowd can be intimidating. I consider myself an expert fry mama (as opposed to fry daddy…),

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry Squares

Easy ham and cheese appetizers made with puff pastry @dessertfortwo

The amount of puff pastry I’ve consumed over the past few weeks might be alarming to some, (like my doctor) but not to others (like the French). I’m just saying, if you pass me on the street and want the secret to my glowing skin: butter. I had to test my 15-minute puff pastry recipe a few times, and then I tested dessert recipes with it. Desserts