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 [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner for Two: Fried Zucchini Pasta

Spaghetti with fried zucchini @dessertfortwo

It’s been a pretty zucchini-light year. Between the squirrels, chipmunks, and heavy summer rains, I’ve barely had more than 5 from the garden. I suppose it’s better than having excess and pawning them off on complete strangers. I have this friend named Martin (he’s the one that I made the wedding cake for), and he loves [ Click to continue Reading! ]

French Burgers + French Fries

French Burgers + French Fries @dessertfortwo

I’ve made two grave mistakes in the kitchen lately, and I just can’t help but think another one is right around the corner.  Everything happens in threes, right?  My first mistake was to make that healthy alfredo sauce recipe that uses cauliflower instead of cream.  The recipe has been floating around the internet lately.  Can you say [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner for Two: Easy Chicken Parmesan

Romantic yet easy Chicken Parm for two @dessertfortwo

Hello, Friday date night! I’m a big proponent of the at-home date night.  You can spend a ridiculous amount of time on the first bottle of wine while leisurely cooking for each other.  I love to divide and conquer the chopping of vegetables or the steps of a recipe.  Chicken parmesan is a great meal [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Honey Graham Cracker Chicken Fingers

Fried Graham Cracker Chicken Strips @dessertfortwo

I was born to fry. This one is for the biscuit soppers out there.  Those of you that drench your fried chicken in honey, and sop up the excess with a biscuit.  You eat those few bites in silence.  Maybe your eyes are closed and you don’t even realize it.  The good stuff in life happens [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner for Two: Smoky Portobello Tacos

Smoky Portobello Tacos @dessertfortwo

Before I send you off on a fabulous Memorial Day weekend full of grilling, drinking, and relaxing, I wanted to pop in and give y’all a quick vegetarian-friendly grilling recipe.  My turkey burgers were decidedly not, um, vegetarian.  Did you guess as much? I’m a most sympathetic meat-eater, because I was a vegetarian through most of [ Click to continue Reading! ]