Two mugs o’ eggnog

Egg nog for two

You might assume that my brain instantly scales down everything to serve two. Not so. There are certain things I would never scale down. Like: chicken soup, chai flavored anything (except these pumpkin cupcakes), and most cocktail recipes. What am I going to do with an entire pitcher of margaritas? Wait, I know the answer! Moving [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread latte recipe by Dessert For Two.

I’m committed to making lattes at home. It’s not just because I think Starbucks employees shouldn’t have to see me first thing in the morning, or that I shouldn’t be trusted to drive that early. Or, even that I’m going to bring my crazy, barking dog in the car with me. While all of these things [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin Spice Lattes {+mocha version!}

DIY Pumpkin Spice Lattes @dessertfortwo

Hey St. Louis friends—tune into Fox2news Friday morning at 8:40 to watch me make this live! I can’t promise the milk won’t go flying when I turn on the blender, but I can promise the chance to watch a woman burn herself on live tv! I’m taking issue with myself for how early I started [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Tea Infused Blueberries {so many uses!}

Blueberries soaking in tea @dessertfortwo

If you don’t have at least a few friends with unusual dietary restrictions, I say you need more friends.  Every time I have people over for a meal, I take a running tally of their food preferences and intolerances.  I think it’s fun!  I love cooking for people with food allergies.  I love showing them [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Earl Grey Latte Pops

Creamy Earl Grey Tea Popsicles @dessertfortwo

I’m not entirely sure that this recipe didn’t come to me in a dream.   I’m pretty sure I was dozing off during cookbook edits, and had a vision of an extra adorable stripey popsicle in my hand. (because if you’re going to dream about food, it better be the cutest kind of cute!) I’m one [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Peach Wine Slushies

White White Slushy @dessertfortwo

So, if you follow me on instagram (which you totally should because I share an inappropriate amount of photos of myself taking photos.  It’s ironic, no?  A tiny bit adorable?  Ok, NO.), you’ll know that I take Happy Hour very seriously.  I even capitalize the phrase ‘Happy Hour.’ There’s a set routine on Friday nights ’round [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Vodka Tonic Slush

Vodka tonic granita with lemon @dessertfortwo

I have a Costco membership for, like, 3 things: giant bottles of Tito’s vodka, family-sized packs of goat cheese that last me (and me alone) about a week, and perfect French baguettes.  I am loyal to their baguettes, though they may be a bit fatter than true French baguettes, because the ingredient list reads water, [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Lazy Girl Sangria

Lazy Girl Sangria |

I feel like I’m the queen of lazy cocktails.  You can constantly find me using  jam  instead  of simple syrup for a quick-fix cocktail. Let’s back up before the lip-stick smudged glass, wine ring stains on my counter, and spent citrus segments all happened.  This drink was born from my laziest habit:  the last pours [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Sangria Swirled Frozen Margaritas

Sangria Swirl Margaritas |

Happy Cinco de Drinko!  Err, Cinco de Mayo. I’m not allowed to make margaritas for my family any more.  Apparently, all you have to do to get taken off margarita duty is get grandma drunk one time.  Once! It’s a damn shame, too, because I happen to make the best frozen margaritas.  In college, I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Jam Cocktails: Strawberry + Moonshine

Strawberry Jam Moonshine Cocktail |

Now that I’ve publicly chugged whiskey right from the bottle (see this if you have no idea what I’m talking about), I feel like you and I can be a little looser with the whiskey ’round these parts.  Am I right?  Gosh, I hope so. Let’s shimmy our way from the aged whiskey to the [ Click to continue Reading! ]