Mason Jar Lid Pies {video!}

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Because I spent the first half of my pregnancy standing to the side in the mirror, pushing my belly out and exclaiming ‘I’m so big,’ while these days, I avoid mirrors and make my husband tell me at least 10 times a day that I’m not that big, I wanted to share a video I made, pre-baby. Well, technically the baby was in there, but I didn’t

Double Apple Crisp

Small batch of apple crisp baked in apples @dessertfortwo

I just baked apple crisp inside an apple. I had a serious apple craving. I almost called it breakfast, but then the ice cream came to the party. This recipe makes two apple crisps (for two!!), but feel free to scale this recipe up and serve an entire tray of individual apple crisps at your next fall party. I’ve been baking with fancy butter a lot

Mini Nectarine Vanilla Bean Pies

Nectarine Vanilla Pies @dessertfortwo

Have you ever seen these vintage mini metal pie pans? They’re about 4″ wide and only 3/4″ inch deep or so. I think I’ve seen them at almost every estate sale and thrift store I’ve ever been to. At some point, back in the day, mini desserts were very chic. And suddenly I feel like I missed my calling. In a world that wants outrageous

Sweet Potato Breakfast Crisp

Sweet Potato Breakfast Cobbler @dessertfortwo

I’m much more likely to get out of bed if there is a dessert disguised as breakfast in it for me.  It just makes waking up all the sweeter.  My Breakfast Rice Pudding was my first foray.  This sweet potato casserole turned healthy breakfast crisp is my next adventure. Right now, I’m working on the holiday desserts for my cookbook.  It’s a bit like Thanksgiving

Orange Spice Coconut Pumpkin Pie {+giveaway}


Today, I broke the law.  I made you a full size pie.  A pie that serves 8 to 10 people.  I know, I know.  But, it’s Thanksgiving and I’m sure you have more than two to serve.  {But if you are serving just two, I got you covered: I made a Thanksgiving dessert for two roundup last year here.} This pie, y’all.  Oh, this pie.

Chocolate Cream Meringue Pies


Pie week continues!  Today, I made you a gluten free pie that’s so good, you won’t even notice it caters to allergy sensitive folks. Have you ever had meringue as a pie crust?  It’s fabulous with chocolate cream pie.  The meringue crust takes on a marshmallow flavor.  When you add chocolate cream filling and whipped cream on top, you win the who-brought-the-best-pie-to-Thanksgiving contest.  You did

Mini Pumpkin Pies {+2 giveaways!}


Are y’all ready for Thanksgiving?  We’re doing Thanksgiving in LA this year with one side of my husband’s family.  I’m really excited to walk away from this whole house selling thing.  If there’s a worse time of year to sell a house than the week before Thanksgiving, please, let me know.  I could really use a California vacation.  I’m positively giddy to return to the

Homemade Apple Pie


I did not think there was a way to improve upon apple pie.  That is, until a coworker brought in loads of fresh-picked Honeycrisp apples.  My apple pie recipe was good, but with Honeycrisp apples, it’s great. The only way to treat apples fresh off the tree with respect is to ensure they are tucked into nothing but a homemade pie crust.  I believe that