Sugar Cookies with Berry Frosting {giveaway!}

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Don’t these hot pink cookies look like the perfect thing to bring to potlucks and picnics all summer long? These beauties are from my sweet friend Heather Christo’s new cookbook.  Her book Generous Table is just as gorgeous as she is.  Heather makes me feel like I can entertain any night of the week. Heather has recipes [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Earl Grey Tea Latte

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Remember that Earl Grey tea latte? I can’t stop thinking about it either.  These tea lattes went from a once-a-week treat to a daily fix.  Times two.  I make 2 lattes some mornings.  I tell myself I’ll have just one and then switch back to green tea.  But, before I know it, my milk is [ Click to continue Reading! ]

What We’re Eating

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What do we eat on a daily basis? Are you curious? I’m endlessly fascinated by what y’all eat every day.  I read quite a few blogs where people document their daily meals.  And I love them.  So, I thought I’d share an overview of what we eat. Breakfast:  Twice a month, I bake a double or triple [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Mashed Potato Truffles

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No, that’s not a typo.  I really used mashed potatoes to make truffles instead of heavy cream. And believe me when I say:  no one can tell the difference.  I served them to many discriminating house guests over the past month. I watched closely for a raised eyebrow, a slight frown, anything! to tell me that you can [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Bourbon Milk Punch

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Well, it seems Spring is going to take its sweet time arriving this year.  And I’m okay with that. We are still undecided if we are going to start a garden.  The truth is, when your day job is growing and harvesting plants, sometimes the last thing you want to do is take care of [ Click to continue Reading! ]

I have wedding photos for you.

Our photographer saw a moment of perfect light shining through the window, so she grabbed us to snap this quick shot. I love the glow!

You’re not going to read this paragraph; you’re just going to scroll straight down and hurry to get to the photos, so go on. I’ll wait.  You’ll be back after you look at all the photos. I made the executive decision to exclude my family from this public sharing. A wedding day is very personal. [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Sweet Czech Kolaches

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Welcome to the first recipe ever to contain yeast on Dessert For Two!  I used to be afraid of yeast.  And then, I read the ingredients on a loaf of store-bought bread and quickly decided to make my peace with it. The way I learned to trust yeast and treat it well is through the [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Oreo Brownies

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I judge Mr. Dessert For Two for eating oreos. In a house with homemade desserts, it feels like a knife in the heart.  We don’t have them in the house frequently, but just often enough to hurt my feelings.  When I hear the rustling of the package in the pantry, I turn my judge-y eyes [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner For Two: Shrimp Po’ Boys

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I have a prediction for you.  For the foreseeable future, all of my Dinner For Two recipes will be inspired by the meals we had on our honeymoon. On our honeymoon, we visited: New Orleans, Birmingham, Alabama, Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.  The food of New Orleans sticks out in my mind the most. [ Click to continue Reading! ]