Thanksgiving 2012

Pumpkin Dessert Collage

Happy Thanksgiving week, y’all!  I’m hoping that Thanksgiving will turn into a week-long holiday if we start using the phrase ‘Thanksgiving Week!’  Do it with me! Pumpkin Whoopee Pies, Pumpkin Bourbon Balls, Pumpkin Creme Brulee, Pumpkin Cheesecakes.   Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes, Pumpkin Shortbread, Pumpkin Biscotti, Pumpkin Donuts with Honey Glaze, Pumpkin Pie. I have quite [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Pumpkin Bourbon Balls

Pumpkin Bourbon Balls - DessertForTwo.com

If you’ve never had a bourbon ball, it’s safe to say you’ve never spent the holidays in the South.  And for that, I’m sorry.  But but but, I’m here to remedy that.  Bourbon balls are easy to make (no baking required) and are addictively delicious.  They consist of crushed nilla wafers (the greatest store-bought cookie [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

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If our neighborhood kids have any hope getting candy from us this year it’s solely because I made these cupcakes to distract Mr. Dessert For Two from the Halloween candy bowl.  We have discussed his unusual predilection for mint (including peanut butter and mint jelly sandwiches).  I’m afraid I’ve been abusing my powers with mint. [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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The minute I scaled down cheesecake to serve two people and made those mini New York cheesecakes, my mind started spinning with ideas for variations.  Since it’s Pumpkin month (I guess some people call it October, to each his own), pumpkin cheesecake with maple whipped cream had to be made. The crust is effortless:  drop [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Pumpkin Creme Brulee - DessertForTwo.com

Back away from the Halloween candy aisle.  Yes, you!  You’re an adult!  Candy is for kids.  Crème brulee is for adults. Every time I make crème brûlée for two, I can hardly find the words to talk about it.  It’s creamy.  It’s crunchy.  It’s perfection. So let’s stop chatting and let’s start baking.  Ladies and gentlemen, [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Apple Toffee Blondies

Apple Toffee Blondies - DessertForTwo.com

By far, one of the most popular recipes on this site is my perfect blondies.  Coming in a very close second is perfect brownies.  Both of these recipes are made in a bread loaf pan to make just two servings.  Not that I couldn’t answer a craving for brownies by eating an entire 9×13″ pan, [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]