Cranberry Orange Pavlova

Cranberry Pavlova Dessert For Two

Some women want diamonds for Christmas.  Some women want pearls.  All I want is local produce.  We’ve really been missing the fresh produce from California.  I heard a rumor at work that the FFA kids in Kansas sell big cartons of local citrus and avocados around the holidays.  I dreamed about it.  I lusted after [ Click to continue Reading! ]

1 Dozen Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies - Dessert For Two

How are y’all coming on your holiday shopping?  Done?  Half-way there?  Not even started yet?  Please say you’re like me and haven’t started.  I have lots of ideas for my friends and family, I just haven’t put it into action yet.  This year we’re splitting the holidays between Texas to see my family and Georgia [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Frosted Chocolate Cookies

Frosted Chocolate Cookies - Dessert For Two

Hi friends!  I’m guest posting today for the sweet Kristan over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.  Go, check out the recipe for these soft chocolate cookies with the most perfect cap of pink frosting.  They’re addicting!  

Pear Cranberry & White Chocolate Crisp

Pear Cranberry Crisp - Dessert For Two

Got leftover cranberries?  Yeah, me too.  After cooking the entire Thanksgiving meal, I’ve got more leftovers and produce in my fridge than I ever thought possible.  Luckily, Kathleen King to the rescue again with another recipe from Baking for Friends.  I halved her small recipe for pear cranberry crisp studded with chocolate chips to come [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Black-Out Cupcakes (+ giveaway!)

Black Out Cupcakes - DessertForTwo.com

First things first:  yes, those are chocolate cupcakes topped with pudding and THEN coated in chocolate cake crumbs. This recipe comes out of Kathleen King’s book Baking for Friends.  You know Kathleen King, she’s the mastermind behind Tate’s Bake Shop in the Hamptons.  I first heard about Tate’s Bake Shop while watching an episode of [ Click to continue Reading! ]

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! ]

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! ]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake - DessertForTwo.com

I’ll just come right out and say it:  this is my favorite recipe on the site so far.  And it’s not even really a new recipe:  I took my recipe for 1 dozen chocolate chip cookies, pressed the dough into my grandmother’s 6″ pie pan and baked it for 30 minutes.  It’s perfect as-is, but [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes - DessertForTwo.com

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! ]

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecakes - DessertForTwo.com

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! ]