Fresh Cherry Hand Pies

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I’m positive your 4th of July plans include more than two people, however, hear me out:  this recipe is easily scaled up to feed your crowd. I’m so dang happy right now because 1) I have a pie in my hand and 2) we will have a crowd this Wednesday night.  Not only are my [...]

Dinner For Two: Chicken Fried Steak

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Welcome to the new Dinner For Two series here on Dessert For Two!  I receive frequent emails asking for dinner recipes scaled down to serve two people, and after mulling it over, I have decided to do it.  My current plans are to share dinner recipes once a month.  So, those of you that just [...]

Peppermint Patties

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If we are anything in this house, it is mint lovers.  But, this wasn’t always the case for me.  I used to pick peanut butter cups over peppermint patties.  I used to skip over all of Giada’s recipes that used fresh mint.  All of that changed when I found out that Mr. Dessert For Two [...]

1 Dozen Snickerdoodles

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I recently relinquished a bit of control in the kitchen.  I handed over the reins to Mr. Dessert For Two to make homemade ice cream.  I gave him a copy of the best ice cream cookbook in the world and lugged the ice cream maker up from the basement. You see, I live with the [...]

Cherry Fool

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You might be a food blogger if you buy 4 pounds of cherries and suddenly, your brain goes into overdrive thinking of possible cherry desserts to bake.  I almost got through the whole bag before I could decide.  Plus, Naomi already made this beautiful cherry concoction, so I really had to think hard. I decided [...]

Lemon Meltaways

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Let the record show that I, Christina Dessertfortwo (legal name-change pending), am a huge fan of cookies that are baked and then rolled in sugar.  Cookies: full of sugar, check.  Cookies rolled in sugar?  Double check.  Make that double chin. These cookies are soft and tender, and yeah, they melt in your mouth. I whipped [...]

Hummingbird Cupcakes

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By now, you were probably hoping that I would have some things to say about our new home state of Kansas.  The truth is, I really don’t.  Some days, I absolutely love it (the weather is pretty similar to northern California), but other days I struggle with the fact that everything is new.  I can’t go into [...]

Some Big News (that I almost didn’t share)

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I originally didn’t think this news was blog-worthy.  However, my Dad caught some great photos of me trying on wedding dresses and I thought y’all might like to see.  I’ll be back later this week with a new recipe. So back to the news:  I’m getting married.  Now, now, don’t go all overboard on me.  [...]

Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters - DessertForTwo.com

I’ve been making a grave mistake for years. When I go into a donut shop, I ponder over cream-filled versus plain.  Cake versus fried.  Icing versus cinnamon sugar.  Whole versus holes.  I always skip over the fruit fritters.  Fruit in my donut?  Thanks, but I’ll take sugar glazed with sugar and dipped in chocolate, please.  [...]

Texas Peanut Patties

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I’ve been re-living a cringe moment in my head the last few days.  I don’t know what brings these old memories back to the surface, but when it happens, it takes days to shake it off. When I was in college, I taught yoga classes.  The yoga classes were part of a general fitness program [...]