Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes -

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 -

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! ]

Dinner For Two: Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole -

I think the difference between high-end restaurant food and a good home-cooked meal is a sauce.  A well-made, carefully seasoned sauce. I used to be okay with my risotto method.  I always sought out Carnaroli rice, deglazed with a very drinkable wine, and finished with a generous pat of butter.  It was good—predictable, but good. [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Pumpkin Creme Brulee -

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! ]

Banana Cream Cookies

Banana Cream Cookies -

This house needs an intervention. We (Mr & Mrs Dessert For Two) are addicted to work.  We lack the ability to sit still, relax and take it easy.  We work hard Monday through Friday at our day jobs, and then on the weekends we tackle to-do lists that are often the length of a Southern [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner For Two: Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups

Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups -

It’s about time for another Dinner For Two recipe, right?  I’ve been making a lot of meals for two lately, because I made a change in the way I approach dinner.  I used to spend about $100 a week on groceries— for just the two of us!  Isn’t that ridiculous?  My theory was:  buy whatever looks [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Apple Toffee Blondies

Apple Toffee Blondies -

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! ]

Caramel Apple Cookie Cups

Caramel Apple Cookie Cups -

Today, we are celebrating!  Yes, again. Today, we’re hosting a virtual baby shower for the lovely, sweet, adorable, and talented Jen Schall of My Kitchen Addiction.  I doubt this lovely lady needs an introduction, but in case you’re new to food blogging, Jen sets the standards around these parts.  Her recipes are flawless, her photos [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Fall Sangria

Fall Sangria -

I’m a year ’round wine drinker.  California will do that to you, I tell ya. My Kansas friends aren’t very into wine, so I’ve been designing wine cocktails to ease the process.  Everyone likes fruity wines, so I had the idea to create a sangria with the darlings of fall:  figs. For this recipe, I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

My Kitchen

Kitchen Tour of Dessert For Two

Would you like a tour of my kitchen?  I’m so sorry I didn’t ask sooner! This is the Dessert For Two kitchen.  It’s also the granola-making-every-Sunday kitchen.  It’s the pack-lunch-everyday kitchen.  And it’s the make-dinner-from-scratch every night kitchen.  I spend more time in here than any other room in the house. When we first moved [ Click to continue Reading! ]