Healthy Chocolate Truffles

Three ingredient, sugar free healthy truffles @dessertfortwo

We are not going to say the ‘p’ word. Nope, we are not. We all know what a dried plum is, but every time you call it by its other name, somewhere, a vegetarian gets invited to another dinner party with zero meat-free options. Or yet another lunch with the boss to a restaurant where [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Carrot Cake, naturally

Skinny Mini Carrot Cake @dessertfortwo

Because sugar free week can’t be all cold and creamy ice cream, I made us miniature carrot cake bites! They’re naturally sweetened, which, in my book, means:  no funky sugars, chemicals, or trips to the health food store required—not that I dislike going to the health food store. Actually, I love love love it. Some [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Guiltless Banana Ice Cream

One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream @dessertfortwo

Let’s get real for a sec. Ever since January, I’ve been eating dessert every single day. I had the best excuse in the world—I was writing my cookbook and developing all the miniature desserts for you! But, um, it’s not a lifestyle. It’s a habit. True life: I’ve been sugar detoxing. Oh my god. Have [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Mini Nectarine Vanilla Bean Pies

Nectarine Vanilla Pies @dessertfortwo

Have you ever seen these vintage mini metal pie pans? They’re about 4″ wide and only 3/4″ inch deep or so. I think I’ve seen them at almost every estate sale and thrift store I’ve ever been to. At some point, back in the day, mini desserts were very chic. And suddenly I feel like [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner for Two: Fried Zucchini Pasta

Spaghetti with fried zucchini @dessertfortwo

It’s been a pretty zucchini-light year. Between the squirrels, chipmunks, and heavy summer rains, I’ve barely had more than 5 from the garden. I suppose it’s better than having excess and pawning them off on complete strangers. I have this friend named Martin (he’s the one that I made the wedding cake for), and he loves [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Blackberry Bonbons

White chocolate dipped blackberries @dessertfortwo

At this point, I probably owe Rachael Ray a drink. Or at least a very nice bottle of Tuscan wine. In every issue of her magazine, I find at least one gem to post here. I’ve shared her Raspberry Sorbet Watermelon Sandwiches and my all time favorite easy dinner: Charred Corn Tilapia lately. The woman [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Tea Infused Blueberries {so many uses!}

Blueberries soaking in tea @dessertfortwo

If you don’t have at least a few friends with unusual dietary restrictions, I say you need more friends.  Every time I have people over for a meal, I take a running tally of their food preferences and intolerances.  I think it’s fun!  I love cooking for people with food allergies.  I love showing them [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Cucumber Raspberry Pops

Cucumber Spa Pops @dessertfortwo

Let’s pretend you and I are at the spa, and they just handed us icy cold cucumber pops studded with fresh raspberries.  Well, if you and I are friends enough to go to a spa together, you probably would assume that I snuck vodka in my purse to dunk these popsicles in.  When you eagerly reach for [ Click to continue Reading! ]