Double Apple Crisp

Small batch of apple crisp baked in apples @dessertfortwo

I just baked apple crisp inside an apple. I had a serious apple craving. I almost called it breakfast, but then the ice cream came to the party. This recipe makes two apple crisps (for two!!), but feel free to scale this recipe up and serve an entire tray of individual apple crisps at your next [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Apple Cider Caramels

Small batch caramels @dessertfortwo

One more chewy, sticky sweet square thing. I swear. A few moons ago, I used to drive to the city (the city being San Francisco) and take the occasional pastry class at the Tante Marie. One of my first blog idols, Anita, studied there, and I wanted to experience the magic that is Tante Marie. [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Homemade Black Licorice

Black licorice recipe @dessertfortwo

Wait, wait, wait! Don’t run away! I know–it’s black licorice. Blackest black midnight black licorice. You see, previously, I thought you had to have a certain arrangement of genes in order to like black licorice. The red licorice? Sure, it’s a little more likeable. But the black jelly beans? Only a select portion of our [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Homemade Caramels

A small batch of caramels @dessertfortwo

I’m on a homemade candy bender. It really freaks people out when you make homemade candy. I get a million questions about how this sweet treat they thought could only be bought in a store came out of my kitchen. Last week, when someone tasted my homemade marshmallows, they asked if I bought the round [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin Tiramisu


Where has all the tiramisu gone? Did 1995 take it all? Did the Olive Garden serve the last slice left in this world? I feel like it used to be so prevalent on dessert menus, but not anymore. And I think that’s a shame. Tiramisu is one of the easiest, most impressive desserts I can pull [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

A small batch of pumpkin snickerdoodles @dessertfortwo

There is not a single day that can’t be improved upon with a warm, chewy cinnamon cookie. Snickerdoodles make me smile any day of the year. But pumpkin snickerdoodles?! This is exactly why everyone says Fall is the best time of year. I took my basic recipe for a small batch of snickerdoodles, stirred in [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Homemade Marshmallows {small batch}

Homemade marshmallows small batch

I foresee lots of mugs of hot chocolate in your future. And how sad would those mugs be without a big, honking homemade marshmallow floating on top? I made you a small pan of homemade marshmallows. I spread the gooey batter in a 9 x 5-inch bread loaf pan. When sliced, you get 8 large [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Quick Cinnamon Rolls for two

No yeast quick cinnamon rolls for two @dessertfortwo

Quick, as in no yeast. Quick, as in the speed with which you will eat this entire batch of 4 cinnamon rolls. Quick, as in how badly you’ll need to commit this recipe to memory for every Saturday for the foreseeable future. I’ve had a lot of no yeast / quick cinnamon rolls in my day. [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin Spice Lattes {+mocha version!}

DIY Pumpkin Spice Lattes @dessertfortwo

Hey St. Louis friends—tune into Fox2news Friday morning at 8:40 to watch me make this live! I can’t promise the milk won’t go flying when I turn on the blender, but I can promise the chance to watch a woman burn herself on live tv! I’m taking issue with myself for how early I started [ Click to continue Reading! ]