Two mugs o’ eggnog

Egg nog for two

You might assume that my brain instantly scales down everything to serve two. Not so. There are certain things I would never scale down. Like: chicken soup, chai flavored anything (except these pumpkin cupcakes), and most cocktail recipes. What am I going to do with an entire pitcher of margaritas? Wait, I know the answer! Moving [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Caramel Popcorn Balls, naturally


Let’s make a deal. For every naughty treat I post, I’ll post a nice one, ok? I might have made you Gooey Butter Cake Cookies that will single-handedly be responsible for some holiday weight gain, but then I made you Chocolate Peppermint Mousse with Greek yogurt as an apology. My apology for those Candy Cane [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies


I dreamt about this cookie. Little things from my to-do list creep inside my brain and hang around at nighttime. I fell asleep asking myself ‘what am I going to do with those two languishing candy canes in the pantry??’ and then I had sweet, sweet cookie dreams. Maybe we’re all dreaming about cookies this time [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner for Two: Schnitzel!

Fried pork schnitzel recipe

I’m considering changing the name of this blog. Something along the lines of Desserts for two…PLUS FRIED THINGS! I love to fry. I was born to fry! I believe I can fry! I believe you can fry, too! If it scares you, can we chat? I understand frying for a crowd can be intimidating. I consider [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Saltine Toffee

The easiest Christmas candy to make: 4 ingredient sweet and salty toffee @dessertfortwo

If you’ve had Saltine toffee before, this recipe needs no explanation. Maybe you’re already nodding your head in agreement that this candy recipe, if any candy recipe ever, needed to be scaled down to prevent over-consumption. Personally, I can eat a whole pan of this stuff. I start chipping away at it shortly after breakfast, [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Chocolate Peppermint Mousse {skinny}

Skinny Chocolate Mousse with Peppermint @dessertfortwo

Have we recovered from Thanksgiving sufficiently? I gave you an extra day yesterday just in case you were doing one of those kale-quinoa juice-fast things. I can’t talk to you when you do things like that. BUT today is grand because we’re in the depths of December (by two whole days!), and so we’re celebrating [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Cranberry Cornmeal Waffles + Cider Syrup


I’ve been reading cookbooks like novels for years. Since before I realized I wanted to work in the food world. Since before I was on the brink of dropping out of grad school to attend cooking school. (I didn’t. I should have). Before I even moved out of my parents house, my Mom and I would sit [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry Squares

Easy ham and cheese appetizers made with puff pastry @dessertfortwo

The amount of puff pastry I’ve consumed over the past few weeks might be alarming to some, (like my doctor) but not to others (like the French). I’m just saying, if you pass me on the street and want the secret to my glowing skin: butter. I had to test my 15-minute puff pastry recipe a [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies


I haven’t talked much about living in St Louis, have I? After living in 3 different states in the last 3 years, we struggle to put roots down and get ‘too comfortable’ in any one place. As I write this, we never know where the future will take us. Most likely, St Louis isn’t home. We [ Click to continue Reading! ]