Mashed Potato Truffles


No, that’s not a typo.  I really used mashed potatoes to make truffles instead of heavy cream. And believe me when I say:  no one can tell the difference.  I served them to many discriminating house guests over the past month. I watched closely for a raised eyebrow, a slight frown, anything! to tell me that you can [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Bourbon Milk Punch


Well, it seems Spring is going to take its sweet time arriving this year.  And I’m okay with that. We are still undecided if we are going to start a garden.  The truth is, when your day job is growing and harvesting plants, sometimes the last thing you want to do is take care of [ Click to continue Reading! ]

I have wedding photos for you.

Our photographer saw a moment of perfect light shining through the window, so she grabbed us to snap this quick shot. I love the glow!

You’re not going to read this paragraph; you’re just going to scroll straight down and hurry to get to the photos, so go on. I’ll wait.  You’ll be back after you look at all the photos. I made the executive decision to exclude my family from this public sharing. A wedding day is very personal. [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Sweet Czech Kolaches

Kolaches -

Welcome to the first recipe ever to contain yeast on Dessert For Two!  I used to be afraid of yeast.  And then, I read the ingredients on a loaf of store-bought bread and quickly decided to make my peace with it. The way I learned to trust yeast and treat it well is through the [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Oreo Brownies

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I judge Mr. Dessert For Two for eating oreos. In a house with homemade desserts, it feels like a knife in the heart.  We don’t have them in the house frequently, but just often enough to hurt my feelings.  When I hear the rustling of the package in the pantry, I turn my judge-y eyes [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner For Two: Shrimp Po’ Boys

Shrimp Po Boy -

I have a prediction for you.  For the foreseeable future, all of my Dinner For Two recipes will be inspired by the meals we had on our honeymoon. On our honeymoon, we visited: New Orleans, Birmingham, Alabama, Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.  The food of New Orleans sticks out in my mind the most. [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Irish Triple Threat Cookies

Irish Whiskey Oatmeal Cookies -

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, y’all! I’m comin’ at you today with a triple threat cookie. I crammed three parts of Irish into these chewy little crackled cookies.  They contain: Kerrygold Irish butter, Irish steel-cut oats, and Irish whiskey.  Is there some sort of prize for the most Irish recipe? Pick me! That beautiful bottle of Bushmills [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dark Chocolate Double Coconut Cookies

Dark Chocolate Double Coconut Cookies -

Hi friends! I pre-scheduled this post for you.  Right now, the Mr. and I (and our two gold wedding bands) are driving from Tuscaloosa, Alabama with our bellies full of Dreamland barbecue to our final destination:  Savannah, Georgia.  Nestle asked me if I wanted to test out their new chocolate chips:  dark chocolate morsels.  I [ Click to continue Reading! ]