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! ]

Mini New York Cheesecakes

Mini New York Cheesecakes -

On my most stressful days, I need a bite of cold creamy cheesecake.  But, I never have the time to make a whole cheesecake on days like that.  Enter mini cheesecakes!  One bowl, 15 minutes plus chill time and you’re in heaven.  This recipe makes 4 cupcake-sized cheesecakes. It gets better:  instead of grinding up [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin Whoopee Pies

Pumpkin Whoopee Pies -

Today, we are celebrating! Today is the day Jenna Weber’s book, White Jacket Required, is released!  Jenna of Eat Live Run is one of the best bloggers out there, and I’m so happy to be a part of her celebration!  I completely adored her novel.  It’s a coming-of-age story about Jenna finding herself on the [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Crumb Donuts

Crumb Donuts -

The best desserts have streusel on top, am I right?  Peach crisp, apple crumb pie, and berry crumble would all be lost without the crumb topping.  Buttery bits of cinnamon and brown sugar clumped together just have a way of making you lick your fingers to pick up every last crumb.   These donuts will [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pink Lemonade for two

Pink Lemonade -

Two jars of pink lemonade are for two people who are joined at the hip and glued at the lips. Two jars of pink lemonade are for two people who have date night in a combine harvesting corn til 3am. Two jars of pink lemonade are for two people sittin’ on a porch talkin’ ’bout the [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Salted Almond Brittle (easy!)

Salted Almond Brittle -

I’m so easy lately.  Wait, that came out wrong.  Can I start again? I’m the queen of easy recipes lately.  First, I gave you sticky buns made in 30 minutes with the help of frozen puff pastry.  Then, I gave you macaroni and cheese that you make in a blender. A blender!  And now, I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Ginger Peach Cupcakes

Ginger Peach Cupcakes, small batch. -

I dreamt up a cupcake made with fresh peaches topped with peach buttercream. We’re making fresh peach puree in the microwave today—it’s easy peasy.  I tossed in a little fresh ginger into the cupcake batter last minute, and I loved it even more. We’ve suddenly had a cold spell in our area lately (low 90s instead [ Click to continue Reading! ]