Velveeta Fudge

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If we weren’t church-goin’ people, we would surely be idol worshippers. And our idol of choice? Velveeta. I don’t care what y’all say, the stuff is delicious. We would be such astute believers that we would refer to our idol as ‘Velveeta’ only in a hushed whisper. The more revered way to speak its name [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Mini Gingerbread Loaf

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I’ve been thinking a lot about weeds.  Well, I’ve been pulling a lot of weeds and therefore I’ve been pondering their existence. Let me back up.  I told y’all that I have a Master’s degree in horticulture and agronomy, yes?  My specialty is weed management.  Did you even know you can specialize in that?  Did you [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Buttered Pecan Scones

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I had forgotten what the holidays smelled like til I made these scones.  The aroma of pecans sautéing in butter or baking in custard for pecan pie is the essence of late December for me.  But, summer also smells like pecans sautéing in butter because everyone knows the best flavor of ice cream is buttered [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Mud Hens

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You can eat a mud hen?  I’m so glad you didn’t know either.  At first, I was worried mud hens were a Texas dessert that had eluded my childhood, given that a dessert with a funny name is most likely Texan (see Scotcheroos, Hello Dolly bars, Better Than Sex Cake, dump cake, divinity, petit fours, [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Cranberry Apricot Bread

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When I was growing up, I used to watch my Mom bake Christmas gifts for her friends.  She would put together a treat basket that included a loaf of gingerbread, a slab of homemade fudge, haystacks (delicious butterscotch candy that I’ll share soon), and a loaf of this cranberry apricot bread.  I think she included [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

White Mocha Cupcakes

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You know how they say your spouse makes you want to be a better person?  Yeah, well, I feel like my honey is pushing me towards suicide.  I’m almost positive I won’t be here another week. The Mr. is making me go to the gym 4 days a week.  He has this little Marine-Corps-green notebook from which [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Maple Creme Brulee

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Crème brulee is my ace in the hole. It’s the kind of thing I like to keep in my back pocket and pull out when I need it. Frequently, I have 2 ramekins in the fridge awaiting a sprinkling of sugar and a pass of the torch. It’s not a bad thing to serve when your boyfriend or husband is a [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Cranberry Cornmeal Donuts

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Just last week, Mr. Dessert For Two put his foot down.  His size 14 boot slammed on the ground.  Hey northern California, those weren’t earthquakes, that was Mr. Dessert For Two. He was demanding to be allowed to cook dinner a few nights a week. Um, hello perfect man I’ve been waiting for my entire life, [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]

Banana Bread

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I absolutely love to take your requests. I think this makes me a people pleaser? When someone is coming over for dinner, I slide a bottle of my everyday (read: affordable and delicious) sparkling wine in the freezer, rush out to the garden to gather the latest and greatest, scour the cabinets for ideas, and [Click to continue reading and grab the recipe!]