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! ]

Chocolate Fudge Cookies

1 dozen Chocolate Fudge Cookies -

Sometimes, you just need chocolate.  It can be for celebratory reasons, or it can be because you had a bad day.  Chocolate is for the good times and also for the low times.  In the midst of summer, when we’re drowning in watermelon and peaches, I made a decadent chocolate cookie for no good reason, [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Drunken Peach Pie Bars

Drunken Peach Bars -

I’m a changed woman. I had my first smear of Kerrygold Irish butter.  All butters are not created equal.  Amen. Remember how Mr. Dessert For Two boldly declared he likes fruit desserts now?  These buttery peach pie bars are the thing that tipped the scales.  He took one bite of the soft, cinnamon-flecked crust and whiskey [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Sticky Buns (easy!)

Sticky Buns small batch -

I pulled these sticky buns together in less than 15 minutes one Sunday morning.  Yes, really! After a quick 25 minutes in the oven, they were ready.  Ooey, gooey and exactly what I wanted in my belly with a cup of coffee.   The hardest part of this recipe was remembering to take the dough out [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Hummingbird Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Hummingbird Pancakes -

Remember those hummingbird cupcakes I made?  Well, I couldn’t quite get the flavor of pineapple, coconut, banana and cinnamon out of my head.  After several mornings of oatmeal topped with dried pineapple, toasted coconut and cinnamon, I had an epiphany:  breakfast pancakes that taste like hummingbird cake! My sweet friend Rachel of Rachel Cooks is [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Rice Crispy Treats: small batch

Rice Crispy Treats, small batch.

Rice crispy treats are definitely one of those desserts that I just can’t stop eating.  Every time I walk by the pan, I cut myself another sliver.  Oh, you too?  Well, then let’s scale ‘em down to make fewer servings! You can press this small batch of rice crispies into any small pan—a bread loaf [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Mississippi Mud Brownies

Mississippi Mud Brownies -

Ladies and gentlemen, we have had a break-through. The man who claims to not like fruit in his desserts, declared after his third serving of my blueberry sherbet that he ‘thinks he likes fruit desserts now.’  In full disclosure, I should tell you that Bluebell’s Southern Blackberry Cobbler ice cream may also be a part [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream Recipe -

Things have been a little icy here at Dessert For Two haven’t they?  If you follow me on Instagram, I’ve been trying my hardest to make you jealous:  I have a live-in ice cream maker.  Mr. Dessert For Two makes a batch every Sunday, which barely lasts til Wednesday.  This summer has seen us through [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Blueberry Sherbet

Blueberry Sherbet -

I would say we are officially settled in Kansas.  I say this because I just pulled a batch of granola from the oven.  I view the task of stirring granola every few minutes as it bakes in a low oven as a sign that life has slowed enough to allow for such time-consuming pleasures.  If [ Click to continue Reading! ]