Margarita Pie

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My friends would tell you that I have an annoying habit:  anytime someone mentions a margarita, I will always chime in and say “the frozen margarita was invented in Dallas!”  Every.single.time.  I can’t resist informing anyone who’ll listen that the most delicious cocktail was created in my home town.  I’m so proud.  In fact, I’ve […]

S’mores Cupcakes

I feel like I am the last person to offer a riff on s’mores.  Are cupcakes even still trendy?  No matter, I’m sharing s’mores cupcakes with y’all today because they are delicious—sticky, but very delicious.  These soft chocolate cupcakes have chunks of graham crackers scattered throughout and brûléed marshmallow fluff that oozes down your fingers.  […]

Carrot Cake

I make a lot of carrot cake this time of year.  It’s not just for Easter in my house; it’s also the birthday cake of choice for many friends with spring birthdays.  We’ve been munching on carrot cake cupcakes, carrot muffins, carrot cake whoopie pies and the like since February.  I’m confident this cake is […]

1 Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cookies are the hardest dessert to scale down to size.  Between trying to halve eggs and butter that melts and spreads too much without exactly the right amount of flour to hold it together, it takes months of recipe testing to achieve a cookie that doesn’t taste like you monkeyed around with the ingredients.  I […]

Hello Dolly Bars

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Coconut desserts are commonly served on Easter in the South.  Coconut desserts are also popular around Christmastime.  I’m not too sure why some desserts are associated with certain times of the year in the South, but all I know is: don’t mess with it.  If you make a fruit pie at Christmas, we’re gonna look […]

Creamsicle Pudding Cakes

When I wrote my citrus buttermilk pudding cakes recipe, I intended for it to be adapted to your citrus loving needs.  I’ve made a few versions of it myself, including lime, lemon cream, and tangerine.  All delicious. A few weeks ago, I brought home a 10 pound bag of oranges from a trip to Southern […]

Lemon Layer Cake

I can hardly believe it, but Dessert For Two turns 1 year old today!  I’m going to try to not get all sappy on you here, but I just want you to know that you mean the world to me.  Yes, you.  Thank you so much for reading and making my recipes.  Every email and […]

Tea Cakes (for a good cause)

Unassuming though they might look, Southern tea cakes are special cookies.  It’s said that these sweet little cakes were served at tea parties hosted by Juliette Gordon Low in her efforts to form the Girl Scouts of America.  Leave it to Southerners to create an empire out of butter and sugar.  Paula Deen was not […]

1 Dozen Spicy Chocolate Cookies

Y’all know that Tex-Mex food is a cuisine in a league all its own, right?  It’s not some fusion of half Texas food and half Mexican food stirred together.  Tex-Mex food includes favorites like tortilla soup, carne guisada, refried beans, crispy tacos, cheese enchiladas with chili gravy, migas and more.  Are you hungry yet? It […]

Lemon Meringue Tart

I feel certain that a whole cookbook could be written on Southern lemon desserts.  There’s lemon chess pie, lemon bars, lemon meringue pie, lemon curd, lemon cream pie, lemon icebox cookies, lemon poppyseed cake, lemon squares, lemon pound cake, and lemon this and lemon that! It seems that Southerners love lemon in more things than just sweet […]