Creme Brulee French Toast


Ok, y’all, one month til Valentine’s Day.  Are you ready? Valentine’s Day is a big deal here around Dessert For Two.  This is the time of year when couples bake teeny tiny desserts to share.  Personally, every day is Valentine’s Day for us, but that’s not as romantic as it sounds:  every day as Valentine’s means petite dishes with chocolate smears [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Chocolate Ginger Cookies

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Three cookie recipes in a row?! I know, I know. But the heart wants what it wants, doesn’t it? Whenever I go home, I bring food gifts because even though Texas has plenty of good food, there are some gifts from California that even a Texan enjoys. There’s a local oil mill near my house [ Click to continue Reading! ]

PB & J Cookies


I’m feeling generous today.  I’d like to give you cookies and a good laugh at the same time.  For those of you who asked in my last post, I posted some old ‘emo’ photos of myself on the Dessert For Two Facebook fan page.  Laugh it up and enjoy while you can, because I will [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Forgotten Cookies {gluten free}

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First and foremost, Happy New Year, y’all! The arrival of the New Year just makes me feel older.  Even though I’m only 27, I’m finding myself in complete shock at how quickly time passes.  I can’t believe my 10-year high school reunion invitations are being addressed as we speak.  Don’t get me wrong though:  I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Champagne Cupcakes


Hey there, y’all!  I know it’s been a while since I’ve checked in, but I like to take a little break for the holidays.  I hope y’all understand. The only thing that could get me back in the kitchen this early was sweet Jenna from Eat, Live, Run asking me to do a guest post [ Click to continue Reading! ]

1 Dozen Cut-Out Sugar Cookies


If these aren’t the cutest cut-out sugar cookies you’ve ever seen, you either play with puppies and kittens all day and are on cuteness overload, or you’re not from Texas.  Only one of those excuses is forgivable, by the way. I scaled down sweet Bridget’s recipe, and not only is her recipe easy (yes, roll [ Click to continue Reading! ]

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! ]

Mini Gingerbread Loaf


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! ]

Buttered Pecan Scones


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! ]

Mud Hens


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! ]