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! ]

Cranberry Apricot Bread


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! ]

Thanksgiving For Two {recipe collection}

Apple Cheesecake Crumb Pie

Just in case you’re planning an intimate Thanksgiving dinner for 2, I thought I would link up to all of my small fall-themed desserts. I almost had a Thanksgiving for two this year.  Two, being me and my favorite wine glass.  In California.  Not Texas.  My parents decided to ditch the family this year to go to [ Click to continue Reading! ]

White Mocha Cupcakes


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! ]

Maple Creme Brulee


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! ]

Cranberry Cornmeal Donuts


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! ]