Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry Squares

Easy ham and cheese appetizers made with puff pastry @dessertfortwo

The amount of puff pastry I’ve consumed over the past few weeks might be alarming to some, (like my doctor) but not to others (like the French). I’m just saying, if you pass me on the street and want the secret to my glowing skin: butter. I had to test my 15-minute puff pastry recipe a [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies


I haven’t talked much about living in St Louis, have I? After living in 3 different states in the last 3 years, we struggle to put roots down and get ‘too comfortable’ in any one place. As I write this, we never know where the future will take us. Most likely, St Louis isn’t home. We [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Apple Turnovers


Now that you are armed with a 15-minute puff pastry recipe, you are considered dangerous. You are capable of whipping up turnovers, flaky appetizers, and French pastries at any time of day. Please, use this information carefully and to your advantage during the whole holiday season. If you’re still afraid of dough, this is the [ Click to continue Reading! ]

15-minute Puff Pastry


It’s the holidays. People are expecting homemade things from you. Impress them with homemade puff pastry. Hold it right there! I see you slowly backing away from your screen when I said ‘homemade puff pastry.’ But come back! I found a method for 15-minute homemade puff pastry. Ahhh, welcome back! I found this recipe from [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pecan Sticky Buns


Things are awkward around here. It’s the holidays. You want large desserts that feed your extended family. I just don’t do that sort of thing. The other day, I made a full-size batch of chocolate chip cookies. I spent the entire afternoon shoving cookie tray after cookie tray in and out of the oven. My [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread latte recipe by Dessert For Two.

I’m committed to making lattes at home. It’s not just because I think Starbucks employees shouldn’t have to see me first thing in the morning, or that I shouldn’t be trusted to drive that early. Or, even that I’m going to bring my crazy, barking dog in the car with me. While all of these things [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Gingerbread Flan


OH YES. The holidays are for eating rich, custard-y things. I feel like I say the same thing about summer (hello, old friend ice cream), but the custards of the holidays have warming spices. And without warming spices, we would surely freeze to death. Did you catch that?: If you don’t eat this gingerbread flan, [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin French Toast Waffles

Quick and easy pumpkin french toast recipe

Lazy girl strikes again! She’s been hanging around here lots lately, right? I love that I can pass off my seasonal laziness onto a fictional character on my blog. Moving on…I’ve dipped bread in custard with the intention of making French toast, and then pressed it in the waffle iron instead before. The Rum Raisin [ Click to continue Reading! ]