Grilled Stone Fruit + Almond Mascarpone Dip

Grilled stone fruit with mascarpone and candied almonds @dessertfortwo

I know this is hard to believe, but I don’t always cook for two. Even harder to believe: I have friends! Real life friends. (of the non-internet variety!!). And since my real-life friends have to hear about my internet friends and pretend it’s not weird, I cook for them. Quite frequently, actually. I made this [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Watermelon + Raspberry Sorbet Sandwiches

Raspberry sorbet watermelon sandwiches @dessertfortwo

That Rachael Ray chick, man, she did it again.  In her summer issue, she had a recipe for stirring fresh basil into lemon sorbet, and then smushing it between honeydew slices.  I saw it while on a plane, and became immediately aware of the parched air in the cabin.  Suddenly, all I could think about [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Just Checking in… {+giveaway}

Is it too early for this?

Whoa. That’s all I have to say for the month of June. I don’t know where it went. All I know is: I’ve been drinking coffee, sleeping in hotel rooms more often than my own bed, and I can’t remember the last time I smashed an avocado on toast. All of these things throw me [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Coconut Snow

Coconut Granita @dessertfortwo

So maybe I just poured a can of (full fat) coconut milk in a dish, froze it, and scraped it at intervals.  Maybe that’s hardly a recipe.  But maybe it’s so dang good, I don’t even care.  Definitely not maybe.  Definitely a yes. I’m vowing to always have this in the freezer all summer long.  [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner for Two: Easy Chicken Parmesan

Romantic yet easy Chicken Parm for two @dessertfortwo

Hello, Friday date night! I’m a big proponent of the at-home date night.  You can spend a ridiculous amount of time on the first bottle of wine while leisurely cooking for each other.  I love to divide and conquer the chopping of vegetables or the steps of a recipe.  Chicken parmesan is a great meal [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Raspberry Rose Sundaes

Raspberry Rose Sundaes | dessertfortwo.com

Raspberries just scream summer to me. I love picking raspberries in the summer. I love eating raspberries in the summer. Most of all, I love eating them off my fingertips one by one. Such sweet, sweet finger food. Raspberries make the perfect summer dessert because they are gorgeous, impressive, and need very little coaxing to [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Sweet Potato Breakfast Crisp

Sweet Potato Breakfast Cobbler @dessertfortwo

I’m much more likely to get out of bed if there is a dessert disguised as breakfast in it for me.  It just makes waking up all the sweeter.  My Breakfast Rice Pudding was my first foray.  This sweet potato casserole turned healthy breakfast crisp is my next adventure. Right now, I’m working on the [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Honey Graham Cracker Chicken Fingers

Fried Graham Cracker Chicken Strips @dessertfortwo

I was born to fry. This one is for the biscuit soppers out there.  Those of you that drench your fried chicken in honey, and sop up the excess with a biscuit.  You eat those few bites in silence.  Maybe your eyes are closed and you don’t even realize it.  The good stuff in life happens [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Wine Slushies

Wine Slushy recipe @dessertfortwo

Back when I first downloaded Instagram, one of the first photos I snapped was of my then-boyfriend drinking a wine slushy at the California state fair.  I had never heard of the glorious thing that is called ‘wine slushy,’ and so I stood in line over and over again to try all of the flavors.  [ Click to continue Reading! ]