Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Are y’all ready for another Valentine’s Day dessert?  I sure hope so.  Please, let us not go into the fact that I’m makin’ whoopie pies for the day on which most couples will be makin’ whoopie.  Please.  I beg you.  If you must make such a joke, please direct it at the lovely ladies over [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

I officially declare it Valentine’s Day season!  This is my favorite time of year!  It was about this time a few years ago that I got the idea for small-scale desserts that would serve only two.  To celebrate, I will be posting romantic desserts all the way up ‘til the big day.  Is there anything [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Baked Apples with Sorghum Syrup

What’s sorghum syrup?  I’m so glad you asked.  It’s a sugar syrup made from the sorghum plant.  In Texas we call it milo.  We feed it to dairy cows.  In California, where water flows forth like a sweet miracle, we feed our dairy cows alfalfa.  Texas is not blessed with enough water to grow high [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Ruby Red Pound Cake

Happy New Year, y’all! First, I must apologize for my long absence.  While I can blame my lack of updates partly on my trip home to Texas, the truth is I returned from Texas over a week ago.  The real reason I haven’t shared a recipe lately is because I had an idea to make [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Fantasy Fudge

Have y’all heard of Fantasy Fudge?  It’s the recipe for fudge on the back of the marshmallow creme jar.  We Southerners have a strong affinity for recipes printed on food labels.  The pumpkin pie on the Libby’s can, the green bean casserole on the French’s onion can, Rotel dip on the Velveeta package, Toll House [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Peppermint Bark


I realize that this time of year y’all are most likely making double or even triple batches of baked goods to share with friends and family.  Maybe you think Dessert For Two doesn’t have a place in your heart around the holidays?  I sure hope not.  While I’m also baking large scale recipes for gifts [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Coconut Cupcakes

Each year, the December issue of Southern Living magazine features a white frosted cake on the cover.  The cake often contains coconut because it’s traditional for Christmas in the South.  I’m not exactly sure why coconut only makes its appearance around Christmas in the South—if anyone knows, please fill me in.  Since December is already [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Cranberry Shortbread Bars


My parents work so hard each year to host Thanksgiving dinner. The planning begins weeks in advance. My mom starts cooking a few days early in order to prepare her famous cornbread dressing.   My dad stays up all night slowly smoking the turkeys in the backyard.  He takes quick naps on the couch and gets [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin Tart


Wow.  That’s all I can say about the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival last weekend in San Francisco.  It has taken me a full week to recover.  I shared a room with the talented and very beautiful Natalie from Perrys’ Plate.  We were quick to learn that we are true foodie soul mates— we skipped the final dinner of the festival in [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Apple Cheesecake Crumb Pie

My favorite thing to do this time of year is to go apple picking with my girlfriends.  However, our version of apple picking involves eating every single apple dessert on the menu of a small road-side stand and buying bags of already-picked apples.  This is to ensure that we have plenty of time to stop at the [ Click to continue Reading! ]