Lazy Girl Sangria

Lazy Girl Sangria |

I feel like I’m the queen of lazy cocktails.  You can constantly find me using  jam  instead  of simple syrup for a quick-fix cocktail. Let’s back up before the lip-stick smudged glass, wine ring stains on my counter, and spent citrus segments all happened.  This drink was born from my laziest habit:  the last pours [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Fresh Strawberry Sundaes

Strawberry Coriander Sundaes |

I feel like we should really celebrate Spring this year.  Like, REALLY celebrate it.  Remember the phrase ‘polar vortex’?  Yeah.  Eat them strawberries barefoot in the green green grass!  because we never thought Spring would be here! I’d rather chase the squirrels and deer away from my garden every hour than be cooped up in [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Figgy Piggy Pizza

Figgy Piggy Pizza |

Figgy Piggy Pizza! Piggy Figgy Pizza! Now that’s just fun to say! Remember my apple pie pizza recipe where I perfected a small batch of pizza dough made entirely in a measuring cup?  I promised you a savory variation, and today I’m delivering.  Well, sweet and savory.  The figs are sweet, but the bacon and [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Breakfast Rice Pudding

Breakfast Rice Pudding |

Morning food is some of my favorite food.  If you can believe it, I’m the most opinionated about breakfast.  I believe it starts your day out on the right foot—or wrong foot.  If I’m being good, which is Monday-Friday, I put on a pot of green tea first thing.  It is not until the entire [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Grilled Pimento Cheese + Fried Pickles

Pimiento Cheese and Fried Pickle Sandwich |

This sandwich has a soundtrack.  I was styling the shot (oh my gosh, if you’re not a food blogger, can I just tell you how much actually goes into photo styling?  Q-tips, tweezers, the need for 3 hands, etc.)  Sorry, rant over. Anyway, an old Fruit Bats song was playing on my Pandora station, and I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Sangria Swirled Frozen Margaritas

Sangria Swirl Margaritas |

Happy Cinco de Drinko!  Err, Cinco de Mayo. I’m not allowed to make margaritas for my family any more.  Apparently, all you have to do to get taken off margarita duty is get grandma drunk one time.  Once! It’s a damn shame, too, because I happen to make the best frozen margaritas.  In college, I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Tangerine Coriander Sorbet

Tangerine Coriander Sorbet Recipe | @dessertfortwo

Coriander has been getting a lot of play in my kitchen lately. I first had an orange coriander sorbet at a champagne bar in Chicago (I think it was Pops?), and I fell in love with it.  I scrawled it down on my inspirational / good God! life-is-worth-living list in my pocket notebook.  That was [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Just checking in…

Dessert for Two blog |

Hi, friends! You don’t normally hear from me on the weekend, but I thought I would check in and talk a bit of shop with ya. First: thank you SO much for your kind words about my video.  I had so much fun making it!  It left me full of energy and wanting to do [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Jam Cocktails: Strawberry + Moonshine

Strawberry Jam Moonshine Cocktail |

Now that I’ve publicly chugged whiskey right from the bottle (see this if you have no idea what I’m talking about), I feel like you and I can be a little looser with the whiskey ’round these parts.  Am I right?  Gosh, I hope so. Let’s shimmy our way from the aged whiskey to the [ Click to continue Reading! ]