Moscato Gelee with Blood Oranges


Last week, I made a recipe for my Valentine that consisted of exactly what he wanted:  a small batch of chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream.  Simple, delicious, and zero frills.  Today, I’m sharing a recipe for my ideal Valentine dessert:  a quick and easy Moscato gelee topped with blood oranges and whipped cream.  It’s definitely [...]

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies (+ St Louis update!)


We’ve been living in St Louis for 30 days now, and I thought I should give you an update. We really like it here.  Like, REALLY. Even though I’ve called an electrician 3 times, a locksmith once, and I feel like I’m constantly reliving an episode of This Old House, I love it. I went [...]

Simple Chocolate Cupcakes


I used to take requests on this site.  Then, I got married.  Now, I take dessert requests from my husband. Not that I actually listen to him half the time, but I do need him. I’m a die-hard lemon dessert lover, and chocolate? Well, I could take it or leave it.  (I know, the horror!)  If [...]

Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Cake


Welcome to February!  February is for lovers, and I’m so happy it’s finally here! Valentine’s Day is a big deal around these parts, and I’ve got loads of cute desserts for two to share with you this year.  First up:  this spicy cinnamon apple cake.  I made a cinnamon cake in a 6″ round cake [...]

Dinner for Two: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad


I feel like I’ve been doling out lots of sugar lately—sugar with a side of rich topped with decadent.  So, I’m sharing this awesome Caesar salad for two recipe with you. Exactly what makes it awesome is this:  my best friend Esther’s easy Caesar dressing. Since Esther is preggo, the dressing doesn’t contain raw eggs. [...]

Sundae Jars: Chocolate-Coconut + Mixed Berry Caramel


At this point, y’all are like ‘oh my lands, another mason jar dessert?!’  I know, I know. But but but, mason jars make it so easy to portion for two!  Unless… you want to purchase stock in Sur La Table and buy many little pans to make my desserts.  No? Just me?  And my Mom?  [...]

Espresso Chip Pancakes


Hey, Monday.  Let’s ease into this, mmk? Heidi has a line in her first cookbook about how some people need more than just coffee to get out of bed each morning.  She suggests adding chocolate to her espresso banana muffins.  That line really stuck with me, and I add chocolate to almost all of our [...]

Mason Jar Lid Tarts: White Chocolate Raspberry


Mini tarts, mini tarts!  Nothing is as cute as mini tarts!  (Sorry for yelling; these tarts excite me greatly)!  If you don’t have dozens of little tart pans in your kitchen, do not worry—just use mason jar lids!  Y’all loved my mason jar lid pies, so I know you’ll love these mason jar tarts. I [...]

Skillet Spanikopita {+giveaway}


This is my favorite one-pan, easy skillet meal.  I adore Greek food, because I generally find it to be full of flavor and mostly healthy. Let’s get real for a second.  It’s no secret that I eat dessert daily, but I don’t battle my weight.  When I meet new people and they find out how [...]

Salami Chips + White Bean Dip


There’s a new love in my life, and I want to introduce you to him.  He’s thin, satisfying, and rich. His name is Salami Chip.  He is everything I’ve ever wanted on an appetizer platter. I baked very thin slices of salami on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes.  The edges crisp up in [...]