Microwave Chocolate Mug Cakes

Easy-Chocolate Mug Cakes | @dessertfortwo

I’ve been having late-night dates with chocolate lately.  Just me, my microwave, and a mug of hot chocolate cake.  When the microwave beeps, it’s almost like the doorbell–my date is here to pick me up! Judge me if you wish, but there’s no one else I’d rather hang out with on a Friday night than a [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner for Two: Smoky Portobello Tacos

Smoky Portobello Tacos @dessertfortwo

Before I send you off on a fabulous Memorial Day weekend full of grilling, drinking, and relaxing, I wanted to pop in and give y’all a quick vegetarian-friendly grilling recipe.  My turkey burgers were decidedly not, um, vegetarian.  Did you guess as much? I’m a most sympathetic meat-eater, because I was a vegetarian through most of [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Lazy Girl Sangria

Lazy Girl Sangria | dessertfortwo.com

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 | dessertfortwo.com

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 | dessertfortwo.com

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 | dessertfortwo.com

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 | dessertfortwo.com

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 | dessertfortwo.com

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! ]