Fat Tuesday

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If you think I’ve bludgeoned you enough with Mardi Gras themed food, think again! Today is the last day, I promise. /ESPRESSO CHIP PANCAKES. Before we get started —> the link to each recipe is below each photo in all caps. Fat Tuesday is tomorrow, which signifies the end of the Mardi Gras celebration.  We [ Click to continue Reading! ]

A small batch of BEIGNETS.

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I’m just going to say it:  this is the best recipe that has ever come out of my kitchen.  Sorry to be so demonstrative, but I’m still on a powdered sugar high.  I bought a 7-pound bag at Costco last week. I’m a beignet freak.  They make me a bit emotionally unstable, as in, I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

King Cake Donut Bars

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Onwards with the Mardi Gras theme!  I can’t help but be happy when I think of Mardi Gras. I had my first bite of King Cake in the Big Easy at The Court of Two Sisters.  Truthfully, there was a slight moment of disappointment, because when one hears the word ‘cake,’ you expect sweet cake.  [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Homemade Monkey Bread Muffins

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I promised you lots of purple, green, and yellow sprinkles, and today, I’m delivering.  If you’re not as jazzed about Mardi Gras as I am, then you can certainly leave off the sprinkles.  They’re more for panache than actual flavor. Monkey bread is the first recipe I ever made by myself.  I made it in [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner for Two: Skinny Minestrone Pot Pies

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Have you noticed Fridays have been a bit more savory lately?  I like to spoil you with desserts during the week, and then beg for your forgiveness on Friday with a dinner for two recipe.  I figured you seriously needed those Bananas Foster baby cakes to get you through the mid-week slump.  Gooey upside down [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Bananas Foster Baby Cakes

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I just can’t help it, I’ve got the Big Easy on my brain.  And if the past few weeks’ baking is any sign (which, um, is totally is), y’all have a lot of purple, green, and yellow sprinkles headed your way. Mardi Gras reminds me of our honeymoon in New Orleans, and although it’s been [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Sweet Tea Oven-Fried Chicken

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I adore the month of February.  I love to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  The few days in February that remind us of impending Springtime are joyous.  I’m a nut for Mardi Gras.  But most of all, I love February because it’s my wedding anniversary.  That’ll be one year, folks.  Wow.  It’s gone fast.  As a couple [ Click to continue Reading! ]

40+ Chocolate Desserts for Two

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I sorted through my archives and collected all of my most fabulous chocolate desserts for two.  This Valentine’s Day, no one will go without chocolate.  Hooray!  All of these recipes serve just two people. If you make one of my mini chocolate desserts for two, I would love to hear about it. If you get [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Rum Raisin Waffled French Toast

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Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, I think we should celebrate all weekend by making lots of desserts for two!  But, I’m slightly biased in that opinion.  On the slight chance that you and your Valentine are celebrating Valentine’s Day on Saturday with a breakfast in bed option, I’ve got you covered. [ Click to continue Reading! ]