Buttered Grits Cookies

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Oh, hiii there! Did you forget my name while I was gone? I sure hope not. I apologize for the long absense, but I just enjoyed an unplugged  vacation. How was your Christmas? How was your New Year’s? Really, tell me! Our Christmas was great. We spent part of our time in Dallas, and then flew to Georgia for the rest. I’d never been to

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes - DessertForTwo.com

If our neighborhood kids have any hope getting candy from us this year it’s solely because I made these cupcakes to distract Mr. Dessert For Two from the Halloween candy bowl.  We have discussed his unusual predilection for mint (including peanut butter and mint jelly sandwiches).  I’m afraid I’ve been abusing my powers with mint.  Just this weekend, I filled my purse with my homemade peppermint

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecakes - DessertForTwo.com

The minute I scaled down cheesecake to serve two people and made those mini New York cheesecakes, my mind started spinning with ideas for variations.  Since it’s Pumpkin month (I guess some people call it October, to each his own), pumpkin cheesecake with maple whipped cream had to be made. The crust is effortless:  drop in a store-bought gingersnap cookie (the crisp kind).  The eating

Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream Recipe - DessertForTwo.com

Things have been a little icy here at Dessert For Two haven’t they?  If you follow me on Instagram, I’ve been trying my hardest to make you jealous:  I have a live-in ice cream maker.  Mr. Dessert For Two makes a batch every Sunday, which barely lasts til Wednesday.  This summer has seen us through mint chocolate chip, vanilla, chai, and oatmeal stout.  Are you

Tin Roof Cheesecake

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It seems that certain nuts are getting all the attention these days:  walnuts and almonds, I’m lookin’ at you.  Even pistachios have their own commercials with famous people and cartoon characters!  Don’t get me wrong, I love all nuts.  There are great walnut, almond and pistachio growers in my county and I buy local nuts frequently.  However, we did not grow up with such fancy