Today marks ONE MONTH til Valentine’s Day! Are you ready? I’m excited! Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. It’s the reason Dessert For Two was invented. It’s the kind of stuff that people who love mini ramekins, petite whisks, and 1/8-teaspoon measures thrive on. It’s the best time of year to hold hands and share a dessert with two spoons. Get in the spirit! I’m
It’s Day 2 of Cookie Week here on Dessert For Two, and we’re re-visiting an old favorite. I shared this recipe a few years ago, but I think it bears repeating. These are the ginger cookies that dreams are made of: soft and chewy with just enough crystalline crunch from the sugar coating. These cookies say ‘Christmas’ to me more than any other cookie. They’re
Some women want diamonds for Christmas. Some women want pearls. All I want is local produce. We’ve really been missing the fresh produce from California. I heard a rumor at work that the FFA kids in Kansas sell big cartons of local citrus and avocados around the holidays. I dreamed about it. I lusted after it. Citrus and avocados in Kansas—could it really be true?
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
Back away from the Halloween candy aisle. Yes, you! You’re an adult! Candy is for kids. Crème brulee is for adults. Every time I make crème brûlée for two, I can hardly find the words to talk about it. It’s creamy. It’s crunchy. It’s perfection. So let’s stop chatting and let’s start baking. Ladies and gentlemen, start your torches!
On my most stressful days, I need a bite of cold creamy cheesecake. But, I never have the time to make a whole cheesecake on days like that. Enter mini cheesecakes! One bowl, 15 minutes plus chill time and you’re in heaven. This recipe makes 4 cupcake-sized cheesecakes. It gets better: instead of grinding up graham crackers, melting butter and daintily pressing the crust into
Today, we are celebrating! Today is the day Jenna Weber’s book, White Jacket Required, is released! Jenna of Eat Live Run is one of the best bloggers out there, and I’m so happy to be a part of her celebration! I completely adored her novel. It’s a coming-of-age story about Jenna finding herself on the path to food writing. Jenna takes us through her decision
I’m a changed woman. I had my first smear of Kerrygold Irish butter. All butters are not created equal. Amen. Remember how Mr. Dessert For Two boldly declared he likes fruit desserts now? These buttery peach pie bars are the thing that tipped the scales. He took one bite of the soft, cinnamon-flecked crust and whiskey peach jammy filling, and moaned. From my experiments, I’ve deduced that