Lemon Creme Brûlée

Creme brûlée for two recipe

So, I definitely prepared recipes in advance for y’all while I’m on maternity leave, but I didn’t exactly write the posts in advance. Writing thoughts before I have them, or ‘canned’ writing as I call it, just comes off as spacy. ‘I love this delicious recipe, you should make it blah blah blah.’  So not my style. I would never do that to you. So, here

Chewiest Chocolate Cookies


My Mom is coming to visit this week to help stock my freezer with meals for post-baby. This means that all those odd bits and pieces of things in my freezer must go. I’ve got to make room for frozen casseroles, soups, and other meal-prep related things! I can’t think of a better thing in the world than a whole freezer full of food made with

Chocolate Peppermint Mousse {skinny}

Skinny Chocolate Mousse with Peppermint @dessertfortwo

Have we recovered from Thanksgiving sufficiently? I gave you an extra day yesterday just in case you were doing one of those kale-quinoa juice-fast things. I can’t talk to you when you do things like that. BUT today is grand because we’re in the depths of December (by two whole days!), and so we’re celebrating with a rich chocolate mousse! I tipped a little peppermint

Gingerbread Flan


OH YES. The holidays are for eating rich, custard-y things. I feel like I say the same thing about summer (hello, old friend ice cream), but the custards of the holidays have warming spices. And without warming spices, we would surely freeze to death. Did you catch that?: If you don’t eat this gingerbread flan, you might die. Dessert = justified. I grew up around

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 pot of tea is drunk that I begin to crave

Mixed Berry Mini Pavlovas


Another dessert with berries? YES. Since my grocery store was sold out of broccoli (both fresh and frozen) and the baby spinach bin was empty too , I’m assuming you’re still on a health kick.  That’s fine, y’all, but seriously:  Valentine’s Day is coming up.  Get ready.  Your honey wants chocolate. Besides, calories are just delicious points. PAVLOVA IS:  a crunchy but chewy-in-the-middle meringue cup

Quick Marshmallow-Peanut Butter Cookies {gluten-free}


I call these ’emergency cookies.’  I make  these quick cookies anytime an emergency strikes.  My most common emergency is last-minute dinner guests.  Last-minute dinner guests are quite common around here, because I love a good challenge.  Other times, I put a lot of effort into making a meal, and then 20 minutes before my guests arrive I slap my forehead because I can’t believe I’ve forgotten

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Bites {gluten free}


Most of the time, I handle the recipe development for this site.  I daydream at work, often with my hands in the dirt, about the sweet treats I’d like to scale down for you.  But, sometimes, Mr. Dessert For Two has some pretty great ideas on his own.  He spouted off his idea for oatmeal cookie dough bites, and I promptly made them the same