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Drinks for Two

Fall Sangria

I’m a year ’round wine drinker.  California will do that to you, I tell ya. My Kansas friends aren’t very into wine, so I’ve been designing wine cocktails to ease the process.  Everyone likes fruity wines, so I had the…

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Pies and Cobblers, Whiskey

Drunken Peach Pie Bars

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…

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Bread, Breakfast

Sticky Buns (easy!)

I pulled these sticky buns together in less than 15 minutes one Sunday morning.  Yes, really! After a quick 25 minutes in the oven, they were ready.  Ooey, gooey and exactly what I wanted in my belly with a cup…

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Cookies and Bars

1 Dozen Snickerdoodles

I recently relinquished a bit of control in the kitchen.  I handed over the reins to Mr. Dessert For Two to make homemade ice cream.  I gave him a copy of the best ice cream cookbook in the world and…

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Apples, Breakfast, Donuts

Apple Fritters

Apple fritters recipe from scratch! Fluffy, thick and perfectly cake-like apple fritters made in just 30 minutes. This recipe makes just 4 large fritters, the perfect amount! I’ve been making a grave mistake for years. When I go into a…

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Apples, Fancy, Whiskey

Apple Cider Tiramisu

I’ve been hinting at desserts with moonshine for quite some time. The problem with moonshine is that you’re not likely to remember the things you were doing before you drank it.  It is quite possible that I’ve made ten desserts…

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Fancy

Baklava, Southern style

Growing up, I had a friend who was Persian.  It was at his house that I got my first taste of saffron, emerald green pistachios that squeaked on your teeth, juicy Medjool dates that I wrongly assumed were soaked in…

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Apples, Pies and Cobblers

Apple Crisp

The ingredients of an apple crisp are very simple, yet this was one of the hardest recipes for me to scale down to two servings.  The problem lies with the apples:  a single apple does not give off much juice. …

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Cupcakes

Spice Cupcakes with Plum Glaze

We’re off to Big Sur for a bit to embrace the arrival of fall.  The beauty of the California central coast eases the Texas homesick pain.  Wood-fired pizza and croissants at Big Sur Bakery help as well.  While I’m gone, stop…

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