|Lemon Meringue Pie Cookie|
I have no idea how I stumbled across Christina's blog. I think first from her Instagram account, she was living in Manhattan, KS so automatically that gave her street creed due to my love of K-State. She also posted these beautiful pictures of food and loves agriculture. Christina's whole philosophy is taking big batch recipes and scaling it down for two people. Her passion is sweets but she also masterfully does this with cocktails. Her Peach Jalapeño Margaritas were a big hit at our house last summer.
I've already read the cookbook front to back, and made two recipes: Brownie Cookies and Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies (which fits in with my new found love of meringues). I have also determined that if I am going to continue cooking my way through this cookbook I better stock up on eggs.
It wasn't until maybe six months ago or so that I realize what a big deal Christina was or was about to be. I always thought of her as that fun food blogger, that I followed, she would comment on my Instagram photos every once in awhile, and if we lived in the same town we would be friends (that sounded stalkerish). Now she has a cookbook, was a featured chef on the Today show, sold her cookbook on QVC and the Dessert for Two cookbook is a best-seller! I mean she is famous.
|I think I did a pretty good job of making these cookies look cookbook perfect and they tasted awesome.|
Christina's cookie recipes usually make about a dozen or a few more, and you get four perfect cupcakes. Next on my list to try are Blueberry Mason Jar Lid Pie, Strawberry Cake, Angel Food cupcakes.
|I had a little extra batter so I filled two cupcake liner a third full and make these brownie brights.|
So in conclusion this cookbook rocks. My Pioneer Women cookbook is going to have take a break from my cookbook stand because Dessert for Two has stolen the spotlight! Thanks for the great recipes, Christina, and congratulations.