dessertfortwo We were definitely supposed to be out of Alabama by now, but we just can't leave. I love this state! We had to get our favorite sweet tea fried chicken at Saw's as our last meal. He got the pulled pork, and oh baby. Every time we come to Alabama, we say we'll move here some day. We ate at Saw's on our honeymoon road trip through the South, and it was just as good then as it was today. Also: stick a fork in me, I'm done. 5d

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dessertfortwo So, we're on our way to Georgia for the holidays (I will forever spend the holidays in the South; Amen), but we took the long way through Tuscaloosa to enjoy Dreamland barbecue ribs at the original location. One slab = two hungry adults + one pup. #dreamland 5d

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dessertfortwo My Christmas present to you: a small batch of homemade croissants! The recipe steps are broken up over 3 days, so you can totally do this! Plus: butter! #ontheblog 6d

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dessertfortwo Making candy for an ugly Christmas sweater/ Dirty 30 birthday party tonight! (For which I'll probably start yawning at 7:30 and be in bed by 8pm). 1w
  •   veryculinary So pretty! 1w
  •   ztastylife Wonderful marbling 1w
  •   dessertfortwo @swirledsweeties The other night, I took a bath at 7, crawled into bed at 7:30 with a bowl of popcorn, hot tea and a good book. I was out by 9:30. 1w
  •   stlfoodstyling Well that is gorgeous! Have fun at your party 1w
  •   stephiecooks @dessertfortwo I did that in bed at 7:30, asleep at 9:30 thing this week. At least you have an excuse, growing another person. I'm just growing myself because I can't stop stress eating. #weddingready #jklol 1w
  •   alin114 My normal bedtime is 8:30... 9:30 on the weekends.. 1w
  •   dessertfortwo @stephiecooks stress is a perfectly good reason to eat, but weight fluctuations around wedding dress fitting time isn't fun, haha! But you're a skinny Minnie, you'll be fine! 1w
  •   philiakelnhofer So pretty 6d

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dessertfortwo I'm pretty great at Saturday mornings. #croissants 1w

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dessertfortwo Mini bread puddings in a muffin pan!...With a sauce so good, I can only tell you the name of it if you're sitting down. Ready? Ok, here goes. Don't faint on me, k? Brown sugar whiskey caramel sauce. I know. Let's bathe in it together. 1w
  •   saucypear So glad to see your irresistible nuts went to good use. 1w
  •   schnuckmarkets Love 1w
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  •   crhunter1 @schein_strong well based on your projected holiday treats you should be able to make all that goodness. 1w
  •   kittykors @ginabacigalupi our list of things to make is getting long 1w
  •   staceypppp My father-in-law gave me about 10 lbs of pecans from a pecan/Christmas tree farm in Seguin, TX. They're in the freezer right now just begging me to let them nestle on this. 1w
  •   lisafrankparties I saw these on your blog and instantly knew: Christmas morning breakfast! (We'll just pretend it's French toast cups and not dessert, mmmk?) :) 4d

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dessertfortwo Slow-roasting pecans in butter to dab on my wrists as perfume. I wanna be as irresistible as nuts. Wait. 1w

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dessertfortwo My Dad wood-smoked 3 turkeys on Thanksgiving, and sent me home with one for the freezer. I defrosted the legs today, and made @wearsmanyhats' turkey tetrazzini. Loving it! 1w

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dessertfortwo You and me, babe, we're gonna get over our fear of yeast. Your life needs a real, honest-to-goodness yeasted coffee cake. Check my site for a step-by-step no fear yeast guide! #FleischmannsYeast 2w
  •   apryl hey Christina, I have a question about your black licorice recipe. does it have to stay refrigerated to stay firm? I was wanting to make the twists and send in gift baskets to family, but wondering if they will hold their shape if not chilled. thanks girl! 2w
  •   dessertfortwo @apryl Hi Apryl :) I did not refrigerate once cut, and they held their shape. I didn't twist them, though. I just made licorice squares. I'm not sure how twists would hold up. 2w
  •   apryl ok thanks! 2w
  •   etohoney That looks so good 2w
  •   montalvocountryblog Hold the phone! Those PLATES! 2w
  •   pinchandswirl That texture! 1w
  •   dessertfortwo @montalvocountryblog Home Goods :) 1w

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dessertfortwo Does anyone else still make these Christmas cookies? My family calls them haystacks, and they're just chow mein noodles + butterscotch chips + peanut butter + peanuts. Nothing glamorous, but they're my brother's favorite holiday treat, and I sent him a tin today for his birthday. Almost all of his kids have nut allergies, so I knew if I sent this, he wouldn't have to share. I'm an awesome sister like that 2w

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dessertfortwo My Mom sends me these tantalizing photos of her barbecue escapades in hopes that I'll move back home to Texas one day. It works. If you need me, I'll be checking plane tickets the rest of the afternoon. #homesickTexan 2w

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dessertfortwo Since most eggnog recipes serve a crowd, I thought you might be missing out. This easy version makes just two mugs. Now, you have to decide between hot cocoa and eggnog every night for the rest of the season. Sorry! (recipe is on my site; link in profile) 2w

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dessertfortwo Well, it looks like we're joining the crazies at the mall to finish up Christmas shopping. But, since we spent last night assembling a new bed, tonight is date night! Don't let date night fall by the wayside in the hustle of the holiday season. Make these apple cider-brined chicken breasts with carrots!--one pan, one sauce, so easy! Plus!! I'm giving away a knife set to help you cook Check the site for the #giveaway ! 2w

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dessertfortwo I want to help you conquer your fear of yeast with #FleischmannsYeast! Because you shouldn't live life without donuts, coffee cake, and other yeasty things. Come, join the carb train with me! 2w

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dessertfortwo Old Man Winter can try to bring me down, but I have this bowl of sunshine and a yoga class to get to.
Bowl = barley + spinach + feta + pepitas w/ orange-shallot vinaigrette. Recipe by @heidijswanson (as always)
2w

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dessertfortwo Old fashioned holiday treats are back! My naturally-sweetened popcorn balls are so sticky-sweet, you'll squeal with delight. At least I did. Ok, that was embarrassing. 2w

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dessertfortwo I'm in an old-fashioned dessert mood this holiday season. I'll share these naturally-sweetened caramel popcorn balls tomorrow on the blog. I just wanted to make them one more time before I shared the recipe. Certainly not just to lick the bottom of the caramel bowl...nope.. #stickyfingers 3w

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dessertfortwo I know what Santa wants! {recipe for crushed candy cane sugar cookies on the blog now} 3w

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dessertfortwo Workin' on the weekend. Pup is not impressed.
#foodphotosetup: I don't normally shoot on the floor, but I knew I wanted all overhead shots, so I took the time to set it up. It's so much easier on the back this way! Try it :)
3w
  •   lampshade12 This is beyond adorable!! My dog sulks the exact same way when I shoot. 3w
  •   willcookforfriends This is a common scene in my house! The pup knows when I set things in the floor to photograph, they're not for him. 3w
  •   dessertfortwo @veryculinary they're popcorn balls, and when I turned my back for one second, he shoved his nose in one and 'broke' it. Grr! 3w
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  •   alin114 @dessertfortwo what tripod do you use? I'm in the market of looking for one! 3w
  •   floatingkitchen This is so stinking cute!! 🐕3w
  •   dessertfortwo @alin114 It's a super old tripod that I got from a friend who bought a stolen car at a police auction. It doesn't have a brand on it. Sorry! But I recommend Manfroto tripods. Everyone I know that has one loves it. 3w
  •   nutritiouseats I have no problem with shooting on the floor! 2w

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Normal Christina Lane >DessertForTwo<
dessertfortwo I dreamt about this cookie. I woke up way too early and started pounding candy canes. If all goes well, I'll share the recipe with you next week 3w

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