Pomegranate Cheesecake

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There is nothing better than cooking with your best friend! Every 2 years or so, one of my bff’s, Dominee flies down to Cali for our birthdays. Mine is on Halloween and hers is 10 days later, so we always say it’s “our birthday”.  Dominee and I have been friends for 15 years…maybe it’s 16 […]

Purple Sweet Potato Haupia Pie

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Take 2 of my purple sweet potato haupia pie was a total success! The first attempt was a disaster..pasty and starchy pie with bland crust. I knew I had to give these gorgeous purple potatoes the attention that it deserves. Now this is what I’m talkin’ about when I say “eat the rainbow”…have you seen […]

Easy Apple Strudel

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Times like this call for easy cures. After a long day of the start of Holiday hustle dance, a sweet treat is in order. Too tired to make a perfectly chilled pie crust but quick enough to thaw puff pastry for 30 minutes. This easy apple strudel will cure those sweet tooth woes. Puff pastry […]

Orange Spiced Pumpkin Souffle

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Well…I caved in. I made something pumpkin. Really, I tried as hard as I could to not make something so traditional, so common, so Starbucks-y. But really…look at this gorgeous pumpkin souffle. It can’t be dismissed. I had other ideas intended, such as a savory pumpkin souffle or something with sweet potato and fresh herbs […]

Burnt Almond Torte Cake

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Thank you Huffington Post for declaring the Burnt Almond Torte Cake “The best cake America has made”. And it’s so true! I first had a taste of almond torte at my friends wedding last year in Pittsburgh. For weeks she was raving about how amazing almond torte is..how decadent and full of almond flavor it […]