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 […]

Salted Caramel Eclairs

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I am so excited to share this recipe! A few weeks ago, some of my girl friends and I got together and made salted caramel eclairs! Thank goodness I have sweet-tooth lovers like my food-loving gal Karla from Foodologie to help me not look like a sugar disaster. Karla is such a fabulous baker and […]

Pistachio Baklava with Orange Blossom Simple Syrup

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I just couldn’t wait anymore. I have had baklava on the bucket list for years and it wasn’t until our trip last year to Istanbul that we really understood the true way to enjoy the popular sweet. Apparently, Americans have been doing it all wrong. There is an art to the way you eat baklava. […]

Lilikoi Cheesecake Tart with Lilikoi Glaze

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Oh lilikoi…how I love you! While everyone else is sweating over a stove making melted chocolate everything and truffled coated balls and chocolate this and chocolate that. Well…let me tell you, there is nothing sexier than tropical lilikoi. You will swoon at the first hint of this aromatic fruit. I told you about it before […]