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 […]

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 […]