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Desserts National Pie Championships Uncategorized

Dark Chocolate Espresso Cream Pie with Amaretto Cherries

2016 National Pie Championship Chocolate Cream Winner It’s funny how things happen when you least expect them.  I’ve been competing in the National Pie Championships since 2008 and a professional since 2015.  Going into this year, I knew that my chances of winning anything are low.  There are some AMAZING professional pie chefs, especially Evette …

Desserts Uncategorized

Masterchef & a Torte

Last summer, in a 36 hour period, I passed through 4 different states, suffered 3 flight delays, wandered through an empty airport in the middle of the night, and finally slept on a bank of chairs in a United Airlines concourse in DC, all to audition for ABC.  This weekend, I auditioned for FOX…on my terms.  I wore …

Desserts Kid-Tested Uncategorized

Ean’s Award Winning Cake…Chocolate-Peanut Butter Explosion

As previously mentioned today, boys should be taught to cook.  Boys should, not only be able to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but they should also be able to prepare dessert. When Ean first decided that he wanted to bake a cake for 4-H, I asked him to decide the flavor and style.  Then, I …

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