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Desserts? There aren't many I don't love! I'm partial to tortes, and French pastries, and plain old chocolate chip cookies, especially warm from the oven so that the chocolate is soft. Aren't you sorry you asked? I love ice cream, too. There's a delicious recipe for an Ice Cream Bombe in The Diva Cooks A Goose.
"Years from now, no one will remember the perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake, but they'll laugh about the time the electricity went out in the middle of roasting the turkey. Enjoy yourself, your friends, and your family, because that's what the holidays are about.”