Celebrations from the Heart

Cookbooks are great, but making a recipe that you've made numerous times trumps that.  Today I made two desserts for a birthday celebration, Peach-Ginger Pie with Freshly Whipped Cream, from Rose Levy Beranbaum"s The Pie and Pastry Bible, and Chocolate Praline Cake, from Anne Byrn's The Cake Mix Doctor.   But my coworker Mike baked the baklava from memory, and how can you beat that? Mike and