pineapple-coconut-almond-rum cookies

The other weekend, I had a few friends over to watch the season finale of Lost. Even if 
you've never seen the show, you probably know that the majority of it takes place on an island. 
So I thought I would make something a little tropical. 
What's more tropical than pineapple and coconut (and a little almond for good measure)?


german chocolate cake

A few months ago, my fiancee and I were watching Bobby Flay's "Throwdown" on Food Network, 
and he made this cake. The theme was german chocolate cake. Bobby's creation looked amazing, 
and we knew we had to make it. My fiancee decided that my birthday celebration 
(this past weekend) was the perfect occasion.