* I realized I have a LOT of food pictures to put up here. Maybe it's not such a bad thing that I can't find my camera's battery charger...it's not like I'll run out of pictures anytime soon.
Pistachio cake (Mom made the cake; I frosted it):
Our traditional fudge tortes (SO good and rich):
Mascarpone cheesecake (with a blueberry swirls) from Vons, which was quite good (nice and creamy...with a soft cake on the bottom instead of a crust). Last year we bought a Boston Cream Pie from them, and it was REALLY good, so this year I tried getting one again, but they didn't have any so I got this instead: