Juli made a dessert this weekend from the barefoot Contessa.
The cake part is pumpkin spiced, low flour, with powdered ginger. The filling is mostly mascarpone cheese and calls for candied ginger, but we didn't have any. Just mascarpone cheese alone isn't complex enough for this recipe, so we tried more powdered ginger (best) and almond liquor (so-so). A dark rum would have been a good idea too, but I'm out of that as well.
I suggested that Juli start a blog and cook her way through a recipe book. Maybe you'll see her online someday.