Pear Chocolate and Cardamom Cake: The batter was out of this world! I didn't have almond meal, but I ground up almonds and coconut. It tasted amazing. I would recommend cutting the baking time down by about 5 min.
Chocolate-Bourbon Tart: Michael Glissman's tart is like a dark-chocolate truffle in a crisp, flaky cocoa crust. Bourbon adds a wonderful smokiness; be sure to heat it carefully with the sugar so it doesn't ignite.