In the premiere episode, the mentors put 16 regional home cook candidates to the test. Each mentor chose only two members for his or her team. The competition has been reduced to eight contestants in all.
Coffee and Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake--made 9-11-12. Don't bake 55 minutes, was a little dry. Try full fat sour cream or yogurt next time. Amend crumbly top (more butter, br. sug?). Try to find a lighter aluminum pan.