Today is, as I have been informed, Halloween. Well, okay then. Boo. Life can be rather ghoulish-- especially now what with Presidential elections, hunger, global warming, terrorism, people who think that inserting discriminatory amendments into the California constitution is a good idea, home foreclosures, and Dancing with the Stars filling our mental goody bags with more tricks than treats. You get the picture. I suppose we might as well have a holiday to celebrate. In contrast to all this unpleasant scariness, I have decided to dedicate my post to one of the sweetest, most innocent desserts to ever cross my path-- The Baked Alaska.