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Birthday sweets

March 26, 2013

By Annie Beckmann

In the last edition of The Commons, we visited with Margaret Garrett, Mary Odegaard and Kip Kniskern, the trio of chefs who cook for SU's Jesuits.

Odegaard, left, is the cook who asks all members of the campus Jesuit community what their favorite desserts are, then takes the time to make them for birthday celebrations. When a priest is too agreeable and says most any dessert would be just fine, she asks, "But what did your Mom make for your birthdays that you really liked?"

Here's a look at the list of favorites she creates for birthdays of every Jesuit.

Dave Anderson - German chocolate cake

Mike Bayard - Pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate crust

Brendan Busse - Berry pie

Emmett Carroll - Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Bob Egan - White cake with white butter cream frosting

Peter Ely - Chocolate cake with white frosting or carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

John Foster - Marsala zabaglione or crème brulee

Ron Funke - Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Lorenzo Herman - Rum bundt cake with walnuts

Pat Howell - Carrot cake with nuts and cream cheese frosting

Mike Kelliher - Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

Pat Kelly - Vanilla ice cream pie with graham cracker crust

David Leigh - Angel food cake with chocolate frosting

Tom Murphy - White cake with peanut butter frosting

Natch Ohno - Chocolate cake with raspberry filling and chocolate frosting

Pat O'Leary - White cake with lemon frosting or lemon meringue pie

William O'Malley - Tiramisu

Trung Pham - Cheesecake

Matthew Pyrć - Cheesecake

Jim Reichmann - Lemon cake with lemon frosting

Steve Sundborg - White cake with lemon curd and white butter cream frosting

James Taiviet Tran - Angel food cake

John Topel - Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

Pat Twohy - German chocolate cake

Josef Venker - Vanilla cake with strawberries and whipped cream, lemon meringue pie or vanilla bean ice cream with madeleine cookies

Bill Watson - Chocolate cake with raspberry filling and raspberry cream frosting

Eric Watson - Chocolate cake with raspberry filling and chocolate frosting

Jason Welle - Chocolate/peanut butter ice cream cake