A playful and delicious twist on traditional chess pie, this treat is loaded with sesame seeds and tahini. These nutty touches allow Darcy to use less sugar than traditional chess pie recipes, which often call for 2 cups. If you'd like to play up the "chess" angle, do as Darcy does, and arrange the black sesame seeds in a checkered pattern on top of the pie. Form a makeshift stencil from strips of parchment paper; you'll find a video that shows you how at cookinglight.com/features. A touch of vodka in the crust is a great baker's trick; it makes it more flaky and tender, and it evaporates as the crust bakes so you have no residual alcohol flavor.