Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

A big thank you to Red Star Yeast for sponsoring this post. YOU GUYS. I did it! I finally perfected gluten-free cinnamon rolls after weeks of trying. Virtual high fives and fist bumps for everyone! Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls are something that’s been alluding me. I just could not get it right. I realized what my problem was and once I corrected it, I was on my way to cinnamon roll heaven. This is another recipe […]

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Chestnut Honey Squares {Review of The French Kitchen Cookbook}

Patricia Wells is one of my favorite cookbook authors. Her book, Salad as a Meal, is one of my very favorites. Patricia teaches cooking classes where she lives in France. She divides her time between Paris and Provence, and has the most amazing garden. Doesn’t that sound dreamy? The French Kitchen Cookbook, is Patricia’s newest book and also the newest one in my collection. I jumped at the chance to review it! Over the years, […]

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Cheddar and Sage Gluten-Free Rolls

 A big thanks to Red Star Yeast for sponsoring this post and recipe. There was some debate at our house on what the name of these savory rolls should be. Did “rolls” fit the bill better than yeast-raised biscuits? We went back and forth about it. And you know what, I’ve made gluten-free biscuits before (and they’ve been great) but these were more like rolls or buns. So my name won. Friends, here is a […]

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Gingerbread Spiced Eggless Eggnog

Eggless eggnog? Yep. And one that’s gingerbread-spiced to boot. I based this on an eggless eggnog my friend Kathryn makes. I had it at her house on Christmas Eve about 7 years ago. Here’s the thing – I love regular eggnog a lot, preferably homemade. But there are times when I just don’t feel like going to the effort. Or waiting for it to chill. Sometimes you need a shortcut recipe. This is that recipe. […]

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Saturday Smoothie: Kale Sunrise Green Smoothie

Ah, the green smoothie. For me, it’s a thing of beauty. I love eating my greens, but I also love starting my day by sipping them in a cold green smoothie. It’s kind of addicting! Once you start, you’ll never go back. I’m calling this one Kale Sunrise Smoothie because it tastes kind of tropical and I need some of that right now. (It’s getting COLD here!) I normally don’t like kale in smoothies, but […]

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Shaved Fennel Asian Pear Salad with Pomegranate and Watercress

Becky of Project Domestication and I have teamed up again this month to share one more Thanksgiving recipe just in case you needed another item to add to your growing menu. You do, right? I mean can you ever have enough side dishes on Thanksgiving? I think not! Make sure to pop over and check out her fabulous Lignonberry Jam Baked Brie – the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer. Becky is also sharing her recipe for Herb […]

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Gluten-Free Cornbread Sausage Stuffing with Leeks, Pecans, and Dried Cranberries (Gluten-Free)

I’ve been making Cornbread Sausage Stuffing with Leeks, Pecans, and Dried Cranberries for nine years. Every. single. year. Without fail. Always for Thanksgiving and sometimes for Christmas too. Okay, and really, sometimes I make it during the summer just because I can and twice a year doesn’t seem like enough. Also, I need to mention, because I’m so proud of myself, that I have perfected the gluten-free aspect of it. So well, in fact, that […]

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Oatmeal Pecan Tart (Gluten Free)

Folks, let me introduce you to what is quite possibly my favorite Thanksgiving dessert – Oatmeal Pecan Tart. Of course I always say that, don’t I? Every year we have try a new recipe and if it’s a huge hit, we add it to our yearly repertoire of traditional Thanksgiving fare. Back in 2006  I had just started subscribing to Cooking Light. On the cover of the November issue was a light recipe for Oatmeal […]

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Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken

This Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken is the quintessential fall dinner. My family absolutely loves roasted chicken and over the years I’ve practiced and practiced until I’ve perfected it. I loved the idea of using maple in a savory way with the spiciness of English dry mustard. I love the spicy kick ground mustard powder adds. I wanted to make a compound butter to use when I made roasted chicken. I paired it with real maple […]

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Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes with Rosemary

A few years ago I wrote a Mashed Potatoes 101 guide. I pride myself on making fabulous mashed potatoes. I really do. Last year I mastered what I (then) called the perfect mashed potatoes thanks to a tip from one of my favorite local chefs. And now I have mastered Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes with Rosemary, my new perfect mashed potatoes recipe. Look, it’s Thanksgiving. It’s okay to indulge a little. And for crying out […]

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