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Seared Sea Scallops with Crab Roe

Feast of the Seven Fishes

I am not of Italian heritage, but starting from a young age I have had a longing to do an all-out Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve dinner.  My family traditionally had our dinner on Christmas Eve, with an extended-family dinner at my grandparent’s house on Christmas day, and around the age of […]

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Gluten Free Desserts

Gluten-Free Holiday Dessert Round Up

I’m getting ho ho horribly puffy from testing so many dessert recipes, and I am definitely in need of a little seasonal dessert detox.  I love making healthier sweets, but then of course we end up eating them, and even healthy sweets are not designed to be part of the daily diet.  So, I thought […]

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Vanilla Almond Fudge

Vanilla Almond Fudge

I associate fudge with the holidays and with tourist traps, and honestly, regular fudge is not my favorite thing.  Having sampled a lot of “famous” fudge around tourist areas, I pretty much always find it unbelievably, cloyingly sweet.  Then I discovered “fudge” made from coconut butter, and I make six or seven variations of this […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m guessing most people are busy cooking up some things for tomorrow, but I wanted to share a few last-minute ideas with you all, and thank everyone for following along with my little blogging journey.  As a small token of that gratitude, I am doing a giveaway of a couple of cookbooks that are designed […]

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Red Chile Roast Beef

Red Chile Roast Beef

This is actually a recipe for a rotisseried roast of beef, because over the last few weeks I have been in a rotisserie frenzy.  I have rotisseried a duck, a pork loin, and even delicata squash rings.  All because I received a Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven for review–and let me tell you, I am in […]

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Cranberry Cream Tart

Cranberry Cream Tart (grain free and gluten free)

When I gave up gluten and grains I knew I would miss pies and fruit tarts, which I consider essential holiday fare.  Since then, I have discovered that you can make some pretty great pies and tarts with almond flour and arrowroot, as well as other nut flours and coconut flour.  This is a nice […]

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