Categotry Archives: Gluten-Free Cakes, Pies & Tarts

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The Big Gluten-Free Flour Test: Thomas Keller’s Cup4Cup versus Authentic Foods GF Classic Blend

Admit it. You’ve been wondering whether Thomas Keller’s new Cup4Cup gluten-free flour is worth the $19.95 (for three pounds) price tag. So was I. Thomas Keller, the extraordinary culinary talent and restaurateur embraced “gluten-free” in a serious way. First his restaurants, The French Laundry in California and Per Se in New York City, started to serve delicious, imaginative gluten-free bread and pastry to gluten-intolerant diners. And then late last summer, he put his stamp of approval on a gluten-free flour […]

Lemon Cream Pie – A Taste of Gluten-free Sunshine

Been quite a winter. I’ve made savory soups and stews, succulent short ribs, pan after pan of roasted root vegetables, butternut squash risotto and cheese grits with applewood smoked bacon  (yeah, the grits were fabulous). Then all of a sudden this week I started to yearn for a little sunshine on my plate. There are days in the dead of winter when we all need a little brightening up. I was looking for blue sky, cheerful colors and smiling faces. […]

What I’m Talking About: Gluten-Free Recipes for the Holidays

I’m finally embracing the 2011 holiday season with open arms. I’m ready for a bit a cheer, for watching White Christmas  for the hundredth time, for decorating the house and putting up the tree and wrapping presents and hugging people dressed in Santa hats (my dad; although one year he showed up in reindeer antlers). I’m ready to cook special holiday dinners for my family and friends, drink luscious wines and enjoy favorite foods. My first big holiday dinner this year […]

Glittery Gluten-Free Glamour- Eggnog Teacakes

I bake a lot of the same holiday treats every year because my family and friends look forward to their favorites. In fact, I have my own favorites; there are things I make just for me (if I’m lucky) because it wouldn’t be Christmas without them. But I always try to throw something new into the mix. This year, one of my new recipes is actually an old recipe that I haven’t made for many years: an Eggnog Pound Cake […]