Categotry Archives: Gluten-Free Cookies & Other Sweet Treats

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bars and No Good, Very Bad Super Storm

  I meant to write about my recipe for pecan pie bars at the beginning of last week but I was punched down by a super-storm. We lost electric power for eight long days and nights. I lit candles and walked around with a flashlight. I ate pasta more times in a week than I usually do in three months (it’s easy to cook on a gas stove top). I drank hot chocolate with marshmallows every single day (yes, really). […]

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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 […]

Orange Walnut Biscotti

The big box of fragrant navel oranges arrived just before the weekend. I opened it and looked down. Each orange was individually wrapped in tissue paper like a special gift. I grabbed one, washed and peeled it and started popping brightly colored pieces into my mouth. Delicious. These beautiful, orange fruits have become my daily indulgence ever since: oranges with yogurt for breakfast, oranges for an afternoon snack, and thinly sliced oranges in a salad of baby greens with Balsamic […]

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 […]