Pumpkin Oat Muffins with Crumb Topping and a Maple Brown Butter Glaze

Fall Dessert Alert: Pumpkin Oat Muffins

Fall is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest and I’m celebrating with some of my favorite autumn desserts! These pumpkin oat muffins are topped with a crumb topping and drizzled with a maple brown butter glaze. Read more

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Flourless Gluten-free Chocolate Cake with Raspberries & Chocolate Hearts

Flourless = Gluten-free

This flourless, gluten-free chocolate cake has a decadent chocolate base topped with homemade chocolate icing, fresh raspberries and chocolate hearts. Baking with food allergies means getting creative with the kinds of flour in your pantry. That, and experimenting with lots of gluten-free flour blends. But the best kind of recipes are the ones that exclude flour entirely, like this flourless cake.

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Breakfast Strata with Italian Kale & Sharp White Cheddar

My Favorite Breakfast Strata

This breakfast strata is loaded with fresh Italian kale, thick slices of rustic bread and shredded sharp white cheddar cheese. A family friend used to make a version of this for Christmas brunch and have an open house for friends in the neighborhood and I fell in love. Eventually I adapted it and made this allergy friendly breakfast strata which is now a Christmas morning tradition in my new home.

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Party Potatoes with Bacon

Funeral Potatoes with a Twist

These Party Potatoes with Bacon are 100% inspired by my dear friend Connie McDowell. Originally called Funeral Potatoes, Connie gave this classic Midwestern casserole a much needed rebranding. These creamy potatoes combine all my favorite indulgent ingredients: potatoes, bacon and cheese. So go ahead, make these and indulge a little; you deserve it!

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

These gluten free sugar cookies are inspired by those classic cut out Christmas cookies you always see during the month of December. Topped with silky vanilla frosting they make the perfect holiday gift for neighbors, friends or on the dinner table with family. I’ve been making them and using any of those excuses mentioned above when in reality I’m eating more than 50% of these. Read more

Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic: Your Must Have Thanksgiving Ingredient

With Thanksgiving right around the corner I have been recipe testing all week. So far the dinner menu consists of two different kinds of stuffing (one for my gluten free friends), truffle gravy, ham, cranberry sauce, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. I’ve never been much of a turkey person but I do love playing around with fancy ingredients like truffles or roasted garlic that can add a depth in flavor. Read more

Overnight Artisan Bread

This bread is so fancy and delicious it will quickly become your favorite recipe! Make it in under 10 minutes, let it rise overnight and pop it in the oven in the morning. Use it to make sandwiches, croutons or garlic bread. This recipe does not disappoint. Unfortunately I discovered this one week before receiving the news that I am allergic to wheat! I will be testing out this recipe with some different all purpose gluten free flour over the next couple of weeks. In the  meantime, if you are a gluten lover like me and can indulge, make this bread!

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