December 2012

Dungeness Crab Salad with Ruby Grapefruit

December 29, 2012

Prized for its sweet, delicate flesh, Dungeness crab is a west coast specialty. It needs little dressing to make a terrific crab salad, allowing the wonderful flavor to shine through. Add tart-sweet ruby red grapefruit segments and you have a healthy, light first course or light meal thats perfect for the season.

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Holiday Cookie Recipe: Citrus Sand Tarts

December 21, 2012

A holiday cookie called Sand Tarts has been a family tradition for decades. A thin, crisp, rolled cookie with lots of fresh orange zest, I baked these cookies for years with my mom until she died six years ago. Since then, the recipe card, in her handwriting, stayed hidden in my files. Baking them was not the same without her. This year I decided to bake them in her honor and adapted the old recipe. What great memories it brought back.

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Cornbread Cranberry Dressing (Gluten-Free)

December 12, 2012

As I began to contemplate my holiday menu, I thought about my many friends who have adopted a gluten-free lifestyle. I wondered what they would do instead of a traditional dressing made with bread. In their honor, here is my savory solution – a gluten-free cornbread dressing made with lots of aromatic vegetables and sweet dried cranberries. Everyone will eat well, and your gluten-free family members and guests will be both happy and relieved that they can enjoy.

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Gluten-Free Cornbread with Buttermilk and Honey

December 3, 2012

With cornbread baking, the aroma wafting from the kitchen was wonderful. Who can resist a piece of warm cornbread fresh from the oven? Not many, unless you are gluten-sensitive and have to be mindful of what you eat. With a growing list of my friends going gluten-free, I wanted to give them a cornbread dressing recipe they could enjoy instead of a traditional dressing made with bread. My quest began with perfecting my gluten-free cornbread recipe. With a golden, tender crumb and big corn flavor, I was [...]

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