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Maple Walnut Fudge

A couple years ago, when I was unable to travel to New England to see family for Christmas, my mother sent me a holiday...

Classic French Beef Stew (with an Asian Twist)

Beef cubes simmered in a red wine and beef broth until it’s so tender that it can be cut with a spoon?  Purely French. That...

Chocolate Hazelnut Financiers with Chocolate Ganache

I think I need help.  I can’t seem to stop making financiers and financier-like mini tea cakes.  But after the recent successes of the...

40 Cloves of Garlic Quiche

The bar, my friends, has officially been raised. From this point forward, this quiche will be the benchmark against which all others will be judged.  ...

Tarte au Citron- Lemon Tart

Although I’d like to consider myself a relatively good cook and baker, I’m pretty sure that I’d flunk Decorative Arts and Design if I...

Julia Child’s Quiche Lorraine, Gluten-Free

I’ve noticed over the past year and a half that I tend to shy away from trying and posting recipes from the revered masters,...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Crêpes

A couple months ago, when I was working my way through a Sam’s Club 3-pack of Nutella, I became obsessed with the idea of...

Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Salad

A couple weeks ago my favorite restaurant in Honolulu, Downtown @HiSAM, shut down.  Located inside the Hawaii State Art Museum (in the downtown area,...

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Sour Cream Frosting

This carrot cake came thisclose to not getting posted.  But certainly not because it didn’t taste good.  I’ve been making, and thoroughly enjoying, versions...

Sweet Potato Salad with Black Beans and Corn

Every once in awhile when I’m having one of those days at work, I daydream about opening my own gluten-free cafe.  And if I...