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“Better Than Alton Brown’s” Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m going live with my new blog redesign, and to celebrate, I’m sharing a crowd-pleaser.  It’s taken me almost 3 YEARS (gulp!) to formulate a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe that was just as good than my old gluten recipe.  This is it! Now, starting out as a newbie gluten-free baker, I turned immediately to my old buddies at the Food Network for recipes.  It took me a while to realize why...

REAL Popcorn (No Special Equipment Needed!)

    Stovetop Popcorn – my kids favorite because they can watch it!   1/3 c. GMO-free popcorn (Richardson Farms) 1 T. coconut oil 2 T. pastured butter, melted Sea salt   Use a large stockpot and set stove to medium-high.  Add coconut oil and popcorn kernels; cover with a flat mesh lid (or another lid that will allow some venting but keep the popcorn in!).  Shake pan occasionally to move...

Risotto – Lord of the Rice Kingdom

For me, risotto is king of the rice kingdom.  The creamiest of them all.  I am still amazed at how it tastes so creamy and cheesy but has such a low ratio of dairy products to the whole. No secret recipes needed – literally the one on the back of the Lundberg Farms risotto I have at home is fine.  The secret to good risotto is patience and a little technique.  Unlike most...

Gluten-Free Broccoli Cornbread

This is a recipe I haven’t made in a long time becuase back in my low-fat days, it just wasn’t any fun to try to finagle things like this without a big loss in flavor/texture. Now that I know it’s okay (and actually beneficial) to consume pure sources of animal fats, this recipe shines for me. It’s in kid-friendly bread form but contains a lot of protein and fat (and broccoli too)! If your...
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