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Burdock and carrot kinpira - a simple Japanese side dish with big flavor.
The Chicago-style dog, garnished with a pickle spear and tomato, reaches near perfection at Hot Doug's in Chicago.
Gnudi - ricotta filled dumplings - from Sportello, a Boston counter spot
These easy chocolate treats take about 10 minutes to make
Easy no-churn frozen chocolate custard is a rich creamy treat that sets up beautifully without an ice cream maker
Heart-shaped s'mores for Valentine's Day
Nappa cabbage, kale and carrot sauerkraut puts an interesting twist on an old world favorite.
[DB] Chocolate Nougatine Candy: simple and addictive and a great way to use up extra nougatine!
Okay, so they don't puff quite like the original, but Gluten-Free gougeres are still pretty tasty
Parmigiano-Reggiano: never be without this pantry essential (thanks Mark Bittman!)
Maduros - sweet fried plantains - are a favorite Cuban snack.
Gluten-Free lemon scones. Four different recipes later, I finally developed one that passed muster with gluten lovers.
East meets West: toasted almond daifuku. Sweet bean-filled rice cakes rolled in toasted almonds (gluten-free)
My gluten-free pizza dough tastes great piping hot - and, for cold pizza aficionados- even better the second day.
Home-brined olives are easy -but you have to find the olives first, not an easy feat 2000 miles from the nearest grove.
Pecan Sandies stuffed with ganache and garnished with caramel are a spin on a classic anytime cookie.
A favorite holiday rum cake recipe inspired me to develop my own moist, boozy AND gluten-free version.
This gluten-free brownie recipe will fool even the most devout wheat fans.
A gluten-free Buche de Noel, with little meringue tree ears, is a fitting end to a festive holiday gluten-free feast
Finally! A gluten-free, egg-free chocolate cupcake made without corn or potato. Though it took several tries, I finally developed a recipe I love.
[DB] Gluten-Free Caramel Cake is the product of much experimentation - with delicious results.
[DB] Fresh basil from the garden, pesto and just-made tomato sauce are perfect toppings for home-made pizza
A farmers' market-inspired dish of beets, carrots, beet greens and kale.
Blondies with just a hint of scotch warm the belly on a cool fall day
chocolate shortbread cookies filled with caramel - the first stab at developing a decent recipe for alfajores.
A turkey meatloaf inspired by the TV show Mad Men, set in 1962.
A quirky way to celebrate the end of the zucchini season: Glazed Lemon Zucchini Cookies. Moist, cakey, lemony good!
Two-week old Sofra Bakery & Cafe in Cambridge MA offers "Maureos" - chocolate wafers filled with house-made milk jam
David from Karma Coffee Roasters walks me through the roasting process step-by-step. The result: perfectly roasted coffee
Fritz Knipschildt's always whimsical chocolates look as good as they taste. Here: peach and marigold truffles.
The most heavenly breakfast egg sandwich from Flour Bakery + Cafe in Boston.
Making ajvar, Balkan red pepper and eggplant "salsa," with the bounty of the late summer harvest.
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea in Chicago has brought back the Chemex coffee brewer, first introduced in 1941. A pot for two starts at $6.
My neighbor has been slow cooking ribs and hot links on his Weber using a single hickory log and a handful of charcoal.