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Cauliflower “Pilaf” with Raisins & Pine Nuts

With sweet plum raisins, toasty pine nuts, and a dash of nutmeg, the flavors in this dish will pair perfectly alongside lamb.

Gluten Free Florentine Cookies

Gluten Free Florentine Cookies Recipe

There is a lot I love about these Gluten Free Florentine Cookies and one thing that sort of drove me a little crazy. Aside from being divinely decadent, this is naturally gluten free recipe, pretty quick and simple to make and all the ingredients are easy to find in the regular grocery store.

With their burnished brown and copper tones studded with bright pops of ruby red, they remind me of an antique jewelry box filled with precious jewels. They are, for the most part, quite lovely to look at. Which brings me to the one thing about this recipe that I struggled with.

These cookies have a tendency to

Pignoli Cookies

Gluten Free Pignoli Cookies Recipe

Classic Italian gluten free cookies with a taste reminiscent of almond croissants.

Gluten Free Eggplant Roll Ups Recipe

Gluten Free Eggplant Roll Ups Recipe

I’ll never forget the first time I entertained on a big scale. I was 20 and it was a huge bridal shower for a good friend. I thought the secret to good entertaining (especially for a bunch of women) was to impress with fancy, complicated food and over the top decorations.

So there I was, un-showered, in my robe, sweating over the stove, stirring a fussy sauce and trying to

grilled vegetable salad

Gluten Free Grilled Vegetable Salad Recipe

This recipe came about as so many of mine often do – out of running late and laziness.

Before I learned better, I used to throw dinner parties that would consist of complicated, time consuming food preparations and, while the food was great, I was too stressed out to enjoy my guests.
Now when I entertain, I keep it much