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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Adaptable

Chocolate and peanut butter: A marriage made in cookie heaven! These are so much fun, cracked all over and forming dark ridges on the white-dusted tops: hide them well! Dear Gluten-Free Friends, boy you'll be happy to know these are every…
Oatmeal cookies
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Oatmeal Cookies Recipe with All the Fixin’s!

Oatmeal Cookies My all-time favorite! I am obsessed with oats, and jump on every chance to use them, both in sweet and savory recipes. Take a look at my steel-cut oat soup, and at my Oats Pots de Creme, to take but two glowing examples. This…
coconut poppy seed cake
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Coconut Poppy Seed Cake Recipe. Gluten-Free Adaptation

My coconut poppy seed cake is a winner. I'm just judging by how fast it disappears! Last night, Erev Lag Baomer, I was baking up a storm for my children's Lag Baomer BBQ party, Chabad of Washington Heights. I am always graciously asked,…
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Maple Halva Mousse with Pistachios Recipe. Gluten-Free

Halva Mousse This is one of my own Halva Addiction Solutions! Like many of us halva lovers, I dread the amount of sugar contained in the commercial treat. But the good news is (halva lovers are you listening? I'm talking to you!) it is…
Lemon Coconut Mousse
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Lemon Coconut Mousse. Pie Variation

Lemon Coconut Mousse: Another treat born of good flavor matchmaking! You just need to be a lemon lover, and a coconut lover. Sounds good to me! Lemon Coconut Mousse is gluten-free too boot! In my catering days I have used unflavored kosher…
chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe. All Adaptations

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies: Hide them well! My recipe is directly inspired from my original "mother" oatmeal cookie recipe, which I developed for my latest cookbook:  This is just one of the many variations I have included. I'm a total…
Blondies
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Walnut Blondies Recipe. CCC Redux

Blondies: Are they, like bleached brownies? Consider blondies the love child of brownies and chocolate chip cookies. I ask you: What's not to love about that? A couple weeks ago, I was baking chocolate chip cookies with kids in summer camp.…
flan
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Coconut Cinnamon Flan Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Flan is the Sunday treat of my childhood. My mother made the greatest flan and was my inspiration for this version. I tinkered with a dessert that would be a nutritionally ... hmm not exactly lean, but much more affordable and no less delicious…
sesame cookies
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Sesame Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Sesame Cookies Here’s a great Sephardi cookie favorite for you! It’s the perfect Moroccan, and in general Sephardi, flavor trio: chickpeas, sesame and anise. Check out their equally delicious cousins, Sesame Tehina Cookies These…
Apricot Tart
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Custard Apricot Tart Recipe. All Stone Fruit Variations

Apricot Tart: I've got just the thing for you! That is, if you are, as I am, crazy about all stone fruit! This is a delicious way to celebrate summer bounty, and fruit desserts are simple and wholesome, and make the whole house smell like flowers…
Apple Crumb Pie
dacquoise
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Chocolate Hazelnut Dacquoise Recipe

Dacquoise is that dreamy French classic! It is made up of alternating layers of meringue and fillings. I have made the fillings much lighter, healthier and much simpler to make, but no less delicious, with the help of my staunch ally tofu:…