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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…
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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 is my own Halva Addiction Solution! 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 so intensely flavored…
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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Moroccan Sesame Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Sesame cookies are a great Sephardi favorite Here is a great Moroccan, and in general Sephardi, flavor marriage for you: chickpeas, sesame and anise. These sesame cookies are impossibly fragrant, crisp and delicious. They get their funky…
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:…