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Oct
15
2014

Gluten-Free Mini Caramel Apple Cakes

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Caramel apples are a fall favorite everywhere. But devastatingly, one cannot consume them whilst wearing braces (like my almost teen and her brothers before her). The solution? These tiny caramel apple cakes! I know that they aren't exactly the same as a sticky caramel apple, but the flavor profile is. The cakes are moist and full of sweet … [Read more...]

Oct
12
2014

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Butter Toaster Strudel

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We are heavy in to autumn. At least that's what the calendar says. Here in Southern California, the weather is still quite hot. But I can smell fall in the air. And I can see how the color of the sun has turned from bright to burnished.  And that gives me hope that someday soon I'll be able to wear that cute fox printed scarf I just … [Read more...]

Oct
06
2014

Gluten-Free French Apple Pie

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I don't know why it's called "French" Apple Pie (or sometimes Dutch Apple Pie), I only know that is what we called the crumb-topped pies when I worked at the apple ranch many moons ago. There are, of course, many types of crumb to top a pie with, but only one really passes muster (and I am strongly opinionated in this matter). Oat topped apple pies … [Read more...]

Oct
01
2014

Gluten-Free “Compost” Cookies

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Somehow the entire month of September flew by me with nary a post in sight. And that is because I have some very, very exciting news to share! Thanks to California's Cottage Food Act (AB 1616), I was able to open a bakery right out of my own home kitchen. Though I've only been open a week, I've already filled several orders for happy customers. I … [Read more...]

Aug
26
2014

Gluten-Free Tomato Slab Pie

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You know when someone blogs about something awesome and you're all--I WANT THAT...like right now? Yeah. That happened to me when I saw this tomato tart that Pioneer Woman made the other day. I had to have it. But unlike 90% of America, I can't run down to the grocery store and pick up a pre-made, rollable pie crust to make it with. Nope. I've … [Read more...]