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Flourless Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Brand New Website Design and Experience! Plus Holiday Cookies & Bars

A wonderful dark Chocolate Crackle Cookie that are naturally gluten free – there is no flour. Today I am launching an all new A ZEST FOR LIFE website! (yesterday a post was sent, as we were setting up this new website – this is the one that was intended) All the Recipes and Blog Posts […]

A wonderful dark chocolate cookie that are naturally gluten free – there is no flour in these!

Flourless Chocolate Crackle Cookies

I just love the contrast of the deep-dark chocolate and the snowy white crust of powdered sugar on these chocolate crackle cookies.

delicious gluten free blondies with Guittard baking chips

Karen’s Best Blondies – They’re Gluten Free

A “Blonde Brownie” with a rich caramel- butterscotch like flavor dotted with chocolate chips. Baked in a pan – you cut them into squares or rectangles. Simple to make and a family favorite of mine!

Karen's Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

[one-half-first][/one-half-first][one-half][/one-half] Look no further for the perfect recipe – for eating & gift giving! These are gluten free! Or ~ use regular flour too. Simple, not fussy and EASY Bakery quality cookies you’ll love See recipe: how to make a crosshatch design on top of the cookies with the tines of a fork

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies!

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Look no further for the perfect recipe – for eating & gift giving! These are gluten free! Or ~ use regular flour too. Simple, not fussy and EASY Bakery quality cookies you’ll love See recipe: how to make a crosshatch design on top of the cookies with the tines of a fork It’s December already […]

Butternut Squash Latkes - A new twist for your Potato Pancake repertoire.

Butternut Squash Latkes (an updated “potato” pancake)

A new twist for your Potato Pancake repertoire. Butternut Squash with warm spices makes a delicious sweet latke that is perfect for Chanukah or anytime! PLUS 3 of my well-tested latke recipes! These latkes have a pinch of sugar, cinnamon and grated nutmeg (grated apple too!) I love the flavor of these warm spices! Chanukah […]

Butternut Squash Latkes - A new twist for your Potato Pancake repertoire.

The Best Butternut Squash Latkes! (an updated “potato” pancake)

A new twist for your Potato Pancake repertoire.Butternut squash with warm spices makes a delicious sweet latke that is perfect for Chanukah or anytime! Gluten Free adaptable. Latkes are that ethereal treat; a potato mixture made by dropping large tablespoons into a skillet of shimmering, hot oil. Enjoy year-round! The trick for a perfect latke is twofold: […]

Veggie Mexican-Style Hard Shell Tacos

After Thanksgiving Recipes Plus NEW: Roast Turkey & Veggie Tacos

I’m hoping your Thanksgiving was enjoyable and tasty. Here’s what I’m cooking up with the holiday’s leftovers. Roast Turkey & Veggie Mexican-Style Hard Shell Tacos Have lots of leftover of everything? Maybe after purchasing many ingredients, you decided to limit your guests this year. This just happened to a friend who was in her kitchen […]

Veggie Mexican-Style Hard Shell Tacos

Roast Turkey & Veggie Mexican-Style Hard Shell Tacos

Cubes of your Thanksgiving turkey are totally transformed into a fabulous filling for tacos. Assertive seasonings are needed to create just the right smokey and a little spicy infused flavor. I love Mulato Dried Chiles (dried poblano) typically used in Mexican mole sauces with a delicate smoky flavor. The tacos are mildly spicy – adjust […]

Chocolate Peanut Biscotti – They’re Gluten Free!

Chocolate Peanut Biscotti – They’re Gluten Free!

Decadent and Delicious! These bake up crispy with a deep-chocolate flavor. Feel free to use any nuts you like. Gluten Free.. you would never guess. These biscotti are only a tad sweet and can be ground for the crust of a cheesecake!

Karen's Easy Honey Peanuts

Karen’s Easy Honey Peanuts

Delicious Honey Peanuts coated last minute with a little sugar. Simple and fun to make. Caution: These are addictive!! The perfect nosh! Also use as a garnish for a dessert like my Lightened-Up Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate Biscotti Crust and Honey Peanuts

Lightened-Up Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate

Thanksgiving Desserts to Live For! Plus NEW: Lightened-Up Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate Biscotti Crust and Honey Peanuts

A New Recipe ~ Loving the light feel and creamy texture of this cheesecake with addictive chocolate-peanut flavors. A smooth and decadent Cheesecake made with Cottage Cheese – no cream cheese here! The crust is made from my Chocolate Peanut Biscotti – with a little melted butter for binding. Honey peanuts are a snap to make […]

Natural Candied Yams with Apple Cider Cinnamon Glaze

Natural Candied Yams with Apple Cider Cinnamon Glaze

A must for Thanksgiving! A wonderful thick glaze surrounds rounds of yams with a cinnamon essence. A healthier lightened- up recipe! A beautifully sticky glaze that’s not too sweet. The trick: reduce Fresh Apple Cider!

A l’ Orange Chicken Sauce for Grilled Chicken

French Style For Today’s Cook. Add some citrus zest goodness to your repertoire. An updated version of a classic Julia Child recipe. I’m somewhat of a citrus junkie, always craving that naturally sweet, vibrant and colorful juice. One of the greatest pleasures of the winter season is the influx of fresh citrus. Beyond those wooden […]

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