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Sauces Designed for Grilled Foods #SummerSoiree (Gluten-Free)

4 Sauces for BBQ Foods; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook


Grilling is one of the classic ways to cook. We evolved by cooking over open fire and that process takes on many forms. From competitive BBQ competitions to summer backyard cookouts, we all love grilled foods. But you can enhance them by adding sauces designed to complement the smoky flavors.

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Amped Up BBQ Baked Beans Recipe (Gluten-Free)

Amped Up BBQ Beans; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook


Welcome to another edition of Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a progressive dinner party. This month’s theme is Summer Barbecue Foods hosted by Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. You’ll love all the recipes we have put together that will be perfect for your Labor Day BBQ!

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Homemade English Toffee with Almonds (Gluten-Free)

 Homemade English Toffee with Salted Almonds; © 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook


My mother loved Almond Roca. Or at least we all thought she did. The poor woman got a can of it every year on her birthday and Mother’s Day. It wasn’t until I was an adult that she confessed that she didn’t really like it.


But then she had my homemade version … and changed her mind!

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Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Gluten-Free)

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook


Most of us grew up eating grilled cheese sandwiches made with American cheese and white bread. There was nothing better with a bowl of tomato soup on cold days. But, now that I’m an adult and American cheese just doesn’t cut it anymore. These days I prefer something more flavorful such as sharp Cheddar cheese, Havarti or Gouda.

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Mexican Sloppy Jose Sandwiches (Gluten-Free)

Mexican Sloppy Jose Sandwiches; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook


It is hard to believe, but it is time for back-to-school again. Parents are breathing a sigh of relief while the kids are vacillating between glum and excited. When kids head back to school, it is hectic getting everything ready, finding all the required supplies, buying new clothes. And once school starts, everyone has to get settled into the daily routine again. I was always nervous about the first day of school, even though every year I was in classes with all the same kids I grew up with. It seems silly now, but at the time it was quite traumatic. :-) I needed comforting foods to help me ease back into the school year schedule and Sloppy Joes were one of my favorites.

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