Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

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Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Drops (Gluten-Free)

Handmade chocolate dipped peppermint candies for Christmas


I grew up in a small town in the suburbs of San Francisco. It was the kind of town they write movies about, sort of a California version of Bedford Falls. We played outside all day long and only came home when it was too dark to see. We walked or rode our bikes anywhere without worry. No place was off limits. But the highlight of the week was going to the movies on Saturday.

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Mix and Match Holiday Menus ~ Something for Everyone! (Gluten-Free and More)

Delightful Pumpkin Hummus is delicious, healthy and gluten-free! Perfect holiday appetizer


The holiday season is full of opportunities to entertain a wide variety of people, some with dietary restrictions. As a hostess I am always looking for interesting dishes to make for my friends who can’t eat dairy or are vegetarian. And of course I can’t have gluten anymore, so all foods in my home are gluten-free.

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Gluten Free Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies and a KitchenAid GIVEAWAY!

 Plate full of Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies with hazelnuts and a Giveaway from The Heritage Cook


Welcome to the crazy Holiday Season! Thanksgiving was late this year, compressing the time we have until Christmas and Hanukkah. I love it when the two line up like they have this year. Hanukkah ends on Dec 24th. The crush is on and it is going to be a wild few weeks.

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Upside Down Cherry-Topped Black Forest Cakes (Gluten-Free) SRC

 Cherry-Topped Black Forest Cakes, Gluten-Free (SRC)


Welcome to this month’s Secret Recipe Club, another opportunity to discover a new-to-you blogger! This month I was assigned Mellissa’s A Fit and Spicy Life, a very fun blog with tons of great recipes, wine recommendations on Wednesdays, and ways to offset our indulgences with exercise.

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Individual Raspberry Mascarpone Tarts (Gluten-Free)

 Stunning raspberry and mascarpone tarts in gluten-free crusts are a show-stopper for the holidays and special occasions.


Welcome to another edition of #ProgressiveEats, our virtual version of a progressive dinner party. This month’s theme is Holiday Dessert Extravaganza hosted by Jenni Field of Pastry Chef Online. This is such a talented group and each month I am thrilled with the beautiful and creative recipes everyone comes up with. You’ll love all the recipes this month, perfect for any holiday party or family gathering! Make sure you check out the links below the recipe.

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