Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

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50+ Family Friendly Recipes & My White House Call


50+ Family Friendly Recipes; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Italian Cream of Tomato Soup


I don’t often voice my political opinions on social media and very rarely here on The Heritage Cook, but this is something that touches me deeply and I wanted to share it with you. Support for our nation’s military families transcends politics.

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Baked Ham with Bourbon-Chile Glaze

 Bourbon-Chile Glazed Ham; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook


When I was growing up, my mother’s favorite meal to make for company was baked ham and it was our standard Easter dinner nearly every year until I left home. We would roast it in the oven for hours, basting it with brown sugar and studding the top with pineapple rings, Maraschino cherries, and whole cloves. The house would fill with the aroma and we couldn’t wait for dinner!

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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free)

 Choc-Chocolate Chip Cookies; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook


Yea it is Chocolate Monday again! It is remarkable how much we all love chocolate and don’t seem to get tired of it. If you are thinking about trying gluten-free baking and are nervous, this is a perfect recipe for a first try. There are many good gluten-free flour blends available in stores all over the country, but if you have recently been diagnosed with either Celiac or gluten-intolerance or will be regularly baking for someone with gluten sensitivities, the easiest and least expensive option is to mix up a gluten-free version of all-purpose flour and use that in place of regular flour in your favorite recipes. And if you are one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to worry about gluten, this recipe works just as well with regular flour. Win-Win!!

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Pasta Salad with Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette

Pasta Salad w Lemon Vinaigrette; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook


For cooks, going to the Farmer’s Market is like walking into a candy store. Everywhere you look there are bright colors tempting you, triggering your imagination. My mind whirls with all the dishes I can make, each one more exciting than the last. I have to control myself so I don’t buy so many things that I need a truck to get them home. ;-)

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Pie a la Road Adventure with Kate McDermott

Strawberry-Rhubarb pie in red pie plate in front of bright tulips


Have you ever dreamed of baking perfect pies that come out of the oven golden brown, bubbling and filling the house with the aromas only home baking can bring? Does the prospect of having to be absolutely perfect with your measurements keep you from baking? Do you wish you could have a seasoned professional teach you all her tricks? Then you need to take one of Kate McDermott’s pie making classes.

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