The Heritage Cook ® Sharing traditions, one recipe at a time! Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:00:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Drops (Gluten-Free) Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:00:30 +0000 This entry is part of 233 in the series Chocolate Mondays


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 [...]]]> 2 Mix and Match Holiday Menus ~ Something for Everyone! (Gluten-Free and More) Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:00:22 +0000 This entry is part of 81 in the series Gluten-Free


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 [...]]]> 0 Gluten Free Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies and a KitchenAid GIVEAWAY! Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:00:54 +0000 This entry is part 1 of 233 in the series Chocolate Mondays


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 [...]]]> 46 Upside Down Cherry-Topped Black Forest Cakes (Gluten-Free) SRC Mon, 01 Dec 2014 06:55:59 +0000 This entry is part 232 of 233 in the series Chocolate Mondays


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 [...]]]> 16 Individual Raspberry Mascarpone Tarts (Gluten-Free) Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:46 +0000 This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Progressive Eats


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 [...]]]> 12 Pear & Apple Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette Recipe (Gluten-Free) Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:05:10 +0000 This entry is part 231 of 233 in the series Chocolate Mondays


It has been a while since I have done a savory Chocolate Monday and since I have a dessert coming tomorrow with the #ProgressiveEats team, I thought it would be fun to switch things up a little. I am always on [...]]]> 1 Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans (Gluten-Free) Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:55:47 +0000 This entry is part of 38 in the series Food Network



Thanksgiving must be coming up based on all the sweet potato, sage, and stuffing recipes being made in my kitchen lately!

Turkey, sweet potatoes and cranberries have been part of Thanksgiving feasts ever since the first observance in 1621 [...]]]> 8 Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Orange, Fennel and Cilantro Salsa (Gluten-Free) Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:01:51 +0000 This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Gourmet Garden


Today’s recipe is a new way to look at the classic Duck a l’Orange. A luscious orange sauce is paired with a fresh and sassy citrus salsa that cuts the richness and adds a bright acidity to the plate. You wind [...]]]> 0 Dark Chocolate Cookies with German Chocolate Frosting (Gluten-Free) Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:00:17 +0000 This entry is part 2 of 233 in the series Chocolate Mondays


It is always a challenge to come up with new and creative ideas for Chocolate Mondays, especially after four years. Today’s recipe is no exception. I thought I had a great idea to combine one of my favorite cookies with one [...]]]> 1 Roasted Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup (Gluten-Free) #FallFest Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:45:40 +0000 This entry is part 1 of 38 in the series Food Network


Hey everyone. Welcome to this week’s Food Network #FallFest, celebrating carrots! There are so many ways you can make carrots beyond just steaming and serving them. A favorite Thanksgiving side dish in my family is my carrots with maple syrup and [...]]]> 0