The Heritage Cook ® Sharing traditions, one recipe at a time! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:42:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Double Vanilla Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce Recipe (Gluten-Free) Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:57 +0000 This entry is part 225 of 225 in the series Chocolate Mondays


I love cheesecake but I hate making it. Yep, that’s right. Cheesecake is not my idea of a fun baking adventure and the main reason is the water bath usually required. It is a pain to wrap the pan with foil [...]]]> 2 Harvest Maple Carrots and Apples Recipe (Gluten-Free) Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00:58 +0000 This entry is part 95 of 94 in the series Holiday Foods


Autumn is here and Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. If you are hosting the family dinner or taking a dish to another home, today’s recipe is the perfect side dish and one that will bring you rave reviews. While [...]]]> 0 Gluten-Free Merlot Brownies with Port Frosting Recipe Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:00:22 +0000 This entry is part 224 of 225 in the series Chocolate Mondays


Last year I was introduced to a new line of food products made from grape pomace by the ingenious team from Kendall-Jackson Winery and WholeVine Products. The San Francisco Professional Food Society (SFPFS) hosted an event where several professional chefs [...]]]> 0 Homemade Orange Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls Recipe (Gluten-Free) Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:00:51 +0000 This entry is part 80 of 80 in the series Gluten-Free


Autumn has finally arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area! After the past few weeks of screaming hot weather with temperatures hovering around 95°F, we now have cool breezes and even the possibility of a few showers. Our plants will be relieved [...]]]> 1 Boston Cream Pie Recipe (Gluten-Free) Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:00:19 +0000


Have you ever had a Boston Cream Pie? This New England classic is a combination of yellow sponge cake layers with vanilla custard in between and then covered with a chocolate glaze. It is the best of two favorite desserts, cake and pudding. Around since the mid-1800’s, this dessert is literally a [...]]]> 4 Hot Cheesy Artichoke & Chile Dip Recipe (Gluten-Free) Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:00:07 +0000 This entry is part 79 of 80 in the series Gluten-Free


It is finally getting to my favorite season in the Bay Area – Fall. Warm days with incredibly bright blue skies, no fog lingering on the coast means light breezes, and the heat of the Central Valley works its way to the [...]]]> 2 Tex-Mex Rice with Bacon Recipe #ProgressiveEats (Gluten-Free) Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00:24 +0000 This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Progressive Eats


Welcome to another edition of Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a progressive dinner party. This month’s theme is Tex-Mex Foods and is hosted by Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen. You’ll love all the recipes we are sharing that [...]]]> 19 Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Gluten-Free) Recipe Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:00:11 +0000 This entry is part 78 of 80 in the series Gluten-Free



“The only stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” –Julia Child


And with that quote in mind, in 2012 I dove into my very first gluten-free baking project, these wonderful cookies!


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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (Gluten-Free) Recipe Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:00:42 +0000 This entry is part 80 of 80 in the series Gluten-Free


Today my mind is on autumn and I can’t wait. With the hint of a nip in the air, I am digging through my closet, dragging out all of my sweaters. I’m going to freshen them up and start reorganizing my closet. [...]]]> 0 Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe (Gluten-Free; Dairy-Free) Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:00:11 +0000 This entry is part 223 of 225 in the series Chocolate Mondays


When you look at an avocado, you have to wonder who the first person was that figured out that this ugly, bumpy, fist-sized lump was edible. Some brave soul no doubt. They are easy to peel, but you have to know [...]]]> 6