The Heritage Cook ® Sharing traditions, one recipe at a time! Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:30:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pumpkin Pie without the Crust Recipe (Gluten-Free) Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:00:44 +0000 This entry is part 94 of 95 in the series Holiday Foods


If you love pumpkin pie but hate baking or if pie crusts give you the heebie-jeebies, this dessert will be your salvation during the hectic holiday season!

This is such an easy dessert to make, it would the [...]]]> 4 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 95 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