Cool and Refreshing Chocolate Gelato, the perfect summer treat that is dairy and gluten-free! Cool and Refreshing Chocolate Gelato, the perfect summer dessert - gluten and dairy-free!! © 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Cool & Refreshing Chocolate Gelato – Dairy and Gluten-Free!

We are in the middle of another heat wave in California, forest fires are still burning, and there is little to no rain in sight. We are doing rain dances and praying that the meteorologists'' predictions of an El Nino building in the Pacific are true. We desperately need relief, from the heat and drought. ... continue reading...

Peach Chimichurri Sauce with Grilled Chicken; 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Grilled Chicken with Peach Chimichurri Sauce (Gluten-Free)

Today the Food Network's #SummerSoiree is saluting glorious peaches! Ripe and sweet, take a bite and the juice runs down your chin peaches. With summer coming to a close and the farmers' markets overflowing, it is a treat to use them in new and creative ways. And just like you, I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to prepare chicken and today's recipe does both! ... continue reading...

BBQ Steak covered with melted cheese and more in these amazing sandwiches perfect for tailgating or any party; Cheesy Grilled Steak Sandwiches; 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Cheesy Grilled Steak Sandwiches (Gluten-Free option)

  Football season is almost here! Growing up with three older brothers and a dad who were all rabid sports fans, I always smile when I hear the Monday Night Football theme, a college band playing their fight song, or watch the crowds begin to gather for our local team (Go Niners!) home games. That means I have the perfect excuse to make tailgating food – either at the game or at home. ... continue reading...

Powdered peanut butter, PB2, is the secret ingredient in these addicting cookies! Powdered Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies SRC; 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies #SRC

Today it is time for you to meet my next Secret Recipe Club blogger buddy, Jenna from The Painted Apron. Jenna shares her goals of about being creative in daily life, looking at things in a different way, and finding inspiration in unexpected places. She has lived in New England, California, and the South so there are many influences in her kitchen. Many of the recipes are tried and true favorites that her children grew up eating. She created the blog so that they would have these recipes to ... continue reading...

The perfect summer dessert - Port & Grilled Plum Parfaits; 2014 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Grilled Plums and Port Parfaits (Gluten-Free)

  When you think about barbecue and grilling, I’ll bet you imagine luscious steaks, chops, and chicken hitting the hot grate, sizzling and turning the perfect golden brown. These mouthwatering foods and wonderful but don’t forget that just about anything can be cooked on the barbecue. ... continue reading...

Amazing flavor with caramelized green chiles and Vidalia onions; Santa Fe Green Chile Bacon Cheeseburgers; 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Flavors of the Southwest – Santa Fe Burgers for #BurgerMonth

  August is National Burger Month and boy are we celebrating this year! Kita of Girl Carnivore pulled together 30 amazing bloggers, one for every day of the month. Each day we are featuring another new burger and the talented person who created it. Follow #BurgerMonth to check them all out! And while you're visiting each blog, why not subscribe. These are some of the most talented folks I know and I look forward to their creative inspirations every day. I am honored to be included in ... continue reading...