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Pecan Pie (Gluten-Free and High Fructose Corn Syrup-Free)


Growing up in Arizona, there were palm and citrus and pecan trees everywhere. I have wonderful memories of fall, when as kids, we would crawl around in the yard searching for pecans that had

Turkey Tikka Masala


If you wind up with left over white meat from your turkey, this is an excellent recipe to make. If you don’t have any leftover, many markets sell cooked turkey breasts in their deli

Gluten-Free Cherry Cranberry Pie with Streusel Topping


Cherries have always been one of my favorite fruits, even when I was a young child that refused to eat much of anything. Cranberries were something that grew on me. Together the sweet and

Boracho Turkey Tacos with Habanero Lime Tequila Salsa


For me, cooking is always an adventure in inventiveness. I’ve had an earthenware pot hanging around the kitchen just waiting to be used, and this leftover turkey leg recipe idea seemed like the perfect

Pancetta, Goat Cheese, Candied Walnut and All That Jazz Salad


I used to work for Universal Music Group where, amongst many other responsibilities, I did a lot of online marketing for Verve, the jazz label. It was during one holiday season back then that

Chipotle Turkey Panini-Pressed Wraps


If you wind up with leftover turkey this year, here’s a  recipe will give you a creative and delicious way to make use of the white meat. It does take some time to prepare

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pie


I never tried a sweet potato pie until 2004. Every Thanksgiving found pumpkin pie in the kitchen, pumpkin pie on the table. No matter where I went, East Coast or West, it was always

Gluten-Free Scalloped Yucca


If food this creamy and delicious could always be this simple, cooks everywhere would be smiling. For me, this recipe was a natural to think of because I love yucca. With its anti-inflammatory properties,

Bread Stuffing Made with Van’s Gluten Free Waffles


As promised, I am providing plenty of options for gluten-free stuffing this Thanksgiving. In this recipe, I combine some ideas that came from a La Brea Bread stuffing recipe the L.A. Times ran more

Brined Turkey Cooked in Salsa de Chile Colorado (Gluten-Free)


The idea for this turkey recipe came to me last year (2012) between returning from a conference in Las Vegas and flying out for a wedding in Phoenix the day after Thanksgiving. Everyone was