Chocolate-Orange Flourless Cake

Wonderful chocolate cake that happens to also be gluten-free

Chocolate-Orange Flourless Cake

Granola

Great way to start your morning

Tomato, Cannellini Bean and Rosemary Soup

The addition of beans makes for a hearty, but creamy soup

Tomato, Cannellini Bean and Rosemary Soup

Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour

A lovely fall-inspired cocktail

Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour

Cakebread Fig Spread

Think of it as the filling in a Fig Newton, but with wine.

Cakebread Fig Spread

Riegl Palate Salad

My favorite salad

Riegl Palate Salad

Alison’s Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

Be warned – these are very addictive

Alison's Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

Sun Dried Tomato & Caper Tapenade

A simple spread that combines Mediterranean flavors

Sun Dried Tomato & Caper Tapenade

Prosciutto-Arugula-Provolone Packages

A simple salad provides inspiration for this appetizer

Prosciutto-Arugula-Provolone Packages

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