• Pecan Pie Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting

    What to bake between Thanksgiving pies and holiday cookies? This easy-to-make bundt cake. It’s the perfect transitional baked good—low-maintenance and flavor-wise, reminiscent of both the pies of your recent past and the cookies of your near future. And the texture?…

  • Kate McDermott’s Double-Crusted Pear Pie

    THAT’S GOOD PIE! These are the golden words every piemaker hopes to hear. When Art of the Pie owner and author of Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life Kate McDermott serves her pies,…

  • Double-Decker Pumpkin-Caramel Pie

    Two words: Double. Decker. Two more words: Pumpkin. Caramel. Sure, everyone has a classic pumpkin pie recipe they love—I know I do. But, if you want a real showstopper, this is hands-down your pumpkin pie. So, I did what any…

  • OG Morning Glory Muffins

    This recipe is a throwback to the days when muffins were actually good for you. You know how much I love my sweets, but these days most muffins you find at your local bakery, supermarket or even in your own…

  • Homemade Gluten-Free Halloween Candy

    Can Halloween be sinfully good and good for you? The answer is yes. Sweet Medjool dates are transformed into caramel, and extra-dark 91 percent chocolate — the darker, the better — enrobes each candy with its rich, complex flavor. Plus, healthy fats…

  • Triple-Berry Cereal Bars

    Grab one of these snack bars for your next on-the-go breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up. Do you want to know the best thing about making your own snack bars? You know exactly what ingredients you put in them. You also know…

  • Paleo-Friendly Chocolate Chip–Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Confession: I’m addicted to ice cream. I may not be running after the ice cream truck these days, but my almost daily summer ice cream-eating habit lives on. These paleo-friendly ice cream cookie sandwiches are easy to love—they’re packed with…

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    Crispy Shrimp and Pork Potstickers with Chili-Soy Dipping Sauce

    Back when Isaiah was first diagnosed with gluten intolerance more than 10 years ago, people didn’t even know what “gluten” was. Do you remember the era of the crumble-into-a-million-pieces, dry-as-sandpaper gluten-free bread? Okay, so what does that have to do…

  • Pumpkin Spice Coconut Cups

    It’s nearly the end of October and I’m finally getting into the pumpkin mood. It’s been such a mild fall on the East Coast—I’m talking in the 80s—so turning on the oven has been a slow start. Now that we’re…

  • Apple-Almond Chocolate Chunk Loaf Cake

    This loaf cake is a take on a dessert I devoured in Brooklyn years ago. Al di La is one of those restaurants where you feel instantly as if you’re eating in your grandma’s dining room. There’s an incredibly warm, welcoming vibe that just…

  • Cranberry–Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

    I’ll be celebrating the unsung hero of cakes—The Loaf Cake—with recipes on my blog all week long. Sure, loaf cakes don’t exactly deliver the glory of a beautifully-decorated, three-layer cake or even the cuteness of a cupcake. In my kitchen, they’re my low-maintenance cake loves. Let me…

  • 5-Minute Good-for-You Cheesy Broccoli Bisque

    It’s definitely no thanks to me that my kids love broccoli. Maybe I can blame my mom for only feeding me broccoli rabe and romanesco growing up. Somehow, broccoli just seemed, well, boring. These days, I only enjoy broccoli two ways—blended into a…

  • Grilled Shrimp with Summer Guacamole

    What does summer mean to you? To me, besides beaches and backyard barbecues, summer means visiting local farms early Saturday mornings to see the week’s harvest. Summer is peak growing season and that usually means more fruits and vegetables than I know…

  • Happy Celiac Awareness Month!

    It’s been nine years since my son Isaiah was diagnosed with gluten intolerance. If you or your family couldn’t eat gluten back then, you remember our food options were slim to none. Not anymore! In honor of Celiac Awareness Month…

  • Fast & Easy Super Bowl Snacks

    I know nothing—and I mean nothing—about football. I do know how to up my game when it comes to making fast-and-easy Super Bowl snacks. I’m talking finger-licking foods so good that you’ll want to put some aside before you bring out the…

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    The Proof Is in the Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

    Since I started baking gluten-free almost a decade ago, so much has changed. For starters, people actually know what “gluten-free” means. Now at the holiday table, almost all of the traditional foods are possible to make gluten-free, even pecan pie.…

  • Gluten-Free Summer Fruit Tart

    I know. It’s summer. It’s hot outside, but somehow I still can’t help turning on my oven. Maybe it’s old habit from having owned a bakery in NYC, where the summer humidity brought me and my bakers to our knees—even with glasses upon glasses of water…

  • No-Bake Paleo Fruit Pie Minis

    Check out my perfect-for-summer pies—NO-BAKE FRUIT PIE MINIS, my latest recipe for the Food Network’s HEALTHY EATS BLOG. I’ve traded in the average cookie crust for a healthy, nut-based pie shell and filled them with a dollop of my DIY…

  • Gluten-Free Banana Crème Brûlée Cheesecake

    Cheesecake used to intimidate me. So many baking rules—and so many cheesecake flavors to choose from! I had a few ripe bananas sitting on my kitchen counter and instead of making the usual banana bread, I decided to try something…

  • Taste Test: Gluten-Free Burger Buns

    Who’s got the best burger buns in the gluten-free biz? Just in time grilling, I rounded up dozens of buns from around the country and these bread winners rose to the top! Did your favorite make the cut? Find out…

  • Gluten-Free Banana Coffee Cake Muffin Tops

    Muffin tops are making a comeback... at least in my house! Here's my logic: They're easy to make, take half the time to bake, are perfect for grab-and-go and the kids (and I) love them! So what's my favorite part…

  • Gluten-Free Crispy Fried Chicken

    I didn't grow up in a household famous for its perfectly crisp fried chicken, made from a great great grandmother's recipe passed down from generation to generation. My reality of fried chicken was years stalled by a fear of frying…

  • Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking Show!

    I'm happy to announce that I'm the featured gluten-free expert in a new web cooking show, Everyday Gluten-Free, from Taste of Home magazine! I first heard about Taste of Home when I started working as Rachael Ray's editor-in-chief at Every…

  • Gluten-Free Nutty Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

    I may not be Irish, but I can definitely enjoy a great shortbread cookie! Yes, shortbread is traditionally associated with and did, in fact, originate in Scotland, but its popularity spread into Ireland, especially given the quality of their butter.…

  • Bread Every Day, Your Way Recipe Contest!

    When Isaiah was first diagnosed with gluten intolerance, bread was the first food he lost that really mattered. Think of how many times kids—and really all of us—eat bread in some form or another throughout the day. Breakfast means bagels,…

  • 5 Secrets to Making the Best Gluten-Free Bread Ever

    It took me six long years to get a sandwich bread to work. I can say with confidence that this is the ultimate everyday loaf—and it doesn’t need to be toasted to taste wonderful. The outside has just the right…

  • DIY Girl Scout Cookie Week: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Samoas!

    Which Girl Scout cookie is your fave? No need to choose between the classics—all the recipes are yours for the baking… Welcome to Girl Scout Cookie Week here at Silvana’s Kitchen! Starting on Monday, I started posting recipes for gluten-free,…

  • DIY Girl Scout Cookie Week: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Do-Si-Dos!

    Which Girl Scout cookie is your fave? No need to choose between the classics—all the recipes are yours for the baking… Welcome to Girl Scout Cookie Week here at Silvana’s Kitchen! Starting on Monday, I started posting recipes for gluten-free,…