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Our Best Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

When someone offers me gluten-free cookies or baked goods, a part of me bristles a little bit. I completely respect anyone who has a gluten allergy, but I find that most gluten-free cookies taste “stodgy,” to quote Paul Hollywood. But the bristling isn…

When someone offers me gluten-free cookies or baked goods, a part of me bristles a little bit. I completely respect anyone who has a gluten allergy, but I find that most gluten-free cookies taste “stodgy,” to quote Paul Hollywood. But the bristling isn’t necessary. These days, there’s no need for gluten-free cookies to mean tasteless or tough. Incredibly delicious, perfectly textured gluten-free cookies are possible! In fact, we know quite a few ways to make them. This is the 21st century, after all. Below are some gluten-free cookie recipes that we’re totally sweet on.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oat, Buckwheat, Teff, or Mesquite Flour

We stan a classic chocolate chip recipe with regular flour, but oh my word are these delicious. Depending on which flour blend you use, the approach will vary slightly. For instance, if you’re using oat flour or mesquite flour, you will want to use a sifter, as these flours tend to clump. With other comfy-cozy ingredients like brown sugar, vanilla bean, bittersweet chocolate, and flaky salt topping, you just may wind up with a new go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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The Best Poultry Seasoning Substitutes

It’s almost turkey time, which means we’re looking at creative alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving menu, starting with homemade poultry seasoning. Poultry seasoning is commonly used for roasting chicken or turkey, but you can find it called fo…

It’s almost turkey time, which means we’re looking at creative alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving menu, starting with homemade poultry seasoning. Poultry seasoning is commonly used for roasting chicken or turkey, but you can find it called for in stuffing recipes and some soups as well. If you’re like me, your early encounters with poultry seasoning were pretty limited to McCormick. I assumed that all poultry seasoning tasted the same as the one I remember from my mother’s spice rack. While the taste profile of most poultry seasoning is savory, there’s so much variation, depending on the particular combination of herbs and spices. If you can’t find poultry seasoning and need some, or even if you just want to customize your own blend, here is the best way to proceed.


Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme (Yes Really)

If you’re going by the McCormick blend, the ingredients in poultry seasoning are some combination of sage, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper, and nutmeg. Poultry seasoning based on parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme is the most common variation (we’re pretty sure the Simon and Garfunkel rendition of “Scarborough Fair” is based entirely on a chicken). This is true especially for stuffing, but another big hitter that works really well for roasting is marjoram. We like marjoram because it has a similar flavor to oregano and even mint, but with a subtly different nuance of flavor.

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The Best Gruyère Cheese Substitutes for Nutty, Salty Goodness

Gruyère is a cheese staple because of its creamy, nutty flavor and sturdy, semihard texture. It’s the perfect addition to a cheese or charcuterie board, plus one of its strengths is that it melts easily for recipes like French onion soup or a croque mo…

Gruyère is a cheese staple because of its creamy, nutty flavor and sturdy, semihard texture. It’s the perfect addition to a cheese or charcuterie board, plus one of its strengths is that it melts easily for recipes like French onion soup or a croque monsieur.

It also happens to be one of the most expensive cheeses in the grocery store, averaging about $15 to $20 a pound if you’re going for the AOC label. And no, we’re not referring to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez—we assume she is too busy to be stamping cheeses. AOC stands for appellation d’origine contrôlée, which in French cheese-speak is the label that protects a product’s ingredients and methods, tying them to a particular location.

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How to Make a Flax Egg

Vegan recipes have long been using ground flax seeds mixed with water as a replacement for real eggs. Even if you’re not into vegan baking, you can learn how to make a flax egg substitute for many recipes that require regular eggs for binding ingredie…

Vegan recipes have long been using ground flax seeds mixed with water as a replacement for real eggs. Even if you’re not into vegan baking, you can learn how to make a flax egg substitute for many recipes that require regular eggs for binding ingredients, especially if you’re in, well, a bind.


What the Heck Is a Flax Egg?

A flax egg is a pretty simple mixture of flaxseed or flaxseed flour with water to create a binder in place of an egg. It’s a clever way that vegans and non-egg-eaters have been mimicking the qualities of eggs in vegan baked goods for years. Flax eggs and regular eggs are a 1:1 ratio, meaning that for every egg that a recipe calls for, you’d make one flax egg mixture. To do that, you will need:

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