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Product Review – America’s Test Kitchen Gluten Free Cookbook

America’s Test Kitchen has a show on TV and also does live demonstrations onboard Holland America’s ships. Since they do make an appearance onboard, it seemed fitting to review their cookbook for my blog when I was given one. Usually … Continue reading

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Surprisingly Good Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are delicious with or without oatmeal, so what makes this recipe so surprising? Carrots, that’s what. Carrots are quite sweet and over half the sugar from the original recipe in an ancient cookbook has been replaced by … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cookies Makes about 20 cookies Ingredients Cookies 6 Tablespoons butter or butter substitute, room temp ¼ cup honey 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla 4 Tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice orange zest 1/3 cup cocoa powder ¾ … Continue reading

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America’s Test Kitchen Cuban Recipies

America’s Test Kitchen on Holland America Cruise ships have a variety of ways to keep passengers entertained on board. Each day brings a new list of different things to do on the schedule, which is posted in the newsletter stewards … Continue reading

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Lamingtons

Australians have it right with this tasty treat. Cake bites dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut? Awesome. I actually discovered lamingtons in Fiji, and found them again in New Zealand. So it’s not just Australians enjoying them. In both … Continue reading

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Easy Chocolate Truffles

This is a super simple recipe. It just makes a few because if you microwave chocolate chips too long the chocolate seizes up so you don’t want to make too much at a time. Plus they all have to get … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Crepes

Gluten Free Crepes Ingredients 2 eggs 1 1/4 cup milk (any kind, cow, plant based, whatever) 2 Tablespoons liquid vegetable oil – whatever type you prefer 1/3 cup each of 3 different kinds of gluten free flour or 1 cup … Continue reading

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Coconut Shrimp

There’s a lot of recipes out there for coconut shrimp. This one happens to not only be both baked and gluten free, but also so tasty that people might not even bother to dip all their shrimp in sauce. I … Continue reading

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Real Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies Cookies Ingredients juice and zest of 1 lemon 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions line cookie … Continue reading

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Celebrity’s Lobster Murano Recipe

While the name SS United States sounds like this specialty restaurant on the Celebrity Infinity would serve American food, it actually had upscale French cuisine. Maybe this confusion led to their decision to replace this restaurant with an Italian place … Continue reading

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