Coconut Crack Macaroons

These unbelievably easy and tasty cookies are courtesy of Rachel Epstein and (along with many other recipes) can be found in Hosting With Style – Beretta Fleur’s Guide to Parties and Homemaking.

Naturally gluten-free, they are also perfect for Passover. Rachel brought them to Passover a few years ago and I would NOT stop eating them When I make them for my office, they get rave reviews and also complaints because they are so addictive.

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Coconut Macaroons

Prep time: 5 minute Bake time: 15 minutes

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Summer Solstice Party Menu

I celebrated my birthday with a Summer Solstice Party. With lots of prep work and zero cooking except for grilling, this  easy summer menu feeds 20 people easily and keeps you enjoying the party, not slaving in the kitchen, while looking like WAY more effort than it is.

If guests ask what they can bring, suggest beer, vodka, a prepared salad or a desert. For dessert, my sister brought these Lemon Bars which were a huge hit. I couldn’t eat them so I made my standard Peach Cobbler, which I’ll post separately soon. Another friend brought some wonderful prepared salads from Whole Foods which added a nice touch to the menu.

If grilling isn’t an option, the meat and fish can be prepared in a hot heavy skillet on the stove.

Enjoy!

Menu

Grilled Tilapia Tacos  | Party Guacamole and Chips | Chicken Apple Sausages

Bar

Lavender Infusion Cocktails |  Ginger Infusion Cocktails |  Cucumber water | Light Beer | Iced Tea |

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Gluten-Free Chicken Parm for Two

I made this a couple weeks ago while husband and I were settling into our new apartment. It was so tasty I didn’t want it to end! The trickiest part to this recipe is getting the pasta right, since brown rice spaghetti can get messed up pretty quickly.

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Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts, no more than about 1 1/2 inches thick

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