Bright green Christmas tree sugar cookies lined up on a baking tray, with different colored sugar pearls as ornaments.

No Chill, No Spread, Vegan, Gluten-Free Rolled Sugar Cookies

Whew! That’s quite a mouthful of a title! But guys, this recipe is like the holy grail of “safe” sugar cookie recipes. No eggs. No milk. No wheat. No nuts or peanuts. Easily made soy-free. Use a different flour blend if you have issues with legumes or potatoes. And no chilling the dough, because who has time for that? We just want cookies! Take me to the recipe!

A shiny stainless steel fork scraping across a nonstick pan, leaving track marks and peeled off teflon in its wake.

Three Common Kitchen Mistakes

Dear CoCineros,

I’m in a lot of cooking groups on social media. A lot.

I see hundreds of posts a day by people ranging from professional chefs to culinary toddlers on my newsfeeds. There are a multitude of brilliant things that come from them, and I can and do learn something from every single photo, video, and description that slides across my screen (yes, even from the toddlers!). There are also a lot of things I see that I wish I wouldn’t see – or hear – ever again. But I do. Over, and over, and over again.

deep purple, caramelized black grapes, halved and mixed with bright green cucumber slices, and garnished with toasted sunflower seeds and tiny ribbons of fresh green basil. Served in a white bowl.

Sautéed Basil Cucumbers and Grapes

Enjoy the freshness of the garden and the vine together in a whole new way. Instead of having a cold salad accompanying your main dish, try an unexpected preparation of these classics. Warmed not only by the exotic flavor of ground ginger, but also sautéed with fruity olive oil and garnished with ribbons of fresh basil, this side will be a new family favorite.