Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Smoked Gouda Cheese

Roasted red bell peppers are blended with a mélange of warming flavors including garlic confit to create the creamiest soup of your dreams.

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  Meet Dana Renée

Hey! I’m Dana Renée and the recipe developer, food photographer, and creator behind The Dana Renée Way. I started this blog as a creative outlet to celebrate good cooking, good eating, and good living. This blog is where I pour out my love for farmer’s markets, fresh ingredients, and seasonal cooking. I’m a strong believer that cooking is a form of self-care, and cooking for one should be as embraced as cooking for a family or gathering. For this reason, I do my best to make my recipes adaptable for everyone’s table and provide tips to scale recipes to align with your current vibe. I love a good deep dive into specific ingredients and techniques (walk with me, and we’ll talk about how this can make you the most confident cook). I also make a lot of gluten-free recipes for my personal preference and will throw in the occasional vegetarian and vegan situation.

Every recipe on The Dana Renée Way has been tested in a home kitchen either in my Brooklyn apartment (or former Los Angeles apartment) or Northern Virginia home. Outside of the kitchen, I am an attorney in New York.

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Barbecue Chicken Pizza with a Homemade Gluten-Free Crust

A sweet & savory gluten-free pizza topped with double barbecue: barbecue sauce and saucy barbecue chicken along with caramelized shallots, fresh cilantro, and mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.

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Homemade Tomato Jam

The perfect topping for upgrading your burgers and sandwiches. Fresh tomatoes are coarsely chopped, seasoned with a mélange of spices, & slowly simmered into a sweet jam.

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In My Kitchen


Your kitchen is what you make it. I make my recipes adaptable with the home cook in mind. So here are the kitchen tools I recommend having on hand.

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Recipes are really just a blueprint. If you know your ingredients and techniques, the possibilities are endless. Here are the techniques you can master.

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From my pantry to my fridge, there are a some key ingredients that I find to be staples for a well-stocked kitchen and confident home cook.

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Grilled Halibut in Corn Husks with Spiced Lime Butter

You only need a handful of fresh ingredients and some good quality halibut fillets to make these grilled fish packets your summertime staple. The halibut is coated with a spiced lime compound butter and then wrapped and grilled or broiled in soaked corn husks.

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