Give Your Heart a Gluten Free Hug!

February is American Heart Month.  There’s no time like the present to take care of yourself and your body! Kick Start Your Day and Heart General Mills shares with us that “Cereal eaters  consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than noncereal eaters.” Start your day with a bowl of cereal with sliced fruit.…

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Happy Gluten-Free 2012! Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 44

The latest episode of Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 44 “Happy Gluten-Free 2012!” Features: Happy New Year!  Gluten-free resolutions Vanessa’s trip to Breezes Bahamas – gluten free food galore Maureen’s Philly gluten free dining experience You voted!  Winners of the GFreek Awards are announced Maureen’s Beer Battered Onion Ring Recipe Vanessa head…

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You Asked and We Answered! Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 43

The latest episode of Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 43 “You Asked and We Answered!” Features: Congrats to Scott Morizot – winner of the free Delight Gluten-Free Magazine Digital Download Can you have Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance and other food allergies or intolerances? When do you introduce gluten into a child’s…

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Holiday Peppermint Bark Trees, Stockings, and Gingerbread Men

I’ve been racking my tinsel-filled brain trying to come up some little holiday gifts for teachers, friends, and that random aunt who only likes cats and QVC.  Since I didn’t want to give my gluten-free cookies away, the kids and I decided to make peppermint bark.  Traditional peppermint bark is made in sheets and broken…

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Gluten Free Coffee Cake

The holidays are coming! Let the panic/stress/I’m off my rocker festivities begin!  All joking aside, I seriously love celebrating the holiday season by serving up a delicious breakfast buffet.  Breakfast is much more manageable than attempting to clean a turkey and make like 26 side dishes from scratch.  Don’t forget the hand stamped and embossed…

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Pancakes

  As a little girl, pancakes for supper was a special treat.  We’d feast on stacks of pancakes, crispy bacon (nom nom nom), and hash browns.  What kid wouldn’t love a meal like that?  Way better than roast beef and (gag) turnips.  Although watching my grandfather eat scrapple still traumatizes me just a bit even…

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Gluten Free Savory Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

Linus, “I’ve learned there are three things you don’t discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin.”  (From the classic movie, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown) I’m totally having a love affair with Fall right now!  We’re in the “honeymoon phase” so I’ve yet to find out that Fall doesn’t take out the…

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Eating for the Season – Roasted Butternut Squash

Hi, I’m Maureen and I like butternut squash.  A lot.  If there was a Butternut Squash Anonymous group, I would totally join it. Now that we’ve got my deep, dark secret out of the way, let me share with you how tasty this humble squash can be!  I love to eat what’s in season.  Firstly,…

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Gluten Free Baked Apples

Fall has arrived!  Well, at least here in New Jersey…  I eagerly await turning the calendar to September so I can plant my mums and put out my Fall decorations.  I also really enjoy using the seat warmer in my car.  And my Snuggie (it’s a blanket with arms – totally stylish!).  The family recently…

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Jazz Up Your Gluten Free Breakfast!

Breakfast:  noun \ˈbrek-fəst\  the first meal of the day especially when taken in the morning Want to have an awesome and tasty gluten free breakfast?  Included are some recipe ideas as well as cool suggestions for jazzing up your morning meal! Fun with Food Egg in a Hole – I learned this simple yet fun…

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