Gluten Free Cake Pops!

Birthdays are a time of celebration (and an excuse shamelessly to eat lots of cake!).   I’m beyond happy that gluten free dessert options have come such a long way!  I remember my first gluten free birthday.  Truth be told, “pre-celiac” my version of baking involved going to the bakery and buying something.  It was safer…

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake!

Cake or ice cream?  Tiara or party hat?  Big bash or intimate celebration?  We all like a birthday (or other festivity) with options.  Not only can we gluten free peeps have our cake, but thanks to Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix we have other tasty choices!  I was super excited when I…

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It’s Easy Being Green!

There are many ways we can each make a difference in taking care of Mother Earth.  One of which is buying naturally gluten-free fruits and veggies as close to your home as possible.  Shopping for gluten-free produce is easy! Join a CSA.  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  In a CSA, people in the community…

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Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

These cupcakes are beyond good!  If you are craving a moist, chocolaty, decadent but easy dessert, look no further than this recipe.  I made these cupcakes for Thanksgiving and my entire gluten-eating family raved about them!  The addition of buttermilk and sour cream helps make the cupcake moist beyond belief.  The hint of orange brings…

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

I love anything pumpkin!  Especially a smoothie that tastes like a pumpkin pie (minus all of the time and hard work of baking!).  In celebration of Turkey Day, I give you my lazy woman’s version of pumpkin pie.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 1 cup vanilla yogurt 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon of…

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Gluten Free Thanksgiving Stuffing

Turkey lurkey doo and Turkey lurkey dap I eat that turkey Then I take a nap Adam Sandler, The Thanksgiving Song As I feverishly type this post, we are but four short days away from Thanksgiving.  Families across America will be celebrating this wondrous holiday.  Aunt Gertrude will speak in great detail of her bunions…

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A Gluten Free Thanksgiving IS Possible!

When I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Thanksgiving was a holiday that came with much trepidation.  Truth be told, Aunt Edna’s gelatin mold was indeed a bit scary, but my big fear was how to survive Thanksgiving gluten-free.  Our dinner table was traditionally laden with gluten-filled fare such as stuffing, rolls, gravy, and pies. …

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Ebelskivers! Gluten Free Mini Filled Pancakes

According to Williams-Sonoma, an ebelskiver (originating from Denmark) is a light, puffy pancake that can be filled with fruit, chocolate, jam or cheese and served for breakfast or as an hors d’oeuvre, dessert or light supper. My definition of an ebelskiver is a word the Swedish Chef on the Muppets would shout during one of…

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Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil’s Food Cake Review

“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” This past Sunday was my birthday.  Not to be all Negative Nancy, but turning 37 was NOT that thrilling in the grand scheme of things.  To make matters worse, a full-on “raging hormone” war was taking place in my SAGGY, FLABBY body.  Can I…

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Hold The Gluten Podcast 31 – Gluten Free 2010!

The latest episode of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 31 “Gluten Free 2010!” Features: Listener Amanda, a high school student with celiac disease, shares her story. Is there a connection with celiac disease and our immune system going into hyper-drive when faced with other illness (i.e.  common cold)? Gluten free cookie…

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