Gluten-Free Cookbook Compilation – Episode 71 Hold The Gluten Podcast

The latest episode of Hold the Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 71 “Gluten-Free Cookbook Compilation” Features: Gluten-Free Cookbooks – Maureen & Vanessa’s favs HTG’s own fabulous author Vanessa: Beyond Rice Cakes, Gloriously Gluten-Free How to Cook Gluten-Free – Recipes That Really Work – Elizabeth Barbone Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook – The Lodge Company Cooking Gluten-Free – Karen…

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Your Family Can Have a Spooktacular Gluten-Free Halloween!

I remember “Trick or Treating” as a child.  We ran house to house visiting neighbors who filled our pillowcases with Halloween treats.  When our pillowcases were too heavy to carry, we knew it was time to head back home and assess our loot.  Truth be told, I usually snuck a candy bar (or several) along…

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

At times, it’s hard for me to remember life before the title of “Mom”.   I have many other labels – wife, daughter, sister, and friend, but “Mom” feels most special.  Being loved unconditionally is a pretty amazing thing.  There’s nothing like your son telling you how pretty you look when in all reality your hair…

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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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Carol Fenster’s 125 Gluten Free Vegetarian Recipes Cookbook

I was sent a copy of Carol Fenster’s latest cookbook 125 Gluten Free Vegetarian Recipes.  I have huge respect for Carol Fenster as when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease six years ago, Carol’s books were the first I read.  They helped understand the gluten free “lifestyle” as well as what the heck to eat/cook. …

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Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix

I (finally) made my pilgrimage to Trader Joe’s to re-stock my bare pantry full of gluten free goodness.  While there, I picked up a package of TJ’s Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix.   Feeling all Betty Crocker (now that she’s gluten free!), I whipped up a batch of blueberry waffles to taste test. Pros: Uber-simple…

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Gluten Free Mozzarella Sticks

It has been four long and torturous years since I have eaten mozzarella sticks. 1,460 days without deep fried deliciousness. During a recent (rare) dinner out, I watched my husband happily devour a basket of mozzarella sticks while I ate a (ho hum boring) salad. Enough was enough! I needed fried cheese and I needed…

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Happy Gluten Free Cinco de Mayo!

Oh Mexican Independence Day, how I love you so! What other holiday would I be able to indulge in so many gluten free options? Heavenly guacamole. Nachos smothered in cheesy goodness. Corn tortillas filled with whatever your heart’s desire. Let us not forget the frozen margaritas (brain freezes never felt so darn good)! In honor…

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(Naturally) Gluten Free Hummus with Balsamic Vinegar

We have very cool friends for neighbors.  Sherry and Ray live down the street from us.  Too far to stick your arm out the window for a cup of sugar, but close enough to wander down for one of their fabulous get togethers.  Sherry and Ray recently hosted a Snuggie Party at their abode.  Yes,…

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One Ugly “Calzone”

Let it show for the record that I in no way hold Chebe Gluten Free Bread responsible for the debacle I have created in my oven. Let me set the scenario for you all…  Hubby has just walked in the door at 6:30 p.m. from usual gridlock commute from hell.  He’s hungry.  He does not…

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