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Gluten-Free Middle of Nowhere – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 58

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Procopio’s Pizza Vincennes, IN

 

Patty Cakes Bakery!

Gluten-Free Citizens Bank Park Philly

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Go for the Gold! – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 57

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Episode 57 “Gluten-Free Expos Galore” Features:hold the gluten podcast

  • Getting glutened at sporting events?
  • Crunchmaster partners with gluten-free swimmer Dana Vollmer
  • Greater openness of gluten-free celebrities and athletes
  • Listener Laura’s question on genetic/blood tests for her children
  • Celiac Awareness night at the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Gluten-Free Living NOW Expo
  • Univ of Chicago Celiac Disease Center Blood Screening
  • Maureen & Emma are attending NFCA Appetite for Awareness September 23rd
  • Delight’s Calendar of Gluten-Free Events
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Gluten-Free on a Budget – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 56

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Pizza Pizza! – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 54

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Tell 5 Friends About Celiac – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 53

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Celiac Awareness Month – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 52

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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 looks like a bird’s nest and your sweat suit attire should have been packed away five years ago.  I did get my son Ryan’s eyes checked after his adorable statement but his peepers were just fine.

My daughter Emma just turned 10 and my son Ryan will be 7 next month, so I’ve had the pleasure of celebrating many a Mother’s Day.   No matter how you choose to celebrate, the most important part of the day is being together.  With that said, presents, flowers, and sparkly objects will not be turned down…

Happy Mother’s Day from one mom to another!

Breakfast in Bed

I love to sleep.  I think it’s because I was sleep deprived for the first five years of my kids’ lives.  In my humble opinion, there is nothing better than being served breakfast in bed.  Well, an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii would totally be better, but that’s comparing apples to oranges.   Why not treat mom to a delicious gluten-free breakfast?  Don’t forget to clean up the dishes afterwards – that’s sure to score you bonus points.

There are so many gluten-free breakfast options!  Open up your box of Gluten-Free Bisquick to whip up some PB&J Waffles or a Coffee Cake.  Check out my hints to serve up mom a creative & tasty breakfast!  Than brew up a fresh pot of coffee or pour her a glass of OJ and start mom’s day off deliciously!

Picnic in the Park

Picnics are fun for the whole family.  Pack a picnic basket with mom’s favorite foods and head off to celebrate Mother’s Day while she relaxes on a blanket reading her favorite book or magazine.  Rain in the forecast?  No worries – bring the picnic indoors!  Set up in your living room and put on some of mom’s go-to music.

Picnics are all about easily transportable foods.  Pack up a container of Tomato, Mozzarella & Roasted Red Pepper Salad or White Bean Hummus with some carrots and celery.  Go Picnic has ready-to-eat meals for your picnic-themed jaunt. Want a sweet treat for mom?  Bring along some of Lucy’s Sugar Cookies and Chocolate Peanut Butter layer bars.  Mom’s belly will be full after your gluten-free picnic eats, so let her doze off for a bit (remember my comment on sleep deprivation?).

Dinner Fit for a Queen

Mom will truly feel like royalty has you prepare her a delicious Mother’s Day dinner.  If she loves “comfort food”, bake up a Glazed Meatloaf or a Bard’s Beer Chocolate Espresso Chili.  Surprise mom with a fine dining feel with Coq Au Vin.  Bake up a gluten-free Carrot Cake or a Gluten-Free Devil’s Food Cake with a Rich & Creamy Cherry Frosting.

Don’t forget to give your mom a big hug and a kiss.  Those moments will be forever treasured!

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Gluten-Free Globetrotting – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 51

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Help With Celiac Disease Research – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 50

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  • Dr. Daniel Leffler of Beth Israel Medical Center speaks about a study that will help researchers better understand a new test for celiac disease.
  • Learn how to participate from the comfort of your home!
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Get hopping! Easter’s on its way!

Get hopping!  Easter’s on its way!

Looking for an egg-cellent (and tasty) activity to make with young ones?  I bake this adorable Easter bunny cake each year with my kiddos.  What a perfect finale to your egg hunt party or holiday meal!

Easter Bunny Cake with Cream Cheese & Coconut Icing

2 (15-ounce) boxes of Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix
2 sticks (1 cup) butter (softened)
4 teaspoons vanilla
6 eggs
1 1/3 cups water
3 containers of Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Frosting
3 (14-ounce) bags of sweetened shredded coconut
Pink food coloring
Blue food coloring
Gluten-free jelly beans
Gluten-free gumdrops

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans with butter or olive oil spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mixes, butter, vanilla, eggs, and water with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour evenly into pans.
  3. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Place one cake in center of large platter for bunny’s head. Place other cake on cutting surface; cut two football-shaped pieces from each side of cake to use for ears. Place ears on top of bunny’s head. Place remaining piece under bunny’s head for bow tie.
  5. Reserve 3 tablespoons frosting. Frost entire cake–except insides of ears–with remaining frosting. To reserved frosting, stir in 1 drop pink food color; frost insides of ears with pink frosting.
  6. In a small food-storage plastic bag, shake 1/2 cup of the coconut with 1 drop blue food color. Carefully sprinkle blue coconut over bunny’s bow tie.
  7. Sprinkle remaining (un-dyed) coconut all over bunny’s head and edges of ears, leaving centers of ears pink.
  8. Make whiskers, eyes and mouth with jelly beans.  Use gumdrops for the nose and bow tie buttons.

Baskets filled with (gluten-free) Easter joy!

Unsure what candy is safe and what is gluten-filled?  Never fear!  Before you fill those baskets with sweets, stop by MyGlutenFacts.com for an amazing listing of gluten-free holiday candy.  Their comprehensive directory is even broken down into two categories – jelly beans and candy.

From the Hold The Gluten family to yours, enjoy your Easter holiday!

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