Archive for October 2011

From Baby Wipes to Boardrooms: Reminders when Re-Launching your Career

My children are asleep and dreaming of the thrills and chills that await them tomorrow on All Hallow’s Eve.  I am on the eve of my last day as a stay-at-home mom, wondering what thrills and chills await me tomorrow on my first day at work after a 5-year hiatus. The lunches are packed, the... Read more »

Whoop it Up this Halloween with Whoopie Pies

Whoop it Up this Halloween with Whoopie Pies
It’s crunch time. With Halloween just two days away and parties in full effect this weekend, most people are frantically putting the finishing touches on their costumes, hanging spooky decorations, and making  fiendish party snacks and desserts. Averse to all the sexified costumes for sale at the temporary Halloween stores, we decided to get creative... Read more »

Chocolate Cake: The Little Black Dress of your Pantry

Chocolate Cake: The Little Black Dress of your Pantry
Just like the little black dress in your wardrobe, every gluten free cook needs a little chocolate cake recipe. Simple but elegant. Dress it up or dress it down, depending upon the occasion. Just as there are an infinite number of  styles and brands of the “LBD” to choose from, there are just as many... Read more »
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Things I Wish I Knew When First Going Gluten and Dairy Free

It’s been exactly 3 years this week since I’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, so I guess I consider myself a bit of a veteran when it comes to living gluten free. I thought I’d reflect a bit and offer some helpful tips to those newly diagnosed with either a gluten intolerance or celiac disease.... Read more »

Chew on This: Gluten Free Chewing Gums

Chew on This: Gluten Free Chewing Gums
Just the sight of it in my son’s room reminds me of my ponytail softball days. Who didn’t enjoy sticking a huge wad of Big League Chew in their mouth as a kid and chomping away until saliva almost starts dribbling down your chin? As an adult looking for fresh breath after a meal it... Read more »

Don't Get Tricked by Your Treats this Halloween

Don't Get Tricked by Your Treats this Halloween
Where I grew up, trick-or-treating was a big deal. I still remember getting huge pumpkin cookies from the neighbor down the street and sticky popcorn balls from the house a block over. Wearing our Ring Pops, we’d run from house to house as fast as we could stuffing our pillow cases with everything from Gobstoppers,... Read more »
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Go with your Gut and Get Screened

Just last month, we celebrated National Celiac Awareness Day to help spread awareness of celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disease that is on the rise. The University of Chicago Celiac Research Foundation is doing their part this weekend by offering a free celiac blood screening. Starting at 10:30am on Saturday, October 15th, there will be... Read more »

Snack Attack - Favorite Gluten Free Snacking Options

Crispy. Crunchy. Salty. Sweet. These are the textures and tastes that we all crave in a snack. Walk down the snack aisle of any grocery store, and you are in sensory overload. For those of us forced to live gluten free (and dairy free), the options become much more limited. However, new gluten free snacks... Read more »

It's the Great Pumpkin Latte, Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin Latte, Charlie Brown
With leaves changing color, crisper air, and the excitement of Halloween around the corner, there is no doubt fall is upon us. Two things I look forward to each fall are eating anything made with pumpkin and watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. In case you are wondering, it’s airing Thursday, October 28th at... Read more »
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Pump up your Nutrition with Pumpkin Bread Muffins

Pump up your Nutrition with Pumpkin Bread Muffins
Pumpkin usually conjures up images of jack-o-lanterns, front porch decorations, or possibly pumpkin chucking if you have a competitive in nature. Pumpkin is really a versatile food that can be used year-round. You can mix it into soups and chili as well as breakfast breads or pancakes. I know we are talking about muffins here,... Read more »
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