Archive for November 2011

Time to Perform the Dance of the Rubbermaids

Time to Perform the Dance of the Rubbermaids
As I lay in bed last weekend trying to eek in a few extra minutes of sleep, I had a sense the kids were already up and raring to go. There is a pattern to their morning behavior, beginning with the not-so-discreet whispering outside my bedroom and ending with the repeated opening and closing of the door (slamming,... Read more »

Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Turkey!

Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Turkey!
Back in my college days, the night before Thanksgiving was a great night to go out. Friends were back home from school to reconnect with, local bars usually offered some drink deals to entice students (hey, cheap beer was important back then), and you really had no responsibility for the Thanksgiving meal other than to... Read more »

Giving Thanks with an Effortless Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu

Giving Thanks with an Effortless Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the grocery stores are chock full of frozen birds and holiday hams ready for the eating. At its surface, Thanksgiving seems like a veritable “glutenfest”. Many traditional Thanksgiving recipes are laden with gluten, but does that mean those of us with celiac disease are doomed to eat our... Read more »
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Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pumpkin Cheesecake
I’ve been hesitant to try and re-create a gluten free and dairy free cheesecake. I just thought it would be an exercise in futility….until I made this pumpkin cheesecake. It has the creamy tang of a cheesecake with the spicy bite of pumpkin pie. Perfect for this year’s Thanksgiving dessert. This recipe is adapted from... Read more »

Make a Birthday List to Celebrate All Year Long

Make a Birthday List to Celebrate All Year Long
Who doesn’t like to celebrate their birthday? Yes, there is the reminder that we are another year older and perhaps a little more wrinkly. But there is cake, presents, and the promise of another year. Yesterday was my birthday, and all in all, it was a great day. After a long commute home from work,... Read more »

Enjoy Dinner and Drinks at Wildfire's Gluten Free Dinner Week

Enjoy Dinner and Drinks at Wildfire's Gluten Free Dinner Week
Rather than exchange birthday gifts, my husband and I celebrate our birthdays each year by enjoying  an evening out with dinner and drinks. We’ve had some great dining experiences over the years and have not let my dietary restrictions hamper our ability to get out, celebrate and enjoy good food – we just have to... Read more »
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Let Them Eat (Gluten Free and Dairy Free) Cake!

Let Them Eat (Gluten Free and Dairy Free) Cake!
I enjoy expressing my artistic side, so when my son and daughter’s birthdays approach, I start scouring the Internet for cute birthday cake ideas. A Disney character is usually on the top of their list of themed cakes, but it can vary depending upon their current favorite activity or toy of choice. Inspired by the... Read more »