Archive for June 2012

DIY Friday: Easy Entertaining Tips from Jeanne Benedict

DIY Friday: Easy Entertaining Tips from Jeanne Benedict
Do you have people coming over in a few days to celebrate the 4th of July and have no idea what to feed them or how to entertain them? Short on time, money, and still want to pull off a polished get together? Today’s DIY post is just for you. Summertime is a time for... Read more »

Gluten Free Dairy Free Oreo Cheesecake Squares

Gluten Free Dairy Free Oreo Cheesecake Squares
It’s time to talk dessert. Everything in moderation, right? Craving something sweet this past weekend, the kids adapted this Kraft Oreo Cheesecake recipe to be gluten free and dairy free. Verdict? Delicious. These went fast amongst family and friends and no one questioned the fact that these were not “real” cheesecakes. Kinnickinnick’s K-Toos are an... Read more »

Mid-week Menu: Chill out with Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Mid-week Menu: Chill out with Shrimp Salad Sandwiches
My kids have a penchant for salads – chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad. My son downed an entire Tupperware’s worth of egg salad earlier this week in one sitting. A little disgusting, but he loved it and certainly got a healthy serving of protein. Hey, it’s way better than scarfing down a big bag... Read more »
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Kick Off Summer Fun and Get Naked With Your Pizza

Kick Off Summer Fun and Get Naked With Your Pizza
It was a busy weekend around here in Chicagoland, and there’s plenty more in store as the 4th of July holiday is just around the corner. Here’s your Gladly Gluten Free News N’ Nibbles for this week. Kicking Off Outdoor Summer Fun with OFF! and Jeanne Benedict I had the opportunity to attend OFF!’s Backyard... Read more »

Hey You Race Organizers Out There...Can You Hook a Gluten Free Girl Up?

It’s summer time, and the 5K, 10K, Fun Run, Race/Walk, Half-Marathon, Triathlon, you name it events are in full swing in Chicagoland. There are so many events benefiting so many great causes out there, I often have a hard time choosing between them all. You can get inspired by running downtown with thousands of other... Read more »

Beet It: My Adventures at a Farmer's Market

Beet It: My Adventures at a Farmer's Market
Just beet it, beet it, beet it, beet it, Try to make ‘em, you won’t be defeated, Showin’ how tasty and nutritious each bite, It doesn’t matter, pickled or roasted is right, Just beet it, beet it, Just beet it, beet it….. My personal ode to beets, to the tune of Michael Jackson’s Beat It.... Read more »
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From Hot Mess to Success: Chicken, Pasta, and Poblano Cream Sauce

From Hot Mess to Success: Chicken, Pasta, and Poblano Cream Sauce
It’s been so hot out this week, who wants to cook? Turning on the oven is the last thing on my mind, butthis mid-week menu is worth making. The roasted poblanos, corn, and tomatoes add nice flavor to everyday spaghetti noodles or penne pasta – whatever pasta you have on hand. Didn’t think you could... Read more »

Chuck E. Cheese's Gets on the Gluten Free Bandwagon: News & Nibbles Monday

Chuck E. Cheese's Gets on the Gluten Free Bandwagon: News & Nibbles Monday
Chuckie E. Cheese’s: Where a  Gluten Free Kid Can Be A Kid? I must have cheese on the brain. Last week’s News N’ Nibbles post centered around cheese, and now I’m on to the cheese nibbling, party mouse Chuck E Cheese. Chuck E. Cheese’s and indoor inflatable jump zones are the place to be for... Read more »

DIY Friday: Did You Make Your Summer Fun List Yet?

We’ve been making it for several years now – before kids and now with kids. We set aside an evening at the beginning of each summer, get the laptop booted up, iPhones handy, fridge calendar, sports practice schedules, and whatever else is needed to plan. Everyone in the family gets a chance to weigh in... Read more »
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I'll Have the Big Salad...Mid-week Menus

I'll Have the Big Salad...Mid-week Menus
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of salad? Probably a less-than filling array of wilted, yellowing iceberg lettuce, some unripe tomato slices and sprinkles of bright orange shredded cheese. Or, connotations of “eating weeds”, as my father affectionately calls salads with strange lettuces, sprouts, and other exotic greens.  I’d say... Read more »
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