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Berghoffs Create Gluten Free Cookbook for Teens

Berghoffs Create Gluten Free Cookbook for Teens
With May being National Celiac Awareness Month, the time couldn’t be better to highlight a new gluten free cookbook on the market from a Chicagoan with deep roots to the city, Carlyn Berghoff, CEO of Berghoff Catering and Restaurant Group. I grew up dining at the iconic Berghoff restaurant and have fond memories of the... Read more »

Gaga Goes Gluten Free: News N' Nibbles Monday

Gaga Goes Gluten Free: News N' Nibbles Monday
Happy Labor Day! Hopefully, you are all savoring the last days of Chicago summer doing whatever you enjoy most and hopefully, not laboring somewhere:) Gaga Goes Gluten Free In an ever growing list of celebrities trying a gluten free diet, Lady Gaga is now the latest addition. It was recently reported in the Australian newspaper,... Read more »

Top Ten Fourth of July Foods - Done Gluten Free and Dairy Free!

Whether you are hosting an Independence Day gathering in a few hours and have a guest with special dietary needs or you’re on the hook to bring a side dish, being on a gluten free and dairy free diet doesn’t mean you can’t partake in some of the traditional 4th of July favorites. All it... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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Why Does The Cheese Stand Alone? News & Nibbles Monday

Why Does The Cheese Stand Alone? News & Nibbles Monday
As a kindergartner, I had some anxiety about being the cheese that stood alone in The Farmer and the Dell – even if it meant I got to be the farmer on the next go-around. But the bigger question in my mind was – Why does the cheese stand alone anyway? Is it stinky? Are... Read more »

Am I Insane for Trying Insanity?

Am I Insane for Trying Insanity?
It’s a new week and time for a new challenge, right? Although I enjoy running and group fitness classes at my health club, I am no stranger to workout DVDs. Cindy Crawford’s Shape Your Body, Jane Fonda’s Step & Stretch Aerobics, and Buns of Steel are just a few favorites from the past. Several of... Read more »

Creative Gifts for Terrific Teachers, Great Grads, and Darn Good Dads

‘Tis the season for end of the school year picnics and graduation parties, not to mention Father’s Day just around the corner. What to give all of these terrific teachers, great grads, and damn good Dads in your life? Today’s DIY Friday edition is filled with a few creative gift ideas for giving that special... Read more »
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Mid-week Menu: Delish Italian Sausage & Beans Dish

Mid-week Menu: Delish Italian Sausage & Beans Dish
We’ve all been there. Staring at the fridge at 5:30pm with hungry kids swarming. What to make for dinner that is easy, fast, and won’t break the calorie bank? This recipe from Cooking Light is very satisfying and ready in 10 minutes, no kidding. The seasoning of the turkey sausage along with the basil, oregano,... Read more »
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