Category: Desserts

Hot Day, Coldplay and The Most "Pop"ular Dessert for Summer 2012

Hot Day, Coldplay and The Most "Pop"ular Dessert for Summer 2012
Let me just start by saying it’s hot outside, as evidenced by my car’s outside temperature gauge reading 101 degrees at 11:30 this morning. While the heat has definitely been stirring up Chicagoans this week, it seems to be stirring up the “ghosts” that live in our river-cottage-turned-renovated-three-bedroom home as well. Funny thing, these ghosts... 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 »

Berry Good Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Berry Good Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
With Michigan blueberries ripe and bursting with flavor, who can resist baking them into your morning muffins? I had great plans for mixing a pint into our muffin recipe this morning until I discovered my son had eaten ALL of them while engrossed in a morning game of Angry Birds. Mindless eating at its best,... Read more »
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Gluten and Dairy Free Restaurants in Chicagoland and the Suburbs

What’s a gluten free guy or girl to do when it comes to dining out? In Chicago, dig in! Chicago and its surrounding suburbs has an ever increasing number of restaurants with gluten free menus and dining options for gluten free and dairy free diners. With the growing awareness of gluten free living and recent... Read more »

American Girl Place Does Allergen Free

For me, it was the My Friend Mandy doll. With her silky blond hair and floral prairie dress, she was ready for any adventure I’d created for the two of us. Whether it was a tea party with her much smaller Barbie pals or exploring our backyard, she was to me what an American Girl... Read more »

Gluten and Dairy Free Bird Nests

While visiting a friend with a lake cabin up in Hayward, Wisconsin, I was pleasantly surprised to find  Grandma Ferdon’s production house which sells gluten free food! As one of my vacation souvenirs, I took home a bag of their Chow Mein noodles. Delicious! With spring upon us and Easter fast approaching, I tried to... Read more »
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Gluten Free Spring Garden Party

Even though Chicago weather isn’t following suit, spring is definitely here….at least that is what the birds chirping at 6am are telling me. To celebrate this season that brings new life blooming with possibility, we decided to have a spring garden themed birthday party for my daughter. We had both gluten and gluten-free guests, so... Read more »