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Gluten Free Granola Bars

Gluten Free Granola Bars

Sam used to love the Nature’s Valley Crunchy Granola Bars before he went GF. I finally got around to make him a GF version that tastes similar to the store bought granola bars only they are free of gluten, peanuts and treenuts! GF Granola Bars 4 c. dry GF Oatmeal6 Tbs. Unsalted Butter3/4 c. Honey1/4 […]

Gluten Free Snack Box for School

Gluten Free Snack Box for School

Just thought I would show the snack box that I make for each of my boys to take and keep at school. This saves lunch box space and they always have a “backup plan” should another child, etc. bring in an unplanned treat for the class that is not GF. Sam and Luke will always […]

Crab Alfredo

Gluten-Free, Crab, Alfredo, Pasta, Recipe

One of my favorite entrees at Red Lobster before I was diagnosed with CD was the Crab Alfredo. Here is my GF re-creation: During crab season, when king crab is marked down to $8.99/lb (versus the $30.00/lb something you pay at a restaurant), I buy a few pounds (okay, probably 20!) and keep it in […]

Gluten Free “Goldfish” Crackers

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I am so excited to share this with you all, so I am going to make a second post today!!  This is not my recipe, I will never take credit for something I did not create. This recipe is from a cookbook by Roben Ryberg.  She is the founder and former owner of Miss Roben’s […]

Autism Linked to Mom’s Automimmune Disease

Kids whose moms have autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease face a risk of Autism that is up to three times higher than that of the general population, according to a new study. Click the following link to read the full article by Jefferson Adams on celiac.com: Autism Linked […]

My Gluten Free “Happy Meals”

My Gluten Free "Happy Meals"

Alright, I will share my secret for putting a big smile on my little ones’ faces… In December when Sam was diagnosed with celiac, one of the first things he asked me was if that meant he could no longer have a McDonald’s Happy Meal. I asked him what his favorite part of a Happy […]

Gluten Free Jello Poke Cake

Gluten Free Jello Poke Cake

Ohhhhh….this was the essence of summer in a cake pan! A strawberry jello “poke” cake, GF of course! The taste reminded me of Strawberry Shortcake. I wasn’t sure how this would turn out with a GF boxed cake mix, but I was tickled pink on the results, especially as I watched the cake disappear in […]

IBS Associated with Celiac Disease?

The following article is from The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: Researchers Find Irritable Bowel Syndrome Associated with Increased Likelihood of Celiac Disease Celiac disease is four times as likely in patients diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as it is in people without IBS, according to a report in the April 13, 2009, issue […]

Grant for CD Treatments

Here is a great article from an online newsletter I just started receiving from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. I included a link to the newsletter at the bottom of the article. Check it out! Small Business Grant Will Enable Researchers to Pursue Celiac Disease Treatments The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and […]

Gluten-Free Play Dough Recipe

Back to School & GF Play Dough

I just received a phone call from Sam’s new kindergarten teacher.  A very nice lady who has never heard of Celiac Disease.  As I explained CD to her and sited Play Doh as an example of cross-contamination, her only comment was, “I don’t know what I would do if I can’t have Play Doh in […]