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Great Gluten-Free Gifts for the Holidays

By katie fries

  Looking for a gift for the gluten-free friend or relative on your Christmas list? I have several on my own list, so I’ve made it something of a hobby to find unique gifts to give in any situation. Here are some of my favorites that I have come across this year. The hostess gift: […]

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The Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

By katie fries

The holiday season is upon us. Ideally, Thanksgiving is a time to slow down and enjoy time with family before we head into the frenzied rush of the winter holidays. But  – as with any holiday that centers around food – it can also cause quite a bit of stress for the gluten intolerant. By […]

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Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake

By katie fries

  It’s hard to believe  it’s mid-July already. Why not take advantage of the holiday – and the tail end of strawberry season – to serve delicious, gluten-free strawberry shortcake at your summer parties? I was a big fan of strawberry shortcake before going gluten-free. Strawberries, I often tell my disbelieving kids, are my all-time […]

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Check your labels: common gluten free products and their unsafe counterparts

By katie fries

With celiac disease and the gluten free diet gaining more exposure in the mainstream culture – from stores that advertise their gluten free offerings and companies that have slapped a”gluten free!” label on their products, to celebrities and cookbooks that endorse the gluten free lifestyle – more people are aware of the specific dietary needs […]

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Gluten free grilled cheese? Yes, please!

By katie fries

I miss grilled cheese. It’s a silly thing to miss; most celiacs I know miss pizza or bread or cookies. I miss those things too but not the way I miss grilled cheese, a treat I loved to order off of room service menus when traveling. Is there anything more decadent (yet simple) and comforting […]

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Sweets for your gluten-free sweetie? Check out Babycakes.

By katie fries

You would think that after the holiday season–which included baking 50 snowman-shaped sugar cookies for the second grade classes at my son’s school (that’s 3 batches) and a batch for my own family–I would be all baked out. I admit, it did take me a little while to recover from my Christmas bakeapalooza and now […]

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Have a Gluten Free Thanksgiving!

By katie fries

Part of living the gluten free lifestyle is learning how to handle social gatherings like weddings, pot lucks and holidays. Are far as food-related events go, Thanksgiving is huge. Many “traditional” Thanksgiving dishes, from stuffing to pie to green bean casserole (come on, you know you love it) rely on gluten-containing ingredients. Thanksgiving doesn’t have […]

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Marshmallow Ghost Pops – A Homemade Halloween Treat

By katie fries

A few weeks ago my family took a fall trip to Disneyland. I love Disneyland in the fall — I love the decorations, the lighter crowds and, of course, the seasonal food items that are only available during Halloweentime. Some my sons’ favorite Disneyland treats are the chocolate covered marshmallows so we were happy to […]

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Have a gluten-free Halloween

By katie fries

As the parent of a gluten-free child, Halloween always makes me a little nervous. With so many treats coming from so many sources, it isn’t always easy to tell at first glance which treats are gluten-free. Fortunately, over the years I have come up with a few strategies for dealing with the Halloween treat situation. […]

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Gluten-Free Odds, Ends and Links for the Week of September 13

By katie fries

Raise your hand if you knew that September 13 was National Celiac Awarenes Day. No? I didn’t either. I found out inadvertently via a P.F. Chang’s Facebook post. Anyway, in doing a bit of background research I learned that National Celiac Awareness Day was established in 2006 to get the word out about celiac disease. The […]

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