Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler! It’s Gluten-Free Mardi Gras Time!

You might be tempted to think “baking season” is over with the cookie swaps and yule logs behind us, but you might be wrong! We are actually entering an extremely important and baking-intensive time of year: Mardi Gras! If you needed any excuse to make festive colored cakes, decorate anything with bright plastic beads, eat

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Gluten Free Restaurants, Stores and Other Dangerous Places

Gluten Free Buyer Beware. Gluten free restaurants abound in this brave new world of gluten free. As do gluten free grocery options. So, do you feel safer and more satisfied, or just more overwhelmed? Unfortunately, in spite of the FDA’s new gluten-free food labeling regulations becoming final in August of 2014, there are still plenty

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Dairy Free Baking Tips

Dairy Free Baking Tips A lot of us gluten free bakers are faced with the challenge of also baking dairy free. Lactose is the biggest culprit (did you know that 60% of the adult population is lactose intolerant? Did you know that number is much higher for the celiacs amongst us?!) Want to know more

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Egg-Free Vegan Baking Tips

Egg-Free Vegan Baking Tips: Consider the egg. It does so much for baked goods: it’s an emulsifier (preventing the separation of ingredients like oil and water); a texturizer; a tenderizer; a strengthener; an aid in leavening and in moisture. Eggs help make your baked goods smooth and creamy, light, fluffy and moist. But what if

Are Oats Safe on a Gluten-Free Diet?

When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease in the 1990s, oats were firmly planted on the “Do Not Eat” list. Since then, scientists have learned that the reason oats had historically tested positive for gluten was because they were contaminated with gluten-containing grains during the growing, harvesting, milling and packing stages. You see, oat

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Gluten Free Cookie Baking Help

  Of all the categories of gluten-free baking, it might come as a surprise to you that the one that seems to cause the most problems is not bread, but cookies! (Bread is a very close second, though!) Particularly if the cookies must be both gluten-free and dairy-free … and (gasp) … what if they

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Baking Gluten Free Bread in a Breadmaker

Baking Gluten Free Bread in a Breadmaker Baking gluten free bread in a breadmaker can be an easy entree into baking gluten free bread from scratch. Add the ingredients, push the button and GO! Let the bread machine do the heavy lifting.  Using an easy gluten free bread mix makes things even more of a

Fun Decorated Gluten Free Cakes!

Just about any occasion is perfect for a fun decorated gluten free cake made into your favorite super-fun shape! Making any birthday, anniversary, first day of school, Super Bowl, Ground Hog Day … that much more special with a yummy gluten free cake is easier than you might think! This gluten free cake recipe is

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All about Quince

I seem to recall in the deep dark recesses of my mind, my grandmother wistfully mentioning the quince fruit. I will allow for the possibility that I am subconsciously romanticizing that she actually mentioned it, but I really feel like she did. At any rate, until now I had never seen a quince, nor had

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Gluten Free Fall Pies are Easy! Video from CBS News Baltimore

Gluten free fall pies are easy and are on everyone’s mind when the seasons begin to change. Start with the best gluten free pie crust recipe, to make that light and flaky crust we all love! Then choose your filling: pumpkin pie; cherry pie; apple pie … you can have them all! With or without

Homemade Almond Flour or Gluten Free Oat Flour

Making your own almond flour or gluten free oat flour is not only easy, it’s practical. Both of these gluten free flours are higher in fat and protein than starches or even my all purpose flour blend, hence, they become rancid more quickly and should be refrigerated.  Making fresh flour for your recipes will ensure that you don’t waste flour