The BEST Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies – EVER

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I love pumpkin.  I can’t wait for it to hit the stores and you can find pumpkin everywhere.  I know others loathe this but I am one that rejoices in it. When I find a GREAT pumpkin recipe that just happens to be gluten free…I rejoice.  It makes me happy.  Even more…it makes my two little silly yaks happy too!  🙂 So…with that said…I present to you…the BEST Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies you will ever taste.  They literally melt in you mouth! INGREDIENTS 1 cup light brown sugar 1 …

Can You React To Touching Gluten?

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Now…before we get into this…please know I get the question on if touching gluten will cause a reaction a lot.  I also see it come up quite a bit in online forums.  I have read heated debates online over this topic and I am merely going by our personal experience of it.  I honestly have gone back and forth on if I should even write this post because of the strong opinions on this topic.  However, since I was asked this question again today, I felt drawn to share …

The BEST Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

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So I admit…I have had many trial and errors when it comes to gluten free baking.  Since we have adapted to the gluten-free taste, sweets and desserts without gluten taste “normal” for us.  The problem is that to others who normally eat gluten-filled desserts, the taste can be a little “weird” or gritty or just plain different.  I have tried to get around this and it just comes down to trying over and over again. So fast forward to these chocolate chip cookies.  Heaven.  Heaven right there in …

Our Journey…

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  These two young, adorable kids that happen to have celiac disease are the whole reason for this blog.  Our journey has not been easy but it has been worth it.  Cliche yes.  But it’s true. I remember in May of 2015, my oldest daughter was at her peak with her undiagnosed celiac disease.  She was consistently complaining of tummy aches, going to the nurse’s office at school often, not eating her lunch at school and barely touching dinner.  She caught three different colds in a month.  It …

Gluten Is Hiding Everywhere!

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It is crazy to continually learn of all the places that gluten is hiding.  Wheat is being used more and more for different things and for someone that has celiac disease…it can be an issue.   I recently watched this video that talks about how wheat is even used for plastic eating utensils.  I have read that wheat is in toilet paper and paper towels, napkins and facial tissue. Gluten also hides in our lotions, makeup, sunscreens, shampoos and more.  I have found that the best makeup for myself …

HELP! My kitchen is not ready to be celiac friendly!

Help! My Kitchen

One of the things that felt so overwhelming when my oldest daughter was first diagnosed with celiac (and then when her younger sister was diagnosed) was our kitchen.  We needed an overhaul but it seemed SO overwhelming that I wanted to just curl up in a ball and not deal with it.  After all…it was scary knowing that it takes an extremely small amount of gluten residue to cook into your non-gluten foods to make you sick. So what did this mean for us?  Did it mean I needed …

Top 10 Things to Know When Your Child Is First Diagnosed With Celiac

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I remember the diagnosis like it was yesterday.  I remember the fear, the anxiety, the millions of questions.  I remember feeling like I could not handle this, my children will be outcasts, and somehow I will make them more sick. Funny thing is…I have not made them more sick…in fact their numbers are finally in the “normal” range.  Have I messed up a time or two?  Absolutely.  But we dealt with it and moved on to happy smiles and regular life. So if your child was just diagnosed …