You know I am a make-it-from-scratch person, but I am also a super busy Mom, so I am always willing to embrace new products that actually save me a little time and don’t compromise on taste or quality.  That is why I was more than happy to sample McCormick’s new Gluten Free Mixes

Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes Launch as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I received free samples of McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes from McCormick mentioned in this post. I was compensated for my time.

I have been working on a new gluten free bread recipe for my Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker. I felt that the recipe I was using could be better. 

Ironically, I was down and out with one of the worst gluten attacks I have had in years when a package arrived with Jennifer Esposito’s book, Jennifer's Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease--What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again

Coffee & A Specialty Bakery

September 14, 2014

We have a new favorite bakery in Seattle.  If you are gluten free and you live in Seattle, or you are in town visiting our beautiful city, don’t miss Coffee & A Specialty Bakery.

Recently I was given the opportunity to create a recipe using Al Fresco all natural chicken sausage and some beautiful wine from Columbia Crest Winery.  The samples were free but the recipe and opinions are mine.

Portland Gluten Free

August 25, 2014

By:  Alex Eppenauer

This is the Gluten Free Teen back from a short trip to Portland, Oregon!  Recently my best friend, Hannah, moved to Portland and I had the opportunity to go down and visit her for a few days.

I can hardly believe that we are already facing Labor Day Weekend and the end of summer.  I reach this milestone with mixed emotions this year.  With three kids at home this summer, my house is a disaster and my to-do list has grown very long.  I have also had more than just a few “can I just go to bathroom real quick before  . . . “ moments.  So a little peace and quiet just to get a few things done will be nice.


I have to admit that I am not feeling at peace about my gluten free daughter’s transition to college.  From the moment she was diagnosed, I have worried about how will she eat in college.  Granted there has been much progress in the gluten free world since then, but there is still much progress to be made.

Back to School Gluten Free

August 14, 2014


If you have read my blog for a while, you know that I take the summers off.  I tend to “work” school hours so when my kids are out of school, I spend my time focusing on being a “mom.”  We also spend about three weeks of our summer on our boat off the coast of Canada in a no Wi-Fi, no cellular zone. 




My Gluten Free Teen's Happy Place!






Sunset in Laura Cove.


Me and the kids after a week off the grid - not too bad considering we were showering in waterfalls.




But we are back now and school is looming around the corner.

We have been on the road.  Before I get to our summer travels, I need to finish updating you about our trip to New York City.