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    Numbers and A Winner

    Happy Tuesday!!  It is rainy & humid here.  Seems like Mother Nature can’t make up her mind whether or not to cool off outside.  I am sure the cool down is coming soon enough, so I will shut up & enjoy these days – rain or not.  I had a couple of weird number [...]

    Do the Swap–Yoplait Giveaway

    We all know the gluten-free diet is not specifically a weight loss diet. Does that mean you can’t lose weight while gluten-free? Nope. A diet is what you make it. You can eat 1800 calories of Twinkies a day and if that is less calories than your body needs/uses in a day, you will [...]

    Pumpkin Plan

    Yes, it is that time. Pumpkin season. That means pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin ice cream & pumpkin oatmeal. Caribou Coffee has a pumpkin latte that is every bit as good as the one made by the people with the green straws that aren’t gluten-free-friendly. I had my first pumpkin [...]


    This is what I saw as I looked out the door on Friday morning. Absolutely gorgeous. It was cool & crisp out, too, which means it is time for fall food.

    I wanted to share one of my favorite fall recipes with you guys Cocoa Coconut Chili. I need to make this again [...]

    Review: Bakery on Main Instant Oatmeal

    ‘Tis the time of the year for warm breakfasts, right? The chill is in the air each morning and sometimes it doesn’t leave all day. I love the crispness and wish we could have days like this all year long with the occasional 80-83 degree day tossed in. I don’t ask for much.


    Review: Trader Joe’s Fig Butter

    On one of my recent visits to Trader Joe’s, I discovered a new butter.  I was checking to see if they had pumpkin butter on the shelves yet when I came across a new butter: Fig Butter. 

    l happen to have a very special place in my heart for figs, so I [...]

    Gluten-Free Menus: More = Good or Bad?

    I don’t know about you, but after the debacle with California Pizza Kitchen, I am on the fence about the prevalence of gluten-free menus. Yes, it gives me warm fuzzies when I walk into a restaurant and find out that they do indeed have a gluten-free menu. However, 30 seconds later I begin to [...]

    The Shirt Saga

    Sorry for the non-gluten-free post, but I have to share this. Aaron thinks I am nuts; my mom, sister and several friends said they would have done the same thing that I did.

    When Hannah broke her arm in June, I was wearing a grey Ohio State t-shirt. I remember only because I was [...]

    National Celiac Disease Awareness Giveaway

    Today, September 13, 2011 is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. I am doing my part to help spread awareness by partnering with LUNA to offer one lucky reader a sampling of their new gluten-free protein bars! But first, the awareness part.

    One of my favorite websites for Celiac Disease awareness is the National Foundation [...]


    Phew…what a week that was.  Friday started out a normal day and then ended with us in the emergency room with Hannah.  After dinner on Friday night Hannah began to complain of stomach pain.  While I love Hannah dearly, she tends to complain of the littlest aches & pains so I don’t always jump [...]