25 Gluten Free Treats and Sweets

25 Gluten Free Treats & Sweets

With two gluten free people in my family now I am always on the look out for gluten free treats and sweets.  Today we’ve put together a great round up for you of pretty and delicious gluten free treats! White Chocolate, Coconut and Banana S’mores from Top with Cinnamon Vegan Chocolate Tart with Blood Orange Caramel from The Tomato Tart Vanilla-Strawberry AND Raspberry Coconut Macaroons from The Urban Poser The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread from Your Homebased Mom The Best Gluten Free Brownies from Your Homebased Mom Strawberry Tart [Continue Reading...]

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

GLuten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our gluten free journey continues.  Jim has been gluten free for a month now and is doing great.  Even though there are lots of gluten treats available out there I have not purchased too many because part of this gluten free journey for Jim has been to lose some weight.  I worried if I bought the gluten free cookies and other treats that would slow down the weight loss.  He has been so good about not having too many treats.  But once in a while a guy just needs a [Continue Reading...]

Gluten Free Brownies

Gluten Free brownies

As I mentioned the other day our gluten free journey continues.  This time with my husband.  The good news is, it is helping.  He has done so well with his new way of eating (and lost about 10 pounds as a bonus) that I decided to make him a treat this weekend. You see, one of the downsides of being married to a food blogger is even when you can’t eat the stuff she still keeps making it  – for the blog!  So this last week he has had to [Continue Reading...]

Dairy Free and Gluten Free Cream of Chicken Soup


When my daughter Cali was diagnosed with a wheat and dairy intolerance several years ago it took some adjusting.  It was almost like learning to cook all over again.  One of the biggest challenges was taking some of our family favorite recipes and adapting them so that Cali could eat them.  One of Cali’s favorite family dinners is Hawaiian Haystack.  It is what she always picked for her birthday dinner.  With a wheat intolerance and a dairy intolerance there was no way she could eat it as it contained cream [Continue Reading...]

The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread

One thing you requested to see more of  in 2014 when I asked was gluten free recipes.  So when my gluten free daughter Cali was home for Christmas break I did a little playing around with some our family’s favorite recipes and making a gluten free version.  Last year I shared with you the gluten free flour mix we love to use and it was one of my Top Posts for 2013.   It’s been pinned about 70,000 times! Like I always say when I post a gluten free recipe, don’t [Continue Reading...]

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

gluten free cinnamon rolls

While Cali was home visiting it was our church’s semi annual General Conference.  That basically means we get to stay home in our jammies and watch church on TV!  Our family has a tradition of having homemade cinnamon rolls that weekend.  Since cinnamon rolls aren’t normally gluten free I was determined to make some for Cali that were yummy and that Jim and I could enjoy too.  I have experimented with a few cinnamon roll recipes over the last couple of years but usually just end up buying her Udi’s [Continue Reading...]

Portland Gluten Free Bakeries

Tula Bakery

We are going to take a break in the middle of gluten free week here on the blog and give you a little tour of a few gluten free bakeries we visited here in Portland during the week Cali was home.  Like I said before, if you have to be gluten free, Portland is a great place to live.  Today is just a sampling of some of the fun and delicious bakeries that are available in the Portland metropolitan area.  If you are wondering if you have any gluten free [Continue Reading...]

Gluten Free Pancakes – fluffy and light!

gluten free pancakes

Gluten Free Week continues… If you have to be gluten free Portland is a great city to live.  There are lots of grocery stores, bakeries and restaurants that cater to gluten free eating.  I’m going to share a few new gluten free bakeries we discovered here on the blog this weekend. I always look at cooking for my gluten free girl, Cali, as a challenge.  I want to try and recreate family favorites so that she can eat them too.  I did a lot of experimenting while she was home.  [Continue Reading...]

Gluten Free Biscuits

gluten free biscuits

Funfetti Giveaway Winner –  #2 Rachel “I LOVE this cake Leigh Anne! Thanks for the giveaway!”  Contact me with your mailing info Rachel and we’ll get your prize out to you! My daughter, Cali, was home  a few weeks ago.  She is student teaching at a high school and it was their Spring Break. Home is always a little bit more fun and loud when Cali is around!! For the last two years Cali has eaten gluten free, dairy free and red meat free due to allergies and digestive issues.  [Continue Reading...]