The Gluten Free, Casein Free Diet – Milk Substitutions

If you have celiac disease and are not experiencing a full recovery on a gluten free diet, then casein, a protein in cow’s milk may be the culprit. Many of you have already figured this out and are already on a gluten free, casein free diet, or at least a casein-reduced diet. For those of […]

10 Reasons You’re Not Staying on a GF Diet

The emails that my readers send me tend to go through spurts. Sometimes all of the emails are very encouraging. Sometimes they are filled with questions from the curious. At other times, the emails are filled with whiny complaints and excuses. We’re in one of those phases right now, so here’s some tough love. If […]

Gluten Free Chocolate Eclairs

Gluten Free Chocolate Eclairs

The Gluten Free Ratio Rally challenge for May was Pate a Choux. (I’m just a tad bit late posting this!) Pate a Choux is the dough/batter that is used to make eclairs, cream puffs, profiteroles, gougeres, churros, and beignets.  The Sensitive Epicure blog hosted the roundup so check it out to see more of the […]

“I’m Starting A Gluten Free Diet. When Will I Feel Better?”

One of the more frequent questions that I see in my email runs something like this: “I’m about to start a gluten free trial because I think it may help with some of the symptoms I’ve been suffering with for years. What I don’t know, and I don’t know who else to ask, is when […]

Cranberry Orange Quickbread by the Ratio – How a New Recipe is Created


In my last post I mentioned that I was going to experiment with gluten free ratios and start weighing out my recipes.  To hold myself accountable (because we all see how well I’ve done with posting my bread experiments) I decided to join the Gluten Free Ratio Rally that Shauna Ahern of Gluten Free Girl […]

Why You Should Use Be Measuring Your Gluten Free Recipes By Weight

When you open up a cookbook or get a recipe off of the internet, how do you know that it will work? How do you know that the brownie recipe that you’re about to make will be a brownie, and not a chocolate cake? Is it even possible to evaluate a recipe without actually cooking […]

Gluten Free Bread Experiments: Free Form


Loaf #7: Gluten Free, Soy Free, Corn Free Trial #4: So, the best laid plans all fail when you realize that it’s 2:30 and that you need to be out of the house, with bread in hand, by 5:00. I had planned to make a double loaf of bread today and bake one in the […]

Gluten Free Bread Experiments: Sunken In and a Little Flat


Loaf #5 – Gluten Free, Corn Free, Soy Free Perfecting gluten free baking ofter requires several trials. The first two pictures are trial #3 of my new gluten free, soy free, corn free sandwich bread recipe. I think that it’s probably 2 or 3 more trials away from being ready to share with you. So […]

Gluten Free Bread Experiments – A Loaf of Gluten Free Bread Every Day

Let me give you a brief sketch of what life is like right now.  John and I both work at home. He works on his internet marketing business in the morning. I work on Gluten Free Cooking School in the afternoon. Except for the days that we switch. Whoever is not working is taking care […]

My Gluten Free Flour Mix Actually Has Nutritional Value!

I get a lot of questions from readers who are concerned about the nutritional value and glycemic load of gluten free flour mixes.  If there is one item of nutritional data that most Americans know, its that you should eat whole grain bread. Eating whole grain bread may seem to be nearly impossible on a […]

Red Hot Chile Popcorn – Gluten Free Snacks for the Super Bowl

This recipe is part of the Cook With Me Gluten Free” Challenge this weekend. To complete the challenge make homemade popcorn and post pics of it on the How To Cook Gluten Free Facebook group I know some of the guys don’t like sweets too much, so I wanted to share one more popcorn recipe […]

Gluten Free Cheese Straws – My Grandmother’s Secret Recipe

Gluten Free Cheese Straws

Cheese, salty, and crunchy with just a hint of pepper. It is even possible to adequately describe a cheese straw? I’m not sure how wide-spread this snack is. In the Deep South, it’s a given that there will be cheese straws at any baby shower, bridal tea, or wedding reception. I’ve never seen a gluten […]

Eat Gluten Free Snacks – Because Gluten Free Should Be Fun!

Being on a gluten free diet does not mean that you have to give up snacks. Gluten free snacks can be delicious and sinfully bad for you, especially if you make them at home.  Here are my favorite gluten free snack recipes. Savory: Jalapeno Artichoke Dip: Creamy, hot, spicy. Need I say more Black Olive […]

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip: Easy Gluten Free Snacks for the Super Bowl

Who doesn’t love a creamy chip dip?  This spicy Jalapeno Artichoke dip is one of our favorite gluten free snacks.  I based the recipe off a dip that the Publix deli makes.  While I’m sure that the Publix version is delicious, I don’t feel comfortable buying food from their deli due to potential cross-contact issues. […]

Sweet & Salty Popcorn: Easy Gluten Free Snacks

This recipe is part of the Cook With Me Gluten Free” Challenge this weekend. To complete the challenge make homemade popcorn and post pics of it on the How To Cook Gluten Free Facebook group. Have you ever popped popcorn in a pot on top of the stove? The first time that we did, I […]