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Jones Dairy Farm Certified GF

Every Thanksgiving I used Jones Dairy Farm sausage in my Grandmama’s Stuffing, but never really thought about using it for the rest of the year. Not sure why… it was always super yummy and I never had any gluten contamination issues. But now that Jones Dairy Farm has gone to the trouble to have the majority of […]

Gluten Free Snack and Party Foods

Fall is upon us again and so the parties begin: Halloween… Thanksgiving… Christmas and New Years. So many parties, so much food to research to stay safe and gluten-free. Everyone’s always asking “what can we bring” or “what can I have on hand?” So I finally got around to making a single sheet handout list of […]

Dessert Girl to the Rescue!

Oh, how I love this from-scratch, restaurant quality Caesar Salad. So do my friends and family. As a matter of fact, it’s my BFF’s birthday request every year. Instead of going out, every year she wants to come over and have me make this salad! It’s sooooooo good. Homemade croutons… fresh garlic… crisp romaine… freshly grated […]

Pizza Hut’s New Gluten Free Pizza

Hum… not too sure how I feel about this. But Pizza Hut just partnered with Udi’s and been certified by the GIG to now offering two “certified gluten free pizzas” – one cheese and one pepperoni and cheese. (All other toppings are not certified – so if you’re Celiac, they’re off the table. Or… off the pizza. […]

Did NBC Fold Under Celiac Backlash?

Our Super Bowl party was super fun but as a host I didn’t get to watch all the commercials. Did NBC react to Celiac outrage and pull all gluten references? I do know that the NASCAR commercial after the (super tense, last-minute-changing) Super Bowl ended did not have the gluten reference in it! Did it only […]

NASCAR and NBC: A Celiac Dis? Or a Gluten Joke?

Have you seen the NASCAR “Gut Check” ad that’s slated to run this SuperBowl Sunday? Everyone’s all aflutter about how NASCAR and NBC are dissing people who avoid gluten.  But are they really dissing or making fun of us? Or are they – hello?! – just making a joke. Because to a certain extent, I get the whole “Gluten […]

Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, Here We Come!

Gluten Free goodness awaits all GF New Englanders this weekend. Why? Because it’s the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo in Springfield, MA! And that means lots of gluten free samples, new products and like-minded folks all under one great big happy gluten-free roof. Free safe gluten free goodies?? As our 10-year-old says, “Awwwwww, yea, baby…!!! I […]

What Do New FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Laws Mean?

It’s finally here! The day for which we, the “let’s be gluten-free” people, have been waiting: the FDA has finally laid down the law for gluten-free labeling. So what does that mean for us? One one hand, we can breathe a little easier: the law has been passed. On the other, our struggles are just […]

FDA Announces Gluten Free Labeling Requirements

Breaking news directly from the U.S. FDA: FDA defines “gluten-free” for food labeling New rule provides standard definition to protect the health of Americans with celiac disease The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling.  This will provide a uniform standard definition to help […]

Thank Goodness for the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization)

While there still aren’t ANY federal requirements for manufacturers about food products being labeled as “gluten free” here in the US (see my diatribe on the FDA’s lack of response here), at least we have the Gluten Free Certification Organization. The GFCO is a branch of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Whenever I consider a new […]