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Cooking & Baking Kid Friendly

The Secret to Making Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

What if our friends hate our pancakes? The Thanksgiving morning test… By the time our inaugural Thanksgiving morning neighborhood brunch came along, I had about 6 years of experience making pancakes. But what would the neighbors think? After all, they were not gluten-free… There was only one way to find out! But first, let’s go […]

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4 Fun & Gluten-Free Ways to Use Whipped Cream

We use whipped cream a lot of different ways at our house… Recently, while visiting a restaurant in Crested Butte, Colorado, we came across the most creative use for whipped cream yet (we’ll share it below!) In this post, you’ll find some fun and delicious ways to use whipped cream plus we’ve also started an […]

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Kid Friendly Snacks

Gluten-Free Foods for Kids!

Whether it’s school time or summertime figuring out what to feed your gluten-free kids can be a challenge… So we though it would be helpful to put together a list of gluten-free foods for kids! Heck, we’ve been eating gluten-free a long time, but even still it can be hard to think of what to […]

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Kid Friendly Snacks

Gluten-Free Wonderfood?

Why to Buy A Cantaloupe Next Time You Shop… First, because cantaloupe is gluten-free and makes for a nice varietal in your breakfast or for snacks! Plus, they are full of good vitamins and tend to rank higher on the list of ‘clean’ fruits. “We seldom think about fruits as providing a broad spectrum of […]

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Gluten-Free Foods Kid Friendly

Are Potatoes Gluten-Free?

Are potatoes gluten-free? Mostly. Watch this video to understand why I say mostly. The potato is gluten-free. So is the sweet potato. The baked potato is gluten-free. So are mashed potatoes. But you can’t always trust French fries to be gluten-free because they may be dusted with flour or given a flour-based coating to make […]

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Gluten-Free Foods Kid Friendly

Is Peanut Butter Gluten-Free?

Is Peanut Butter Gluten-Free? Most peanut butters are gluten-free. Peanuts are gluten-free and the other typical ingredients in peanut butter – oil and sugar – are gluten-free too. JIF and Skippy are probably the most popular and all their peanut butters are gluten-free. Smuckers peanut butters are safe. My favorite Peanut Butter & Co peanut […]

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Gluten-Free Foods Kid Friendly

Is Popcorn Gluten-Free?

Is Popcorn Gluten-Free? Well, yes and no. Like many other foods, popcorn itself is gluten-free. After all, it’s just popped corn, and corn is gluten-free. However, the stuff added to popcorn may not be gluten-free. You want to check the ingredients in the ‘butter flavoring’ used at popcorn stands or movie theaters. You may want […]

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Kid Friendly Family Life

Gluten Free With Grandma: A Few New Tricks

So we went away for the weekend to a friend’s wedding and left our kids with their grandparents.    They live fairly close so are pretty used to accommodating our gluten free diet and stayed at our house so were already surrounded by only gluten free choices.    The neat part worth sharing is the gluten free […]

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Kid Friendly Gluten-Free Foods

Gluten Free Infant and Toddler Products

It is harder than you might first think to find packaged infant and toddler foods that are gluten free.   And while there is a great movement towards making your own food (check out this great site for delicious recipes www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com), in today’s hustle and bustle this isn’t always possible. So here are some of our favorites for when you have passed […]

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Kid Friendly Snacks

Gluten Free Candy

Whether you are looking for candy for your child’s class or just to share at home, there are lots of store bought gluten free options available.    Some of our favorites include: Necco Sweetheart Conversation Hearts Tootsie Roll Products (Tootsie & Charms Pops, Andes, Junior Mints, Dots & many more) M&Ms (plain, peanut) some Hersey’s products (Plain chocolate Hersey kisses, Reese’s […]