Gluten & Dairy Free French Toast


A few weeks ago I shared some of my 2015 resolutions. So far, I am happy to say that I’ve stuck to each one of those. Isn’t it funny how some people make resolutions for one thing or another, not really committing to them, and by the second week in, it’s already over. If there’s one thing I’ve learned through my life it’s that if you are seeking change in your life, you have to want it. You have to believe it. You have to live it each day. Commit to it and move forward. But, it can be a struggle each day to stick with that commitment. I have also learned this. I hope you’ve stuck with your New Years resolutions and continue to live them each day!

When I first committed to being gluten free, I had no idea what was in store for my family. I didn’t know what was in store for the boy. But, after watching him for 2 and a 1/2 years I knew that something needed to change. So for us, going gluten free was the only option. We watched in amazement as we saw him light up. It was like he came out of his shell. He started sleeping. His constant tummy issues stopped. Those nasty black circles under his eyes disappeared. His moods stabilized and he became himself. We were elated that changing something as simple as his diet could unlock his door. That was just the beginning for the boy and we’ve never looked back. Continue reading “Gluten & Dairy Free French Toast”

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Jenny’s Double Chocolate Gluten Free Waffles

Father’s Day is just around the corner. School is winding down and summer is slow to start, but I have a feeling that it will warm up sooner rather than later. At least that is what I am hoping for! With Father’s Day just around the corner, my mind is spinning in a million different directions. My Dad passed away 17 and a half years ago. I was just a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’ve had to endure. It was unexpected, not that if it was expected it would make it any easier. My Dad was an amazing man. At 16 years old, he was my best friend and I didn’t understand how my life could go on after that. But, somehow I managed and so did everyone else around me. Now that Father’s Day is here again I always want to make it extra special for my hubby, who has been a Dad for almost six years now.

I remember when I was a kid, I would fool around in the kitchen with my siblings and make my Dad breakfast in bed. Looking back, I now know that it was a disaster every time. I still don’t understand how my Dad managed to stuff down the burnt toast and cold eggs with a smile on his face. But, he did. Our kids have never made hubby breakfast in bed, but this year it’s going to be a first. They are 3 and 5 now and I think they can manage with some help from me. I know that he will choke down the burnt eggs and cold coffee with a smile just the same as my Dad always did. And, Oliver and Charlotte will love him all the more for it. The kids are excited for Daddy to try these new Double Choco GF Waffles. I made them for the kids and I’ve never seen a 5 year old eat so much for breakfast. Literally! He ate 2 1/2 waffles and I had to stop him at that. I’m sure he would have stuffed down the other 1/2 but I didn’t want to deal with the repercussions of him doing that. I could forsee a stomach ache and some tears! Continue reading “Jenny’s Double Chocolate Gluten Free Waffles”

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Waffles

Easter is just around the corner … literally. I think I woke up this morning and had to give my head a shake. I looked outside to see the snow falling down like crazy. Snow? Easter? Yeah, they don’t exactly go hand in hand. My little Miss C had the best line of all. Leaving Grandma’s house she was shouting “Merry Christmas! Happy Easter!” The things that kids say and think of is so funny. I am hoping that the snow stops soon … goodness it’s the middle of April! But, either way, Spring will come sooner or later, but it looks like it will be later! Oh well, such is life, right?

When I think of Easter … I think food. Well, and family. But, mostly food. When we first went on this gluten free journey, holidays such as Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving just seemed scary. And, to be honest, not appealing. Since Mr. O was the first one trudging down the gluten free path, I didn’t ever want him to feel left out. Even though he was only 2 1/2 years old I made a promise to myself that he would never feel excluded from anything. Isn’t that what every mother wants? To watch their children grow up and just enjoy life. I never wanted him to feel different from other kids. Continue reading “Gluten Free, Dairy Free Waffles”

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