In my opinion, there’s no better way to celebrate an American holiday than with a red, white and blue dessert.
I am beyond blessed to work in an environment where my coworkers are not only accepting of my gluten-free lifestyle, but also accommodating. A couple of weeks ago my coworker brought in a gluten-free pumpkin crunch dessert that was incredible. Before she made the dessert, she even double-checked with me that all the ingredients would be safe.
Okay. I admit it. I have a sweet tooth. I love all things chocolate. Who doesn’t? Naturally, I stumbled upon this recipe from Pillsbury for Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes, and you know I was excited to try it.
I’ve been meaning to share this recipe for a long time, but I’ve been waiting until I had the chance to actually make the cookies, so that I could take pictures of the process. Since we had a pretty calm weekend last week, I hit the kitchen.
This past weekend I celebrated my first Memorial Day as a celiac. As usual, my family spent the weekend floating on the lake and barbecuing with our friends. Luckily, barbecue food can easily be made into a gluten-free meal. The only special thing that I brought for myself was a gluten free hamburger bun. I normally keep a few in the freezer and take one out the night before I plan to eat it. I did not feel deprived at all during the barbeque. I ate a burger, watermelon, chips and salad.
Weeks ago, my boyfriend and I celebrated our three year anniversary. We were looking for something special to do to celebrate the day, and we also wanted to make sure it was something that we do not normally do together. My boyfriend’s sister told me that a local natural foods store, Mama Jeans Market, was hosting a gluten-free chocolate cake cooking class on our anniversary. I was so pumped! Its like it was meant to be.