Gigi’s Christmas Morning Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread with Caramel Sauce

It just wouldn’t be Christmas morning without a warm ring of gooey cinnamon pull-apart bread drenched in caramel sauce at my house. Cinnamon makes the whole house smell wonderful and there’s something about putting a platter of sweet decadence in the center of the dining table and everyone reaching in and taking a piece, sharing and smiling. This recipe is similar to, but more decadent and rich than, my other Cinnamon Pull-Apart (aka Monkey Bread) Recipe here on the site ....more

Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Quick Bread

I developed this recipe for Dreamy. He loves the combination of sweet citrus and tart cranberries together in the fall. Usually I make this beauty in loaf form but when we were living in France earlier this year, I had not a loaf pan to my name ....more

Cinnamon Donuts or Mini Muffins with White Chocolate Sunbutter Frosting

Using a mix is not something I do often, but I’m always eager to try new products when I receive them. I was eager to test Enjoy Life Foods new line of baking mixes since I’m a long-time lover of all things ELF. You cannot beat their quality, customer service and the fact that their products are free from gluten plus all the top allergens ....more

Keeping Fit & Fabulous During the Holidays without Sacrifice {plus a new recipe}

If you’re like me, you’re already starting to think about how you can enjoy the holiday season without packing on those extra pounds or spiking your blood sugar sky-high. If you’ve been following along here for a while, you know my philosophy of enjoying all the foods we love with whole body balance and moderation. Eating healthy doesn’t mean we...more

Making Memories with a Gluten Free Gingerbread House from A&J Bakery

For more than 30 years, I have decorated a gingerbread house for the holidays. When I started doing this as a teen, I had no idea the impact of something so seemingly simple as frosting cookie walls and covering them in candy would some day have on my own children. The Tradition When my first daughter was born, and for several years, with no (known) food allergies to worry about, I relied on the...more

4 Reasons Roast Chicken is Your New Favorite Dinner

What’s for dinner? Even if you live alone you cannot escape that question, at least occasionally. Add a spouse and kids to the mix and you may hear it a little too often! ...more

The 8 Most-Asked Questions About the Gluten-Free Diet

If you haven’t heard the term “gluten-free” at least once today, you may not be interacting with the outside world, because the gluten-free diet seems to be on the tip of every tongue lately. But is what you’re hearing fact or fiction? As someone with celiac disease, I know the gluten-free diet inside and out, but I also know about gluten-free living from another perspective ....more