Gluten-Free With No Apologies


“Your mom’s cookies are amazing.”  That is what a teenage girl recently said to my son.  She was referring to some pudding cookies I made (chocolate pudding with white chips).  She had no idea they were gluten-free.

That’s not an isolated incidence.  I recently made the same recipe using banana cream pudding and chocolate chips.  One teenage boy who couldn’t stop eating them said, “I think they’re better than Miss Mildred’s cookies.”  Those words might be considered akin to blasphemy in our church.  You see, Mildred makes THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES.  I’m sure most people would not agree with this kid, but to even come close to those cookies is an honor.

I never apologize for serving gluten-free food.  Never.  I don’t have to.  My family and our friends enjoy the gluten-free meals and baked goods that I prepare as much, if not more than, their gluten counterparts.  I don’t have substitutes for every wheat based recipe there is, but that doesn’t matter.  We enjoy a great wealth of delicious gluten-free food.  I hope I am able to help some of you do the same.

About Linda Etherton

I have been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious. Through sharing recipes, menu plans, and information, I hope to help others enjoy a happy gluten-free life.
Connect with Linda online: Facebook | Google+ | Twitter


  1. The Thrifty Gluten-Free Mom says:

    We do the same at our house, no apologies. We are so lucky to have the resources, recipes,and flours to do this for families and our friends.

  2. That’s right: no apologies! Wheat doesn’t equal tasty. Most people are surprised that my baked goods are gluten-free. There are many recipes where gluten is completely unnecessary or even a burden. (When your recipe begs you to “mix together quickly just until wet” it is asking you to please not develop the gluten in the flour.) Congrats on the compliments to your cookies!

  3. That’s awesome. I always love it if people compliment something I’ve baked, especially because it’s gluten-free and they don’t even know it!

If you have a question about a recipe (especially substitutions and nutritional information), please read my FAQ page before asking the question in a comment.

Speak Your Mind


Gluten-Free Products on Amazon Help support this site (at no additional cost to you) and start your purchase here.

Amazon affiliate link

Enter your Email for free updates.


Custom Search