Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
Welcome to The Gluten-Free Homemaker.  Here you will find recipes for delicious gluten-free food that is taste tested.  My testers include my husband and three teenage sons, as well as various friends and extended family.  I have been cooking and baking gluten-free for over nine years so I have a little experience, but I’m still learning also.

What is gluten-free?
If you’re not familiar with the term “gluten-free” it means food that is free of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, & barley.  In addition, main stream oats are contaminated with wheat and have to be avoided.  People with celiac disease are required to be on a gluten-free diet for life.  Other people just don’t tolerate gluten, and some people find that a gluten-free diet helps children with autism spectrum disorders or ADD/ADHD.

Gluten-free can be delicious for anyone.
If you don’t eat gluten-free, you might still find this blog useful.  While the baking recipes won’t work for you because they have lots of ingredients you wouldn’t normally have in your kitchen, many of my dinner ideas are loved by anyone including this Mexican lasagna:

Mexican lasagna on plate
What you will find at The Gluten-Free Homemaker.
Gluten-Free Wednesdays
This blog provides recipes as well as information on celiac disease, gluten-free living, and other food/kitchen related topics.  I host a weekly carnival, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, where people link to a gluten-free recipe, review, or other gluten-free eating idea.  You don’t have to have a gluten-free blog, but the post you link to should be gluten-free.  At the end of each month, I post a review of links from that month.  You can read more about the carnival here.

A Few Favorite Recipes.

Obviously, baking is the biggest challenge to the gluten-free cook.  It is a challenge I have enjoyed and here are a few results.

cinnamon roll

Cinnamon Rolls

French bread rolls in basket

French Bread Rolls

pecan praline cake piece

Pecan Praline Cake

Don’t ever feel sorry for me because I’m on a gluten-free diet!  Thanks for stopping by.

If I win a prize my choices would be:

US & Canada prizes:
#8 – $55 Amazon card
#39 – $50 Paypal cash prize
#15 – $50 Target card
#25 – $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
#40 – $20 Amazon gift certificate

International Prize:
#8 Blog Design

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  1. Liza says

    I am so happy to see someone else blogging that is gluten free!

    I have 3 out of 4 children with wheat/gluten issues and 3 of 4 childen with dairy/casein issues!

    Excited to try the cinnamon rolls!!!

  2. Heather {Desperately Seeking} says

    so glad i found your blog through the UBP… 😀 I'm a celiac too and try as I might, can never seem to be "happy" with the recipies I find (nor are the kids!!) so I'm always looking for new things to try!

    I have another friend who does a GF blog… strawberriesareglutenfree.com between the two of you, I hope to be eating better! happy partying!

  3. Deana Birks says

    I have tried gluten-free but had no idea what I was doing and ended up just subbing rice flour for wheat flour, which was disastrous. I could have used a blog like this! Awesome!

  4. Kate says

    A few extended family members have gluten-free diets and I've been struggling to find good things to take to family parties – your blog is a goldmine!

    Happy party!

  5. Denise says

    I am stopping by from UBP10. Great blog! I will have to read more on being gluten free. I am following you!

  6. Your Frugal Friend, Niki says

    So many sites, so little time…I am glad to check out yours, hope you'll pop over and visit mine!

    I feel you on being on a special diet. I struggle with being on a diet because of insulin resistance. No sugar (wahhhh), low carbs, high protein and veggies.

  7. Frantic Holly says

    I will definitely be back. Some of these recipes look so good and I need to get back in to the GF diet.

  8. Jenny says

    Oooo those look like yummy foods 😀 I'll have to try them out for myself sometime.

    Happy UBP!!

  9. jskell911 says

    Stopping by from the party! Your recipes look wonderful. We are not GF, but I probably should be w/ CFS and Fibro.

  10. Tammy-Lee says

    I am starting to suspect that my 10 year old daughter has celiac disease. When she was little she was allergic to all grains except barley, kanoot (sorry never spelled that) and rice. She couldn't even drink milk of any kind except for rice milk. We are making an appointment to have her tested. Do you have any tips or things we should watch for?

    you can find me here.


  11. Tonya says

    Hi! I didn't link up to the party this year but stopped by to see how many people joined in. I saw your site and just had to check it out. We go mostly gluten free here. For other health reasons not listed in your post! I will be back for some recipes. I also share recipes on my blog too :)

  12. Kristen says

    I admire you for coming up with such tasty looking treats that are also GF! I can't even imagine doing that all the time! We tried going GF but just couldn't due to the cost and the fact that there seemed to be Gluten in EVERYTHING!!

    Came by from the UBP!

  13. shopannies says

    you make glutten free look great my daughter just started glutten free diet glad I found you in the UBP party

  14. Erin says

    Stopping by from UBP10! While no one in my immediate circle requires a gluten free diet, I have several friends who have fewer stomach issues when they keep gluten to a minimum, so I was glad to find your blog at the party. I'll be showing them your blog so we can try some of your recipes, like those cinnamon rolls. Yum!


  15. Hope @ It's a Vivas Thing says

    So glad I came across your site! I can't wait to try out some of your recipes!

  16. Maria and Michelle says

    I'm party hopping with the UPB! I know a few people who follow a gluten-free diet, I'll point them in your direction!

    Stop by FTSN! We love visitors!


  17. Tanya says

    Wow…over from the UBP and SO glad to have found you! I've been researching gluten intolerance the past while wondering if that's what I have and I was imagining a life full of deprivation and boring food! Your blog makes me hopeful that even IF gluten free is where I have to go I can still enjoy eating! I am now following you :)

    Check out my blog, I have some fun giveaways!


  18. Crystal P says

    I love gluten free food, a good friend of mine who I went to school with had a gluten free diet and I really enjoyed the food a lot!

    Happy UBP

  19. Carrie says

    I've been gluten-free since November … and I 'm so glad to find your blog! These recipes look great – can't wait to try them! 😉

  20. Yoly @ YNR Live says

    Stopping by from the UBP! Nice to meet you… I'm definitely going to try your Spinach Hamburger Quiche as it looks delicious.

  21. Sassy says

    Hopping over from the UBP. Your blog looks so yummy, can't wait to try some of these in my kitchen.

  22. Karen says

    Hi there,
    I am over from the blog party. I wanted to see your blog because I am thinking of trying some gluten free food because I have fibromyalgia and I have heard that it may help. I look forward to digging in and reading recipes. Your blog looks awesome. Thank you!

  23. Dinners and Dreams says

    Great post. It answered many of the questions I had about gluten-free. Thank you.


  24. Jolly Green Mommy says

    What a great blog!!! I found you through UBP and am looking forward to checking out more. Though no one in my family that needs to be GF, I have friends and extended relatives who do. I know this will be a great resource!

  25. Connie says

    I am here from the party and am so excited to have found you. I even subscribed so I could find you again! My mother is GF and I really struggle with what to fix when she comes to visit. I feel like the lady on the top of your blog. I so look forward to finding some yummy ideas. Thank YOU!

  26. Forever Neighbor says

    My friend's mother has started a gluten-free diet due to a health issue also. I will be passing on your blog to her for the recipes!!!

  27. Jeanine says

    i forwarded your blog address on to a dear friend of mine whose toddler has severe food allergies. i'm sure this blog will be a blessing to her. so glad i found it! take care and have fun at the UBP!

  28. Laura says

    Stopping by from UBP 2010 – my first and loving it. Your recipes look good. I was diagnosed with gastroparesis (stomach paralysis) last year. My doc has had me on a soft/liquid diet for the past 6 months…no fruits or vegetables, no fiber of any kind. I can have grilled or baked chicken, turkey & fish. It's a hard diet to stick to. I cheat sometimes but then I regret it later with severe stomach pains.

    So I feel your pain.

  29. Krissy @ ArtsyMom says

    Looks delish! I'm really interested in learning more about gluten free cooking. I want to be more healthy myself and have more healthy foods for my kids! Following you! Hopefully you do the same!

    Got your link from UBP


  30. Fruitful Vine2 says

    Wow! I've been coming across people on the net who are eating gluten free and I've been wondering about it. I'm glad I found your site through the UBP10.

    Happy partying!

  31. Amy says

    Stopping by from the party!
    My sister-in-law eats gluten-free. When she comes I'm always trying to find ways to make "real" food for her that we will all enjoy. I can't wait to share the blog with her, too!

  32. Sherry says

    Great to learn more about you! Stopping by from the UBP! 😀

    Have a great weekend! 😀


  33. Michele @ Frugal Granola says

    I am gluten-free too! Your photos look delicious. I've bookmarked your site, and I"ll definitely be back! :)


  34. Susan Margaret says

    I'm excited to find your site! I am going to try a gluten-free diet because I've had some issues and I think it could help solve my problems! I'm looking forward to reading your site! I came to visit via UBP and I'll be coming back!

  35. Leslie says

    Wonderful site! Found you thru the Ultimate Blog Party. We've been thinking about putting our oldest son on a gluten free diet due to his allergies. Your blog will come in handy!

    Blessings, Leslie

  36. Saving For Someday says

    Stopping by this morning for my GF snacks while on the UBP'10 party patrol.

    I need to eat more GF and now I have no excuse! Thank you for sharing all these great – tried and true – recipes!

  37. Comfort Joy Designs says

    Happy UBP 2010!

    I know how hard it is to find gluten-free recipes. For a time, we thought my husband was intolerant of gluten. Not the case…well, we think. Great to find your blog with heaps of gluten-free recipes…just in case.

  38. Christine says

    Stopping by from UBP! My mom recently started the gluten free life and I'm going to forward your blog to her. This is great! I'm still a newish blogger but feel free to stop by!

  39. Domestic Dawn says

    Hi there. Dropping by via UBP'10. Nice to meet you! I am now following you…have a great day:)

  40. gamommy2two says

    Hi there! I'm stopping by from UBP'10 and really enjoying all of the variety that I'm finding in Bloggywood! Gluten-free living is fascinating to me since I'm such a creature of habit and just don't know if I could ever do it. Seeing people like you who make it work are so awesome!

  41. TwinHappyJen says

    Stopping by from the UBP! Gluten or no gluten, that food looks SO good… wishing I had one of those cinnamon rolls here, right now :-p

  42. Nanette ~ A Mom Blog says

    Still struggling with the idea of going GF or GFCF for one of my children. I will continue to read and check out your blog.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of the UBP!

  43. Lindsay - MommyBrainUSA says

    AHHHH!!! I just figured out about a month ago I'm gluten intolerant and at first it was a shock and a PO moment. However, now I'm so happy because I feel better all the time, have energy and actually WANT to get out and do things!

    I found you through the UBP!

  44. Strawberry Kids says

    Found you through the Ultimate Blog Party 2010!
    I am Teri the mom behind Mom to Bed By 8!
    I signed up to follow you and will continue to enjoy reading your blog.
    Please take a moment to visit me as well, hopefully you will do the same.

  45. The Local Cook says

    Stopping by through UBP! I've added you to my reader. While I'm not gluten-intolerant, I have been reading a lot about how avoiding or reducing gluten can have health benefits, and I'd like to learn more.

  46. Mozer says

    Stopping by from UBP! I have a couple of kids who should probably be eating more of a gluten-free diet. I've been slowly switching things in our diet. They aren't celiacs, but have some allergy issues that diet would probably help. Looks like a lot of great info. and recipes here. I"ll have to spend some time looking around.

    Here's my post: Spell Outloud UBP

  47. Tammy says

    Dropping in from UBP! I have a cousin who is trying a gluten-free diet. Happy I can pass along your site.

  48. ikkinlala says

    I'm not gluten-free, but it would be nice to be able to cook for friends who are – thanks for sharing your recipes!

  49. Jacki says

    I am so glad I stopped by! My husband and daughter have Celiac Disease, so we eat GF all the time! I also have a cooking blog, where I share all my favorite recipes.

    I will be adding you to my blog list!

  50. joeandbridge says

    Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  51. Christina Linnell says

    I love this blog! I am a new follower via the UBP10! Have fun!
    If you get a chance I would love to have you check my site out.

  52. Allison says

    Just popping over from UBP10. I've just turned gluten-free and I'm so excited that I found your blog. I'm heading over to check out those cinnamon rolls, they are calling my name.

  53. Amanda Daybyday says

    Hey there, stopping by from the UBP. I have a brother-in-law who's celiac, a sister-in-law that's sensitive to wheat and I'm beginning to think I need to head that way too. Will be adding you to my google reader. Nice to meet you!

  54. dcg2u says

    Nice to meet you. I am UBP 2.160 – This whole idea is great! It makes it easier to find people with common interests. I have Fibromyalgia and some people think a gluten-free diet might help. I look forward to reading more about it on your blog and trying your recipes. Thanks for being here :)

  55. [email protected] says

    I eat gluten free too. It's always nice to find another source for information on living gluten free.

  56. Lois Lane says

    I often wondered exactly what gluten free meant. Thanks for explaining it.

    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog party by 5 Minutes for Mom.


  57. Lynnette Kraft says

    Very nice to meet you! I think I've been here before – seems like a familiar place. :)

    We ate gluten free for over 2 years and I got quite obsessed with gluten free baking. I rather enjoyed it, but we brought it back into our diet and we're all doing fine with it. (I still like to do gluten free once in a while for our guts.)

    I just wanted to say hello. Randomly clicked over from the blog party.

    Have a beautiful Thursday.
    Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground"

  58. Marcy says

    Stopping by from the party! The food looks amazing! I am going to look into it some more.

  59. Amber says

    Hi Just stopping by from UBP. I have a very good friend who has Celiac disease and is also now dairy free. I look forward to seeing the recipes you have and what I can make for her. I found a crust-less pecan pie (which I made a crust for) that I could send you if you wanted.

    ~Amber @ The Mom Road

  60. Karen says

    So excited to stop over on the ubp10. Thank you for visiting my blog. Thank you for being such a great resource. I haven't started being gluten free but I am reading more about it every day. I have a new online friend that has celiac disease so I will be sending her over! It was great to meet you! Have a blessed day!

  61. Jennifer Sikora says

    I don't think I will ever get through this long list of wonderful bloggers! Stopping by to visit from the UBP. Maybe one day I will get through this list. Hope to chat with you soon! I love your website!


    Come visit me at jennifersikora.com

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