April 8, 2010


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.

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Why have I never seen your french bread rolls? Those look DELICIOUS!!!
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!!!
Ohhh, you have some delicious looking goodies on here! Nice to meet you :)
I think you have such an awesome niche and I've never given much thought to gluten free cooking, but you've really peaked my interest. Nice to meet you. Party on :)

Party With Tiff (UBP post)
so glad i found your blog through the UBP... :D 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!
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!
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!
Happy blog party!
Wow gluten free! I am going to have to check out the rest of your blog!
Have a great day!
I am stopping by from UBP10. Great blog! I will have to read more on being gluten free. I am following you!
I am stopping by from the UBP to say hello!

The Cinnamon Rolls look so good!
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.
Good morning! It's so awesome to *meet* you! I am SOOO going to try your GF recipes. I LOVE GF!

Stopping by from the PARTY!

Welcome to the party, hope you're having a good time!!
I will definitely be back. Some of these recipes look so good and I need to get back in to the GF diet.
Oooo those look like yummy foods :D I'll have to try them out for myself sometime.

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

My mom just recently started a gluten free diet. I'm sending your blog to he email inbox ASAP!

Stopping by from UBP 2010! Come visit me too:
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 :)
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!
you make glutten free look great my daughter just started glutten free diet glad I found you in the UBP party
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!

So glad I came across your site! I can't wait to try out some of your recipes!
Oh man! Those dishes look tremendous! I have been doing some reading lately on the gluten-free subject. So glad I found your blog!

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!

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!

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
Stopping by to party! Interesting recipes.
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! ;)
Hi! Here from UBP, of course. I have a friend who - along with one daughter - has celiac disease, and she struggles trying to meet those needs as well as those of her hubby and two children without it. I'm going to send her your way! Hope you can pop into my place, too: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html.
Stopping by from the UBP! Nice to meet you... I'm definitely going to try your Spinach Hamburger Quiche as it looks delicious.
Hopping over from the UBP. Your blog looks so yummy, can't wait to try some of these in my kitchen.
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!
Great post. It answered many of the questions I had about gluten-free. Thank you.

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!
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!
I have a friend that will love and needs your recipes....so glad that I stopped by

Blog hopping and having a blast.....so many great blogs....This is a GREAT party.
I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
I am number....294 and 295......

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!!!
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!
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.
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

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

Have a great weekend! :D

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

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!
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
Those cinnamon rolls look yummy. I love healthy food so Ill be back, nice to meet you.

Hi! I am here from UBP10. It is nice to meet you. Your food looks delicious! I hope you can stop by and visit.
Just cruizing through some of the blogs at the party :)

Good luck!
http://ow.ly/1wSfo My Ultimate Party Post
Those cinnamon rolls look delish!!! Happy UBP! Feel free to stop by anytime!
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!
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.
What a wonderful resource! You have a wonderful blog. Happy Blog Party and here’s my party post if you get a chance: http://christianfrugalmama.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party-2010.html

I’d love your input on my new meme Mom Monday! Since it’s new, I’m trying to get it all worked out and let others know about it. :) Have a fantastic weekend!
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!
Blowing in from the UBP to say hi :)
I Love your blog. I am your newest follower! Stopping by from UBP!
Please feel free to stop by mine!
Hi there. Dropping by via UBP'10. Nice to meet you! I am now following you...have a great day:)
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!
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
Just “party hopping!” Very, very nice to “meet you” :) So many blogs, so little time!! LOL!

Man, everything looks so yummy!


Visit my party post at:
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!
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!
I'm just dropping in from the UBP and wanted to say hi. Those French bread rolls look yummy!
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.
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.
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
Dropping in from UBP! I have a cousin who is trying a gluten-free diet. Happy I can pass along your site.
Oh my! Your site has my mouth watering... yummy!

Feel free to come by my blog and read my Ultimate Blog Party ’10 post!

Become a reader & stay informed of upcoming giveaways!
Hi, nice to meet you! The cinnamon roll looks yummy! Happy blog party hopping!
Stopping by your blog from UBP.
I really appreciate you and your blog.
Stop by my blog party sometime.
I'm not gluten-free, but it would be nice to be able to cook for friends who are - thanks for sharing your recipes!
Stopping by from the Party! I eat gluten-free too! So excited to read your recipes!
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!
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
Thanks for letting me party! Great blog! Came here via UBP!
Thanks for explaining gluten...my hubby and I were actually talking about it this weekend and I couldn't give him a good answer to what it was! Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by and say hi! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest
Oh, yum! That cinnamon roll looks delicious! Stopping by from the UBP.
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.
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.
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!
Stopping by from UBP to say hello!! :)
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 :)
I eat gluten free too. It's always nice to find another source for information on living gluten free.
Mexican Lasagna....YUMMY! Just stopping by from UBP10 and I am a new follower, so glad to "meet" you! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the party!

Cute blog. I'm just stopping by from the UBP party.
I often wondered exactly what gluten free meant. Thanks for explaining it.

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

I'm hungry can I have a cinnamon bun. PLEASE! Happy UBP. Stop by and visit me at http://breasmommy.blogspot.com
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"
Stopping by from the party! The food looks amazing! I am going to look into it some more.
Just stopping in from UBP 2010!!! Joined your following, can't wait to see what you post in the months to come!! My SIL is on a Gluten-Free diet, so I have to pass then one. THANKS! Party on ;) *G*

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
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!
hope to see you next year!
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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