• thankful for gluten-free treats

    Just one day past Halloween and my sweet tooth has kicked into overdrive. Between now and January 1st, my 1st grader’s “social life” seems to be a steady endless stream of parties that include tasty treats. How fun it must all be….unless you’re a child with allergies. One of her classmates can’t have anything with gluten, and anytime there is a class party, he must trek down to the nurse’s office to retrieve one of his gluten-free cupcakes from the freezer. I can only imagine how tiresome that can get after a while. Maybe this is why Stacey J. Miller’s book, 101 Recipes for Gluten-Free Microwave Mug Cakes, caught my attention. It’s chock-full of delightful desserts that are simple as baking can be: baked inside a microwave and involving minimal ingredients. Check out Gingerbread Microwave Mug Cake, Pumpkin Cheesecake Microwave Mug Cake and, our favorite, Molasses Pudding Microwave Mud Cake. If your child or someone you know has a strict gluten-free diet, this cookbook may put a smile on their face–and keep it there through the new year.

    In a Nutshell: Kids with gluten allergies can finally have their cake and eat it too, thanks to this yummy cookbook.

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