Friday, November 30, 2012

Gluten Free Holiday Treats

Welcome to Celiac Baby's 1st Holiday Treat Extravaganza!

Holiday baking is a tradition that has been in my family for as long as I can remember.  Every year, my mom would choose a weekend to bake up all the Christmas cookies that we would have on hand all season for whenever people stopped by or when we were invited to a party or gathering.  Since my son has gone gluten free, I've had to rethink recipes that I had been using for years in order to make them safe for him.  As a result, I've changed my approach to holiday baking.  I still make many things from scratch using recipes that I've modified to make safe for my son, but I've added some mixes to my repertoire  when it comes to things like cupcakes.  I've also started preparing more no bake treats, which tend to be easy for my three old to help me prepare. 

Decorating sugar cookies

Beginning on December 1st (tomorrow!), I'll be sharing a recipe or a an idea for a holiday dessert on the blog each day except Sundays (when the menu plan goes up).  I am looking forward to sharing some of what my family will be enjoying this December.  I will also be sharing a few that come from family, friends, and readers, so please send me your recipes and ideas, and I'll try and feature them on the blog over the next month.

Who said gluten free food had to be boring? 

I find new and inspiring food ideas all the time that taste great and are safe for my son to eat.  The holidays are a great time to share what I know to be true about the potential for gluten free food to be delicious with those around me, and what better way than with desserts prepared with love? 

Snowball with Grated Coconut

Have a recipe you'd like to share and see featured on the blog?  Send me an email at or a message @CeliacBaby on  Twitter and tell me what you'd like to share or a recipe you would like to see featured.

Here's to a delicious holiday season ahead!

1 comment :

  1. I'm going to enjoy this holiday feature of yours. BTW, your son really looks like he is enjoying decorating his cookies ;)