Monthly Archives: February 2016

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Cookie Cake!

Super Easy Cookie Cake

Mary and Judy


Happy Valentine’s Day from The Celiac Pack!   


One of our favorite birthday cakes or holiday cakes are cookie cakes.  When Judy was little, she loved seeing the giant cookies in the mall.  With the help of Pillsbury’s gluten-free premade chocolate chip cookie dough, I can bring that magic back to our birthday and holiday celebrations.  It is super easy and tasty.  I typically buy disposable aluminum pizza pans so I can leave the cookie cake at the party and not need my pizza pan returned to me.  I always buy 2 containers of the gluten-free cookie dough and I use  1 tub and 2/3 of the additional tub.  I press it down so it is smooth in the pan.  I bake it as directed but normally add about 5 minutes; I just watch it to make sure it is golden brown and not burning.  It will all depend on how fast your oven bakes.

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When the cookie is cool, I frost it and decorate it just like a cake.  We normally serve it with ice cream on the side.  This is easy and always a big hit!

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Pillsbury sells this premade dough in the refrigerated section at the grocery store.  They also make premade gluten-free pizza dough and pie crust, however I have not tried those yet.



I love when my mom makes these big cookies.  They are delicious!  I am so glad we found this cookie dough and my mom makes it into a cookie cake.  It is so fun to decorate the cake too!


Mary G.

juicy o

We went to Juicy-O and these were the greatest gluten-free pancakes I have EVER eaten!!!  These pancakes were so filling I could only eat 3 of the 4 of them!!!! I ate the pancakes with the warm syrup and a little bit of butter; however they were delicious and sweet alone. Along with the richness, the pancakes were very fluffy. They were very delicious and I would definitely recommend!!

juicy o pancake


Six Months!

February 11, 2016

Six months ago we started our blog!  Thank you for taking this gluten-free journey with us through reading our blog posts, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter.  We are so grateful for your support!  We hope to continue our blog for a long time to come.  Thanks again!

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Mary and Judy

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies


Over the weekend we were at a fundraiser and Judy’s teacher made gluten-free flourless peanut butter cookies for Judy to try.  They were delicious.  She told us they were the Three Ingredient Recipe but she added pure vanilla extract as well.  My friend, Verna, shared this recipe with me last month and I read on our gluten-free blogger pal, Michelle’s website (, a similar recipe.  They all had different amounts of the same three ingredients (peanut butter, sugar, and eggs) and I combined the recipes and experimented with the amounts and added pure vanilla extract as per Judy’s teacher’s recommendation.  Since we are chocolate addicts, I also topped the cookies with Hershey’s Kisses.  These peanut butter cookies were always a favorite of mine growing up as my mother baked them yearly at Christmas.  I have been struggling to find the right gluten-free flour ratio for these cookies ever since Judy was diagnosed over 5 years ago.  I am thrilled to say these are quite tasty and no flour is needed!  My gluten-eating son told me they were delicious and the whole family loved them.  A big thanks to Judy’s teacher, Verna, and Michelle for sharing this recipe with us.

By the way, Michelle is a wonderful gluten-free blogger and you should check out her webpage at


These cookies were really, really good.  I am so happy my mom finally made them.  Don’t forget the Hershey’s Kiss!


The Three-Ingredient (plus a bonus) Peanut Butter Flourless Cookie Recipe

1 cup of peanut butter

1 cup of sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoon and place on the cookie sheet.

Take a fork and press down making an X or cross with the fork.

Bake for 9-11 minutes at 350 degrees.

When cooling- if you want some added sweetness, sprinkle some sugar on top of the cookie and top it  with a Hershey’s Kiss.

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Pinocchio Village Haus

Pinnocchio Village Haus is a quick service restaurant in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World.  Katie and Judy wrote a blog about one of their favorite spots in Walt Disney World!


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Pinocchio Village Haus 

I LOVE the Pinocchio Village Haus Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World.  I ordered the gluten-free chicken tenders and French fries-I really wanted more!  I also enjoyed the scenery of the restaurant; because as you look out of the windows, the “it’s a small world” ride was in action!


I love the Pinocchio Village Haus Restaurant. I ate the gluten-free flat bread pepperoni pizza, and it was delicious! I love how you can see “it’s a small world” ride while you eat! After we ate, we all made and wrote wishes in a notebook and I really liked that! I would highly recommend this family-friendly quick service restaurant to anybody!

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