I have had both volumes of this book in my cupboard for years now, and it is filled with crumbs. Pages are stuck together from spilled parts of delicious recipes that I have made and my family has savored, and I cannot come close to expressing how excited I am that my loose-leaf volumes are now in one gorgeous book! Congratulations, Lisa!
Okay, I don't actually know the author, but I did attend one of her seminars years ago when my son and I were first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and he had just started to walk. Now that he is almost in third grade, and we have lived on her recipes, all I can say is, I don't know how I managed without this book, and I am thrilled that I didn't have to manage for long, because I found her, and I bought both volumes, and it is worth every penny!
Thank you for the holiday help! What can you do when you don't know how to make latkes without matzah, or apple cake without flour? She does all that and more! Her pumpkin bars are amazingly moist and delicious and good for us all -- and I have one adult male neighbor (who is not on a special diet) who would kill for me to make some more and share with him.
I think it's good food when even though it is gluten and dairy (and soy) free, kids on regular diets (g-d help them!) like it too. I mean, if you could eat ANYTHING and these recipes taste good, this is fantastic! My son and I are not deprived! We are not ashamed to serve this food to others. This is a great book!
I have bought almost every GF book there is, and this is the one I return to over and over again. The "oatmeal" cookies -- fabulous! And if you can't have something that is in one of the recipes, she helps with other substitutions. Like for eggs. Her research is incredible and informative, and more useful than all the sessions and time I put in with a nutritionist I saw after I was diagnosed. This book is an amazing value, a resource, a g-dsend.
Her chocolate cake is right up there with the best. She even deals with recipes for play doh and glue -- stuff you worry that your GF kid will get sick from if s/he is using the kind with gluten. BUY IT, READ IT, USE IT DAILY, LOVE IT!