I experimented today after watching an espisode of "DC Cupcakes" this week, where the bakers made a cupcake pan version of mini biscuit pizzas. This recipe is a sweet twist on pizza; shaped like a traditional cupcake it calls for Gluten Free Bisquick's shortcake recipe as its base. Here's how I made them:
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Use a non-stick baking spray on a dozen-sized cupcake pan.
In lg bowl, mix 2 cups of Gluten Free Bisquick dry mix with 1/4 cup sugar.
Fold in 1/3 cup softened butter, using a fork to break it up.
Add in 3/4 cup milk or fat free half/half
Stir in 3 beaten eggs
Add 1/2 tsp vanilla
Fill a dozen cupcake wells up 3/4 way with batter. Bake 10 mins. Remove from oven. Top each cupcake biscuit with 2 TBSP pf your favorite gluten-free pizza sauce. (I used Classico's Three Cheese tomato sauce). Sprinkle generously with shredded mozarella and cheddar. Return to oven for 5-6 minutes.
Cool 5 mins. Each "pizza cupcake" slides out easily with a lg. spoon. My kids ate 'em and loved 'em, even those who don't need to eat gluten free thought they were delicious. Enjoy!! - Emily
I've shared before that my 6 yo daughter Grace was asymptomatic of celiac right through the positive biopsy. She did have thyroid disease as a result of undiagnosed celiac, but no stomachaches or headaches, etc. I mentioned to the GI this summer that about 8 wks into the gluten free diet, if Grace had accidentally ingested gluten (which in the beginning she definitely did) she would complain of a stomach ache. I asked the doctor if this were common and she said no. I'm confused. I know for a fact that one time, Grace ate a grilled chicken patty that I'd mistakenly assumed was wheat free. After she complained of terrible stomach pains after eating it, I went back and was horrified to find that the seasoning on the chicken DID contain wheat. Beyond that, I posted Labor Day wkend that we believe she was accidentally glutened in oral surgery w/some of the medication she was given, despite our best efforts to inform the surgeon of her condition. Again, vomited for over 24 hrs. I am still trying to compile the list of meds to bring to her next GI appt and upoming physical. This past week in school, I was concerned becz she was complaining of mild stomach aches. As it turned out, she picked up a virus w/a fever so I could rule out glutening. My question is: the GI seemed to think she would not show signs of glutening NOW if she hadn't THEN. I'm perplexed, because it seems obvious to me that once she went gluten free, when her body receives it now she's sensitive to the glutening. Any one have any thoughts on this? I don't want to continue wondering if she's been glutened if it is truly physically impossible for her to now experience physical side effects, and all of the above have been wild coiincidences. Thank you, Emily
My 6 yo had oral surgery today and is, seven hrs later, still vomiting, pale and having a terrible time. Her surgeon is aware of the celiac diagnosis, but told me on the phone tonight that she's most likely reacting so terribly becz of the GI complexities of celiac and not necessarily any contamination in surgery. That said, she was given multiple meds by IV including gen. anesthesia meds, an oral kids' size dose of a valium type med. pre-surgery, anti-naseau for the vomiting that began post-surgery, and a motrin-type medicine for the headache that came on after the surgery. I'm desperate to get her to feel better and wanted to give her Emetrol, but hrs later I am still trying to find out if Emetrol is gluten free. The customer service number is out till Monday and while I visited the Wellspring Pharmaceutical website for ingredients, they boast it is caffeine-free, alcohol-free, but no mention of gluten free. Past posts on this board are unclear, as I researched that too. Can anyone decipher the Emetrol ingredients I've put here or let me know if its safe to give her Emetrol? Ingredients include: Phosphorated carbohydrate solutioon, FD&C Red No. 40; cherry flavors. Cherry flavor ingredients: glycerin (flavoring ingredient), methylparaben and purified water. Is it the flavoring that is too cryptic?? If so, any other ideas to reduce naseau are appreciated. Emily
Help! I have an important meeting with the staff at my child's school -- originally scheduled for a week from now, and they've moved it up to tomorrow --, and thought I would download the celiac disease informational sheets for her school to bring along w/me. Unfortunately, the link is not working at our local children's hospital website which contains all of the necessary info. and requirements for a celiac child in the classroom. Can anyone pls. refer me to another site that will have the necessary forms and info. for teacher/nurse/guidance counselor, etc?
Secondly, where she was recently diagnosed, I'm still in the learning process myself and find it overwhelming to be "teaching" these educators on keeping my child safe in the classroom. I'm trying to gather info on paint and glue that are safe. Anyone know if watercolor and or tempura paints are a risk? How about Elmer's glue? Can't find any ingredients on the labels and don't know where to begin. I don't even know how to advise the educators and I'm frustrated that I don't have some kind of book/guide to work with as of yet, it would have saved me a ton of time. Any info is appreciated, or if you know of a website that has the general safety tips on glue, playdoh, classroom materials info that will help the teachers and I. Thank you! Emily
I'm thinking there aren't too many kids out there, save for the siblings who were tested once their brother/sister was diagnosed, who were diagnosed with celiac disease but were "silent celiacs." I wondered if there were any other moms/dads on the board here whose kids did not have stomach/bowel issues, headaches, etc. as my 6 yr old did not. She is still, two mos. into the diagnosis, doing some grieving over this and it makes me sad. I have her speaking with a counselor, weekly, who works specifically with kids with unique diagnoses or life situtations. She's been great; its just that my little one is still struggling, and I wondered if anyone else out there had a child who had their world rocked upside down with the diagnosis, becz going gluten free didn't make a physical difference to them (symptom-wise) or alleviate any discomfort. Any input is appreciated. Emily