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Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free and From Mom’s Recipe Box!

It’s May and every May since I was a child I celebrated Mother’s Day. This always happens on the 2nd Sunday of May. I remember looking forward to the day when I get to lavish on my mom the care and love that normally I relish in. One of the big things I liked to do was to cook something for her because normally she would be the one that would be cooking for us.

The morning starts out with great independence (and with my mother in bed). I’d climb a chair and tipy-toe to reach the top of the refrigerator where my mom stored the pancake mix. Then I’d scramble around the kitchen looking for a mixing bowl. As much as I’m taking credit for the rummaging around the kitchen, it was actually my brothers and I. At some point my mom would show up in her pink robe smiling. Most likely she was woken up by all our racket.. but at the time we thought it was simply because she couldn’t resist the surprise we were cooking up for her! I don’t know how, but at some point the cooking adventure somehow changes from us cooking for her to her cooking for us! (I know.. what kind of kids were we?!) Anyhow, long story short, we’d end up with a stack of pancakes, maple syrup and lots of happy grins around the table. All to celebrate Mother’s Day.

When I left home, I suddenly found myself quite alone in my kitchen. There was no one to take over my messes. There was no one to make me a stack of pancakes – or the other goodies my mother normally did. Thats when I rolled up my sleeves, called up my mom, and got a load of recipes. It’s been well over a decade since I’ve left my home and I still do this. I still call my mom and get recipes. After all this time, I still haven’t gotten through all her recipes.

So for this Mother’s Day month (in America), I decided to pick the theme of “Mother’s Recipe Box” for Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free. I think it’d be fun to remember and cherish our mothers by cooking some of our favorite recipes that she made for us growing up. Not to mention another opportunity to get closer to making everything she had made! If your mother didn’t cook, then maybe pick a recipe that she loved to eat.

The Rules and Guidelines for this event are simple:

1. Everyone can participate! You don’t have to be a gluten-free blogger or even a blogger but your entry must be gluten free.

2. If your entry is a blog entry, you should link back to this post.

3. Please email me your entry’s picture, how it’s perfect for this month’s theme and a permanent link at flipcookbook@gmail.com by May 28th. At the end of the month I’ll post a round up of all the delicious goodies!

Looking forward to seeing what your mother cooked for you!

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8 Responses to Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free and From Mom’s Recipe Box!

  1. Vicky says:

    Can I link an old blog post? I have one which was a recipe adapted to taste like my Grandmother’s recipe.

  2. Raj says:

    Yes – I do think you can! This is a month long event so if you get inspired with something new feel free to send that along! 🙂

    • Vicky says:

      I really would like to link this one since it brings back so many memories. I’m going to update the post a little.

      Thank you

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  4. naomi says:


    I’m just back online after a two week hiatus! I’ll have to put my thinking cap on for this one. We have mother’s day in March, so it’s already been. My mum wasn’t much of a cook, or an eater either! But she did love a boiled egg! I might just provide the recipe for perfect boiled egg and soldiers. x x x

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