• Gluten-Free Back to School Survival Guide for Parents
    When my 11-year-old daughter Emma was diagnosed with celiac disease almost two years ago, I initially went into a pretty major panic. How would I ensure she was safely eating at school? Would she feel excluded from class parties because she no longer could eat the gluten-filled cupcakes? I’m a “fixer” by nature and this […]
  • Gluten-Free Update – Episode 79 Hold the Gluten
    Episode 79  “Gluten-Free Update!” Features: Maureen’s gluten-free dining on Montserrat   Importance of testing family members New Glutino Toaster Pastries Response to listener Erin about gluten-free products Response to listener Marla about Olive Garden Gluten-Free Menu New study about infections in infants causing CD Celiac Guidelines Roundtable sponsored b
  • Gluten-Free Vacation Prep – Episode 78 Hold the Gluten
    Episode 78  “Gluten-Free Vacation Prep!” Features:    Maureen’s upcoming trip to Montserrat Flu shots – yay or nay? GF Chicken Nuggets taste test Where are Dunkin Donuts new gluten-free goodies? Pastariso Mac n’ Cheese Go Picnic pre-packaged meals Vanessa’s challenge – cooking savory meals with chocolate Traveling?  Check out Delight’s Travel site 2013 Expos
  • Hello Gluten-Free 2013! – Episode 77 Hold the Gluten
    Episode 77 “Hello Gluten-Free 2013!” Features: Maureen & Vanessa’s Holiday recap.  Gluten-free options for EZ Bake Ovens! Dunkin Donuts tests gluten-free goodies in Florida & Massachusetts. Trifle - it’s the new dessert… Maureen’s upcoming trip to Montserrat What do YOU think of the HTG Podcast? Leave your feedback wherever you download this. Read th
  • Gluten-Free Holiday Frenzy – Episode 76 Hold the Gluten
    The latest episode of Hold the Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 76 “Gluten-Free Holiday Frenzy” Features: Hanukkah gluten-free – latkes & brisket! Cheers to gluten-free alcoholic bevs Wholesome Chow‘s Gluten-Free Vegan Baking Mix Mike’s Hard Lemonade now gluten-free Maureen’s gluten-free holiday frustrations & pie crust debacle What do YOU think o
  • DeSean Is Gone – EaglesFanCast 165
    Things are never boring when you are an Eagles fan.  We have experienced that for years.  This offseason has been the same thing.  Not only do the Eagles take an active approach in free agency, but then rumors start running that the Eagles are shopping around their best wide receiver, DeSean Jackson.  After much speculation […]
  • Free Agency 2014 – EaglesFanCast 164
    The 2014 NFL season came to a close, the Super Bowl was played, and the players from all teams cleaned out their locker rooms, some for the last time with their team, some for the last time as a player in the league.  The work then began for the coaches, management, owners, agents, and many […]
  • A Successful Season – EaglesFanCast 163
    The Philadelphia Eagles 2013-2014 season comes to a close as the Birds lose to the Saints in a the final seconds of a heartbreaker.  Philadelphia was treated to a home playoff game after the Eagles finish the season with 10 wins and 6 losses and take the NFC East Division.  The team played well above […]
  • Finish It – EaglesFanCast 162
    We talked last week after the loss to the Vikings that it was a gut check, and we had confidence that the Philadelphia Eagles would overcome and play hard against the Chicago Bears when they came to Philly on Sunday Night Football.  We were right, in a huge way.  Earlier in the day, the Washington […]
  • Gut Check – EaglesFanCast 161
    The Philadelphia Eagles get what we hope is a gut check in losing to the Minnesota Vikings 48-30, snapping the five-game win streak.  The Eagles Offense started out slow and quarterback Nick Foles struggled early on.  This left the Eagles Defense on the field a lot during the first half, and by the second half […]
  • Cutting the (Cable) Cord Part 2: How I Did It
    In Part 1, I described your options for cutting the cable cord. Here I disclose which option I went for and how I have it all set up. But first, a couple of minor changes and additions to Part 1: I’m sorry if you went to Part 1 looking for your options on how to cut a […]
  • Cutting the Cord Part 1: Your Options
    I recently joined the ranks of an exclusive club (well, sort of exclusive) and officially “cut the cord”. If you are unaware of the concept, cutting the cord means you get the satisfaction of telling your overpriced Cable provider to “go fuck yourself” and save some substantial cash in the process. I won’t go into the […]
  • On Being a Linchpin
    The highest level of management I’ve reached in my career is Operations Manager. It was a tough job, but I was successful. I was good at it. And it was an eye-opening experience for me. When I started, I had nothing to go on but instinct, and as it turns out my instincts were good. […]
  • How Weight Watchers Changed My Life
    So fellas, what was your first impression of the title? Did you call me derogatory names? Did you laugh? Why is Bryan talking about meetings of overweight women in spandex and over-sized shirts? If that’s what you think Weight Watchers is, you should listen up, because when a man of my level of skepticism shows […]
  • Stuff I Don’t Believe In
    The title says it all. I left out the obvious shit, like Leprauchans, Unicorns, and Santa Claus: Any God or Gods, personal or Biblical, or any Religion. . . . (therefore I also don’t believe in) Intercessory Prayer. Life After Death. That Human Beings have a “Soul”. Religious Interpretations or Predictions of an Apocalypse (I […]