Silvana Nardone, author of the gluten-free and dairy-free cookbook Cooking for Isaiah, has a list of gluten-free pantry favorites to help her pull together family meals that everyone can enjoy.

Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Dreams Pancake & Waffle Mix 

"This is my store-bought savior when I run out of my homemade mix. The kids know how to use it without my help." ($5.50,

Rice Chex Cereal

"This cereal isn't too sweet, so it's more than just breakfast. I like to crush it and use it as breadcrumbs in my savory dishes, too." ($4, grocery stores) 

Udi's White Sandwich Bread

"Even though Udi's version is made with potato, tapioca starch and brown rice flour, it's soft as can be and has that classic taste." ($5,

Ritrovo Il Macchiaiolo Corn Pastas 

Gluten-free pasta often has a Goldilocks problem: It's either too mushy and sticky, or too dry and brittle."This one is just right, and I love the bright yellow color." $10, for stores)  

"I started my new blog to help other families with food allergies take the guesswork out of cooking," Silvana says. It's home to her family's favorite gluten-free and gluten-full recipes.

Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef 

Shauna James Ahern and her husband, Daniel, are fellow gluten-free recipe writers. "Their new cookbook is a love story with food at the heart. Just my kind of cooking!" ($30,


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