Gluten Free 4 Goofs is an online recipe book for my family.

I am on a life long gluten free diet.

I have five kids, three of whom have celiac sprue and one with multiple other food allergies.

I started this blog before I knew better so read at your own risk. I now write a blog where moms and authors connect and laugh at the mud in life. For Muddy Mama and other unlikely adventures join us at Jessie Gunderson dot com or here on Facebook and  Twitter

17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. christinagphotography  |  February 6, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    You are… a beautiful person, a wonderful friend, and an awesome singer 🙂

    • 2. glutenfree4goofs  |  February 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm

      Awww Thanks my dear friend!

  • 3. mammaG  |  February 9, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    This is sooo cool. I love what you’re doing here!

  • 4. Bubba Donna, previously Grammy Donna  |  February 21, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    What a gal! It’s so fun to see how creative you are!! I think some of those genes came from me:) Well, really from our great and wonderful creator who allowed me to be your mamma. Great Job!
    Keep up the wonder and don’t forget to have a good hard laugh every day!
    Mom, Bubba, Grammy

  • 5. mb  |  March 2, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks for the comments. I love LaraBars. I get mine by the box at COSTCO! See my post on them.

  • 6. mb  |  March 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Sorry – for some reason the html didn’t work. Here is the link: my post</a”

  • 7. Erin  |  March 25, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I just found your blog and I look forward to more visits 🙂
    We definitely share an interest in gluten free baking!

  • 8. gfe-gluten free easily  |  April 5, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Hi Jessie,

    Finally made it here and I’m glad I did! 🙂 I share your love of GF baking and have been doing it since 2003, but I only one child to also manage at the time. And, I didn’t homeschool and do everything else you mention. Wow! But, I am convinced GF baking and GF eating in general has been presented as far too difficult. If you stick with recipes that are naturally GF or easily made GF, then it’s such a simple transition. Of course that’s my whole gluten free easily (GFE) approach which you already know about. 😉 I look forward to checking back here from time to time. Spreading awareness and sharing what’s worked for us can only help us all. 🙂


  • 9. Jennifer  |  May 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I just found your blog! I’m so glad I did. You sound like such a fun person! I live in the Northwest also and attended college in Idaho. I love what you said about wanting to be more like our loving Father, Jesus. That is my desire as well. 🙂

    I am glad to be following your blog now!

    Thanks for writing!

  • 10. Cinde  |  May 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Jessie,
    Thanks for the comment you made on my blog “Gluten Free Taste of Home” about my hubby’s awesome fried rice. 🙂 I have enjoyed exploring your blog. Wow! We have A LOT in common…your “about me” sounds like it was written about me too! Right down to the hobby farm on 5 acres in the Pacific NW. Our hobbies and interests are identical… only differance is that I have 3 kids not 4. 🙂

    We should exchange blog links on each other’s sites… let me know if you are intersted in doing that. My e-mail is

  • 11. susan  |  June 23, 2009 at 6:12 am

    You are so talented! What a beautiful family you have! I’ve enjoyed my visit to your blog and will be back to enjoy more of your stories.

    Over at “RaisinToast

  • 12. Kim, The Food Allergy Coach  |  June 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Fellow gluten free blogger,

    I’m staring a carnival blog as a one-stop shopping place for gluten free information. A blog carnival is like a magazine of articles that gets published on a schedule. Every 3 months (I hope it catches on so that we can do this more often – at least monthly), bloggers submit an article related to the GF lifestyle from their blog. The submission will be combined with all others onto 1 carnival page, which will include links to each participant’s article on their own blog (so you retain the rights to the post, and your trademarks stay intact). We can all take turns being the host blogger (if you are interested in hosting, let me know!). We hope that we can all learn from each other and introduce our readers to other gluten free sites out there.
    If you’d like to see a sample carnival, check out

    Joining the community of contributors is a great way to get more readers to your blog. It’s easy to do. Just follow the below link and fill in the quick form linking one of your best blog posts to the carnival page. Topic areas will include recipes, tips, research, advice/support, etc. Your post will be posted along with contributions from other GF bloggers.

    The deadline for the next carnival is July 25, 2009. Be sure to let your readers know about the first carnival. It’ll be posted on August 1st at

    Looking forward to reading your post,

  • 13. Frieda  |  July 17, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Jessie, thanks so much for introducing yourself! I just had to come over and meet you…I’m so sorry that you can’t eat wheat bread! I really feel for you and those who have celiac sprue…many people suffer for YEARS without finding out the cause of their symptoms.

    You and your family will be truly blessed in your endeavors to be a master gluten free baker and inspire others to do the same!

  • 14. lorinda Bauer  |  September 2, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Hey I love the first paragraph the line that says, “Most days I don’t even regonize myself.” That’s the line of my life. Love your blog!!

  • 15. Dene  |  September 6, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog– and I look forward to reading more of your info here at Blog Schmog.. we appear to have some shared passions – our children and family life. It’s an awesome (and sometimes overwhelming) calling in life, so every bit of support we can find in each other is a blessing.

    Thanks again, and take care!


  • 16. Heidi  |  October 5, 2009 at 7:39 am

    I am so glad to have found your blog. We have just recently gone gluten free this year with our 2 year olds celiac diagnosis. I, too, have a large family. FIve kids 8, 6, 3, 2 and 6 months. We were homeschooling until dd 2 was so sick pre-diagnosis that we needed to send the oldest two to school to save my sanity. We hope to return to homeschooling next year. I am also thrilled to see a gluten free blog that is decidedly Christian. Thank you for what you write and your honesty, I look forward to reading more.

    • 17. glutenfree4goofs  |  October 5, 2009 at 9:48 am

      I’m so glad you found me as well! Would love to learn more about your family and your little ones diagnosis. Is he the only one that you are aware of? My oldest son, 3yrs old, at the time is one big factor in me finding out I am celiac and consequently the diagnosis of my sister and mom. Can’t wait to “get to know you”.


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