Sticking to a gf diet will always present its challenges. There are so many wonderful alternatives out there but bringing them into your life requires effort and discipline. Being home for the first time since going 100% gf has made that apparent. Each year at Christmas my grandma makes the most delicious cookies. Baking and frosting these goodies with her has been a tradition for as long as I can remember. We teach the youngins in the family the same techniques as they begin to grow old enough to help. This year will be no different, well it will be no different for everyone else. I on the other hand will have to abstain from eating her delicious goodies. Sure, I have considered making them in a gf fashion but as anyone in the Midwest will tell you, teaching an old dog (or grandma) new baking tricks is an impossible task. Baking will commence either later today or tomorrow, I may do a little research into the possibility of making an earth shattering change to this family tradition but in the mean time I am prepared to have a Christmas sans grandma's cookies. Good luck to all as they face similar challenges this holiday season. Please send in your testimonials, I would love to hear how people have made their holiday season gf friendly.