Hi, I’m John

I have been cooking baking and making pizza for a long time, but that doesn’t mean that you need a ton of experience to follow my recipes. I work to make my recipes interesting for advanced cooks but still accessible for beginners. 

I approach baking with an emphasis on family-friendly snacks and the tastiest ways to eat healthy together! When not in my kitchen,

Food has a special ability to bring people together. I often find this in my own life and I hope you will find that this online community feels just as welcoming as a real kitchen. For me, baking together builds the best communities, let’s get baking together! coming soon..

Established in 1999. What started out as a family-owned Italian restaurant has evolved into a gluten-free food haven. Vallario, who is also the chef, says his restaurant offers the largest gluten-free selection in the world. At Grandma’s Grotto, those on restricted diets or Celiac patients can indulge in deep-fried delicacies, pastas, breads and sweets — items that are usually off limits.We specialize in authentic Old-World Italian food, real New York style pizza, and delicious homemade desserts; as well as offering a full gluten-free menu.

Those with Celiac disease, a digestive disorder that can develop at any point in life, react negatively to gluten, a protein that is found in foods contain- ing wheat, barley or rye, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The disease cannot be cured but can be managed with dietary restrictions, which usually require the patient to cut out such items as bread, pasta and cookies. “One customer came in who was a friend of the family and she happened to be gluten free, and she brought her own bag of pasta and asked if we did anything gluten free Vallario explained.