Saying Goodbye

Foodie Friends, when I started this blog in 2012 I wanted to write about my lifelong love affair with pasta and bread, and that is how The Extruded Noodle was born. I have made a ton of bread and pasta over the last 6 years, and over 800 new friends!  I have enjoyed sharing every bite with you!

Life certainly does take unexpected twists and turns.  After many months of not feeling well last year, I learned that I have Celiac disease.

Of course this means that I can no longer eat foods containing gluten. When I first heard the news I could not imagine what I would do, or what would become of this blog.  The homemade breads and pasta that were a central theme of this page are now strictly off limits for me.

Fast forward, after several months of being gluten free I can tell you this – I feel fabulous. And like it or not, I know that for the sake of my health I will have to eat this way for the rest of my life.

So friends, after months of deliberation and 360 posts I have decided that it is time for The Extruded Noodle to retire.

As a home cook it has been such an honor for me to welcome you into my kitchen and share my cooking adventures with you!

I am so grateful for the kindness and support that I have received from my family, friends and readers!

A very special thank you to my husband Bill, a/k/a Mr. Extruded Noodle.  He is my biggest fan, taste tester and washer of innumerable dishes, pots and pans.  He has waited patiently for each meal as I snapped photos, cleaned up after me in the kitchen then liked and shared every post.

Thank you to our dear family and friends who have joined us for dinner, followed me on Facebook and “liked” my endless loaves of bread!

Mary Beth Huddleston, MB Things I Know, how can I ever repay your kindness and support?  Made from RI, Keith Wahl, who always shares my posts with our local audience.  April Harris of The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party who never fails to leave a kind comment on my blog.  And how can I ever forget the late Bren Wampler Kirksey, of Bren’s Back to Basics.  How many of you found my page through her magical share days? 

I wish that I could personally thank each and every one of you who have followed and supported me over the last 6 years!  I hate goodbyes!

So instead, won’t you come over and visit me at my latest project?  It’s a brand new blog dedicated to gluten free cooking and baking and it’s called My Gluten Free Cucina.  Here you will find yours truly creating gluten free versions of all my favorite recipes.  I will always remain true to my passion of cooking from scratch to create delicious meals using healthy, fresh ingredients.

We all know someone who has Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.  Tell them about me!

Let’s all keep in touch!  Please follow me on Facebook and give my new page a “Like”.  I would love to see some of my old friends there and chat with you about what I’ve been up to.  I think you will be surprised!



Love and thanks to all!

Leslie ♥  


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