Friday, January 28, 2011

Hurry, you don't want to miss out!

While at Wal-mart yesterday I ran across this!

I have looked through it briefly as I am busy at the moment getting ready for company. It looks GREAT, I can't wait to try some of these delicious, tempting recipes.

Whether you, a friend or a relative eat gluten free this would be a great magazine to have on hand! Go pick yourself up one today!

Get more details about the magazine from Celiac Facts here!

Thanks for stopping by ya'll and come back soon!!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rudis Gluten Free Multigrain Bread Review

Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery

I was contacted and asked to try Rudi's bread and I didn't have to think twice, I love trying new products.

The minute I received my package I knew that this was something special. It was a medium size cardboard box but inside I found this!

And inside that I found this:

plus a few other surprises.

The best thing about it all was the first taste of bread, the hardest part was not eating the whole thing at once. I can't come up with the words to describe this bread, it is wonderful and comes in a normal sandwich size 18-oz loaf.

I've had toast, great!

I had grilled cheese, heavenly!

And I've had a lunch meat sandwich, amazing!

And then I had peanut butter toast, YUM! And the jelly made it even better!

I've already talked to our local store owner and I'm taking him some information and he's considering carrying it. In the meantime I'll keep my fingers crossed!!!!

If you get the opportunity you too should try Rudi's!

Well so much for dieting, I'm really trying ya'll!

Multigrain Bread

Nobody has ever made a tasty gluten-free multigrain quite like ours. It has the soft and hearty goodness that you love, along with all-natural ingredients, making it perfect for sandwiches and cooking. It’s hearty, healthy, gluten-free and blissful.

Made with stuff you can pronounce and ingredients you recognize.
Water, potato extract, rice starch, rice flour, sorghum flour, organic high oleic sunflower/safflower oil, organic evaporated cane juice, organic honey, egg whites, organic inulin, yeast, sea salt, xanthan gum, organic cornmeal, organic sunflower seeds, organic millet, organic flaxseed, organic molasses.

Thanks for stopping by ya'll come again soon!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

And Here's Punkin

Man this was work but she is sooo worth it. While our kids went to celebrate their anniversary we stayed with Punkin in her home.

Here's our visit with Punkin:
She loves to talk on the phone, it's so cute although we don't know a word she's saying.

She ate the whole time, I mean steadily until I wouldn't give her anything else. Seriously for breakfast Saturday she ate three times more than I did, but she probably gets more exercise than I do too.

We had lots of holding and loving time... We had some friends from Indiana stop in for a visit and we let them hold and love her too.

She did a few things that got her in trouble like stand on my computer case, play in the dog's water and throw toys.  She pushed her highchair to the garbage can, I don't know what that was all about.

So we're packed up and ready to go back to the Hills, Punkin will be coming soon as we have company from Florida coming to help celebrate A's birthday.

Thanks for stopping by ya'll  and come again soon as I have a GREAT gluten free review on the way!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bakery on Main Granola Bar Reviews

I finally tried my Bakery on Main gluten free granola bars and they were really good.

In the Apple Cinnamon bar I could taste the bits of apple which made for a flavorful exciting snack. I still think my favorite bar is the "Chocolate Almond" bar, it was great and that is probably what I'll buy in the future.

Here is more information on the Apple Cinnamon bar:

Made with real apples and cinnamon, it's like apple pie on the go - that just happens to be as good for you as it tastes...

NO GMOs • NO Dairy • NO Casein • NO Wheat • NO Trans Fat • NO Cholesterol

Made with certified gluten free oats, Amaranth and Quinoa for a great source of whole grains
Made with flax and chia seeds for a great source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids

Buy Any of our New Soft and Chewy Granola Bars and get free shipping on your entire order!

I remember eating Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches as a child, back then I would have loved the Peanut Butter and Jelly bar but not so much now.

Here is more information on PB and J bar:

Made with real peanut butter and dried strawberries, this bar will bring you back, or your kids will love that is tastes like their favorite lunchbox staple! And they'll never know how good for them it is...
NO GMOs • NO Dairy • NO Casein • NO Wheat • NO Trans Fat • NO Cholesterol

Made with certified gluten free oats, Amaranth and Quinoa for a great source of whole grains
Made with flax and chia seeds for a great source of Omega 3 & Omega 6 essential fatty acids

So try this bar as a good healthy snack for your kids they would probably love it.

This is just my opinion. Thank you Bakery on Main for the opportunity to try and review these products!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Barbecue Cheeseburger Meatloaf

I love meatloaf I guess because I was raised on it. My Mom always made a traditional meatloaf but I've found since going gluten free that meatloaf can be made in several ways. I try new ones all the time. I think this makes number five in my recipe file.

Barbecue Cheeseburger Meatloaf 

1 lb ground beef or venison
1/4 cup Hunts Honey Mustard barbecue sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2-oz cream cheese
1 cup GF cornflake crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients, shape in loaf, place in loaf pan.  Cook until brown and crunchy around sides.

I love serving a rice, vegetable medley with my meatloaf. I use brown rice, cook it in chicken broth and add mixed vegetables. Sometimes I add butter but I'm trying to stay away from that since I need to loose weight.

So don't be afraid to experiment with your meatloaf and please send your recipe to me because I love meatloaf.

Thanks for stopping by ya'll come again soon!!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

100 Delectable Recipes for Your Gluten-Free Kid

 I was asked to mention this blog in my blog, what a honor after all I'm here to help others!

This blog features a lot of different health related topics from and this month they have published 100 Delectable Recipes for Your Gluten-Free Kid. This is a great read and while you are at it look at their recent blog post list and check out some of their other topics.

Here's just a preview of what you will see but don't forget to look at their page for much more!!!

100 Delectable Recipes for Your Gluten-Free Kid

January 12th, 2011 

Finding recipes that your picky kids will eat is hard enough, but when you add in the requirement that those meals be gluten-free as well, things can get a bit tricky. Luckily, there are loads of other parents, chefs and gluten-free eaters out there who paved the way towards good eating and willingly share their knowledge with others. Here are 100 great recipes created by these gluten-free gurus that are sure to please your little one, at home or at school, while making sure he or she stays happy and healthy at the same time.


These recipes will help you start off the day right – without any gluten.
  1. Breakfast Muffins: Using quinoa flour instead of wheat helps make these healthy muffins tasty and gluten-free.
  2. Pancakes: You don't have to give up yummy pancakes to avoid gluten, as this recipe shows. Add some fruit for a delicious morning meal.
  3. Green Eggs and Ham Quiche: Kids will love this literature-inspired dish for breakfast.
  4. Gluten-Free Granola: When you're in a hurry, this gluten-free snack makes an excellent way to stay healthy.
  5. Overnight Belgian Waffles: Make these waffles ahead of time for a quick, satisfying meal – even when you've got a crazy morning ahead.
  6. Gluten-Free Biscuits: Add some gravy, eggs or jelly and you've got a perfect morning meal in these biscuits.
  7. Bagels: You can make bagels at home and they can be gluten-free! Just try this recipe and see for yourself.
  8. Scrambled Tofu: Eat healthy with this great recipe for eggs and tofu.
  9. Easy Morning Potato Pancakes: Serve up some latkes your kids will love by following this recipe.
  10. Poached Eggs on Toast: This simple, classic comfort food goes gluten-free in this recipe.
  11. Hash Brown Casserole: If you're craving some potatoes for breakfast, whip up this great gluten-free meal.
Pack or make these delicious lunches for your kids. They're sure to please and healthy to boot!
  1. Thai Chicken Wraps: These wraps are healthy, low-cal and, best of all, gluten-free.
  2. Cilantro Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: What kid doesn't love a good grilled cheese? With this recipe you'll get a great take on a classic without all the gluten.
  3. Gluten-Free Spaghetti-Os: You may not be able to eat the store bought variety, but you can make your own version of this meal that kids will love.
  4. Nori Wraps: If your kids like sushi, these delightful wraps can be the perfect addition to any lunchbox.
  5. Teriyaki Chicken Salad: This chicken salad is simple and can be made with leftovers from the night before.
  6. Whole Grain Wraps: Follow this recipe for a gluten-free wrap and stuff it with whatever meats, cheeses and veggies your kids like.
  7. Gluten-Free Nachos: Add some veggies to turn these yummy nachos into a healthier meal.
  8. Avocado and Bean Pasta Salad: This simple pasta salad is sure to please.
  9. Baked Sweet Potato and Bacon: Give your kids some extra nutrition by replacing that potato with a sweet potato.
  10. Tomato Soup: Serve this soup with the gluten-free grilled cheese above and your kid will be a happy camper.
Main Courses
Looking for something to make for dinner? These recipes have got you covered.
  1. Easy and Fast Carbonara: This carbonara recipe will help you whip up dinner in a jiffy.
  2. Quick Roast Chicken with Lemon and Spices: Try out this roast chicken for a healthy, hearty meal on a busy weeknight.
  3. Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas: Even picky eaters won't turn up their noses at this adaptation of a Mexican classic.
  4. Vegetable Sushi: Have some fun with sushi and wrap up delicious veggies for dinner.
  5. BBQ Pulled Chicken: Easy to make and delicious, this recipe is perfect for the gluten-free home.
  6. Pork Ramen: Ramen doesn't have to be boring. Jazz and health it up using this recipe.
  7. Red Beans and Rice: This classic can be adapted to a gluten-free diet with these handy instructions.
  8. Chicken Fajita Quesadillas: Try out this quesadilla recipe for a great dinner in minutes.
  9. Crab and Corn Chowder: Kids will love this salty and sweet chowder for dinner or lunch.
  10. Baked Brown Rice Risotto: This risotto is amazingly healthy and will surely to please your entire family.
  11. Spring Pasta: Spice up some gluten-free pasta with veggies using this recipe.

And this is only the beginning!!! So go to and check it out ya'll!

Thanks for stopping by ya'll come again soon!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Breakfast Casserole

Ok, I'll be honest I didn't make this gluten free but you easily could. I had intended too but we had house full of company and I wasn't sure how it would go over so I sacrificed! 

Breakfast Casserole


8 slices bread; cubed
1 ½ c. sharp cheese; shredded
1 lb. sausage; cooked and crumbled
10 eggs
2 c. milk
2 tsp.  mustard
1 tsp. salt

Spread bread pieces in a greased 9 x 13-in. baking dish. Top with cheese and sausage. In a bowl, beat eggs; add remaining ingredients, and mix well. Pour over sausage. Chill overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until done.

This works great when you have a lot of company and you're not a morning person.

At my house everyone slept in well, except for Punkin, and we ate late.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Snow at Our House

We enjoyed watching it snow all afternoon and night on Sunday. I felt so blessed sitting in front of our fireplace, in a warm house, drinking hot drinks and watching the snow.

Monday morning when I got up I was freezing but I thought it was just me, then around nine I realized that our temp in the family room was dropping. So I woke up Honey to come check it out. It seems our downstairs furnace has quit. Honey did all that he could and we have a call in to have it repaired. So now I'm sitting in my house wearing shorts (because our gas logs are keeping it sooo warm) with snow on the ground.

It sounds like it's raining outside so I take it the snow is melting and will soon be just another chapter in our book of life.

Come along with me now.....

Can you see the deer tracks, they came right up to our house ya'll. Honey said, "don't open the door, I believe they'd come inside!"

From the hills!!!

Thanks for visiting and ya'll come back soon.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A New Year a New Thing, Sharing My Favorites Part 1

I'm always looking for ways to become a more interesting blogger. At times my blogs seem mundane and boring and I would love to improve on that!

So this year I'm going to try something new.

As a blogger and a avid blog reader I read a lot of material that I say, "wow I wish I had written that"! Well the truth is I didn't write it but I've decided that when I read a few really good blogs that I want to share I am going to link to them and share them with you my readers. Maybe this will be a monthly thing, I'm not sure.

So grab a drink get comfy and READ and when you're finish let me know what you think.

Another innocent life lost.

By The Food Allergy Mama

Books to Buy for the New Year

By This is not the life I ordered

What Research-Based Healthy Eating Plans Should Include 

By Lysa TerKeurst

Allergy Labels For Milk Can Be Confusing

By Food Allergy Assistant

What can I drink on New Year's Eve?




Gluten-Free New Year's Cookies or Portzelky


By the Baking Beauties

The Best of 2010

By Hey, that tastes good

Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten Free - Traditions!

By Simply...  Gluten-Free

GF Golden Parmesan Biscuits

By Goodie Goodie Gluten Free


And then for my full of Gluten readers:


Easy and Faster No Knead Bread Recipe in Dutch Oven

By Deep South Dish

 So, what did you think?

Thanks for stopping by ya'll hope to see ya soon!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Launch of Mobile version of website to help Celiacs find GF-friendly places to eat

Wow look at this:

The Gluten Free Travel site has just launched a free mobile version of their website, GlutenFreeTravelSite 
( ). This site helps people with Celiac and others following gluten-free diets to find safe places to eat, either in their area or in places they travel.  Unlike many "apps" that cost money and need to be downloaded, the mobile version of GlutenFreeTravelSite is absolutely FREE to use and automatically accessible via any smart phone -- be it an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android-based phone.

Visitors accessing the site "on the go" via a smart phone will now have a more user-friendly experience finding "gluten-free friendly" restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and hotels/resorts wherever they are. Similar to the experience on GlutenFreeTravelSite, users will be able to search the huge database of gluten-free dining and travel reviews by entering a city/town or zip code. The search results appear on a a Google map, and clicking on any establishment on the list will enable users to link to the review.

Other key features of the mobile version include GlutenFreeTravelSite's Gluten Free Restaurant Menus section which lists national and regional restaurant chains that offer gluten-free menus -- and provides direct links to those menus as well as the restaurants' locations. Users of the mobile version will even be able to visit the site's Blog, Facebook and Twitter pages, and read the Featured Review of the Month.

To access the mobile version, you simply enter the regular URL for GlutenFreeTravelSite ( ) into your mobile phone’s browser, and you’ll automatically be routed to the mobile version of the site. More details can be found in our Press Release.

Thank you for taking an interest in the gluten free community and thanks for stopping by ya'll!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Good Friends, Good Food and Gluten Free

We had a fun New Year celebration, lots of gluten free food and fun with family and friends. One of the greatest things was the Bulldogs won their bowl game!

Of course Punkin was the center of attention. She is talking our ears off but still in a foreign language.

She spent time with everyone in the house.

Friday night we stayed up and brought in the New Year while playing board games. We put Punkin to bed but early Saturday morning Ben came dragging her downstairs it seems that Punkin decided when Dad and Mom came to bed she was ready to celebrate New Years and she did, all night long.
We watched her while Ben and Ash went to watch the football game with friends. And let me tell you, she was soooo easy, she was worn out and slept straight through from the time they left until after the game. Then we all went to Starkville to meet them and have supper together before we said our good-byes.

Thank you Mark and Karen for your visit!!!!

 She had to wear her Maroon and White to Starkville on gameday!

Punkin enjoyed her meal then went back to sleep and slept until the next morning, bless her heart!

Today Honey and I have been making plans to go see our other babies. As we grow older and slow down some we're planning to spend more holidays with them. Sometimes we just have to use our growing older as a benefit and not a limitation!

We're thankful for God's blessing in 2010 and for his promising to see us through 2011!