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Don Draper

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We have a mother/daughter set of guests here for the weekend, both of whom have Celiac disease. Through searching online I found that Betty Crocker is now selling a pre-packaged gluten free cake mix (I think they have both a yellow and a chocolate cake). Their website has a lot of neat suggestions for things to make, I just finished making these and they are GOOD!
Also I did not realize that Rice Chex cereal is gluten free, I found on their website some sweet and savory versions of Chex mix.
These are good shortcuts for us as we don't get a ton of gluten free peeps here, I'd rather buy something like this and just have it for the whole house versus keeping all kinds of special flours on hand that I won't otherwise use.
Edited to add that I just finished serving the lemon muffins for breakfast and they were a big hit with everyone. A nice addition to the repertoire.
 

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I keep Pamela's gluten-free baking mix - it's been easy to find since our local grocery store upgraded their organic aisle. It's the same deal - one-stop shopping for muffins, waffles, pancakes.
 

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I just happened to see these in Wal mart the other day as well. I was surprised.
 

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We have a great Hungarian Baker that does all kinds of specialty baking. Also Whole Foods is baking gluten free and other specialty baking as well.
RIki
 

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Just finished up the open house and the gluten free gals (as they've been calling themselves!) made it a point to pull me aside and thank me so much for making just about every offering available to them.
We did a spicy Chex mix, corn chips with homemade salsa and guacamole, mixed nuts, a cheese ball with crackers (our grocery store had a specialty brand "Glutino" cracker available which I provided to them along with a separate cheese knife for just them to use) and a veggie tray with ranch dip. The only thing they couldn't have was the Christmas cookies, but I had extra of the lemon muffins from this morning which they loved.
You could just tell it was a relief for them not to have to worry about dragging their own food along or worrying about what they could have that was provided. I was grateful that the daughter made it a point to call me to discuss the allergy, really it's not a big deal at all with some advance notice.
Usually around here it's "No good deed goes unpunished" but this one felt good all the way and I was happy to make the extra effort.
 

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Just finished up the open house and the gluten free gals (as they've been calling themselves!) made it a point to pull me aside and thank me so much for making just about every offering available to them.
We did a spicy Chex mix, corn chips with homemade salsa and guacamole, mixed nuts, a cheese ball with crackers (our grocery store had a specialty brand "Glutino" cracker available which I provided to them along with a separate cheese knife for just them to use) and a veggie tray with ranch dip. The only thing they couldn't have was the Christmas cookies, but I had extra of the lemon muffins from this morning which they loved.
You could just tell it was a relief for them not to have to worry about dragging their own food along or worrying about what they could have that was provided. I was grateful that the daughter made it a point to call me to discuss the allergy, really it's not a big deal at all with some advance notice.
Usually around here it's "No good deed goes unpunished" but this one felt good all the way and I was happy to make the extra effort..
I have noticed more labels are listing gluten-free. It must be getting to be another problem area diet-wise.
When DH was first put on a no-salt diet in 1974, there was only one brand of food available - and it tasted awful!! Now there are many things that are no salt. It makes life a lot easier for folks with those diet needs.
 
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