Sunday, April 24, 2011

Simple Gluten Free

Alot of gluten free recipes that you find are so complicated and fancy.  Being a southern girl, I am a believer in simple recipes.  Plus, I am always going ninety to nothing so I need recipes that don't take much time to make. I will admit that I love cooking and making recipes, but there are those time when all I feel like doing is cooking something out of a box.  It's not often, but it does happen.  Some might believe that a dessert made from a mix could not possibly be as good as one made from scratch, but I disagree. Especially when you are making it for kids.

These cupcakes are some of the simplest I have made. They are from the Betty Crocker Devil's Food cake mix with fluffy white frosting colored with food coloring.  Then to top them off, there are colored sugar sprinkles on top.  These easy cupcakes are the perfect Easter treat when you don't have much time to spare.  The kids love them and they taste fantastic! Any dessert can be fantastic if you get creative, no matter how much time you spend on it.

Monday, April 18, 2011

More Shopping Excitement

This weekend I visited Sam's Club again and just happened to stumble across another item labeled gluten free. I am an avid baker, so I always have certain ingredients on hand in my house.  I find that some things are easier and cheaper to buy in bulk so one of the things on my grocery list this weekend was powdered sugar. I knew it was gluten free, but I'm always amazed to see things labeled as such. 

I guess it's the little things in life that amaze me the most. The most amazing thing is that my mom, who was shopping with me, completely missed that it said gluten free. Naturally, that was the very first thing I noticed when looking at the bag. Maybe once you are living gluten free you just snap into a mode where you look for those two words on any food you come across. Are you as apt as I am to catch the words gluten free on a product package?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Excitement of Shopping

When I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I dreaded walking into the grocery store.  There was never anything that said gluten free, and the only foods I could buy were the ones I was so tired of eating.  Times have really changed, it seems.  I went into Sam's Club yesterday and had a wonderful shopping experience.  Several of the items I usually buy and know are gluten free, actually say it on the box now! 

I was so surprised and excited to find that these things now say gluten free.  In fact, I took pictures of some of the items and immediately put them on twitter.  While I know that makes me a huge gluten free nerd, I just get so excited to see gluten free everywhere on products from tons of different companies.  Every time I go to the grocery store, there seems to be a new product that says gluten free on the label. I really hope this trend continues and makes the gluten free world a lot easier.