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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Zucchini bread from XO Baking Co.


Do you want to be able to bake delicious  goodies without all the hassle of figuring out the recipes for yourself? Then drop by the X O Baking Company site. This company has already figured out what tastes great, and now you can make it at home without all the hassle of going it alone!

Their mixes include both sweet and savory goods. All of them are simple to make, and quite delicious! I recently made their Gluten Free Zucchini bread Mix and it was not only easy to make, but quite good. I love the fact they included coconut flour to add a little fiber to the mix. The bread came out nicely browned, moist, and was so delicious fresh from the oven with some butter on top. Mmmmm...All their products are certified gluten free and Kosher.

They offer a All Purpose Flour, Banana Bread Mix, Corn Bread Mix, Pumpkin Bread Mix, Zucchini Bread Mix and Pancake & Waffle Mix.

For more sweeter desserts be sure to check out their Oatmeal Cookie Mix, Gingerbread Cookie Mix, Pound Cake Mix, Double Chocolate Peppermint Mix, Sugar Cookie Mix, Fudge Brownie Mix and Cupcake and Frosting mixes! They offer 19 mixes in all, quite a selection.

I have used several of their mixes before and have never been disappointed. They always come out to perfection and leave you coming back for seconds. I hope you drop by the site and order a few mixes. By the way....their brownies are to die for!!!!!!!

Happy gluten-free baking!
Sharon

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Almonds...

Hi all. Found this great Mothers Day idea over at HGTV.....Great site with lots of ideas. Enjoy!
 

      Ingredients:

     6 cups baby spinach
     1 pint strawberries, sliced
     1/2 cup sliced almonds
     1 small white onion, sliced
     3 tablespoons fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
     Great with GF store-bought poppy-seed dressing, or your Mom's favorite...

Directions:

Fill a large bowl with spinach, then layer on white onions. Add the slivered almonds around the outside. Add a layer of sliced strawberries to the top of the spinach salad. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and top with sliced strawberries. Serve with favorite dressing.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Gluten Free Coconut Macaroon by New Grains...

Morning all. It has been a whirlwind week as I was traveling once again....I had just received a sample pack of goodies from New Grains Gluten Free Bakery before I left, so I took several of their products from the cookie line with me. They had sent me a variety of  breads and cookies, that I am really excited to try.

During the trip I "gave in" to temptation and devoured the Coconut Macaroon that came in its own individual package. I really had a hard time eating only half of the cookie as it was SO delish, but the cookie is really pretty large at 4", and my husband was looking at me like I was Miss Piggy at that point.  I offered to share, relentlessly of course, but he declined, so it was his loss and my gain!!!

This cookie was one of the moistest macaroons I have eaten! I love Almond Joy candy bars, and this was a version of my favorite,  just minus the Almonds. The taste was really unbelievable! Mmmmm...

The second cookie I ate during the trip was the Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie, also a pretty good size I might add. It tasted just like a brownie in cookie form, with huge chocolate chips in every bite....I was in heaven. I actually didn't want to share this treat, so I made no offers to share. Piggy, piggy, me...

I still have two more cookie choices to try, but for now I wanted to share with you this great company's products. They offer several more cookie choices, as well as a great variety of breads. I was so excited to hear that New Grains also offers several sampler packs that comes with a variety of their products to be sampled for those fairly new to living a gluten free life style, or anyone wanting to try something new, that you can purchase that won't "break the bank" so to speak!

I can be picky when it comes to my SWEETS...but New Grains really has this combination done right in this writers opinion. I am really looking forward to sampling the breads they sent also.

These two cookie varieties sell for $1.99 each, or you can buy a ten pack which I highly recommend. Because as the popular potato chip commercial goes... "you can't eat just one"!

The company also offers three types of cookie dough and a pastry & pie crust dough, if you would like to bake fresh. The company is very versatile and offers not only already baked products, but has a wide variety of mixes and flours as well, which includes a egg, dairy, and gluten free variety of products. This is a company I highly recommend you take a look at!

Well its off to do some chores and get back on track, so until I write again....have a great Wheat Free day!
 
Sharon