Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Last night I had a great conversation with my cousin, Shellie. Shellie and I have had the chance to meet up for dinner whenever we can. This picture makes me grateful for social media and finding my wonderful cousin.
I headed south to Andersons General Store on Talmadge in Toledo. Drove my shopping cart right to the GF beer. Mind you they have about 7 different varieties of GF beer along with several ciders. Holy crap! Only 2 six packs left. Grabbed them and asked Jim, the nice beer/wine manager to order 2 cases. ** Note - Andersons will be having Bard's Beer on sale for $6.99 a pack.
Then a quick trip to Zavorski's Meat Market on Douglas & Laskey where I found a cooler full of GF items. Rudi's pizza crusts, breads, hot dog buns, and cinnamon rolls. They also carry Black Swamp BBQ Sauce, it's GF and comes in 3 varieties. Bring on the baby back ribs!!
Monday, June 25, 2012
Using a blend of GF flours is key unless you find a recipe that requires very little effort by using Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix.
Banana Muffins with Mini Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the following ingredients together:
1 1/4c Pamela's Mix, 1 egg, 1/4 c. skim milk, 1t. vanilla, 1t. xanthum gum, 1/3 c. honey (or 1/4c sugar), 1/2 c. to 3/4c. mashed bananas and 1/4c mini choc. chips. Mix all ingredients until moisten. Spoon into greased muffin pan. 2/3 full. Bake 15 to 18 minutes. Cook and enjoy.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
I first discovered Bard's GF Beer last summer in Nashville. My brother in law, Kevin and I were amazed at the selection of GF beers at this mega beer store. Well worth the 2 mile walk in 90 degree temps.
We brought home several GF beers to taste. Overwelmingly, we both agreed Bard's was the best.
Fast forward a year and it has finally made it's way to the area. Andersons General Stores, Corks in Rossford and Zeilers in Temperance all carry this beer. In Michigan you have to go north of Monroe County to Stanley's** in Flat Rock where you will pay $5 more a six pack than in Ohio.
Pleasantly pleased that I have a nice cold Bard's Beer chilling in my refrigerator just in time to go out and grill some brats.
**Make sure you check the sell by date on the bottles at Stanleys.