New For The Holidays From Glutino!

OH! My GlutenFree!

OH! My GlutenFree!

Have y’all seen what Glutino has done for us Gluten Free people for the holidays? If you haven’t then you are going to be all YUM! and Where Can I Get Those? I have to say, that the bag of Holiday Peppermint Yogurt Covered Pretzels never made it into the photo! Those babies were gone about ten minutes after the delivery guy left. So, here’s the line up:

NEW! Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Gooey Chocolate Merry-Mint Brownie Mix.

NEW! Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Snowflake Pancake Mix.

NEW! Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Snowman Buttons. Warm chewey sugar coolies with red and white sugar toppings.

NEW! Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Twinkle Sprinkle Cakes: Fluffy cupcakes with holiday sprinkles.

Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Sugar Cookie Mix.

Glutino Peppermint Yogurt Pretzels. OH are you gonna love em!

Glutino Corn Bread Stuffing. Use it straight from the box, or add your own goodness to it for your own special stuffing. Either way, it is some good eating in that box.

Where to get them:

The Glutino Online Store. Order now before they run out.

You can find some at Amazon.com

Or, go to the Where To Find section of Glutino’s website, and find a retailer in your area. If they don’t have these holiday products, ask them to get them for you.

I’m gonna be busy baking now. Which of these products do you think you would like the best?

Holiday Gift Guide: Travel Pillow from Therapedic

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I tried out one of the Therapedic Neck Pillows in the car on a recent trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia. It was wonderful to have that memory foam pillow wrapped around my neck to lean back and relax, and catch a snooze on the way.

The Memordy Touch

The Memory Touch U-Neck Memory Foam Pillow.

Therapedic Memory Touch Neck Pillow retails for $19.99 amd provides pressure relieving support and comfort for your head and neck, due to the sculpted, high-density memory foam. Also features a reusable hot/cold gel pack that relaxes tired, sore muscles during hectic travel. The cold pack was really nice! Available at Bed Bath & Beyond online and nationwide.

Features of the Memory Touch Neck Pillow:

• Luxury velour cover makes it feel wonderful against your skin.
• Cover is 70% cotton/30% polyester.
• Foam pillow is 100% visco elastic.
• Measures 8″ L x 16″ W x 4″ D.
• Cover is machine washable.
• Made in the USA of imported materials.
• 10-year warranty.

 

The Travel Pillow

The Travel Pillow

Therapedic Supreme Comfort Travel Pillow In Beige retails for $19.99 – A smaller conventional pillow that provides cushion-firm, therapeutic, pressure-relieving comfort and support for long road trips.  The Therapedic Supreme Comfort Travel Pillow guarantees comfort while you’re on the go!Available at Bed Bath & Beyond online and nationwide.

Features of the Supreme Comfort Travel Pillow:

• Made with high quality, luxury circular knit cover around a ventilated memory foam
• Provides cushion-firm, therapeutic, pressure-relieving comfort and support
• Pillow measures 10.5″ L x 14.5″ W
• Polyester/rayon blend
• 5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Buy It: You can find the Therapedic Mememory Foam Pillows at Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com, and other online retailers.

Win It: One Fabgrandma reader will win two Therapedic Pillows (1 Neck Pillow and 1 Travel Pillow) Use the Giveaway Tools form to enter:

Gluten Free Brussels Sprouts With Honey Lime Sauce and Bacon

I love Brussels Sprouts

I love Brussels Sprouts

This is such a simple and good recipe that I can not believe I never thought to make my Brussels sprouts like this before. I was looking at recipes online for another project and saw one similar to this, but I did not have the ingredients called for in that other recipe. So, I made this one up using what I did have.

Gluten Free Brussels Sprouts With Honey Lime Sauce and Bacon

1 lb fresh Brussels Sprouts

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup honey

3 T olive oil

Juice of 1/2 lime

1/3 lb bacon

Trim Brussels sprouts and cut in half or thirds. Place in a microwave and oven safe baking dish. Add 1/4 cup water, cover with plastic wrap, and steam in microwave for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, fry bacon until crispy, then crumble it. Mix the honey, olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk until blended, about 1 minute.

Take the Brussels sprouts out of the microwave. Drizzle with the honey lime sauce, sprinkle with salt. Crumble the bacon over the top. Place in 350° oven and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

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Brussels Sprouts With Honey Lime Sauce and Bacon

What is your favorite way to make Brussels Sprouts? If you try this recipe, please come back and let me know what you thought.

Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

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You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to finding the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving meal. Use these simple burlap ribbon ideas for decorations that are not only affordable, but great conversation starters. Each idea needs only a few materials and many of the items can be found in your garden, home, or craft stores such as Hairbow Center or Jo-Ann’s.

Thanksgiving Box

Find an old wooden box by searching through antique stores or asking around at stores that throw away crates. Place burlap ribbon on the inside and fill it with pumpkins, twigs, corn, and other Thanksgiving items. Leave the centerpiece on your dinner table or coffee table as a beautiful and seasonal decoration.

Table Runner

Burlap makes for a natural table runner with its neutral color and endless setting possibilities. Spray some fall items such as pinecones, pumpkins, or twigs with gold metallic paint and set them on top of the burlap for a striking conversation piece. It’s simple, but elegant.

Seasonal Plants

Although many flowers have gone to sleep for the colder seasons, there are still plenty of berry-laden plants to choose from. Use fall leaves, pumpkins, and other items from your yard or garden as accents in a wooden bowl lined with burlap. You can create a neutral-looking piece or a colorful one depending on the plants you find.

Wrap Your Plain Vases

If you have vases lying around waiting for spring, turn them into perfect Thanksgiving centerpieces by wrapping them in burlap ribbon and filling them with fall plants or warm-colored flowers. Acorns are also perfect accent pieces. You can even embellish the burlap by hot-gluing items to it.

Make it Metallic

Using metallic spray paint, you can turn just about anything into the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece. Use copper or gold metallic paint for a truly authentic fall look. Finish off the table setting with burlap place mats or runners.

Simplistic

To make things really simple, just use burlap as your tablecloth and use a contrasting color of cloth as your table runner. Finish off the place settings by putting decorative gourds on every plate. Make all the gourds the same or mix it up with different types. Although it’s simple to do, it’s sure to leave an impression on your guests.

Thanksgiving centerpieces can be beautiful mood setters for you family meal. You don’t have to stress yourself out about affording an elegant piece or making an overly complicated one. Use these simple burlap ideas to create affordable, striking centerpieces that your friends and family are sure to enjoy.

6 Ways To Stop Wasting Foods

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Thanksgiving, one of the most wasteful times of year, when we all come together with too much of a good thing. I am guilty of it myself, and I have seen it over the years at various Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter celebration meals that I have attended. While cooking a twenty pound turkey may be a tradition in your family, if there are only eight people coming to dinner, you need to think in advance about what you are going to do with all that food that  is left over after everyone goes home.

Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the United States will waste about five million tons of food. In just one year, Americans waste about 34 million tons. That’s a lot of turkey, pie, and dressing going in the trash.  Food waste is not just a moral issue, but also an environmental issue. “A tremendous amount of energy and resources go into growing, processing, shipping, cooling and cooking our food. Food waste could represent as much as six percent of the total U.S. energy consumptione ach year.

So, what can you do to prevent wasting so much food? Here are some things that you can do starting today:

  • Plan your menu. Writing out even a simple meal plan each week can help you save both food and money. Knowing what you plan to cook and eat lets you shop for specific foods and cuts down on impulse buying. Unless you have a freezer, you’ll wind up wasting excess foods bought without a plan for when to use them.
  • Shop your pantry first. Once you have your menu planned, shop your pantry, freezer and refrigerator first. Go over your meal plan and check off the items you already have on hand. Taking inventory of your refrigerator and pantry to see what you have already before heading out to the store will save money on your grocery bill, and will help you use up the foods before they spoil. We all have cans hiding in the back corner we forgot about. There’s no reason to buy more of what you already have.
  • “Sell by” and “best by” dates are not necessarily the dates that foods go bad.  Some products may still be good long after their expiration date. Trust your senses before that throwing food away just because the “sell by” date is past. Some foods can be good for a couple of weeks before they are no longer usable.
  • Freeze giblets, stale bread, vegetables for using later.  The tops, peels, and roots of many vegetables can be used to make broth  or for seasoning in soups and stews. It only takes a couple of minutes to chop and save onions, bell peppers, celery, carrots, and other vegetables. Put them in a large zip lock freezer bag, and take out just what you need when cooking later. Do the same with turkey or chicken giblets, backs, and necks; and ham that is leftover.
  • Love your leftovers. Look for recipes that use your leftovers creatively. The internet is full of recipes you can use for leftovers. You don’t have to eat turkey sandwiches or turkey salad for days!
  • Donate to the hungry.  If you still need to get rid of excess foods before they go bad, think about donating to your local food bank or a shelter for the homeless.

Oven Ready Turkey From Jennie-O and a Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Jennie-O

From Freezer to Oven?

From Freezer to Oven?

Have you ever been that cook who forgot to put the turkey out of the freezer to thaw out at least two days before Thanksgiving? I have, and let’s just say we did not have turkey that year on Thanksgiving Day. Now, though, you are still in luck if you bought a Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey. Yes, you heard that right. You can take this big girl from the freezer straight to the oven, and it will turn out perfect! No one will ever know you forgot!

Jennie-O is not a newcomer to the turkey business. They started growing turkeys in Minnesota in 1940, and have over 1500 products including whole turkeys, deli meats, and ground turkey. Their mantra is “eating well shouldn’t come at the cost of taste.”

So, how do you cook a frozen turkey? Just watch:

After the Thanksgiving meal is over, you can use your leftover turkey in one of the many recipes on Jennie-O’s website. They have five really easy menu plans for great Thanksgiving meals so if this is your first time hosting, or the thirtieth, you can find inspiration for delicious side dishes and desserts. Just look at the photo from their Gluten Free Menu Plan:

And here is the nutrition and ingredients list for the Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey. Gluten Free, y’all!

No gluten ingredients included!

No gluten ingredients included!

Buy It: You can find Jennie-O at Wal-Mart, or find a store near you here.

Win It: One lucky reader will win $15 in coupons to buy a Jennie-O Turkey! To enter, use the Giveaway Tools Entry Form:

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