Showing posts with label G-Free. Show all posts
Showing posts with label G-Free. Show all posts

Monday, January 6, 2014

Country Bobs - Yum!

Country Bobs 
All Purpose Sauce

We use this sauce in everything, well almost!  
We use it in our hamburgers, steak marinade, chicken marinade, noodle sauce, and whatever else you can dream up! 

We will let you in on our secret to making yummy hamburgers and chicken marinade that make you look like a star!  Be warned that we were both taught to "Eyeball" the measurements and not to actually use the measuring spoons.

1 lb. of hamburger meat 
Country Bobs
Steak Seasoning - can be similar to Montreal
Onion flakes - dried
**Put it all together in a bowl, make your patties, and grill the babies!  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chicken Chili!

With the freeze warnings and cold mornings, it is a wonder how anyone can  get out of bed!  We both like to cook, often from scratch.  We both come from grandmas that did everything from scratch, on Italian and one  Polish.   VERY different cooking tastes, but the same basics!  Once the weather begins to get cold it is always soup and chili weather. 

I call this Chicken Chili.  Usually I would put it into a pot and cook it all day, checking up on it  and stirring it.  But I decided to use a slow cooker because I have a TON of laundry to do. I usually have more stuff to add to our chili, but there is no way I am venturing outside on this chilly (: ha ha :) day! 

After looking through the cabinets I realized we had 3 cans of beans, about 6 cans of diced tomatoes, many cans of actual soup, and a lot of sauces.  I buy sauce like I buy shoes - if it looks good I'm trying it!

So I found the 2 cans of beans I could use, Great Northern and Kidney (the 3rd was Green Beans).  Big surprise, I had lots of diced tomatoes to choose from!  To create the 'sauce' I added Tomato Sauce and 1/2 can of water to create the cooking base.  

Add whatever spices you want!  I had Paprika, Basil, Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes, and of course Garlic Salt.  Yum!  I had left over chicken from the last nice day to cookout and chopped it into tiny cubes and dropped it in.  I basically just dumped what I felt like eating until it smelled good - :)  Right before you are finished simmering it in the slow cooker (3-6 hours), add some Buffalo or Hot Sauce to this!  Yummy!   PS.  Did you know this is Gluten-Free!?

I was going to call this Chicken Dump, but realized it may sound disgusting.  (:  Enjoy.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Holy Yum! Bart's Cookie~Review

We rarely have anything sweet in our house but when we do it is cookies.  I am a pretty good cook but I can't bake at all.  I was under the assumption that all cookies are pretty much the same.  But after I tried Bart's Cookies, I knew I was wrong!

Bart started baking while he was in college for his friends and family.  Then he started his own company and he began sending his cookies to all his clients as thank you gifts.  After twenty years he decided that cookies should be his business!  And boy after tasting them, I can tell you he was right!

Bart's Cookies come in the following kinds:

~Dark Chocolate Chip
~Milk Chocolate Chip
~Milk+Dark Chocolate Chip(Combo)
~Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Chip
~White Chocolate Chip
~White Chocolate Chip+Macadamia Nuts
~Plus Gluten Free versions! 
I was able to try the milk chocolate chip cookies.  When I first opened my box of Bart's cookies, I was surprised that there were two extra cookies!  At first glance they looked small but then I realized how tall they were.  I have never seen a cookie look the way that Bart's do! I took a bite.  Then another.  Then possible one more.  They were delicious!  They somehow manage to get that fresh out of the oven taste, without the oven.  The cookies were moist and packed with chocolate chips.  When my husband got home from work, he made a beeline to the cookies.  Within minutes of trying one, he was on Bart's website looking at other flavors.  We finished our cookies about two weeks ago and the hubby is still talking about them!  These cookies are seriously the best cookies I have ever had(sorry mom)!!

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I received the above products through Sublime Media Connection in exchange for an honest review. In no way was I asked to give a positive review.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries - Gluten-Free :)

I can not wait until it is dinner! While I was learning what my good/bad/trigger foods were I always defaulted to potatoes. They are filling, easy to make, and fun to cut. I would be the strange kid who loved peeling potatoes! Tip: My dad and mom always gave me the carrot peeler to peel potatoes. I never got the real, true knife. To this day I would rather use the carrot peeler!

Be sure you have the following – as with any recipe you can substitute what you want and do not want!
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grill seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
How to work your magic:
  1. Oven- Center rack at 425 degrees F. Line 2 pans with parchment or foil.
  2. Mix together cornstarch, chili powder, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, cumin.
  3. Rinse potatoes and peel with a carrot peeler! Use a big person knife and slice around a 1/4-inch piece off the potato lengthwise – now it is your bottom! Continue to slice potato into 1/4 to 3/8-inch wide planks.
  4. Stack ‘em in piles 2 to 3 planks high, and slice lengthwise into 1/4 to 3/8-inch fries.
  5. Toss your ‘fake fries’ around in olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and whatever grill seasoning you have. Sprinkle the cornstarch mixture over the potato slices like snow. Grab a pair of tongs to evenly coat everything.
  6. Spread potatoes in a single layer across the pans. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes – mix 2/3 times during cooking to get every side crispy.  Remember to add the cheese on top if you want before you are ready to serve!
Enjoy ‘yins fries!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Rocky Mountain Popcorn GA!

Rocky Mountain Popcorn comes in a variety of flavors from spicy to sweet. There is something crunchy & delicious for everyone. Pick from old school favorites such as buttered & lightly salted or go bold & try something new like the Southwest Cheddar. The Southwest is spicy, cheesy & has a fabulous kick of lime that makes for a unique taste.
Rocky Mountain delivers by the case so you will have lots of yummy snacks on hand at all times. The bags are designed with easy snacking in mind, using the “grip n’ pour” technology. This style also makes storage a snap! For over 20 years the folks at Rocky Mountain have been hot-air popping the largest, moistest kernels they can find. With all this practice comes a fantastic product sure to satisfy even the harshest of corn connoisseurs. Now it is your turn to experience the delectable flavors of Rocky Mountain Popcorn! Enter below to win your very own case. Good luck!

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blueberry Banana GF Bread!

Growing up with a Polish grandma has taught me one thing - measuring is done with the eye.  :)

1 1/2 cups GF Flour - Gluten Free Pantry
1/4 cup canola oil2 whole eggs + 3 egg whites
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup mashed ripe bananas  - I used all our bananas, like 3
1 teaspoon vanilla extract - Nielsen-Massey :)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Coco Powder
1 cup blueberries - Rinse them!
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks - Enjoy Life Mega Chunks
1 tbl. Yellow Dog - Mom's Gourmet 

1.Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a pan with butter - I used a glass baking dish. 
2.Whisk together all ingredients except for blueberries & choc in mixing bowl until combined.
3.Gently fold in blueberries & chocolate chunks.
4.Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
5.Bake for 45-55 minutes or until top is no longer wet and a knife comes out clean from center.
Remember: Allow to cool before removing from pan and slicing and add some butter slices on top :)
Yum! GF Blueberry Banana Bread!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Rocky Mountain Popcorn

Rocky Mountain Popcorn is an all-natural, gluten free, nut-free whole grain snack, certified non-GMO, and contains protein, iron, and phosphorus.  Wow, I thought popcorn you pop in the microwave was healthy ... guess not! This popcorn was honestly delicious and because I'm watching what I'm eating and working out it does not ruin my caloric intake! It says the bag is around 1.5 servings and under 200 calories.  YES!  
They have great flavors that are all awesome:
• Jalapeno
• White Cheddar
• Caramel
• Southwest Cheddar
• Cinnamon and Sugar
• Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn
• Butter
• Naked

My favorites have to be the White Cheddar and the Jalapeno.  I loved how the White Cheddar tasted like the big bag of popcorn that we know is bad for us in the junk aisle and the Jalapeno was spicy yet had a tang to it.  Yum! Although the Cinnamon and Sugar & Kettle Corn were great, I still love the spicy ones.  Just grab a bag and throw into your lunch box or GE/Walmart bag like most teachers use... hehe.

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All thoughts and Opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tasty Tuesday with Mom's Gourmet Spices!

This Tasty Tuesday, I decided to do something a little different than just post a recipe.  A few months ago, Trista and I went to the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland.  We tasted HUNDREDS of products and one of the few products that stood out to us was Mom's Gourmet.  All their products are low or no salt, MSG and gluten free(yay Trista!)  I was lucky enough to get a few bottles of their artisan spice blends sent to me to try.  The first thing I noticed was their great labels!  All their products have funny animal names and cute drawings on them.
How cute!
I tried the following kinds:

Yellow Dog Sweet Shake- Blended with brown turbinado sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Red Dog Rub- Blended with mild and warm red peppers, parsley, garlic, other spices, and a hint of salt.
Black Dog Belly Rub- A peppery blend of seasonings.
Rowdy Kitty Rub- Blended with red, green and black peppercorns, garlic salt and herbs.

These rubs all pack a punch!  You can really taste all the different flavors in each blend.  I promise you that they would give any boring recipe a little added umph.  Now to prove this, I used them in some standard, easy recipes all week long.  

I added the Yellow Dog Sweet Shake to butter toast for my daughter.  She's not a big eater but she ate the whole piece of toast(which is unheard of in our house).  There's no recipe for this(duh) but it did make her toast extra special that day.

For the Black Dog Belly Rub, I used it as a replacement for my normal spices in my loose meat sandwiches.  Loose meat sandwiches don't sound very good but they are!  Here's my recipe:

Loose Meat Sandwiches
1 lb Ground Meat
1 onion, diced
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
Black Dog Belly Rub
1 tub of condensed beef stock(I use Knorr's)
1/2 cup of water

1. Add olive oil to pan and add onions.  Saute a few minutes until they start to become see-through.
2. Add ground beef and brown.  Drain.
3.  Return beef and onion mixture to the pan and add a liberal shake of Black Dog Belly Rub.
4. Add water and beef stock. Mix and simmer.  
5. Cook until water is almost gone.
6. Place beef mixture on rolls with cheese and any other condiments you find tasty!

Tonight I made roasted chicken breasts with potatoes and onions.  I used the Red Dog Rub on the potatoes and onions and the Rowdy Kitty Rub on the chicken.  This is a really easy, basic recipe.  But it sure is tasty!

Baked Chicken with Potatoes and Onions
4 Chicken Breasts
3 potatoes, cut into bite sized chunks
1 medium onion, cut into fourths
Olive oil
Red Dog Rub
Rowdy Kitty Rub

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Add potatoes and onion to a bowl with just enough olive oil to coat them.
3. Toss with Red Dog Rub(I used a lot because I wanted a bold flavor).
4. Bake, covered, for an hour.
5. Sprinkle generously chicken with Rowdy Kitty Rub.
6. After taking pan out of the oven, top with the chicken breasts.
7. Cover and cook for another 30 minutes.

Super tasty and easy! We will be using our Mom's Gourmet spices all the time now.  All their spices are only $8 and the bottle is twice the size of normal spices.  It's a great deal!  If you want more info about all the different varieties(there's 10), check out their website and Facebook page!

Bon appetit!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

White Russian!

 This is a flashback for all of our friends...
White Russian
This is how we would make it :
  1. Pour Vodka into a cup ...  1/3 of the cup
  2.  Pour Kahlua into it ...   1/3 of the cup
  3. Pour in half and half ...  1/3 of the cup

Put a couple ice cubes in it if you want!

We dedicate this to our prego friend Bri ... :)  Here is your drink!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kettle Cuisine Free Coupons!

Are you a foodie always looking for something new, yummy & made with fine ingredients? How about some delectable soup to warm your soul & tummy? 

Kettle Cuisine has been crafting fine soups for twenty five years. They boast all natural meat/poultry & ingredients that are raw and unprocessed. Freshly blended spices, hand cut vegetables & soup stocks created from scratch are just a few diligent processes that go into making every small batch.

Currently there are ten flavorful varieties to choose from, all of which are gluten free. There are also low fat, vegetarian & dairy free choices so everyone can have a taste. Even our friends with food sensitives! These soups are so renowned that they even offer Food-service soups for Restaurants! Don't worry though, they also cater to food retailers & grocery stores so you can find them for your home too.

Now that your mouth is watering, why not enter for a chance to win some for free? Sublime Media Co. has TWO free product coupons to giveaway so you can find your favorite flavor!

The participating bloggers cannot be held responsible for the shipment of this prize.

FYI, their chili is amazing!!! Plus it's low cal so you won't feel bad about scarfing down the whole bowl!
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cook'n Organizer~R/GA~

Cook'n Recipe Organizer  program is a database of recipes that you have tried or want to try.  It has multiple features that you can use, even if you just like to Google the recipes!

Below is a list of things you can do with this software!

Whether preparing a home-cooked meal for loved ones, printing a family cookbook, making a menu to simplify meal preparations, analyzing nutrition to help you eat healthier, or syncing a shopping list to your mobile device to save time and money at the grocery store, Cook'n puts your favorite recipes at your fingertips to help you create the things that make mealtime enjoyable.

With any software you need to learn how to do it.  I used it for awhile, then it updated.  I had to teach myself how to do it again because it was awhile since I last used it - no cooking and all.  With cooking being done by Wendy and the King, 5 lbs of weight gain were a present I did not want!  The recipes in this database can be altered however you want and post the nutrition facts.  Much easier to count actual calories if you need to.  

I also love that you can search the internet within the database.  Being Gluten-Free it is often hard to find good recipes that do not cost an arm and a leg.  I found a great recipe for a Chocolate Icebox Cake.  Yum!   The only hiccup I noticed was when taking a recipe from a normal webpage and transferring the ingredients when you say 'Capture.'  It does save it's web address so that is handy.

They have a Cook'n Club!  I am not entirely sure what this is like, but I know I would love to try it.  Supposedly it has meal plans for you!  Yay to someone else doing the work of planning!  Visit their FB page to get more chances to win!

Want your own?  Enter below for your chance to win a copy!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Coconut Oil~R/GA~

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America's source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut 

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
I have to admit when I first received the bottle I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Once I started checking out the video and sites (above) I had plenty I wanted to try! I love this stuff! I made a bath scrub with brown sugar and vanilla. It smelled and felt so good. I also used it as eye make-up remover and natural lip balm. My favorite use by far is for my hair. I have really dry, brittle, curly hair. I have been using just a dab after my shower each morning and my hair is so soft! I love this stuff! The awesome folks at Tropical Traditions are giving away a 1 quart bottle of Coconut oil to one lucky reader!

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*Open to US and Canada, must be 18 years or older
*Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. SAHM&TW(2b) is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Namaste Foods Review&GA

Namaste Giveaway  One of our blogger friends had a chance to review Namaste Foods! They are a small (but growing!) manufacturer of fine foods that contain no wheat, gluten, corn, soy, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts. In business since 2000, they continue to strive to be the best at what they do so that we can enjoy all the foods we’ve known and loved all your life. Their approach has always been very "grassroots" in nature. When they first started, they didn’t have the money to hire advertising firms, public relations people and expensive brokers like everyone else does so we just started reaching out to people through various support groups such as Celiac Support groups, Autism support groups, food allergy support groups and the like. They sent samples for their members to try and Voila! – people loved our products and started requesting us at their local store. And a company was born!  Full Review done by DonnasDealsAndMore 

The amazing folks at Namaste are giving one of our lucky readers their own Namaste Gift Bag! 

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 *Open to US and Canada, must be 18 years or older *Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. YOUR BLOG NAME HERE is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


SeaSnax is a Non-GMO Project Verified roasted seaweed snack which is vegan and gluten free and made using 100% olive oil and just a pinch of sea salt — just three all natural ingredients! There are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Sea Snax is a socially conscious business that contributes 10% annual profit to non-profit organizations committed to making the world a better and gentler place for our children and our earth. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

We love Enjoy Foods!~Crunchy Cookies Review

We loved Enjoy Life's products so much that we when had the chance to try their Crunchy Cookie line we couldn't say no!  You can read our other review here for their Double Chocolate Crunch Granola and Mega Chunk Chocolate for Baking.  Need a quick reminder about Enjoy Life?  They are a company that makes tasty food that is free of gluten, allergens and artificial ingredients.  From the sound of that it would seem like everything would be bland.  Not so! They have really good tasting foods and aren't just for people who can't eat certain things.  This time around we got to try their Crunchy Cookies!  Here are all their varieties:
  1. Chocolate Chip 
  2. Double Chocolate
  3. Sugar Crisp
  4. Vanilla Honey Graham 
What did we think?  LOVED them!  The Double Chocolate was amazing!  I am normally a one-cookie-if-any kind of girl.  I ate three. In a Row.  Don't judge.  My daughter on the other hand is potty training so I have been handing her cookies left and right.  She liked them all but really liked the Vanilla Honey Grahams.  They are a really unique cookie that I have never had out of a box before.  They are the perfect amount of sweetness.  Trista loved the Sugar Crisps.  She cannot eat gluten so being able to have a good tasting G-free cookie is a huge treat!  They also have soft-baked cookies in other flavors that I am going to look for next time at the grocery store!

Want to learn more?  Check out their websiteFacebook and Twitter pages.

We each received free products in order to conduct our review.  All our opinions are our own and not influenced by any sort of compensation.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Beanfield Snacks~Review

Beanfields chips are amazing.  They are Gluten Free and are made with black and navy beans and rice, and cooked in high-quality safflower or sunflower seed oil, giving them a great taste and distinctive crunch.  They honsetly are crunchy - we put them in our chili instead of the crackers that are filled with wheat ad gluten.  Yum!

"We take wholesome and nutritious beans and blend them with long grain rice to create delicious snacks that are loaded with fiber and protein. In fact Beanfields Bean & Rice chips contain double the fiber and protein of most corn tortilla or potato chips."

Something I love is that a percentage of Beanfields profits are committed to profit-sharing with employees and stakeholders, and contributed to non-profit efforts to help farmers grow healthier, more sustainable crops. Yes, they help farmers with growing crops!  With the economy acting like a yo-yo this is good to hear. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Better Chip~Review

What exactly is The Better Chip?  They are:
  • Made with 40% fresh ingredients so the flavor is inside
  • All Natural
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Made in a completely nut-free environment. No Kidding. We touch no nuts in our chip facility.
  • Lactose free (Red Pepper & Salsa Fresca, Jalapeno Sea Salt)
  • Contain NO animal bi-products
  • Made on a line dedicated to only tortilla products

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kettle Cusine Prize Packs!

As a member of the Charisma Media Network we are delighted to bring you a soup-tastic giveaway sponsored by Kettle Cuisine

Kettle Cuisine offers chef inspired soups that are frozen in individual bowls for your convenience. Kettle Cuisine offers gluten free, all natural soups that taste every bit as good as they look! The assortment of varieties is impressive, as is the taste! Look for Kettle Cuisine Soups at a grocer near you in the natural foods frozen section. To find a retailer near you that carries Kettle Cuisine Soup check out the Kettle Cuisine website! Do you feel lucky? Kettle Cuisine has generously offered to give 10 lucky readers a fantastic prize pack!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Try something new today!~Nueva Cocina~Review

On my recent quest for better tasting food, I stumbled across Nueva Cocina.  I wasn't quite sure exactly what Latin food was.  Luckily, Nueva Cocina has a wonderful glossary section for those wondering the same thing.  Latin food reminds me of vacation.  When we went to Costa Rica, I had no idea what half the items on the menu were.  But man was everything tasty!  So what makes Nueva Cocina so special?  

Funky Monkey Treats

The Charisma Media Network Presents.... A Funky Monkey Giveaway!

As a member of the Charisma Media Network,  we are excited to bring you the chance to win a healthy and tasty assortment of freeze dried fruit snacks! One very lucky winner will receive 14- one ounce bags of freeze dried fruit by Funky Monkey! 2 bags of each fantastic flavor!


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