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Bakery on Main: Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal September 29, 2011

Bakery on Main Instant Oatmeal I don’t know about you, but when I wake up in the morning, I’m starving. I’m definitely a breakfast-kind-of-gal. Whenever I meet someone who says they skip breakfast, I’m always so surprised! My body needs food after 7+ hours of sleeping… pronto!

 

Not only do I want to eat the minute I wake up, but I usually don’t have time to sit around and make an elaborate meal. I am a mom (‘nuff said, right?!) and the mornings are busy (my entire day/week/life is busy)!

 

I do my fair share of cooking, don’t get me wrong. I chop fresh, organic vegetables at lunch for salads, I make home-made dinners most nights of the week, and I love to bake… But with breakfast, I’m hungry, it’s early, I’m still trying to wake up, and something quick, easy, but delicious, is just much more appealing.

 

One of my favorite gluten free newest-finds is Bakery on Main’s Gluten-Free Instant Oatmeal. You want fast? You can’t get much faster than instant oatmeal. Pour hot water over oatmeal or pop in the microwave for a minute and enjoy. It may be simple, but boring it is not. Bakery on Main’s GF Instant Oatmeal is tasty! It comes in three delish flavors: Strawberry Shortcake, Maple Multigrain Muffin, and Apple Pie. I thought I would like the Strawberry Shortcake flavor the best, but honestly, I just can’t pick a favorite. I liked all of them… all three were so yummy!

 

Don’t expect a super-sweet, instant oatmeal loaded with sugar or artificial flavorings either. Instead Bakery on Main uses real, super-ingredients and spices for a slightly sweet, flavorful, and nutritious meal. Each flavor is packed with good-for-you ingredients, certified gluten free oats, fruit, quinoa, flax meal, even amaranth! The list of other benefits continue: High Fiber, Non GMO, Dairy & Casein Free, Soy Free, Low Sodium, Trans Fat Free, Cholesterol Free, and of course, it is Gluten Free.

 

Sprinkle a few walnuts or pecans, and some fresh fruit on top of these gourmet flavors (though I liked my oatmeal plain too) and you’ve got yourself a pretty fabulous breakfast. Warm, yummy… a perfect breakfast choice this fall and winter. You can buy Bakery on Main’s Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal at $5.99 for10.5 oz. box of 6 packets online or in stores around November 1, 2011.

 

Now there is no excuse for skipping breakfast, my friends!

 

-Glamour and Green Gluten Free

 

Gluten Free Lavender Peach Pie September 26, 2011

Peach pie sounds good, right? What about LAVENDER Peach Pie??!! Yep, I said Lavender!! Infusing just a hint of lavender in your favorite gluten-free recipes can add just a little extra punch to make a delicious recipe, extraordinary!

 

Thanks to Digital Scrapbooks and More for providing exciting info on making a gluten-free Lavender Peach Pie… and info on how to digitally scrap this delicious recipe! Take photos of your favorite GF food creations and make your very own Gluten Free Cookbook with the help of Digital Scrapbooks and More:

 

Today we are going to make Lavender Peach Pie!

This easy and delicious recipe can give your taste buds an introduction to the exotic taste of lavender.

The nice thing about lavender peach pie is that you can make a Gluten-Free (wheat free) version! So let’s get started….

Lavender Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

1 (15 ounce) package pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie (or use your favorite pie crust recipe) Note: For Gluten Free pie crust see recipe below!
1 egg, beaten
5 cups sliced peeled peaches
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour)
1 cup Lavender sugar – See recipe in this article
1/4 teaspoon saltThe Cooking and Scrapping with Lavender Peach Pie
2 tablespoons butter

Directions:
  1. Start by Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Line the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate with one pie crust. Then brush the bottom of this crust with some of the beaten egg to keep the dough from becoming soggy later.
  3. Place the sliced peaches in a large bowl, and sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix gently. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, Lavender sugar, and salt. Pour over the peaches, and mix gently. Pour into the pie crust, and dot with butter. Cover with the other pie crust, and fold the edges under. Flute the edges to seal or press the edges with the tines of a fork dipped in egg. Brush the remaining egg over the top crust. Cut several slits in the top crust to vent steam.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 30 to 40 minutes, or until the crust is brown andThe Cooking and Scrapping with Lavender Peach Pie the juice begins to bubble through the vents. If the edges brown to fast, cover them with strips of aluminum foil, or make a foil tent to cover pie about halfway through baking. Cool before serving. This tastes better warm than hot.

 

To read the rest of the article, go to Digital Scrapbooks and More’s Blog… includes remaining GF recipes (GF pie crust and GF lavender sugar recipes at Digital Scrapbooks and More’s blog article)!

YUM!!!

-Glamour and Green Gluten Free

 

Gluten Free Breads… HELP! August 21, 2011

Dear Glamour & Green Gluten Free,

 

When it comes to gluten free bread, do you like getting pre-made bread? Or do you use mixes? And what brand do you like the most?

 

Thanks! I love your Blog!

Sincerely,

Marybeth

 

When I do eat bread, the best GF brand EVERRRRRR is Udi’s bread (not Rudi’s). It’s awesome!!!!! Unfortunately I can only find it at Whole Foods, but I may try just requesting it at my local grocery store and seeing if they will bring it as a specialty item. Udi bread now carries hamburger buns and hotdog buns too! They are really yummy. It’s great stuff, but buying GF bread adds up and can be expensive.

 

I actually don’t make my own bread, but I love to bake desserts. The best baking cookbook EVER is a book called Gluten Free Baking Classics by Annalise Roberts. You MUST get this book!!! The desserts are so ridiculously good, and seriously, no one will even know they are gf! The desserts, like the cupcakes and cakes, have been so moist that it’s made me really want to make the bread recipes she lists in her book too. I’m sure they would turn out even better than the Udi’s bread and I think in the long run, making your own bread would be less expensive too!

 

Good luck 🙂

 

-Glamour and Green Gluten-Free

 

Hidden Gluten… HELP! August 16, 2011

Dear Glamour & Green Gluten Free,

 

Do you have any advice when it comes to avoiding foods that seem like they should be gluten free but are not? Pasta sauce should be gluten free, right? Do I have to make sure that pasta sauce is gluten free?

 

Thanks,

Beth

 

Hey there! Good questions.. It can be very confusing to go gluten free in the beginning, because yes, gluten can be hidden in all kinds of foods and items you would just never expect. I tend to go with organic tomato sauces that are very simple and clear about ingredients. I also find that many organic foods will label the item “gluten free” or mention if it contains wheat, etc in it.

 

My best advice? Go for pasta sauces that state “gluten free” on the jar, or go online and look up the nutritional info about that brand and product and see if it is GF before eating it. Tomato sauce SHOULD be gluten free, but the hidden culprits can be weird things like wheat flour added as a filler and anti-caking agent in the spices or some tomato pastes can also contain gluten.

 

I found a great article online that says, ” Some tomato paste is made from 100% tomatoes, while other brands add additional ingredients. If you are buying a jar of spaghetti sauce, the ingredients list ‘tomato paste’ but the manufacturer has not been required to tell you what ingredients may have been added to the tomato paste.”

 

Here is the entire article which is very informative on gluten hidden in foods and products: http://www.celiacsolution.com/hidden-gluten.html

 

-Glamour and Green Gluten Free

 

Ps. Also, on the subject of pasta and sauce… You should try Tinkyada gluten free pasta, if you haven’t tried it already. Breads and pastas seem to be the hardest to get right when going gluten free and this pasta is fanastic. I find Tinkyada at Walmart or Whole Foods. Everyone I serve Tinkyada to has no idea that it is GF pasta… it’s fantastic!! Good luck!

 

Make a Gluten Free Mother’s Day Tea for Mom and Scrap it too! May 6, 2011

Mother's day scrapbooking and tea party This Mother’s Day give mom a Gluten Free Tea Party to celebrate Mother’s Day!

A tea party can be one of the most relaxing few time for a mom. I know my daughter treated me to one the other day and I have to admit that it was so fun, and I had such a delightful few hours!

Give you Mother a special time by creating a tea party for her this Mother’s Day

Here are a few articles and Resources that will give you some ideas to make your Mother’s Day Tea Party special!

Read the rest of this article at ~Make a Mother’s Day Tea Party for your Mom

Also, get ideas on food, decorations and more by reading these articles:

Article: Have a Spring Tea Party and Scrap the Event too!
Article: More Tea Party Tips!
Article: How to Make a Printable Menu in Photoshop Elements or Photoshop

Also, for lots more Mother’s Day Ideas see Digital Scrapbooks and More’s blog each day till Mother’s day for more articles and ideas at http://blog.digitalscrapbooksandmore.com/ 

Enjoy your Mother, and give her special gluten free tea party for Mother’s Day this year!

Make sure to take lots of photos and scrap it too! Here are some digital scrapbooking Supplies with a tea party theme!

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Like to see more Tea Party kits? Then check out the supplies below!

Get Tea Party Quick Page Kits! The Tea Party Quick Page Kit 3 (formatted 12×12″ paper size) 3 is a fabulous choice for scrapping tea parties, Mother’s Day lunches, baby showers, bridal showers, or other fun moments and activities quickly! Just insert your best photos of smiling faces, girly moments, brilliant tea and desserts, or special moments at a fun tea party into the pre-designed digital scrapbooking pages, and you’re basically done!The Quick Page paper size is 12×12″ perfect for traditional digital scrapbooking projects and larger scrapbooking pages! This kit comes with 4 bonus WordArt!

Scrapbooking Tea party kits! Get out the tea pot and start the ladies-only celebrations with the ultra-adorable Tea Party Digital Scrapbooking Kit 2 (8.5×11″ paper size)! This kit is filled with pretty pastel colored papers laced with Victorian-style flowers. This adorable digital scrapbooking kit is a perfect match for luncheons, Teas, spring projects, baby showers, Mother’s Day events, and a great way to scrap an “any-time” tea party celebration! And because this paper kit is formatted in US paper size (8.5×11″ paper size), it makes it easier to print out on home printers! Use this kit for many digital scrapbooking projects like journal scrap pages, calendars, recipe albums, photo books, and more!

Want more fun Tea Party and Springtime Scrap Supplies? Then see these kits?

Get Tea Party Kits that are Quick Pages! The Tea Party Quick Page Kit 1 (formatted 8.5×11″ paper size) is the fast-to-scrap kit filled with tea-inspired Quick Pages! Just insert your best photos of smiling faces, girly moments, brilliant tea and desserts, or special moments at a fun tea party into the pre-designed digital scrapbooking pages, and you’re basically done! This kit comes with 4 bonus WordArt in Tea Party themes! This fantastic Quick Page kit is also a perfect match for spring projects, bridal showers, baby showers, Mother’s Day events, and more!

The Tea Party Quick Page Kit 2 (formatted 12×12″ paper size) is a great kit for creating super-fast digital pages, projects, andSave time scrapping use quick Pages albums! Scrap your special girly moments, Mother’s Day projects, tea-time memories, baby shower parties, etc! Just insert your best photos of smiling faces, girly moments, brilliant tea and desserts, or special moments at a fun tea party into the pre-designed digital scrapbooking pages, and you’re basically done!

The Quick Page paper size is 12×12″ perfect for traditional digital scrapbooking projects and larger scrapbooking pages! This kit comes with 4 bonus WordArt and 2 Bonus Tag Embellishments, all in Tea Party themes!

Have fun using the Tea Party Quick Page Kit 2 to preserve special memories of you and your favorite girls enjoying a hot glass of tea and desserts! Tea time is a great way for us ladies to talk and bond, and certainly an event that deserves to be digitally scrapped! Use this precious tea party kit to remember all your favorite girly, tea moments! Use these Quick Pages to create photo albums, journals, travel albums, recipe books, and more!

Scrapbooking Tea party kits! The Tea Party Scrapbooking Frame Kit 1 is filled with Victorian-style colored tea cups and tea pots sprinkled with pretty designs… that you can add photos to! Just insert your favorite photos of someone special into the “tea frames” and you have adorable embellishments that can be used on your digital scrapbooking page! This adorable digital frame kit is a perfect match for spring projects, baby showers, Mother’s Day events, show-off grandkids or grandma, and a great way to scrap an “any-time” tea party celebration!

It’s easy to use these tea frames! Just insert your photos, and you’re done!

Scrapbooking Tea party kits! The Tea Party Scrapbooking Embellishment Kit 1 is filled with Victorian-style colored embellishments sprinkled with pretty designs. This adorable digital embellishment kit is a perfect match for spring projects, baby showers, bridal showers, Mother’s Day events, and a great way to scrap an “any-time” tea party celebration!

Use the Tea Party Embellishment Kit 1 to preserve special memories of you and your favorite girls enjoying a hot glass of tea and desserts! Tea time is a great way for us ladies to talk and bond, and certainly an event that deserves to be digitally scrapped! Use this precious tea party kit to remember all your favorite girly, tea moments!

Scrapbooking Tea party kits! The Tea Party Digital Scrapbooking Kit 1 is filled with pretty pastel colored papers laced with Victorian-style flowers. This adorable digital scrapbooking kit is a perfect match for spring projects, baby showers, Mother’s Day events, and a great way to scrap an “any-time” tea party celebration!

Use the Tea Party Digital Scrapbooking Kit 1 to preserve special memories of you and your favorite girls enjoying a hot glass of tea and desserts! Tea time is a great way for us ladies to talk and bond, and certainly an event that deserves to be digitally scrapped! Use this precious tea party kit to remember all your favorite girly, tea moments!

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Training to Make Digital Albums

Make Digital Albums It is so easy to make your Digital Scrapbooking Pages into a digital album in Photoshop Elements – if you would like to know how then see this training –How to Make a PDF Scrapbooking Album using Photoshop Elements 8! This training will show you all about the basics of making a digital scrapbooking albums that you can email, print or view on a computer. This tutorial will show you how to make just one PDF scrap page, or take multiple digital scrapbooking pages and combine them into an album that is in the PDF format using Photoshop Elements!

Get Other Invitation Card Templates

Buy other card templates to make  invitations for your tea party! The Invitation, Thank You, and Note Card Templates for Portrait-Designed Cards Kit 2 features small-sized card at (4.25 x 5.5″) folded size. These templates are great for making cards like invitation, Thank You, and note cards in the portrait orientation … perfect for designing your own small cards using your photos and digital scrapbooking supplies!

Whether you want to create your own little personalized cards for invitations for any occasion like:  birthdays/graduation/wedding/or invites to school events, and party invitations. Use the templates to create personalized Note cards and Thank You cards. Or use the template to make a Card just from you, one that uses digital scrapbooking supplies and your own photos!

Making your own cards means you’re in creative control when it comes to the photos included, the design, and the loving notes, card messages, event directions, RSVP requests, or other information needed inside (or outside) the card!

 

Have a Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Party May 3, 2011

Scrap Cinco de Mayo and get ideas and resources for your partyHow are you spending your Cinco De Mayo this year? I am hosting a fiesta at my house this holiday! I’m always excited to eat Mexican food (really now, who doesn’t love Mexican food?!!), but Cinco De Mayo is the perfect excuse to chow down on tacos, burritos, fajitas, nachos… and Margaritas!

This is one holiday that is easy to make Gluten FREE. See my Complete article here – How are you spending your Cinco De Mayo this year? Try these Digital Kits to scrap your Party!

Also, here are some other resources that might be helpful:

Article 1: Cinco de mayo Resources ~ Part 1

Article 2: Cinco de mayo Resources ~ Part 2

After you have made your Gluten-Free Cinco de Mayo party – don’t forget to scrap it to save all the memories!

Below are some digital scrapbooking supplies to get you started!

Have a great Party!!!

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Get Cinco de Mayo Digital Scrapbooking Supplies

The Fiesta Party Scrapbooking Kit 1 is a digital scrapbooking kit full of celebrations and set for family gatherings! It’s time to party with the Fiesta The Fiesta Party Scrapbooking Kit 1Party Scrapbooking Kit! Mix and match bold colored papers with festive supplies for the perfect celebration! The digital Papers in this kit are 12×12″ size which are perfect for the large traditional scrapbooking sized pages and projects. Kit includes digital papers, Fiesta themed embellishments and WordArt! Use this kit for scrapping Cinco de Mayo celebrations or festive themed parties!

With this Fiesta Party Scrapbooking Kit 1 you can make wonderful Large Traditional Sized Digital Scrapbooking Pages. Also use the digital supplies to make gifts such as Calendars, Aprons, Puzzles, Greeting Cards and much More! This digital scrap kit is a wonderful way to create digital scrapbooking projects that are party or celebration orientated!

Join the Party with the Fiesta Party Scrapbooking Kit 2! Scrap all the the Fiesta Party Scrapbooking Kit 2celebration with this  digital scrapbooking kit which is full of fun and celebration Fiesta-themed scrap supplies! This kit is perfect for lots of family gatherings, and parties! Mix and match bold colored papers with festive supplies for the perfect celebration! The digital Papers in this kit are 11×8.5″ size which are perfect for the calendar scrapbooking sized pages and projects, and great size for home printing projects as well as sending out to professional printers to make great gifts. It is time to party with the Fiesta Party Scrapbooking Kit 2! Use the piñata, candy and coin embellishments for birthday parties, Cinco de Mayo and other festive parties! This scrap kit is also fun to use when you have friends over for Mexican food or for other family gatherings! Kit includes digital papers, Fiesta themed embellishments and WordArt!

The Fiesta Party Scrapbooking Kit 3 is a digital scrapbooking kit full of party The Fiesta Party Scrapbooking Kit 3fun for family gatherings! It’s time to party with the Fiesta Party Scrapbooking Kit and scrap it too, with this great kit! Mix and match bold colored papers with festive supplies for the perfect celebration! The digital Papers in this kit are 8.5×11″ size which are perfect for the home print scrapbooking sized pages, or digital albums, journaling, recipe books, and other projects. This scrap kit includes digital papers, a digital recipe card and other Fiesta-themed embellishments and WordArt! Use this kit for scrapping Cinco de Mayo celebrations or festive themed parties, or use to scrap a recipe book, photo album or journal!

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Training to make your Cinco de Mayo Party very Special!

It is nice to have a special and personal invitation. They are very easy to make especially if you have the training and invitation templates!

But training on how to make an invitation for your mom's tea party How to Make Invitations, ‘Thank You’ Cards, and Note Cards in PSE 8 training is the best way to learn how to make your own personalized cards- for any occasion!  Creating customized cards is a great way to make a card with a lot of personality and meaning… not to mention, it can save you a whole lot of money too! Store-bought cards are so expensive! Why not easily make your own and include all the photos, information, and messages that you really want it to have- all at the same time!

It is so fun to see your name printed out sitting by a lovely place card! It is so easy to make your own place cards!

Make Place Cards trainingIf you don’t know how to do that then check out this training – How to Make Place Cards (and More) using Photoshop Elements. This Training is a fabulous way to learn how to make your own place cards for dinner or tea parties, food information cards, gift cards for presents, and so much more!

Bonus: Digital Scrapbooking Supplies, Custom Brushes, and a Photoshop Place Card Template are all included in this training too!

Training to Make Digital Recipe and Photo Albums

Make Digital Albums It is so easy to make your Digital Scrapbooking Pages into a digital album in Photoshop Elements – if you would like to know how then see this training –How to Make a PDF Scrapbooking Album using Photoshop Elements 8! This training will show you all about the basics of making a digital scrapbooking albums that you can email, print or view on a computer. This tutorial will show you how to make just one PDF scrap page, or take multiple digital scrapbooking pages and combine them into an album that is in the PDF format using Photoshop Elements!

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Save your family memories with Digital Scrapbooking!

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Get Gluten Free Easter Egg Pancakes and Scrap them too April 22, 2011

Easter scrapbookingMake Easter morning extra fun by cooking some Gluten Free Easter Egg Pancakes!

My mother made us always eat breakfast before we could see our Easter Baskets loaded with candy.

I think see was smart to have us eat breakfast first, then we didn’t fill up on candy and then be sick the rest of the day.

But just because we want our kids to have breakfast first doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!

How about making Gluten Free Easter Egg Pancakes for Easter breakfast?!

This makes it fun and memorable – yet it can be quick and easy too!

See the step by step directions and recipe here ~Make Gluten Free Easter Egg Pancakes! And a Digital Scrapbooking Recipe Page!

Easter Pancakes on Plate

What kid wouldn’t want to start Easter morning with a fun Gluten FREE Easter Egg pancake?  Make Easter extra fun this year and when you take the time to make memories don’t forget to scrap the fun too!

After you read this article and get fun ideas on how to make Gluten Free Easter Egg Pancakes get some Digital Scrapbooking kits too and scrap the fun!

Get the Scrapbooking Kit used in this blog:

 Digitally scrap all the fun of Easter with the Easter Egg Hunt Digital Scrapbooking Kit with 12 x 12″ Scrap Pages. The Easter Egg Hunt Scrap Kit is the perfect Kit to scrap you and the kids on this very special day. Scrap this year’s Easter kitsEaster traditions; whether that’s looking for Easter Eggs or enjoying yummy treats from the Easter Bunny himself!

Scrap all of your Easter traditions with the kids this year using the Easter Egg Hunt Scrap Kit. Create an entire Digital Scrapbooking Project showing-off the kids having fun as they search for those special Easter Eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny! This fun-to-scrap kit is filled with perfect pastel Digital Papers that include green grass, pretty flowers, and all sorts of exciting Easter Eggs!

If you want to learn more about Digital Scrapbooking or Photo Editing please check out Digital Scrapbooks and More’s  Scrap Shop for great video tutorials and wonderful digital scrapbooking supplies!

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