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    1. mbrookes added a post in a topic Pillsbury Gluten Free Pie Crust   

      thanks for the info, especially the recipe. I am really lazy and liked the convenience. The already prepared ones in foil pans are not the right size for my pies. Ah, well, back to the kitchen.
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    2. mbrookes added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Pillsbury Gluten Free Pie Crust
      The pie crust dough in a tub has disappeared from all stores in my area. Has this happened in other areas (I'm in central Mississipp)? I loved it for the convenience, and it made a pretty good crust.
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    3. mbrookes added a post in a topic Cookbooks   

      Most recipes from any cook book can be easily adapted to gluten free. This excludes baking, which is a whole other can of worms.

      As for Crock pot recipes, I love Phyllis Pellman Good's "Fix It and Forget It" and "Fix it and Forget It Lightly". These are paperback and not too expensive.
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    4. mbrookes added a post in a topic Gemini's Favorite Things   

      Not all Whole Foods are created equally. My Whole Foods generally doesn't carry the great stuff y'all talk about. Somehow, it is thought that we Southerners don't really deserve the good stuff. (That was snarky. Sorry, but the stores I have been to up north have SOOOOO much more  gluten free than mine does.)
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    5. mbrookes added a post in a topic Talenti's New Stance On gluten-free Labeling   

      My immediate suspicion is that they do not want to go the the bother and expense of testing for gluten. As I understand the law, the product must test at 20 ppm or below to be labled  "gluten free". If the company has not changed anything, you are in no more danger than when the product was marked gluten free.
      I fear that we will see more and more products drop the "gluten free" label to avoid the expense of testing. 
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    6. mbrookes added a post in a topic Cream Of Mushroom Soup And Onion Soup Mix.   

      The Kroger brand onion soup mix has no evil ingredients listed and I have used it a good bit with no problem. Check other store brands... they are often all made by the same company and are identical except the labels.
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    7. mbrookes added a post in a topic Wanted To Get Mad... Ended Up Laughing The Whole Way Through!   

      Saw that today on "Gluten Dude". Love it!
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    8. mbrookes added a post in a topic Artificial Sweetener   

      tarnalberry, Thank you so much for a sensible, science-based reply. So much of what people believe about food (and other things) today is based on faulty or intentionally misleading "science". If I "feel like" it is bad for me, it must be. No, not really. If it sounds like truth, it must be. No, not really.
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    9. mbrookes added a post in a topic Bread For Po'boys (Aka Grinders, Hoagies, Etc.)   

      I tried looking up sunnymarie on internet and got a VERY graphic porn site. Do they have an address for bread, not bred? 
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    10. mbrookes added a post in a topic Bread For Po'boys (Aka Grinders, Hoagies, Etc.)   

      Laura TX, when I fry shrimp or chicken, I do it just like I used to, only using Cup-4-Cup flour. For chicken: soak in buttermilk for an hour or so. Then put flour, salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning in a bag and shake up with chicken. For shrimp, I use half flour and half yellow corn meal the with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning. Do not soak in anything. The trick to both is having the oil really hot. Use a thermometer and don't add food before 370 degrees. pan fried chicken is for another day.
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    11. mbrookes added a post in a topic Bread For Po'boys (Aka Grinders, Hoagies, Etc.)   

      LauraTX, the shipping for a pkg of 4 hoagie buns was $64. I declined. Next time I'm in Texas, I may go by their shop, but that shipping charge in insane.
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    12. mbrookes added a post in a topic The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat   

      We love hot dogs. Pile stuff on them. There are several good gluten-free canned chilis out there. Sour krout. Lots of mustard... try different kinds. onions. I think I'll go fix me a hot dog. Something done flung a craving on me.
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    13. mbrookes added a post in a topic Stroganoff Help!   

      I'm not sure I understand your problem. Are you needing a gluten-free mushroom soup? Pacific makes a really good cream of mushroom that is interchangeable with Campbell's.

      If it is not available where you live (Hey, I'm in Mississippi. A lot of stuff is not available here.) you can probably order it from the company or from one of the "order anything" type sites.
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    14. mbrookes added a post in a topic Is There A Good Hamburger Bun Out There?   

      I use Udi's, but there is a trick. From frozen, I stick them in the microwave (hit the "add 30 sec" button). When they come out I smash them with one good blow from my hand. Then I spread with butter (yes, the real stuff) and grill in a skillet. Put anything you like on them and smile away! If husband and I are going out for barbeque (I live in the deep South. Barbeque is required eating) I don't butter and grill. I order a barbeque sandwich with no bun and assemble it myself. Good, good!
      I have no idea why this is underlining and I don't know how to correct it. Just ignore it. I do.
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    15. mbrookes added a post in a topic gluten-free Beer Called Omission   

      Of all the beers IrishHeart listed, only Redbridge is available where I live. We do not all have the same choices. Amy VC, I think it would depend on how sensitive you are. I am not a super sensitive. I have had Omission and no reaction. However, I did limit myself to two beers. Before diagnosis, I was a beer snob.... drank mostly imports and small batch boutique beer. Redbridge is swill, but when it is all you can have, it's not nearly as bad. Also, I think it depends on how long you have been gluten free. After seven years, I may not remember tastes as they actually are. I know what I used to drink was better, but Redbridge is approaching OK now. 
      People, please do not recommend cider  as a replacement for beer. That is akin to recommending bread crumbs as a replacement for chocolate. They are not even close. 
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