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Which Is The Better Brownie?

12 February 2010 - 02:50 PM

I have 2 boxes of brownie mix in my kitchen right now and I can't decide which one to make! These are going to be my birthday brownies to they have to be good! I have mint chocolate chips to add into which ever one I choose.

gluten-free Pantry Chocolate Truffle Brownie Mix
Cherrybrook Kitchen Fudge Brownie Mix

I have only tried Betty Crocker and Pamela's. I can't imagne better tasting brownies than the Betty Crocker ones...so the question is...........which is better?? Cherrybrook or gluten-free Pantry? Help! B)

I Don't Have A Food Processor

06 September 2009 - 09:21 AM

i want to try a pizza dough recipe that a friend gave me but it says to put all ingredients into a food processor and mix until it forms into a big ball of dough. i don't have a food processor or a blender - just a cheap-o hand mixer. can i use the hand mixer or will it not come out the same?

oh, i do have a bread machine with a pizza dough setting but i don't know if i can use this particular recipe with the setting? the recipe just says mix in the food processor until it forms into a ball of dough and then press into a pizza pan while the bread machine will knead for 20 min and rise for 30 min?

please help...i really want some pizza!!

Mucinex & Walmart Brand Mucus Relief

09 March 2009 - 11:30 AM

i got a cold last week and for other allergy reasons, Mucinex is the only OTC medicine i seem to be able to take without a problem. i had a bottle of the regular branded Mucinex and a bottle of the stuff from Walmart, called Mucus Relief Sinus. i emailed both companies to verify gluten content (or lack there of). here are their responses, in case anyone is interested:

Thank you for your email regarding Mucinex®.

In response to your inquiry, while Mucinex® products are not formulated with any ingredients that contain gluten, we have not certified that these products are gluten free.

We appreciate your interest in our product and we are sorry we could not be more helpful.

Cate O'Brian
Consumer Relations
Reckitt Benckiser North America


A few moments ago, I left word through your voice mail about the Mucus Relief Sinus product at Wal-Mart. Per that message, I am writing to confirm that the product is gluten-free. Should you have any further questions, please call me at 800-794-6761 and when prompted, enter the PIN # 15.


Earl Cassell
VP of Sales
LNK International, Inc.
60 Arkay Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
PH: 732-536-6888
CELL: 631-759-1449
FX: 603-947-3264

i was surprised at the response from Mucinex because i read on this board their products are gluten free. i actually started taking their meds on Friday evening and haven't had a problem. i guess it's just a CYA statement.

I Cry At The Drop Of A Hat

02 March 2009 - 05:27 PM

i don't know what the heck my problem is but i can't seem to not cry. it seems to be getting worse as of late and i don't know how to stop. i cry over everything and it is driving me insane. i can't have a normal conversation with my boyfriend without crying. then he gets frustrated and yells at me. but i can't help it. (and of course i'm crying right now, as i'm typing). i even got all teary watching the season finale of the Girls Next Door last night, when Kendra was moving out and saying good bye to everyone. OMG how lame am i???? i don't think it's related to Celiac but i guess it could be...i've been gluten-free for 8 months and feeling great aside from Niagara Falls pouring out of my eyes all the time.

am i crazy or does this happen to other people? and how do i stop being so sensitive?

Went To Applebee's Last Night

02 March 2009 - 02:26 PM

i went out to dinner at Applebee's last night...definitely not my first choice of restaurant but we were with my boyfriends family and i didn't want to be a PIA. i ordered a plain cheeseburger (minus the bun) and a side salad. i asked our waitress if they had a dedicated fryer for the french fries and she said she thought they did. i asked her to double check and if they did, i'd have the fries and if not, the salad was fine. she came back a minute later and said she asked her manager who said i'd be safer with the salad because sometimes the kitchen staff gets lazy or forgets and uses the wrong fryer. i thanked her up and down - how nice that she was honest! it was definitely appreciated :D oh and Applebee's now makes each burger from scratch (according to the menu and confirmed by our waitress) so i just made sure to mention i didn't want anything added to it, aside from just salt & pepper.

i'm very pleased to report that i have had no ill effects from dinner. i usually either end up spending the day in the bathroom or i'll get a bunch of pimples all over my face if i get glutened. 24 hours later and i'm feeling great.

i was very nervous to eat at Applebee's but i wanted to share my good experience in case anyone else wants to give it a try!

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