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Member Since 02 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 08 2014 02:52 AM

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In Topic: Flour Substitution For Cornbread?

25 August 2011 - 09:21 AM

My recipe calls for 3/4 cup yellow corn meal and 1/4 cup flour. I simply substituted 1/4 cup of Bob's Red Mill all-purpose baking mix and it turned out great. I never liked much flour in my cornbread anyway.

In Topic: Celiac Cost Me Everything

22 August 2011 - 09:27 AM

Raven, my heart goes out to you. I can't say more than has already been said, but you've always been there for everybody in their time of need. I know it's not the same, but we're "family" . . . doing what families should do when one of their own is hurting.

Losing my cat was harder than losing my parents. I sobbed for days when my orange tabby left for Rainbow Bridge. Some animal companions are what I call soul mates. There's something special about them and I think each of us have at least one in our lifetime. Your baby was your soul mate and he left a big doggie shaped hole in your heart.

I have a dear husband and when he's gone, I'll only have my cat family. And yes, they ARE my family. I was never able to have children like so many here but I have two stepdaughters who wouldn't notice if I was dying in the middle of the road. My cats are always there for me.

And FWIW, kitties make wonderful little listeners. They will happily listen to you and comfort you as you grieve.

In Topic: Applebee's Restaurant - Gluten Free Menu

20 August 2011 - 11:09 AM

Friends invited us to eat with them after church and they took us to Applebee's. They had a coupon which is why they chose the place. I looked at their online gluten-free menu and decided the spinach salad with grilled shrimp would be safe. I was still unsure of the hot bacon dressing so I ordered Italian on the side.

My salad came with five pathetic little quarter-sized shrimp on top. They had left off the bacon and all that remained was a few specks of chopped tomato and pepper. The rest was spinach that obviously came out of one of those dreadful bags. Apparently when I asked to substitute the bacon dressing, they assumed I didn't want the bacon, either.

I was never impressed with them before and I certainly am not impressed now! At least I didn't get sick which actually surprised me.

In Topic: Help Me Like Lara Bars!

18 August 2011 - 09:58 AM

I loved the coconut ones but can't find them around here anymore. The others are so-so . . . something to keep in my bag for emergencies.

I much prefer Kind bars. They cost a little more but are so much better.

In Topic: Can You Eat Gluten-Free Oats?

12 August 2011 - 10:07 AM

I admit I'm afraid to try them. I was getting sick from steel-cut oats months before I found out I had a problem with wheat. I couldn't figure out why something so "healthy" was making me spend the rest of the day in the bathroom.

I realize the certified gluten-free oats should be okay but I can't bring myself to take a chance on them.