Friday, February 27, 2009

Son un jour splendide!

Yes, it's a great day. Because I made crepes. I am going to try to give you the recipe too, but I kinda just winged it when I was doing it. And this is so a "semi-homemade" type recipe.

What you need:

1 batch of Pamela's pancake mix, prepared by directions
2 extra eggs
1/4c to 1/2c milk (or water if you are casein free)

Prepare a batch of pancakes according to the directions on the package. You could probably use other brands too or make your own pancakes from scratch. Then you add the 2 extra eggs and mix well. Then add milk to achieve the right consistency. I really don't remember how much I added. If you have ever made crepes then you know the batter needs to be pretty runny. If you have never made crepes then I am not very helpful, sorry. Melt butter in a frying pan preheated at medium heat. Pour about a 3 inch diameter circle into the pan and quickly swirl it in circles so that the batter spreads out into a thinner, bigger circle. It may take a few tries to get the hang out swirling it. You need to be ready to swirl as soon as you pour the batter in. Cook for about 30 seconds, then loosen with a spatula and flip. Cook about 20 seconds on this side and then remove to wax paper. You can stack these with wax paper in between so they don't stick.

You can fill or top a crepe with pretty much anything you want. This is what we like to do.

Fill with Philadelphia pre-made cheesecake filling (Yes, you can buy it pre-made! I know. Yay!)
Roll up and top with thawed frozen, sweetened strawberries and syrup.
Top with whipped cream.

Delicious! And really bad for you. Enjoy!

Friday, February 20, 2009

They're everywhere, they're everywhere!!!

The only thing allowed in my house that has gluten in it is beer. That may be soon to change. My OCD nature does not seem to agree with having something that is poisonous to me sitting all over my house. When my husband drinks beer he seems to lack the common decency to throw away his caps which lay scattered about the counter. And every time I see a beer bottle I freak out. Don't let that spill, don't set that there, don't let your son touch that, don't kiss me, and so on. It's making me crazy....crazier than I already am. I may have to concede to my husbands desire to drink scotch. Ugh.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

OH cupcakes

Can I just start by saying how much I love Pamela's GF baking products! They are all so good. I started off using Bob's Red Mill stuff and it's not too bad, but there is a general consensus among my GF friends and I that someone at Bob's is putting stuff in the wrong packages. Seriously, the pancakes taste like they should be muffins, the cake is like cornbread, the cornbread is actually pretty good, but we like it better as shortcake topped with strawberries and whipped cream. It's just confusing to me. Pamela's pancakes are awesome. No different from the real thing. And her chocolate cake mix is to die for! It is so moist and chocolatey and delicious. I make cupcakes and frost them with cream cheese frosting. Everyone at work gobbled them up. My daughter who is anti-GF asked if I could make her birthday cake out of it. Then my husband asked if he could take some to work and feed them to the guys that pick on him for having to go GF with me. Guess what thier wives will be buying at the store? Scrumptious!

Finally a good GF hair care line

If you are OCD like me then you probably like to make sure that your cosmetics and hair products are gluten free. I know I touch my hair a lot and I put my hands in my mouth a lot so it just makes sense to me. I used to use Designline Olive Oil shampoo and conditioner, but it has wheat right on the label. I have been using Herbal Essense, but I am more of a salon product type of gal. Well my friend works at Hair Masters and told me about the new line from Designline. It is called Pure Results. It is all GF! It is so hard to verify that cosmetics are completely gluten free, but this says it right on the bottle. You can find it at Regis Salons.