Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Dad's Cookies: GF Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Recommendation: Raspberry Linzer Cookies

ReviewTopped with powdered sugar, these little treats are the perfect 'fruit in the middle' cookie for the holidays or anytime. Surprised to find a little table in the bakery section in my local Shop Rite with these and other cookies from a company called, "My Dad's Cookies." If you've tried these or any of the other varieties, do share!

Where to buyYour local Shop Rite in the bakery section

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Macaroni Grill Disappointing

Recommendation: Romano's Macaroni Grill - find another option

Review: I was excited to sit down at Romano's Macaroni Grill Friday night and ask for the gluten free menu. Think about that - going to a macaroni restaurant (albeit a sit-down chain establishment) and asking for the gluten free menu. Feeling like times have finally changed for the GF-better.

Was there with friends and our kids and was looking forward to kicking off the weekend. 

Gluten free menu in hand, I quickly went from happy to annoyed. While I appreciate the effort, a menu that offers a decent list of items "w/o pasta" and doesn't offer a substitute (eg, GF noodles or rice), is pretty weak.  So, in essence, the menu tells you if their seasoning/sauces have gluten. 

I had a house salad followed by a meal of tomato and mozzarella. The tom/moz was an unripe tomato and such small pieces of mozzarella that I was hungry again in an hour.

The best part of the evening? Shopping after dinner and ice cream with friends.