Gluten-Free Brownies By Pamela’s Products – The Single Life

 

 

The Gluten-Free Single Life

 

The Single Life

I am single, again. That’s what it feels like.

At least until my husband finally gets home from his hockey game.

You see, he was supposed to be home by 8:30pm so I could go grocery shopping at Trader Joes, and they close at 9pm. I was killing time playing a game (trying to not get too involved in anything, like drinking a glass of wine, eating some dessert and writing a blog post or something), and I looked at the clock to see that it was 8:55pm. I was still single. No husband.

At least, not in the house. So, I said to myself, “Self! We are not getting to the grocery store even if he walks in right now. So… Let’s break out that wine, try those single serving Pamela’s Products Gluten-Free Brownies and get to writin’.”

OK, let’s be honest. Even though I love my wine, the brownies came first.

I received these single-serving packet, microwavable brownies from Pamela’s Products. (Yes, I got them for free. There was no other discussion. I didn’t even say I would do a review or anything. I just want to.) So, I thought I would give them a try.

You open the packet. Pour the brownie mix in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and 2 tablespoons of water. Mix. Microwave for 1 minute (I needed 1.5 minutes for mine.) depending on your microwave wattage. Enjoy.

And, I did. Standing in my kitchen with the bowl on a towel to protect my hand from the hot bowl. I felt like I was totally back in my single days. It was strange because I haven’t been there in over a decade.

Gluten-Free Brownies, Pamela's Products Single-Serving
Gluten-Free Brownies, Pamela's Products Single-Serving

 

In the picture above, you can see the little pockets of air formed to give the brownies just enough chewiness and fluff. Just like a brownie should have. The steam escaping from the little espresso colored cake brought aromas of chocolate smoothness that made my mouth water. (OK, you IFBC attenders. Was that good food description? I don’t know how to describe chocolate without saying chocolate.)

 

Gluten-Free Brownies, Pamela's Products Single-Serving

 

So, the verdict on these single-serving, microwavable brownie packets from Pamela’s Products is – Good! If you have a need for them, such as teenagers, college kids, living single, etc., they are a good choice. If you want to have gluten-free brownies available to you whenever you want them (you might want to have some will-power, if you know what I mean).

I think I will link this post to Gluten-Free Wednesdays at The Gluten-Free Homemaker. Linda always has some great ideas over there, so take a look.

 

International Food Bloggers Conference

In other news, the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) was held in Seattle this weekend. Without me. I didn’t commit early enough, and it sold out. Of course, I was totally jealous and probably will be for days of all the great gluten-free bloggers that went. Make sure you check out the blog posts that they will be putting up about their adventures. I will try to keep a running tab here, but I’m sure I will miss some. So, let me know if I miss you, and I will add you to the list.

IFBC Gluten-Free Blogger Posts

Gluten-Free Holidays

In addition, I was thinking about trying something. Let me know if you would be interested in participating or in reading. I was thinking of doing a month of having guest posts about gluten-free holidays. I have perusing some of my favorite bloggers to get ideas for making Christmas gifts. (I am already planning on using Heidi’s [of Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom] idea of homemade body scrub and Shirley’s [of Gluten-Free Easily] idea of homemade vanilla extract.) I love to make gifts. People usually like them better than store-bought stuff, especially if you can consume it in some way. Even my teenager brothers and sister-in-law like getting a bag of cookies and fudge that they get all to them selves. (They are 16, 16, and 13, respectively.)

I was thinking of doing it in the month of October so we can include Halloween ideas and Thanksgiving ideas, too. And, before I accidentally disrespect anyone’s views, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, also. If I’m forgetting any holiday, please forgive me, and correct me. Thanks!

If anyone would be interested in guest posting, please let me know in the comments below or email me at glugleglutenfree[at]gmail[dot]com. I’m sure many of you have great ideas for gluten-free holidays. I, and many others, would love to hear (read) them.

Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!

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11 Responses to “Gluten-Free Brownies By Pamela’s Products – The Single Life”

  1. First of all, beautiful wedding pic! Second, single serving brownies…so dangerous but great idea! Third, I was really jealous to not be at IFBC too! Let’s both go next year! And fourth, I love the idea of Holiday posts, and if I’m not too swamped with grad school starting, you can count me in. :)

    • Hi Iris,

      1. Thanks! Couldn’t think of any other picture I had that would me being single. Didn’t really take a lot of pictures of myself during my single days.

      2. I know! It’s so great, but I can’t have them around until my son is older and eats them before I notice they are there.

      3. I have been informed that not only are we required to go next year, there is also talk again of a gluten-free bloggers conference for next year. :)

      4. I hope you aren’t too swamped. Just for the ease of grad school, plus would love to have a post from you.

      xoxo,
      Tia :P

  2. Hi beautiful Tia!–And, beautiful you are in your wedding picture … and always. :-) I truly love seeing friends’ wedding photos. Thanks so much for sharing yours!

    Thanks also for the great shout out. ;-) Planning for the holidays is definitely upon us. I’d like to join in, too!

    I’m in SEATAC with Diane (W.H.O.L.E. Gang) … on our way home from IFBC. Will get my post together upon my return. I was lucky to tweet a lot and get photos up on Facebook. Just not great on blogging on the run, but love everyone else’s posts! All so much fun! Wish you all could have been there!

    xoxo,
    Shirley

    • Hi Shirley,

      Thank you! I had to dig for that one.

      I can’t wait to read your post. I was quite amazed at the ones that were already up. I looked on your blog and was confused why the post I thought I had been reading wasn’t there. Then I realized it was the Facebook feed that I was reading. :) Loved the pictures. Makes me miss home, even though it is a couple hundred miles south. Portland and Seattle are so similar.

      I missed a lot of tweets because there were so many and the Little Man was not interested in letting me read them and ignore him. :P

      I look forward to your post. I also can’t wait to see what people write about the holidays. Looking forward to that. I am getting started early this year, for the first time ever. Even though I always say I will. :)

      xoxo,
      Tia :P

  3. Hi Tia! This was too funny! I too am single on the nights that my husband has his softball games. I have had many nights where I am waiting for him to get home from his game….

    You look so pretty in your wedding dress! ;)

    I love the idea of a holiday month of posts! How fun that would be! Great idea!

    And, by the way, thanks so much for the birthday wishes!!

    xox
    k

    • Hi Kim,

      So, I’m not the only single one. :) I used to go to his games, but then we had our son. And his games are usually late. At first, I would sit and be so confused. I’m just too used to being part of a couple (or family). I had to remember how to do things without someone right there next to me. :)

      Thank you about the picture. Ah, so long ago.

      Would you be interested in writing a post or just reading? I am very happy either way. I was just wondering. I am looking forward to holiday ideas.

      xoxo,
      Tia :P

  4. I always appreciate it when people do reviews. I haven’t seen the single serve packets–I didn’t even know they had them. It’s a great idea.

    • Hi Linda,

      I’m not sure if they are out, yet. They were sent to me after my gluten-free bisquick post. I think they liked my take on it. I just thought the irony worked well for a post.

      By the way, the stumble upon did wonders for my traffic. Thanks so much. I’m going to have to check that out. I looked at where all of my traffic came from yesterday, and that was a lot of it.

      xoxo,
      Tia :P

  5. I’d love to do the holiday gift guest blogging thing! I think it’s a great idea and spent a bunch of time testing recipes last year for the holidays..so feel like I have something to share! Let me know if you decide to do this. Love the blog..just spent along time perusing it!

    • Hi Kim,

      Thank you, so much. I’m glad you like the blog. I like having a platform to ramble.

      And, I would love to have you guest blog. Now, I have 3 and a maybe. I am very excited to see what you write. I will send you an email.

      xoxo,
      Tia :P