Recently I received some gluten free products from Our House. They offer a complete line of gluten free baking mix products including all purpose baking mix, pancake and waffle mix, cookie mix, chocolate brownie mix, bread mix, and cornbread mix. Their products are not only gluten free but are also made with no other allergens – no milk, eggs, peanuts, or tree nuts.
This week I tried the Our House Deliciously Gluten Free Cornbread Mix.
Our House Deliciously Gluten Free Cornbread Mix Ingredients & Directions:
1 box Our House Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix
1 ½ cups milk (any type)
2/3 cup oil
3 large eggs (or 1 cup applesauce)
(Makes 20 squares)
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
2. Grease 9 inch square baking pan
3. Add milk, oil and eggs to cornbread mix; mix until smooth
4. Pour batter into pan and bake 30-45 minutes or until done and golden brown.
This cornbread was very easy to make and tasted excellent. It is by far the best gluten free cornbread I’ve tried so far. I gave a piece to my grandfather to taste, and he couldn’t tell the difference and kept saying that it tasted like “real cornbread.” In fact, he later snuck back into the kitchen to eat another piece he liked it so much!
I’m really looking forward to sampling some of their other gluten free products. If you’re interested in trying the Our House gluten free products, you can find them at Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Ingles, and Lowes Foods. You can also order directly from their website.
A few weekends ago I had the best brunch I’ve had in ages. For years I’d heard great things about Tupelo Honey Cafe, a restaurant that “offers fresh, creative Southern food that is good for the soul.” They’ve recently expanded all over the Southeast and now have locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia. Each location has a specific brunch, lunch, and dinner menu where the gluten free options are clearly labeled. I visited the Charlotte location. The place was packed out and is obviously one of the most popular brunch places in the area.
Gluten Free at Tupelo Honey Cafe
Tupelo Honey Cafe is one of those places where every dish that went by looked incredible. I felt pretty confident that whatever I ordered would be delicious, and I was right. I had the Tupelo Genuine Country Breakfast with two eggs, Tennessee country ham, and home fries. I also ordered a side of the South Carolina stone-ground goat cheese grits. If you prefer bacon, sausage, soysage, or sliced tomatoes, they also come with this selection. The eggs were great, the home fries were a large portion of crispy potatoes, and the grits melted in my mouth – all delicious! The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the country ham which was a little salty for my taste. Next time I will stick with bacon.
My friend ordered the Super Southern Breakfast Bowl (also gluten free) which includes black-eyed peas and South Carolina stone-ground goat cheese grits layered on top of two eggs, bacon, cheddar, and salsa. It was also incredibly good. Both orders were a decent portion without being too much food and the prices are reasonable for brunch.
I highly recommend you check out Tupelo Honey Cafe if there is one in your area. Since I was there for brunch, I’d like to go back and check out their dinner next. Unfortunately it didn’t look like there are a lot of gluten free dinner options at this time, but I’m sure whatever they have would be worth the visit.
I’d love to hear your experience if you’ve eaten at Tupelo Honey Cafe in your area. Were you as impressed as I was?