I'm not sure how many of you know this, but Rice Chex is now safe for us to eat. I view this as a pretty big deal! As far as I know, this is the first "big name" cereal product that has altered it's ingredients with Celiac sufferers in mind. There are quite a few other cereals, like Corn Pops, Rice Crispies and the like, that would only have to change one ingredient "malt flavor" in order for it to be gluten free. Hopefully other brands will soon follow suit. Here is the General Mills website for gluten free recipes using Rice Chex. How cool is that!? Now I suggest that if you want to help speed up the process of gaining more gluten free cereal options, write General Mills and tell them how much you appreciate it that they've thought of, us and how great it would be if they gave us more cereals to buy... wink wink. Here's the link to (customer relations). It cost about $3.99 per 12.8 oz. box.
My next blog will be a recipe for Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I'm going to make them tonight to treat my friends David and Cheryl Vermilya, who have drove down from Syracuse, NY to visit for a few days. They are two of my greatest friends, and they run a great youth center called the Town Shop. Check out the center's site. I spend most of my teenage years hangin' with friends there and getting involved in a variety of great activities. The center is good stuff and the Vermilyas are great people.