By Judy Hevrdejs, Tribune newspapers
October 9, 2013
Omelets done in a snap
Those who enjoy omelets but hate fussing with skillets might try this bright red omelet-maker from Lekue. The flexible silicone unit opens like a book. Add chopped veggies, perhaps, then snap closed for a quick microwave. Add 2 beaten eggs, snap closed again, and after 2 minutes in the microwave the omelet's ready to eat. We found it very easy to use and easier to wash (in the sink or dishwasher). The made-in-Spain, BPA-free maker is $15. For a store locator or to buy: surlatable.com.
Scones gone gluten-free
Among the many gluten-free baking mixes on the market, few tackle scones. But Pamela's Biscuit & Scone Mix produces a pretty tasty version. While we found it crumbled slightly hot from the oven, it firmed up a bit as it cooled awaiting a slather of clotted cream, jam or both. Suggested retail price for a 13-ounce package is $4.69. For store locator or to buy: pamelasproducts.com.
Fudge to make you smile
Beyond the whimsically wax-sealed container, the Hot Fudge sauce from Coop's MicroCreamery offers a rich, thick, deeply flavored solution to what to serve atop ice cream. Cream and molasses amp up the goodness in the traditional sauce; a vegan version subs coconut milk for the cream. FYI: 2 tablespoons of the regular version weigh in at 125 calories. Suggested retail price: $10 for a 10.6 ounce jar. A store locator is at coopsmicrocreamery.com.
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