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Ronzoni on the Band Wagon

It was such a delight to Ronzoni Gluten Free Pasta on the grocery shelves! Their tasty blend of Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Quinoa and Corn makes this healthy alternative to wheat noodles. I often find that some gluten free noodles are either only corn and white rice flour or only brown rice flour. Ronzoni Gluten Free Noodles have held up well.

I purchased the spaghetti noodles and penne. I have already made a hearty children noodle soup with the penne noodles. The noodles didn't fall apart under the heat of the soup. However, I did pre-boil them, shocked them in ice cold water and added them right before serving.

They currently make Rotini Noodles, Penne Noodles and Spaghetti Noodles. They have some competition, but the popular name and taste of Ronzoni will keep them on top.

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I can not believe how many recipes they have and I'm already planning to add these to my winter list.

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Learning for Growth

Being a professional requires that one stay abreast in their industry. It is advised that you know the latest changes in laws, software and practices. One blessing for not returning to my previous job was the ability to complete a week long course on the Project Management exam. I really enjoy leading projects and events and this internationally recognized exam will allow for me to obtain a better position doing exactly that. I complete a training course on Visio and Microsoft Project. These two software ease the functions of project management. It is also great to use when managing nonprofit projects and large projects with schools and churches. It allows for you to visually identify what needs to be done, who is doing and if you are on schedule. I love that it plans out the budget for the project and allows for you to present information according to the needs of the audience.

I will combine this certification and my degrees in a job one day. My eyes are open and I have been searchi…

Barilla Gluten Free Noodles

Gluten Free Pasta is now available from a popular brand, Barilla. As soon as I saw this on my Target's shelf, I grabbed a few different shapes and put them to the test. Barilla now sells Elbow Noodles, Spaghetti Noodles, Penne Noodles and Rotini Noodles.

Do you over boil your gluten free noodles and return to the kitchen with a mushy mess? I found that I didn't over cook these noodles to a mushy mess. The spaghetti noodles also held up when baked in my baked tomato-less spaghetti bake. The penne noodles didn't harden when I created chicken salad and refrigerated it.

The taste was similar to regular wheat noodles. No one would be able to tell the difference unless they make handmade noodles. The yellowish color remained through the cooking process and I actually liked seeing that on my plate versus the pale yellow that results with many noodles. I will continue to buy these until I learn how to make my own pasta.

Great work Barilla! Now let's talk about a flat lasagna no…