It's in the Bag, Gluten Free & The WoW Diet

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lemon Sour Cream Pie

The Bag Lady has been baking up a storm this week. Sunday was her dad's b-day, so we all made the journey for a surprise party. It was fun, this surprise actually worked, he jumped about a foot in the air! The Bag Lady's papa is a master baker, well known throughout the baking industry, so when we were asked to bring dessert it was no small task. Ironically enough, Grampy doesn't eat sweets, but he does enjoy tart flavors.

This pie is delectable. The sour cream makes it smooth and creamy without being heavy. It's a custardy delight with a satin finish. The lemon gives a refreshing zing, perfect for a spring or summer gathering. In fact, it was so good, that Grampy had TWO slices. Now that's saying something.

Lemon Sour Cream Pie

One pre-baked pie crust
1 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbl corn starch
1 cup milk
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup sour cream

In a medium sauce pan mix sugar and corn starch. Add milk and stir until smooth. Add egg yolks and whisk over medium heat, bringing to a slow boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter and lemon. Cool to room temperature. When cool stir in sour cream. Pour custard into baked pie shell and refrigerate for 6-8 hours.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Book Debut Report

A big THANK YOU to all of the friends, family, and passersby that stopped by the bookstore last Saturday! It was a joy to see you there. We would also like to thank the wonderful manager and the staff of Deseret Book in Bountiful. The book debut was a huge success! Upon entering the store, you were greeted not only by the classic scent of Lion House Rolls, but also Caribbean Chicken, Garbanzo Beans in Coconut Milk, and MUFFINS! Radiating charm, The Bag Lady roamed the floor, disbursing bag meal knowledge, and signing copies of her book. Father and myself manned the tasting table, where we were able to help over 100 people have a yummier afternoon. The air was a buzz with excitement. Shoppers sat at tables to taste the food as they perused the recipes and tips in the book, excitedly sharing their new-found treasure. Oh, and don't forget the giveaway! The first round of entries is in (the mill won't be given away until the end of the book tour in Aug.) It was a fun afternoon, in fact, it can be summed up in a few words: "Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, Super FABULOSO!"

The Bag Lady in all her glory.

Awww, isn't he cute in his apron?

Working the tasting table.

Smile! You're on Bag Meal Camera!

The Bag Lady in action!
If you missed the book debut, we would still love to see you at a later signing. Please check the side bar for The Bag Lady's touring schedule.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Suburban Chicken Coop Design

Suburban Chicken Coop Designs, "It's in the Bag-A New, Easy, Affordable, and Doable Approach to Food Storage" By Michelle and Trent Snow. Copyright Cedar Fort Publishing May 8th, 2010. Images, pg. 186-189, reproduced with permission of Cedar Fort, Inc.





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North East


Bottom South West

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Book Debut and Samples too!

Just a reminder friends, join us this Saturday at the Bountiful Deseret Book (directions linked on sidebar) from 2-4 pm! The Bag Lady will be debuting her book and gracing us with her samples! If you need further enticement, here's the menu of the yummies: Garbanzo Beans in Coconut Milk, Caribbean Chicken and Rice, Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip and Crumb Muffins. You'll also have the opportunity to enter to win the shiny new Blendtec Kitchen Mill. In addition to The Bag Lady, Trent Snow, co-author of the book and designer of the suburban chicken coop will be making a guest appearance. You may even cross paths with yours truly. (I'll probably be hanging out by the muffins) So come on down and get your book autographed! We'd love to see you there!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


The Bag Lady has partnered with Blendtec, the makers of K-tec Blenders and Kitchen Mills, to bring you the opportunity of a lifetime! Here's the history behind the magical partnership. The Bag Lady has 2 different mills. Her very first mill is a stone mill that runs off electricity or a hand crank. She thought this was the best mill to ever grace the earth, however, it weighs as much as an elephant and we are all suspicious that father herniated his back moving it. One day, she asked him to move the mill upstairs once again. He said he couldn't at the moment and asked if she could wait. A few days later, in fit of romanticism the likes of which Casanova could not compete, he presented her with a package. What do you think was in that fine package? A glorious Blendtec Kitchen Mill. It is light enough for a child to carry, has stainless steel blades, and can produce coarse to super fine flours. It's versatile too. The Bag Lady grinds grains, beans, and lentils in her mill. From her first grinding she dreamed of spreading this good news to foodies and fellow grinders around the world. This dream eventually led to her team up with Blendtec, and YOUR opportunity of a lifetime.

If you come to any of The Bag Lady's book signings AND say "Hello," you'll have the rare opportunity to enter to win a shiny new Blendtec Kitchen Mill ($299.00 value)--ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Let's get down to the nitty gritty.


1. Enter drawing at any of Michelle’s It’s in the Bag book signings.

2. No purchase necessary to enter.

3. Must be at least 18 years old to enter.

4. One entry per person.

5. Contact information will not be sold or shared.

6. Drawing will be held on August 15, 2010.

7. Winner’s name will be posted on: &