n General Mills has introduced a gluten-free version of Bisquick and, just like the original, it can be used - with little effort and few other ingredients - to make biscuits, shortcake, pancakes and waffles. The recipes are on the box. A 16-ounce box is $4.49 and can be found either in the baking aisle or in the gluten-free section of most supermarkets.

n Thai Kitchen has reformulated its rice noodle carts. The microwavable meals are free of gluten, MSG and preservatives.

They're $3.49 each and come in five varieties: pad Thai, Thai peanut, spicy Thai basil, tangy lemongrass and sweet citrus ginger.

MCT News Service