June 29, 2011

Final hours to enter the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Baking Contest!

I'm about to enter my recipe now...totally a wait to the last minute gal! If you haven't thought of anything, maybe seeing this will get those juices flowing...

This video was provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark

June 18, 2011

Mi-Del Gluten Free Cookies Winners!

It's just been giveaway galore around here!  The winners for the Mi-Del Gluten Free Cookies are...

#8 - Vfuqua!  Who said...

I also like the arrowroot cookies, they remind me of animal crackers. I would love to try the S'mores type. Yum!! Thank You for this opporunity. :-) 

#12 - Adam! Who said...

I want to try the cinnamon snaps and choc sandwich cookies. Love gluten free  "oreos". Total weakness. 

and #15 - Galwayshawl! Who said...

I'm already a Mi-Del addict! Arrowroot cookies, ginger snaps, chocolate sandwich cookies...those are my favs. I would love to try the cinnamon snaps or the pecan flavored cookies. Smores might be nice too... :)

Winners, please email me at betsy@glutenfreebetsy.com with you mailing address so I can get your prize out to you!

June 16, 2011

Betty Crocker Prize Pack Winner Is....

Drum roll please.....

#7 - Pamela!  Pamela wrote:

I would have to say it's a tie between the Devil's Food Gluten Free cake mix and the Yellow Gluten Free cake mix! They both make very moist and delicious cakes!

Thanks for all who entered and remember all Betty Crocker Baking Mixes are on sale 20% off through the end of June at GlutenFreely.com!

If you didn't win this time, there is still another day to enter the Mi-Del Cookie Giveaway!

June 10, 2011

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Baking Contest - Giveaway!

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Betty Crocker is having their first ever gluten free baking contest! Now through June 30th, bakers can submit their gluten free holiday recipes made from Betty Crocker Gluten Free Dessert Mixes or Gluten Free Bisquick on the GlutenFreely Baker's Challenge website.  One lucky winner will win $5,000 and a Gluten Free Baking Gift Basket.  10 Finalists will also win a Gluten Free Gift Basket!  For all of the details, please visit the GlutenFreely Baker's Challenge website.

Are you excited?!  I am, which is why the awesome Betty Crocker, through the help of MyBlogSpark, set me up with all of the information and a product prize pack to help me get started.  Even better, they are providing another product prize pack (1 of each Betty Crocker Gluten Free Dessert Mix and 1 box of Gluten Free Bisquick) for one lucky Gluten Free Betsy reader!

Two giveaways at once?  Yes!  The Baker's Challenge ends June 30th, so we need to get you started right away!  From now until Thursday, June 16th at noon (Central time) you can enter to win this amazing box of Gluten Free goodies compliments of Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark!

To enter, please leave a comment below (on GlutenFreeBetsy.com, if you are reading this in an email) stating your favorite Gluten Free Betty Crocker Baking Mix.  If you haven't tried any of them yet, just leave a comment with which one looks best to you.  Please be sure to include your email or twitter handle so I can contact you!

For additional entries, you can get an entry for each of the following:
Be sure to come back here and post a comment with your email/twitter after you've done each additional thing in order to be entered into the giveaway!


Psst...can't wait until next week to see if you've won?  GlutenFreely.com has put the five Gluten Free Betty Crocker baking mixes on sale at 20% off through the end of June!  Purchase a box now!

June 4, 2011

Mi-Del Gluten Free Cookies Review AND Giveaway!

Can you remember your first gluten free cookie?  For some of you, that moment may be etched into your memory, your life forever changed.  For me, I don't quite remember.  It was very long ago, but I think it might have been a Mi-Del Gluten Free Arrowroot Cookie.  I remember they were the first brand of gluten free cookies I discovered after I was diagnosed with celiac in January 2000.  Still to this day, I find myself placing them in my cart time after time at the grocery store.  They are as familiar to me as Chips-Ahoy or Oreos are to those who gluten.

When Mi-Del approached me to review their gluten free cookies and host a giveaway, I was more than happy to share my thoughts with my readers.  They sent me coupons for free products, so I got to chose what to share.  As much as I was tempted to grab a bag of my old standbys, I recently saw a recipe in the June 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living for a Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Pie that I thought I would incite you all with.  I mean, seriously, doesn't this look phenom?

Martha Stewart's Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Pie

Well, mine didn't turn out quite as pretty.  It was all kinds of delicious, but my family and I failed to wait the "chill overnight" step and ate it while it was still warm.  In that it was more like a bowl of lemon pudding with pecan cookie chunks and fresh strawberries than a pie.  My attempts to showcase Mi-Del's Gluten Free Pecan Flavored Cookies didn't go over so well.

I realized that yes, ground up with cinnamon and butter, Mi-Del gluten free cookies make wonderful pie crusts.  But they are just as good by themselves in their original form.  My current favorites are the Gluten Free Lunchbox S'mores!  Available in a cute "lunchbox" style box with five little 90-calorie bags, they are the perfect size for on the go (I ate one in the doctor's waiting room yesterday...just sayin').  And the taste?  Chocolate? Check. Marshmallow? Check. Crunch graham? Check!  If you love S'mores, but hate the mess, these cookies were made for you!

You must try them!  And 3 of you will win a Prize Pack filled with 3 Mi-Del Free Product coupons!  To enter do one or all of the below:
  • Visit Mi-Del Cookies and in the comment form below, tell me which product you'd like to try. 
  • "Like" Mi-Del Cookies on Facebook and leave a separate comment letting me know
  • Leave Mi-Del Cookies a Facebook wall post telling them Gluten Free Betsy sent you. Come back here and leave a comment telling me you graffiti-ed their wall.   :-D
  • "Like" Gluten Free Betsy on Facebook and leave a separate comment letting me know, as if I couldn't already feel your love behind my glowing monitor.
  • Follow Mi-Del on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, leave a separate comment below letting me know. Tweet-tweet!
  • Tell me your funny story of a botched recipe. This is worth two points if if happens to be a Martha Steward recipe.
I'll use my favorite random generator (random.org) to pick 3 winners on Saturday, June 18th.  Good luck!