Announcing Holiday Food Fest


Join us as we celebrate the holiday season by sharing your favorite recipes at our Bloggy Holiday Food Fest. We want to see your favorite dishes of the holiday season. So if you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any other holiday, please link up or stop by.

This is a celebration of good food and friends—regardless of how you cook, you are invited to join in the fun. Good home cooking, gluten-free, sugar-free, raw, organic, frugal—everyone is welcome to participate.

There will be a fantastic give-away each week, too, including fun aprons and great kitchen gadgets. To enter, you can link up, leave a comment, tweet, or link back. We’ll be tweeting about Holiday Food Fest, too, so make sure to follow us.

Thanksgiving Fall Desserts – Thursday,  November 5

Stop by and see Liz at Hoosier Homemade for the best of the blogosphere’s fall desserts. Share what you’re going to make this Thanksgiving or what you’ve been making already since the leaves have started to change and you’ve pulled out your fall sweaters. Follow Liz on Twitter @HoosierHomemade.

Thanksgiving & Fall Dishes – Thursday, November 12

We know you have your favorite tried and true Thanksgiving or fall dish that your family and friends just can’t live without. Share it with us at Tasty Eats at Home, hosted by Alta. You can follow Alta on Twitter @TastyEatsAtHome.

Gifts of Good Taste – Thursday, November 19

The best part of cooking is sharing it with others. How are you going to give your edible gifts this holiday season? We can’t wait to see your favorite gifts of good taste and how you wrap them. Phoebe at Cents to Get Debt Free is our gracious hostess. Follow Phoebe on Twitter @GettingFreedom.

Holiday Cocktails, Mocktails, and Appetizers – Thursday, December 3

What are you serving your holiday guests while they’re anxiously anticipating the main course? Any great cocktails, mocktails, or holiday kiddie drinks? Hosted by Amy at Simply Sugar & Gluten Free. Find Amy on Twitter @Amys_SSGF.

Holiday Dishes – Thursday, December 10

Join Shirley at gfe–gluten free easily as we share our favorite holiday dishes with each other. Anything goes – sides, main dishes, soups. Follow Shirley on Twitter @Shirleygfe.

Holiday Desserts – Thursday, December 17

Jessica, a.k.a. Fishmama, is hosting the final day of Holiday Food Fest 2009 at Life As Mom. Bring your favorite holiday dessert for everyone to enjoy. Follow Jessica on Twitter @FishMama.

Shirley’s Notes: Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten Free is the brilliant creator of Holiday Food Fest and the author of the information posted here on the details of this great event.

I’m really looking forward to this special event over the holidays. I’m already imagining all the fun we’ll have and all the fabulous recipes we’ll share. Please make your plans to join us!

Not just gf, but gfe!

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26 Responses to “Announcing Holiday Food Fest”

  1. Lauren on October 23rd, 2009 11:18 pm

    Yay! This is going to be fun =D.

    • Shirley on October 23rd, 2009 11:33 pm

      Lauren–I do believe you are gfe’s most dedicated reader and commenter! Thanks so much—I really appreciate it. I agree, Amy’s great idea with all these terrific bloggers/readers and entries submited will be the best! I’m already thinking of all my entries in the different categories. :-) Happy Friday!


      • Lauren on October 24th, 2009 10:07 am

        Well what an honour! I’ve got all the dates ready, just need to think of the food =D.

        • Shirley on October 25th, 2009 3:06 pm

          :-) You’re ahead of me, Lauren! I’m still trying to catch up after my trip. I have some ideas though, so I just need to note these dates in my planner and I’m sure it will all work out fine. ;-)


  2. Alisa - Frugal Foodie on October 24th, 2009 5:43 pm

    Too much fun! I am definitely joining in :)

    • Shirley on October 25th, 2009 3:10 pm

      Hi, Alisa–I’m so glad you’re joining in the fun! If there’s one thing that’s near the top of the list, Why I Love the Holidays!, it’s food! And, food in every category featured in the Holiday Food Fest. :-)


  3. glutenfreeforgood on October 25th, 2009 8:30 am

    Whew, I can barely keep up with you, Shirley! Do you ever sleep? This blogging holiday food fest sounds wonderful. I will stick post-it notes all over my office so I don’t get wrapped up in real life and miss it. Love your enthusiasm and also loved getting all the Twitter links in one place!

    Hmmm? Cocktails? I’ll have to source out and check in with my daughter for that one. Can’t even remember the last time I had a grown-up cocktail (other than wine, which I’m most grateful is gluten-free). Can’t wait to see all these wonderful recipes, but I must admit, this cocktail category has me curious.


    • Shirley on October 25th, 2009 3:35 pm

      Melissa–I’m not the superwoman responsible for this event … that credit goes to Amy from Simply Sugar & Gluten Free. I’ve updated the post to make that clear. Amy created this wonderful event and the rest of us will be taking our turns with her to host. Amy also wrote the post that all of us are using. Amy rocks!

      It says cocktails and mocktails, dear, so you don’t have to go for the decidedly adult beverages unless you want to. ;-) I was a big fan of mocktails when I was pregnant.


  4. glutenfreeforgood on October 25th, 2009 8:35 am

    Now following all your Twitter leads. What a great bunch you have here, Shirley!

    • Shirley on October 25th, 2009 3:37 pm

      Melissa–Again, I’m privileged to be connected to these terrific folks through Amy. I’m following them all, too, now … woohoo!


  5. Ibu on October 26th, 2009 9:35 am

    Looking forward to all the holiday recipes and food!

    • Shirley on October 27th, 2009 7:54 am

      Hi there, Ibu–Welcome to gfe! It will be fun to see what each week brings from so many wonderful bloggers. :-)


  6. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) on October 26th, 2009 2:28 pm

    So fun Shirley. Thanks for the heads-up! :)

    • Shirley on October 27th, 2009 7:58 am

      Heather–Thanks so much for stopping by gfe—an official welcome to you, my dear! Hope you’ll join in and share some of your very healthy, but still delicious recipes. Almond butter recipes, perhaps? ;-)

      Loved your write-up on the POM festival! How great it was to meet you and all the others … an amazing event!


  7. Jenn/CinnamonQuill on October 26th, 2009 6:30 pm

    Such a fun idea! I am thinking about what I might contribute :) I can’t wait to check out all the great recipes that will come out of this.

    • Shirley on October 27th, 2009 7:56 am

      Hey there, Jenn!–Yes, I think it will be a blast and it’s the wonderful recipes that friends share that remain in one’s repertoire. :-)

      Can’t wait to see your entries—thanks so much!


  8. Anali on October 28th, 2009 12:18 am

    I’m looking forward to this event! It should be a lot of fun and a nice way to get some different recipes. : )

    • Shirley on October 28th, 2009 7:49 am

      Hi, Anali!–I’m so glad you are excited about the Holiday Food Fest! I can’t wait to see what you submit. I love converting (if needed) your wonderful recipes. ;-)



  9. RobinSue on October 28th, 2009 4:28 pm

    Shirley Thanks for the personal invite to this event! I think I will pick one or two of the dates and join you all, it sounds like fun and hey I could always use some new recipes.

    Robin Sue

    • Shirley on October 29th, 2009 7:33 am

      Robin Sue–That will be fantastic if you join in for some of the Holiday Food Fest events! You always have the most creative, delicious recipe ideas! :-)


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