Gluten-Free Holiday Giveaway Galore x 10! (Winner Announced)

This post is linked to Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Mary Sharp, and thanks so much to all who entered the giveaway! FYI:  There’s still time to order Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease? for Christmas arrival via author/illustrator’s, Katie Chalmer’s, websiteYou can read a recent article on Katie and her terrific book here.

I am so honored that Katie Chalmers, the author and illustrator of the unique new book, Mommy, What is Celiac Disease?, asked me to participate in the Gluten-Free Holiday Giveaway Galore x 10 event. It’s a giveaway of a signed copy of her book as well as a terrific gift package featuring gluten-free products from favorite companies and some fun and sweet surprises for kids. I just had to join in!

First, I have to tell you that Katie’s book is beautifully written and illustrated. Written for children who have been diagnosed with celiac, it focuses on the disease in simple terms as well as all the wonderful real food that those who are gluten free can eat. Of course, I don’t need to tell you that I love that approach. That’s the gluten free easily—gfe—way, and it works. Along with the text, Katie has created some truly captivating illustrations. I’ve never seen any others exactly like them before. Both Katie and her daughter have celiac and the character in the book is modeled after her daughter.

Here’s a complete listing of what’s in the goodie gift bag:

-Signed copy of Mommy, What is Celiac Disease?

-Schar 123 Milly PlayMais – dice game & biodegradable natural toy activity brick set

-Schar products: Cheese Bites, Chocolate -or- Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies, Hazelnut Wafers

-Pamela’s Products: Single Serve Pancake Mix, Single Serve Brownie Mix, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookie two-pack, Tablespoon/teaspoon measuring spoon, kid’s sized t-shirt–color will vary

-Nature’s Path products: Peanut Butter Panda Puffs & crispy rice bars – flavors will vary, $1 off coupons

-Mary’s Gone Crackers product: one of the following: box of cookies, crackers, or Sticks & Twigs

-Snyder’s of Hanover product: bag of gluten-free pretzel sticks

-Chebe product: pizza crust mix or all-purpose bread mix

-Bob’s Sweet Stripes product: one bag of soft peppermint candy sticks

-Stuffed teddy bear (colors may vary)

-Holiday pencils, eraser, holiday notepad & plastic snowman cereal bowl

-Large holiday gift bag, small holiday gift bag, and tissue paper (will need to be assembled to use for gift packaging)

Note: Contents may vary slightly.

Contest RulesPlease read the fine print below:

•    All 10 giveaways are open to residents of the USA. My giveaway and Devan’s (Accustomed Chaos) will also be open to Canadian residents.

•    Giveaways begin today—Wednesday, December 1, 2010—and end on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 10pm EST.

•    Entry requirements will vary between bloggers. Please follow the individual blogger’s directions to participate.

•    Entrants can only win once total within all 10 giveaways. If anyone is chosen more than once as a winner, another winner will be chosen so everyone only wins once.

•    One winner per household.

•    Winners with valid entries will be selected at random. The winners will be announced and notified via email and must reply within 24 hours to claim the prize. Otherwise, another eligible entry will be chosen, in order that all prizes may be shipped to allow arrival before Christmas. So please remember to check your email on Dec.16th. (A subscription to gfe will ensure that you see when the post is updated with the winner’s info. You can subscribe via reader here or via email here.)

•    If any of the 10 prizes do not arrive before Christmas because of any unforeseen holiday mail rush problems, the USPS, Katie Chalmers and hosting bloggers will not be held accountable.

There are numerous ways to enter this giveaway. You only have to do one to enter this giveaway, but feel free to do as many as you like. Just be sure to leave a separate comment for each to ensure they get counted! 

~Leave  a comment saying why you’d like to win this giveaway.

~Post about this giveaway on your blog or share it on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~Tweet about this roundup/giveaway using @Shirleygfe. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~Subscribe to gfe via reader or email. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~“Like” gfe on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~“Friend” me on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~“Like” Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease? on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~Follow Katie on Twitter. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~If you follow (Twitter) any of the other bloggers who are participating in this event (see listing below), leave a comment for each.

~If you “like” (Facebook) any of the other bloggers who are participating in this event (see listing below), leave a comment for each.

For additional chances to win, please visit the other participants who make up the “x 10” of the Gluten-Free Holiday Giveaway Galore x 10. (Direct links to their giveaway posts are included below.) This listing includes some of my very favorite blogs and blogging friends, plus a few others who are new to me. I can’t wait to get to know them better!

Accustomed Chaos – Devan

Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom – Heidi

Be Free For Me – Kathleen

Celiac Family – Heather

Gluten Free Betsy – Betsy

Gluten Free is Life – Kim

Gluten Free Philly – Michael

Gluten Free Taste of Home – Cinde   

Simply Sugar & Gluten Free –  Amy

Final note: You can find this event and others on Katie’s Happenings page on her site.

Shirley
Not just gf, but gfe!

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Comments

248 Responses to “Gluten-Free Holiday Giveaway Galore x 10! (Winner Announced)”

  1. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:28 am

    I would love to win this contest because I live in a fairly rural area and gluten free products are not readily available. I am always hesistant to buy them online because I’m afraid I wouldn’t like them. This is the perfect way for me to try them. Thanks.

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 9:18 am

      Hi Mary–It’s looks like you are new here–welcome to gfe! :-) Thanks so much for all your connections/entries! I appreciate them and I know the other bloggers will, too. :-)

      I agree on trying gluten-free products. While I use very few of them with my gfe approach, it’s nice to find a few that one can rely on and enjoy. I know you will love Katie’s book, too. Often a book intended for children is a great way to explain the need to eat gluten free to anyone you know. Best of luck in the giveaway!

      Shirley

  2. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:28 am

    I posted a link to this contest on my Facebook wall.

  3. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:29 am

    I subscribed to gfe via e-mail

  4. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:30 am

    I “liked” GFE on Facebook.

  5. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:33 am

    I “friended” you on Facebook.

  6. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:34 am

    I “liked” Mommy, What is Celiac Disease on Facebook.

  7. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:34 am

    I “liked” Gluten Free Betsy on Facebook.

  8. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:35 am

    I “liked” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook.

  9. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:35 am

    I “liked” Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom on Facebook.

  10. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:35 am

    I “liked” Be Free For Me on Facebook.

  11. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:39 am

    I “liked” Gluten Free Easily (GFE) on Facebook.

  12. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:39 am

    I “liked” Gluten free is life on Facebook.

  13. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:40 am

    I “liked” Simply Sugar & Gluten Free on Facebook.

  14. Mary Sharp on December 1st, 2010 8:40 am

    I “liked” Gluten Free Taste of Home on Facebook.

  15. Debbie on December 1st, 2010 9:56 am

    Would be so filled with holiday cheer if I win this great prize!!! Convenience foods are a rarity around here.
    Liked you on FB.

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 10:16 am

      Hi Debbie–It looks like you are new to gfe—welcome! :-) Love your comment … we all are looking for that holiday cheer. ;-)

      Best of luck!
      Shirley

  16. Evan Thomas on December 1st, 2010 10:07 am

    I would love tow in this because it can be hard to eat gf at the holidays when there’s so much other food around and it sounds like there’s plenty to nibble on here

    evan@thewannabechef.net

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 10:18 am

      Hi Evan–Good to see you again! :-) Yes, plenty to nibble on with this prize package! ;-)

      Good luck and happy holidays!
      Shirley

  17. Lesli Hendrix on December 1st, 2010 10:08 am

    I love this giveaway because it is something i can give to my 4 year old to feel special. She usually gets left out of fun giveaways and this is something designed especially for her!!

    Lesli_hendrix@yahoo.com

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 10:21 am

      Hi Lesli–It looks like this is your first time commenting on gfe–I’m so happy to have you here! :-) Yes, winning this giveaway would be a delight for your daughter.

      Best of luck to you!
      Shirley

  18. Jenn on December 1st, 2010 10:09 am

    I liked “Mommy, What is Celiac” on FB.

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 10:22 am

      Hi Jenn–It looks like you are new to gfe–welcome, and thanks for your entry! :-)

      Good luck to you! ;-)
      Shirley

  19. Jessica on December 1st, 2010 10:16 am

    This pack would make my life over the holidays so much easier! I would LOVE it to educate my family and show them that GF does not taste awful like they assume!

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 10:24 am

      Hi Jessica!–It’s so nice to see you again. :-) You’re right … this giveaway prize would do all those things! ;-)

      Good luck, dear,
      Shirley

  20. Johanna B on December 1st, 2010 10:24 am

    I “friended” you on Facebook. This is a great prize and I would like to win so that I can share the goodies with my Celiac group.

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 10:27 am

      Hi Johanna–I love how you are always thinking of your celiac group! :-) Thanks for the new friendship on FB!

      Best of luck to you, ;-)

      Shirley

  21. Elizabeth on December 1st, 2010 10:44 am

    This is a great giveaway! I still eat roasted chickpeas almost everyday thanks to you! :)

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 10:56 am

      Hi Elizabeth–Great to see you again! :-) Oh, you made me chuckle on the roasted chickpeas … they are so addictive, aren’t they? ;-) Thanks for reminding me to add some (okay, a LOT … LOL) to my grocery list!

      Good luck to you on the giveaway! Katie had definitely put together a deligthful prize package.

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  22. Judy Doyle on December 1st, 2010 10:51 am

    thank you for all you have been doing for each of us. I signed up for the emails and looking forward to reading them!

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 11:03 am

      Hi Judy–This looks like your first time commenting here at gfe–welcome! And, what a sweet comment, too. :-) Thanks so much for the subscription and your very kind words!

      Good luck, dear. ;-)

      Shirley

  23. stephanie on December 1st, 2010 12:04 pm

    I’d love to win because my 5yo son was recently diagnosed as gluten intolerant and we need all the help we can get!

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 12:20 pm

      Hi stephanie–Looks like you are new to gfe–welcome! This would indeed be a great giveaway for you to win. :-) Please take a look around gfe, too … especially at the Recipes page. There are so many easy recipes that your son and whole family would enjoy. ;-)

      Good luck!
      Shirley

  24. Jennifer R. on December 1st, 2010 12:41 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway because I work at an early intervention program that provides services to kids with developmental disabilities, many who are GF due to autism or celiac/gluten intolerance. I am gluten intolerant, and I know it’s hard enough to deal with eating GF as an adult. I always feel really bad for the kiddos that have to deal with it, and many families that live in this rural area are low income and don’t have access to transportation to get food at the nearest Sprouts or Whole Foods which are 40 miles away. I’d love to give this to a family who really needs it this Christmas!

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 11:24 pm

      Hi Jennifer R.–We have another Jennifer R. here at gfe, but it looks like you are new–welcome! :-) That is an admirable reason for wanting to win for sure. Hope you’re educating these folks on living gluten free the easy way with a focus on real food, which is readily available everywhere, more economical, and healthier, but, yes, some special treats from time to time are nice for all. ;-)

      Thanks for your hard work in this arena, plus all your entries. Best of luck to you!
      Shirley

  25. Jennifer R. on December 1st, 2010 12:41 pm

    I follow you on FB.

  26. Marcie B. on December 1st, 2010 12:52 pm

    I “liked” GFE on FB :D

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 11:26 pm

      Hi Marcie–Looks like you’re new to gfe–welcome! :-) Thanks for the FB connection and best of luck!

      Shirley

  27. Tracy Mc on December 1st, 2010 1:12 pm

    Hello, I would love to win this for my son, this will be our first GF and Dairy Free Christmas for my son. Many of the products are not available where I am and I need to travel about 5 hours to find some of them.

    Thank you for the amazing offer. What a great start

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 11:29 pm

      Hi Tracy Mc–So good to see you again! :-) Hope you’ve been doing well with gf/df the last several months. This package would definitely be fun to win … good luck!

      Shirley

  28. Deanna on December 1st, 2010 1:14 pm

    Oh what fun! I’d love to win since there are some products I’ve never tried before. Trying new things is always fun.

    • Shirley on December 2nd, 2010 9:37 pm

      Hey Deanna–I agree … trying new things is fun! :-)

      Thanks for entering the giveaway–good luck!

      Shirley

  29. Danielle on December 1st, 2010 1:21 pm

    All fingers and toes crossed for this! I’m recently diagnosed with celiac and live in an extremely remote area (I drive 30 miles to a tiny store with few gf options, 250 to a “real” store). I would love to try these!

    • Shirley on December 2nd, 2010 10:11 pm

      Hi Danielle–Such a cute comment! :-) Looks like you are new to gfe–welcome! I’m in a rural area myself; that’s part of the reason I ended up developing my gfe approach, with an emphasis on naturally gluten-free foods, products, and recipes. ;-) Some gf specialty treats to try from time to time can be fun though! :-)

      Good luck!
      Shirley

  30. Danielle on December 1st, 2010 1:22 pm

    I like you. ;) (on Facebook)

  31. Jennifer Smith on December 1st, 2010 1:46 pm

    I would love to win this to give to my friend Gina, whose son, has had a neuroblastoma, before he was diagnosed with celiac disease.

  32. nina on December 1st, 2010 1:50 pm

    I’d love to win!

  33. nina on December 1st, 2010 1:51 pm

    Subscribed via RSS.

  34. Rebekah on December 1st, 2010 2:05 pm

    I’d love to win this giveaway! :) I drive an hour to get my GF products at a decent price.

    • Shirley on December 2nd, 2010 11:51 pm

      Hi Rebekah–Thanks for entering the giveaway and welcome to gfe! :-)

      Shirley

  35. Kristen on December 1st, 2010 2:30 pm

    I’d love to win this because I am newly diagnosed and still learning about all the products available.

    • Shirley on December 3rd, 2010 12:40 am

      Hi Kristen–Looks like you are new to gfe as well as being new to gluten free–welcome! :-) Thanks for entering the giveaway. Hope you’ll take a look around gfe and see my approach which focuses on real food that’s naturally gluten free (plus healthier and more economical), some mainstream processed foods, and some gf specialty products like those in this giveaway.

      Good luck!
      Shirley

  36. Kathleen on December 1st, 2010 2:54 pm

    I “liked” you on Facebook

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 2:27 pm

      Hi Kathleen–Nice to see you again. :-) Thanks so much for your entries!

      Best of luck,
      Shirley

  37. Kathleen on December 1st, 2010 2:56 pm

    I “liked” Mommy on Facebook.

  38. fena on December 1st, 2010 3:07 pm

    following @katiechalmers on twitter

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 2:29 pm

      Hi fena–Welcome to gfe! :-) Thanks for entering the giveaway … good luck to you!

      Shirley

  39. fena on December 1st, 2010 3:07 pm

    ‘liked’ you on facebook.

  40. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:46 pm

    I would to win because as a fairly new gluten free dieter the hardest things for me has been finding things that taste good and recipes.

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 2:37 pm

      Hi Susan–Welcome to gfe, and wow on all your entries! I agree there are many gf specialty products that leave a lot to be desired. I know many love the products offered in this giveaway. I rarely use gf specialty products myself, hence I have a ton of easy, delicious recipes here at gfe. I hope you’ll get a moment to check some of them out. Best of luck in the giveaway! ;-)

      Shirley

  41. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:47 pm

    I shared on Facebook Susan Elizabeth Spann

  42. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:48 pm

    I Tweeted using @Shirleygfe

  43. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:48 pm

    I subscribe via e-mail.

  44. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:49 pm

    I like gfe on Facebook.

  45. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:50 pm

    I friend requested you on Facebook.

  46. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:51 pm

    I like Mommy, What is Celiac Disease on Facebook.

  47. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:51 pm

    @ses1978 is following you on Twitter.

  48. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:52 pm

    @ses1978 is following Katie on Twitter.

  49. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:57 pm

    I am following Accustomed Chaos on Twitter.

  50. Karen on December 1st, 2010 3:57 pm

    My newly diagnosed ten-year-old daughter would really appreciate winning a bag!! It has been more difficult for her to adjust to a gluten-free diet than watching her carbohydrates for Type 1 diabetes! She doesn’t know any other children with Celiac.

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 2:42 pm

      Hi Karen–Welcome to gfe! This would be a great package for your daughter, especially Katie’s book. :-) Yes, dealing with celiac and Type 1 diabetes at the same time can be challenging. I have some recipes using almond flour and coconut sugar, which are both low glycemic. Other recipes can be adapted to use both. Best of luck with everything, including the giveaway!

      Shirley

  51. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:57 pm

    I am following Adventures of a GF Mom on Twitter.

  52. Susan on December 1st, 2010 3:59 pm

    I am following GFE on Twitter. @ses1978

  53. Susan on December 1st, 2010 4:01 pm

    I am following Gluten Free Taste of Home on Twitter.

  54. Susan on December 1st, 2010 4:05 pm

    I am following Gluten Free is Life on Twitter.

  55. Susan on December 1st, 2010 4:07 pm

    I like Accustomed Chaos on Facebook.

  56. Susan on December 1st, 2010 4:15 pm

    I like Adventures of a GF Mom on Facebook.

  57. Susan on December 1st, 2010 4:15 pm

    I like Gluten Free Betsy on Facebook.

  58. Susan on December 1st, 2010 4:16 pm

    I like Gluten Free Taste of Home on Facebook.

  59. Sarah on December 1st, 2010 5:29 pm

    I would love to win this for my 2 year old son, who was just diagnosed with Celiac!

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 2:45 pm

      Hi Sarah–It looks like you are new here–welcome! :-) This would be a lovely gift package for your daughter.

      Good luck!
      Shirley

  60. Denise on December 1st, 2010 6:35 pm

    I would like to win because i just had a 2 month old baby that i will have to explain celiac disease to someday.

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 2:47 pm

      Hi Denise–Good to see you again! :-) This would definitely be a wonderful book to add to your bookshelf for sharing with your daughter in the future.

      Good luck in the giveaway!
      Shirley

  61. Susan R on December 1st, 2010 6:42 pm

    I’d like to win this because it would enable me to try new things for a healthier way of eating.

  62. Susan R on December 1st, 2010 6:42 pm

    I subscribe to your blog via e-mail.

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 2:51 pm

      Hi Susan R–Welcome to gfe! :-) Thanks for entering the giveaway … it’s always fun to try new things and there are some good ones in this package. ;-)

      Best of luck!
      Shirley

  63. Tia on December 1st, 2010 6:52 pm

    While I can enter in numerous ways, I think I will just leave some comment love (even though you have a lot already) and be on my way. I think many more people could use appreciate this prize more than I. Not that I would appreciate it. Still don’t know if Max will end up with Celiac Disease, let alone have to explain to all his friends why his mom won’t allow regular pizza in the house. And, I am a super huge fan of Panda Puffs, or as Max calls them, Panda Puss. (Still working on those f’s.)

    xoxo,
    Tia :P

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 2:54 pm

      Hey Tia–Many thanks on the comment love! A girl can never have enought of that. :-) “Panda Puss” … too cute! Those f’s can be difficult. I remember my late FIL trying to teach Son to say Florida. Same deal … Son would say Slorida. However, he finally found out that he could say it if he shouted it out. LOL

      xoxo,
      Shirley

  64. Erin on December 1st, 2010 6:59 pm

    I would love to win this contest, I’m only a year into my gf diet and would love to try some new products!

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 2:56 pm

      Hi Erin–Welcome to gfe! :-) Congrats on being one year gf, and good luck in the giveaway!

      Shirley

  65. Erin on December 1st, 2010 6:59 pm

    I have followed katie on twitter

  66. Erin on December 1st, 2010 7:00 pm

    I have also followed accustomedchaos on twitter!

  67. Erin on December 1st, 2010 7:00 pm

    I have tweeted about this on twitter!

  68. Missy F. on December 1st, 2010 7:18 pm

    I would love to win this for my 2 year old niece who has Celiac Disease. This book would be perfect for her!

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:01 pm

      Hi Missy F.–Welcome! :-) You’re right … this would be a perfect book for your niece.

      Good luck!
      Shirley

  69. Elizabeth on December 1st, 2010 9:29 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway because my 17 year old son is getting ready to leave for college (!) and I would love to send him off with a basket of safe and delicious treats!

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:03 pm

      Hey there, Elizabeth–Welcome to gfe! :-) I remember when Son went off to college … exclamation point indeed. ;-)

      Good luck in the giveaway!
      Shirley

  70. Liza Vladyka on December 1st, 2010 10:12 pm

    would like to win cuz its a great package :)

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:05 pm

      Hey Liza–Welcome to gfe! :-) So glad you found your way over from Cinde’s blog recently. Thanks for all the entries … good luck!

      Shirley

  71. Liza Vladyka on December 1st, 2010 10:13 pm

    email

  72. Liza Vladyka on December 1st, 2010 10:14 pm

    liked on fb

  73. Liza Vladyka on December 1st, 2010 10:14 pm

    added you as friend on fb

  74. Liza Vladyka on December 1st, 2010 10:15 pm

    liked mom on fb

  75. Liza Vladyka on December 1st, 2010 10:15 pm

    twitter you

  76. Liza Vladyka on December 1st, 2010 10:16 pm

    twittered katie

  77. Sue Moller on December 1st, 2010 10:30 pm

    I tweeted about it! (www.Twitter.com/GlutenFreeLI)
    -Sue

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:07 pm

      Hi Sue!–Welcome. :-) Thanks for the tweet entry!

      Best of luck to you,
      Shirley

  78. Betsy on December 1st, 2010 11:01 pm

    Hi Shirley – Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving such nice comments! Glad to be part of this giveaway with you. :)

    Take care,
    Betsy

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:08 pm

      Thanks, Betsy. :-) It’s such a fun event!

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  79. Diamond on December 2nd, 2010 12:15 am

    I want to win for the treats. I’ve never tried the Milly products before.

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:10 pm

      Hi there, Diamond–Welcome to gfe! :-) Best of luck on the giveaway. ;-)

      Shirley

  80. Diamond on December 2nd, 2010 12:16 am

    I “like” Mommy on FB

  81. SunnyB on December 2nd, 2010 2:08 am

    I shared information on your giveaway on Facebook, and I also “Liked” Mommy, What is Celiac Disease? on Facebook.

    What an exciting opportunity! Too fun!

    xoxo,

    SunnyB
    http://www.andloveittoo.com

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:13 pm

      Hey SunnyB–We’ve connected elsewhere, but it looks like it’s your first time commenting here … welcome to gfe. :-) Thanks for all the entries, and good luck!

      Shirley

  82. CJ on December 2nd, 2010 12:43 pm

    I liked “gfe” on facebook and added you as a friend. I would also love to win this because I love being able to try new products. Being a crazily poor medical student it is very hard for me to “try” new GF products. With little time on my hands to make meals from scratch, this prize package would be a great opportunity to try new products that I could use in the future! Thank you!

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:15 pm

      Hi CJ–It looks like you are new to gfe—welcome! :-) Thanks for the connections! Best of luck in the giveaway and I hope you’ll check out my recipes for some quick and easy cooking options, too. ;-)

      Good luck!
      Shirley

  83. Lisa S. on December 2nd, 2010 1:10 pm

    I ‘liked’ Mommy, What is CD? on Facebook.
    I also sent it to be posted on our blog for the Portland Metro GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group)branch. We are re-starting a kid’s group and this will be a nice resource for the parents.

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:22 pm

      Hi Lisa S.–Welcome to gfe! :-) Thanks for spreading the word on the giveaway, too. Kudos on re-starting a children’s group … they are needed! The support group I lead is a family group, which also works well. ;-)

      Best of luck, Lisa!
      Shirley

  84. Jennifer C on December 2nd, 2010 1:34 pm

    I like “Mommy, What is Celiac Disease?” on Facebook.

    Thanks!

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:23 pm

      Hi Jennifer C–Thanks so much for the giveaway entry, and good luck! Welcome to gfe, too. :-)

      Shirley

  85. Alisa Cooks on December 2nd, 2010 3:52 pm

    What a very cool idea! I hadn’t seen that children’s book either. Very neat how many special diet kids books are popping up.

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:25 pm

      Hi Alisa–Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway! It’s wonderful to see this info get out in such great children’s books, isn’t it? It helps the kids themselves understand and others as well. :-)

      Shirley

  86. Amy on December 2nd, 2010 4:07 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d like to win because I’m gluten intolerant who is on a very limited budget. I am tired of eating brown rice and these foods luck fun and different!

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:31 pm

      Hi Amy–My pleasure to host this giveaway in conjunction with Katie and the other participating bloggers! Welcome to gfe. :-) Good luck on the giveaway and hope you’ll take a look at my Recipes page, because you’re right brown rice gets old. ;-)

      Shirley

  87. Janelle on December 2nd, 2010 4:33 pm

    I’m a facebook fan and subscribe via email. I am fairly new to the gluten free thing and am supposed to be working my kids into gluten free as well. I would love a package like this to show them (and myself) that there is good food out there without gluten in it. Thanks!

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:34 pm

      Hi Janelle–Welcome to gfe and thanks for entering the giveaway! :-) This would be a great package for your family’s transition to gluten free. I hope you’ll take a look around gfe and especially at my Recipes page. Kids love to make the flourless peanut butter cookies and many other easy and tasty recipes here. ;-)

      Good luck to you!
      Shirley

  88. Lori Williams on December 2nd, 2010 4:48 pm

    I would love to win this contest because my son just recently found out that he has Celiac Disease and this would be a great help for him, as he switches to a GF eating lifestyle. Thanks! Lori @ icalledonjesus@aol.com

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:40 pm

      Hi Lori–So nice to see you again! :-) This book and package would be a great resource for your son. Thanks for all the entries! Good luck, ;-)

      Shirley

  89. Lori Williams on December 2nd, 2010 4:49 pm

    I subscribe to GFE via email. Thanks! Lori at icalledonjesus@aol.com

  90. Lori Williams on December 2nd, 2010 4:50 pm

    I “like” GFE on Facebook! Thanks! Lori at icalledonjesus@aol.com

  91. Lori Williams on December 2nd, 2010 4:51 pm

    I am our “friend” on FAcebook! Thanks! Lori at icalledonjesus@aol.com

  92. Lori Williams on December 2nd, 2010 4:52 pm

    I “like” Mommy, What is Celiac Disease? on Facebook! Thanks! Lori at icalledonjesus@aol.com

  93. Lori Williams on December 2nd, 2010 4:53 pm

    I “like” Accustomed Chaos on FAcebook. Thanks! Lori at icalledonjesus@aol.com

  94. Lori Williams on December 2nd, 2010 4:54 pm

    I “like” Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom on FAcebook! Thanks! Lori at icalledonjesus@aol.com

  95. Lori Williams on December 2nd, 2010 4:55 pm

    I “like” Gluten Free Betsy on Facebook. Thanks! Lori at icalledonjesus@aol.com

  96. Lori Williams on December 2nd, 2010 4:56 pm

    I “like” Simply Sugar and Gluten Free on Facebook! Thanks! Lori at icalledonjesus@aol.com

  97. Gail on December 3rd, 2010 12:30 am

    It would be awesome to win this book and gift package. What a lovely Christmas gift idea!

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:43 pm

      Hi Gail–Looks like you’re new to gfe–welcome! :-) It IS a great giveaway! Many thanks to Katie for sponsoring most of it as well as a few other vendors. Thanks for you entries … good luck! ;-)

      Shirley

  98. Gail on December 3rd, 2010 12:32 am

    Great giveaway, Shirley. I subscribed to your blog “gfe” via e-mail.

  99. jenn on December 3rd, 2010 12:58 pm

    I would love to win this. My dd is gf and will not try new things much. This will help to try new things and have stuff in the cabinet that she said no thank you to.

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:45 pm

      Hi jenn–I think your dd would really enjoy this gift package. Best of luck on the giveaway and welcome to gfe, too! ;-)

      Shirley

  100. Darcy Klier on December 3rd, 2010 2:15 pm

    I would love to win. I have 4 children with celiac disease.

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:47 pm

      Hi Darcy–Welcome to gfe! :-) Yes, the book would be a great resource for your family and the goodies would be enjoyed by your four children. Best of luck!

      Shirley

  101. SLS on December 3rd, 2010 3:25 pm

    I would like to win this prize because I’m interested in trying more products that are gluten free, so I can make the switch.

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:49 pm

      Hi SLS–Wow on all the entries! Welcome to gfe and best of luck! :-)

      Shirley

  102. SLS on December 3rd, 2010 3:30 pm
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  104. SLS on December 3rd, 2010 3:31 pm

    subscribed via google reader

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  105. SLS on December 3rd, 2010 3:33 pm

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  106. SLS on December 3rd, 2010 3:34 pm

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  117. Kay Guest on December 3rd, 2010 5:18 pm

    Hey Shirley! I would love to win this for my husband, he’s a real kid at heart! Kay

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:50 pm

      Hi Kay–You’re too cute! I think any adult would like this package, too. ;-)

      Good luck!
      Shirley

  118. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 6:54 pm

    I would like to win this giveaway because I have celiac disease and my whole family eats gluten free. This book would be great to help me explain to my 2 yr old why we all have to eat gluten-free! All the products would also be fantastic to save us a little money!! Thank you!
    amoeidson@yahoo.com

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:54 pm

      Hi Amo–It’s so good to see you here at gfe again! :-) I think this would definitely be a terrific book for your 2-year old and yes, you’d enjoy the products very much, too. ;-) Thanks for so many entries … good luck, dear!

      Shirley

  119. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 6:55 pm
  120. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 6:56 pm

    I subscribe via Reader!
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  121. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 6:56 pm

    I subscribe via email
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  122. Terry Logan on December 3rd, 2010 9:10 pm

    I “Like” Mommy what is Celiac, on Facebook.

  123. Jill on December 3rd, 2010 9:43 pm

    I like you on fb

  124. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:14 pm

    I like gfe on Facebook
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  125. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:15 pm

    I am your friend on Facebook
    Amy Dee Eidson Clark

  126. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:15 pm

    I like Mommy, What is Celiac Disease on Facebook

  127. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:16 pm

    I follow you on Twitter

  128. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:16 pm

    I follow Katie on Twitter

  129. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:45 pm

    I follow Gluten Free is Life on Twitter

  130. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:45 pm

    I follow Gluten Free Taste of Home on Twitter

  131. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:46 pm

    I follow Accustomed Chaos on Twitter

  132. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:46 pm

    I follow Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom on Twitter

  133. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:47 pm

    I follow Simply Sugar and Gluten Free on Twitter

  134. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:47 pm

    I follow Gluten Free is Life on Facebook

  135. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:47 pm

    I follow Gluten Free Taste of Home on Facebook

  136. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:48 pm

    I follow Accustomed Chaos on Facebook

  137. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:48 pm

    I follow Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom on Facebook

  138. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:49 pm

    I follow Gluten Free Betsy on Facebook

  139. Amo on December 3rd, 2010 11:49 pm

    I follow Simply Sugar and GLuten Free on Facebook

  140. Rise Above Gluten on December 5th, 2010 1:06 am

    I would love to win this giveaway because I have lots of Gluten Free friends to share with this holiday season!

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:56 pm

      Hi again John–It’s wonderful that you want to share. ;-) Good luck to you! :-)

      Shirley

  141. Susan on December 5th, 2010 9:56 am

    I have become a fan on facebook and shared some info there…I am really happy with info I found today…Pumkin Martini? Cornn chip stuffing! Awesome!!! I would love to win as I am in a new area an dunsure what some of my options are for GF dining and there is still always the food and ingredients dilemma.

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 3:58 pm

      Hi Susan–Welcome to gfe and thanks so much for all the kind words! :-) I know you’d love this package … good luck to you!

      Shirley

  142. Erin on December 5th, 2010 2:29 pm

    This is such a great way to learn about new blogs that are directly related to my interest in gluten free. I have celiac and I would love to win this pack so I can share of information with my family. I think the book would help my grandmother understand. Thanks, Erin
    erinsmalls@gmail.com

    • Shirley on December 5th, 2010 2:59 pm

      Hi Erin–Nice to meet you here at gfe. :-) Katie’s book is a lovely, easy-to-understand explanation on celiac for anyone.

      Best of luck, Erin!
      Shirley

  143. Penny on December 5th, 2010 6:25 pm

    I’d like to win because if have a child on a GF diet.

    • Shirley on December 6th, 2010 7:55 am

      Hi Penny–Welcome to gfe; it’s good to have you here! :-) Thanks for your entries … best of luck to you in the giveaway! ;-)

      Shirley

  144. Penny on December 5th, 2010 6:25 pm

    I like the book on facebook.

  145. Morah Devorie on December 6th, 2010 4:37 pm

    I’ve got two gf kids and would love to share the book and assorted resources with them. Thanks!

    • Shirley on December 7th, 2010 7:12 am

      Hi Morah–Welcome! It’s nice to have you here at gfe. :-) This giveaway package would be lovely for your kids … best of luck!

      Shirley

  146. Janet on December 8th, 2010 1:42 am

    I would like to win this package because I have five year old twins girls with Celiac Disease. They just started Kindergarten a few months ago and already we have dealt with difficult situations concerning food and art supplies. I think this book would help them to better understand why they need to avoid gluten and it could even help their teachers to better understand it to!

    • Shirley on December 11th, 2010 7:55 pm

      Hi Janet–It looks like you are new here–welcome to gfe! :-) I’m not surprised on the challenges your girls have faced at school. They can seem overwhelming. I think it gets easier over time, even with children, as they learn to look out for themselves, educating others in the process. Katie’s book would be excellent for your girls, their teachers, and family members, too.

      Best of luck!
      Shirley

  147. Melanie on December 8th, 2010 4:48 am

    Okay, I am goi g to attempt to do all the posting and joining that are requirements to enter to win which are quite a bit (I am on Facebook but haven’t got a clue about tweet g and twitter so that’s a little daunting) Now you ask so why enter then? The obvious…who doesn’t like to win a prize or gift I mean wooooohooo and thank you! But the real driving force is me and my life which is in some serious need of health help. I am ahem, 54 but about 38 in my mind and I have been in some serious stress for the last 14 years with it being of the richter scale I the last 3-4. As a result I am grossly overweight 50 ish pounds need to come off, blood pressure needs to come down, glucose levels need to come down and this “tire” around my middle needs to disappear! I constantly feel bloated and still crave cards but feel gloggy afterwards. My two cousins who are Chiropracters and loving parents of a Celiac kid are pretty sure I having this same situation and have recommended going gluten free. Okay starting my research and yikes it’s overwhelming and unclear and and and! I really need the loving embrace of this collection to jump start me into my new and heather life EASILY! Please! I am so looking forward to feeli g better by changing my eating as well as the lifestyle changes I am already applying but I am confused and overwhelmed and don’t really know how to start and stay EASILY gluten free! Thank for providing a great opportunity for me to jumpstart myself into a heather New Year! Hope you pick me :0) Melanie

    • Shirley on December 11th, 2010 8:54 pm

      Hi Melanie–Welcome to gfe! :-) One entry is all you need, don’t get overwhelmed by all the possible options. ;-) Thanks for the connections though!

      Start out with your new gluten-free diet by considering all your favorite foods that are naturally gluten free from real food like meat, seafood, fruit, veggies, and most dairy to mainstream processed foods that are gluten free, with just a few gf specialty products in the mix. That’s the gfe approach and the easiest, most economical, and healthiest way to eat gluten free in my opinion. Look on the sidebar under “gfe’s tip sheets” for 50 Foods You Can Eat Today as a starting point (not all foods you’d want to eat daily, but it’s a transitional thing) and 50 Meals That Are GFE. The latter will get you thinking about all the foods and meals you already eat that are gluten free.

      A couple more points … I don’t choose the winners, random.org does that for me. ;-) And, I do recommend that you get tested for celiac before going gluten free. Once one goes gluten free, celiac testing will be inaccurate. Finding out that one has celiac disease can be important for medical personnel knowing how to treat you and taking your condition seriously, and for you as far as having the conviction to stay gluten free. Maybe your cousins can direct you to a doctor for celiac testing. A negative test doesn’t rule out a serious non-celiac issue, but it is a hoop that most advise jumping through.

      All the best and good luck in the giveaway,
      Shirley

  148. jill carl on December 8th, 2010 1:49 pm

    Hello–that looks like a fantastic giveaway.I’d sure like to win this to share with my grandaughter who is 7 and is a Celiac. thanks

    • Shirley on December 11th, 2010 8:57 pm

      Hi jill–Welcome to gfe. :-) This would be a lovely package to share with your granddaughter!

      Good luck on the giveaway! ;-)
      Shirley

  149. Angela on December 8th, 2010 9:44 pm

    I liked “Gluten free easily” on facebook since I just started taking it out of my 3 year old daughter’s diet this week and already see changes! I want so badly for her to get better and need all the help I can get and would love to win any products that might help us out!

    • Shirley on December 11th, 2010 8:59 pm

      Hi Angela–It looks like you are new to gfe–welcome! :-) That’s awesome that you are seeing improvements with your daughter already! Please take a look around gfe at the tips sheets on the sidebar and the recipes page, where there are tons of super easy meal and dessert ideas.

      Good luck!
      Shirley

  150. Joanne on December 8th, 2010 11:37 pm

    I would love this gift package. I’d send some of the snacks to my daughter in college, who has celiac and has a hard time finding snacks that are GF. The rest would go to my daughter and grandson-who also have celiac. What a gift! Never seen such an awesome gift that would be more perfect for someone with celiac. Awesome!

    • Shirley on December 11th, 2010 9:02 pm

      Hi Joanne–Welcome to gfe! :-) It looks like you have many who would benefit from winning. Good luck! ;-)

      Shirley

  151. Patti on December 10th, 2010 3:06 pm

    I would like to win this give away, because my son was just diagnosed with celiac. I think having a book to help explain this, and goodies to try alternatives to his favorite snacks that we have not been able to try yet.

    • Shirley on December 11th, 2010 9:06 pm

      Hi Patti–Hope you’ll take a look around gfe–welcome! :-) There’s very helpful info for those who are newly diagnosed on my sidebar and many easy recipes that taste just like normal food on my Recipe page.

      Thanks for entering the giveaway–best of luck to you! ;-)

      Shirley

  152. Linda Hayesq on December 10th, 2010 3:24 pm

    I am trying to cook for a sick friend who is gluten intolerant. I NEED help. The products would be great. I’d give the book to my local library so many children can be helped.

    • Shirley on December 11th, 2010 9:09 pm

      Hi Linda–Sounds like you have a good plan if you win! :-) Thanks so much for entering the giveaway. Since you are taking care of a sick gluten-intolerant friend (thank you for that), be sure to look at the tip sheets on the side bar, which will give you menu ideas and on the recipe page for easy, delicious gfe recipes.

      Shirley

  153. Linda Hayes on December 10th, 2010 3:25 pm

    I am subscribing to your emails. Thanks

  154. melissa Barrett on December 12th, 2010 3:03 pm

    I subscribe to your blog.

  155. Karen Shirley on December 13th, 2010 8:13 pm

    What a wonderful package of incredible gluten free items and an amazing book! We already have a copy (and did a review on our site) but would love to win the other items or give the book to one of the many deserving celiacs we know!

  156. Bonnie on December 14th, 2010 11:23 am

    I liked and friended you on facebook.

    I love your blog, recently gone gluten free and have been finding so many store bought GF products expensive and recipes complicated. Your idea and philosophy being gluten free eiasly is exactly what I needed. Thank you, You have helped so much!

    Bonnie

  157. Christy on December 14th, 2010 1:26 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway. My 10 year old was recently diagnosed and I’m sure many of are will be following suite. I must admit, a diagnosis before the holidays has been overwhelming. We’re trying to adjust to this new life. Birthday parties, camp, club meetings, holidays, and social function planning is SO difficult for me and on a very small food budget it’s been high stress this holiday season!

  158. Christy on December 14th, 2010 1:29 pm

    Added Shirley to Facebook!

  159. Christy on December 14th, 2010 1:29 pm

    “Liked” gfe on Facebook! Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity
    angelikness@yahoo.com

  160. Judy S on December 14th, 2010 3:46 pm

    I would like to show this book to my grandkids. It would help explain why Gramma can’t eat everything that they do. It’s funny that they used to ask every time “Is this GF?” before they would eat anything. But now they can’t tell.

  161. Judy S on December 14th, 2010 3:46 pm

    I subscribe via email.

  162. Marcia Irving on December 14th, 2010 9:45 pm

    Liked on facebook.

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. I would love to be able to win this prize as being a single parent of a gluten free household can be expensive at times. This would really help us out.
    Plus what a wonderful book to read to my son to explain why we do not eat things others do.

  163. jenn s on December 15th, 2010 11:42 am

    Hi,
    I just read the article about Katie’s book that was printed in The Buffalo News. I live in a small town about 30 miles south of Buffalo. My youngest daughter is 7 and was just diagnosed with celiac disease in November. When she was 2, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She has been on an insulin pump since she was 4 and is doing great! She had no symptoms of celiac, but, her routine blood work done by her diabetes doctor showed the markers for celiac. After the upper endoscopy, we knew for sure. We met with a nutritionist, and things are going very well. It is more work for sure, but it helps us to all be healthier! Our other 3 children had blood work done to test for celiac…and my second daughters(she’ll be 11 on 01-01-11) results came back positive. She will be meeting with a GI doctor on Dec. 22nd, I’m sure this will be to schedule an upper endoscopy. She cried at first when we told her, but then realized this is something that would bring her and her sister closer together. I would love to win this giveaway to surprise my girls with some goodies

  164. Jenny on December 15th, 2010 3:01 pm

    Would love to win this giveaway because i’d really like to win the book for my niece. The GF foods for her would be excellent too!

  165. valerie on December 15th, 2010 5:51 pm

    I would like to win – looks great!

  166. valerie on December 15th, 2010 5:52 pm

    follow you on twitter
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  167. Georgina on December 16th, 2010 3:45 am

    Hi there, I followed you on twitter!! thanks for the competition, the prize looks awesome! georginamary3

  168. Mary Sharp on December 16th, 2010 9:30 am

    I’m so happy to have won this contest. I am just as happy to have found Shirley and her great blog. The advice that you offer helps us out in so many ways. You are such a blessing to those of us with this disease. To have someone to be able to go to with all of our questions is really truly amazing. Thank you again, Shirley.

    Mary Sharp

    • Shirley on December 19th, 2010 8:37 pm

      Hi Mary–Belated, but big congrats on winning this giveaway! It will be fun to receive that package for sure. :-)

      Now, gosh, on your super kind and sweet words … thank you! I hope I and gfe can live up to your expectations. ;-)

      Hugs,
      Shirley

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