Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style: Week Two Giveaway Winners

Hello everyone! I know you’ve been enjoying our holiday event because I’ve been reading comments, tweets, Facebook statuses, and getting emails saying so. Every individual or company participating in this event in some way is thrilled to hear that! Here we are at the most exciting part of each week … where we announce the winners of the daily giveaways. Hopefully, you’ve been following along. (Here’s the complete line-up.) I really recommend you do follow along to check out each blogger’s phenomenal recipe and enter daily because every entry goes towards the fantastic final prizes—Caveman Cookies gift package of $89 value, $150 shopping spree at largest gluten-free store Free From Gluten, and the 5200 Healthy Lifestyle package from Vitamix (comes with the grain container and is valued at $550). But wait there’s more … I also recommend that you follow along because some additional prizes continue to be thrown into the mix and all entries will be eligible for those, too. What does that mean? It means that if you are just joining our event or got started even a little bit late you might want to check out the posts you missed. While the “daily” giveaways for most of the previous posts are closed, you can still leave a comment on those posts and that comment will give you yet another entry for the final prizes and the “surprise” prizes.

Without further ado, here are all the winners for Week 2! Congratulations to all!

First, the winners of the “added” giveaways this week …

~ The winner of Tropical Traditions coconut oil:

AJ left the winning comment over at Lexie’s Kitchen on Lexie’s Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters post.

“Great idea! To simplify the holidays, we are staying home.”

~ The winner of the 5-lb bag of Honeyville Almond Flour:

Suzanne H. left the winning comment at Diet, Dessert and Dogs on Ricki’s Chocolate Mint Truffles post.

“These look amazing! Thanks for the recipes and the giveaway!”

~ The winner of Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease? and one cupcake holder (similar to these).

AMDeis left the winning comment here on gfe on our kickoff post–”I find myself looking forward to all of the GF recipes that are sure to be amazing in light of our need for holiday food.”

Next, the daily giveaway winners …

******Day 6 ~ Stacy at Paleo Parents with Monkey Bread

The winner of Modern Spice and iSPICE app combo:

Kmercer–“I’m gluten free, mom is diabetic, brother-in-law is lactose intolerant. I actually make a lot of recipes that all of us can eat, and so when I’m visiting during the holidays I make a lot of the meals and I really love making great food and sharing it with the people I love. This bread looks fabulous!”

The winner of Paleo Comfort Foods:

Katie Kruger—“Wow what a recipe!  I am trying to learn to cook all things gluten free for my son who was diagnosed gluten intolerant this summer, and myself (wheat sensitive) am just beginning to explore paleo diet and am intrigued.  I’m especially wanting recipes for holiday treats as we’ll have to forego so many of our traditional favorites, this monkey bread will definitely be on our new menu! I have the Paleo cookbook on my wish list, so winning would be delightful.  Thank you for all the great recipes, blog lists and links!”

The winner of Dangerous Grains:

Stephanie Cold—“Thanks for the recipe and give-away. I’m looking forward to make some sort of homemade Christmas egg-nog with yummy raw milk and eggs!”

*******Day 7 ~ Maggie at She Let Them Eat Cake with Candy Cane Ice Cream

The winner of The Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Kitchen:

Lori Robin Wilson—“Every gluten free, dairy free cookbook improves the quality of my life. The amazing thing is that my husband enjoys all my experimenting and baking. This is my first vegan and gluten free Chrismas and this would make it heavenly!”

The winner of Sugar Nation:

Angie Gray—“Great recipe and blog!”

The winner of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook:

Rebecca Ashley Mitchell—“This recipe sounds amazing! I cannot wait to try it, now to write a letter to Santa asking for an ice cream maker!!”

********Day 8 ~ Melissa at Gluten Free For Good with Red Chile Enchiladas (Casserole Style)

The winner of Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking:

Marissa GF–“Gateway to my heart – mexican food! This recipe looks great!!! Thanks for posting! And of course thank you for the giveaway opportunity.”

The first winner of Wheat Belly:

Jeff Gallup–“Looks yummy!

The second winner of Wheat Belly:

Joy–“These look delicious! True comfort food Mexican style…”

*********Day 9 ~ Kim at Cook IT Allergy Free with Cinnamon Bun Cake

The winner of Simply … Gluten-Free Desserts and One 5-Lb Bag of Amazing All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix:

AnnMarie C—“My boys, who were both diagnosed with celiac in 2011, make this holiday season and every day bright. Watching my oldest inch closer and closer to healing makes me feel very grateful.”

The winner of The Pure Kitchen:

Sarah M—“Oh my gosh, this looks delicious! I will have to make this Christmas morning (for our first gluten-free and dairy-free Christmas)! Thank you! Spending time with family makes this season bright for me.”

The winner of a subscription to Easy Eats:

Sharon—“I just love seeing it all through my children’s eyes. It’s so refreshing to see how much joy they get from all the little traditions we are creating together!”

**********Day 10 ~ Lexie at Lexie’s Kitchen with Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

The winner of the More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow and Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life combo:

Karol–”We are simplifying by not traveling this holiday, we will be staying home and taking it easy.”

The winner of Gluten-Free Cupcakes:

Heather–”This year due to my husband’s deployment, I am keeping everything very low key. I look forward to making these treats with my little one. Thanks for sharing!”

The winner of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook:

Antoinette–”These are so easy. A perfect simple hostess gift when I’m going to all of my holiday parties. Thank you!!!”

***********Day 11 ~ Brittany at Real Sustenance with Cinnamon Chocolate Babka Bread

The winner of Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts:

robyn–”oooh, i’ve been wanting one of kelly’s books! we’re really just slowing down this year, much simpler christmas…only three gifts and lots of handmade lovelies for friends and family!”

The first winner of 7 Quick-Start Tips for Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Fit Life:

Julia–”shared on Facebook!”

The second winner of 7 Quick-Start Tips for Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Fit Life:

Captain Momma–”We are cutting back this year. Few presents, not going all out on food and stuff and just realxing at home with our wee family  This sounds like an amazing giveaway! Any of the books would be welcome editions to our home.I need to make some cinnamon buns for the kids to enjoy. Thanks!”

The winner of Sweet Freedom:

Heather–”This looks delicious! But I am currently grain-free so I can’t partake but I am very much looking forward to trying your cinnamon rolls. I am keeping things simple but not doing as much cooking and baking as I usually do.”

************Day 12 ~ Elana at Elana’s Pantry with Gingerbread Apple Crisp

The Cooking for Isaiah winner:

Mara–We are actually traveling this holiday to Ohio which is something we don’t normally do. So, not much simplification (even though that’s my motto in life) going on here, except that I love being able to ride in the car while my husband drives (the whole 13 hours) while I read and relax. So it will actually be quite relaxing

The first Paleo Comfort Foods winner:

Cara Werner—“Elana’s Pantry, I LOVE all of your recipes you share! You’ve made going Paleo that much easier. Paleo Comfort Foods is on my Christmas Wish List! Hope I win!!! :)”

The second Paleo Comfort Foods winner:

Susan Clark—“We simplify by slowing down and making time for everyone we love! We avoid shopping, unless it is for baking ingredients. Happy Holidays to you all!”

All winners will be contacted via email shortly. However, if you see your name and comment here, feel free to email me at glutenfreeeasily@gmail.com. Next week about this time, I’ll be sharing the winners for Days 13 through 19, so please stick around for more Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style recipes and giveaways. All of us love celebrating the holidays with you!

Full disclosure: All giveaways except for the Tropical Traditions coconut oil, Honeyville Almond Flour, and Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease plus cupcake holder, are sponsored by the applicable author/publisher/company, etc. The last three giveaways are sponsored by gfe.

Not just gf, but gfe!

Full Disclosure/Disclaimer: This post may contain one or more affiliate links. If you purchase through them, your cost will always be the same, but I will receive a small commission. Thanks for the support! Read the full disclaimer here.


37 Responses to “Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style: Week Two Giveaway Winners”

  1. Megan Holder on December 12th, 2011 10:43 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners! :)

    • Shirley on December 13th, 2011 3:18 pm

      Megan–Thank you on their behalf! You’re a dear! :-)


  2. AnnMarie Deis on December 13th, 2011 3:05 pm

    How do I leave my address to claim my prize? I am so excited!!! :)

    • Shirley on December 13th, 2011 3:20 pm

      AnnMarie–I’m excited for you! :-) I’m sending you an email right now. With so many prizes, posts, etc. (and that thing called real life LOL), things don’t always happen as quickly as I’d like. I should have put in a prize for some staff (“people”) and then just given that prize to myself. ;-)


      • AnnMarie Deis on December 13th, 2011 5:26 pm

        Oh, I didn’t to sound so ungrateful!!! I know that you have a life. I just couldn’t remember if I gave it already or not. Please take as long as you need. I know this time of year is crazy as it is. Your generosity is enough!

        Thank you so much for putting this whole thing together. It’s wonderful!!!!!

        Happy holidays!

        • Shirley on December 13th, 2011 5:39 pm

          Hi again AnnMarie–No worries, dear! I didn’t think you were being ungrateful … I was just explaining to all reading what the deal was. ;-) Hoping to have all emails out by the end of the day, but folks are welcome to email me with name and mailing addresses. :-) That would be helpful! I know you and I have already connected with that info though, so we’re good!

          Thanks very much for the sweet words … they make me and all the others working on our event so happy! Enjoy the season!

  3. Suzanne H on December 13th, 2011 3:50 pm

    Thank you so much! I’m very excited! I’m almost out of almond flour too, so this is perfect timing! Thanks again! And thank you for organizing this Shirley – all the giveaway and recipe posts are great!

    • Shirley on December 13th, 2011 5:41 pm

      Hi Suzanne–I’d call that serendipity for sure! There is almond flour serendipity in this world, right? Like when you’re just about out and Honeyville runs a special? ;-) Thankfully, that happens to me a lot. :-)

      Thanks for taking the time to say thanks, both for your prize and for our entire event! Happy holidays!

  4. Heather on December 13th, 2011 5:03 pm

    I am so excited to have won! Shall I email you my mailing address? It has been great to watch this event unfold and I have found so many new bloggers to enjoy. Thank you for what you do Shirley!

    • Shirley on December 13th, 2011 5:44 pm

      Hi Heather–Congrats again on winning not one, but two prizes–woohoo! If you buy lottery tickets, I’d say that now is the time. ;-) Thanks so much for all the kind words! They mean a lot to me, and I know that our entire “cast” for our holiday event will appreciate them. So glad that we’ve connected via email since this comment to get you your prizes! :-)


  5. Mara on December 13th, 2011 6:41 pm

    thank you thank you! i’m so excited to be receiving this cookbook. I haven’t had a new cookbook in awhile and have been wanting one, so this is perfect timing! i love to cook and i can’t wait to try these recipes.

  6. Antoinette on December 13th, 2011 7:07 pm

    Thanks again Shirley! I’m so excited to receive the Almond Flour cookbook. This “Home for the Holidays” giveaway has been a wonderful gift for me. I’m learning about so many fabulous blogs and finding magical new GF and other allergy-free recipes.

    Shirley, You are Wonderful and an Inspiration!!

    Happy Holidays,

  7. Cara Werner on December 13th, 2011 7:49 pm

    Wow! Thank you SO much!!! I’ve been wanting Paleo Comfort Foods for a while! Yay GFE!!!

  8. Sue on December 14th, 2011 6:29 am

    Love the recipes.

  9. Stephanie on December 14th, 2011 10:56 am

    Thank you SO much for the prize! I haven’t read Dangerous Grains yet and it sounds like a very interesting book! This is a wonderful event — I hope you all have a safe and happy holidays!

  10. Jeff Gallup on December 14th, 2011 11:50 am

    Thanks for the Wheat Belly book.. can’t wait to get it! And thanks for a great contest!

  11. Kmercer on December 14th, 2011 6:39 pm

    I am so excited about my new Modern Spice cookbook and iSpice app! This is such a great event; thank you to everyone that is contributing!

  12. Jill on December 14th, 2011 10:37 pm

    Just started to follow you on Twitter – I left a “comment” about the wonderful looking cream cheese cookies, but not sure if I’m suppose to leave comments on Twitter or elsewhere (a little confused about this….)

    I’m very interested in recipes that use almond flour. What a fabulous contest! Congratulations to all the winners!

    • Shirley on December 14th, 2011 10:43 pm

      Hi Jill–Thanks for the follow! The giveaway winners come from comments on the blog posts only. There are 17 posts so far. So go check them out and leave a comment if you like on any of them. All those comments are entries into the final giveaway and sporadic giveaways during the event. Each day there’s also a giveaway announced that will last for 48 hours. Follow daily, leave comments, and you’ll be in good shape for our event. :-)

      Lots of our participating bloggers use almond flour, so if you don’t see many of those recipes in our event, be sure to check out the different blogs. Thanks for the kind words!


      • Jill on December 15th, 2011 12:09 am

        Thanks so much, Shirley! I’m glad that I’m not really SO FAR behind! :) I’m looking forward to participating in the event!!!

  13. Jill on December 14th, 2011 10:39 pm

    Just started to follow you on Twitter – I left a “comment” about the wonderful looking cream cheese cookies, but not sure if I’m suppose to leave comments on Twitter or elsewhere (a little confused about this….)

    I’m very interested in recipes that use almond flour. What a fabulous contest! Congratulations to all the winners!

  14. Katie Kruger on December 14th, 2011 10:51 pm

    I am ecstatic that I’ve won Paleo Comfort Foods! :) I so appreciate this Home for the Holidays event, so many awesome new recipes to try, so many new blogs I’ve discovered that are a great encouragement to pursue our new dietary needs and to win this book on top of all that… I’m so very blessed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Shirley,Stacy, and all the others who are sharing your blogs and recipes with all of us. :)

    • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 1:12 pm

      Hi Katie–I’m ecstatic for you! It really is an awesome book! :-) I love your heartfelt enthusiasm for our event and appreciate your kind words so very much, dear. I know all the others participating do, too!

      Hugs and happy holidays to you!

  15. susan on December 15th, 2011 12:22 pm

    Im a newbe.All the recipes look good, I feel like a kid in a candy store. So many to try so little time.

    • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 1:13 pm

      Hi susan–Welcome! Haha on being a kid in a candy store … LOVE that! You could pace yourself on trying all these recipes … one here and there over the next few months. ;-)


  16. Sarah M on December 15th, 2011 9:47 pm

    Awesome, I can’t wait to receive “The Pure Kitchen” and read what all it has to offer my Mom! She discovered her gluten and dairy intolerances 6 months ago, so we’re still adjusting. I’m so happy to have run across gfe’s facebook page because Shirley makes gluten-free easy! Thank you Shirley for hosting this spectacular event, all the bloggers for sharing their recipes, and all who have provided the giveaways!

    • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 1:15 pm

      Hey Sarah M–I need to hire you! ;-) Don’t get too excited though … it’s just me on the gfe staff. LOL Thanks for the fabulous words, dear. I know we all appreciate them. Hope your mom will be thrilled with another gf/df resource! :-) How wonderful that she has a daughter like you on the web entering giveaways for her!


  17. Lori Robin Wilson on December 18th, 2011 7:38 am

    Imagine my thrill and delight to get home from a Christmas party and read an email saying that I had WON the Dairy Free, Gluten Free Kitchen Cookbook!! I may just camp out on my porch awaiting its arrival, I am THAT excited.

    Since becoming a GF Vegan in September these type of cookbooks are worth their weight in GOLD! Thank you! Best Christmas gift EVER! I am SO very grateful. Thank you! This makes my new healthier lifestyle possible. And the gift of good health and a pain free life is without measure. Shirley, you are SANTA!

    • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 1:19 pm

      Wow, Lori, sure sounds like you had a fantastic evening! Congrats again! Camping out might be chilly and too time consuming this time of year with the weather and holidays and all, but I do love your enthusiasm. ;-) Hopefully, you’ll have your prize in your hands soon. :-) I absolutely love the last part of your comment … “the gift of good health and a pain free life is without measure.” Thank you so very much for sharing that!

      Merry Christmas and lots of holiday hugs to you,
      Shirley Santa ;-)

  18. AnnMarie Catricala-McCurdy on December 18th, 2011 11:53 am

    Thank you again, Shirley! I am so grateful to receive the cookbook and flour. I sent my address to you via e-mail this morning. Happy Holidays!

    • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 1:20 pm

      Hi AnnMarie–You are welcome! Congrats on winning such a wonderful combo package from Carol! You’ll have fun with it, I’m sure. :-)

      Happy Holidays to you, too!

  19. Sharon Baridon on December 18th, 2011 4:58 pm

    WOOOHOOOO!!!! You can not imagine how excited I was to open my email and see I won a subscription to EASY EATS!! Thank you Shirley for all the fun you and the other participants have provided for me this Christmas season!!!

    • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 10:55 pm

      Hey Sharon–Congrats to you!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy you’ve been having fun with our Home for the Holidays event this season! :-)


  20. Joy on December 23rd, 2011 10:24 pm

    I just received Wheat Belly in the mail. Thanks for sending it. It looks really interesting! Thanks again for hosting all of the recipe fun in Home for the Holidays…

  21. Heather on January 3rd, 2012 7:39 pm

    Hi Shirley,
    I didn’t receive my copy of “Sweet Freedom” I emailed you earlier but perhaps it went to your spam. Will you please let me know what I need to do next?

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