Full disclosure: The following giveaways were sponsored by the applicable parties (e.g., authors, publishers, companies), except for some Easy Eats subscriptions, the copies of Dangerous Grains, the e-book Eat Fresh and D-Tox Your Life, and Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour, which were sponsored by gfe.
So here we are on Christmas Day and it’s time to announce all the latest winners for our Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style event, including our final prizes, especially that grand prize winner! In a way it feels like it was a long time ago that we kicked off our event, but in other ways, it seems like our series has flown by! I’ve totally enjoyed our event and from the many positive and heartwarming comments left, I know that you all have, too. Of course, believe me when I tell you that all of us bloggers participating had as much fun as you did! We all truly appreciate your comments and overall support of our holiday event! It was our goal to bring so many gluten-free bloggers and gluten-free readers together … to introduce new folks to each other … to share holiday memories and traditions (old and new) … to share holiday recipes that we’ve created or recreated to be gluten free and often “more-free” … and to share all the valuable resources available to the gluten-free community (e.g., non-fiction “guidebooks,” cookbooks, magazines, apps, “real food” gluten-free products, and amazing kitchen equipment) While we’re all together, I’d also like to extend our wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays all the way ‘round to you all!
First, here are our special giveaway winners …
The first winner of an Easy Eats subscription who left a comment on Carol’s Baked Eggs Florentine post:
Kathy McCormack—“I love trying new foods over the holidays. Thank you for this great egg recipe. Merry Christmas.”
The second winner of an Easy Eats subscription who left a comment on my post announcing our event:
Amber (The Tasty Alternative)–”Looks amazing Shirley! I so admire your commitment to community. Great Job!!!”
The first winner of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour who left a comment on my original announcement post:
Fawn MacMichael—“Love this!! Thank you!!”
The second winner of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour who left a comment on my original announcement post:
Patsy—“Home for the holiday means….enjoying friends and family. Bloody Mary’s on Christmas mourning and the smell of Christmas dinner throughout the house! Remembering the reason we all celebrate! Let’s not forget Football..lol!”
Karin Goodman–“I already own Artisanal Gluten Free Cooking, but would love to win Wheat Belly. Thanks for the great recipes.”
The new winner of Gluten-Free Goddess E-Book: Best Loved Recipes The first winner did not have an Apple device, so she was awarded another prize. Ironically, it was the new winner’s comment on a previous win that garnered her the second win!
Lori Robin Wilson–“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!”
The winners of Gluten-Free Cupcakes:
Janis–”Thanks for all the great information you share and for the great giveaways.”
Susan–”Just found your site from a link on A Year of Slow Cooking. My naturopath has recommended that I go as gluten free as possible, so I’m thrilled to find your site and some new recipes to try! Thanks for the giveaway too!”
The new winner of a Delight magazine subscription. Brandae can’t tolerate corn so she passed on her prize of Jules Gingerbread/Graham Cracker mix to a friend. I didn’t want her to be without a prize, so she’s getting a Delight magazine subscription. (FYI: Delight has a buy one, get one half off deal right now!) Here’s her comment on my post on Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and GlutenTox plus more.
Brandae–”What a great post. I’m really curious how your next test for the suspect ingredient goes. I’m so thankful for all of the education, recipes, encouragement, and fun that bloggers like you bring to all of us. This series has been spectacular, and I appreciate the time and energy you’ve invested. The salted caramel hot chocolate sounds wonderful…I’ll have to add it to my ever-growing list.”
The winner of Cook IT Allergy Free app:
Laurie–”I already have the 2 cookbooks so I hope I win the app. I love Christmas baking and giving. This blog is great because this is my first year GF and its been hard learning curve. Home for The Holidays has been so helpful!”
Next, here are our daily giveaway winners …
********************Day 20 ~ Carol at Simply … Gluten-Free with Baked Eggs Florentine
The winner of Cooking for Isaiah:
Sarah M—“I love seeing my mom and not having to worry about what the number on the register at the grocery store.”
The winner of Gluten Free on a Shoestring:
Jo-Ann Brightman–“I am not going to wait for Christmas to try the baked eggs florentine recipe!”
The new winner of Cook IT Allergy Free app (first winner did not have app ability):
The second winner of Cook IT allergy Free app:
Janna S—“I love spending time with family and reminiscing about the year and previous holidays.”
The winner of Gluten-Free Cupcakes:
Karen—“I love all of the little traditions too, ours sound very similar to yours from stockings to slow, one at a time gift opening.”
*********************Day 21 ~ Alisa at Alisa Cooks (and Go Dairy Free) with Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Bread
The winner of The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen:
Amy in Pa – “I would love to win the gluten-free Asian cookbook – we miss Chinese food so much and would love to experiment with these recipes! Our fave holiday tradition is reading the Christmas story by the fire on Christmas eve while we enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. Merry Christmas!”
The winner of The Gluten-Free Diner e-cookbook and jumbo The Whole Gang tote bag:
Monique –“The Diner book and tote look great! I love the tradition of cena on Dec 24th.”
Kelly–“I would be thrilled with any of the giveaways…I need all the help I can get We have so many wonderful traditions involving Christmas but I think my favorite is going to see a Musical Christmas Carol together as a family followed by dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. It’s a bit more difficult with 2 of us gluten free but we pulled it off again this year and had a blast.”
The second winner of 7 Quick Start Tips for Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Fit Life E-Book
Megan H.–”First off, this recipe looks sooooo good! I have all the ingredients except the buckwheat flour, so I know what I’ll be picking up at the store this week! Of your prizes, I would love to win the Gluten Free Asian Kitchen cookbook. I think it would definitely inspire me to cook and recreate gluten and dairy-free versions of the same food I ate when I lived there. As for the holidays, we have a nice Christmas Eve dinner with family, either at home or at our favorite local restaurant, then we would go to a late mass.”
The winner of the Delight Magazine subscription:
Elise S. (Healing Cuisine by Elise)–”The Delight subscription sounds most appealing to me, how wonderful would it be to get some gluten free inspiration every month with beautiful pictures and articles to compliment! My favorite Christmas tradition is the pie making. Mom always put me in charge of that, pumpkin, chocolate mousse, and apple are always at our table. We throw in a new pie every year, too.”
**********************Day 22 ~ Linda at The Gluten-Free Homemaker with Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls
The winner of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring:
Angela—“Home for the Holidays means having my children home from college. Lots of noise in my usually quiet house and the challenges of keeping a gluten free home with non gluten free kids around. Hard to do, but I love every second of it.”
tanya ci—“Home for the holidays…relaxing and napping and good food and good times with family and friends”
The winner of Go Dairy Free:
Sharon—“Home for the holidays means being with my husband and children. I made your cinnamon bun recipe last year with great success and plan to make it again this year.”
***********************Day 23 ~ Gigi at Gluten-Free Gigi with Magical Seven-Layer Bars (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Vegan, Soy Free, Nut Free)
Lee Ann Kaplan—“I would like to win the 7 tips book I’m new to all the gluten free and dairy free stuff!”
Evelyn Scofield–“ I made a post on facebook advising people to look at your site and enter the contest. I do love your site, so I hope others discover it. One other favorite holiday food would have to be fudge, but I need a modified recipe to be able to enjoy it again. Would also like to have Combo Set of e-books: Good Morning Breakfasts, Desserts without Compromise, and Anti-Candida Feast. Good luck everyone.”
The winner of The Spunky Coconut Cookbook Second Edition:
sandra g—“This is my first time to your site, very nice…My favorite holiday food is my mother’s green jello salad, it brings fond memories every time I think of it… I really never have won anything but I would love the spunky coconut! Thanks!”
************************Day 24 ~ Zoe at Z’s Cup of Tea with Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
The winner of Delight magazine subscription:
Sarah C—“I would love to win the Delight magazine, it looks terrific! Home for the Holidays to me is so many different things. Dreaming of future children, dreaming of Christmas day, decorating every part of my house from top to bottom in red and gold…. Mostly, I love spending time with family and friend. My husband and I usually host my family Christmas party, his cousin’s Christmas party and a friend Christmas party, we also go to his mom’s to celebrate Christmas and we also make a day of decorating her ancient acrylic tree.”
Rebecca A.—“I will have to try these out once I make my dairy free white chocolate that is waiting to be made. This is our first Christmas being gluten free although we have been dairy free for a while longer. The holidays to me is about making sugar cookies and watching my kids decorate them any way they want. They are 2 and 5 so it takes a lot not to get involved but they are so proud of themselves when they are done.”
The winner of Gluten-Free Cupcakes:
Pat–”Salted caramel hot chocolate sounds wonderful!” (Pat was selected from entries on the last post when the original winner oof Carol’s giveaway did not come forward. Always remember to read your emails when you are particpating in giveaway. Woohoo for Pat!)
*************************Day 25 ~ Lillian at Lillian’s Test Kitchen making variation of my Chocolate Silk Pie and Honey Whipped Cream
The winner of Healthier Without Wheat:
Lisa Thompson–“I love that you record and post yourself making recipes for the first time! You are braver than I. =) I look forward to making the recipes you shared…thank you. This year I have made new adapted recipes for maple popcorn, soft molasses cookies, and chocolate chip meringues…all successes!”
The first winner of Gluten-Free Cupcakes:
Amy Nico–“Hi Lillian! I tweeted you! I’m so excited to find you and that your grain free too! I’ve been trying really hard to stick to my new diet plan. My hubby and I want to have babies! Hope you have a merry Christmas and thanks for the awesome Chocolate Silk Pie Video. It looks so yummy and can’t wait to try it! Blessings!
The second winner of Gluten-Free Cupcakes:
teri schaubert–“It is SO great to see gluten free options like this!!! the holidays can be so discouraging when it comes to eating or participating in get-togethers involving food. so often it seems that we “settle” for a less tasty version of a good dish… I am so looking forward to trying options like this pie. please keep great stuff like this coming!!”
**************************Day 26 ~ me, Shirley, with Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate (made using Salted Caramel Sauce from Kim at Cook IT Allergy Free)
The winner of Dangerous Grains:
Amy—“That hot chocolate sounds yummy! I’m always excited when I find something we all can try with our various allergies. I had never heard of the testing kits – thanks for sharing them!”
The winner of Healthier Without Wheat:
Megan R—“Thank you for doing this contest! I now have some awesome recipes for my cookbook! Can’t wait to see who won!”
The first winner of GlutenTox Home Kit:
Heather–”That hot chocolate sounds AWESOME!!! I’ve actually never heard of salted caramels before..but I’ve never drank at Starbucks either (I’m not a coffee person). But any hot cocoa sounds great to me..it’s chocolate!! ha ha! So I’ll definitely have to give this one a go. I continued reading though and was surprised by the gluten tox kit…and finding ‘certified gf’ items that were contaminated w/gluten. I kinda feel like i can’t trust anything now, especially if something that’s supposedly ‘certified gf’ is glutenated. I get the Food for Life english muffins for my kiddos all the time and now…dangit…just ticks me off that it’s probably glutenated. The gluten tox kits sound awesome in testing to see if there’s gluten…but impractical if you need to test a whole bunch on your grocery list.particularly if the kits are expensive. And by the way that gluten watchdog group makes it sound…there’s a LOT more glutenated stuff out there than I previously thought. Probably a lot more on my own grocery list. Ugh. Just depressing. It amazes me that there’s a kit out there though that tests down to 3 ppm. That’s awesome! Why doesn’t gf food producers use THIS kit?!! Would save us all a lot of trouble, wouldn’t it? Thanks for the contest and the eye opener on the products GFE! I’m posting this to my FB page right now. Enter me in this contest…i’d love to give one of those kits a go!”
The second winner of GlutenTox Home Kit:
Karol—“The Glutentox kit would be great to win.”
Now for those final giveaway winners …
Linda S.–“I love the hanging out with family over the holidays…just spending time together enjoying being together!”
Cindy W.–“One of my favorites is my date bars. I have not tried making them since going gf but I am going to try this year.”
Amy Whitehurst! Amy left the winning comment on Gigi’s (Gluten-Free Gigi) post on Magical Seven-Layer Bars.
“Thank you for the recipe! I’d like the 7 Quick Start Tips e-book! My favorite all time Christmas food is the simple, basic chocolate chip cookie! Thanks again and have a great holiday!”
Congratulations to Amy, this week’s winners, and all the previous winners during our event! Thanks so much to all of you who faithfully participated in this event each and every day or even if you only popped in from time to time during this busy holiday season. I’d like to think that those of you who didn’t actually “walk away” with one of the giveaway prizes feel the same way that reader Joanne does … “I would love to win a giveaway but I feel I am already a winner with all the great info I learn.” Many thanks to our numerous and generous sponsors and many thanks as well to all our participating bloggers!
All winners will be contacted by email shortly. If you are certain from the information shared that you are one of the winners, please feel free to email me with your name and mailing address. If you were waiting to order a Vitamix as your holiday present, but wanted to wait to see if you won first, you can get free shipping on your order—a $25 value—by using the affiliate code of one of our participating bloggers who’s a Vitamix affiliate. Click on one of the following to use their affiliate codes: Ali (The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen), Diane (The Whole Gang), Heidi (Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom), or Carol (Simply … Gluten-Free), or you can order the Vitamix 5200 via Amazon (without the grains container).
Thanks again, everyone! Hope you are having the loveliest holidays ever!
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