Thanksgiving Favorites—No Roll, Never Fail, Press-In Pie Crust (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free & More)

It’s week 2 of A Gluten-Free Holiday and the theme is Thanksgiving Favorites from beverages, appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and side dishes, to luscious desserts. In the dessert category, can you think of Thanksgiving without thinking of pie? We can’t in my family … we LOVE pies! Mr. GFE is always singing “P.I.E. spells pie, pie,” when the holidays roll around, or just about any time pie makes its appearance. Like I said, we love pies … even enough to sing about them. But what about pie crusts after one goes gluten free? How does one deal with them? Well, I’ve shared before what a life-changing moment it was when I found out that I could add ¼ cup of gluten-free flour mix to just about any pie recipe to make it crustless. The beauty of crustless pies is that not only are they easy, but nobody eating them ever misses the crust. If you don’t tell them, there’s no crust, they don’t notice. These pies just sort of stand on their own merit—yes, pun intended.

My Crustless Pumpkin Pie is the most popular post here at gfe, but then there’s also Easy Crustless Pecan Pie, Crustless Coconut Pie and another crustless pie recipe of mine will soon be appearing over at Tia’s (Glugle Gluten Free), Plus, using a slightly different pour-over method, there’s Easy, Crustless Apple Pie (Mir even made this recipe using peaches). Sometimes though we want a crust for our pies. Yes, you can run to Whole Foods or another gluten-free friendly grocery store and buy a prepared gluten-free pie crust, but what’s the fun in that? Plus, you lose control over what’s actually in your pie crust. Gluten free, yes, but maybe there are some other ingredients you don’t want or are intolerant to. I didn’t use such prepared crusts before I went gluten free, why would I want to now?

The pie crust method that I used instead and the one that I still use for the times when I don’t want to take the crustless route is a no roll, never fail, press-in pie crust. I briefly mentioned this pie crust when I did a guest post sharing my Cushaw (or Pumpkin) Pecan Pie over at Linda’s (The Gluten-Free Homemaker) for her Squash Fest series. (By the way, Linda is hosting the Make a Gluten-Free Pie Challenge for her Gluten-Free Wednesdays event his month, so be sure to link up any of your pie or pie crust recipes the next two weeks.) The Cushaw Pecan Pie is shown below with its No Roll, Never Fail, Press-In Pie Crust.

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Gluten-Free Cushaw Pecan Pie with Never-Fail, No-Roll, Press-In Pie Crust

This pie crust is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, soy free, nut free, and even rice free if you use a gluten-free flour mix that does not contain rice. Note that it is a bit different from a traditional rolled pie crust in taste and texture. I’ll tell you though that nobody who has eaten pies with my press-in crust has ever disliked them. Furthermore, while Mr. GFE and Son would always leave those traditional pie crusts on their plates, they would eat every morsel of this pie crust … and still do, even though it’s gluten free. It just has that crunchy crumb-type appeal, and I tell you that in full disclosure. I know that not everyone likes crumbs. Personally, we find these pie crust crumbs to be a good thing, but if you are looking for that “perfect rolled pie crust look,” this won’t be the crust for you. (For that type of flaky, rolled pie crust, you can head over to Linda’s (The Gluten-Free Homemaker) and check out her Gluten-Free Pie Crust or her Multi-Purpose Pastry Dough. Amy (Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free), our lovely event hostess, also has a Flaky Pie Crust. I know just by looking at both of their photos—that their pie crusts are delicious.)

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Let me tell you more about this no-fail, press-in pie crust. You sift the flour mix and mix most of the ingredients right in your pie plate/pan. Then as the directions indicate below, you use your hands to pat and press-in the pie crust right there, as you like. Then you fill as usual. You can’t mess this pie crust up, no matter how hard you try. Seriously. Don’t you love it? It’s gfe for sure!

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No Roll, Never Fail, Press-In, Gluten-Free Pie Crust (plus Dairy Free, Egg Free & More Free)
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cup gluten-free flour mix (see notes)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • ¾ tsp xanthan gum (optional; see notes)
Instructions
  1. Sift flour, sugar, salt, and xanthan gum into 9-inch pie plate.
  2. In a separate small bowl or large glass measuring cup, add milk to oil and stir vigorously with a fork until oil turns into little droplets. (I usually measure my oil in a glass measuring cup and then add the milk to that cup.)
  3. Pour milk and oil mixture over dry ingredients and mix. (I just use the same fork that I used to mix the oil and milk. It works great.)
  4. Pat crust out with hands, trying to make thickness the same throughout and extending crust as high as you would like on the sides of the pie plate.
  5. Fill and bake per your recipe.
Notes
I have used many different combinations of flours successfully. There will be slight variations in flavor and texture with each. For example, when I used 1 cup of gluten-free flour mix (which is a mixture of Asian white rice flour and cornstarch for me usually) and ½ cup of almond flour (which, of course, made the recipes unsafe for those with nut issues), I thought the crust was a little more crumbly. However, it was still fine for us and I thought it tasted especially good. I rarely use xanthan gum in this recipe, but it will make your crust bind a tad better and, therefore, a little less crumbly. Sometimes the salt stands out in the flavor of the crust, but it provides a nice contrast to sweet fillings or a complementary one to savory fillings. If necessary, you can reduce the amount of salt a bit. Be sure to check out the Pumpkin Pecan Pie (or Cushaw Pecan Pie) recipe.



Adapted from Kevin Roth’s Never Fail Pie Crust in Woman’s Club of King George Favorite Recipes Vol. 3 Cookbook

 

Do you need more recipe ideas for Thanksgiving? Check out my post on Thanksgiving—The GFE Way. There are ideas for salads (one even non-salad eaters will love), main dishes (turkey breasts made in the slow cooker—traditional and special), side dishes (including stuffing made using tortilla chips—super easy!), more desserts, and even delicious breakfast ideas (casserole, volcano pancake, or scrumptious muffins—you choose) for your overnight guests. Want to add a seasonal soup or serve that instead of a salad? This pumpkin soup might be just the thing you are looking for. Looking for a special ice cream to serve with those pies? Perhaps you want one that will impress, but not bog down your already busy schedule. Make this non-cooked gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, egg-free Honey Cinnamon Grand Marnier ice cream a few days in advance and have it ready to pull out of the freezer right before the pies are served. (It’s made with honey and a little alcohol, so it stays “scoopable.”) Your guest will be both delighted and impressed. Mine sure were last Thanksgiving.

Are you new to gluten free and/or still concerned about eating safely at group gatherings? You’ll want to read my 5 Tips for a Safe Gluten-Free Thanksgiving (or Group Event) as well as my gfe readers’ comments on this post.

Plan ahead for Thanksgiving leftovers, too. Are you “over” the stuffing by Day 2 or 3? Turn your stuffing into croutons. This method is the easiest way to make gluten-free croutons ever. Do you know you’ll have turkey left over and want a specific way to use it rather than winging it? How about making Turkey Tortilla Soup or Turkey Pot Pie? (Both recipes are gluten free, dairy free, and more.)

Still have a holiday quandary, check out my Recipes and/or post your question on my gfe Facebook page where you’ll be able to get not just my input, but other experienced gluten-free folks’ opinions as well.

Is it the schedule that gets to you when hosting Thanksgiving? Kim (Cook IT Allergy Free) walks you through the big day and the days before, step by step, in her Ultimate Thanksgiving Prep Series. Kim’s kickoff post is here.

Okay, as you know, in addition to awesome recipes, our Gluten-Free Holiday event, also offers some amazing giveaways. Last week, Ricki hosted with the theme, Staying Healthy Over the Holidays. Congrats to the winners of Ricki’s giveaways, shown below!

The winner of Cybele Pascale’s The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook is SunnyB (#277) of And Love it, Too!

The three winners of copies of Ali Segersten and Tom Malterre’s The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook are:

Shelly (#63) who left this comment: “Our favorite healthy holiday food would be an appetizer we make from raw cashews, we make a “cheesy” dip flavored with fresh herbs of choice then provide lots of fresh cut veggies to dip it in. Yummy and healthy!!”

Natalie (#232) of Turtle Soup, and

Maggie (#149)–She Let them Eat Cake

Today I have the pleasure of offering up cookbooks from two of my favorite bloggers and cookbook authors, both of whom I am extremely lucky to also call my friends!

First up, Stephanie O’Dea (A Year of Slow Cooking, plus more; see all Stephanie’s blogs and her message boards here) has graciously donated three copies of her current cookbook, Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking. If you just got a new slow cooker or yours is stuck in the back of the cabinet behind old phone books and the never used punch bowl, get it out and put it to use. Stephanie’s recipes are not only gluten free, but they can be used and enjoyed by anyone. You only have to read a few reader’s testimonials in comments on her slow cooking blog to know that. Plus, if you’ve forgotten, Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: The Big Book of Slow Cooking is Stephanie’s first book, which happens to be a New York Times Bestseller. (Stephanie’s new book, More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow 200 Brand-New, Budget-Friendly, Slow-Cooker Recipes: 200 Brand-New, Budget-Friendly, Slow-Cooker Recipes is due out at the end of December … you won’t want to miss any of our Gluten-Free Holiday events—hint, hint!) If you don’t already know Stephanie and her great slow cooker recipes, please check out my review of her cookbook from last year. (Delightful and warming wassail was involved!)

Kelly Brozyna, our favorite from The Spunky Coconut, published her first cookbook, The Spunky Coconut Cookbook, last year. She’s giving away three signed copies of her beautifully done book that features gluten-free, dairy-free, casein-free, and sugar-free recipes, with even some raw delights. You can read my review here. If you are not familiar with Kelly, she does amazing things with food. One of her most creative, most popular recipes is Vanilla Bean Cake. This cake gets rave reviews! It’s not what it sounds like … a cake made using a vanilla bean. Instead it’s a vanilla flavored cake that’s made from white beans and a small amount of coconut flour versus gluten-free grain-based flour. This recipe is not in her current cookbook, but will be in her next one. I’m mentioning it because it shows the type of fabulous creativity that Kelly demonstrates. There are lots of these types of amazing recipes in her cookbook. Kelly’s recipes are a godsend for any who have these food intolerances and enjoyable for all.

There are “umpteen” 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! The linky at the bottom will remain open until 10:00 PM CST next Wednesday, November 18th.

~Leave a comment telling about a recipe that you’d like to make from A Year of Slow Cooking or The Spunky Coconut.

~Submit an entry to the Thanksgiving dishes roundup via the linky at the bottom and leave a comment here telling what you shared.

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

~Tweet about this roundup/giveaway using @Shirleygfe and our event hashtag, #GFHoliday. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~Share the badge for A Gluten-Free Holiday on your blog, and leave a comment saying you did so. Simply right click on our event badge at the beginning of this post, save it to your desktop, and upload it to your blog. 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.

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

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

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

~“Like” The Spunky Coconut on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~If by good fortune, you have already used either cookbook and are now trying to win a copy for yourself or someone else, please submit an Amazon review and leave a comment saying you did. You can submit a review for Stephanie’s book here and Kelly’s book here.

Be sure to check out all the recipes and tips for healthier holiday eating from last week over at Ricki’s. Next week, Alta (Tasty Eats At Home) will be hosting. See info below:

November 18th – Gifts of Good Taste at Tasty Eats at Home

Who doesn’t love a gift made with love? Share your favorite foodie gift that’s gluten-free. Have a fabulous way to pack a yummy treat? We want to see that, too.

You can see a listing of what’s yet to come for our event in my post here, but first, please go ahead and link up your favorite Thanksgiving recipe below. Please also remember to link back to this post on your own blog page with your recipe. Thanks!

Full disclosure: The cookbooks for this giveaway were graciously provided by the cookbook authors. However, opinions expressed in this post regarding these cookbooks are strictly my own.

This post is linked to Food on Fridays, Foodie Friday, and Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much for participating! Head on over to Alta’s (Tasty Eats at Home) for a listing of the winners of Kelly Brozyna’s The Spunky Coconut Cookbook and Stephanie O’Dea’s Make It Fast, Cook It Slow cookbook and this week’s Gluten-Free Holiday event—Gifts of Good Taste.

Shirley
Not just gf, but gfe!

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Comments

413 Responses to “Thanksgiving Favorites—No Roll, Never Fail, Press-In Pie Crust (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free & More)”

  1. Iris on November 11th, 2010 2:38 am

    I Can attest to how wonderful that crustless pecan pie is. It was a big hit at Christmas last year!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:12 am

      Iris, you’re a sweetie–thanks! :-)

      xo,
      Shirley

  2. Jeanene on November 11th, 2010 2:43 am

    I just added a wonderful holiday favorite in Louisiana. That is: Louisiana Gumbo~Gluten Free.
    Here’s the link: http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=6953234779316443395&postID=6158658022050453150

    • Shirley on November 12th, 2010 8:42 am

      Hi Jeanene–Welcome to gfe! :-) Your gumbo looks and sounds terrific! Gumbo spells goodness and comfort to me. :-) But, I’m having a problem accessing your link. When I click on it in the linky, I get taken to Blogger log in page and my info is not accepted when I enter it. I’m not sure if other readers are having an issue or not. When I click on your link in your comment, the same thing happens. When I go to your blog and try to search on gumbo, nothing comes up. I want everyone to be able to access this great recipe. Could you shoot me an email with the final URL again? (The ones you included which contain “edit” in the URL look like they might not be the final URL from your post.)

      Thanks!
      Shirley

  3. Jeanene on November 11th, 2010 2:45 am
    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:14 am

      Hey Jeanene–I still can’t get that to work. When I try to access the page, I have to log in to blogger (and I do have an acct), but it won’t go through. Can you send me your main blog URL and I’ll figure it out from there? Sorry for the aggravation!

      Thanks,
      Shirley

  4. Jeanene on November 11th, 2010 2:51 am

    I have subscribed to your blog by google reader.

  5. Jeanene on November 11th, 2010 2:54 am

    For a Year of Slow Cooking, I think I want to go with gluten free turtle pudding. Youmo!

  6. Jeanene on November 11th, 2010 2:59 am

    For The Spunky Coconut, I have to go with Chocolate Coconut Freezer Fudge.
    I hope I win this cookbook.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:15 am

      Hi Melinda–Two great choices! Thanks for entering the giveaway. :-)

      Shirley

  7. Melinda on November 11th, 2010 3:34 am

    I followed you on Twitter!

  8. Deanna on November 11th, 2010 8:01 am

    My recipe for this week isn’t ready to post yet. But, I follow you via RSS.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:16 am

      Hi Deanna–Thanks for the subscription and the entry to the giveaway! Good to see you. :-)

      Shirley

  9. Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free on November 11th, 2010 8:21 am

    Hey Shirley!!

    What a fantastic post! Yes, Steph & Kelly are incredible women. I’m so grateful for their support of this event. And, thanks so much for taking on the big job of hosting this week. Having you as part of our team has made all the difference in the world. I will be forever grateful for you stepping up and taking a leadership role and helping to get the essentials squared away. It was exactly what I needed.

    Much love always,
    Amy

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:18 am

      Amy–You’re so very, very kind with your words–thank you! It was totally my pleasure to help out. I’m honored to be part of our Gluten-Free Holiday event! :-)

      Love and hugs,
      Shirley

  10. Rogene Robbins on November 11th, 2010 8:42 am

    I shared my cranberry sauce. Feel a little guilty because it’s so easy. But I guess that’s what we’re all looking for at the holidays, istn’t it. Something that tastes good but is easy to make.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:20 am

      Hi Rogene–Dear, never ever feel guilty about easy. Now if it’s easy and doesn’t taste good, that’s a different story. LOL Seriously, thanks for sharing a dish that will make everyone’s lives a bit easier during the holidays, not to mention tastier! :-)

      Shirley

  11. Karah on November 11th, 2010 8:58 am

    The Spunky Coconut is a wonderful cookbook! I can’t say enough good things! So many great recipes! This fall I have used the zucchini bread recipe a ton. There are so many more I love and need to try. Thanks! Karah

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:21 am

      Hi Karah–Kelly and her cookbook are both such amazing resources, aren’t they? :-) Thanks for entering the giveaway!

      Shirley

  12. Johanna B on November 11th, 2010 9:28 am

    Just wanted you to know I tried your Pumpkin Butter recipe last weekend. It was a hit!!! In fact, it’s all gone at my house. Of course, I canned a couple of jars to give away as hostess gifts for the holidays. I will be making another batch very soon. Thanks for the love.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:23 am

      Hi Johanna–It’s always great to see you! :-) I know you shared your pumpkin butter success on FB and I replied there, but I have to thank you again for the wonderful feedback—it’s much appreciated. Hope your hostess gifts are well received by all!

      Hugs to you, dear,
      Shirley

  13. Miz Helen on November 11th, 2010 9:32 am

    Hi Shirley,
    Just look at all this yummy food! I brought over my Turkey Chalupa with Green Chili and Cranberry I really hope you and your readers enjoy the dish. Thanks for hosting such a fun event!
    Miz Helen

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:25 am

      Hi Miz Helen–It’s always good to see you! Who woudn’t enjoy that chalupa you made? A feast for the eyes and stomach! ;-) Thanks so much for joining in!

      Shirley

  14. Kathleen on November 11th, 2010 9:42 am

    I added in my Caramel Apple Pie. Never have been a big pumpkin fan.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:26 am

      Thanks for joining in Kathleen! Not one soul is going to complain about Caramel Apple Pie versus pumpkin. Caramel, apples, and fall just go together! :-)

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  15. Kathleen on November 11th, 2010 9:43 am

    I like you on Facebook

  16. Kathleen on November 11th, 2010 9:44 am

    I follow you on Twitter

  17. Pat @ Elegantly Gluten-Free on November 11th, 2010 10:06 am

    After offering my Pumpkin Bread with Honey & Maple (GF, DF), I’m going back to study more of this post to make sure I don’t miss anything. You have so many tempting ideas (like that irresistable pecan pie), plus so much more information. Thanks for putting it all together for us!

    I’ve never heard the tune to that song your husband sings about pie, but my husband and sons would undoubtedly agree with him. They think pie is not just dessert, but also appetizer! That’s a further incentive to serve the dinner on time :-)

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:28 am

      Hi Pat–LOL on timing the dinner to prevent the pies being eaten as an appetizer! Now that’s my kind of family! ;-) I love pumpkin bread and with both honey and maple syrup, yours has to be a winner. :-)

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  18. Arielle on November 11th, 2010 10:30 am

    I subscribe via RSS!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:29 am

      Hi Arielle–Thanks so much for the subscription and entering the giveaway! :-)

      Shirley

  19. Arielle on November 11th, 2010 10:31 am

    From TSC, who I love, I really want to try her baked pumpkin pudding, it looks gorgeous!

  20. Tahlia on November 11th, 2010 10:41 am

    I subscribed via Google Reader!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:30 am

      Hi Tahlia–Thank you for your gfe subscription and entering the giveaway!

      Shirley

  21. lisa cressey on November 11th, 2010 10:56 am

    i “like” the spunky coconut on fb!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:31 am

      Hi Lisa–I know you’ll enjoying Kelly’s posts on FB! Thanks for entering! :-)

      Shirley

  22. Hallie @ Daily Bites on November 11th, 2010 10:59 am

    I linked up to my Cranberry Pear Sauce Recipe.

  23. Tessa on November 11th, 2010 11:03 am

    Hi, I Liked and friended the spunky coconut on fb

  24. Hallie @ Daily Bites on November 11th, 2010 11:05 am

    I shared this link on Facebook.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:33 am

      Hi Hallie–Thanks for all the connections/awareness, dear! Love your recipe … cranberries and pears together–genius! :-)

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  25. Hallie @ Daily Bites on November 11th, 2010 11:05 am

    I tweeted!

  26. Tessa on November 11th, 2010 11:06 am

    I would love to make the slow cooking lasagna.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:34 am

      Hi Tessa–That does sound great, doesn’t it? Every one of Steph’s recipes that I have made have been wonderful–love her book and her!

      Shirley

  27. Hallie @ Daily Bites on November 11th, 2010 11:06 am

    I shared the GF Holiday badge on my blog.

  28. Kim @ Cook It Allergy Free on November 11th, 2010 11:06 am

    Not trying to enter the contest, but I linked up my Crustless Pumpkin Streusel Pie! I love that never fail crust of yours!! Will totally have to try that one!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:36 am

      Hey Kim–I’m so very glad that you linked your stunning pie. It might make pumpkin pie lovers out of a lot of folks! ;-) Hope you like the crust if you make it … fingers crossed. Oh, and so glad you laughed over my comment on taking away your ACV on your blog! I can’t live without my ACV either. We love my Special Turkey Breast made with it!

      xo,
      Shirley

  29. Hallie @ Daily Bites on November 11th, 2010 11:06 am

    I follow GFE on Twitter.

  30. Charlene on November 11th, 2010 11:09 am

    Love the Spunky Coconut! I am now addicted to making cashew milk! ;-)

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:36 am

      Oh, Charlene, I’ve got to get on Kelly’s cashew milk “train,” too! Good for you! :-)

      Shirley

  31. jacquelyn on November 11th, 2010 11:11 am

    Liked you on FB. What a great website! I’ll be using your gf pie crust. Grandma said she’ll serving pumpkin pie to the kids no matter what and now I can make one that I approve of.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 11:39 am

      Hi Jaquelyn–Thank you so much for your generous words! I hope you’ll find gfe to be a great resource over time. Your comment on Grandma and the pumpkin pie made me wince. I sure hope you can find a solution to keep your kids gf and safe. Either this pie crust or my crustless pumpkin pie would be wonderful options. Many folks like the crustless better, in fact. It’s my most popular recipe … check it out. :-)

      Thanks!
      Shirley

  32. Ricki on November 11th, 2010 11:23 am

    A roll-free pie crust sounds phenomenal to me, Shirley! I cannot wait to try this out–I’ve got lots of crust-free fillings in my repertoire, but few actual crusts. Yay! :D

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 3:47 pm

      Hey Ricki–I can’t wait to see your version of this recipe! I’ve been thinking about making your cookies again this evening. One of our support group members saw my adoption post and made them. She loved them, too. She said she made them small and tried to squeeze out a bunch to bring them to our open house, but ended up eating them. I can relate! LOL She brought crackers and hummus instead. ;-)

      Shirley

  33. Jill on November 11th, 2010 11:31 am

    I like you on fb!

  34. Alta on November 11th, 2010 11:56 am

    Great job, Shirley! I think I might just have to try out this crust. Maybe today, if I can get out from behind my computer sometime! I shared my latest and greatest creation – a vegan broccoli cheese rice casserole. Woohoo!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 3:49 pm

      Hi Alta–Thanks! Like I commented on your post, that vegan broccoli cheese rice casserole looks awesome. :-)

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  35. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 11:59 am

    I like you on FB!!!

  36. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 12:00 pm

    Sent a FB friend request!

  37. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 12:02 pm

    I’m following you on Twitter!

  38. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 12:04 pm

    I’m following Stephanie on Twitter!

  39. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 12:05 pm

    I follow Kelly on Twitter!

  40. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 12:06 pm

    I like The Spunky Coconut on FB!

  41. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 12:06 pm

    I subscribe to gfe via email!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 3:50 pm

      Hi Shelly–You are on top of the social connections for sure now! ;-) Thanks so much for entering the giveaway!

      Shirley

  42. Laurel on November 11th, 2010 12:16 pm

    I want to try the ice cream from The Spunky Coconut. I’ve been making variations of her yogurt for over a month now, she/it is/are astoundingly creative. I’ve also made her pumpkin pie but really want to try those Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Bars. Basically, I want to try each and every one of her recipes. I don’t do soy or eggs or casein or gluten and even though all her recipes don’t precisely fit the bill they sure are easy to change up as well as delicious.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 3:52 pm

      Thanks, Laurel. Kelly and her recipes are really something, aren’t they? Like you, I want to make everyone. :-) Thanks for the great testimonial on Spunky Coconut and the entry!

      Shirley

  43. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 12:17 pm

    Tweeted about this giveway and roundup!

  44. Carrie on November 11th, 2010 12:18 pm

    Liked gfe on Facebook!

  45. Carrie on November 11th, 2010 12:18 pm

    Liked Spunky Coconut on FB

  46. Carrie on November 11th, 2010 12:19 pm

    Sent you a friend request on FB

  47. Carrie on November 11th, 2010 12:23 pm

    Tried to look at Stephanie’s recipes, but couldn’t see past the first few pages. I’ve asked for a slow-cooker for Christmas . . . budget friendly, and so many of my favorite healthy & -free bloggers & cooks use them beautifully! The casseroles & soups sound wonderful!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 3:54 pm

      Hi Carrie–You can look at Stephanie’s recipes on her blog. She has a couple of year’s worth now! ;-) No need to come back and comment further, but did just want to mention that in case you are looking for some great slow cooker recipes for the holidays and this point forward. :-)

      Thanks for all the entries!
      Shirley

  48. Carrie on November 11th, 2010 12:25 pm

    Shared on FB

  49. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 12:29 pm

    I would love to try anyone of Kelly’s ice creams, one of the things we miss, especially my daughter! And commercially processed dairy free ice creams still make our tummies hurt :(

  50. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 12:36 pm

    I had trouble looking through Stephanie O’Dea’s A Year of Slow Cooking on Amazon, but I can say any recipes for the slow cooker to save time and money… a Godsend to this house!!!

  51. Shelly on November 11th, 2010 12:57 pm

    Just saw I won a cookbook from last week!!!! Yay!!!! Is there anything I need to do??

    • Shirley on November 11th, 2010 2:11 pm

      Hi Shelly–Welcome to gfe and congrats on being one of the winners of last week’s giveaways! :-) Look for an email from Ricki in your In Box soon, so you can get your cookbook prize! ;-)

      Shirley

      • Shelly on November 11th, 2010 2:14 pm

        Thanks, Shirley! I am so looking forward to the holidays, instead of dreading them because of our food allergies, thanks to all of of these awesome recipes! Thanks ladies!!!

        • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 3:56 pm

          Oh, I see I double replied to you, Shelly, and now triple replied! LOL You ARE special. ;-) Thanks so much for the sweet words. We’re all glad to help others with what we’ve learned. :-)

          Hugs,
          Shirley

  52. Jessica on November 11th, 2010 1:43 pm

    I think I need to try Kelly’s raw key lime pie! I would so love to win either of these cookbooks. Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 3:58 pm

      Hi Jessica, thanks for the entries! I’ve had raw key lime pie before and it was amazing. Yes, that’s an overused word, but it was. Now it wasn’t Kelly’s though. I’m sure hers is easier to make and tastes even better. ;-)

      Shirley

  53. Jessica on November 11th, 2010 1:44 pm

    I “like” Kelly on facebook.

  54. Jessica on November 11th, 2010 1:46 pm

    I “like” you on facebook!

  55. carolee on November 11th, 2010 1:55 pm

    I just subscribed via email! GREAT site with useful resources!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 3:58 pm

      Hi carolee–Thanks so much for those kind words! Glad you entered the giveaway. :-)

      Shirley

  56. Neva on November 11th, 2010 2:33 pm

    ~“Liked” The Spunky Coconut on Facebook

  57. Neva on November 11th, 2010 2:35 pm

    Now a friend of Shirleys on Facebook

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 3:59 pm

      Hey Neva–Nice to see you! Thanks for the entries. :-)

      Shirley

  58. Fran on November 11th, 2010 2:44 pm

    subscribed to your emails!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 3:59 pm

      Fran, thanks so much for your subscription! :-)

      Shirley

  59. Kim on November 11th, 2010 2:46 pm

    I would love to make the “Five layer brownies” from A Year of Slow Cooking.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:00 pm

      Hi Kim–Five-layer brownies in the crockpot?! Steph’s amazing, isn’t she? I’d love to try those, too. :-)

      Shirley

  60. Heather G on November 11th, 2010 3:14 pm

    I love my slow cooker (fairly new) and am still learning all the things it can do, so any recipe would be embraced. Also, I am trying to eliminate sugar from my diet, so I LOVE the idea behind the coconut flour cookbook. I would love to try the recipes in that cookbook as well!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:02 pm

      Hi Heather G.! Sounds like either of these cookbooks would work well for you. :-) I’m with you on trying to eliminate sugar from my diet. Have you tried coconut/palm sugar? It’s fantastic IMHO.

      Thanks for your entry!
      Shirley

  61. Lisa on November 11th, 2010 3:17 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. I have Stephanie’s (A Year of Slow Cooking) gluten free crock pot roast beef in my slow cooker *right now.* I put it in this morning, and taking it to a pot luck dinner at my son’s school tonight.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:03 pm

      Hi Lisa–Thanks so much for the connections (even the “early” one LOL)! I bet Steph’s roast beef was delish. :-)

      Shirley

  62. Lisa on November 11th, 2010 3:18 pm

    I already liked you on FB, did that last week!

  63. Lisa on November 11th, 2010 3:31 pm

    Sent a friend request.

  64. Shellyfish on November 11th, 2010 3:58 pm

    I’m over from Ricki’s blog – that pie looks amazing. I’d love to win a copy of the Spunky Coconut – I’ve read great reviews of her ice cream recipes.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:05 pm

      Hi Shellyfish–Isn’t Ricki wonderful? :-) Just love her! Thanks for the kudos on my pie … it’s pretty darned good. I think I’ll be making it for Thanksgiving. ;-) Kelly’s recipes are just all wonderful IMHO, but yes, she’s got great ice cream ones, too.

      Thanks!
      Shirley

  65. Diane on November 11th, 2010 4:09 pm

    I am a subscriber already~

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:05 pm

      Hey Diane–Thanks for your entry and being a subscriber! :-)

      Shirley

  66. Kassia on November 11th, 2010 4:20 pm

    I would like to try Kelly from the Spunky coconut’s freezer fudge or her banana bread.

  67. Kassia on November 11th, 2010 4:21 pm

    I “like” you on facebook.

  68. Kassia on November 11th, 2010 4:21 pm

    I “like” Kelly on facebook.

  69. Kassia on November 11th, 2010 4:21 pm

    I “friended” you on facebook :)

  70. Kassia on November 11th, 2010 4:22 pm

    I subscribe via email. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:07 pm

      Hi Kassia–Thanks so much for all the connections/entries! ;-) I had forgotten about Kelly’s freezer fudge–now I want some! :-)

      Shirley

  71. Linda on November 11th, 2010 4:29 pm

    I’m glad you shared your pie crust with us. Many of of us have been waiting ever since you mentioned it in your cushaw post. Thanks for the shout out on my crusts. I’ve linked my pumpkin roll recipe. It’s not dairy free so I won’t be making it this year, but it is a Thanksgiving favorite.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:09 pm

      Hey Linda–Happy to share this recipe! I know folks will put their own twist on it, so I’ll be anxious to see everyone’s modifications. ;-)

      Like I said on your pumpkin roll post, I bet you can make that gf/df. After all, look at your success with your pumpkin pie! :-)

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  72. Linda on November 11th, 2010 4:32 pm

    I would love to win Stephanie’s book, but picking one recipe is difficult. Let’s just go with Chicken Cordon Bleu.

  73. Suzanne on November 11th, 2010 5:01 pm

    Being from the south I can wait to try the Barbecued Pulled Pork recipe from a Year of Slow Cooking.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:10 pm

      Hi Suzanne–I know that recipe has made many happy! Thanks for your entry! :-)

      Shirley

  74. Laila on November 11th, 2010 5:35 pm

    Both of these books look great! I would like to try the “Almond Cake with Ganache” from the Spunky Coconut and the Overnight Breakfast Casserole from “Make It Fast, Cook It Slow”

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:11 pm

      Hi Laila–Two good ones there! :-) Thanks for entering the giveaway!

      Shirley

  75. Christa on November 11th, 2010 8:03 pm

    I sent a friend request to Shirley.

  76. Christa on November 11th, 2010 8:03 pm

    I like Gluten Free Easily on Facebook.

  77. Christa on November 11th, 2010 8:04 pm

    I shared about the giveaway on FB.

  78. Christa on November 11th, 2010 8:05 pm

    I would love to win The Spunky Coconut cookbook; I love the recipes she shares on her blog, and I’m always game for more healthy, gluten-free recipes!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:13 pm

      Hi Christa–Thanks so much for your entries … much appreciated! :-) Kelly is great, isn’t she?

      Shirley

  79. Jessica on November 11th, 2010 8:15 pm

    I would love either of these books! I have tried a few from the slow cooker website- I LOVE the chicken enchilada chili, especially putting it on nachos when there is a little leftover!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:14 pm

      Thanks for your entry, Jessica! Ooooh, your idea for that chicken enchilada chili from Steph’s site is terrific. :-)

      Shirley

  80. Maggie on November 11th, 2010 9:07 pm

    Yahoo! I am so excited that I won! Lucky me. I was just looking at their cookbook today when I was finished reading Ali’s latest post. Thanks so much (Amy and Shirley) for arranging the prizes!
    Shirley your pie crust totally intrigues me. I must adopt you! There are so many recipes to choose from. I’ll be back to link up my recipe! Thanks again Shirley. Do I email you or Amy my address?

    • Shirley on November 11th, 2010 10:34 pm

      Hi Maggie–It’s always so exciting to win, isn’t it? :-) Winners will be contacted by the hostess that week, so you should get an email from Ricki requesting your info.

      I’d love it if you adopted me, dear! Hope the pie crust and any other gfe recipes you try is a success! Fingers crossed, as I always say. As a food blogger, you know how we are all a bit nervous when folks make our recipes? LOL, but true!

      xo,
      Shirley

  81. janet on November 11th, 2010 11:06 pm

    I’d love to try to make the freezer fudge. It sounds like a great idea.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:15 pm

      Hi Janet–I just commented on that freezer fudge … somehow the holidays just say fudge! :-)

      Shirley

  82. janet on November 11th, 2010 11:06 pm

    I posted my rouladen recipe.. yum!

  83. Natalie on November 11th, 2010 11:29 pm

    OHHH WOWWW first I have to say I am SO excited to have won The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook!!!! Do I need to do anything? THANK YOU!! So I feel guilty entering again, but these are all such great books – some I have already been wanting, and amazing opportunities. The Vanilla Toffee Cake in The Spunky Coconut book sounds to die for!

    • Shirley on November 11th, 2010 11:42 pm

      Hi Natalie–Congrats! Glad to share the news and joy with you! ;-) The hostess contacts the winners, so Ricki will send you an email and then you can go from there. :-) There are no rules on only entering once—lucky for you!

      Shirley

  84. Natalie on November 11th, 2010 11:38 pm

    I friended you on facebook. :)

  85. bitt on November 11th, 2010 11:59 pm

    I’d love to make the cherry pie from the Spunky Coconut.

  86. Kathleen on November 12th, 2010 12:42 am

    I also added my Whole Grain Biscuits. They have a nice light maple flavour to them. great for Thanksgiving

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:16 pm

      Hi Kathleen–Those biscuits look so good! Love that photo, too. :-)

      Shirley

  87. Stephanie on November 12th, 2010 1:33 am

    I linked up my fabulous turkey recipe!

  88. Stephanie on November 12th, 2010 1:36 am

    I’m excited about both books, but I’d really like to try some dessert in the slow cooker! I don’t know what desserts Stephanie has in her book, but I’ve been anxious to try her cheesecake recipe!

  89. Stephanie on November 12th, 2010 1:39 am

    Also linked this post back to my blog :)

  90. Stephanie on November 12th, 2010 1:39 am

    Also liked GFE on FB! Wow, lots of ways to win ;D

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 4:17 pm

      Hey Stephanie–Thanks so much! I wish I could show up to your house to try that turkey … OMG, it looks and sounds divine! :-)

      Shirley

  91. Megha on November 12th, 2010 9:28 am

    Thank you for dropping by and liking my salad: Cinnamon spiced chickpea & sweet potato salad…
    I like to make chocolate coconut freezer fudge (page 166) from The Spunky Coconut

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:07 pm

      Hi Megha–That salad of yours is very appealing with so many of my favorite ingredients! :-) Ah, the freezer fudge … yes, we are all thinking about Kelly’s freezer fudge. ;-) Thanks so much for entering the giveaway!

      Shirley

  92. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 12th, 2010 11:55 am

    Hi Shirley – I used the Mr. Linky yesterday and then had an insane day so never got to come back and leave a proper comment to say I am submitting a pumpkin ice cream that is decadent and vegan and soy free and low in sugar :) Thank you for entering me in the giveaway too :)

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:11 pm

      Hey Valerie–I’m really glad that Mr. Linky didn’t fail you so you could at least link up that pumpkin ice cream. Oh, my, that looks sooo good! I had pumpkin in my green smoothie this morning. ;-) Thanks so much for all the entries! BTW, I used to sort of keep my personal FB page and my gfe page separate, but truth be told, as corny as it may sound, I really do consider all my readers friends. I just share different content on my personal page (mostly) from my gfe page, but hopefully you’ll still enjoy the “friendship.” ;-) I do know what you mean about feeling awkward though … not everyone views their personal page the same way.

      Hugs,
      Shirley

      • Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 17th, 2010 10:28 pm

        You are so sweet :) I have barely been on FB since we connected as friends there and this was such a nice message to read on here :)

        • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:53 pm

          Valerie– :-) Thanks for the “last minute” entries.

          Shirley

          • Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 18th, 2010 8:44 pm

            Yay for winning the Spunky Coconut cookbook. Have been eyeing it for a while. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway :)

          • Shirley on November 19th, 2010 12:47 pm

            Hi Valerie–Kelly and I love making folks happy with giveaways! :-) I’m so grateful to her for offering signed copies of her wonderful cookbook and to you and others for taking the time to comment, submit recipes, etc. Congrats again!

            Shirley

  93. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 12th, 2010 11:58 am

    I just looked at the SPunky Coconut index and am dying to make the quinoa almond muffins or the banana chocolate ice cream – or both! These are all ingredients I love.

  94. Alisa Cooks on November 12th, 2010 12:12 pm

    Linked! Your pie looks sooooooo gooood Shirley!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:12 pm

      Hi Alisa–Thanks so much, dear! :-)

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  95. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 12th, 2010 12:25 pm

    I subscribe to gfe via my google reader :)

  96. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 12th, 2010 12:27 pm

    I like gfe on facebook :)

  97. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 12th, 2010 12:28 pm

    I friended you on FB. I am so glad you suggested this in this post because I am so shy about sending FB friend requests, and now felt ok doing so. Also, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog yesterday.

  98. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 12th, 2010 12:29 pm

    I follow you on twitter.

  99. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 12th, 2010 12:30 pm

    I follow Stephanie on twitter.

  100. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 12th, 2010 12:30 pm

    I follow Kelly on twitter.

  101. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 12th, 2010 12:30 pm

    I like the SPunky Coconut on Facebook.

  102. Marsha on November 12th, 2010 12:58 pm

    subscribe to GFE via email

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:13 pm

      Thanks for the subscription/entry, Marsha!

      Shirley

  103. Celeste on November 12th, 2010 1:44 pm

    I regularly make recipes from Stephanie O’Dea’s 365 cooking website. I’ve got both her crock pot cookbooks on my amazon wishlist. Yep that’s right, even the one that isn’t available yet. I now want to try the pound cake recipe from the book.

    She also makes want to have different size crock pots.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:15 pm

      Hi Celeste–Thanks for all the entries! Sounds like you are in holiday cake mode. ;-) I understand for sure. I think I’m making my Mediterranean chocolate cake for our office Thanksgiving luncheon tomorrow. :-)

      Shirley

  104. Celeste on November 12th, 2010 1:46 pm

    The spunky coconut looks like another great book, and I would love to make the vanilla toffee cake, sounds so yummy.

  105. Celeste on November 12th, 2010 1:48 pm

    I just subscribed via rss.

  106. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 12th, 2010 3:30 pm

    I just blogged about the giveaway, so here is another entry: http://www.citylifeeats.com/2010/11/todays-lunch-weekend-lunchbox.html

  107. Zoe on November 12th, 2010 3:48 pm

    Hi Shirley, do my submissions have to be new, as in brand new, just posted? Or is it okay to use some older ones? I just want to be sure before I contribute anything. :) Thanks!

    • Shirley on November 12th, 2010 3:54 pm

      Hi Zoe–Feel free to link up an older recipe! This is a roundup of Thanksgiving Favorites, so chances are many folks have already posted those previously. Just be sure to update the post to link back to this one. :-) And, BTW, if you take a look at the ones already submitted, you’ll see several “older” ones. They are all still terrific! Can’t wait to see what you share, dear.

      Hugs,
      Shirley

      • Zoe on November 17th, 2010 2:46 am

        Thanks, Shirley! I just linked four, for now – I may submit more later. ;) I would have done it sooner but things happen and I was suddenly busy, or at least busier than usual. Looking forward to Thursday! :)

        • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:16 pm

          Oh, Zoe, I love it! I was feeling a little badly that we didn’t have more recipes … thanks to you, that problem is solved! ;-)

          Yes, gift-giving ideas tomorrow … always fun part of these holiday events! :-)

          Hugs,
          Shirley

  108. Elizabeth Bailey on November 12th, 2010 4:46 pm

    I liked the Spunky Coconut on FB. :-)

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:17 pm

      Hi Elizabeth–Thanks so much for entering the giveaway! You’ll enjoy Kelly’s FB page. :-)

      Shirley

  109. Heather on November 12th, 2010 6:28 pm

    I would love to try the Mongolian Beef from A Year of Slow Cooking. Yum!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:18 pm

      Hi Heather–Oh, yes, doesn’t that recipe sound good? :-) Thanks so much for entering the giveaway!

      Shirley

  110. Susan pitt on November 12th, 2010 7:38 pm

    Love the spunky coconut and “liked” her facebook page

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:18 pm

      Terrific, Susan–thank you! :-)

      Shirley

  111. Kathy McCormack on November 12th, 2010 9:22 pm

    Hi, I don’t have the ‘official’ gluten intolerant diagnosis yet. I know it’s coming. I have found this web site as well as the others very helpful. Going GF seems overwhelming right now but I’m looking forward to feeling ‘human’ again. Happy Thanksgiving

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:37 pm

      Hi Kathy–Yes, it’s definitely overwhelming at first to go gluten free. The key is to go with easy recipes that taste like the old favorites and don’t require tons of special ingredients (my focus here at gfe). Recipes that are naturally gluten free and flourless/crustless desserts can become your “go to” recipes. Let me know if I can help you figure out any other holiday dilemmas! ;-)

      Best,
      Shirley

  112. Laura Tolsma on November 13th, 2010 10:11 am

    I like GFE on Facebook.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:19 pm

      Hi Laura–Thank you! It’s always nice to have another “fan” on the gfe page on FB. ;-)

      Shirley

  113. danielle baker (omnivorenomore) on November 13th, 2010 10:20 am

    i like you on FB… (and off of FB, too! haha!)

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:34 pm

      Hi Danielle!–Oh, you’re funny, and cute! :-) Love the name of your blog, Omnivore No More–catchy! ;-)

      Shirley

  114. danielle baker (omnivorenomore) on November 13th, 2010 10:21 am

    I follow stephanie on twitter

  115. danielle baker (omnivorenomore) on November 13th, 2010 10:21 am

    i follow kelly on twitter

  116. danielle baker (omnivorenomore) on November 13th, 2010 10:21 am

    i follow you on twitter…

  117. jeff kitchen on November 13th, 2010 10:24 am

    liked on facebook. thanks.

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:33 pm

      Hi Jeff–Thank YOU!

      Shirley

  118. Aimee Richard on November 13th, 2010 10:29 am

    Thank you so much for your pie crust recipe. This is my first Thanksgiving G free and I was feeling a little jealous of everyone else’s pie.

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:32 pm

      Hi Aimee!–Oh, you’re very welcome! No need to have pie envy after you go gluten-free. Making a pie with the never fail crust or using one of my crustless pie recipes, your pies will soon be the ones folks are jealous of. ;-)

      Shoot me an email if you have other Thanksgiving concerns that you haven’t quite figured out yet! Hugs,
      Shirley

  119. Shari on November 13th, 2010 10:35 am

    I already “like” gfe on facbook! I LOVE new recipes.

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:30 pm

      Hi there, Shari–Thanks for the FB connection! You’re at the right place if you love new recipes. Many are new to you guys and old to me (LOL), but they are worth sharing and I love experimenting, too. ;-)

      Shirley

  120. Kristen on November 13th, 2010 10:47 am

    Already like you and Kelly on FB! Love the ideas, motivation and recipes!

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:29 pm

      That’s so nice to hear, Kristen—thank you! :-)

      Shirley

  121. Cara on November 13th, 2010 10:57 am

    I love this series! This week I am sharing a recipe for crunchy fennel salad with grapes, dates, olives and almonds.

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:29 pm

      Hi Cara–Killer salad! Thanks so much for linking it and, also, for the kind feedback on our Gluten-Free Holiday event. :-) I agree that it’s a winner! ;-)

      Shirley

  122. Cara on November 13th, 2010 10:59 am

    ooh, I’d love to try Spunky Coconut’s Chocolate Frosted Coconut Cookies!

    http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/2009/07/chocolate-frosted-coconut-cookies.html

  123. Lori Williams on November 13th, 2010 11:22 am

    I subscribe to GFE via email!! Thanks!

  124. Lori Williams on November 13th, 2010 11:28 am

    I “friended” you on Facebook!

  125. Lori Williams on November 13th, 2010 11:32 am

    I “like” (LOVE!!) GFE on Facebook! Thanks!

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:27 pm

      Hi Lori–Oh, don’t you know how to make a girl feel good! ;-) Thank you!!!

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  126. MaryK on November 13th, 2010 1:30 pm

    Would love to try the Slow Cooker Meatloaf recipe – It’s a great comfort food.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:21 pm

      Hi MaryK–Yes, meatloaf is wonderful comfort food. :-) I’ve made mine in the microwave, but never in the slow cooker. Steph is such a genius when it comes to the slow cooker.

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!

      Shirley

  127. MaryK on November 13th, 2010 1:45 pm

    I’ve “liked” you on Facebook.

  128. Kristine on November 13th, 2010 2:06 pm

    I already *LIKE* GFE on Facebook. :-) I love reading Stephanie’s ideas and recipes and I’ve just started checking out the Spunky Coconut, but already really like what I see. I’m trying the vanilla bean cake this weekend! My teen is recently gluten free and finding these blogs and books has been “heaven sent.” As you know, it’s been a challenge, but it gets easier every time one of you share your recipes and thoughts! Thanks to all the GF bloggers and cookbook writers out there in “web” land!

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:27 pm

      Hi Kristine–What a sweet comment–thank you! Both Steph and Kelly are gf godsends. So glad making great gf food to take care of your teenager is getting easier for you. Soon it will become second nature to make gf recipes. ;-)

      Shirley

  129. Rachael Weber on November 13th, 2010 5:39 pm

    Hi. I just found and “liked” your FB site and website. This looks great, and the crust sounds very good. :) Thanks.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:22 pm

      Hi Rachael–I’m so glad you found gfe–welcome! :-) I appreciate the kind feedback. Hope you enjoy it if you give it a go! ;-)

      Shirley

  130. Sarah on November 13th, 2010 7:58 pm

    Hi, I would like to make the Vanilla Bean Cake with Chocolate Forsting from The Spunky Coconut.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:23 pm

      Hi Sarah–Folks do back flips over that Vanilla Bean Cake! Thanks for entering! :-)

      Shirley

  131. brooke @B & the boy! on November 13th, 2010 9:32 pm

    Fan of The Spunky Coconut on Facebook

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:24 pm

      Hi Brooke–Thanks so much for all the entries! Much appreciated! :-)

      Shirley

  132. brooke @B & the boy! on November 13th, 2010 9:35 pm

    Liked gfe on Facebook

  133. Granny's Daughter on November 13th, 2010 9:56 pm

    I would like to make Stephanie’s “fresh, homemade bread” — in my crockpot! Wow!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:25 pm

      Hi Granny’s Daughter–I flipped when I first saw that Steph had made bread in her crockpot! Another gf blogger made it and said it came our perfect. :-) I still can’t believe I haven’t tried it yet. Soon. Thanks for entering!

      Shirley

  134. brooke @B & the boy! on November 13th, 2010 10:05 pm

    Sent a friend request on Facebook

  135. brooke @B & the boy! on November 13th, 2010 10:07 pm

    Following Kelly on Twitter

  136. brooke @B & the boy! on November 13th, 2010 10:08 pm

    Following Shirley on Twitter

  137. brooke @B & the boy! on November 13th, 2010 10:08 pm

    Following Stephanie on Twitter

  138. Piroska on November 13th, 2010 10:19 pm

    I’d love to try the Pumpkin Spice Bread.

  139. Piroska on November 13th, 2010 10:19 pm

    I subscribe to GFE via email.

  140. Piroska on November 13th, 2010 10:20 pm

    I “like” GFE on FB
    (Piroska).

  141. Piroska on November 13th, 2010 10:20 pm

    I friend-requested you on FB
    (Piroska).

  142. Piroska on November 13th, 2010 10:20 pm

    I follow you on Twitter
    @pippirose77

  143. Piroska on November 13th, 2010 10:21 pm

    I follow Stephanie on Twitter
    @pippirose77

  144. Piroska on November 13th, 2010 10:21 pm

    I follow Kelly on Twitter
    @pippirose77

  145. Piroska on November 13th, 2010 10:21 pm

    I “like” Spunky Coconut on FB
    (Piroska).

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 5:26 pm

      Hi Piroska–Thanks so much for all the entries! I agree that Pumpkin Spice Bread looks especially good … and healthy! :-)

      Shirley

  146. Renee on November 13th, 2010 11:16 pm

    I uploaded my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies to Mr Linky.

  147. Renee on November 13th, 2010 11:16 pm

    I already subscribe to GFE via email.

  148. Renee on November 13th, 2010 11:18 pm

    I have tried a few of Stephanie’s recipes already but recently she posted the Crockpot Turtle Pudding and that sounds absolutely delish!

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:24 pm

      Hey Renee–Glad to have all our social connections covered now! Steph’s Turtle Pudding sounded like trouble, didn’t it? The really bad kind. I can imagine a bunch of girlfriends gathered around the crockpot with big spoons! LOL, but true. ;-)

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  149. Renee on November 13th, 2010 11:19 pm

    Already a friend on FB of GFE.

  150. Renee on November 13th, 2010 11:19 pm

    A friend of The Spunky Coconut on FB too!

  151. Renee on November 13th, 2010 11:21 pm

    Shirley, I am going over to FB right now to friend you personally!

  152. Chaya on November 14th, 2010 2:04 am

    I follow you on RSS as My Sweet and Savory

  153. Chaya on November 14th, 2010 2:05 am

    Friend on Facebook for GFE

  154. Chaya on November 14th, 2010 2:09 am

    I follow you on Twitter

    either comfycook or sweetsav1

  155. Chaya on November 14th, 2010 2:12 am

    I follow Kelly as sweetsav1

  156. Chaya on November 14th, 2010 2:13 am

    I follow Stephanie as sweetsav1

  157. Chaya on November 14th, 2010 2:22 am

    I am a friend on Facebook for Spunky Coconut

  158. Chaya on November 14th, 2010 2:23 am

    I am a Shirley fan on Facebook.

  159. Chaya on November 14th, 2010 2:24 am

    I want to make the marble cake on Spunky Coconut.

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:23 pm

      Chaya, that marble cake of Kelly’s gets rave reviews! I just realized it’s Tuesday and I didn’t link up to Meatless Mondays. Aargh. Adding that to my list!

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  160. Janis on November 14th, 2010 10:18 am

    I’d like to try the Almond Muffins from The Spunky Coconut Cookbook. I love almond muffins, but haven’t tried them gf yet.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:01 pm

      Hi Janis–I made a slight variation of Kelly’s almond muffins and they were wonderful! Thanks for entering. :-)

      Shirley

  161. Georgia on November 14th, 2010 1:48 pm

    I just added my recipe for Creamy Curried Pumpkin Soup! So excited about this exchange, I’m just working on putting my ‘menu’ together for thanksgiving!

    http://celtic-celiac.blogspot.com/2010/10/creamy-curried-pumpkin-soup.html

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:21 pm

      Georgia–Thanks for adding your recipe (pumpkin + curry + creamy = GOOD!) and all the online connections! ;-)

      Shirley

  162. Georgia on November 14th, 2010 1:51 pm

    I just ‘liked’ you on facebook, no clue why I hadn’t already! Looking forward to following.

  163. Georgia on November 14th, 2010 1:52 pm

    I just ‘friended’ you on facebook! Georgianna.Reilly

  164. Georgia on November 14th, 2010 1:56 pm

    I already follow you on twitter! @CelticCeliac

  165. Georgia on November 14th, 2010 2:01 pm

    I would love to try the turkey meatballs with cranberry barbecue sauce from A Year of Slow Cooking. I have had a slow cooker for awhile, but I cannot find any gluten free recipes for it in the books I have!

  166. Mary on November 14th, 2010 2:09 pm

    I’m excited to try the piecrust for pumpkin pie for thanksgiving. I had been about ready to throw my hands up. Both daughters are trying gluten free as an experiment.

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:20 pm

      Hi Mary–I suggest trying both the pie crust and some of my crustless gfe pies; I don’t think you or your daughters will be disappointed with the results and they are all so easy to make. :-)

      Shirley

  167. Georgia on November 14th, 2010 2:10 pm

    I just shared this on facebook via me websites page! Hope you get more publicity

    Celtic Celiac: A Modern Guide to Staying Sane Without Grain Are you looking for some new gluten free recipes? Check out this giveaway of two cook books and holiday recipe share courtesy of ShirleyGFE http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1aVVfz/glutenfreeeasily.com/no-roll-never-fail-press-in-gluten-free-pie-crust//r:t

  168. Georgia on November 14th, 2010 2:16 pm

    I also just added Kelly on twitter! @celticceliac

  169. Piper on November 14th, 2010 2:21 pm

    I am making a Year of slow cooking recipe today! The Harvest Stew is currently in my crock pot!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:04 pm

      Hi there, Piper! Hoping Steph’s Harvest Stew turned out great. Yesterday was certainly a good day for stew here. Bet your stew is even better today. ;-) Thanks so much for entering the giveaway!

      Shirley

  170. Denise on November 14th, 2010 5:11 pm

    Added to Google reader. Thanks for the recipe, it is fantastic and timely.

    I am a huge crockpot fan, already use her recipes and would love to try anything new,

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Denise! I appreciate you entering the giveaway AND the kind words for me and Steph. :-)

      Shirley

  171. Margaret T. Breese on November 14th, 2010 11:25 pm

    I’ve now “liked” you on FB. My Landlady has “gluten allergies”, so she’s had to learn how to *cook* all over again !!!
    I’ve been gathering info and recipes for her. Your recipes are so *easy*…I love it !!!

    *hugs*

    LadyM
    Margaret

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:08 pm

      Hi Margaret–What a sweet comment! Thank you so very much!

      Hugs right back to you, dear,
      Shirley

  172. Kim on November 15th, 2010 1:51 am

    I LOVE both of these cookbooks but haven’t been able to buy either one yet. I currently have “Make It Fast, Cook It Slow” on loan from the library, and am really interested in trying the “20 to 40 Clove Garlic Chicken” and the “Cioppino”.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:13 pm

      Hi Kim–Thanks so much for all your entries! :-) I agree … Kelly does a really great job on walking one through recipes. And, the recipes you mentioned from Steph are great choices. I made a wing version of her garlic chicken; they were delicious.

      Shirley

  173. Kim on November 15th, 2010 2:06 am

    Haven’t been able to look at Kelly’s cookbook yet, but I love her web site. I really like how she walks you through the process and explains things really throughly. If I was able to get a copy of her cookbook, I know that it would be one of my most used. Looking at the recipe index, there are so many things I’d like to try including the ice creams and even the Swedish meatballs!

  174. Kim on November 15th, 2010 2:07 am

    I “liked” GFE on Facebook!

  175. Kim on November 15th, 2010 2:08 am

    I “liked” The Spunky Coconut on Facebook!

  176. Kim on November 15th, 2010 2:10 am

    I shared this post on Facebook – thanks for sharing these ideas and recipes with all of us!

  177. Carolyn on November 15th, 2010 8:44 am

    Hi Shirley,

    I follow you on your blog.

  178. Carolyn on November 15th, 2010 8:45 am

    Shirley,

    I also “Like” you on Facebook.

    Hope you don’t consider this “stalking”!

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 1:18 pm

      Hey Carolyn–If that’s stalking, I’m all for it! ;-)

      Shirley

  179. Jennifer Williams on November 15th, 2010 4:34 pm

    I like gfe on Facebook!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:48 pm

      Thanks so much, Jennifer! :-)

      Shirley

  180. Angela Hirschauer on November 15th, 2010 5:23 pm

    from the Spunky Coconut I’d love to try the pumpkin cake. I hope I win!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:49 pm

      Hey Angela–Oh, pumpkin cake … definitely time for pumpkin cake I think! ;-) Thanks so much for entering the giveaway. :-)

      Shirley

  181. The Paper Princess on November 15th, 2010 11:49 pm

    I entered my Pumpkin Bread Pudding into the Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
    createwithjoy at gmail dot com

  182. The Paper Princess on November 15th, 2010 11:52 pm

    I added the link to this roundup near the top of my Resource List in the Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe at Create With Joy!

    The direct link to the recipe is:

    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com/2010/11/pumpkin-bread-pudding.html

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
    createwithjoy at gmail dot com

  183. The Paper Princess on November 15th, 2010 11:53 pm

    I’m a new RSS subscriber

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
    createwithjoy at gmail dot com

  184. The Paper Princess on November 15th, 2010 11:56 pm

    The Vanilla Bean Cake with Chocolate Frosting from The Spunky Coconut sounds fabulous!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
    createwithjoy at gmail dot com

  185. The Paper Princess on November 15th, 2010 11:59 pm

    The slow cooker meatloaf sounds fab!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
    createwithjoy at gmail dot com

  186. The Paper Princess on November 16th, 2010 12:07 am

    I added your badge and posted about your giveaway on my sidebar at Create With Joy!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
    createwithjoy at gmail dot com

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:51 pm

      Hi Ramona–That’s a lot of love–thank you! :-) Love your blog name and I think you picked two very good recipes from Steph and Kelly. ;-)

      Shirley

  187. Jenny on November 16th, 2010 9:48 am

    Shirley – that pie crust looks so easy to make! I will have to try it. I always love the recipes and photos you post. I can’t wait to make a pecan pie (Probably for Christmas)

    • Shirley on November 16th, 2010 10:12 am

      Hi there, Jenny! Well, you know me … all about easy. I like to save my time for spending with my family and other dinner guests. ;-) Thanks so much for lovely words. They mean so much to me … I mean it.

      Hey, we still have a “date” to keep! How about Friday evening? or Sunday? Email me. :-)

      xo,
      Shirley

  188. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 10:03 am

    I would love to make the Banana Chocolate Chip Icecream or the vanilla pudding or almost anything in Kelly’s book! I’ve been dying to try her cookbook as I love her site!

    Ariana Anderson
    The Frugally Rich Life
    http://www.thefrugallyrichlife.wordpress.com
    GF, dairy-free, sugar-free recipes (+ “normal” version) and frugality
    Email: thefrugallyrichlife AT gmail DOT com
    Twitter: FrugallyRichAri

  189. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 10:09 am

    I posted a recipe for the roundup! Check it out! It’s a favorite in our house! It’s pie…but it’s a cake too! :)

  190. nina on November 16th, 2010 10:11 am

    I’d like to try the chicken cordon bleu (slow cooker) . . . and I am going to try your pie crust.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:55 pm

      Hi nina–Ooh, chicken cordon bleu … one of my faves. :-) Sure hope you like the pie crust!

      Shirley

  191. nina on November 16th, 2010 10:11 am

    Following via RSS.

  192. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 10:15 am

    I shared this post on Facebook!

  193. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 10:20 am

    I tweeted!

  194. Laurel on November 16th, 2010 10:56 am

    The Spunky coconut is on my reader. I don’t have Twitter/Facebook/Blog – no fair! I just made her pumpkin pie.

  195. charmane on November 16th, 2010 11:11 am

    i totally want to try the crockpot pizza soup from stephanie. it will taste like pizza with out all the prep work!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:58 pm

      Hi charmane–A friend of mine, one of my support group members, just made Steph’s pizza soup the other night and said their whole family absolutely loved it! :-)

      Shirley

  196. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 1:17 pm

    I posted the badge…it didn’t show up right…but i did it…and it links here :)

  197. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 1:20 pm

    I’m subscribed to gfe via email. :)

  198. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 1:25 pm

    I’m friends with you on Facebook! :)

  199. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 1:26 pm

    I liked gfe on facebook!

  200. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 1:26 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.

  201. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 1:29 pm

    I’m following Stephanie on Twiter

  202. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 1:29 pm

    I’m following Kelly on twitter!

  203. Ariana Anderson-The Frugally Rich Life on November 16th, 2010 1:31 pm

    I like the spunky coconut on facebook!
    Ariana Anderson
    The Frugally Rich Life
    http://www.thefrugallyrichlife.wordpress.com
    GF, dairy-free, sugar-free recipes (+ “normal” version) and frugality
    Email: thefrugallyrichlife AT gmail DOT com
    Twitter: FrugallyRichAri

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 7:52 pm

      Woohoo on all those entries, Ari! ;-) Thanks!

      Shirley

  204. Bridget on November 16th, 2010 1:39 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this pie crust!!! I am interesting in trying it out. Not sure this is where you can register to win a copy of Make it Fast, Cook it Slow. Big fan of Stephanie’s and she has led me to so many more of you out here, love it!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 8:00 pm

      Hey Bridget!–You’re in the right place; you’re entered in the giveaway. :-) Hope you like my pie crust! ;-)

      Shirley

  205. Melissa on November 16th, 2010 1:46 pm

    I’d try the pumpkin spice cake from the Spunky coconut and Pumpkin cheese cake from A Year of slow cooking.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 8:02 pm

      Hi Melissa–Well, I can tell you’re a pumpkin fan! ;-) Thanks so much for entering the giveaway! :-)

      Shirley

  206. Becky Belting on November 16th, 2010 1:48 pm

    I would love to make the vanilla bean cake and I am sure much more. I am so excited about the opportunity to learn so much from this website. Thank you

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 8:05 pm

      Hi Becky–How true on the “much more”! I’ve never been disappointed with any of Kelly’s recipes. Thanks for the kind words!

      Shirley

  207. Coni on November 16th, 2010 2:59 pm

    I love stephanie’s website. I drool looking at the pictures. I so want to try the Gingerbread Latte Recipe and the Chai one as well. And the desserts that she can make in a crockpot just seem so impossible but soo delicious. I am 5 months pregnant and I am excited to be able to prepare good meals and snacks with a small amount of effort!!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 9:10 pm

      Hi Coni–Yes, Steph’s recipes and the crockpot can be a lifesaver for you! She is a crockpot genius. :-) I haven’t tried either of the recipes you’ve mentioned, but they’d be perfect for this time of year. Thanks for entering the giveaway!

      Shirley

  208. craftbition on November 16th, 2010 3:27 pm

    I just followed SHirley on twitter-

  209. craftbition on November 16th, 2010 3:28 pm

    also followed Stephanieodea on twitter

  210. craftbition on November 16th, 2010 3:28 pm

    following spunkycoconut on twitter! Thought I already was, but apparently not! (Thanks for the reminder)

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 9:38 pm

      Hi craftbition–Happy to help with that reminder! ;-) Thanks for all the connections and entries. :-)

      Shirley

  211. craftbition on November 16th, 2010 3:29 pm

    Just liked Kelly on Facebook.

  212. Megha on November 16th, 2010 3:29 pm

    Hi,
    I’ve linked another recipe: Sweet Potato Kebabs @ Livetoeat!!!

  213. craftbition on November 16th, 2010 3:32 pm

    I think I’d like to try Kelly’s Bean coffee cake and the cookies from her book.

  214. Marcia Robbins on November 16th, 2010 5:13 pm

    I just signed up for this great link, Shirley.
    Thanks for addressing all the possible variations depending on our various sensitivities.
    I find that baking the crusts separately really helps and then cooking the filling as much as possible on the stove top.
    I would love to win either of the cookbooks. Have used Spunky Coconut recipes with great success. The plentiful uses of pumpkin are great – one of my favorite ingredients. I use pumpkin as the base for stews and chili since we are dealing with a tomato sensitivity at our house. Great results.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:08 pm

      Hi Marcia–Thanks so much! Very interesting on using pumpkin instead of tomato. I’ve enjoyed using pumpkin that way in addition to the tomatoes, but not by itself. I love how folks get creative when they deal with sensitivities and intolerances. :-)

      Shirley

  215. eeeks on November 16th, 2010 7:19 pm

    Oh gosh. I don’t think I can pick just ONE recipe I’d like to try from The Spunky Coconut. Do I get multiple entries if I want to try lots and lots of ‘em? Doh.

    Looking at the index, I think I’d like to try any of the casseroles… and the Butternut Lasagna… and the Custard Pie and the Veggie Spring Rolls and the Spinach and Artichoke Dip. :-)

    Thanks for making these available!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:12 pm

      eeeks–Nice try on the multiple entries! LOL All great choices for Kelly’s recipes. :-)

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!
      Shirley

  216. Rhonda on November 16th, 2010 9:51 pm

    I just followed Stephanie on Twitter.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:13 pm

      Hi Rhonda–Thanks for entering!

      Shirley

  217. bwatkins on November 16th, 2010 11:15 pm

    would love to make the herb garden chicken

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:14 pm

      Hi bwatkins–Oh, that does sound good. :-) Thanks so much for entering!

      Shirley

  218. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 4:42 am

    I was so excited by the Spunky Coconut post with the Grain-free Pumpkin Spice Bread. Not only do I love all things pumpkin, but I have a stevia plant flowering in my windowsill right now!!!!

  219. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 4:53 am

    shared on facebook
    erin neu

  220. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 4:53 am

    gfc fb fan
    erin neu

  221. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 4:56 am

    email sub

  222. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 4:56 am
  223. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 5:07 am

    sent you a fb friend request
    erin neu

  224. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 5:55 am

    Follow you on Twitter.
    @erunuevo

  225. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 5:56 am

    Follow Stephanie on Twitter.
    @erunuevo

  226. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 5:57 am

    Follow Kelly on Twitter.
    @erunuevo

  227. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 5:58 am

    “Like” The Spunky Coconut on Facebook.
    erin neu

  228. Erin from Long Island on November 17th, 2010 5:58 am

    google reader sub

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:24 pm

      Hey Erin–Thanks so much for all your entries–woohoo! :-)

      Shirley

  229. Joyce on November 17th, 2010 12:19 pm

    I would like to try the corned beef recipe from A Year of Slow Cooking. It sounds delicious and looks so easy.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:27 pm

      Hi Joyce–That’s a classic. I remember when Steph posted that. Yum. Thanks for entering!

      Shirley

  230. Chandice on November 17th, 2010 1:46 pm

    I linked a recipe for green bean casserole up. Thanks Shirley!

  231. Chandice on November 17th, 2010 1:47 pm

    I follow you already. :)

  232. Chandice on November 17th, 2010 1:48 pm

    Mmm! I would make slow cooker wassail, one of my favorites! :)

  233. Chandice on November 17th, 2010 1:48 pm

    Blogged about his roundup and post.

  234. Chandice on November 17th, 2010 1:49 pm

    Shared this badge with my readers.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:31 pm

      Hi Chandice–Thanks for all the great entries! That wassail is outstanding. :-)

      Shirley

  235. Rachel on November 17th, 2010 2:28 pm

    Hi Shirley:

    I think I did the linky thing correctly. At least I see my photo. My blog post about Thanksgiving menu planning and a recipe for easy chocolate dipped strawberries is up at The Crispy Cook today. Giving thanks for all my GF blogger buddies and their inspiring ideas, information and recipes this Thanksgiving!

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:35 pm

      Hi Rachel!–You did the linky perfectly. :-) Isn’t it fun to see those beautiful chocolate-dipped strawberries of yours show up via the linky? ;-) Wonderful post today, dear. We’re all thankful for you, too!

      Shirley

  236. danielle masuda on November 17th, 2010 10:03 pm

    I followed and posted about the giveaway on twitter. Thanks for all the GF recipes. I tried to make a GF, dairy and potato free crust today but will try yours next time.

  237. Rachel on November 17th, 2010 10:31 pm

    The Spunky Coconut is amazing!!! I really want to make the monster cookies…yum.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:42 pm

      Hi Rachel–I totally agree with you on Kelly and The Spunky Coconut! :-) And, who can resist Monster Cookies? ;-)

      Thanks for entering! :-)
      Shirley

  238. Sheri O. on November 17th, 2010 10:32 pm

    From A Year of Slow Cooking – I think some
    CrockPot Wassail (Spiced Punch)sounds wonderful for a Thanksgiving treat!

    I’d love to get her Crock Pot cokbook!

    Sheri O.

    • Shirley on November 17th, 2010 10:43 pm

      Hey Sheri–Steph’s wassail is so delicious! I made it a few times last year. :-) Thanks for entering!

      Shirley

  239. Rachel on November 17th, 2010 10:40 pm

    I added my Ode to Winter Squash blog entry (although, the photo was of a pumpkin muffin I recently made). I absolutely love winter squash. Tonight I made Israeli couscous with roasted delicata…this is what gets me through the winter!

  240. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 17th, 2010 10:42 pm

    Just tweeted the giveaway :)

  241. Rachel on November 17th, 2010 10:47 pm

    I just shared your give-away on facebook!

  242. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on November 17th, 2010 10:48 pm

    I added the Gluten-Free HOliday badge to my blog :)

  243. Rachel on November 17th, 2010 10:49 pm

    I now ‘like’ spunky coconut on facebook. Thanks for the fun post!

  244. Deanna on November 18th, 2010 6:31 am

    Darn, darn, darn. I knew I was forgetting to link up somewhere last night when I posted my pie recipe. I woke up this morning and remembered it was HERE that I wanted to post it. Oh well. Here it is – just in case people are still interested.

    http://themommybowl.com/2010/11/17/walnut-pie-gluten-free-vegan/

    • Shirley on November 18th, 2010 8:56 am

      Hey Deanna–No worries! I know folks will be delighted you added this pie recipe to the roundup–yummm. I hope you added it to Linda’s Gluten-Free Wednesday roundup, too, since she’s still doing the Make a Gluten-Free Pie Challenge. :-) BTW, I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who forgets and then wakes up remembering something like that. We have our poor brains working hard while we sleep! LOL

      Shirley

  245. danielle masuda on November 18th, 2010 2:14 pm

    I am looking forward to my signed cookbook copy! Thank you and I’m very excited :)

    • Shirley on November 19th, 2010 12:36 pm

      Hi danielle–It’s so much fun to win and especially to win a terrific cookbook like this one! Congrats again and happy Friday, too! :-)

      Shirley

  246. Andrea on November 18th, 2010 2:27 pm

    I like gfe on Facebook

    • Shirley on November 18th, 2010 6:01 pm

      Hi Andrea–Thanks so much for the “like.” It’s truly appreciated! :-) The giveaway has ended, but I thank you very much for checking it out! Be sure to keep up with the Gluten-Free Holiday event for the next few weeks for more giveaways. Alta is our hostess today. Check out her post, roundup, and giveaway here.

      Shirley

  247. craftbition on November 19th, 2010 1:33 am

    Thrilled I won! Wow! Thank you Shirley & Kelly! I sure am looking forward to seeing Kelly’s cookbook in my hands!

    • Shirley on November 19th, 2010 12:56 pm

      Hi craftbition–Woohoo for you! Our pleasure to make you so happy. I can’t wait to hear how much you enjoy Kelly’s cookbook. :-)

      Shirley

  248. noosh. on November 28th, 2010 3:26 pm

    hi shirley- question about the crust- i just made it, but it won’t stay up the sides, it keeps sliding down the pie plate! any advice? thanks :)

    • Shirley on November 28th, 2010 5:32 pm

      Hey noosh–I’ve honestly never had that happen before. Wondering what your ingredients were. You might add just a tad more gf flour mix and see if that will help. Did you use xanthan gum? Sorry I couldn’t reply sooner. I’m online for the first time in days. We’ve been on travel the last several days with no web access.

      Fingers crossed this will work for you …
      Shirley

  249. noosh. on November 29th, 2010 10:56 am

    i used 1/2 cup each of arrowroot, millet, and sorghum+xanthan. what i ended up doing was quickly pulling up all the sides and shoving it into a really hot oven for about 10 minutes to firm it up and keep it from sliding back down… haven’t tasted it yet so we’ll see how it came out! :) i’m thinking it might actually be the milk powder i used? it’s vance’s dairy free- who knows.

    • Shirley on December 1st, 2010 8:22 pm

      Hi again, Noosh–I’m assuming you used the Vance’s dairy free powder and turned it into your “milk.” Yes, that could have made a big difference, because it’s thinner, right? Great save though … sure hope it tasted good! :-)

      Shirley

  250. noosh. on December 2nd, 2010 10:37 am

    yup- that’s the one! i’m not sure how thin it is since i’ve never used regular milk powder… unfortunately it was pretty crumbly when cooked and didn’t hold up. oh well- guess it can’t be made dairy free!

    • Sherron on November 26th, 2011 12:03 am

      I made mine dairy free using rice milk. I used 1 cup rice flour/cornstarch mix with 1/2 cup almond flour and the crust held together beautifully. It can be done!

  251. Mary D on November 23rd, 2011 10:30 pm

    This is so easy and worked GREAT with your best ever pumpkin pie recipe. My modifications were to use coconut sugar, and the 1 cup gf Bob’s Red Mill flour and 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Almond Flour. I included the xantham gum and only used 1/2 tsp salt. So great! Thank you!!

    • Shirley on November 26th, 2011 5:47 pm

      Hi Mary–You’re welcome! I’m so glad that you had such success! :-) Thank you so much for sharing your version wiith us, too. I love how this basic recipe can be the source of so many slightly different pie crusts. ;-)

      Shirley

  252. Sherron on November 26th, 2011 12:01 am

    Thank you for the pie recipe! It was perfect! I tried using all GF flour and another with 1 cup
    GF flour and 1/2 cup almond flour. The almond flour mix won for two reasons- it was easier to work with (more moist than the other crust) and we loved the nutty flavor that it added. It wasn’t crumbly at all- it was perfect. It worked great for the sweet potato pie and the lemon meringue. I am so relieved to have found THE pie crust that I have been looking for! Thank you!

    • Shirley on November 26th, 2011 5:53 pm

      Hi Sherron–Thanks so much for both comments, explaining your version! I love that you successfully made it dairy free, too. Woohoo! It’s true that once we find the recipe we need for pie crust, we’re done with that experiment. Love it! I’m a big fan of almond flour; even a little bit can transform a recipe for the better as you’ve shown. ;-)

      Happy holidays, dear! :-)
      Shirley

  253. Megan on November 26th, 2011 5:41 pm

    I am a believer! I used this for my pumpkin pie! Amazing! Everyone preferred this to the regular stuff! THANK YOU! :)

    • Shirley on November 26th, 2011 5:57 pm

      Hi Megan–It looks like you are new to gfe–welcome! :-) And thank you so very much for taking the time to come share your success with this pie crust … I just love that it was preferred over the gluten-full crust! ;-)

      You’re welcome, of course, but thank you again for sharing!
      Shirley

  254. Jennifer on December 16th, 2011 5:42 pm

    I’ve been searching for a fabulously easy and reliable pie crust and it seems I’ve found it. Thank you!

    My 3-year-old son had severe eczema until he was diagnosed with food allergies a few months back. I have a blog that shares our family’s battles with eczema, allergies, and asthma (yes, lucky guy has that too).

    I think the key is to learn from one another, so the more information out there to the masses, the better. With this in mind I’ve started a blog hop for anyone dealing with allergies, eczema, or asthma, either for themselves or as a caregiver. If you’re interested in joining, please add a comment. I’d love to welcome you to the group. http://itchylittleworld.wordpress.com/blog-hop/

    Thanks.
    Jennifer

  255. Linda on June 21st, 2012 2:59 pm

    Do you think grapeseed oil would work instead of the vegetable oil on your no fail pie crust?

    • Shirley on June 21st, 2012 3:29 pm

      Hi Linda–First, welcome to gfe! And to answer your question, grapeseed oil should work just fine. I’ve used it for many other recipes successfully, but don’t think I’ve tried it with this one yet. It’s a neutral tasting oil as you know, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing in a pie crust. Please let us know how it turns out–thanks!

      Shirley

  256. Jill on December 21st, 2013 9:15 pm

    How many tarts would this make?

    • Shirley on December 22nd, 2013 1:13 am

      Hi Jill–Welcome to gfe! :-) This recipe makes one 9- to 10-inch pie crust or tart.

      Shirley

      • Jill on December 22nd, 2013 5:23 pm

        I should have been clearer! How many 2 inch tarts would it make? I’m thinking 12-18?

        • Shirley on December 22nd, 2013 6:16 pm

          Jill–I honestly don’t know. I read that one blogger got 15 to 16 tart shells from her pie crust recipe, but I didn’t see the size of her tarts mentioned in her post. Please let us know what you figure out! :-)

          Shirley

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