Winner of Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts Final Giveaway–Allergy-Free Cookbooks Plus More

Full disclosure: The Cook IT Allergy Free app was provided by its creator/owner, Kim Wilson-Maes. Free For All Cooking was provided by Jules Shepard and DeCapo Press. The cooking equipment was part of my food blogging conference swag. The peanut flour was provided by the National Peanut Board. Finally, I purchased Go Dairy Free. This is not a paid review; opinions expressed are strictly my own.

This post is linked to Gluten-Free Wednesdays.



(Note:  Prize is app only! It works on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Photos are courtesy of  Cook IT Allergy Free)

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The original winner did not contact me, so random. org has helped me choose a new winner. The winner has been contacted. Thanks to all who entered!

So here’s the big day, the one where I announce the final giveaway for the Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts event! Yes, I know the official month for sweethearts has passed, but I don’t think you’ll mind. March needs something special, too, and since those of us who are gluten free can’t drink the traditional green beer this month to celebrate St. Paddy’s day, we’ll stretch out the more appealing Valentine’s Day celebration with a sweet giveaway! At least, I haven’t seen green gluten-free beer offered anywhere and I wouldn’t drink it anyway due to the food coloring, but I digress. The giveaway includes what you see in the photos, plus a few more small swag goodies (from blogger conferences I’ve attended) that you may find fun and helpful in the kitchen. (I won’t reveal those items; I’ll leave them as small surprises for the winner.)

To be clear, the final giveaway package includes:

~ Cook IT Allergy Free app—If you missed my review, you can read it here (alert: Chocolate Fondue recipe!), but this is the “i” app that can convert your recipe to address your specific allergy/intolerance needs with just the touch of a finger. Then you can save your recipe and even create your shopping list—Kim Maes’ app, which she designed for all of us, is impressive! If you don’t have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to “run” your app on, you may give this prize away to someone who does. Your celiac/gluten intolerance support group leader? a gluten-free/food intolerant friend or colleague? You’ll end up with a very grateful friend!

~ Free for All Cooking—This is the newest cookbook by Jules E. Dowler Shepard. If you missed my review, you can read it here (alert: Coffee Cake recipe). There are not too many reviews on Amazon yet since this book is very new, but they are all 5-stars, and you only have to read the comments on my review post to see how loved both Jules and her recipes are. If you’d like another chance to win Free For All Cooking, head over to Alisa’s blog to enter the giveaway and get the “Nutty” Chocolate Chippers recipe that Alisa adapted from Jules’ cookbook.

~ Go Dairy Free—What’s better than a cookbook? A combination resource/guide book and cookbook. Go Dairy Free, by Alisa Fleming, offers everything you want to know about going dairy free … the basics and history of dairy–”what” constitutes dairy and “where” other dairy is consumed (horse milk anyone?), the “why” of going dairy free, and, most importantly, “how” to go dairy free. Read my complete review here (alert: Easy Peasy Vegan Truffles 4 Ways recipe). Looking for more opportunities to win Go Dairy Free? My friends, Kim (Cook IT Allergy Free; yep, same Kim as above) and Tia (Glugle Gluten Free), are each giving one away! Plus, don’t forget that Alisa’s Go Dairy Free, the website, is a valuable resource that’s always available to you.

~ Taylor TruTemp Instant Read Digital Thermometer—Perfect for checking doneness of meats (not to be left in the oven though). The digital display updates every second and is protected by a durable plastic lens. Thermometer has temperature range of –40°F to 302°F and comes with one installed 1.5V battery and one bonus battery.

~ Charcoal Companion Steak StationAllows one to monitor the doneness of several steaks at once, so, for example, if Mr. GFE wants his steak medium rare and I want my steak cooked medium, it’s not a problem at all. No more undercooked or overcooked steaks!

~ Baker Josef’s Peanut Flour (1-lb bag) —This peanut flour was provide to me courtesy of the National Peanut Board with the goal for me to try it and review it. However, I’ve since been diagnosed with a peanut sensitivity, so no more Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, peanuts, or peanut products for me right now. So, the National Peanut Board graciously told me to offer this bag to one of my gfe readers. Here’s what I found out about peanut flour. It can add a “healthful, lower-fat, and gluten free boost to a variety of foods. It is a great thickener for soups, a flavorful and aromatic ingredient for breads and pastries, as well as a creative coating for meats, fish, and other dishes. Peanut flour is a good source of Vitamin E, Folate, Fiber, Niacin, Magnesium, and Phosphorus.” I read that you can successfully substitute up to 1/3 of the flour in your recipe with peanut flour. Here’s a great looking recipe for peanut butter muffins from Sarena, The Non-Dairy Queen. The National Peanut Board also has many scrumptious looking recipes here. Crusted Pork Medallions with Ancho Peanut Sauce are shown in the photo on the right (photo is courtesy of the National Peanut Board; click on photo for recipe link). Note that not all recieps are gluten free, but appear to be easily adapted.

As far as the entries, I’d recently vowed to only ask folks to leave a single comment, but then people have told me they were disappointed to not have as many opportunities to enter. So, once again, there are several ways to enter the giveaway below, but  it only takes one to enter the giveaway. Remember to leave a comment for each thing you do because I can only track entries by comments. (Saying “I like gfe on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, and am dying to make the cake on the cover of Jules new book.” would only earn you one entry. Make sure you get credit for them all!) And—big important and—remember that all your comments on the previous posts (if submitted by the individual giveaway deadlines) count, too!

~ Simply leave a comment. You could tell me your favorite item in the giveaway package, how you found gfe, or anything else along gfe lines. ;-)

~ Subscribe to gfe in a reader or via email. Leave a comment.

“Like” gfe on Facebook. Leave a comment.

~ Follow @Shirleygfe on Twitter. Leave a comment.

~ Spread the word about the giveaway. Share on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog. Leave a comment for each.

This giveaway will be open until midnight (Eastern), Sunday, March 6. The winner will be announced here at gfe shortly thereafter. I will not email the winner, so be sure to check back and email me if you see that you are the winner. Sorry, but if I don’t hear from the winner within a week, I’ll choose another winner.

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71 Responses to “Winner of Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts Final Giveaway–Allergy-Free Cookbooks Plus More”

  1. Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free on March 1st, 2011 6:56 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

  2. Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free on March 1st, 2011 6:56 pm

    I like you on facebook!

  3. Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free on March 1st, 2011 6:57 pm

    I found you through glutenfree homemaker and I’m glad I did!

  4. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on March 1st, 2011 6:57 pm

    I’ve heard great things about Free for All cookbook. Can’t wait to read it!

  5. Jennifer Ellis on March 1st, 2011 7:41 pm

    Count me in! I’m a Facebook follower.

  6. Jessica on March 1st, 2011 7:49 pm

    I would love the free for all cookbook, and the peanut flour intrigues me!

  7. Jessica on March 1st, 2011 7:50 pm

    I like GFE on FB!

  8. trish on March 1st, 2011 8:05 pm

    Would love the cookbooks! Our daughter has celiac and type 1 diabetes and I am always looking for meals that will work.

  9. Jessica on March 1st, 2011 8:09 pm

    Count me in! Thanks!

  10. Jessica on March 1st, 2011 8:10 pm

    I follow GFE on facebook.

  11. Joanne Kuchinski on March 1st, 2011 8:31 pm

    Wish we lived closer to Fredrickburg. We are down in Danville Va. I love to read all about the Gluten free stuff. My spouse and I have been gluten free for two years.

  12. tricia on March 1st, 2011 8:33 pm

    Gluten free peanut flour sounds interesting. Would love to try it with peanut butter cookies.

  13. Susan on March 1st, 2011 8:49 pm

    I would love the “Free for all cookbook” Looks like a great book

  14. Meryl on March 1st, 2011 9:09 pm

    The peanut flour sounds great!

  15. Denise on March 1st, 2011 10:13 pm

    my favorite is the thermometer, i need one!

  16. Denise on March 1st, 2011 10:13 pm

    i follow on twitter @denimorse

  17. Katrina (gluten free gidget) on March 2nd, 2011 7:40 am

    What an awesome, generous giveaway!

  18. Ricki on March 2nd, 2011 10:02 am

    This is such an amazing giveaway, Shirley! And virtually everything in the package sounds great (love that you are keeping a few “surprises”!). In the GFE vein, I created a grain-free brownie the other day that I can’t wait to post about. I thought of you because all the ingredients are just naturally gluten free and easy! :D

  19. Neva on March 2nd, 2011 12:01 pm

    I liked you on face book. I enjoy getting the updates. Thanks

  20. Marsha A. on March 2nd, 2011 1:19 pm

    The steak station is intriguing. The whole giveaway is so amazing. Everything included in it is a wonderful item. Thanks for the oppotunity.

  21. Marsha A. on March 2nd, 2011 1:19 pm

    I subscribe to gfe via email and just love it.

  22. Marsha A. on March 2nd, 2011 1:21 pm

    I like GFE on facebook

  23. Jennifer on March 2nd, 2011 1:54 pm

    GFE rocks!

  24. Jennifer on March 2nd, 2011 1:54 pm

    I like GFE on FB.

  25. Ari Anderson on March 2nd, 2011 2:17 pm

    I would love both cookbooks! They both sound amazing and are on my wishlist! :) I cant just pick one!

  26. Ari Anderson on March 2nd, 2011 2:17 pm

    I subscribe via Email to gfe.

  27. Ari Anderson on March 2nd, 2011 2:18 pm

    I like you on Facebook

  28. Ari Anderson on March 2nd, 2011 2:18 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.

  29. Ari Anderson on March 2nd, 2011 2:21 pm

    I shared the giveaway on Facebook

  30. Ari Anderson on March 2nd, 2011 2:22 pm

    I shared the giveaway on Twitter.

  31. Ari Anderson on March 2nd, 2011 2:24 pm

    I shared the giveaway on my blog

  32. Alena Mack on March 2nd, 2011 2:26 pm

    What a great giveaway! So many resources in one package… hope it’s me:)

  33. cheryl on March 2nd, 2011 2:54 pm

    Love the idea of peanut flour. Please don’t include me in the giveaway (peanut allergy!) but I bet you can make delicious things with it!

  34. Gail on March 2nd, 2011 4:03 pm

    I like you on Facebook.

  35. Gail on March 2nd, 2011 4:06 pm

    Cookbooks are always a great resource especially dairy-free and free for all cooking. You can never have too many cookbooks. Great giveaway!

  36. nicola @ gfreemom on March 2nd, 2011 6:18 pm

    Hi Shirley, we were recently offered a gluten-free beer while eating gluten-free pizza at Amici’s. I think the GF beer was: Redbridge Beer. I’m not a beer drinker and so I have no idea how it tasted, but my hubby seemed to like it. N xo

  37. Laura on March 2nd, 2011 7:47 pm

    OOh, I would so love the Go Dairy Free book since we have a lot of milk allergies in our family (in addition to corn, gluten, soy, and eggs!!) Each family member seems to have their own special combination of allergies :-) The Free For All sounds awesome too!! Wish I could enter more times, but I don’t do Facebook or Twitter :-(

  38. Carole on March 2nd, 2011 7:52 pm


  39. Eliza Evans on March 2nd, 2011 7:58 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

  40. Eliza Evans on March 2nd, 2011 7:59 pm

    I follow you on Facebook!

  41. Eliza Evans on March 2nd, 2011 8:00 pm

    I think that steak timer is fascinating. I’m never sure if I’m going to get it right.

    Thanks for the contest!

  42. Anne on March 2nd, 2011 11:43 pm

    I’m always looking for new GF recipes so would love the cookbooks!

  43. Amber on March 3rd, 2011 3:03 am

    That is a truly awesome package! Any of these resources would be hugely helpful since I’m still elimination diet testing foods (less than 1/4 done) and am already gluten, dairy, and soy free.

  44. Amber on March 3rd, 2011 3:05 am

    I subscribe to gfe in my google reader.

  45. Amber on March 3rd, 2011 3:06 am

    I “liked” gfe on facebook.

  46. Amber on March 3rd, 2011 3:11 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

  47. Christine on March 3rd, 2011 3:16 pm

    I don’t remember when I found GFE – it was a really long time ago, but I’m glad that I did! :)

    • Christine on March 3rd, 2011 3:17 pm

      I have you in my google reader!

    • Christine on March 3rd, 2011 3:17 pm

      I already like you! (For real and on facebook. :P)

  48. Susan R on March 3rd, 2011 8:32 pm

    Steaks aren’t in our budget too often, but I’d love to feel more confident when I do have them to cook.:)

  49. Susan R on March 3rd, 2011 8:33 pm

    I love your blog and subscribe via e-mail.

  50. Linda S. on March 4th, 2011 5:14 pm

    I love Jules All Purpose Flour and would LOVE to add her latest cookbook, Free For All, to my collection. The peanut flour sounds interesting, too!

  51. Linda S. on March 4th, 2011 5:20 pm

    I found GFE through Jules Gluten Free Flour on Facebook and am glad I did! Thank you for your generous giveaway. :)

  52. Lauren @ As Good As Gluten on March 6th, 2011 9:09 pm

    I’d love the app, since I’m glued to my iPad!

  53. Lauren @ As Good As Gluten on March 6th, 2011 9:10 pm

    I already subscribe to gfe

  54. Lauren @ As Good As Gluten on March 6th, 2011 9:10 pm

    I already follow GFE on twitter

  55. Lauren @ As Good As Gluten on March 6th, 2011 9:11 pm

    I already like GFE on Facebook

  56. Lauren @ As Good As Gluten on March 6th, 2011 9:12 pm

    I retweeted this Giveaway.

  57. Tina P. on March 6th, 2011 9:16 pm

    Hi Shirley,

    I would love the cookbooks. Jules is awesome and I would love Alisa’s book since today marks my one week anniversary of going completely dairy-free. And hey, if I win the app, maybe my husband will buy me an i-phone. :) Tina.

  58. Linda S. on March 7th, 2011 10:13 am

    I just ‘liked’ you on Facebook. Sorry I forgot to before. And I remember you from Jules’ Gluten Free Cookie Swap! :) Have a great gluten-free day! :)

  59. Shirley on March 7th, 2011 11:00 am

    Congrats to the winner, Alisa Joy! Alisa Joy, please email me with your complete name and mailing info. Thanks to all who entered!

    Hugs and happy Monday all!

  60. Karolina on March 8th, 2011 12:50 am

    The Free for All Cooking cookbook sounds like something I would love to have. I’m always looking for wonderful new GF recipes.

  61. Karolina on March 8th, 2011 12:50 am

    I already “like” GFE on Facebook.

  62. Karolina on March 8th, 2011 12:51 am

    I already subscribe to GFE by email.

  63. InTolerantChef on March 8th, 2011 7:07 am

    I’d love to hear more about the peanut flour. It’s new to me and I think it would be interesting.

  64. Marissa on March 8th, 2011 10:55 pm

    I like like like like like you on facebook :)
    Great posts, great recipes, great giveaways, great resource

  65. Marissa on March 8th, 2011 10:55 pm

    I subscribe to you GFE on reader too! :)

  66. Christine Kelly on March 13th, 2011 6:30 pm

    love GF on facebook, it rocks!!!!!

  67. Theresa P. on March 15th, 2011 5:35 pm

    I found you from one of the other Gluten Free sites. I don’t recall which one there are so many i can’t keep track. If i like the site. i just add the site to my fav list. which has grown considerably!!!!! Love and appreciate you all!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!

  68. domestic diva on April 26th, 2011 5:34 pm

    This sounds marvelous! THanks for the chance.

    • Shirley on April 27th, 2011 10:08 am

      Hi domestic diva–Welcome to gfe! :-) Unfortunately this giveaway closed quite some time ago. Please stay tuned for another one very soon though. If you subscribe to gfe, you’ll always get to see them right away. ;-)


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