UPDATE: All giveaways are now closed. Many, many congratulations to the dozens of winners in our Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style event! Thanks to all who participated—readers, sponsors, and bloggers—as you made this the wondrous event that it was!
With Thanksgiving behind those of us who celebrate, our thoughts immediately turn to “the holidays.” So I’m beyond excited to announce that I am hosting Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style, a daily blogging event taking place from Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 23. This event will be a delightful “over-the-top” event with 25 bloggers participating in all, and giveaways of close to 100 items. Our hope is to provide comfort, joy, excitement, and fun for all of you during this holiday season! Let me share the details …
Every day a different blogger will share a gluten-free recipe that means both home and the holidays to them. Everyone has those recipes, right? Old family favorites; recipes that have evolved as folks learned to eat differently/better; festive holiday cocktails; and more. For me, there are many that fit those categories and signify home and holidays … my sister’s Crab Casserole, my mom’s Deviled Eggs, and my Crustless Coconut Pie. Like these recipes I’ve mentioned, the recipes shared in the event may be naturally gluten free or converted/re-created to be gluten free. Many recipes will also be dairy free, grain free, refined sugar free, etc. as well. They will be full of comfort, joy, and everything else that represent Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style. Maybe you’ll find recipes that you’ve been missing since going gluten free. Maybe you’ll find recipes with flavor combos that you never thought of before, but that you must make. Immediately. Perhaps just in time for your holiday open house or that special tea you’re having with your girlfriends. Maybe you’ll learn a new technique that will allow you to finally successfully re-create an old family favorite; wouldn’t that be a great holiday gift? There are many terrific possibilities.
And speaking of gifts, as I indicated earlier, along with the recipes all of us will be sharing, we will also be giving away prizes! Lots of them. Fantastic prizes. At least three prizes will be given away daily, plus there will be three prizes for the final giveaway— a grand prize, plus a second and third prize. These are all prizes that we think you’ll find of great value. There are books … including cookbooks, resource books; iPhone apps; gluten-free magazine subscriptions; tools to help you know if a product is safe you to eat; and much more. These prizes are sponsored by your favorite authors/bloggers, publishers, and kitchen equipment/food companies. Many, many thanks go out to them for their generosity! You’ll have to visit each blogger daily to enter the giveaways and while I won’t divulge the specific daily giveaways associated with each blog (there has to be some anticipatory suspense, right?), I’ll tell you that multiple copies of many items will be given away. So if a copy of that new cookbook you’ve been eyeing is given away on day one, don’t despair as another copy or two might be given away on say day 21. The daily giveaways will be announced each day and there will be a quick turnaround (48 hours or less) on entering, so please follow along closely. Best of all, every daily entry makes you eligible for the final giveaway, so the more blogs you visit and more entries you offer, the more your odds of winning the grand prize, second prize, or third prize will increase. Winners of the daily giveaways will be announced weekly here on gfe, with the final announcement sharing the final week’s winners as well as the grand prize, second place, and third place winners.
Here’s a complete listing of all the excellent bloggers participating followed by the list of prizes being given away, including the final prizes.
Monday, 11/28–Me, your host, Shirley Braden at gfe–gluten free easily … Nutmeg Shortbread Flats recipe and giveaway of two More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow and Totally Together Journal combo sets and one copy of Wheat Belly.
Tuesday, 11/29–Diane Eblin at The WHOLE Gang … Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Toffee recipe and giveaway of one copy each of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, Gluten Free in Five Minutes, and Steamy Kitchen
Wednesday, 11/30–Heidi Kelly at Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom … Gluten-Free Fritters recipe and giveaway of one copy each of Healthier Without Wheat, Perfect One-Dish Dinners, and Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
Thursday, 12/1–Ali Segersten at Nourishing Meals (special thanks go out to Ali for working with Vitamix on our grand prize giveaway!) …Gluten-Free Cut-out Gingerbread Cookies and giveaway of one copy each of The Pure Kitchen, Healthier Without Wheat, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen, and Gluten-Free Baking for Dummies.
Friday, 12/2–Sunny Busby at And Love it, Too! … Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Pecan “Toll House” Pie and a giveaway of one copy of Free For All Cooking, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, and 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes, plus one Cook IT Allergy Free app.
Saturday, 12/3–Stacy Toth at Paleo Parents… Paleo Monkey Bread and a giveaway of one combo set of Modern Spice cookbook and iSPICE app, one copy of Paleo Comfort Foods, and one copy of Dangerous Grains.
Sunday, 12/4–Maggie Savage at She Let Them Eat Cake… Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Candy Cane Ice Cream and a giveaway of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, The Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen, and Sugar Nation.
Monday, 12/5–Melissa McLean Jory at Gluten Free For Good … Gluten-Free Red Chile Enchilada Casserolea and a giveaway of one copy of Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking and two copies of Wheat Belly.
Tuesday, 12/6–Kim Maes at Cook IT Allergy Free … Cinnamon Bun Cake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)and a giveaway of The Pure Kitchen, Simply … Gluten-Free Desserts and Carol’s All-Purpose Flour Mix, and subscription to Easy Eats magazine (digital).
Wednesday, 12/7–Alexa “Lexie” Croft at Flo and Grace (formerly Lexie’s Kitchen; note that Lexie also created the gorgeous event badge—thank you, Lexie!) … Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters and a giveaway of one combo set of More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow and Totally Together Journal: Shortcuts to an Organized Life, one copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, and one copy of Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
Thursday, 12/8–Brittany Angell at Real Sustenance (this site is no longer operating; therefore, the recipe and post is no longer available) … Cinnamon Chocolate Babka Bread and a giveaway of Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts (one signed copy), 7 Quick Start Tips for a Healthy Fit Gluten-Free Life (two signed copies), and Sweet Freedom (one copy).
Friday, 12/9–Elana Amsterdam at Elana’s Pantry … Gingerbread Apple Crisp and a giveaway of one copy of Cooking with Isaiah and two copies of Paleo Comfort Foods.
Saturday, 12/10–Kelly Brozyna at The Spunky Coconut … Peanut Butter Pie with Double Chocolate Crust and a giveaway of two copies of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and one copy of Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
Sunday, 12/11–Ricki Heller at Ricki Heller … Chocolate Mint Truffles (two versions) and a giveaway of one copy of Sugar Nation and two subscriptions to Living Without magazine
Monday, 12/12–Iris Higgins at The Daily Dietribe … Cream Cheese Cut-Out Cookies and a giveaway of one copy of Dangerous Grains, one copy of Sugar Nation, and Gluten Free Goddess E-Book: Best Loved Recipes
Tuesday, 12/13–Stephanie Fourie at Gluten Free By Nature (this site is no longer in operation; therefore, the recipe and post are not available either) … Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and a giveaway of one copy of The Food Allergy Kitchen, one copy of The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen, and one copy of The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen.
Wednesday, 12/14–Jules Shepard at GF Jules… Grandma’s Cinnamon Sticky Buns (Oven or Crockpot Method) and a giveaway of one copy of Go Dairy Free, one copy of Gluten-Free Makeovers, and one copy of Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
Friday, 12/16–Heather at Gluten-Free Cat (this site is no longer active; therefore, the recipe and post are not available either) … Christmas Breakfast Casserole and a giveaway of Cooking for Isaiah, Sugar Nation, and a subscription to Easy Eats magazine.
Sunday, 12/18–Alisa Fleming at Go Dairy Free … Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Bread and a giveaway of The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen, The Gluten-Free Diner Coobook with The Whole Gang tote bag, 7 Quick-Start Tips for Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Fit Life (2 copies) and Delight magazine subscription
Monday, 12/19–Linda Etherton at Gluten-Free Homemaker … Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls and a giveaway of Gluten Free on a Shoestring, The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free, and Go Dairy Free
Tuesday, 12/20–Gigi Stewart at Gluten Free Gigi (this site is no longer in operation so, neither the recipe or post are available) … Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan Magical Seven-Layer Bars and a giveaway of 7 Quick-Start Tips for Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Fit Life; E-Cookbook Combo: Anti-Candida Feast, Desserts Without Compromise, and Good Morning! Breakfasts; and The Spunky Coconut Cookbook.
Wednesday, 12/21–Zoe at Z’s Cup of Tea … Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies and a giveaway of Delight magazine subscription, Simply … Gluten-Free Desserts, and Carol’s Amazing All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix, and Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
Thursday, 12/22–Lillian Medville at Lillian’s Test Kitchen … making an adaptation of my Chocolate Silk Pie on camera and a giveaway of Healthier Without Wheat and Gluten-Free Cupcakes
Friday, 12/23—Me again, Shirley Braden at gfe—gluten free easily … Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate (with help from Kim at Cook IT Allergy Free) and a giveaway of Dangerous Grains, Healthier Without Wheat, and two GlutenTox Testing Kits.
The complete listing of prizes is as follows. (The prizes for daily giveaways are shown in no particular order. The final giveaway prizes are noted as such and shown after this listing.)
Print Books (Cookbooks and Resource Books, or Combos)
–More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow and Totally Together Journal combos–by Stephanie O’Dea, three combos (3) (donated by author)
–Simply … Gluten-Free Desserts by Carol Kicinski, 2 signed copies (2) each with a package of Carol’s Gluten-Free Flour mix (donated by author)
–Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking by Pete and Kelli Bronski, one signed copy (1) (donated by author)
–Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes by Pete and Kelly Bronski, one signed copy (1) (donated by author)
–Gluten-Free Baking for Dummies by Jean Layton and Linda Larsen, one copy (1) (donated by author)
–Gluten-Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn — 2 copies (2) (donated by publisher)
–Gluten-Free in 5 Minutes by Robin Ryberg — 2 copies (2) (donated by publisher)
–Gluten-Free Makeovers by Beth Hillson – 2 copies (2) (donated by publisher)
–The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam, six signed copies (6) (donated by author)
–The Gluten-Free Cupcakes Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam, six signed copies (6) (donated by author)
–The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen by Laura B. Russell, two copies (2) (donated by publisher)
–The Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Kitchen by Denise Jardine, ONE EXCLUSIVE ADVANCE COPY (1) (donated by publisher)
–The Pure Kitchen by Hallie Klecker, two copies (2) (donated by author)
–Cooking for Isaiah by Silvana Nardone, three copies (3) (donated by author)
–Free for All Cooking by Jules Shepard, one signed copy (1) (donated by author)
–The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Jules Shepard, one signed copy (donated by author)
–Healthier Without Wheat by Dr. Stephen Wangen, four signed copies (4) (donated by author)
–Sugar Nation by Jeffrey O’Connell, four copies (4) (donated by publisher)
–Wheat Belly by William Davis, three copies (3) (donated by publisher)
–Dangerous Grains by Ron Hoggan and Dr. James Braly, four copies (4) (donated by gfe)
–The Food Allergy Kitchen by Amra Ibrismovic and Carmel Nelson, one copy (1) (donated by publisher)
–The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen* by Lévana Kirschenbaum and Lisa R.Young (donated by publisher)
–The Spunky Coconut Cookbook 2nd edition, by Kelly Brozyna, one signed copy (1) (donated by author)
–Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts by Kelly Brozyna, one signed copy (1) (donated by author)
–Paleo Comfort Foods by Julie and Charles Mayfield, three copies (3) (donated by authors)
–Go Dairy Free* by Alisa Fleming, two signed copies (2) (donated by authors
–Modern Spice by Monica Bhide, one copy (1) (in combo package with Monica’s app, iSPICE) (donated by author)
–Perfect One-Dish Dinners* by Pam Anderson, one signed copy (1) (donated by gfe)
–The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Ali Segersten and Tom Malterre, two signed copies (2) (donated by authors)
–The Steamy Kitchen* by Jaden Hair, one copy (1) (donated by author)
—100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster, one copy (1) (donated by gfe)
—Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease? by Katie Chalmers, three copies (3) with three cupcake holders (one per copy; donated by gfe)
E-books (Cookbooks and Resource Books)
–Gluten-Free Goddess E-Book: Best Loved Recipes by Karina Allrich (1) (donated by author)
–The Gluten-Free Diner Cookbook by Diane Eblin, one copy with tote bag (1) (donated by author)
–7 Quick Start Tips for Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Fit Life, by Erin Elberson, five copies (5)
–Sweet Freedom*, by Ricki Heller, one copy (1) (donated by author)
–Combo Set of following: Good Morning Breakfasts, Desserts Without Compromise, and Anti-Candida Feast Book by Ricki Heller, one copy (1) of set (donated by author)
–Easy Eats, six subscriptions–electronic (6) (3 donated by publisher, 3 donated by gfe)
–Delight, two subscriptions–print (3) (2 donated by publisher, 1 donated by gfe)
–Living Without, two subscriptions–print (2) (donated by publisher)
–GlutenTox Testing Kit, two packages (two tests in each kits) (2) (donated by vendor)
—Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Certified Organic, one quart (1) (donated by gfe)
–Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour, 2.2 lbs (2) (donated by gfe)
—Honeyville Almond Flour, 5-lb bag (1) (donated by gfe)
*Indicates prize is not exclusively gluten free, but offers much that is gluten free or easily adapted
And for the final giveaway:
Grand Prize, Second Prize, and Third Prize (remember … all of your entries throughout this event are eligible for this final giveaway)
Grand Prize–A top-of–the-line Vitamix—woohoooo! Specifically, Vitamix is offering its Super Healthy Lifestyle package, which includes a 5200 machine and a 32 oz. dry grains container for grinding your own, gluten-free flours. Note that on Cyber Monday (11/28), Vitamix will be offering this package at $499 as part of its holiday special; that’s $50 off the normal price. The winner will also receive a copy of the e-book, Eat Fresh and D-Tox Your Life. This e-book is the perfect companion for this amazing Vitamix.
Second Prize—A $150 shopping spree at Free From Gluten. Free From Gluten is the largest gluten-free store offering everything from basic products like gluten-free flours and xanthan gum to those niceties like Enjoy Life semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (hey, some would say those are essentials!) and special products like baguettes and ice cream cones. Take a moment to check out their site … I’ll wait … (tick, tick, tick, tick) … now wouldn’t it be fun to spend $150 at their site?
Third Prize—Caveman Cookies giveaway package ($89 value) as shown below.
One large bag of each of the current three flavors , Original, Tropical, and Alpine ($28.95 value) plus one large bag of the soon-to-be released new flavor, Rainforest ($9.95 value; will be shipped as soon as available; anticipated end of Dec); 1 large variety pack ($32.50 value), and 1 t-shirt ($17.50 value; your size, your color).
Caveman Cookies’ current flavors (Original, Tropical, and Alpine) contain combinations of the following “real food” ingredients: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, macadamia nuts, honey, coconut, raisins, and carob. Their new flavor coming out at the end of December is a more savory cookie. It contains honey, almond meal, Brazil nut meal, chopped almonds, dried cherries (cherries, sunflower oil), nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. Caveman Cookies contain no preservatives, but have a shelf life of one year. They are gluten free (certified by GFCO), grain free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, certified kosher, and delightfully satisfy a number of dietary lifestyles, including gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, paleo, primal, and vegetarian lifestyles.
Our Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style blogging event offers the comfort, joy, excitement, and fun of the holidays with wonderful recipes from your favorite bloggers. We’d love to have you join us for this event! I think you’ll agree that it’s going to be quite a holiday extravaganza! Visit each of the blogs daily for their best “home for the holidays” recipes and a chance to win terrific prizes. This post will stay up for your reference and I will offer daily reminders in my gfe posts and via Facebook and Twitter. Look for my kickoff post this Monday, November 28! UPDATE: As this event will not have linky’s for you to share your favorite gluten-free holiday recipes, feel free to grab this smaller badge and post it on your blog/site when sharing your favorite gluten-free holiday recipe there. Just link back to this event in your text and via the badge please; here’s the link. Please remember that all giveaway entries are to be made on the individual blogs; comments left here will not be eligible for giveaway prizes.
Originally published November 25, 2011; updated February 21, 2022.