Welcome to Gluten-Free Wednesdays (GFW), the weekly blog carnival that I co-host with my friends Linda of Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. Summer is whizzing by! I don’t know about you, but I’ve already started seeing Back-to- School sales. I’ll admit it. When I was a teacher, I used to hate those early ads and the questions “When do you go back to school?” I was always ready to go back and greet my new class when it was time, but I wanted to enjoy my summer FULLY first! I’m betting that there are many of you—teachers, parents, students—who feel the same way.
Our GFW event is all about gluten-free food ideas and summer is all about enjoying everything that summer means: county fairs, pool time, porch time, camping, and all the delightful food that goes with those activities! You’ll see some of those types of recipes in the highlights below and many more via the linky at the bottom of the post. If you’re a blogger linking up, please know that your post will appear on all three of our blogs via the linky.
My Highlights from gfe
~ On gfe:
Gluten-Free EXTREME (GFE) “Library Clean-out” Cookbook Giveaway #2 ~ Yes, I’m continuing to clean out my support group library. This week’s giveaway has as much or more variety as the first one and ends, Thursday, July 24, at midnight. Click the link above to visit the post and tell me which books you’d like to win. Please stay tuned for at least one more of these Library Clean-Out giveaways.
Some technical issues prevented me from getting up my recipe post yesterday, so instead, I’m highlighting an all-time gfe favorite this week: Paleo Fluffy Puffy Almond Butter (or Sunbutter) Cookies.
The Most Popular Post on Gluten-Free Wednesdays Last Week
~ Unfortunately, the site associated with the first link below for Blueberry Pound Cake is no longer active but you can check out my Coconut Blueberry Pound Cupcakes!
~ Gluten-Free Blueberry Pound Cake from Simply 123 Allergy Free ~ Yes, all our recipes are gluten free for our GFW event, but when you find a great gluten-free pound cake, it’s worth special attention! Obviously you all agree as you clicked on this recipe the most. Phyllis said that her husband thought she’d picked this cake up at Starbucks. She added: “This is not only better than the Starbucks version but the best gluten free pound cake I have ever had!”
~ My GFW Post “Pick” from Last Week
~ Paleo (Grain-Free) Funnel Cake from Predominantly Paleo ~ As much as I loved eating funnel cake at our county fair when I was growing up, funnel cake did not love me. Those “events”—an all-inclusive word in this case—were another indicator that gluten was not my friend. If only I’d had some of these grain-free paleo Funnel Cakes of Jennifer’s, I could have stayed longer at the county fair and enjoyed funnel cake and the fair itself much more.
What you need to know before linking up:
~ Your link must be related to the gluten-free diet.
~ If you’re new, please read the guidelines.
~ Leave a link back to this blog or one of the co-hosts in your post. We do not highlight or share any recipes that do not link back to the specific event in the post. (If you’ve never linked up to a carnival before, you can see how I like to link back in the last line of my gfe post(s) above.)
~ We really appreciate you joining in!
Note: Linking up indicates you are giving permission for us to share your submitted photo and your link via social media or in next week’s post if it is selected as the most popular post for the week or featured as a highlight.
Originally published July 23, 2014; updated July 19, 2020.
Tia @ Tia's Kitchen says
Thanks for hosting, along with Linda and Lynn. I submitted two. Is that ok? Never had two to submit before.
Two is great, Tia! We don’t currently have any limits on how many can be submitted. Only if too many being linked up happens and becomes a problem will we set a limit. 😉 So far, it’s not been an issue. We love lots of delicious choices so thank you so much for sharing two more great recipes of yours! 🙂
Jon H says
Cake cake cake, I love cake 🙂 That picture of the cheesecake is awesome.
Thanks, Jon. I’m sure that Sandi will appreciate your compliment! 🙂
Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free says
Summer has so many good things to enjoy, and with these GF recipes, the food can be more a part of it, too. Thanks for hosting —
Well said, Pat! Thanks for sharing those fantastic looking muffins! I really love honey in muffins. It just seems like the perfect sweetener and is really great when combined with oatmeal. 🙂
Oh how did I miss the paleo funnel cakes last week? Love the variety this week.
Thank you for hosting, as always.
Kathryn–Don’t they look absolutely amazing? I can’t get my mind off of them. 😉 Glad you’re especially enjoying the entries this time. 🙂
Good Evening Shirley!
We’re enjoying a fantastic Summer this year, lots of hot sunny days. I’ve finally posted my recipe for coconut cream ice lollies (you call them popsicles I believe).
Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week xo
Vicky–I’m wondering how hot is “hot” for you all! 😉 Those coconut cream popsicles look and sound fantastic. Although calling them lollies sounds good, too. Now I’m wondering what you all call what we call lollipops. You are always educating me!
Have a great week and thanks so much for linking up! :–) xo,
Anything over 21 degrees C – but we’ve enjoyed 26 degrees plus for the last two weeks – it’s cooling off a little now!
We call your lollipops lollies too! It’s just the frozen ones are called ICE lollies lol!
Hehe – have a lovely week!
You’re welcome, dear! 21 degrees C would probably have me in long sleeves. 26 degrees would be nice though. 😉 We’ve had some great weather the last few days with cool evenings that are great for sleeping. 🙂
Ah ha on the Ice Lollies! I get it now!
Hope you’re having a great week, too. xo,
Aubree Cherie @ Living Free says
Thanks so much for highlighting the chocolate covered strawberry recipe, Shirley!
Re: the point you mentioned about them hardly being dipped – I think that ended up being one of my favorite parts! The typical chocolate dipped strawberry is sort of odd – a hard to bite exterior and soft inside… I always ended up with way too much chocolate in my mouth when the strawberry was long gone… so yeah, we were pretty excited about how well this new approach worked for us 🙂 ~Aubree
Hi Aubree–It was my pleasure. 🙂 And that’s such a great explanation on another benefit of this recipe! Brilliant really. 😉
Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love says
Thanks for the lovely party this week. I’m seeing so many yummy things already! This week I’m sharing my super easy Gluten-Free Vegan Marshmallow Chocolate Cups recipe. I’ll try to come back and also link up the pineapple spoon cake that was inspired by the gfe “crustless” pie recipe. Needless to say, it deserves a mention on here 🙂 , but my site is just undergoing some maintenance and I’d love to see it back in proper order first.
Thanks for making it such a great party each week, Audrey! I always love your recipes. Marshmallows and chocolate are one of those matches made in heaven. 😉 Will look forward to your pineapple spoon cake this week, hopefully. Best of luck on your site work! 🙂