Welcome back to Gluten-Free Wednesdays (GFW)! GFW is the weekly blog carnival event that I co-host with my friends Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. All gluten-free food-related posts are welcome, so GFW is a great opportunity to learn about living gluten free via recipes, safe dining options, the best ingredients for the best results, and much more.
Check out all the links throughout the event and link up your gluten-free food posts if you’re a blogger. Remember that you only need to link up to one of our blogs, but your post(s) will show up on all three!
My Highlighted Posts from This Past Week on gfe
~ A Dozen+ Gluten-Free Cinco de Mayo Recipes to Get Your Celebrations Started! ~ Mexican enchiladas, casseroles of several types (even a “John Wayne worthy” one), chicken adobo rice bowl, taco popover supper, taco shell salad, black bean-corn-salsa soup, sangria, margaritas, grain-free wedding cookies, and fried ice cream … they’re actually all good year ‘round.
~ A Bountiful Bread Basket, Part 4: Top 30+ Best Gluten-Free Tortilla and Wrap Recipes ~
This roundup demonstrates the amazing talent in our gluten-free blogging community. The tortilla and wrap recipes include something for everyone: “just gluten free” … dairy free … egg free and/or vegan … grain free … paleo/primal … and even raw options. You don’t have to rely upon ready-made tortillas—which quite frankly often don’t get the job done—any longer.
~ Tasty Tortilla Soup for Gluten-Free Cinco de Mayo Progressive Dinner ~ This recipe was my contribution to a special gluten-free progressive dinner to celebrate both Cinco de Mayo and Celiac Awareness Month. It works as either a lovely introduction to one’s meal or as a main dish. Mr. GFE and I enjoyed this soup made with chicken broth and chicken last night and Son enjoyed a vegan version with his girlfriend yesterday evening.
The Most Popular Post on Gluten-Free Wednesdays Last Week
~ Gluten-Free Baked Vanilla Doughnuts from Faithfully Gluten Free ~ I’m pretty sure we all could imagine just how delicious this doughnuts were after one quick look. As I told Jeanine, those flecks of vanilla bean in the frosting were calling my name! I wasn’t surprised to see that there were already rave reviews from Jeanine’s readers. Here’s one:
“You have done it again! These are FANTASTIC!!! They have the texture of a gluten donut…. they are light and not gritty! You are such a blessing to our family…. we have been gf for 2 years now and before that we ate homemade baked goods every day. That was the hardest part of going gf. We eat many, many of your recipes and we think you are the BEST!”
Incidentally, Jeanine just published a new ebook, Breakfast Beauties: 25 Gluten-Free Breakfast and Brunch Recipes. Another book of hers, The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free: The Ultimate Cooking, Diet, and Lifestyle Guide, is exactly as described and, therefore, has helped many!
My GFW Post “Picks” from Last Week
There are so very many great posts each week, but some posts that I checked out right away last week were:
~ Divine Chocolate Chip Cookies from Gluten-Free Good ~ I don’t know that I’ve ever “met” a chocolate chip cookies that I didn’t like, but Cheryl uses an ingredient that is well known for its creaminess and richness. So it’s no surprise that her chocolate chip cookies are divine.
~ Raw Strawberry Cheesecake from Unconventional Baker ~ Someone said this cake from Audrey would be perfect for a baby shower … and I’ll add … or a bridal shower … celebrating spring … welcoming strawberry season … relishing summer … or simply Wednesday?
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. We do not highlight or share any recipes that do not link back. (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 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 May 6, 2014; updated February 28, 2022.
Cheryl Harris says
Oh my, my cookies are blushing! Thanks so much for highlighting. I’m going to see this weekend if I can make the cookie dough and travel with it so I can have fresh out of the oven cookies. Fingers crossed!
Catching up after being on vacation. So what happened, Cheryl? Did your traveling cookie dough work its magic? 😉 Hope it did! 🙂
Cheryl Harris says
yep, they did travel beautifully!
A gluten-free success story–woohoo!!! 🙂
Laura O|Petite Allergy Treats says
Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Thanks, Laura. I had an unconventional Mother’s Day being on the road with Mr. GFE and away from family, but I saw my mom before we left and will see her tomorrow, and we’ll be going on vacation with Son very soon. Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day! Did you see that your Millenium Falcon Cake made my highlights for this week’s GFW and that one of our blogger friends, Kathryn of Chacha’s Gluten-Free Kitchen plans to make it for her son’s birthday this month? Love it when gluten-free bloggers help each other with their recipes! 🙂
Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love says
Thanks SOOOO much for highlighting my cheesecake. I agree, it would be great for a baby/bridal shower 🙂
Also, thanks for fixing the link to Jolene’s chocolate cake last weeks! I forgot to reply, but just wanted to say thanks…
Audrey–I’m playing catch up after being away for a week. 😉 Now I’m thinking I need to do a roundup of dessert recipes that would be perfect for baby and bridal showers! Wouldn’t that be lovely?
I can’t take credit for fixing the link. That would be Linda, the keeper of the linky, who made the fix. 🙂
Thanks for hostessing Shirley! I showed the Millenium Falcon cake to him (my sons are Star Wars nuts) and he loved it. Guess what I’m making for his 19th birthday in three weeks?!?!
Thanks for joining in each week, Kathryn! And that’s so, so cool that you are going to make Laura’s amazing cake for your son’s last birthday as a teenager! I can’t wait to hear how it goes. 🙂
Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free says
Your post is like an encyclopedia of GF goodness! I could hardly get to the bottom because of the things I wanted to check out as I read down 🙂
Thanks for hosting!
Hey Pat–Catching up with comments from when I was on vacation. You really do have to devote a few minutes to look at all the goodness and keep getting back on task, don’t you? Every week has been amazing lately. Thank you so much for contributing to the linky and the sharing! :-0