Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gluten free goodness....and a GIVEAWAY

**** This contest is now closed.  Thanks to for giving me #14!  Congratulations to Bepristis Melody! ******************

If you've been reading my blog for more than 5 minutes, you've probably ventured to guess that I am a proud participant of a gluten free lifestyle.  Going gluten free now-a-days doesn't mean the same thing it did even 5 years ago.  Many doctors with patients that have chronic diseases or inflammation are recommending a gluten free lifestyle as a way to manage disease control...and it's working! 

Me?  I'm just a healthier version of the person I used to be.  From the inside out.  So, when My Blog Spark offered me a gluten free review....well, youbetcha I'm all over it!

Betty Crocker has an ever increasing line of gluten free products.  Part of my schtick about being gluten free was that I didn't want to purchase sixteen different types of flours.  These mixes and flour blends make it so I don't have to.  They're convenient, and since I don't bake everyday, they easily fit into my grocery envelope.  Check out their offerings:

 By far, my favorite is the brownie mix.  It's super easy.  And everyone who has tried my brownies can't believe they're gluten free since they can't tell the difference!  That's a win/win in my book.

My BlogSpark sent me this gift pack to make my review (wasn't that nice?!?!?):


Then, I enlisted the help of one handsome little 5 year old.  (Almost he likes to remind me)

These recipes are actually so simple to follow, he made the mix with very little help from me.

He even read all the instructions himself!

Check out these kitchen tools!  They've got a little nobby and the handles are weighted so the dirty parts stay off the counter.  I love gadget-y things!!!


Bake and cool.


Cut and enjoy.

Or, you know...make a cute flower cut out and place it on the neighbor's plate when you return it.  :)


You can find more gluten free recipes on the Betty Crocker website here. (Hint, there's TONS of recipes for everything- breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, snacks....LOVE IT)

And on Facebook and Twitter (@BettyCrocker).

Here's where I get to share.

My BlogSpark is letting me share one of these prize packs with one of you!  Simply leave a comment below and your email address to enter.  Yep...that easy.

Contest ends tomorrow at 3pm.  Yes, it's a fast turn comment quickly.

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.  All opinions of taste and convenience are my own.  Over and out.


Joy and Randy said...

Every time I see a new gluten free product, I think of you! :)

Galoo said...

I don't have gluten issues but I have a friend who does and she has educated me all about it... I need to share this with her so thanks Sandy!

Kristin Felt said...

I tried the gluten free cookies last week. I didnt notice a difference in the product. They were delicious. :-)

Rebecca Brown said...

Same as Galoo above...I'd love to share with my gluten free friends. We have a potluck every Sunday at church and a lot of families need gf options.

Rebecca Brown said...

Same as Galoo above...I'd love to share with my gluten free friends. We have a potluck every Sunday at church and a lot of families need gf options.

mrsmarkdave said...

I'm all over those kitchen tools. Very snazzy.
I referred a friend of mine to your blog when she found out gluten free is the way for her, too.

Tabitha W said...

I love 'em! I have lots of gluten-free friends. . . I might share with them if I tried one of these mixes. . .or keep them all to myself!

Kathy said...

So awesome to see more gluten free products available! Those gadgets are pretty awesome too! :)

Ryan and Erin Russell said...

Ooooh, I love fun gadgets too. Love the weighted handles.

Elena Vo said...

This post made me hungree! And it's 9 pm here. I shouldn't be thinking about sweets, or baking, or how delicious that bowl was, I meant, the brownies were.

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Bepristis Melody said...

I like gadgety kitchen things! ;)

Manda said...

Great giveaway!

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Mandy said...

Would love to bake these yummy treats with my 4 and 2 year old helpers!

Kim said...

We're GF at our house and while I do have 16 types of flour, we do use Betty Crocker when we need something fast. The brownies rock, and I love all the recipes to turn a regular cake mix into something different and fun. Thanks for the chance to win the fun gadgets!

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