Friday, April 29, 2011

King Arthur's Gluten Free Brownie Mix and Giveaway

I am a brownie fanatic, so I couldn't wait to try this! 

These are sooo easy to make, add eggs, water and oil or butter, I opted for oil to make them dairy free too.  I did have to cook them ten minutes longer than the recipe called for, but when they were done they were excellent!!

These do not taste gluten free by any means, you would never know.  These are seriously awesome brownies, so moist and fudgy, and the edges came out a bit hard like I like them.  My son also gave them an A plus:)

King Arthur Flour is proud to introduce the very best gluten-free brownie mix you’ll ever bake.
  • Certified Gluten-Free™ by the non-profit Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG®).
  • Just stir in 2 eggs, melted butter or vegetable oil, and water. Spoon into pan, bake, and enjoy. Note: you must use real eggs in this recipe; flax- or starch-based egg replacers don't work well.
  • Another benefit: we’ve worked hard to ensure that brownies made from our mix will stay fresher longer than brownies made from other mixes.
  • Wheat-free, soy-free, nut-free mix is packed in a dedicated gluten-free facility.
  • No additives, preservatives, or artificial flavors.
  • Kosher.
  • 17-ounce mix makes sixteen 2”-square brownies
6.95 a box

Save 10 percent off your next order by using promo coe CMQ18  check out the website for more info on location product or order online.  Amazon  also carries it.  They also make a gluten free flour I will be trying next.

Now for the giveaway part, one lucky reader will win a box of these brownies and the gluten free flour

Contest is open till May 6th for US or Canada residents.

Rules and Entry

Mandatory entry
1 Visit www. and leave a comment about product or recipe you would like to try
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2 Become a follower on my blog or Facebook Gluten Free with Dee

Extra entry
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Please send me an email at and let me know you entered, or leave a comment here with your email

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mary's Double Chocolate Cookie Review

If you love choclate and are dairy free too these are the cookies for you!  These are a wonderful chocolate flavor, not too overpowering, and also have a crunchy texture.  They come in a two pack of 6, great for an afternoon snack with a glass of milk or juice.

Mary's Gone Crackers Love™ Cookies Double Chocolate Description

Traditional Flavors, Revolutionary Ingredients
Delicious & Satisfying / Infused with Love
Conscious Eating
  • Dairy Free
  • USDA Organic
  • Kosher
  • Vegan
Imagine cookies that taste great AND make you feel good! Cookies you can eat at any time because they are made with real food ingredients and low glycemic sweeteners - a perfect healthful indulgence that satisfies your sweet tooth without overwhelming it. And kids love them too!
Mary's Gone Crackers® - love™ Cookies combine unique, whole food ingredients that deliver delicious flavor and texture - and by the way, they are dairy and egg free, and certified organic and kosher! (And we sneak a little love into them as well!)
Traditional flavors - Chocolate Chip, Ginger Snap, "N'Oatmeal"™ Raisin (no oats!), Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter - with revolutionary ingredients!
From my kitchen to your table! ENJOY!  ~ Mary Waldner

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 Cookies (26 g)
Servings per Container: About 6
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories from Fat50*
Total Fat6 g9%
   Saturated Fat3 g15%
   Polyunsaturated Fat1 g*
   Monounsaturated Fat2 g*
   Trans Fat0 g*
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium100 mg4%
Potassium35 mg1%
Total Carbohydrate19 g6%
   Dietary Fiber1.5 g7%
   Sugars9 g*
Protein1 g*
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Organic Gluten-Free Flour Blend: (Organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic potato flour, organic potato starch, organic amaranth flour), organic palm sugar, organic dark chocolate chips (organic cane sugar, organic cocoa paste, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin (non-GMO), organic vanilla), organic palm fruit shortening (palm oil), organic tapioca syrup, water, organic cocoa powder, organic coconut oil, organic yellow split pea flour, organic chia seeds, organic roasted ramon seed powder, organic prune extract, organic vanilla extract, baking soda, sea salt, xanthan gum, organic rice bran extract. Contains: Coconut and Soy. Manufactured in a facility that also makes products containing peanuts, tree nuts milk, eggs, wheat and soy.
Free Of
Non-GMO, dairy, hydrogenated oils, trans fats

To find this product or other product by Mary's check out the website at


Illinois Gluten Free Expo this weekend

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gluten Free Communion Cake

Thanks to Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake and Frosting I was able to make this cake for my daughter. Can't wait to try it!

Gluten Free Hashbrown Casserole

This is my favorite Easter Recipe. I thought I would share with you all.  What are some of your favorites that are gluten free?


  • 1 (2 pound) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed(Ore-Ida is gluten free, they also make some with peppers and onions in the bag)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1  can Creamy Mushroom by Progresso
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray one 9x13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, butter, salt, pepper, onions, soup and cheese. Gently mix and pour into prepared pan or dish. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes.

Coconut M&M's are Gluten Free!

Anyone love these as much as I do, just wanted to let you all know, they are my one indulgence, especially this time of year:)

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I love Kiss My Face products as they are natural products.  I was recently sent a few soaps to try out and they smelled so good I couldn't resist trying them right away.

The product I tried is the Kiss My Face Olive and Aloe Soap.

olive & aloe bar soap
The richness of olive oil has been used for centuries to nourish and moisturize the skin, while aloe vera has long been acclaimed the “healing plant.” Combined, they create a unique cleansing and softening bar that's as simple and pure as a soap can be. Long lasting and made from the purest natural ingredients, it is a superbly moisturizing soap suitable for all skin types.
GOOD FOR YOU BECAUSE...Olive Oil: superb moisturizer for all skin types
Aloe Vera: healing and soothing
INGREDIENTS:Saponified Olive Oil, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Gel (Aloe Vera), Sodium Chloride, Fragrance
This product contains no animal ingredients, artificial colors, or unnecessary chemicals and was not tested on animals.

It has a nice scent that is not overpowering and is great for my dry skin.  It did not irritate my skin at all, and I have been using for a few days. I received the 8 oz size, it is fairly large.

The bar leaves my skin soft and moist.  You can even use this product on your hair, and it is great for sensitive skin. This also makes a great face cleanser and does not dry out your skin.  Make sure to put in a soap dish as it can get a bit wet with use.  Very refreshing.  I like the fact that it is organic, and they do not use animals for testing.

To go to the FAQ page on what product may be gluten free check out

To order your own products go to, or sells in bulk. You can also find this product at many places that sell health foods and products. 

The three pack of this soap is 7.99, and the soap is very large, so this is a good price.  For those of you with smaller hands you can also purchase the 4 oz at 2.99.

Be sure to check out their large variety of products including toothpaste and deodorant.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Shabtai Gourmet Swiss Cake Roll

Devils Food Chocolate Sponge cake rolled up with white creme, and covered in dark Chocolate. A gluten free treat that tastes like your moms favorite dessert! Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Casein Free, Lactose Free, Corn Free, Certified Kosher and No Preservatives!

This reminds me of the little debbie treats I ate as a child, I was very excited to try it.  I had it frozen as I wasnt going to eat it right upon receiving it, so I thawed it out for 3 hours.  By the afternoon it was a great treat for my brother and myself.  He opted to have it with ice cream, I ate it on its own.

My favorite part is the creme, the cake is self was like a Devil's Food cake, great for chocolate lovers.

For more information please visit

Friday, April 15, 2011

Kinnikkinnick Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

These are a great special treat, they are also dairy and nut free!  So if you are craving a donut these are excellent with some coffee or tea in the morning, or perhaps a late night snack. Just leave out for an hour or so, or warm up in the microwave for a nice treat.

Qty/Pkg: 6
Sugar, white rice flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon coating (sugar, cinnamon), water, whole eggs, sweet rice flour, palm fruit oil (non hydrogenated), fructooligosaccharide, yeast, pea protein, egg whites, xanthan gum, fruit concentrate from grapes (dextrose, dextrin, fiber), salt, rice bran extract, cellulose, KinnActive (tm) Baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, pea starch, mono calcium phosphate) glucono delta lactone, sodium bicarbonate, nutmeg

Preparation Instructions
This product contains no preservatives. KEEP FROZEN Microwave or warm for best texture and taste.

This product is 10 percent off right now on their website!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gluten Free Easter Candy Checklist

Great resource for you

Three Bean Chili by Kettle Cuisine

I love their soups, and this one is great because it is gluten free, dairy free, and a vegetarian soup. 

I decided to try some over some rice today. Very good, it has a bit of a spice to it, which I like to, good flavor.  Only took a short time to warm it up in a pan, I prefer that over the microwave.


- Serve over nachos
- Serve over rice topped with shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Try some today!

We slow simmer pinto beans, black beans and chili beans with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, green chilies, and our own blend of Southwestern spices for a hearty, flavorful chili worthy of any champion cook-off.
  • High Fiber
  • High in Vitamin A
  • 11g Protein
  • One Full Serving of Vegetables
  • Please note: product packaging contains the most accurate nutritional information

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Contes Cheese Pizza

Decided to pop this in the oven tonight, thanks to the good people at Conte's.  I could tell this one was going to be Cheesy!  A quick bake of 11 minutes and it came out perfect as you can see.  Flavorful, extra cheese, and the crust came out nice and crisp also, which is very hard to find in a gluten free pizza.  This is also a decent size. I couldn't finish the whole thing.

Conte's makes many gluten free pastas also, go to the website at for more information which local stores near you carry them.

Kettle Cuisine Soups-Delicious

If you haven't tried one of these wonderful soups get one today, I decided to try the Tomato Garden Vegetable soup, which is also dairy free. I added some tortilla chips and it was VERY good! The soap had beans, carrots, zucchini, onions, celery, and a great tomato flavor, every bite had big chunks of vegetables! Thanks for making great tasting gluten free soups.

Here are some of the other soups they carry that are gluten free.

Angus Beef
Chicken Chili with White Beans
Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles
New England Clam Chowder
Organic Mushroom and Potato
Roasted Vegetable Soup
Three Bean Chili

The Story:
I can't wait to try more.  To get more information go to the website:

Now you can enjoy your soup again!

Kettle Cuisine is an independent, artisan soup maker that has cooked uncompromised soup since 1986 by treating food the way it's supposed to be treated at every step of the way - sourcing the best natural ingredients, preparing each ingredient properly and with painstaking attention to detail, and never adding anything unnecessary or artificial.

Our Core Values 

  • Feed people the best soup possible - every time.
  • Source the best tasting, highest-quality ingredients we can find.
  • Stay true to our core culinary ideals - no shortcuts.
  • Promote and support the well being of all of the great people on our team.
  • Remain honest and transparent in everything that we do.
  • Minimize our environmental impact as much as we can.
  • Make a lasting positive impact on our local community and the fight against hunger.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Last Day for MI-DEl cookie giveaway

Get one free bag or box of these wonderful cookies!

Gillian's Gluten Free Pasta

I tried the gluten free brown rice pasta this weekend by Gillian's.  I added some parmesean cheese and some garlic powder, broccoli, and butter.  These noodles came out great, really good consistency and taste.  They did not fall apart, which is important with gluten free noodles.  These are availabe online at Gluten Free Mall, or check the website for availability.

Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Sodium Free, Fat Free, Cholesterol Free.

Kosher Certified by: Kashruth Council of Canada (COR 602)

This medium-size hollow tubular pasta with ridges goes well with any sauce. Use in salads, vegetables and casseroles or make into stir-fry dishes.

Brown rice is the least processed form of rice. It has the bran layer, which gives this pasta a slightly chewier tex-ture, that tan color and the nut-like flavor. Brown rice grains are higher in fiber and nutritional content - oils, Vitamin Bs and important minerals than white rice.

Shelf life: approx 3 years.

Ingredients: Brown rice, rice bran, water.

Made in a dedicated gluten & wheat free environment.

Serving Size 1 cup (2oz/56g)
Servings per container 8
Calories 200 Calories from fat 0
Amount per serving   %DV
Total Fat 0g - 0%
Saturated Fat 0g - 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg - 0%
Sodium 1mg - 0%
Total Carb 45g - 15%
Fiber 1g - 4%
Sugars less than 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A - 0%
Vitamin C - 0%
Calcium - 1%
Iron - 4%

Friday, April 1, 2011

Conte's Potato And Onion Pierogies

Conte's Pasta Cheese Gluten-Free Ravioli (Frozen - 0.50 Unit)

Had the opportunity to have these for dinner last night with some tomato sauce and some rosemary Canyon Bakehouse bread.  These are very easy to make, just boil for 8-10 minutes and serve whatever way you like. Be sure to not overcook so they don't fall apart as with any gluten free product.  They came out perfect, my son enjoyed them also.  What a great thing to have gluten free!

They are a bit pricey at 8.11 a bag, look for them to go on sale, or order at in bulk to save money.

GLUTEN FREE DOUGH: Domata living flour (rice flour, corn starch, tapioca dextrin, xanthan gum), eggs, water, salt, canola oil, guar gum, sodium alginate.
FILLING: Potatoes (boiled, without skin), onions, water, salt, black pepper, ground nutmeg.

They have a variety of pastas and pizzas available including cheese filled ravioli, check them out at

These are great items for kids to enjoy also!

Disney Tips

Planning a trip to Disney soon, anyone have any tips?  Can't wait to share my information when I get back.