Thursday, July 30, 2009

Coupon for Gluten Free Mixes

Hi all! I know a bunch of people wanted to win the gluten free prize pack I was giving away. Here's kind of a consolation prize for everyone :)

I stole this from Jane...

Betty Crocker is offering a FREE coupon for their new Gluten-Free dessert mixes. You need to call 1-800-446-1898 and select option 4 and talk with a live operator. They will ask you a few questions along with your mailing address and you should have the coupon in a few weeks.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Giveaway at Joy of Desserts

As much as I love to bake, I was excited to find this giveaway as I was blog-hopping. Head on over to Joy of Desserts to check out the "Julia & Julia" book giveaway. I've read wonderful reviews about the book. Also, there will be 5 winners!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Gluten Free Dessert Winner! has spoken!
Jim is the winner of the gluten-free dessert pack! Congrats! Please contact me as soon as possible with your mailing info.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Spicy Chicken Rub

I was looking for a new chicken recipe and I found this. I subscribed to the newsletter a while ago but completely forgot about it. Anywho, we cook on our George Foreman a lot since we live in a tiny apartment so I tried to adapt it to fit my needs. While I thought this turned out WAY too spicy, my BF loved it with the rice. Next time I make it, I'll probably try to make it with a little less heat.

Spicy Chicken Rub

1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

2 chicken breasts cubed (you can also use 4 whole chicken breasts)

Mix the spices together. Roll chicken in spices and rub. Grill until done. Serve with BBQ sauce if desired.

Also, I need to thank Kristen for the Chex Mix Turtle Bars that I won in her giveaway. These things are delicious! Everyone should go out and try them.

One last note - my Gluten-Free Dessert Mix Giveaway ends at 9pm Eastern Time tomorrow. Sign up now!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Gluten Free Desserts! PLUS Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been gone for a while. Been busy with work and life. Welcome to everyone here from SonyaAnn's blog! Glad to have ya - you got here just in time for a fun post!

I recently signed up at My BlogSpark to review some products. I was a bit skeptical at first since I've never used this type of service. I'll tell you what though, I was pleasantly surprised. As soon as I had signed up, I saw an offer to try out a new line of gluten-free dessert mixes from Betty Crocker. I know a few people that are on a gluten free diet so I thought this would be interesting to try out.

Heres what I got:
  • Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix

  • Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil´s Food Cake Mix

  • Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix

  • Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
PLUS 2 free coupons for any of the varieties, a grocery tote bag, magnetic grocery list and pen to organize my grocery shopping!

I got this about a week after I signed up. I promptly made the brownie mix since I noticed that it had chocolate chunks in it :)

The brownie mix was different than what i expected. It was very granular not powdery like regular mixes. It makes a small pan (8x8). they cooked very nicely and once they cooled I was surprised at how good they were. They were not as sweet or gooey as other mixes are but they were delicious. They were cakey like I like them but the chocolate chunks made them nice and moist. Overall, I'd definitely consider making them again.

I JUST made the chocolate chip cookies. Again the batter was granular. It only called for a stick of softened butter, vanilla and an egg. I thought the batter wasn't firm enough so I added about a tablespoon of water. 10 minutes later, I had cookies. These were some pretty darn good cookies. mmmmm They're still warm. They are very soft and light. The chocolate chips melted nicely. Overall, they turned out pretty awesome and they were super easy to make.

I'll be making the other mixes some other time - prolly to take in treats to work. I'm sure they'll be delicious! I wanted to to get this post up to let everyone know about these yummy new deserts.

Now for the fun part: GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Leave a comment by 9pm Eastern Time on Saturday 7/18. I'll pick a winner from the comments :)

Winner gets the same awesome set I got to enjoy for themselves or share with others!

Please make sure that I have a way to contact you via blog or email. Thanks!