Hi everyone! The Christmas holidays are just around the corner. I for one, always struggle with finding a unique, yet thoughtful gift for friends and family. That’s why I am loving Rachel Carl’s Calligraphy Shop on Etsy. She has so many cute stamps that would be perfect for almost anyone in your life! I am loving this Thank You stamp, Return Address Stamp, and Merry Christmas Stamp. Rachel also offers calligraphy services (great for sending out Christmas cards or wedding invites), and makes these adorable custom place cards. Visit her shop to see all of the wonderful gift options and wedding supplies that she offers! Everything is so unique, and intricate. It will be the perfect touch to your decor for any occasion!
Oh…and did I mention that Rachel Carl Calligraphy is offering Gluten Free Molly readers a giveaway? So exciting!! This fantastic Custom Name Stamp is perfect for dressing up your stationary, or adding a classic personal signature to your Christmas cards!
1. Only one winner.
2. Winner cannot change the style or shape of stamp they have won.
3. Stamp will be shipped within two weeks of winning.
Here’s How to Enter:
Giveaway Will Run From Nov. 5-Nov.12
1. Visit Rachel’s shop and comment on the blog letting me know which of her fabulous products is your favorite.
For Up to Four Extra Entries:
2. Follow rachelcarlco on Instagram
3. Follow Gluten Free Molly Blog
4. Follow Gluten Free Molly on Twitter
5. Like Rachel Carl Calligraphy on Facebook
It’s safe to say that the gluten free world has certainly improved in the past few years. I am able to pick up a tub of frozen cookie dough, cake mixes, and even quick frozen gluten free dinners, all from the grocery store. However, there are some gluten free foods that I just haven’t been able to find in the grocery store. Pound cake is one of those things. So you can imagine that I was ecstatic when I found Victoria’s Vanilla gluten free pound cake mix!
I know that cake mixes are perceived to be “not as good” as homemade. But this stereotype definitely does not apply to Victoria’s Vanilla mixes. I was so amazed by the uniqueness of this mix. It contains organic vanilla infused sugar, and organic vanilla beans. I typically use only vanilla extract when cooking, so the taste of the fresh vanilla beans was just amazing. I had no idea how much difference they could make! To prepare the cake, all I had to do was add eggs, sour cream, butter, and a little vanilla extract. Victoria also includes a mix to make frosting for the cake as well. I personally do not like frosted pound cake, so I chose to leave it off. The plain cake was absolutely the most delicious pound cake ever! It was devoured quickly by my family :)
Victoria’s Vanilla also sells gluten free Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix that contains the vanilla infused sugar and vanilla beans. I cannot wait to try it! These mixes are unlike any that you can purchase at the grocery store. The organic ingredients and vanilla beans create a delicious and unique twist on any ordinary cake mix. Everyone will think that you baked for hours :)
I have a special treat for you guys today! Lemon Sweet Jewelry Shop is giving away this adorable gold-filled bar necklace to one Gluten Free Molly reader! The jewelry shop has so many cute and unique jewels to choose from. My favorites are this bracelet, these earrings, and this necklace! Lemon Sweet Jewelry is also offering 20% off any item in their shop to Gluten Free Molly Readers! Just enter molly20 at the checkout :) The discount will be good until Thursday, October 10th.
The giveaway will be from Wednesday, October 2nd-Thursday October 10th.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow @GlutenFreeMolly on Twitter
Up To Three Additional Entries
2. Follow MollyKate11 and LemonSweet on Pinterest
3. Follow Gluten Free Molly Blog
4. Like Lemon Sweet By Leslie on Facebook
Remember to comment for each time you’ve entered!
I love biscuits, but I was looking for a healthier, more guilt free way to enjoy them. I found an awesome almond flour biscuit recipe. They were definitely a hit!
Combine 2 1/2 C. almond flour, 1/2 tsp. of salt, and 1 tsp. of baking powder together and stir.
In another bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 1/4 cup unsalted butter, and 1 tbsp. honey. Stir in with dry mixture.
Roll dough into 12 small balls on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
I served my almond flour biscuits with scrambled eggs and Canadian bacon for a healthy egg sandwich!
Paper Bleu Print Shop is offering a $25 gift certificate to one Gluten Free Molly reader! Paper Bleu has a variety of art prints as well as digital prints, that allow you to receive your art almost immediately for a DIY project. The prints are so unique and are perfect for weddings, events, and wall art for your home. Visit Paper Bleu, or Paper Bleu Digitals to see the great prints that are available! I am loving all of the wedding prints that are available for a last minute touch of personalization.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me which Paper Bleu print is your fave!
For Up To Three Additional Entries
2. Follow MollyKate11 on Pinterest.
3. Like Paper Bleu on Facebook.
4. Follow @GlutenFreeMolly on Twitter.
The giveaway runs from September 30th-October 7th. Comment for each time you’ve entered. Good Luck!!
One of my favorite Food Network shows is “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” It is where Food Network chefs go to their favorite restaurants, eat, and describe their favorite dish that they had ever eaten in their entire life. Well, when I traveled to Portland, I found “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”
Iorio Italian restaurant not only has gluten free pasta, they make it themselves! I was in heaven.
Gluten free calamari. It was seriously SO GOOD. I had not been able to eat friend calamari in years!
For some reason, the pasta tasted like Christmas to me. It could be my imagination. But, this pasta really is “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”
I apologize for not blogging in forever! I was experiencing some technical difficulties, but thankfully my fiance was able to fix my blog! I will be posting regularly again.
Chebe gluten-free mixes have been some of my go-to products for quite a while. Their unique taste and texture is so great, not to mention the fact that even my gluten-eating family members love the products as well! Chebe products are naturally gluten free and have been for years. The versatility of their products and the delicious taste are what keep me coming back for more!
Their pizza crust is unbelievably good! It is soft and chewy, and super cheesy. Sometimes I even use the dough to make calzones! However, this time I just wanted good old regular pepperoni pizza!
The mix directions will tell you that it is optional to add 1 C. of cheese to the dough. You absolutely HAVE to do this! Parmesan is my fave cheese to add :)
I also really love Chebe’s Cinnamon Roll Mix! It has the right consistency with just enough cinnamon and sugar! Although I typically make plain cinnamon rolls, I made a cherry cobbler with them this time.
This cobbler is SUPER easy, but tastes like you put a lot of effort into making it. All you need to do is put one 21 oz. can of cherry pie filling in an 8 by 8 glass pan. Prepare cinnamon rolls according to package directions and place on top of pie filling. Bake according to package directions.
One Gluten Free Molly reader will win a giveaway of 6 Chebe dry mixes as seen above. Here’s what you need to do to enter:
1. Comment to let me know which Chebe mix is your fave!
For Up to Two Additional Entries
2. Follow @GlutenFreeMolly and @Chebe_Bread on Twitter
3. Follow Gluten Free Molly blog
4. Follow MollyKate11 on Pinterest
Giveaway will run from Wednesday, Sept. 4th to Wednesday, Sept. 11th. Good luck!
I am loving these cute jewelry pieces from Kate Spade! They are perfect for bridal showers and other wedding festivities!
These Bride and Groom earrings are my absolute favorite!
Cake Topper Necklace
Prince Charming Bangle
I can always count on Kate Spade to come up with new and creative jewels for every occasion!
I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! I spent mine with my fiancé and his family in Portland, Oregon for his sister’s wedding. This was the first time that I have ever been to this part of the U.S., so it was definitely an experience! I absolutely loved the cooler temperatures. I wish Texas was a bit cooler this time of the year :) Here are a few pics from my trip!
Portland was very artsy…this was a cool door to a shop in a cute little neighborhood.
We had brunch at Besaw’s. It was so delicious. Their gluten free French toast is to die for! Be prepared to wait in line for a while, but they provide an outdoor coffee station so that you can have coffee while you wait!
Besaw’s has their own garden where they grow their own veggies, fruits, and spices!
We went to a Farmer’s Market near the water!
This guy apparently paints himself silver and juggles in the park. He had a sign that said not to taunt, touch, bother him, etc. He NEVER moved. I really wanted to poke him to see what happened, but I didn’t :)
Stay tuned for another Portland post! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend!
What is a college student to do when they are newly diagnosed as gluten intolerant and have to live on campus with gluten-filled cafeteria foods? Eat Amy’s Organic Gluten Free frozen meals of course! At first, I tried to survive on salads. Then…I got hungry. I scavenged the grocery store for gluten free foods that I could prepare in the microwave and found Amy’s meals. I have been hooked ever since.
A few of my faves are:
The Roasted Vegetable pizza is so delicious! I was skeptical, because it doesn’t have any cheese, but it is so, so good! The sauce is spicy and the crust is light and crispy.
I also love their gluten free brownies. Yes…brownies that you can heat and eat in the microwave! For someone without a kitchen, this was such a nice treat for me! They are chewy, moist, and kind of taste like hot chocolate :)
I have never tried any Amy’s product that I have not enjoyed. That’s why I am so excited to tell you that Amy’s is offering a prize package for a Gluten Free Molly reader! The prize will include: a t-shirt, tote bag, Amy’s coupons, and more!
1. Follow Gluten Free Molly on Twitter
For Up to Three Additional Entries
2. Enter Amy’s Farm Aid Sweepstakes
3. Become a follower of Gluten Free Molly
4. Follow MollyKate11 on Pinterest
Giveaway runs from Tuesday, August 27th to Tuesday, September 3rd.