To spread the news of our HUGE Gluten Free and Celiac Awareness Week in Arizona (including a night with the Arizona Diamondbacks!) and how important it is to have a “GFF” is throughout this crazy journey, we are giving away the BIGGEST and BEST prize pack ever!!! So are you ready to win the BEST prize package for you and your GFF?!
**Included in the winner’s GFF prize package:
- 2 Tickets to the Celiac Awareness Night with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday May 25, 2012 (6:40 pm)
- Special recognition at our HUGE Pre-game party at Coach and Willies (4-5:30 pm game day) where there will be TONS of local and nationwide gluten free vendors with their goodies to sample and buy, a LIVE DJ, raffle prizes from each vendor and even the chance to win upgraded seat tickets!
- Gluten Free Afternoon Tea for 2 (two) at the Ritz Carlton, Phoenix with famous Tea Maitre d’, Jeffrey Hattrick on Saturday, May 26th (12 noon). Meet tons of other local gluten free foodies at this special event!
- 4 pack of my GFF’s (Julia’s Bakery) Red Velvet Cupcakes and a cinnamon roll (all made in a dedicated GF facility)
- $100 worth of other AMAZING gluten free prizes that me and my GFF’s just LOVE including Udi’s, Pamela’s, Gluten Free Living Magazine, GF cookbooks and so much more!!!
The BEST “GFF” story submitted wins! Gluten Free Frenzy and Find Me Gluten Free will be the judges. So think hard and submit your “GFF” story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win!
(Giveaway ends Monday April 30th. Please include your contact information in your e-mail as well, thank you and good luck!)
You all know that my first “GFF” or Gluten Friend Forever is my amazing mom. She is my very best girlfriend and someone I love dearly. She is the greatest example of the kind of woman I want to become. My mom was the one who encouraged me to get tested for celiac disease after her own diagnosis. She knew what I had gone through and wanted to see me better. Once diagnosed, she never once complained or said a negative thing. As the tough ol’ bird she is, she stood taller and reminded me that we were in this together. From that point forward she made all meals gluten free and they were amazing!!! Even our annual Thanksgiving dinner in which she plays host (because her cooking is out of this world!), she re-invented all of her old recipes to accommodate our gluten free lifestyle. We always have AT LEAST a dozen gluten free pies, plus the few non-gluten free that guests bring. Can you guess which ones get gobbled up first? Yep, mom’s gluten free pies!
You better believe she will be here for all these amazing events right by my side! She taught me that we should embrace this lifestyle and find the joy that CAN be found in living gluten free. For that, and so many other things, I thank her and love her more than words could ever describe.
Mom’s Famous Recipes you will find here on Gluten Free Frenzy:
Mom’s Cabbage Salad
Mom’s Coconut Macaroons (raw)
Mom’s Famous Cheeseball
Mom’s Famous Peaches and Cream Cobbler
Mom’s Maple Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting (featured on Pamela’s Products!)
Cherry Chip Cookies (2009 Honorable Mention- Pamela’s Recipe Contest)
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (SOOO good!)
This is just the beginning of the amazing recipes by my mom I have featured!
If you don’t have a GFF (Gluten Friend Forever) yet, then you need to get one! Everyone deserves a GFF throughout this crazy gluten free journey in life! So there is no introduction is needed for mine since you all know her bakery provides my hands down, FAVORITE gluten free treats ever!!! My 2nd GFF (Gluten Friend Forever) coming in 2nd only to my mom and best girlfriend. Julia (in the middle) of Julia’s Bakery is the stinkin’ sweetest girl you will ever meet! I just adore her AND her amazing gluten free goodies! I have had the great honor of getting to know Julia over the past 3 years and am continually amazed with her genuine kindness and generosity. She loves and cares so much about those around her. Julia truly makes me want to be a better person. Really, those are the best kinds of people to associate yourself with right? I just adore her!
So it is one thing for me to tell you how much I love her stuff but by now you all know how picky my non-celiac hubby is. He can eat whatever he wants so when it comes to gluten free, he is a harsh judge. I have always known he loves Julia’s products. The smile on his face when I make her famous cinnamon rolls for breakfast is proof. Until his birthday this year, I didn’t know just how much he loved her stuff. He surprised me by asking if I would get him HER red velvet cake for his one and only birthday cake. That’s huge!!! (Look how happy everyone is in that picture to eat her cake 😉 We just LOVE her red velvet and quite honestly, are addicted to it. Every place we go that offers red velvet anything Josh will order it just to see if it is better than Julia’s. He has yet to find anything even close. So on top of being my amazing “GFF” I just have to give her a shout out and say thank you for being an amazing gf baker as well as friend. We love ya! 🙂
Are you going to be at the 2012 Annual CDF conference? Julia and I will be there, find us and say hi! 🙂