Have you heard? Betty Crocker is launching two new additions to their Gluten-Free line: Gluten Free Sugar Cookie mix and All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend. They will be hitting store shelves later this summer.
Now most of you know that I make most everything from scratch...but, this has been a journey for me. Even before going gluten-free myself, I used the Betty Crocker gluten-free mixes to make treats for girls in my church's youth group that have Celiac disease. It was nice seeing a familar brand, and the treats turned out great. When we first went gluten-free, we depended a lot on pancakes made from the GF bisquick...so Betty Crocker has definitely been part of our journey. I also used their mixes as bases for recipes (such as my gingerbread cupcakes and my pumpkin hazelnut cake) as I learned how to cook gluten-free.
Why I'm sharing this now? I know many of you are still on the journey to figuring out how to cook gluten-free. I have many friends that hate cooking, this simplifies life so much, to be able to reach for a mix and make something that tastes normal. I also have a lot of wonderful families and friends that have cooked gluten-free foods for my family, and they are always on the lookout for the mixes, because they are so much more economical for that every once in a while baking.
Betty Crocker also has a fantastic Gluten-Free website full of recipes and tips. One really fanastic one I just tried this week was Betty Crocker's Banana Bread. So, incredibly easy and quick to put together. I just used palm oil shortening, instead of butter (by the way they have No Butter instructions for all of their mixes). It was the easiest banana bread I've ever made.
Now to the fun part...giveaway time! Betty Crocker and My Blog Spark sent me this baking tool set and 8" cake pan (retail value of $60) to try out and they want to give away another set to my readers!
For additional entries:
1. Like Live Free, Gluten Free on Facebook and comment below that you did.
2. Follow me on pinterest and comment below that you did.
3. Like Betty Crocker on Facebook and comment below that you did.
So, you can have up to four entries. Make sure with each entry you leave your email address in the form of name (at) address (dot) com so I will be able to get hold of you if you are the winner.
The contest begins today, May 27, 2013, and will end at 11:59pm MDT on June 1, 2013. The winner will be chosen randomly.