Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gluten Free Goodies: Fantasy Fudge

Hello + Happy Tuesday! 

For those following me on Instagram, I want to send out a special THANK YOU to all of you today. Your love and support helped us stay positive yesterday + words can't thank you enough for all of your encouragement and kind words. 

For those that don't know - we've been advocating for Chloe to have a 1:1 aide in school and yesterday was our BIG meeting. I'm happy to report that we left the long + emotional meeting with smiles on our faces. Chloe was awarded the 1:1 support that she needs + will now have her own aide with her at school. Stanton and I are overjoyed with the verdict and we can now sleep more soundly at night, knowing Chloe is happy + safe at school. 

This mama's heart is at peace. Now it's time to prepare for happier days ahead...like Santa visiting! :) I'm going to ignore the fact that we're moving in less than a week and that it will cause any sort of stress. HA! Who can stress when there's holiday baking + decorating to be done...and prep for Santa's big arrival. :) 

Moving onto the recipe share for today...
Today, I'm sharing another entry in my Gluten Free Goodies Giveaway + Contest. Today's entry comes from Lacey in California. Lacey is sharing her Gluten Free Fantasy Fudge recipe and I can't wait to give this one a try! I would have tried making fudge years ago, especially once I went Gluten Free, if I had known it was this easy to make! :)

Thank you for your entry, Lacey! You are officially entered into the contest + now have the chance to win the $50 Gift Card to Target that I'll be giving away at the end of the month! {Whoop! Whoop!}

If you'd like your chance to win - you can find the details + rules about entering here

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Gluten Free Fantasy Fudge

Hi, I'm Lacey! I am a junior in high school, I love bacon and spending time with my family! 
I love to bake but this is my first time trying to make one of my "goodie" recipe's Gluten Free. 
I hope you like it!

Fun fact: My brother has Down syndrome just like Katie and Stanton's daughter, Chloe!


Here is my recipe for Gluten Free Fantasy Fudge...

First, I like to get everything I need out and ready to go!  
I started by lining my pans with foil so the fudge wouldn't get stuck inside!  The recipe calls for a 9 inch pan, but I used 3 smaller pans so I can bring some to share at school!

My final bit of prep-work was making sure I had my holiday Eggnog! 
YUM!


I added the sugar, butter and evaporated milk to a large saucepan on medium heat and stirred.


Once the mixture started to boil, set the timer for four minutes.  It will continue to boil and expand (I thought it was going to boil over!) but just keep stirring it quickly the entire time!


When the timer goes off after 4 minutes - turn off the burner and add the chocolate chips and the marshmallow fluff and STIR!



Once it is combined well, add the vanilla and continue stirring until it is completely smooth!


Like this....


I poured everything into my lined baking pans and let them cool.  
You can also put them in the refrigerator at this time to speed up the process and make them easier to cut and serve later. 


Here's the final photo! :) 


I hope you like it!!! 

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Thank you again, Lacey, for entering the contest + for sharing this delicious goodie recipe with all of us! I know that many followers out there will be giving this one a try! Me included! 

Happy GF Baking + Happy Holidays! 
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Gluten Free Goodies Entry: Muddy Buddies

I'm happy to share with all of you today, House 54's very first entry for the Gluten Free Goodies Contest

Our first entry was submitted by Caitlin Thomas. Caitlin has been following House 54 since the blog originated + I've enjoyed so much having conversations with her about how to "go Gluten Free"! She's also recently engaged! {Woohoo! Congrats Caitlin!}

She describes herself as a fun + loving woman with a passion for life. She is currently studying to become a Special Education teacher {a girl after my heart!} + she loves kiddos like our Little C.

Today, she's graciously sharing with us her recipe for Gluten Free Muddy Buddies.

Thank you, Caitlin, for your submission + best of luck to you winning the $50 Gift Card to Target @ the end of the month! I just think this goodie recipe is awesome + I can't wait to try it! :)

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Gluten Free Muddy Buddies
Submitted by: Caitlin Thomas 


Hello everyone! My name is Caitlin and I'm a bake-aholic, lover of Jesus and children...especially those that are exceptional with special needs. I recently just got engaged and I'm enjoying the happiest time of my life! I hope you all like this recipe! :) 

The prep work for this yummy treat utilizes the microwave and is quick and easily cleaned up! What is especially nice about this goodie is that you can grab it and go, but make sure you make enough for the whole family, these go quickly!

To make some Muddy Buddiesyou'll first want to start by getting a BIG bowl! Trust me, you'll want the biggest one in your kitchen, as this treat makes a lot! 


Next...
Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in the microwave (keeping it easy!).


 Gotta add some vanilla for added flavor!


Add your newly melted chocolate yumminess to the bowl of Chex cereal and stir until everything is covered!


Now it's time for my favorite part! Place chocolate coated cereal and 1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar in a freezer bag and shake shake shake

I like to let my nephews do this part, they love it!


 And just like that, you're finished! Here's a picture of my finished goodie!


Try it, you will LOVE it!

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Thanks again, Caitlin, for your Gluten Free Goodie submission! This looks so simple to make + just as you described -- super yummy! 

If you'd like to enter for your chance to win a $50 Target Gift Card @ the end of the month - send your favorite Gluten Free goodie too! Just make sure you send a complete submission + read the rules from my original post, so that you can be officially entered! 



Spread the Gluten Free Love + Share, won't ya? 

Happy Monday, My GF Friends. 
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gluten Free Goodies Giveaway + Contest

Hello + Happy December! 

Today I've arrived with a special announcement of a CONTEST that I've been eagerly waiting to share with all of you. It will go through the entire month of December + there will be multiple chances to participate.

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Do you have a delicious Gluten Free Recipe that you'd love to share with others, but you don't have the time to share it on a blog of your own?

Have you ever tried one of my recipes + you wanted everyone else to see it? 

Do you love to bake + cook up fun treats?

Do you want to win a $50 Gift Card to Target?  

If you answered 'Yes' -- then you're probably getting as excited as I am, because this Giveaway + Contest will be all about YOU

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Here Are The Details...
This contest will be all about sharing Gluten Free Goodies. These goodies can be cookies, cakes, cupcakes, candy....anything that qualifies as a "goodie" can be submitted!

This doesn't have to be a special recipe of your own. It can "Katie style" in the sense that you take any treat recipe you find online + you make Gluten Free. Your own recipe passed down through your family, your own favorite goodie that you've made since you began eating Gluten Free...those are all fabulous options as well! :)

Just share! When you submit your entry, you're automatically eligible for the chance to have it featured, along with a little special blurb about yourself, on my blog! I'll be featuring multiple entries throughout the month + I've decided to not put a 'cap' on how many posts I'll include.

There will be a minimum of 4 posts I'll feature. The more entries submitted, the more great "goodie" recipes to be shared on my blog this month + the more we'll ALL be able to make ourselves and enjoy! 

At the end of the month (December 31st) I'll put everyone who submitted a Gluten Free Goodie into a drawing + you'll have the chance to win a $50 Gift Card To Target!

Submit more than one recipe? I'll enter you each time! There is no limit. :)

The Contest Starts Today - December 2nd! 


Start Creating, HAVE FUN + Happy Holidays From My GF Kitchen To Yours! 
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