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Betty Crocker's First Ever Gluten Free Baking Contest & Giveaway 6/25: WINNER CLOSED


~dab said...

6-23 vote - online and text

For the first time ever, Betty Crocker is hosting a Gluten Free Recipe Contest!  Gluten free products and cooking are still relatively new so finding some good recipes can be a challenge.  Now through June 30th, you can visit www.glutenfreely.com/bakerschallenge for a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000!  The grand prize winner will even have a chance to be featured on a box of Betty Crocker Gluten Free desert mix or Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix and/or be featured in a Betty Crocker publication!

Entering is easy as all you need to do is submit an original gluten free holiday-themed appetizer, bread or desert recipe using any of the Betty Crocker Gluten Free desert mix or Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix.  Recipes will be judged on five categories:

  1. taste
  2. creativity
  3. ease of preparation
  4. consumer appeal; and 
  5. appearance.
If selected as one of the 10 finalists, you will receive a Betty Crocker Gluten Free Baking gift basket and finalists' recipes will be featured on www.glutenfreely.com/bakingchallenge and voting by the Gluten Freely community to determine the Grand Prize Winner.

Click here for more information on the challenge, recipes and much more at Gluten Freely.

You can click here to save 20% on the purchase of any of the five Betty Crocker Gluten Free mixes.

Gluten Free Desserts  

We received the Bisquick Gluten Free Baking, Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix, Devil's Food Cake Mix, Yellow Cake Mix and Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix.  I will post how yummy these were at a later date but wanted to get the information and giveaway out ASAP.


The Giveaway:

One reader will randomly win a five box gift set of Betty Crocker Gluten Free Baking mixes (same as I received).

To Enter:

Follow my blog and tell me if you have ever tried a gluten free mix before.

Extra Entries:

  • Share that Betty Crocker will be having a 20% off sale all of June via Twitter or FB with this link:  http://bit.ly/bcgfreecontest for two extra entries
  • Like me on Facebook
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway - can be done daily
  • Blog about this giveaway - can be done once for five extra entries
  • See www.healthbeautychildrenandfamily.com for extra bonus options

Giveaway ends 6/25 at midnight - Mountain Standard Time - US only please

Winner will be selected via random.org

*Disclosure:  Betty Crocker provided you with the product, and information through MyBlogSpark.

General Mills LiveGlutenFreely 8 Product Giveaway ($24.99 Value) 11/30 - WINNER CLOSED


joder said...

Daily tweet..... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/7998819664924672

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

An e-mail has been sent and she has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected via random.org.

Thanks to all those who entered!

Gluten issues are becoming more and more prevalent with the more information sharing is occurring thanks to the internet.  Many people suffer from issues directly related to gluten and until recently, there really hasn't been many choices for those that do need or prefer gluten-free products.  Once I started to learn more while researching how to live healthier, I was drawn to want to eliminate some of the gluten products from my family's diet.  We've never been diagnosed with it but I've read so much about gluten that I wanted to see how we would fair.  General Mills created an online community called LiveGlutenFreely.

LiveGlutenFreely.com is a site that offers gluten-free product news, articles and real life stories from people who are experiencing or trying to experience the gluten-free life.  There are also many recipes to help please yourself and family in pursuing a more robust guten-free life.  What you may not know is that General Mills has over 300 affordable gluten-free products available.  Subscribe to the LiveGlutenFreely newsletter and receive up to date information on new additions along with a host of other extras such as tips, recipes, coupons and more.

Gluten is a protein naturally found in certain grains such as wheat, barley, rye and some oats.  About three million people in America suffer from a serious medical condition called celiac disease.  Eating gluten containing foods causes damage to the lining of the small intestines which makes it difficult to absorb nutrients from foods.  Over time, this damage can lead to malnourishment and possibly other complications.

Try some of these great looking recipes:

Apple Crisp 
Braised Chicken with Fennel and White Beans Five-Layer Mexican Dip

Apple Crisp
Braised Chicken with Fennel and White Beans
Five Layer Mexican Dip

Many more recipes can be found here.

General Mills is also offering this great Gluten-Free Product Box that includes eight easy gluten-free products:  brownie and cake mixes, frosting, cereal, fruit snacks, mashed potatoes and a signature red Betty Crocker serving spoon for $24.95.

I received a complimentary Gluten-Free Product Box and I was more than pleased with the selection.  It contained all the products my family enjoys and it allowed me to sample some gluten-free products before I make a total commitment.   I can honestly say that I do not notice a difference in the products that are made gluten-free and feel they taste just as good as their counterparts.  My children enjoyed the fruit snacks, cereal and brownies.  They didn't complain and only said it was "great!"  I like the idea that you can purchase and send as a gift as well.  Not all areas or supermarkets carry such a variety.

Sorry to my readers in Hawaii, Canada, canal zone and international as this can't be shipped to those areas.  I know from past giveaways, those in Canada would definitely enjoy the same access.

Don't forget to fan LiveGlutenFreely on Facebook!

Live Gluten Freely
The Giveaway:

One reader will receive the same gift pack as I did to include all the great products I listed above.

To Enter:

Follow my blog and tell me a product you would like to see come in a gluten-free alternative.

Extra Entries:

  • Subscribe to my blog
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Blog about this giveaway (five entries)
  • Tweet about this giveaway (two entries - can be done daily)
  • Enter any of my other on-going giveaways (five entries)

Giveaway ends 11/30 at midnight (EST) - winner chosen via random.org

US only please

*Disclaimer:  The product, information and prize packs were provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Gluten Free Betty Crocker® Fruit-Flavored Snacks Gift Pack Review & Giveaway WINNER


Jinxy and Me!

An e-mail has been sent!  Please respond within 48 hours to close out this giveaway.

Thanks to all those that entered!

With more and more health concerns emerging about gluten-free products, Betty Crocker has answered the demand to offer great choices at affordable prices.  Not only are they answering the demand to add a variety of products to their line up of gluten-free, they have partnered with Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) to further generate awareness for celiac disease.

Celiac disease, a chronic inherited digestive disorder, can cause damage to the small intestine. It is estimated that one in 133 Americans suffer from celiac disease – 3 million adults and children are living undiagnosed with this autoimmune disorder that is managed by following a gluten-free diet.

Gluten is the natural protein found in wheat, barley and rye.  It is harmful to persons with celiac disease because when they eat gluten, their immune system is triggered and it begins to attack the small intestine. This results in damage to the villi which make up the lining of the small intestine. Villi are necessary for the absorption of nutrients, and over time the damage to the villi can lead to malnutrition.

Celiac disease is a multi-system, multi-symptom autoimmune disorder that affects adults as well as children. Currently, there is no cure for celiac disease, only the lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet.

To learn more about General Mill's support for celiac disease and all the gluten-free products available, go to GeneralMills.com.

I received from MyBlogSpark a great Simple Joys pack to enjoy with my children.  It included some of the great items I played as a child with my sisters.  The yo-yo lights up and my two year old grabbed it up and said "my yo-yo" and made every attempt to make it go up and down without luck. I was able to see that I still have it when it comes to yo-yo's!

My six year old loves the classsic frisbee so that was a hit but we'll have to wait until tomorrow to try it out in the yard.  It was a pretty color which she also liked.

My six year old never heard of Pick 'em Up Sticks so it was fun teaching her that game as you can see in the picture above, she enjoyed it. 

My 21 year old, yes, I said 21 and my two year old both loved the fruit snacks!  A special bonus was not only did we get Box Tops for Education but there were bonus Box Tops on one of the boxes!

Each snack is made with real fruit and is less than 100 calories.  What a great, healthy treat!  These make great lunch time snacks or before dinner snacks.  One of the snacks, Create a Bug introduces an interesting way to spark kid's attention.  They get to put together a bug out of the different parts.  I'm not how sure it will go over with the girly-girls (like myself) but I have to predict the boys will LOVE it!  They get to play with what looks like bugs, create the bugs using their imagination and finally, they get to eat them!  A boy's dream!

I absolutely love the items I receive from MyBlogSpark since I've been fortunate to try out two prize packs that include fun for my children and now it's your turn!

The Giveaway: 

Your own prize pack of Betty Crocker Variety Pack of Fruit Roll Ups, Betty Crocker Create a Bug Fruit Snacks, a frisbee, a yo-yo and pick up sticks in a handy, wooden carrying box.
  1. Leave a comment on one of your memories from playing any of these games and follow my blog.
Extra Entries (leave a comment for each activity completed):
  1. Subscribe to my blog.
  2. Follow me on Twitter.
  3. Blog about the giveaway.
  4. Tweet about the giveaway.
  5. Leave a comment on another blog and come back here to leave a comment that you did.
Giveaway ends October 25, 2009 at 10:00 pm.

Winner chose by random.org.

Thanks and good luck!

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