We are celebrating my mom's birthday today. I wish I could be at her house right now, whipping up a batch of cupcakes using coconut flour from Elana's awesome cookbook. I would probably make either the German Chocolate Cupcakes (already made this once for her.. so GOOD! This recipe actually inspired me to make an ice cream version) or Red Velvet Cupcakes or Cookie Surprise Cupcakes or... there's so many good recipes!
Before I get into the giveaway... let me tell you about my mom.
She is a beautiful woman of strong character and a generous giving heart. The Lord has given her many skills and gifts... music, writing and teaching being her three strongest skills/gifts. She has wrote many songs that the Lord has given her to bless those around her. I hope one day these songs will be sung to the world and I'm sure it will... if not here in this world, then for sure in heaven!
My mom has gone through a lot of pain since she was a child, but God is bringing her through a time of healing that is hard, yet amazing to watch.
Often, when I look at her and all that she's been through... I see that she is a beautiful mess that God is lovely and patiently cleaning through.
I've watched her live her life of daily renewing her mind and choosing to believe in God's grace & mercy through everything... God has taught me so much through her!
Even though she is imperfect in so many ways. She is a woman of integrity, faith and prayer... that's what makes her so beautiful. I love you & Happy Birthday Mommo!
Now, the giveaway!
To one winner, I am giving away 2 gluten-free books:
Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free contains over 180 recipes, 140 of which have never been published on Amy's blog, Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free. Her mouth-watering recipes can be made in 20 minutes or less... that's nice for those of you who lead busy lives! Here's a short bio about Amy:
In 2012, Amy is launching Nourished (with Jen Cafferty), the first gluten-free and allergen-friendly food blogger conference. Attendees will be able to learn and share with along with other professionals in their field.
In addition to owning a small business, Amy teaches local sugar-free, gluten-free cooking classes. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology and a Master of Education, both from The Ohio State University. Amy has also studied Baking & Pastry Arts at The Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education at Collin College and spent many years working both the front and back of the house in restaurants. Previously, Amy taught elementary school and owned one of the premier pet care companies in the North Dallas area. She lives with her husband and four dogs in Dallas, Texas. If you are interested, you can read more about her here.
You all know how much I love baking with coconut flour. When I first learned that Elana was writing another cookbook using coconut flour... I was already in line to get my copy! Gluten-Free Cupcakes has beautiful photography and delicious recipes that are simple to make, yet look so elegant!
This fabulous book features:
- 50 gluten free recipes for cupcakes and savory treats
- 14 recipes for frostings, fillings and toppings
- 25 cupcake recipes that use coconut flour
- 9 cupcake recipes that use almond flour
- 4 flourless cupcake recipes
- 12 cupcake recipes that use both almond flour and coconut flour
- 41 dairy free cupcake recipes
- 8 dairy free frostings, fillings and toppings
- 5 vegan frostings, fillings and toppings
- 38 nut free recipes
- 10 cupcake recipes that use arrowroot powder
If you are interested in more information, please read here. Like I said earlier, I've already tried her recipe for German Chocolate Cupcakes and they were simply luscious! Next I want to try the Cookie Surprise Cupcakes... oooh yummy. The only downside is not being able to get almond flour. So, I will have to compromise a little ;o)
How to Enter
Just leave a comment below on what you did today! (1 entry)
To maximize your odds of winning, you can leave a comment every day! (one comment per day strictly enforced)
3 bonus entries:
Follow Amy's blog Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free (1 entry)
Follow Elana's blog Elana's Pantry (1 entry)
'Like' Just Making Noise on Babble (1 entry)
So, you can have a total of 4 entries today and one everyday until
December 31st January 14th! This giveaway is only open to US residents and the winner will be selected via random.org at the end of this month. Winner will be contacted in January.
Also, don't forget you can purchase Just Making Ice Cream for a suggested donation of $8 through this month! That is $4 off the original suggested donation.