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Home for the Holidays – Gluten Free Style

Are you ready for the most exciting holiday blog event ever?

Well if you are, then get ready for Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style, hosted by my dear friend Shirley over at gfe—gluten free easily!


Please join me, Shirley, and 23 other gluten-free bloggers as we make the recipes that mean both home and holidays to us.  You know the recipes…those that with just one smell or bite and you’re transported back to a time when when life was simpler and the holidays were full of excitement, warmth and childhood wonder.

The recipes that have been passed down in our families for generations that you fear might be lost to you forever because…now you have to eat gluten-free.

STOP Right There! 

Haven’t I taught you anything yet? 

No recipe is un-tweakable, all you have to do is say YES to keeping your family traditions alive and then try!  😀

Or maybe it’s a new recipe that you’ve added to your list of traditions since beginning your own family.

Any which way, they are all recipes that we enjoy sharing with family and friends.

A Giveaway Extravaganza!

In addition to the recipes that say Home for the Holidays, we’ll also be hosting giveaways of the resources you value the most: cookbooks, resource books, apps, and much, much more!

You can check out the mega list of daily prizes here.

Home for the Holidays will take place from Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 23.


The Elf Lineup for Home for the Holidays…Gluten-Free Style:

Monday, 11/28–Your host, Shirley Braden | gfe–gluten free easily | Gluten Free Nutmeg Shortbread Flats

Tuesday, 11/29–Diane Eblin | The WHOLE Gang | Gluten Free, Dairy Free Toffee

Wednesday, 11/30–Heidi Kelly | Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom | Gluten Free, Dairy Free Fritters

Thursday, 12/1–Ali Segersten | The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen | Gluten Free Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

Friday, 12/2–Sunny Busby | And Love it, Too! | Grain Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Pecan “Toll House” Pie

Saturday, 12/3–Stacy Toth | Paleo Parents | Paleo Monkey Bread

Sunday, 12/4–Maggie Savage | She Let Them Eat Cake   | Dairy Free Candy Cane Ice Cream

Monday, 12/5–Melissa McLean Jory | Gluten Free For Good | Gluten Free Red Chile Enchiladas

Tuesday, 12/6–Kim Maes | Cook IT Allergy Free | Gluten Free, Dairy Free Cinnamon Bun Cake

Wednesday, 12/7–Alexa Croft | Lexie’s Kitchen | Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

Thursday, 12/8–Brittany Angell | Real Sustenance | Gluten Free Chocolate and Cinnamon Babka Bread

Friday, 12/9–Elana Amsterdam | Elana’s Pantry

Saturday, 12/10–Kelly Brozyna | The Spunky Coconut

Sunday, 12/11–Ricki Heller | Diet, Dessert and Dogs

Monday, 12/12–Iris Higgins | The Daily Dietribe

Tuesday, 12/13–Stephanie Fourie | Gluten Free by Nature

Wednesday, 12/14–Jules Shepard | Jules Speaks Gluten Free

Thursday, 12/15–Silvana Nardone | Silvana’s Kitchen

Friday, 12/16–Heather | Gluten-Free Cat

Saturday, 12/17–Carol Kicinski | Simply…Gluten Free

Sunday, 12/18–Alisa Fleming | Alisa Cooks

Monday, 12/19–Linda Etherton | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Tuesday, 12/20–Gigi Stewart | Gluten Free Gigi

Wednesday, 12/21–Zoe | Z’s Cup of Tea

Thursday, 12/22–Lillian Medville | Lillian’s Test Kitchen

Friday, 12/23— Wrapping it up with the beautiful Shirley Braden | gfe—gluten free easily


The daily giveaways will be announced each day and there will be a quick turnaround on entering – so please follow along closely!

  • Each entry on all the individual blogs will be eligible for the final grand prizes.
  • Enter each daily giveaway once and you’ll have 26 entries for the final prizes!

The Grand Prizes

The third prize is a Caveman Cookies giveaway package (an $89 value) which will include:

One large bag of each of the current three flavors , Original, Tropical, and Alpine ($28.95 value) plus one large bag of the soon-to-be released new flavor, Rainforest ($9.95 value; will be shipped as soon as available; anticipated end of Dec); 1 large variety pack ($32.50 value), and 1 t-shirt ($17.50 value; your size, your color).

The second prize is a shopping spree from Free From Gluten (a $150 value).

And the big daddy grand prize is…


A top-of-the-line Vita-Mix professional blender 5200 Super Healthy Lifestyle package ($550 value) and a free copy of the super cool e-book Eat Fresh and Detox your Life (featuring a couple green smoothie recipes by yours truly)!!!

**Note that on Cyber Monday (11/28/11), Vitamix will be offering this package at $499 as part of its holiday special; that’s $50 off the normal price.  AND, if you order through me, using the coupon code: 06-006204, you’ll also receive FREE shipping, a $25 value.

Let’s have some holiday fun – gluten-free style!

What is your favorite “Home for the Holidays” family tradition?


  1. Oh, Heidi, I LOVE that you've made us all elves! I've always wanted to be an impish elf! 😉 Thanks for being a vital part of our holiday event, Heidi. 🙂 I know everyone joining in in any way will have a total blast during these 26 days …can't wait to see your recipe, dear. 🙂



  2. Just stopping by to check on all the fun. Be back soon to check out your recipe.

    Love the new photo of you!

  3. 🙂 I firmly agree that no recipe is "untweakable." I am enjoying these classic recipes, updated to make safe for our families.

    Happy holidays, beautiful!