Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gluten-Free Fake-Out Take-Out GIVEAWAY

With the help of San-J, I can make all kinds of gluten-free asian dishes using their large variety of gluten-free sauces and dressings.

I've tried their Asian BBQ and Teriyaki Sauces as well as their Ginger Dressing - they are DELICIOUS!! I seriously can't get enough of their Ginger dressing! I'm looking forward to trying their Mongolian sauce next, as well as theirThai Peanut sauce.

One of my favorite dishes is Chicken Stir Fry.  It's easy, tasty and GLUTEN-FREE! I've been making this dish since I was in high school, it's one of my specialities.  I make different variations of my stir fry, whether it's trying new veggies, adding cashews, bean sprouts or just trying a new asian sauce.

Seriously, who needs Chinese take-out when you can make your own GLUTEN-FREE, FAKE-OUT TAKE-OUT!!

TO encourage you all in trying your own version of Chinese Fake-Out Take-Outs, I'm having an awesome GIVEAWAY!  Look at all these bottles of San-J sauces!!  

5 WINNERS will have a chance to try some a couple of these sauces,       as well as soup mixes and rice crackers!

All you have to do is ENTER BELOW for your chance to WIN these amazing gluten-free sauces and marinades.

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I'll announce the 5 winners in one week! Check back here and visit Raising Jack with Celiac on Facebook for the list of winners.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Gluten-Free Stuffed Green Peppers

It was time for something new on the menu, something I hadn't made in a very long time.  It's challenging creating new gluten-free dishes that both your gluten-free son and husband both like. This one favors my husband's taste buds. He told me he really enjoyed the stuffed green peppers his mom used to make, so I thought, I'll give it a go.

My kids aren't big fans of this dish because all they see is green peppers and tomatoes. But, maybe your kiddos would like the rice/beef mixture or maybe you're even lucky enough to have a child that likes green peppers!

With this dish, the only ingredient that may have gluten, would be the spanish rice, so make sure to buy a gluten-free package/box of rice.



1 pd of Ground Beef (or meat of your choice)
1 14.5 oz can of Diced Tomatoes
1 15 oz can of Tomato Sauce
1 Box of Zatarain's Spanish Rice
6 Green Peppers
1 C. Shredded cheese of your choice (I used a Mexican Blend)
(You will use some of this cheese to top off peppers after baking)

Step 1:  Brown 1 1b  of ground beef and follow directions on box of Zatarain's Spanish Rice

Step 2:  While waiting for beef to brown and rice to cook, prep green peppers, slice top of peppers and clean out. You need to cover the dish with foil so make sure green peppers are cut short enough to cover.

Step 3:  Drain groud beef and allow rice to cool for 5 minutes

Step 4:  Combine meat and rice

Step 5: Fill green peppers half way and top with cheese.

Step 6: Fill the remaining green peppers with rice mixture

Step 7: Top with tomato sauce - I used left over spaghetti meat sauce and poured more tomato sauce on them, which is not pictures...pour sauce between peppers as well.
Step 8: Bake @350 for 45 minutes, you want the green peppers to be soft and easy to cut through.  Remove from oven and top with shredded cheese.
Step 9: ENJOY! These were SO GOOD! It was nice to have something new on the menu. Also, if your kids don't like the green pepper, just stuff 4 green peppers and they can eat the left over beef/rice mixture - it's very flavorful!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Gluten-Free Valentine Cookies Giveaway

The month of LOVE has arrived!! 

I have some great giveaways this month, starting with this one! Who doesn't LOVE cookies?!

A couple of years ago, I used Pamela's Sugar Cookie Mix to make Valentine cookies and they turned out fabulous!

Sooo, I wanted share the love with all of you!

3 Winners will receive:
1 Pkg. of Pamela's Sugar Cookie Mix
1 Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
1 Frosting Spatula

This giveaway will run until this Thursday, February 5th. In hopes to get the goodies to the         3 winners before Valentine's Day.

It's simple to enter, just click on the options below!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gluten-Free Pizza Roll-Ups

While my daughter and I were out to lunch today, my husband whipped up some gluten-free pizza roll-ups for him and the boys and even took pictures! They tasted great and Jack loved them too. I think you all will enjoy them as well.

4 ingredients: GF tortillas, Pizza Sauce, Pepperoni and Mozzarella Cheese.

Step 1: Preheat Oven to 400. Cut tortillas into three strips.

Step 2: Spread toppings.

Step 3: Roll-up 'em up and insert toothpick to hold them together.

Step 4: Bake @400 for about 10 minutes.

They were DELICIOUS! Crispy, but chewy - they were just right. I think Udi's tortillas were a great choice for these. We will definitely make them again. 

My husband used to eat pizza rolls back in high school and I think these reminded him of those.  He wants to make them again, but with sausage.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Gluten-Free Holiday Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

DAY 8 of Pamela's "12 Days of GF Cookies" - I'm honored to have been asked to share one of our favorite gluten-free cookie recipes with Pamela's fans!

My cookie recipe is...drum roll please...

Holiday Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

This recipe was introduced to me by my lovely sister-in-law, Jaime. She made these gluten-free for Jack soon after he was diagnosed with celiac disease. He asks for them all the time, especially when we go to Aunt Jaime's house...I GUESS she makes them better than me! ;)

Let me walk you through the steps of making this yummy recipe - it's super easy and super delicious!


1/2 C. Sugar
1/2 C. Brown Sugar
1/2 C. Peanut Butter
1/2 C. Shortening (Jaime uses the Crisco Butter Flavored Baking Sticks)
2 Tbsp. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 Egg
1 3/4 C. Pamela's Gluten-Free All Purpose Artisan Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 Pkg. of Hershey Kisses
Have some extra sugar on the side to roll the balls of cookies in before placing on cookie sheet.

Step 1:

Mix all ingredients together, except for Pamela's Artisan Flour.

Step 2:

Add Pamela's All Purpose Artisan Flour - add half of the flour, mix.
And add the remaining flour.

Step 3:

Cookie dough is ready to roll into balls!

Step 4:

Roll cookie dough into balls, then roll balls in sugar. You can make the balls as big
or as small as you like. Jaime makes 40 cookies out of this recipe, I probably make 30.
Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 8 minutes

Step 5: 

While the cookies are baking, unwrap Hershey Kisses...
and eat at least one or two while waiting for cookies :)

Step 6:

As soon as cookies come out of the oven, place a hershey kiss
in the middle of each cookie.

Step 7: 

For the holiday version, wait for cookies to cool 
and decorate with sprinkles and frosting. 

There you have it! My holiday cookie recipe! I hope you enjoy these as much as we do. 


Happy Baking and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pamela's 12 Days of GF Cookies + 12 DAY GIVEAWAY

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it's time to get our minds wrapped around Christmas and all the goodies that are in store! 

I'm so happy to be a part of Pamela's 12 days of Gluten-Free Cookies!!

From December 1st - 12th, Pamela will share a cookie recipe, as well as another recipe from a blogger, like myself.  So a total of 24 gluten-free cookie recipes!! (Link below)

Besides, 24 gluten-free cookie recipes, Pamela is having a GIVEAWAY, each day, December 1st - December 12th, an AWESOME COOKIE PRIZE PACK will be given to one lucky winner  - so   12 WINNERS in ALL will receive the lovely prize pack below! 

To top off the 12 Days of GF Cookies, I'm having a GIVEAWAY as well! You have a chance to win the same prize above! 1 Winner will be randomly chosen on December 12th.  

Make sure to enter, it could be YOU that wins this awesome prize! :)

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Visit Pamela's 12 Days of GF Cookie Recipes and GIVEAWAY:    HERE

Make sure to check out Pamela's website on December 8th, because that's when my holiday cookie recipe will be revealed!! :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gift Ideas + Stocking Stuffers for Gluten-Free Loved Ones

Whether shopping for loved ones or for yourself, I wanted to share with you gift ideas and stocking stuffers that I think would be helpful to someone living a gluten-free lifestyle.

Below, you will find a list of products that I have taken the time to search, that you could surprise your gluten-free loved one, friends, co-workers, etc. for Christmas.

This year, I'm doing most of my shopping on-line! It's easy, convenient and you can store the gifts in the boxes they come in under the bed or in the garage until Christmas!

Click on the pictures to find out more about each product.

1.  Slow Cooker - it's a saving grace for our busy lives and their are TONS of gluten-free slow cooker recipes.

This is a #1 Best Seller in Slow Cookers 

Crock-Pot Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker


2.  Quesadilla Maker - I just made some awesome quesadillas using Udi's gluten-free       tortillas with our quesadilla maker. This is a PERFECT gift for a college student too!

Average cost $20


3.  Bread Maker - Beth Hillson's absolutely LOVES her bread maker and I know there are   plenty of gluten-free bakers out there that make their own bread.  I know Beth LOVES her Zojirushi bread maker! It's a more expensive one, but maybe there's a reason for that.



4.  Kitchen Aid Mixer - these can be very pricey! You can get one on Black Friday for                        $199, which is half the price!!

This is a #1 Best Seller in Household Stand Mixers 

Kitchen Aid 5 Qt. Artisan Series with Pouring Shield - Empire Red


5.  Kitchen Utensils  - I love this set - I could use some new utensils!


6.  Living Without Magazine Subscription - Give the gift of a subscription to a great magazine or a cookbook or BOTH! This is the first gluten-free magazine I subscribed to after Jack was diagnosed. I enjoy reading the articles, recipes, tips, etc. - this magazine has so much to offer. As well as great cookbooks and books!

7.  Toy Oven + Bumbalooza's Buma-Bakers Cookie Mix - YES! Your child can still play with an easy bake oven and bake GLUTEN-FREE cookies, thanks to Bumbalooza who makes 3 gluten-free cookies mixes!

Easy Bake Ultimate Oven 

   $29                              $7.99 for a box with 3 mixes 

                                                            Bumbalooza Mix HERE

8.   Pamela's Individual Chocolate Brownie Packs - These individual brownie packets are perfect for a college student, a sleep-over at a friend's house, special after school treat, work, etc. You can make a "Brownie Basket" - with 2 oversized mugs, 6 of these brownie packets and a little note that says, "Warm up with a sweet treat this holiday season."

$19 for a pack of 12

9.  Red Apple Lipstick - I LOVE THEIR LIP GLOSSES! I had an opportunity to try Red Apple Lipstick products at this year's GFAF Expo in Chicago and they were fabulous. I wear Cabernet Kiss Lip Gloss daily and my 8 yr. old daughter loves her Pink Peppermint Lip Gloss. They have a minty scent and feel so good on my lips. These would be a great gift for your daughter, wife, co-worker, etc. From lipsticks, glosses, mascara and more - Red Apple Lipstick's products are GLUTEN-FREE, Paraben Free, Soy Free and Vegan.

10.  Cupcake 2 Go - You know I LOVE this product! Especially when it comes to kiddos needing a special treat for a birthday party or at school. It's perfect for anyone! You can fill one of these with Hershey Kisses or a gift card to a gluten-free bakery. Have fun with it!

   $9 for two

11.  Herb and Spice Carousel Rack - for those living a gluten-free diet, getting creative in the kitchen requires having some spices and herbs on hand. Spices get old, so make sure to check dates and maybe by yourself a rack FULL of them!

This is a Cole and Mason Herb & Spice Rack - you can choose a rack that holds 10, 16 or 20 spice jars.

$40   $50    $65

12.  Toaster Oven - Toaster ovens come in very handy for those on a gluten-free diet. You can even designate one as "GLUTEN-FREE" - from toast, to pizza, cheesy bread - you name it, you can put it in here! Another perfect gift for a college student too!

Black and Decker 4-Slice Toaster Oven 



- GIFT CARDS to favorite gluten-free friendly restaurants
- GIFT CARDS to speciality food stores, like Whole Foods
- GIFT CARDS to stores like Container Store and Bed Bath and Beyond
- TICKETS to an upcoming Gluten-Free Expo - may I suggest the GFFAF
- GIFT BASKETS - Themed gift baskets are great. Cookies, Pizza, Spaghetti

If you have any other gift suggestions, let me know, and I'll add it to the list!!