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January 2014 Favorites

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On Fridays during the school year, I will share a favorite item from my gluten-free kitchen: a book, cookbook, gluten-free food or kitchen gadget or a roundup of favorite things from around the web. Hopefully you’ll find some new favorites to add to your gluten-free kitchen! While they may contain affiliate links, all Friday Favorites posts reflect my own opinion and are not sponsored by any individual or company.

I wasn’t able to post much in the way of Friday Favorites posts this month, so for the final Friday of the month I’m doing a little round-up of favorites. If you like this type of post, please let me know and maybe I’ll just switch to doing one of these each month.

January 2013 Favorites from

5 gluten-free recipes I drooled over this month:

  1. The Best Dang Granola Bars Ever
  2. Amazing gluten-free Chocolate Cake
  3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Milkshakes
  4. Raspberry Mousse
  5. Snow Ice Cream

5 favorite things I bought this month:

  1. These way cute sticky notes! Cavallini Sticky Notes To Do I bought them for a gift but am going to have to buy another set since I love them!
  2. I usually wear the brown color of this mascara and love it, so I decided to get it in black also. Mineral Fusion Natural Brands Lengthening Mascara This is the only mascara I’ve ever found that doesn’t irritate my eyes!
  3. I saw this Rhodia Meeting Book when I was in a Container Store on vacation and put it on my wishlist. I finally decided to buy it and love it. I tune into blog related Google Hangouts, watch tutorials and online classes and this is the perfect notebook to jot down my notes during those. I love that it has a column for ACTION so I can write down a few specific actions I want to take soon.
  4. I’m hoping this book, Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers, will help me continue to get better at taking food pics!
  5. This WillPowder Ultratex 3 Modified Tapioca Starch is a new ingredient to me. I bought it because it is recommended in the new book Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread: (Biscuits, Bagels, Buns, and More) which I got for Christmas. I’m excited to start trying the recipes!

5 favorite things I read this month:

  1. I enjoyed reading everyone’s responses on this post from Gluten Dude: What Food Do You Miss The Most?
  2. I was busting up laughing reading this post my friend sent to me: “It Gets Better!
  3. I finished reading this book from my friend Erica of Celiac and the Beast. I highly recommend it to everyone! Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story Between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes, and a Broken Digestive Tract is both hilarious and helpful!
  4. I loved this perspective from a lawyer husband about stay-at-home moms.
  5. I got some great take-aways from this article about “How to Stop Checking E-Mail on the Evenings and Weekends

5 Most popular recipes viewed on my blog this month:

  1. Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
  2. Buckeye Brownies
  3. 10 Most Popular Gluten-free Recipes of 2013
  4. Easy Gluten-free, Dairy-free bread in the Bread Machine
  5. Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole


If you have any favorites from January to share with me, I’d love if you would comment! I’d love to check them out!


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Slice of gluten-free chocolate cake on plate
Gluten-free Texas Sheet Cake
Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest
Gluten-free Lemon Kissed Blueberry Muffins