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Review and Giveaway! “Easy Gluten-Free Baking” by Elizabeth Barbone

October 5th, 2012 by Lisa

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 5pm PST.  This giveaway is now OVER.  Thank you for all for your great comments!  The winner has been randomly selected and has been notified via email.  Congratulations Sandi O!

  Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!


This is a review that makes me extremely happy to write.  I actually did a little dance around my office this morning!  Why?  Because my review today is a cookbook written by someone who I admire greatly, Elizabeth Barbone.

When I first was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2007, I really had no idea what I was doing.  I bought some gluten-free bread at the market.  Yuck!  Store-bought gluten-free bread was not all that wonderful back in 2007.  I happened to be diagnosed right before Thanksgiving and was not at all sure how I would survive without my favorite, gluten-filled, holiday foods.

Along came Elizabeth Barbone.  I saw an ad in our local newspaper for a book-signing that Elizabeth would be doing at one of the natural foods stores in my area.   A gluten-free cookbook, “Easy Gluten-Free Baking”.  She was even bringing samples of gluten-free baked goods!  Well, of course I went and I became a huge fan.   That Thanksgiving, I made “Rosie’s Perfect Pumpkin Bread” and have been making it ever since.

Elizabeth is the founder of and is an alumna of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and of Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI.  Elizabeth was born with severe food allergies.  She knows what it’s like to go to a party and not be able to eat anything.  She also knows how to make gluten-free foods that are every bit as good, maybe even better, than “regular” foods.

“Easy Gluten-Free Baking” has so many wonderful recipes in it that I really don’t know where to start!  There are recipes for breakfast foods,  delicious muffins and quick breads and easy-to-make yeast breads, not to mention all of the glorious desserts!

Some of the great recipes in this book are:

  • Pumpkin Pancakes
  • Cinnamon Coffee Cake
  • Apple Cider Muffins
  • Blue Ribbon Banana Bread
  • Easy Sandwich Bread
  • Thin-Crust Pizza
  • Thick-Crust Pizza
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • New York Black and White Cookies
  • Roll-Out Sugar Cookies
  • Eggnog Cookies
  • No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls
  • Cheesecake Brownies
  • Mile-High Chocolate Birthday Cake
  • Brown Sugar Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Chocolate Pie with Pretzel Crust
  • and that’s just a FEW!!!

The last chapter in the book, called “Tastes Like”,  is dedicated to recipes for goodies that you may really miss after going gluten-free.  In this chapter, there are recipes for gluten-free Oreos, Twinkies, Devil Dogs, Thin Mint Girl Scout-Style Cookies and more!

This week, I had a lot of ripe bananas around so I decided to make Elizabeth’s Blue Ribbon Banana Bread.  So yummy!




“Easy Gluten-Free Baking” is available at

I am also very pleased that Elizabeth has offered a FREE copy of “Easy Gluten-Free Baking” for one very, very lucky giveaway winner!

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.


You may garner additional entries by:

  1. “Liking” on Facebook
  2.  Signing up for Elizabeth’s FREE Newsletter on
  3. Following @ElizBarbone on Twitter.


This giveaway will run from today (Friday, October 5, 2012) until Thursday, October 11, 2012.

The winner will be notified via email.


Best of luck to all!


71 Responses to “Review and Giveaway! “Easy Gluten-Free Baking” by Elizabeth Barbone”

  1. I love baking and this book looks wonderful!

  2. Liked on facebook too!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I love to bake. This book sound wonderful.

  5. thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I have recently learned that I am gluten intolorant…this would be great.

  6. I “liked” Elizabeth Barbone on Facebook

  7. I signed up for E Barbone’s newsletter

  8. I am following E Barbone on Twitter

  9. I would love to win this. My 3 yo son was just diagnosed with celiac, so I am in the beginning learning stages of how to cook this way!

  10. I “liked” on fb!

  11. I signed up for the glutenfreebaking newsletter!

  12. thanks for this giveaway

  13. liked on fb

  14. Sounds like a great time in the kitchen… so many peeps are having to adapt to this lifestyle, but it certainly fits into the cleaner eating life style too!

  15. Love to win this! I follow Elizabeth on Twitter & on Facebook!

  16. I would love to have this cookbook. It sounds great!

  17. I liked GlutenFreeBaking and left a comment on facebook.

  18. I signed up for the GFBaking newsletter. I’m sure my family will benefit!

  19. I am following ElizBarbone on twitter.

  20. Would love to win this recipebook. The treats look amazing!