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Review and Giveaway! Lucy’s Cookies

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 by Lisa

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 8am PST.  This giveaway is now OVER.  Sorry for the delay in picking the winner!  It’s been a busy, busy week!  The winner has been randomly chosen and contacted via email.  Congratulations Amber!

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!

Have food allergies?  Love cookies?  No problem!

Lucy’s Cookies are not only delicious,  they are free of  peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs and gluten!

First, I want to tell you a little bit about Lucy’s.

When Dr. Lucy Gibney discovered her child had severe food allergies, she got down to some serious medical research—in the kitchen. What began as a mother’s tasty recipe for her child has today developed into a delicious alternative for people with or without special dietary considerations.

As an M.D. and mother of a child with severe food allergies, Dr. Lucy Gibney brings understanding and a first-hand knowledge of the importance of strict quality standards and how to achieve them. With clear ingredient and allergen information on our packaging and careful selection of all raw materials, we employ the very best methods for quality control.

Lucy’s cookies are made in a dedicated bakery where we use the best available testing methods to exclude specific allergens: gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts.

Lucy’s Cookies are also Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO and have Zero Grams Trans Fat and Zero mg Cholesterol!

When I received my sample cookies, I couldn’t wait to open them up and try them!  Along with Lucy’s Brownie Cakes and Snack ‘n Go Packs, I also received as sample of their NEW Holiday Cookies, Chocolate Merry Mint and Holiday Sugars!

I loved all of these products!

  •  The Brownie Cakes are really Lucy’s cookies are very chocolaty and chewy.  They come in little packages of two brownie cakes.  Really handy for lunch boxes!
  • The Snack ‘n Go Packs contain individual packages of of three cookies,  Maple Bliss, Chocolate Chip and Chocolate flavors. All of the cookies are sweet and crunchy.  My favorite here is the Maple Bliss.  I really like the delicate maple flavor!
  • The Holiday Cookies are perfect for a snack with hot cocoa or eggnog!  I will definitely be purchasing some of these to keep in the pantry for those cold, snowy nights around the fireplace!  Santa may even like these left out on his cookie plate!

Lucy’s Cookies can be purchased at many retail stores.  You can find a store in your area HERE.  You can also shop online for Lucy’s Cookies  HERE.

I am excited to be able to offer a Free Sample of Lucy’s Cookies, just like the one I received, to one lucky reader!!!

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Lucy’s on Facebook.
  2. Following   Lucy Gibney  on Twitter.
  3. Going to Lucy’s website and signing up for her email updates!



This giveaway will run from today (Thursday, November 8, 2012) until  Tuesday, November 13, 2012  at 5pm Pacific Time.


The winner will be notified via email.


Best of luck!!!



Review and Giveaway! The Allergen Friendly Gingerbread House Kit from A & J Bakery

Monday, October 15th, 2012 by Lisa

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5pm PST.  This giveaway is now OVER.  Thank you for all of your comments!   The winner has been randomly chosen and notified via email.  Congratulations Rachel!  Enjoy your gingerbread house!!!

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!

Can you believe it’s October 15th already?  Christmas is about 10 weeks away.  Yikes!  It will be here before we know it!

Every year my daughter and I build and decorate a gingerbread house.  In the past, we have used the kits I find at either the grocery store or craft store.  They are fun to build, but I am unable to “sample” any of the candy or eat any of the gingerbread because the house kits are not gluten-free.

This year, things will be different!  Joe, from A & J Bakery, was sweet enough to send me one of their Allergen Friendly Gingerbread House Kits to review!  I actually squealed when I opened the box.

Sorry about the glare in the photo above, I didn’t want to take the house out of the plastic until it’s time to put it together.  😉

The kit comes with:

  • 6 Gingerbread House Pieces (four sides, 2 roof sections)
  • A Display Board (the gold, shiny piece under the gingerbread)
  • 5 Individual Packages of Allergen Friendly Candy  (Whee!)
  • A Variety of Non-edible Figures to Decorate the House (There’s a Santa, a few reindeer, a snowman, several trees)

The kit includes instructions on how to make two kinds of icing:  Royal Icing, which contains eggs and Allergen Friendly House Icing, which is made with just powdered sugar and water.  There are step by step instructions for assembling the house.

The Allergen Friendly Gingerbread House Kit is Nut, Gluten, Egg, Dairy, Wheat, Sesame, Soy and Tree Nut Free!!!  You don’t have to worry about cross-contamination because A & J Bakery is  100% peanut and tree nut free and is a dedicated gluten-free, wheat-free and nut-free baking facility. They are aware of the importance of a dedicated gluten free facility because they understand the level of difficulty with food allergies.  Music to my ears!!!



You can purchase The Allergen Friendly Gingerbread House Kit ($32.95) on the A & J Bakery Website.  They have a lot of other amazing-looking products as well!  The Gingerbread House Kits go fast, so I suggest if you want one or more you order SOON!


I am so excited to be able to giveaway one Allergen Friendly Gingerbread House Kit to one extremely lucky winner!

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.  HO! HO! HO!

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. “Liking” A&J Bakery on Facebook.
  2. Following @ajbakery1 on Twitter.


*Please note that the Gingerbread House Kit will not ship until mid November.

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, October 15, 2012) until Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Time.


The winner will be notified via email!

Best of luck to all of you!