Thursday, June 12, 2008

Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger - Event #4 Roundup

Back in February, Sea at Book of Yum had a great idea to establish a monthly Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger event. The rules are simple - "adopt" a GF blogger, make one of their recipes (sticking as close to the original recipe as possible, and then blog about the recipe and your adopted blogger. I have had a lot of fun participating in these events, and had even more fun acting as your humble host for Adopt a GF blogger Event #4, which concluded on June 9.

Without further ado, here is the roundup of all the great "adoptions!"

Rachel of The Crispy Cook (formerly Wheat Free, Meat Free)! Turns out she has a thing for Polish Catholic men. She made my GFCF version of Barefoot Contessa's Brownie Tart. She also had some very kind words to say about me, which I really appreciate. Thanks Rachel, you are too kind!

I took advantage of hosting to finally adopt someone I'd been wanting to, the Ginger Lemon Girl. As I noted in my post, Carrie is just such a positive person and always cheerful and helpful. She's also not afraid to talk about when things don't go right. With the help of my executive sous chef Nicholas, we made Carrie's Rich, Chocolate, Cream Cheese Brownies. Just like powdermilk biscuits, "heavens they're tasty!"

Sea at Book of Yum adopted Naomi at one of the coolest blog names I know, Straight into Bed Cakefree and Dried. Sea had a really hard time deciding which of Naomi's recipes to use , but in the end decided on her Sweet Potato Pita Bread. Please check the comments of Sea's post for a great discussion with Naomi about the use of yeast in this recipe!

Karen over at Gluten Free Sox Fan, decided this month to adopt Kate over at Gluten Free Gobsmacked. Instead of the croissants she originally intended to make, she chose to make Kate's Mock Lavish Bread. Karen notes how the bread is easy to make and so very tasty. It's also versatile - Karen used it for lunch, dinner, and even to make a breakfast burrito!

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness adopted Sheltie Girl at Gluten a Go Go. Cheryl made Natalie's Coconut Carob Truffles, and, in the spirit of the Daring Baker's Challenge in which she and Natalie participate, took the original recipe and made four different flavors. As Cheryl notes, "they all disappeared quickly."

Terri at Faking it Gluten Free Style adopted Karen at Gluten Free Sox Fan this month, and made her pizza recipe ( One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make a lot of pizza crusts at one time, and then top and freeze the ones you don't use right away.

Finally, Carrie, the Ginger Lemon Girl, adopted Karen at Only Sometimes Clever. Carrie made Karen's "Oatmeal" Breakfast Cookies and, while she promised to post a picture to her post next time she makes them, you can tell just from her writing how good they were.

I really had a lot of fun hosting this event. I discovered some great new recipes, and made some new blogging friends along the way! The next event runs from June 23 to July 7 and will be hosted by Sea at Book of Yum, and I would encourage you all to participate! You can find out more information at the Official Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger Webpage. If you would like to host this event in the future, please contact Sea and let her know.

Thanks for reading!!!


Rachel @ Old Saratoga Books said...

Awesome job hosting this round of the Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger event. And now to make Gluten Free Sox's pizza recipe....


Genevieve Hinson said...

This makes me sooo hungry.Looks so yummy!

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