Thursday, June 20, 2013

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Baking Products

Happy first day of summer everyone!  I can't believe summer is finally here.  We made it through our first year of kindergarten.  And we are ready to start having fun in the sun.  These last several months have been full of challenges for me with learning the ropes of having a child in elementary school, to managing my food allergies.

Back in October I was diagnose with having wheat, yeast, and pea food allergies.  It has been such a challenge and has been a complete life style change to accommodate my allergies.  While I have been feeling better, I have been so sad that many of the foods I have loved I can't have anymore.

I was recently approached by MyBlogSpark and Betty Crocker to participate in a program about Betty Crocker's new gluten free dessert mixes.  They currently have cake, brownie and cookie mixes.  They were kind to send me a rolling pin and cake pan for participating in the blogging program. "The information and prize pack were provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark."

I went out and purchased the Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix.  I have to admit I was anxious to try them because since being diagnose with my wheat allergy, I have not had any cookies since October.  I was happy to see that the box only needed to have butter, gluten free vanilla, and an egg to add to it.  It easily mixed up in my Kitchen Aide mixer.  I felt like I was able to make a fair number of cookies. I used my medium sized Pampered Chef cookie scoop. 

As the cookies baked, they smelled wonderful.  My mouth was watering in anticipation. Once they cooled and I took my first bite, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.  I am so excited to have found something that I can have and it doesn't taste like a lousy substitution. I don't feel like I'm having to settle.  I have since gone back and bought two more boxes of the cookie mix. I plan on sharing them with my friends who are gluten free.  And I have to admit that I had to hide "my" cookies from my kids because they wanted them.  LOL

So if you have any friends or family who are looking for great tasting gluten free desserts, check out Betty Crocker's desserts. I purchased mine at Wal Mart and Kroger.

Here is Betty's website if you want to check them out. Betty Crocker Gluten Free Website