**Update** This contest is now closed. Thank you to all of those that participated. Please scroll to the down for the winner.**
I am guessing we are alike, you and I.
Try to feed my family healthy, nutritious foods, most of the time. Sure you do, too.
Try to make most of my meals at home with natural ingredients. Sure you do, too.
Try to keep within a budget. Sure you do, too.
But, sometimes… it all goes out the window.
Sometimes, we just need something fast, convenient, and preferably with a bit of sweetness, if you know what I mean.
For example, the holiday luncheon party at the Little Man’s school, right before Christmas break. It was potluck. And, normally, I would make one of my muffin recipes made with almond flour. But a child joined his class that has a nut allergy.
Well, muffins were out. I started racking my brain and scouring the internet trying to find a nut-free, gluten-free, dessert recipe for the kiddos. Then, I remembered. Not too long ago, I got a few products from Augason Farms to try out. (They were sent to me by Augason to try. I did not pay for them. Disclaimer done.) And, one of those lovely packages contained a chocolate cake mix. Chocolate cake mix can make awfully nice chocolate cupcakes, you know what I mean. And, since it was the holidays, it saved me a lot of time. I didn’t have to search for and try out a new recipe, hoping it would work. Chocolate cupcakes always work. In fact, as we were walking into the luncheon, one of the Little Man’s friends wouldn’t get out of his parents car. I mentioned I had chocolate cupcakes, and he couldn’t get out fast enough.
The chocolate cupcakes were perfect. Nice and moist. Tasted like their gluten-full counterparts, which is what most people want.
There is another time when fast, convenient, and sweetness is preferable. Teenagers! While my child is not quite two and a half, he has a couple of uncles and an aunt who are prime teen age. Thirteen, sixteen, and sixteen. These are the Big Man’s younger siblings, and when we go visit, I bribe my way into their hearts with sweets.
OK, they have known me most of their lives (The Big Man and I have been together 11 years, now.), and they love me just because I’m me. But I like making stuff for them to try. And they greatly appreciate it.
So, when I brought the Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix and the Blueberry Muffin Mix to try on one visit, they didn’t turn away. I think the conversation went like this…
“Do you want to help me try these mixes to see if they are any good?”
“Uh, sure.” Scarf, scarf, gobble, gulp, gulp.
“Yep. They are pretty good.”
Plate hoovered clean.
So, I guess that is a ringing endorsement for Augason Farms Gluten-Free mixes. From toddlers to teenagers. All are satisfied.
I also like the fact that they are GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) Certified. Seeing that seal always makes me feel a bit safer. Another interesting fact is that Augason Farms products last. They are made to be stored a long time, but still taste good. They specialize in disaster preparedness. Most mixes come in 2 lb. bags. Something like that might come in handy if you live where you are being warned all of the time to keep an emergency preparedness kit with non-perishable food, and you need it to be gluten-free. Somewhere in earthquake territory.
Somewhere near San Francisco.
Somewhere like my backyard.
So, you must be saying to yourself, “That’s fine and dandy, but how do I get these mixes?”
Well, you have two choices.
1. You can order online at the Augason Farms website. (They are not too expensive compared to other gluten-free products. Prices ranged from $4.50 – $6.00 for 2 – 2.5 pound bags. Those are big bags. And shipping is only $4.99 if your order is under $50.00)
2. Or, you can leave a comment below telling about your emergency preparedness plan… Just kidding. My plan is to… hope I won’t get caught in an earthquake. Good plan, huh?
But, I do have two bags of mixes to give away to one of you beautiful people. The Blueberry Muffin mix and the Buttermilk Pancake mix. Just leave a comment below telling me a wonderful gluten-free dish that you made over the holidays. I know you have one and want to brag about it. Or even one that someone else made that you tried. Or, heck, you could make one up. How would I know?
I would love for one of you to try these mixes and let me know what you think.
Sorry, I didn’t have any chocolate ones left. Those got hoovered eaten in a calm and sophisticated fashion.
There are bonus entries, if you so choose.
~Post about this giveaway on your blog and/or share it on Facebook. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.
~Tweet about this giveaway using @GlugleGFree and @augasonfarms. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.
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Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!™
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PPS – **Update** This contest is now closed. Thank you to all of those that participated. The winner is Melissa Greenwood. (Chosen by using random.org. I did not count my comments in the numbering.) Congratulations, Melissa! I will be emailing you shortly for your address so you can receive you Augason Farms products.**
The giveaway for the Augason Farms Blueberry Muffin mix and Buttermilk Pancake mix ends January 16th, at midnight, PST. I will email the winner, and you will have 48 hours to get back to me. After which, if I have not heard back from you, another winner will be drawn.