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DIY Christmas Gift Round Up

This year I’m having a DIY Christmas.  Not that Christmas is actually my holiday, as I’m Jewish.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t give all my friends lovely homemade Christmas gifts.  And give all of you guys fun ideas for Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones.

Here’s a bunch of neat things that you can make for your friends and family this year.

And here are some ideas for gluten free candy you might want to make for this holiday (the candy is also a wonderful gift).

So, there you have it!  A bunch of great DIY (homemade) Christmas gift ideas and recipes.  You may notice the cute little plaid tin in the photo above which contains my Christmas Chocolate Bark.  I purchase loads of tins in various shapes, sizes and colors at thrift stores during the year, and thoroughly clean them out, using them to hold toys, sewing items and other sundries around the house.  They also make nice containers for Christmas gifts as you can see above.

I hope everyone has been enjoying all the giveaways recently. I’d like to continue the gift giving this holiday season with a massive giveaway from the lovely Courtney over at Benefit Your Life. Courtney is an incredible person, amazing business woman and has generously donated the following ingredients to help create a great starter kit for making recipes from Elana’s Pantry:

• (1) 6lb bag of Organic Blanched Almond Flour
• (2) 8oz bags of Dagoba Chocodrops
• (1) bottle of Grapeseed Oil from Napa Valley Naturals
• (1) bottle of Vanilla Extract from Flavorganics
• (1) bottle of Agave Nectar from Volcanic Nectar

To be entered just leave a comment below. This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere and I will pick the winner at random. The contest will end on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 at 6pm.

Update: this giveaway is now over and the winner was Hallie!

The winner of last weeks giveaway for an Elana’s Pantry Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix gift jar and a copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook is Susan. Congratulations!

Have a wonderful, healthy and happy holiday and please know how grateful I am to have all of you in my life!

posted on December 13, 2010, 358 comments

  1. Natalie

    Wow, the lip balm & foot balm looks amazing. Definitely going to give that a go. Great gift ideas Elana. Hope you’re having a great festive season :)

  2. Wow! That’s quite the giveaway! Thanks for all these great ideas for Christmas presents, Elana! I love ‘em! :) You’re great.

  3. Cindy W.

    Thank you for all the wonderful recipes, Elana!

  4. Lisa

    Your recipes, healthy info tips, and encouraging dialogues have truly blessed me, and changed my life. I work in a Wellness clinic, and have shared your website with many of my patients who suffer with chronic disease, and need to change food sources. Thank you, for all your help!

  5. Heather M

    My family and I enjoy all of your recipes!! And giving them as gifts is a wonderful idea!! I look forward to many more recipes from you!! Thanks Elana!! Happy holidays!!

  6. Sally Roche

    Dear Elena,
    I love your recipes. I have your book and have purchased and given away 2 others. Thank you for your creations. They give me a way to givemy family awesome treats without the guilt!!! Sally

  7. allie

    Wow, what a generous giveaway! I would love this starter kit as I’m hosting my first GFCF Christmas!

    Thanks for sharing the recipes!

  8. j

    The Great Starter Kit is a great idea! Nice sizes too!

  9. Chris & Kate @ JustLikeNone.com

    Thank you for the ideas! I was just looking at jar gifts, and we love to have gluten-free ideas.

  10. Susan Smith

    OOOH! I’d love to win that bundle of baking goodies!
    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  11. Kathleen Ayers

    These are great ideas! I can’t wait to try the raw chocolate fudge. I used to live in California, and miss Napa Valley Naturals products and Dagoba chocolate.

  12. Kelly

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I really want to try the Christmas chocolate bark!

  13. chani

    Just look forward to your recipes, they are all so wonderful and delicious.

  14. Jennifer

    thank you for all the great ideas, the chocolate bark is amazing looking and I can’t wait to try to make the peppermint patties

  15. Kristen M

    I’ve been bookmarking these gift ideas. I definitely want to make the foot balm though it probably won’t happen until after the holidays!

  16. Janet

    Love the idea of DYI gifts. Especially helpful when you have someone who’s hard to buy for.

  17. Carrie

    What a wonderful giveaway and great ideas for holiday gift giving.

  18. Rose Hegele

    I have a daughter who has Crohns and this has helped me learn to cook for her and find that I am enjoying it immensely.
    Thank you,

  19. Your DIY gift ideas are great, Elana…especially the edible ones! Making gifts is always such fun and so more satisfying than giving something from a store, I think.

  20. Rebecca

    Thanks for the great gift ideas..I think that I will give the chocolate chip cookie jars to some family members so that when my daughter comes to visit they can make her some gluten free treats!

  21. Karen

    Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. I will start my Christmas baking this week and your site is one of my “go-to’s” for recipes. Happy holidays!

  22. Suzette

    I look forward to all of your new posts and recipes for amazing gluten free, healthy and delicious recipe ideas! They have all been outstanding and have opened our life to exciting flavors. Thank you!

  23. Susan

    That would be a great starter kit because it is sometimes hard gathering all the starting ingredients. I have been making my own blanched almond flour but would like to try some already make flour!

  24. Julie

    Love these DIY ideas! And I would love to win that awesome-looking giveaway. I haven’t cooked anything with almond flour yet, but that is on my own Christmas list this year!

  25. Rose Hegele

    My daughter has Crohns and your website has helped me learn to cook for her and I am enjoying the change for myself immensely. Thank you.
    Rose Hegele

  26. Kathie

    Thank you for all the great recipes. I’m learning so much from your website!

  27. Maribeth

    Thanks so much for all the inspiration. I check out your site at least 2-3 times a week. I feel so much better since I’ve eliminated gluten from my diet and I’m slowly trying to transition my family. Your recipes really help because they are soooo yummy!
    Thanks again,

  28. Ann

    What a kind and generous gift that you are giving. This would be a wonderful way to start 2011 with all of these essential ingredients. I love to keep my eye on your website and look for cooking inspiration from you. Thank you!


  29. Alyssa C.

    Great ideas for homemade gifts! I’d love to win one of your giveaways…maybe this will be the one!

  30. ~M

    Thanks for the roundup and giveaway!

  31. Becki

    What great gift ideas. Love the tins. Thanks!

  32. Athena

    The Christmas ideas are lovely….we have been making a lot of handmade/baked goodies for our loved ones this holiday season. Thank you for such creative ideas!

  33. Just recently diasgonsed with celiac. I am 33 and have three young kids. This has been a very hard pill to swallow. I received your cookbook this weekend and can’t wait to try it out. I’m just so desperate for “normal” food.

  34. Patrick Nugent

    hi Elana,

    Love your recipes. I’m a diabetic and not gluten sensitive. Your recipes are great for both problems. Keep up the GREAT recipes. Thank you.

  35. Rebecca

    I would love to win the baking supplies! They would definately be put to good use! I often use your cookbook as it contains some of my favorite recipes.

  36. Patrick

    Was just looking for recipes for some gifts to make for my family… thanks for putting together this list! Can’t wait to try the truffles!

  37. Susan Goodier @ na

    Your book has put joy back in eating for my daughter. The recipes are easy to prepare, healthy, and delicious. Advice in the book regarding ingredients makes it easy to be successful in creating the wonderful recipes.

  38. Stacy

    Thanks for all the DIY ideas!!

  39. Sheryl

    Wow! Great giveaway of many items I have never tried! Thanks!

  40. Joyce

    Thanks for the gift ideas. Such great recipes. I would love to win that starter kit!!!

  41. Claudia

    Wow, that’s quite a giveaway! And I love those ideas for homemade gifts. This year, I’ll make my celiac-troubled dad a large batch of your Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies. I hope they’ll survive the trip though, because my gluten-sensitive husband is crazy about them as well!

  42. Mary

    Hi Elena, you are amazing, I have been making dishes and desserts from your website, and my family loves them!!!! We recently, decided we have to be eating healthier and with your recipes it has made it so easy for me to achieve and succeed in our mission. Thank you my family is definitely healthier for it.

  43. Heather

    I’m in for sure. Thanks.

  44. Thanks for sharing great recipes! Just getting started with almond flour and such. My son and I both are gluten sensitive and feel much better when we avoid it, so I’m grateful to find some tested and true recipes. Would LOVE to win the giveaway! Thanks for your and Courtney’s generosity.

  45. Great giveaway!
    Tried your pumpkin ice cream and the muffins too a few weeks ago–they were yum!!! Thanks!

  46. Linda North

    Hey, it would be fun to be a winner this Christmas season.

  47. wow fantastic roundup! I’ve just done a gluten free goodies roundup that’ll be going up tomorrow- so many wonderful ideas out there :)

  48. Arthi

    Wow. Thats quite a give away. Thank you Courtney and Elana.

  49. Barbara

    This is my week to make the gifts. I didn’t intend to wait until the last minute. Thank you for the ideas.

  50. Suzanne Lewis

    Love these ideas! Thanks Elana

  51. sas

    oh, I love the idea of a DIY Christmas. Those candied nuts caught my eye! Thanks, Elana!

  52. Janice Cook

    I can’t wait to make several of the chocolate chip cookie kits and the foot balm. I’ve made several of your recipes and I love them. The pumpkin muffins were especially delicious! Thanks for the ideas!

  53. Lorri

    Love your gift ideas! My favorite hostess gifts are home made goodies, thanks for your recipe ideas.

  54. I’ve been thinking lately how blessed I am to have you, your website, and your cookbook in my life! Thank you for the time you take, along with everything else involved, to create these recipes! They’ve been a real life-saver for me!

  55. Jordan

    Oh, such fun ideas. I never tought about making my own foot or lip balms before. Hmmmmm.

  56. Marcia

    Love your daily web site. Thanks for mega-ideas!

  57. Donna

    Thanks for the lip balm and foot cream recipes. I will be busy in the kitchen this week whipping up Christmas gifts.

  58. Concetta27

    Thanks Courtney for being so generous. A great starter for a new gluten free baker.

  59. Gail

    What great gift ideas and one great giveaway after another!

    I think I can speak for everyone and say thank you, Elana, for this wonderful website of yours.

  60. Christiana

    A woman after my own heart! You are a treasure Elana and a blessing to all those who need advice and inspiration to tackle a gluten free life. It has certainly made mine easier, and I thank you most sincerely and wish you ‘Happy Holidays!’

  61. Kate

    thanks for the opportunity!

  62. Pam Crow

    Thanks so much for all your gift ideas. I will definitely try some of them.

  63. Connie Baker

    Thank you so much for your recipes and helpful information. My son owns Gluten Free Country Store here in Az. and when I found your recipe book I was so happy. We have Honeyville Farms near us and brought it into our store. It’s so exciting to help all those people that need to eat the way we know will make them well. Thank you again

  64. Diane

    Taking the time to make gifts for those we care about is giving love in gift wrap!

  65. Melissa

    Wonderful gift ideas, Elana! Homemade gifts always mean so much- especially when they are healthy and natural!

  66. Hi Elana
    Thanks for the DIY X’mas Round-Up!
    I have my eye on the Christmas Chocolate Bark and Candied Pecans for a friend’s Christmas party :)
    Happy Holidays!

  67. Alison Thornton

    I am so grateful for all of the recipes I have found on this wonderful glutenfree site and that I have baked this year for the combined joy of family and friends.
    Kindest Regards,
    Happy Solistice,

  68. Karen Varinecz

    You are the gluten-free guru! Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes.

  69. Cheryl

    I am amazed daily by the generosity of bloggers and the sharing that takes place. I am not gluten sensitive but have been a fan of your site for years. Every recipe I have tried has worked and turned out as expected and they are now part of my tried and true recipe collection (especially your Candy Bars!). Happy Holidays!

  70. Melissa

    Thanks for sharing these recipes with us. I made the chocolate chip cookies yesterday, from the recipe, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, (a gift to myself) and they were so simple and delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us and all of your hard work. Hope to win the prizes above, that would make my Christmas!

  71. Beverly Oommen

    Hi Elana, we (my husband Tony and I) just got home from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center this past Saturday with our son, Benjamin. He’s been having hard to control seizures for the past seven years. The reason I tell you this is because seven years ago when Ben became disabled (viral encephalitis) I knee I needed yo make some quick changes to my diet in order to keep up with all the demands of a disabled

  72. marsha

    I love trying your new recipes that fit my diabetic lifestyle. Thanks, you and Courtney are so very generous.

  73. Erica

    Great ideas! I think I’m going to make the Christmas chocolate bark as a hostess gift.

  74. Janice

    I love the giveaways! Keep them coming. =) And I am looking up the supplies right now to try the DIY lip balm. Thanks for the recipe!!

  75. Meg

    Going to have to try the bark recipe, so pretty too with the green pistachios and red cranberries. I might try with dried cherries instead though…


    Thanks for all your hard work in making these yummy recipes. I love all your recipes and they have not failed me once. I’m even getting my non-gluten free friends begging for these recipes (especially the chocolate chip scones). These DIY gifts are outstanding and I sure will be giving these this year.

  77. Brooke Kager

    Love Love Love your recipes and gift ideals! Your recipes truly have changed the way my family and I eat! Off to make the candied pecans…thanks!!

  78. lea goodwin

    All the gift ideas are great, Thanks

  79. eryn harding

    Such a great idea! These recipes sound scrumpsious! I am deffinately trying them out! Thanks Elana

  80. Cathryn

    Tried the foot balm and lip balm—-incredible! I loved them and am giving them to several friends for the holiday!! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

  81. Paige

    ooh i’d love that bag of almond flour! bought a whole bunch of BRM and it’s just too coarse :(

  82. Johanna Burton @ rawkansas.blogspot.com

    I would love to win the starter kit as I am a beginning GF baker. I went to a holiday pot-luck that our local Celiac Association held and was amazed by all the delicious GF baked goods. I collected a bunch of recipes and can’t wait to start making some of them.

  83. Leah

    I’ve really enjoyed learning to bake gf and the health benefits I’ve seen in my family.

  84. MaryK

    Wow…that is an amazing package of ingredients. Thanks Elana and Courtney.

  85. Melisa

    I have so enjoyed reading your website for alternatives to wheat recipes. Would love to get “started” with this starter pack!!!

  86. Norma Brannan @ Yahoo

    I am so glad I found your site. You have the best ideas. I really want to try the chocolate bark. I will use crushed nut though. I have one person that has Celiac and has no teeth.
    Have a great day.

  87. Jaan

    My son turns 10 years old soon. So having this ‘gift bag’ would really make his birthday EXTRA Special. Serving healthier treats would make not only me happy but all the mother’s that worry abt all the ‘junk food’ that kids eat these days.

  88. Arielle

    Homemade beauty products and candies are my favourite gifts to give. Lovely round-up :)

  89. Marjorie Hill

    I have made many recipes in Elana’s book. I just ordered for the first time a 25 pound bag of almond flour. I make the tarts/pie crusts all the time, for vegetable quiche or the chicken pot pie. They are always a hit with everyone I have served it to.

  90. Julie

    Thanks for the great recipes and inspiration! I’m loving your cookbook and website. What a great give-away!

  91. Seana

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I’ve been struggling with what to do for Christmas presents for extended family and friends. These are wonderful ideas.

  92. Elyse Early

    Thank you for these great ideas! Your recipes have been my DIY Christmas gifts for a couple of years now, but I love the new suggestions!

  93. Jeanie

    Such fabulous ideas. Thank you, Elana!

  94. Elizabeth

    The chocolate drops look great!

  95. Marsha A.

    What wonderful gift ideas. thank you.

  96. Golden

    I have a weakness for Dagoba chocodrops.

  97. April L.

    What an awesome giveaway! Well-timed since I just got your book from the library. :)

  98. Lisa

    Thanks for all the great gift ideas – can’t wait to try them all!

  99. Loving all the gift ideas! I wish I were going home so I still had time to make all these for everyone back there! And what a grand giveaway! I will definitely be jealous of the lovely person who gets that!

  100. Charlotte Sanchez

    My girls and I can’t wait to get started on the chocolate chip cookie mix. Thank you for all of the great ideas.

  101. Amy

    What a wealth of options. And there’s still time to make some of them for christmas! Thanks Elana!

  102. Lauri

    Thank you for the fabulous ideas!

  103. Kitty

    Thanks for sharing your Christmas goodie gift ideas. I can’t wait to try them out on my family! Easy and yummy – what could be better?

  104. Sabrina

    Brilliant gift ideas! I’m also thinking I’ll try the peppermint patties as a gift to myself. These look as simple as possible!

  105. Fingers crossed that I win! It has been super difficult trying to locate blanched almond flour where I’m from… sigh…


  106. Jackie Marchetti

    Wow, I would love to make some goodies with your giveaway.
    Thank you!!


  107. Abby H.

    Thanks for all the great ideas…and the giveaway looks awesome!

  108. Karen

    Thanks for such a great giveaway Elana! Will be making these DIY’s with my daughter for Christmas gifts…

  109. Carolyn

    I have been diagnosed with Celiacs for a year now and am still having trouble adjusting. This past year has been extremely busy and I look forward to 2011 in hopes that it will be much kinder to me and I will have time to bake with the almond flour you recommend. I have tried one gluten free flour with a garbonzo bean base and I do not like it so I am hoping to have more luck with the almond flour. I do enjoy making scratch receipes of all types. Thanks so much for your site and the details you provide.

  110. Wow! Elana, your recipes have opened up a whole new world to me and my family since discovering several of us are gluten, dairy and corn intolerant. We were so lost until we found you. Thank you for all that you do.

  111. Amanda

    Thank you for all the wonderful DIY ideas. I think those presents are more personal and mean so much more than just purchasing gift certificates. I really appreciate all you do for us. With your amazing recipes you give the gift of incredible foods that provide us with a healthy, happy body…and obviously that is priceless.

  112. Susan Clark

    We do DIY Christmas every year. Granola, home made cookies, chocolate bark and many other things..Yummy!~

  113. Heather Reseck @ vegetarianadvantage.com

    Gifts from the kitchen are the best! So many yummy-looking recipes which makes it hard to choose which one to make first! Thanks for the inspiration.

  114. Wow, what a generous give away and your goodies look so yum.

  115. Amy

    All of it looks amazing! What a great way to share with loved ones this Christmas!!!

  116. Wow Elana…this is all so so amazing! Thank you SO much for sharing with us! It feels much better giving family and friends gifts that will keep them healthy and that don´t break the bank! Thanks again! You are an inspiration! :)

  117. Nikki

    I’ve really enjoyed your site. Thank you for all the great d.i.y. gift ideas.

  118. Lisa Torres

    Oooo…Yum…..thanks for more ideas…
    cant wait to try the lip balm…

  119. Kyle

    Love the site. Thanks for these great ideas.

  120. Mary Rondeau @ wholeness.com

    These are great ideas and I will be making lots of xmas gifts this year! Thanks

  121. Christine

    Thanks for the great ideas. I’m looking forward to trying the truffles recipes- they look fabulous!

  122. Angela Eck

    These gift ideas are wonderful! I plan on using at least a couple of these ideas myself. Thanks again for all of the wonderful ideas on your blog, as well as a chance to win some goodies.

  123. Katie

    Wow Elana, what a nice giveaway! Your DIY ideas are beautiful too. Thanks!

  124. Mia

    Thanks for all the gifting ideas!

  125. Mary

    What lovely gifts!

    Here’s hoping I win a very merry holiday season!

  126. Jenn Strilchuk

    Wow, you have great diy gift ideas! I would love to win the starter pack! It would truly “Benefit my Life!” :)

  127. Your food recipes are amazing – even my kids who can eat gluten love them! Can’t wait to try the lip balm next.

  128. Thanks for the ideas! I’m doing almost all DIY Christmas gifts.

    It’s mostly because shopping this time of year makes me angry – it’s frustrating from a practical point of view because the shopping areas and malls are so busy, but it also just reminds me of all the consumerism and greed and makes me sad. I’m much more comfortable spending that time at the co-op and grocery store buying ingredients, then cooking in the peace and quiet of my own home, then making one trip to the craft store to buy ribbons and glitter and whatnot for packaging. =]

  129. What a great giveaway! Thanks very much for your generosity!

  130. Cindy

    I love all the ingredients that are listed to win so any of them would be awesome –thanks Elana for making cooking fun and healthy again

  131. i am making lip balm too for holiday giveaways~
    thanks for the roundup.

  132. Faye Gannon

    I love your site and your recipes! Totally will make some of the recipes for Christmas gifts.

  133. Terry

    Love all your ideas…Happy Holidays

  134. cindy

    These ingredients are the best.

  135. Beth

    I’ll be making the chocolate chip cookies for two friends this weekend! Thank you for giving me great options for my gluten intolerant friends.

  136. Laura

    Can’t wait to start baking for the holidays.

  137. LOVE your recipes. We make many of them at our Bed & Breakfast. http://www.blueberrycoveinn.com

    Our guests love your cookies!

  138. Vanesza

    What a generous giveaway! This would be so sweet to win, thanks for the chance!!

  139. Lorri

    Hi Elana Love your website and all the work u do 4 those of us that can’t have gluten.

  140. Heather

    Great compilation of ideas. Lovin the giveaway package. Would force much cooking!

  141. Sarah D.

    Wow – thank you for all the ideas!

  142. mary-ellen breton

    oh my ! the chocolate orange truffles are on my to-do list tonight!!!

  143. Joanna Ellis


    Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate knowing that there are ways to stay healthy and still enjoy great food and your commitment to making that information available. You have been such an inspiration to those of us who have felt somehow no longer normal for not
    being able to eat certain foods, and have made it so much easier for me to talk about healthy and fun options to friends and clients!

  144. Barb

    Great ideas, great gift pack.

  145. Rebecca @ gfreetogo.com

    Wow! What awesome ideas for homemade holiday gifts. I think I am going to try my hand and some candy-making this year. Your recipes are delicious!

  146. Brenda

    Love all the gift suggestions. What a wonderful give-a-way. Would love to win.

  147. Karalie V. @ mydoterra.com/6510

    I love the ideas! I have a friend who I’ll be making the GF chocolate chip cookie mix for- her kids are gluten intolerant. The lip balm? Definitely going to try this one! Sounds divine!

  148. Denise

    I would love to win this! A little birdy told me that I am getting your cookbook for Christmukkah. :)

  149. Chris Mccormick

    I have only been gluten free for 6 months but I just found out that my teenage son has celiac. This website has been a godsend. the gluten free carrot cake recipe is delicious.


  150. Jeri Cole

    Your website is lovely. I was able to get your cookbook from the library and just received my first bag of Honeyville almond flour in the mail. Looking forward to all the treats I can make using it with your recipes.

  151. Wendy

    Thank you for the gift ideas! I have been making quite a few DIY gifts this year. I lost my job a couple of months ago, when the company I worked for closed, so funds are a little tight.

  152. How sweet of you to think of gifts for Christian high holy days! Very thoughtful (I’m not surprised).

  153. Awesome giveaway! I love your recipes. Even though I don’t eat gluten-free, your almond flour-based cookie recipes are my favorites…and everyone I make them for raves about them too! ;o)

  154. Emma

    Hi Elana,
    I am so burned out on the over sugared holiday season around here I can’t wait to go make a batch of almond meal cookies instead and have some healthy holiday cheer. Your site is an inspiration.


  155. KellyBelly

    I got started on my DIY gifts last Sat. while we were snowed in (18+ inches of snow!) Got the spiced nuts done and some chocolate covered almonds w/ sea salt. Will need to make more because they were very yummy and will want to eat more and more! Thanks

  156. I keep meaning to make some of your candied nuts! But those peppermint patties sound good too now.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I still haven’t bought any of your favored almond flour yet…

  157. Elena- I’m just learning about eating sugar-free…and a friend said your blog is where she finds her hit recipes! Thanks for the wealth of information! Happy Hanukkah!

  158. sam

    I’ve never given food as a Christmas gift before but I definitely will this year! Who doesn’t love a yummy holiday treat? Thanks, Elana!

  159. Evonne

    As the mother of 4 children with food allergies to grain I find myself visiting your blog daily (sometimes in the wee morning hours..ugh!) Thanks so much for all you do! You make 2am up with sick kids stints so much more productive:-)

  160. Lana

    Can’t wait to make the foot balm.
    Thank you Elana

  161. Tina Chalfant

    I’m sooooo excited to see the candy recipes for the holidays! I look forward to trying them!

  162. Judy

    Wow! What a nice assortment of gifts so generously given by Courtney at Benefit Your Life! Because of that, I just visited the Benefit Your Life website, and I was amazed to see the fabulous collection of gluten free products — and only $7.95 flat rate shipping, no matter the size of the order. From the About Us page, “Products in this store are Fair Trade, Natural, Organic, Recycled, Allergen-Free, Manufactured in small batches or produced from a small family-owned business.”

  163. Emily

    I love all of your healthy treasures! YUM

  164. Sarah

    That’s such a good idea for a giveaway. Usually for Christmas I give my grandma some kind of candy. I think this year I’m going to try to make her some homemade candies (and hopefully she won’t tell me, in her sweet grandma voice, that it kind of tastes like some-four-letter-word). I think I’ll try your chocolate covered cherry recipe–but I’m gonna have to work some booze in there somehow. She just turned 90 but she likes her holiday nip.

  165. robyn

    what an awesome giveaway! love all your wonderful posts!

  166. Tiffany

    I am SO thankful for all of your wonderful gift ideas and candy recipes. It is such a blessing to have these good ideas in one place!

  167. Kelly- 18 Hour Kitchen @ 18hourkitchen.blogspot.com

    I’m totally making some of your homemade gifts this year! Thanks!

  168. Kathy Kilbourne

    Oh what fun it would be to win this package from you. I just love Christmas and everything about it. It would be great to cook up all these wonderful recipes you send us to share with friends and family for Christmas!!! Thank you so much for all you do for us. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!! Kathy

  169. Jackye Ham

    Just bought your cookbook for myself for Christmas. It is wonderful! thanks so much for putting these great recipes together for us GFs!

  170. Jenna

    My favorite thing to do lately is come home and experiment with recipes from your blog or cookbook. Fun, and yumm.

  171. Sandra Wells @ Thebeehiveonline.com

    As truly appreciative as I am with regard to all gifts I am fortunate enough to receive there lies an extra special energy within gifts that are made by hand. I love to make something each year to give along with a purchased gift, and what marvelous ideas there are to be had here.

  172. Kyla

    Love the lip balm idea!! I can’t wait to make it!

  173. Natalie McAvoy

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I love DIY gifts – and yours are wonderful!! Can’t get enough of the chocolate chip cookies!!

  174. Jen

    I may just have to make those chocolate chili truffles!

  175. Kathleen

    Great ideas, Elana! Thank you!


  176. Sandy Razka

    your recipes are so practical and easy!

  177. Stephanie

    I’d love this kit! Wow!

    I’ve been incorporating your ingredients and recipes into my slightly more “traditional” ingredients lists, and loving it! Added almond flour into a batch of chocolate chip cookie bars to rave reviews this weekend. I think that gave me the push to make your agave-sweetened almond flour cookies without brown sugar, and see how it goes :)

  178. Darci Hawxhurst

    Thank you, Elana, we are so happy to have YOU in our lives! My daughter and I have been eating gluten free (or as I like to say, we only eat FOOD) for many years now and have pioneered quite a few tasty recipes of our own. But, your recipes are fabulous and we have gotten so many great ideas from you (nice having you perfect them for us too then all we have to do is follow the directions, saves a lot of time)! Your pictures are fabulous, commentaries charming, and we feel like we have a new friend in you. Like a soul mate of sorts! So very happy for you that your endeavors are successful and prosperous and that you are changing the way America eats! Well done! Keep it up!

  179. Courtney at Benefit Your Life sounds like a heck of a girl! That’s an awesome gift box she donated. I’m sure I could find a buhzillion ways to put it to good use. Thanks for the chance, and thanks for the great gift ideas. – NanaBread (Jeanne)

  180. Emily

    wow…the lip balm and truffle recipes sound amazing. thank you so much for all of the wonderful (and delicious) recipes!

  181. Kris

    I thoroughly enjoy your recipes. Thank you for the help as I navigate gluten free coking for 2 family memebers.

  182. Sharon

    Thanks for all of the great ideas for gifts! What a great giveaway! Happy holidays.

  183. OptoMum

    I love your DIY list. Christmas preparation has been interrupted for me and my family, who just lost our 96 year old dad. some homemade and safe goodies would be so wonderful just now! And homemade foot balm! I have to try that! Hope Hanukkah was happy. It is thoughtful and generous of you to “do” Christmas gifts for your other friends. Thanks Elana!

  184. This weekend I baked up a ton of cookies for gifts, I don’t have experience making lotion or lip balm – I really want to try the lip balm!!!

  185. Daniela Tanner

    I am so thankful to have eating options. So much of eating healthy is an emotional process, and this means I am not starved physically OR emotionally. Hopefully I will make some chocolate bark this year!

  186. Kathy

    How thoughtful of you and Courtney to give away all these wonderful gifts and amazing recipes. Thank you for all your care and support Elana, you truly are an inspiration to all of us.

  187. Heather

    Love these gift ideas! This giveaway would be fabulous to have…I need to get all of those ingredients!

  188. Wow, Elana! What wonderful gift ideas! I can’t wait to try making the lip and foot balm.

  189. Jessica

    Great ideas! The lip balm is next on my to do list!

  190. Mary Hancock

    Thanks, Elena for all the great recipes I can make so my granddaughter can have a variety of goodies and sty gluten free. would love to win the starter kit for making your recipes!

  191. Jamie

    Thank you Elana for sharing all these wonderful recipes. Before I found your site last year, I didn’t think I would ever enjoy food again. Your site is a treasure I share with everyone!

  192. Bri

    Thank You for all of your time and efforts that you share with us all!!!

  193. Kiersti

    Oh! The last time I made my own lip balm and lotions was high school… I have been wanting to try this again!

  194. Lynne

    Elana and Courtney, thank you for offering a wonderful giveaway.

  195. Renee

    The Christmas gift ideas and recipes have been wonderful and your website is an incredibly helpful resource. I recently bought your cookbook and I’m looking forward to trying the recipes. My five year old daughter has a gluten intolerance (and likely a dairy allergy, as well), so I’m also very much looking forward to your cupcake cookbook. Thank you for the chance to win the starter kit.

  196. Missy

    I am so trying some of these recipes! Thanks so much for sharing them with us :)

  197. Kim Hansen @ kim@boulder.swri.edu

    I would love to get that starter kit. Also, does anyone have any ideas about a healthy version of a low fiber diet? I will be caring for someone soon who is suffering from intestinal blockages after several serious bouts of cancer-related surgery. She is trying to gain some weight and get her strength up without irritating her intestinal blockage problem but feels uninspired by the refined ingredients list her doctors suggested.

  198. Diane Dyg

    Gosh Elana you sure have some great ideas and recipes.

  199. Theresa Watson

    Thanks Elana – I have shared your website with so many of my GF and Non-GF friends – thanks for all you do!

  200. Rita

    thanks for the amazing gf cooking insights…. i just bought your book a few months ago and ordered almond flour and i’m good to go…. done with messing around with 12 types of flour…. thank-you so much for a simple, nutrious and delicious way to bake!

  201. I’m filing these ideas away for next year. thanks!

  202. Sarah

    I just purchased a 6 lbs. bag of almond flour from Benefit Your Life (I found them through your book), but that won’t last long! So I’d love a bag of ingredients to continue the baking through the winter.

  203. Christa

    Thanks for all the things you share on your blog. I have your cookbook checked out from the library and am hoping my hubby buys me a copy for Christmas! Just ordered a 25 lb. bag of almond flour, too! :-)

  204. Ginger

    What an awesome giveaway! Sign me up! ;-)

  205. sandra

    I love your recipes and I’m not even gluten intolerant! They are so simple to make and delicious!

  206. Robin Freeman

    What a great giveaway! And, with all your amazing ideas: it is the gift that keeps on giving! Vanilla walnuts have become my staple holiday gift: everyone loves them; the jar idea is too cute!
    Thank you for everything!

  207. Amanda Johnson

    Holly Cow, what a giveaway! Thank you so much for all you do for all of us.

  208. barbara

    What wonderful ideas for gifts and food you always give us! Thank you so much, Barbara

  209. Kelly- 18 Hour Kitchen @ 18hourkitchen.blogspot.com

    Oh how I would love to win!

  210. Alicia

    I enjoy reading your blog and recipes! Keep em coming. These are great gift ideas!

  211. Bonnie Blomeyer

    Such cute gift ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  212. Great ideas on top of great recipes, I’m so stoaked I found your site – you have become my new go to girl ;) thanks!!!

  213. Nancy

    Great gift ideas! I am so impressed by the quality ingredients in your fabulous recipes. Thanks for the chance to win some amazing products!!!

  214. Brooke

    I’m going to make the chocolate bark for a party tomorrow night. Perfect for my gluten free hostess!!

  215. Stephanie

    I’m always looking for new and different homemade gift ideas for the holidays. Elana, you’ve given me some additional thoughts to consider. In addition, those are some awesome giveaways. Thank you.

  216. Sam Chung

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing your recipes! My gluten free wife and kids love, love them :P

  217. Linda

    Wow, love your ideas, they’re fantastic! The wheels are now turning, we’ll see what comes of them! Thank you as always for sharing with us!!! :)

  218. Geralynn Johns

    I stumbled onto your book on Amazon. I’m trying to gather the ingredients for cooking with almond flour. Some family members need to eat gluten free so I am trying to learn about new cooking possibilities.

  219. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul @ sweetpotatosoul.com

    Thanks for the DIY gift ideas. I recently made a fantastic batch of Balsamic Roasted Almonds with Dried Mango, Cranberries, Coconut, and Crystallized Ginger for a great foodie friend. It was a success!

    Ohh, I hope I win these AWESOME gifts. Everything I need :)

  220. Jane Hull

    These ideas are great. I think home made gifts are great and people appreciate the extra blood/sweat/love that goes into it.

  221. Kyle

    I made your chocolate bark for a holiday party. Lots of good complements!

  222. BevF

    That gluten free choc chip cookie mix would be great for my granddaughter and that little plaid tin is the cutest.

  223. alisa joy

    love the list! diy christmas is right up our alley. the money we save is then donated to our favorite charity, medical teams international!

  224. Moni Marsden

    I’m cooking out of your cookbook several times a week. I am teaching my 17 year old son to cook gluten free–your book is his Bible. It’s working-by the time college rolls around he will know how to happily and deliciously feed himself. Thanks!

  225. annette

    My girls and I are making all of the above for gifts this season…love everyone of them…Thank you!

  226. Rachel

    I love the idea of making gifts – it’s so much more personal and from the heart! This is an amazing giveaway – I could try so many of your recipes!

  227. KimA

    I added your Almond Flour cookbook to my Christmas wish list; I’m crossing my fingers Santa is good n’ gluten free to me this year! I’m doing a lot more baking now b/c of my recently-discovered other food sensitivities, so winning the contest would be a bonus, too.

  228. Wow! such great ideas – I love the lipbalm and cookie kits are a brilliant gift. I would love to be entered for the giveaway! Thanks Elana!

    x x x

  229. Abrahamildi

    Hi Elana!

    I’ve been following your website for only a couple of weeks but I’m sure that I am going to continue also in the new year – and not just reading but really trying my hands with your recipes. I’ve started to eat gluten-(and lactose-) free in the summer and I feel wonderful. Thanks for all the DIY gifts ideas, I am going to do some of them for my family :)

    Yeah, and I am following you from Hungary which is a long way away but still so close in terms of thinking of food :)

  230. Audrey

    I wish I had time to do more gifts from your list. I am having surgery next week and will be off my feet for a couple weeks.

  231. Aubrey Schulz @ getoutnplay.biz

    I think I am going to make the Christmas bark this year.

  232. Stephanie Worth

    Love your gift ideas Elana! So simple and enjoyable!

  233. aziza

    These gifts are great !!! I would like to win something in this holiday.


  234. Kicking Carbs to the Curb @ kickingcarbs.blogspot.com

    Everything looks so wonderful, you are an artiste in the kitchen.


  235. Nirinjan

    Wonderful gift ideas!

  236. Elaine

    Yummy! I love holiday baking.

  237. Shari F.

    What a fabulous idea to encourage people to enjoy Elana’s recipes! Thank you! I love your DIY ideas for holiday sharing, particularly the “Cookie Mix in a Jar” recipe. It’s brilliant! Elana, thank you so much for sharing your insight, and encouraging us to share ours.

  238. domestic diva

    Thanks for the chance!

  239. Judy Sheets @ prim2pink.blogspot.com

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    I have just recently been diagnosed with Celiac and I would like to try some of these products.

  240. mickelle

    These are awesome ideas! I LOVE your website — only recently discovered it.

  241. Katie

    Thanks for the great gift ideas! They are all great!

  242. Chelsea

    This would be wonderful to win! Thank you so much.

  243. I don’t know if it’s good or bad that getting your book has meant chocolate chip scones for breakfast many mornings.

  244. roobaroo

    i’m definitely going to try that bark – it’s so easy! and can’t wait to get your book. i’m so glad i’ve found this blog.

  245. Teri Graff

    I was so excited to find recipes I could use as gifts such as the foot balm and the lip balm. Your comment that what was good for the skin should also be good to eat. I had never thought of products in that manner and it has given me a lot to think about. So, I am impressed and would like to learn more.
    Teri Graff

  246. Sarah

    would love a starter kit!

  247. nicole

    I always give my grandpa’s bbq seasoning mix as a gift this time of year. He had a pit and pit roasted everyone’s turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I like giving this because it reminds me of grandpa and it’s a non-sweet gift.

  248. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats @ citylifeeats.com

    Elana – would love to be entered in the giveaway, but mainly was stopping by to leave you a comment to say thank you for your blog. I have been reading it for over a year now, and recently was able to start exploring more of your almond-flour-based recipes, and I am loving everything. I also bought your book and am so grateful for the resource you have become through the book and blog :)

  249. Kathy Culbert

    I have tried lots of your recipes and each one is better than the next. For 2011 I am making the resolution to start eating more gluten free. I need to improve my health and take better care of myself. You have showed me that you can make food that tastes good and is good for your body.

  250. Amanda

    These all look great! Thanks for the inspiration.

  251. Liz

    My 14 year old son plans to make several of these gifts for grandpa who has celiacs disease. Also bought grandpa your cookbook. We plan on making several treats for the whole family when they visit for the holidays! Thanks for the great ideas.

  252. Phyliss

    Hi, I just started reading your website and was thrilled to see such amazing healthy recipes. I live in europe and can´t get alot of these amazing ingrediants:( But i´m glad to see that you can still be gluten intolerant and still eat delicious food and desserts thanks to people like you. Happy holidays!

  253. Brenda Perkins

    Thanks Elana for your awesome recipes! I’ve been able to convert my normal-eating boyfriend into an almond flour baked goods junkie!

  254. Carol

    Great ideas! I’m excited to try out these recipes for the holidays!

  255. Cookie Madill @ reginarollerderby.com

    Getting so much inspiration for gifts from your site! Yay!

  256. Melie

    Long time reader, first time post-er. :-) I am slowly being won over by your blog into the thinking that I can cook good stuff, gluten-free. Thanks for the inspiration! -M

  257. Ranjit

    Its kind of you to offer this giveaway. The chocolate bark and peppermint patties will be high up on the list of things to make.

  258. Tammy Wittig

    I love all of these ideas! Your recipes are yummy and that starter kit looks wonderful!

  259. oh giveaway of my pantrys dreams!

  260. Jasmine

    I have a penchant for baking with chocolate and the candy recipes would make great personal gift ideas. Thank you for all your efforts.

  261. andrea

    I think all my girlies are getting some vanilla butter lip balm this year :)

    Thanks, and please enter me in the contest!

  262. Raj

    I look forward to making the chocolate bark.

  263. Jasmine

    I’d love the chance to try the dagoba chocodrops you have previously raved about, as i can’t get them where i live.

  264. carrie

    I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and start making diy gifts….I think I will start with the cookie mix!

  265. Viktoria

    Thank you for this chance and the ideas! It’s easy to find good use for these ingredients on your site.

  266. Sivan Harlap

    OMG OMG I so want to win this starter kit! I have been dying to try so many of your recipes. Would make it a very happy holiday indeed! Ps, baking coconut flour biscotti in the over as I type. YUM!

  267. Stephanie

    Whoa! That would be awesome!

  268. Maria L

    What a wonderful wonderful giveaway! Fingers crossed we win!
    GF family in WA

  269. Larissa

    Would love to get the kit!

  270. Sonya

    Love these desserts!! Can’t wait to read your Gluten Free Cupcake Book!!

  271. lauren

    love the chocolate chip cookies. i have been making them and people love ‘em. they can’t believe that it is actually healthy! tastes so good. gosh i don’t know how many people have asked for the recipe!

  272. Cheryle Linturn @ alwayszoetic.com

    I love this site, interesting and good for the health of all! Thank you so much for this. Will love to try the products on this site! Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy and prosperous New Year to you and yours! cheryle linturn

  273. michelle bruns

    Love your website!! Have tried many recipes and all are wonderful! Thank you for what you do!

  274. Elizabeth

    Although I have yet to make too many of these recipes, they have inspired many others that have brought me much success. As a teen living in a gluten-filled town, I love to momentarily escape the madness by reading about the delicious possibilities. Thank you for sharing your time and good food :)

  275. retro sweets @ retrosweets.com

    Thanks for sharing all these. I made the cookie mix and tomorrow I am proceeding with the nut gift jar and probably the pistachio rich chocolate bark.I’m kinda postponing the foot balm for it is for myself but I hope I will have enough time to come up with it until next week. I’m so glad to stumble upon this blog few weeks ago. :)

  276. Tanya Taylor @ wearingbabies.com

    WOW! I found you through a link on CafeMom where your HEALTHY yummy looking cookies stood out and caught my attention – I am trying so hard to do good by my family and I am glad Christmas cookies don’t have to be junky!!! We are so making them! :))
    And the give away is just an extra, NICE extra bonus :)I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to get my hands on these goodies :)
    Thank you for a great blog!

  277. Joanna Bloom @ slowcookedrx.blogspot

    I love your recipes! Thank you!

  278. Susan Shaver

    Oh – I do love your recipes. I am going to try a different one three times a week until New Year’s. Thanks Elana :)

  279. Cindy A

    Wow, so many great ideas!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  280. Love these gift ideas — what great inspiration! Giveaway items sounds great!!

  281. Saundra

    Elana, what a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing all the great gift giving ideas. I made granola yesterday and put in jars to give away to a few friends. I’ll add your ideas as well.

  282. Jasmeet

    Your personalised gift ideas give me food for thought. I’m going to take the plunge and make the foot balm. I love baking so thank you for the giveaway.

  283. Emma

    I just started eating paleo a week and a half ago, and your site is definitely an inspiration as I make the transition. Thanks so much for your recipes and beautiful photos!

  284. DIY christmas is a great idea. I don’t have to worry about that this year though, I’m with the in-laws and they treat Christmas as something of a “secret santa.” The kids get gifts from everyone, but the adults get a gift from one person and buy a gift for one person. It means getting one nicer thing as opposed to lots of little things.

    But for my family, DIY Christmas would be the perfect gift. :)

  285. Dianne

    Love the Christmas gift ideas! And wow, what a giveaway!

  286. Sunny

    Thanks Elana. You are such an encouragement. Every time I stop by, I am renewed in my vow to continue healthy habits.

  287. Harry

    Thank you for the giveaway. The gf candy recipes will come in handy over the winter holidays.

  288. As usual, Elana, I love everything here! I can’t wait to order some jars and make a few of these gifts.

  289. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes, Elana!

  290. Amy

    I love your recipes! I was told by my doc that I could never lower my cholesterol enough naturally to satisfy her. That is until I cut out refined sugar and flour entirely. I started to bake almost exclusively with almond flour and lo and behold, at my next check up my bad cholesterol had gone down significantly and my good cholesterol went through the roof! Her comment wass “Whatever you are doing, keep it up!”
    It’s easy with your website! Thank you!

  291. Jane Marsching

    oh my what a great giveaway! thank you

  292. These look fantastic and are just the thing I need for our families this season! Thank you for the suggestions!


  293. Moira

    Yay! I’m excited for this!


  294. Thanks for your site, Elana! We usually eat some type of pancake or muffin for breakfast, and I love feeding my kids some extra protein instead of empty carbs!

  295. Cristina Leivas

    Thank you for all your great recipes. I have a Downs Syndome daughter who is 19 years old and was diagnosed with Diabetes last August and now Celiac. Your receipes have helped me make her yummy food and desserts and I truly do appreciate it. I also have enjoyed your recipe book. Happy Holidays!

  296. Beth

    Thanks for the chrismas goodies ideas! I love the idea of making my gifts, it’smore meaningful and definetely more cost efficient. Also, i love your website. I only got diagnosed with Celiac about 2.5 months ago and I’m still on a constant search for good recipes!

  297. Jerri-Lynn D @ rdegayner@new.rr.com

    I’m brand new to your website, Hallelujah! Between my lymes and celiacs, Iv’e been eating twigs and berries. Can’t wait to start trying your recipes. Thank you

  298. Chip in SC

    Wonderful Christmas ideas… I’ll be making some of these with my kids this weekend!

  299. Stephanie

    I just made my first recipe from your cookbook last night (chicken pot pie), and I couldn’t be happier with my christmas gift to myself:) I have a feeling that 2011 is going to be delicious!

  300. Sabrina Rhodes

    Elans, thank you for your wonderful recipes. They are inspirational and easy to make for those of us who lack creativity, but still need to eat gluten-free. And the recipes are delicious, too. I look forward to testing the recipes throughout this holiday season.

  301. These would definitely help in making treats!

  302. Deborah H.

    Happy Winter Solstice next week! I would love to win the giveaway for my 2 gluten free and casein free children. We love this site and your books THANK YOU!

  303. Tish

    The Starter Kit looks great! Love your recipes Elana!

  304. Amanda Hutchins

    The chocolate bark looks amazing. If it has chocolate, I’m there:)

  305. Cheryl

    Another giveaway?! Too much generosity =)

    I’m still waiting for my candy molds, but I’m going to start working on the chocolate orange truffles and peppermint patties today. I have to make several batches of each, so I’ll probably experiment a little, maybe add some Grand Marnier to the truffle recipe. Yum!

  306. Dimple Shah

    Great ideas! My nephews have gluten sensitivities and I can’t wait to make some of these recipes with them! :)

  307. Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free @ elegantlyglutenfree.com

    What a beautiful group of gift ideas! Thanks so much for your lovely ideas!

  308. Jen Sanchez

    I recently found your site and am loving your recipes to make healthy snacks for my boys. Thanks!

  309. Rebekah

    I just love all the DIY gift ideas! Thanks, Elana!

  310. Erin C.

    I just found your site. These gifts look great! I totally want to try making some of them.

  311. Terra Stead

    I love your website. Thanks for the great recipes. New ideas are a must for feeding my gluten free family.

  312. Diane Kintrea

    Wish me luck!
    Thanks for making my gluten free transition so simple and delicious.

  313. Michelle Steindl @ mysilpada.michelle.steindl

    I gave my son The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook for Christmas last year and he’s become quite a cook! We love the almond flour, and its healthy, too!

  314. Paige

    Love your site and recipes! Wishing you and your family a very joyous holiday season!

  315. Diane

    Thank you Elana for all you do and share. I love your heart. We have tried several of the recipes and they are really good! Blessings on you and your family.

  316. Daniela Tanner

    How did All-Glad know I needed new pots? I am looking forward to making more soups this winter, including butternut squash soup and I am looking for a good mushroom soup recipe. I also would love to try Elana’s chai recipe once I find a decent decaffeinated/uncaffeinated black-like tea!


    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    I would love to have the sauce pan, all clad. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    Bonnie Wilson

  318. Hi, to everyone & Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! I have had a weight problem all my life. I diet & exercise. Now, I wonder, if I have a gluten problem. Does anyone know how I can find out?

  319. mimi bess @ womanmenadore.us

    For Jerrilynn. Go to your Dr. & ask for a TTA test for gluten tolerance. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

  320. Peter

    These are great ideas. I might make some of the cookie jars tomorrow.

  321. Thank you! Always looking for a good gluten-free recipe for my Moms BFF!

  322. Casper @ Jones

    You all are doing such an awesome job! The ideas keep flowing I see. Thank you for sharing with me and everyone – I can’t get enough

  323. Becky

    Can’t wait to make some of these! Will be perfect for my coworkers!

  324. Sandy

    Courtney is so very generous! What a marvelous collection of special ingredients! Elana, I truly enjoy your recipes and have learned so much from your creations! Everything I’ve made has been an absolute hit with the people I share the food with. YUMMMM !!

  325. Pamela

    The candy recipes look terrific.

  326. Nancy Holtom @ sendoutcards.com/19146

    I can’t wait to try some of these recipes—thank you! Your giveaway is awesome, too!

  327. Amy

    Love your DIY Ideas! My girls and I may use some of these ideas this year!

  328. Susan

    Gluten free goodies are the best!

  329. Sarah Grace

    Love all the Christmas candies and ideas and would love to win so I could make them!

  330. Karen

    I love all your recipes and would love to win this giveaway. I plan on using the candied nuts for gifts!

  331. Janet K-F

    Great lists! Finger’s crossed for the giveaway!

  332. Selina colwell

    Newly diagnosed, would LOVE the starter pack!

  333. Selina colwell

    Just saw update ;). Maybe next time, but thanks for great ideas

  334. Casey Patterson

    Yes please! Love all these ideas!

  335. MaryAnne Constantine

    I love you ideas Elana!! Blessings to you!!

  336. Lori Miller

    Thank you for the great ideas. I can’t wait to try the chocolate bark Happy Holidays Ellana!

  337. Anne

    WOW, I didn’t know the chocolate bark would be so easy! Thanks for these ideas! AND thanks for your regular blog!

  338. Amanda

    I love the idea of a starter kit as a great gluten-free gift!

  339. Sue Desmarais @ Onesharendipity.com

    Brand new to your site and just starting to switch my diet, so I do plan to visit often. Looking forward to trying your recipes and am grateful to have found you!!


  340. Alexandria @ driaoe.blogspot.com

    This giveaway looks amazing! How kind!

  341. Karen

    I’m just getting started using almond flour. I would love to win this!

  342. Cheri

    Can’twait to try some of these. I’ve already printed off some of the recipes.

  343. Leta

    Thanks for the DIY Christmas ideas!

  344. Thanks for the post, these ideas are wonderful! You are so talented, I love every single thing you post!

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