Thursday, January 2, 2014

cookbook review + giveaway...Everyday Classics


Lexie, from Lexie's Kitchen, was one of the first gluten free bloggers that I met after starting my blog, Sarah Bakes Gluten Free Treats. She was so sweet and so encouraging. I'll never forget the kind words and support I received from Lexie. She has recently completed her first cookbook...Everyday Classics. I couldn't be more proud of her, for taking on such a huge project! Putting together you're very own cookbook is no joke. Many, many hours and I can imagine many tears, laughs, and hurdles along the way. Way to go, Lexie! Your cookbook is most certainly a job well done!

Everyday Classics includes 68 gluten, dairy, egg and soy free kid-tested and approved recipes. Most of Lexie's recipes are corn free and you'll find plenty of vegan (or easily vegan) options too. Everything about this cookbook is adorable. The colors, the layout, the photos. It's totally my style. Lexie and I must have pretty good, I mean similar, taste.

You can purchase Everyday Classics on Amazon or Lexie's Kitchen Bookstore. You can also check out Lexie's Kitchen for more of her tasty recipes. Here are a few goodies from Everyday Classics. Trust me, this is just a snip-it of the deliciousness you will discover!

gluten, dairy, egg free brownies

We all love a good brownie. Fudgy, chocolatey brownies. These have a secret ingredient...avocado! It helps to keep them nice and moist. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't mind one of these right now with my morning cup of coffee. It's a always a good time for a chocolate treat. 

the best chicken pot pie ever

Tender, flakey pie crust on top of a simply delicious chicken filling. The classic comes together with the use of leftover chicken (or turkey) and frozen veggies. Couldn't be easier to make and your family will most certainly ask for seconds!

gluten, dairy, egg free pie dough

This pie die is the shining star of the Everyday Classics chicken pot pie. Lexie uses a combination of ground chia and flax seeds to create that elasticity found in all-purpose flour. This is a gluten free crust that can most certainly be used in all of your favorite pie recipes!

maple syrup sweetened marshmallows

Oh heavens. Don't you just want to eat one of these right now? I'm a sucker for homemade marshmallows and I love that these beauties are refined-sugar free. I will most certainly be making a batch of these for my Valentine. Dipping them in chocolate too? Done.

gluten, dairy, egg free pancakes

My family devours pancakes when I make them. My kids can never eat just one. Lexie's pancakes are perfect for Saturday morning breakfast. You will never know they are gluten, egg and dairy free. A good tip, make a double batch and freeze them for those busy mornings.  


Lexie is going to send one of you a copy of her new cookbook, Everyday Classics! Yes, she is the sweetest. To enter the giveaway, simply enter the drawing in the Rafflecopter widget below and tell me "what is one gluten free recipe that you want to master this year?" in your comment. You can receive extra entries by liking Lexie's Kitchen on Facebook, follow Lexie's Kitchen on twitter, tweeting about the giveaway or sharing it on instagram. This giveaway ends on Wednesday, January 9. One winner will be chosen on Friday. Thanks for entering!

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46 comments:

  1. You know - I hope I win but regardless - I'm getting this cookbook! looks great!

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  2. and Oh - I'm hoping to master bread. I love your oatmeal loaf but have been trying some others....

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  3. Biscuits. My 5yo asks at least once a month for them and I can't seem to get a batch that isn't flat and hard.

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  4. I would like to master pie crust and homemade cakes. Please help!

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  5. I am hoping to master cake! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  6. That pie crust looks inspired!

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  7. Love to check out your new GF cookbook. Too bad I don't already have it. It would have made good reading during the snow storm!

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  8. I'd like to master gluten-free pie crust.

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  9. I have celiac, but can do dairy and eggs (luckily) - but any new recipe that is good is worth trying to me. I don't care what is in it, or not in it, if it tastes good and is healthy.

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  10. I would love to cookies, bread and pie crusts.

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  11. Bread & pie crusts! - Ali F.

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  12. I would love to try more GF, vegan and low sugar cinnamon rolls!

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  13. I would like to find a good recipe for donuts. cindym119@gmail.com

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  14. I would like to master something...one thing...anything! I recently learned that a gluten intolerance was a big factor in my chronic migraines, so my entire way of eating has to change. I am not creative in the kitchen, so this is a huge challenge for me! :)

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  15. I would love to find a good recipe for GF/Paleo fruit filled doughnuts!

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  16. I'd love to master some sort of yeast dough/pizza dough like dough, for my childhood favorite, the fatayer! But somehow I feel this is a long way off...

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  17. just the simple perfect chocolate chip cookie

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  18. I would love to perfect GF bread and GF pizza! We love both but I had many recipe fails last year!

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  19. A bread my daughter will love.

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  20. I'd love to master moist, chewy, healthy brownies that don't taste healthy to other people. :)

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  21. I'd love to master pie crust! Fun giveaway! Thanks!

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  22. I love making bread , brownies, cookies , chocolate mousse,and english toffee yum!!! Kelly klp56@live.com

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  23. I really want to learn how to make my own GF bread! I got a breadmaker for Christmas, so now I just need to find the right recipe!

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  24. I have been cooking gf for a few years now, but still haven't found a pancake recipe that my family LOVES! I found your site a few days ago when searching for a gf blueberry muffin recipe. I was so impressed with the results, I came back for more! I'm in the process of making your gf yogurt pancakes as we speak...the jury has yet to give their verdict, but I am hopeful:)! Thanks for all your hard work in the kitchen.

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  25. I want to be able to make gluten free bread. All of the ones I have tried have been hard as a rock. I would like to make homemade fluffy bread.

    Donna

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  26. i want to learn to make gluten free donuts

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  27. I need to learn how to make good gluten free bread!

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  28. I would love to learn how to make marshmallows at home! I buy dandies for my kids now, which are great but I am sure homemade is better!

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  29. I'd love to make the perfect chewy-gooey brownie!

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  30. Thank you for feeding both my gf sweet tooth and my cookbook addiction! I want to master bread making!

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  31. I'm shooting for the perfect gf pita pocket bread this year!

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  32. I would really love to master a good sandwich bread.

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  33. FLUFFY biscuits like my mom makes :)

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  34. This year I would like to master a GF pizza crust that my kids and husband love!

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  35. GF vegan fried chicken. is it possible?!

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thanks for the love!