Gluten Free for the Christmas Holiday's

It is that time of the year.  I may be Jewish, but I do feel the holiday spirit.  Especially in Edmonton when one thing is certain, there will be snow on the ground when Christmas rolls around.

I try to collect as many gluten free holiday tips as possible or at least a gluten free recipe or two from other bloggers.  Things have been pretty busy so far, so I have not collected much, but I wanted to get out a holiday post as soon as possible.

I do have a couple holiday gifts ideas to bring to a Chanukah or Christmas party.  You can pick up quite the unique selection of gluten free products at Winners or Home Sense.  They have a lot of chocolates, cookie and cake mixes, and gluten free cookies and snacks.  These products are great for building a gift basket.  You can also probably get some great baking utensils to add to the basket, and even buy the basket from Winners or Home Sense.  Otherwise, I would recommend a trip to Dollarama where you can definitely get a snazy basket and ribbons/wrappers for really cheap.

This note is from Kinnikinnick and the special holiday items they'll have available beginning December 5, 2011:

Flavor of the month EggNog and Peppermint Patty:
  • Festive muffins
  • Mince tarts
  • Mince pies
  • Pumpkin pies
  • Pumpkin tarts
  • Assorted chocolates
  • Peppermint chocolate chip cookie
  • Festive cookie
  • Assorted cookie tins
  • Assorted gift baskets
  • Yule logs
  • Eggnog jelly rolls
  • Gingerbread cookies in assorted shapes
  • Sugar cookies in assorted shapes
  • Mini theme cakes
  • Special cupcakes
  • Petit fours and petit secs
  • Kinnikrisp cut outs trees and snowmen
  • Assorted squares individual
  • Festive bread
  • Fruitcake
Please phone Kinnikinnick ahead to place special orders and that product is available: 780-732-7527

As for recipes, I'll keep on adding more as I find more, but here are a couple to start:
  1. This one is from President's Choice none-the less.  It is a Chocolate Quinoa Brownie!  We had a quinoa brownie before and loved it.  This recipe should be interesting to try.  Click here for the recipe.
  2. We made these chocolate snacks for valentines day, but they would make a great dessert for a Christmas party or a home made gift to a friend.  Click here for the recipe.
  3. Try this recipe for gluten free pop cakes using the gluten free Betty Crocker mixes.Click here for the recipe.
  4. Some great Christmas holiday snack ideas you can make using gluten free Chex Cereal.  Click here for a list of the recipes.
  5. Submitted by Katie, she loves this Peanutty Chex Squares recipe from Betty Crocker.  You can by gluten free Chex cereal at most Edmonton grocery stores now.  Click here for the recipe.
  6. Edmonton's "The Tomato" reminded me about their list of gluten free holiday baking.  Click here for the recipes.
Let me know of some more recipes I can link to for the holidays or even any places to go shopping for some gluten free holiday treats.  Email me at

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