Monday, May 4, 2015

Favorite Cookies

1. Goodie Girl Crunchy Chaos
If you like crunchy sugary cookies these are for you. I am not a huge fan of really crunchy chocolate chips until I had these.

Goodie Girl Cookies - Crunchy Chaos - Gluten Free - 19 oz Family Pack

2.  Kinnikinnick Kinnitoos Chocolate Creme Sandwich Cookies
These remind me so much of Oreos cookies. They are amazing to dunk in milk. They don't get soggy instantly until it hits your mouth. They are good without dunking them as well. They also don't have an unpleasant aftertaste that some brands such as Walmart's brand has.

I wish they would start coming up with weird filling flavors that Oreos do such as Mint, Strawberry, Birthday Cake, peanut butter, Raspberry, Marshmallow, Double Stuff. This would make me so happy.  I see all these guess what this Oreo filling flavor YouTube videos and wish I could do that.

Kinnikinnick Kinnitoos Sandwich Cookies Gluten Free Chocolate Creme -- 8 oz Each / Pack of 2

3. Glutinos Chocolate Chip Cookies
I thought I would never find a cookie that taste like a Chip AHoy cookie until I ran into Glutino's chocolate chip cookies. They taste so close to the real thing. They can be dunked in milk or eaten plain. They have just the right amount of chocolate chips.

Glutino Gluten Free Cookies, Chocolate Chip, 8.6 Ounce

4. WOW Baking Company Chocolate Chip Cookie
WOW Baking Company Cookies Gluten Free Chocolate Chip -- 8 oz Each / Pack of 2

These are one of the best soft cookies I have found so far. They don't have a bean aftertaste flavor. These soft cookies are a little on the expensive side. I not only like their chocolate chip ones but their lemon and pecan cookies too. Amazon has the cheapest price for these. You can get 2 for $16.99 whereas when I bought them at my target I spent $8.99 on one.

Amazon has a variety pack.

Wow Baking Company Bagged Cookies, Variety Pack, 8-Ounce

Last but not least:
5. Udi's Coconut Peanut Butter Cookies
These have the right amount of peanut butter and not too much coconut. These are said to be soft and chewy, but they aren't as soft as I thought they would be, which is a good thing when it comes to peanut butter cookies. Out of all the Udi's cookies these would have to be my favorite flavor.

Udi's Gluten Free Soft Baked Cookies, Peanut Butter Coconut, 9.1 Ounce

Grand Rapids Gluten Free Food Fair May 16, 2015

May 16, 2015 at 10:00am-4:00pm is the Grand Rapid’s Gluten Free Food Fair. Usually you have to pay to get in, but the Grand Rapids one is free.
My favorite thing about going to a food fair is the samples. I hate it when I spend money on a food and hate it. Food fairs helps save you money. Just be prepared sometimes they run out of samples. Last year they had over 1,000 people come.
Here is a video of last year’s Grand Rapids Gluten-Free Food Fair: 
Food Fair Participants:
  • Aldi’s Foods
  • Arbonne
  • Bake it Best
  • Bit Baking Company
  • Brann’s Sports Grill
  • Caina Tea
  • Full Flavor Foods
  • Gillis Family Chiropractic
  • Glutino Food Group
  • Greater GR Celiac Support
  • **Kitchen Table Bakers
  • iChiro Clinics
  • It Works Global
  • Jamberry Nails
  • Live Gluten Free Bakery & Cafe
  • ** Dr. Praeger
  • Maximized Living
  • Meijer, Inc.
  • Glee’s Foods
  • ** Namaste Foods, LLC
  • Natural Choice Chiropractic
  • ** NoGii
  • Pamela’s Products
  • Red Robin
  • Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery
  • S&F Foods, Inc
  • Schar
  • Selestial Soap
  • Silverberry Kitchen, LLC
  • The Chiropractic Doctors
  • The Gilmore Collection
  • The GlutenFree Bar
  • The Melting Pot
  • The Sugar Bowl Bakery
  • Thirty-One
  • THRIVE Life
  • Uccello’s Ristorante
  • Wealthy/Hall Street Bakery
  • Wildtree
  • Zoup!
  • **Gift Basket or Registration Bag Participation Only Not Attending.
Special Guests: 
Tiffany Hinton- GF Mom Certified
Cindy Gordon- NFCA Blogger Ambassador – Vegetarian Mamma
  • Gluten Free 101- Presenter: Cindy Gordon, Vegetarian Mamma
  • Dealing with Resistance- Presenter: Dr. John Coin, BS, MA, DEdMin (Senior Pastor of Anchor Community Church)
  • Raising a Gluten Free Kid- Presenter: Tiffany Hinton, GF Mom Certified
Cooking Stages:
  • Chef Nick’s Easy Gluten Free- Chef Nick, WMU Catering
  • Easy Family Friendly Gluten Free Cooking- Shari Steinbach, MS RD, Meijer Health and Wellness Manager.
Greek Pasta with Tomatoes and Beans, Blueberry, Chicken Chopped Salad. Shari will demonstrate how to create some easy family pleasing meals with common ingredients. Come and sample Greek pasta with tomatoes and beans, and blueberry, chicken chopped salad.
  • 30 Minute Gluten Free Meals- Cindy Gordon, Vegetarian Mamma
Versatile Salad, One Dish Meal, Chocolaty Dessert. You don’t have to spend hour sin the kitchen preparing extensive meals for your family. With a little planning and by choosing the perfect recipes you can create a budget friendly gluten free dinner that your entire family will love in less than 30 minutes. In this demonstration you will learn how to make a versatile salad, a one-dish meal and a chocolaty dessert. As a bonus, you will learn quick healthy snack ideas as well as money saving kitchen technique you won’t want to miss.
  • Donuts! – Tiffany Hinton, GF Mom Certified
Tiffany will demonstrate how to make gluten free donuts.
All conferences are held in the Hillside Hall immediately behind West River Hall.
Conferences are scheduled for 1 HOUR followed by 15 min Q&A.
Location: The Delta Plex- 2500 Turner NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. 

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