#Giveaway and Contest Announcement

As a mom of a preschooler who follows a gluten free diet, I am sometimes stumped when it comes to helping him fit in with his peers at school, especially at party times or special events, where other children can eat all the treats they want... it's tough to keep sending the same thing every time - but it's also hard to come up with new and unique recipes!  That's where Betty Crocker is stepping up and looking for new recipes using their gluten free baking mixes and Bisquick!  I'm so looking forward to seeing the fabulous results, because I'm not that great a baker and I do rely on mixes to get the proper balance and consistency with my gluten free baking!

I will say that I have been experimenting more and taking a few small risks -- I used the Betty Crocker GF Cake Mix as a sugar cookie crust for a no bake pie recipe - using an adaptation that I found on Betty Crocker's website.  And now that I have another chance to test out the Betty Crocker products, I'm dreaming up new ways to use them to make creative desserts for Liam!

Would you like the opportunity to share your great ideas?  Check out the information below about how to enter the recipe contest:

Now through June 30th, visit www.glutenfreely.com/bakerschallenge for the chance to win a Grand Prize of $5,000. The grand prize winner will also have the chance to be featured on a Betty Crocker® Gluten Free dessert mix or Bisquick®Gluten Free baking mix package and/or be featured in a Betty Crocker publication! All you have to do is submit an original gluten free holiday-themedappetizer, bread or dessert recipe, using any Betty Crocker Gluten Free dessert mix or Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix.

Recipes will be judged on five key categories: taste, creativity, ease of preparation, consumer appeal and appearance. Plus, we want you to keep baking deliciously, so if you’re one of 10 selected finalists, you will receive a Betty Crocker Gluten Free Baking gift basket filled with baking items and Betty Crocker Gluten Free mixes. Even more exciting, finalists’ recipes will be featured onwww.glutenfreely.com/bakerschallenge and voted on by the Gluten Freely community to determine the Grand Prize Winner!

For great recipe tips, ideas, and suggestions, visit www.glutenfreely.com to help get you started and learn more about the Baker’s Challenge Gluten Free Recipe Contest.

In addition, through the end of June, you can save 20% on the purchase of any of the five Betty Crocker Gluten Free mixes. Visit http://www.glutenfreely.com/ourstore to buy yours today! 

And one lucky Acting Balanced reader will win the same package that I received:

The Giveaway:


Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents only
Mandatory Entry must be completed before other entries count.
Each entry must be made as a SEPARATE COMMENT
Giveaway will end on June 22nd, 2011 at 11:59 PM and 
the winner will be chosen by Random.org, announced on Acting Balanced 
and contacted by email.
The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me why you want to win!

Bonus Entries:
+1 Bonus Entry - Follow Acting Balanced/Chascouponmom on Twitter (leave twitter name)
+1 Bonus Entry - Follow Acting Balanced on Google Friend Connect
+1 Bonus Entry - Like Acting Balanced on Facebook 
+1 Bonus Entry - Subscribe to Acting Balanced by email (must be completed)
+1 Bonus Entry - Add this giveaway to any giveaway linky and leave me the blog post's URL (3 maximum)
+3 Bonus Entry - Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link to your post
on your blog
+1 Bonus Entry - Leave a NEW comment on any non-contest post (maximum 2 per day)
+1 tweet this phrase (up to 3x per day, at least 2 hours apart)
#WIN a Betty Crocker Gluten Free Prize Pack from Acting Balanced @Chascouponmom  #giveaway ends 6/22

Disclaimer: I received products from Betty Crocker and myblogspark.com for the purpose of completing this post.  All opinions are my own.