go ahead honey, it’s gluten free holiday cookies!
Of all the times to have technical difficulties ! The plug-in for the contact form on my site was being very temperamental (to say the least). As a result, the lovely holiday cookie recipes you so kindly submitted have been swallowed by a black hole, an internet vacuum of sorts. Even my wonderful brother (who remains my stellar web designer and tech support) and who often blows me away with the depth of his technical expertise was unable to retrieve the emails from the abyss. My jaw was to the floor – how could this happen? The worse part is that I couldn’t fix it. Which doesn’t bode well for someone like me: if I am going to do something I am going to give 200%. The last few days I have been filled with this sinking feeling – I feel terrible about what has happened.
I keep reminding myself that in the end, it could have been worse, right !?! My whole website could have imploded. We have our health and our sanity (just barely :) and in the whole grand scheme of things this is a “don’t sweat the small stuff kind of moment”.
What I shall do – which I am sure has never happened in history of Go Ahead Honey, it’s Gluten Free (but, hey I really am going out with a bang here) – is this: I will continue to add submissions as I receive them. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, friends. Below are the entries I received thus far. If you submitted something and you don’t see it here – please send it along to info@glutenfreebynature dot com – I’ll get your recipe posted immediately !
coconut meringues - shirley of gluten free easily
carob cookies (grain free) – naomi of straight into bed cakefree and dried
brown sugar chewies – chaya of chaya’s comfy cook blog
chocolate chip cookies (grain free) – ecogirl at ecolicious life
chewy chocolate ginger cookies – laura of daring to thrive
mantecaditos – yadi of the gluten free diaries
monster cookies – kelly of the spunky coconut
chocolate almond wafers – lauren of celiac teen
mexican wedding cookies – katrina of gluten free gidget
new year scottish shortbread – stephanie at gluten free hope
chocolate chip cookies – juanita of there can be only juan
Next month – the first of 2010! – will be hosted by none other than Laura at Mouthgasmic. Her theme – rather a propos for January – is Stews from around the World. She’ll be posting rules for submission in a few days so stay tuned everyone!
I want to thank the brilliant Naomi for bestowing upon me the honor of hosting this last month of the decade! And I thank each and every one of you for your delicious and healthy submissions. Seriously, this gluten free community of ours is truly amazing – one of which I am truly grateful to be a part. I am so looking forward to all the things 2010 will bring: all the wonderful food to be shared, the friendships that are and that will be and the memories which have yet to be made. Most of all, may we all continue to be blessed with good health.
Happy New Year !