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Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Raisin Sandwich Loaf Bread

Cook-the-Book Gift Giveaway: Lodge Cast Iron Loaf Pans!

WHO Lodge—for more than 100 years, Lodge has been producing cast iron cookware and bakeware right in South Pittsburgh.

WHAT Lodge Cast Iron Loaf Pan, 3½ cup capacity, 10¼ x 5 1/8 x 2 7/8, $20.

COOK-THE-BOOK In my new cookbook, Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed, I recommend using the Lodge Cast Iron Loaf Pan for my sandwich loaf recipes. Why? After testing the bread recipes in other non–cast iron loaf pans, the crust was definitely more crusty. Huge plus in my book!

Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Raisin Sandwich Bread

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cinnamon-Raisin Bread from my new cookbook.

**TODAY’S GIVEAWAY** I’m giving away 2 LOAF PANS!

To enter to win, just leave a comment about your favorite way to use your baking pans and I’ll randomly choose 2 WINNERS! 

Double your luck! Leave a second comment if you’ve purchased Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed at your local bookstore or from these online booksellers:


(Please email your proof of purchase and mailing address to [email protected]. Winners will be chosen at random and must reside in the United States. You can enter online for your chance to win all giveaways starting September 2, 2014, through September 21, 2014.)

Why Dairy-Free Recipes Matter So Much To Me

I have a confession to make. In my first cookbook, COOKING FOR ISAIAH, I glossed over the dairy-free component. Truth is, I was hyper-focused on making gluten-free recipes that Isaiah would not only eat, but love! That was my priority. I could get away with simple swaps like shortening and rice milk for the butter and milk I once used in my recipes before he was diagnosed with dairy intolerance.


Gift Giveaway—Get 4 EXCLUSIVE How-To Guides, a Signed Cookbook + 2 MORE gifts!

I’m so excited about my new cookbook launching soon that I’m giving away gifts if you pre-order by September 1. To all of you who believe in me—and my recipes—I wouldn’t be here without you. I want to send you each huge thank you with all my heart for trusting me to feed you and your family! To celebrate, from now until September 1, 2014, when you pre-order a copy of my new cookbook, Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed, you’ll receive the FOUR exclusive gifts below.


COMING SOON: My Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Flour Blend Company!

I’m opening the ultimate gluten-free, dairy-free flour blend company called Cooking for Isaiah™ (named after my gorgeous son who started us all on this delicious adventure)—and I need your help! Vote for your favorite packaging—and you’ll be entered to win a $10 COUPON on your 1st purchase!


Gluten-Free Pancake Recipe Roundup!

Out of all the recipe requests I receive every day—both from my kids and all of you—pancakes always make it to #1 on the Most Wanted Recipe List. Here are some pancake recipes I’ve developed around the web to get you started…


Cookbook Giveaway! Plus, my all-time fave gluten-free, dairy-free cookie recipe!

Together, we are on an amazing gluten-free, dairy-free journey. I’m so thankful for my kids and all of you!! With the ups and downs Isaiah and I have faced along the way, there was one constant in our lives that we could always depend on—these chocolate chip cookies. Making these gluten-free, dairy-free cookies wasn’t easy, but once I cracked the code and Isaiah took that first bite into a warm, melty cookie, his big smile said all I needed to know. I hope you and your family and friends have enjoyed them, too!


Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Weeknight Menu Planner

Summer is when our family’s schedule always gets crazy!! That’s why I’m starting a Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Weeknight Menu Planner —to make planning dinner one less thing to put on my to-do list. I know firsthand what it’s like to figure out what to make for supper every single night—especially when you’re feeding a family of hungry kids. It’s a challenge to plan what you’re making and time-consuming to shop for the ingredients. Plus, you need to please everyone! Not easy…so here’s your weeknight menu planner! Plus, a seasonal dessert to sweeten the deal.


Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

My friends Peter and Kelli Bronski of the popular blog, No Gluten, No Problem, have just released their new cookbook, Gluten-Free Family Favorites: The 75 Go-To Recipes You Need to Feed Kids and Adults All Day, Every Day—a great collection of easy, foolproof recipes for those of us who would like to get dinner (and maybe even dessert!) on the table as often as possible.



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