Here are some of the wonderful testimonials I've received from those who have tried the recipes in my cookbook, Celeste's Best Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Recipes:
Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that your cookbook has become my kitchen bible and we are loving your recipes!! ~Amber
Susan posted on the Celeste's Best Facebook wall: "I
just made the new Celeste's Best yeast free, gluten-free bread recipe
and it is the BEST GF bread we have ever eaten. 5 family members give it
a big thumbs up. The bread has great flavor, is light, has amazing
consistency (no holes!!) and does not break when you spread butter on
it! One non-GF taste tester LOVED it and she is usually a big critic of
GF products. She went back for THIRDS! Way to go Celeste - another
I don't have a question. I just wanted to tell you that since I was
diagnosed two years ago, your gluten free, yeast free, bread recipe
that's in your red cookbook is the very first gluten free bread I actually enjoy eating,
without having to hide the taste or texture by heating, toasting, or
slathering it in something fatty. I can cut a slice and eat it plain
and actually like it. It is a beautiful thing and I wanted to thank you.
Right now I have six mixes of the dry ingredients in my freezer in
zip lock bags. When I run out of bread I just take one out, add the wet
ingredients, and bake. ~Sarah
I really love your gluten free multi-grain bread recipe in your book. We had company over the holidays and I went through 4 loaves. No one would eat the regular store bought bread as mine was so much better. It's great to eat good bread again! ~Shelly
Mary posted on my facebook wall and wrote: "Hello Celeste - Made my quad batch of Celeste's Best flour mix and tried out the apple muffin recipe. WOW - they are light and fluffy. I forgot that baked goods could be light and fluffy. Had a focus group of 5...three celiacs and two non. Vote was unanimous. Everybody loved them. Seven year old non-GF friend that was sleeping over said that he liked them better than gluten filled muffins. Can't wait to try out more of the recipes. Thanks so much."
Which was followed a few days later by this comment:
"Two stories for you today: My neighbor's son went home and told his mom about the apple muffins. He asked her to make some so she found a recipe and made a batch of gluten filled ones. He wouldn't eat them, he likes yours better!"
Another comment from Mary: "Tried the gluten-free Sugar Cookie recipe
last weekend! Carly loved them. Best if decorated - for those with a
sweet tooth. The dough was very easy to work with. We made pumpkin
shapes for Halloween. When I was a kid our mother always baked. It was
fun to bake and decorate cookies with the kids!
Thanks again Celeste. (only problem - you are going to have to start working on your second cookbook which will be Gluten Free - Calorie Free! After all this baking and EATING - I am going to quickly grow out of my jeans.)"
Made your bread sticks tonight, all I can say is AWESOME! :) ~Jennifer
Click here to try the Breadsticks recipe.
The breadsticks are the BEST I have ever tried that are gluten free, corn free, etc etc. Just delicious! Finally! ~Carol
Blueberry muffins are in the oven! I have to tell you that I'm very impressed with the way you have done all this in the way you write your recipes. I was a teacher for 20 years and get very annoyed with the way some recipes are written, as sometimes they don't seem to make a lot of sense! You have everything laid out very clearly. ~Pam
One of my reader's Mark loves to cook and does much of the cooking in his family. Janice, though, has been feeling more confident about cooking since trying some of the recipes in Celeste's Best Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Recipes and made this amazing Banana Cake (recipe on page 216) using the baking mix recipe herself. Here's part of the email I received from Mark:
Check out the new picture I attached. There's a funny story behind it. As you know, Janice doesn't cook too much...but the week after we bought the cookbook, she was loving everything that was in it and was off from work that week. One of those days I kept hearing banging and all kinds of noises from upstairs in the kitchen. It sounds like Janice is doing major construction up there. So after I finish downstairs and come up, I head straight for the kitchen to see what all that racket was. As soon as I turn the corner, I see Janice laughing and she has a kitchen towel over her shoulder, and some white stuff all over her face...never a good sign... and she tells me I'm not allowed in the kitchen yet . . This is what I saw. I was amazed! and the best part about the whole story...well two best parts...the kitchen was in one piece and the Banana Cake with Crumb Topping was delicious! I call this picture "Janice Goes Solo".