In the summer of 2005, I entered an online gluten-free recipe contest on a whim. I have always enjoyed baking and one of my favorite recipes is making simple peanut butter cookies so yummy that most people cannot even tell are gluten-free. I brought them in for a baby shower at work one day and then started getting requests for me to bake the cookies for other events. Since it was such a big hit both in the gluten-free and gluten world, I figured I would submit this recipe. In November 2005 the winners were announced and I was one of them!! It was so exciting to hear that I was going to have my p.b. cookie recipe in a cookbook, it was just as exciting to win a $100 gift card to Whole Foods.
In the summer of 2006, The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and Author Vanessa Maltin released Beyond Rice Cakes: A Young Person’s Guide to Cooking, Eating & Living Gluten-Free. I finally got my copy of the book today and I was absolutely THRILLED to finally see my name in print. Not only do I have award-winning cookies, but I am now a published recipe chef. ;-) You can find my name on page 40 and my recipe and name (again!) on page 149.
Please visit the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness at http://www.celiaccentral.org/ for more information about purchasing the book.