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Gluten-Free Event: Jacksonville Scene Wedding Crashers

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Finally, there is a fundraiser that can accommodate the gluten-free lifestyle.  This Friday, September 28th, Jacksonville Scene is hosting their 7th Annual Wedding Crashers at Trio The Event Place in Tinseltown.  Each year they pick a different theme; this year’s them is Masquerade!  This event is hilarious.  There is a fake wedding, food, drinks and all to benefit One X One.  Gluten-free offerings include Cookie Momsters cupcakes, cheese and vegetable trays, bbq and more.

Jacksonville Scene has been around for more than 7 years offering sports and social events.  I am a huge fan of beach volleyball, bowling, kickball, dodgeball and softball but there are many more sports to choose from.  I have made some great friends and have had an absolute blast.  In addition to sports they host the annual Wedding Crashers event and a host a huge Halloween Party at the beach each year.

The president, Jason, is a handsome guy who loves a girl with Celiac disease.  Oh, did I mention he is my boyfriend??   🙂  He is very supportive and tries to accommodate different types of dietary needs on top of my gluten-free and dairy-free needs. He is very aware of the deliciousness of Cookie Momster’s yummy baked goods and  we are thrilled that they have agreed to donate cupcakes for this event.

There are still tickets available for Wedding Crashers and are selling fast.  If you plan to attend I would love to meet you.  Send me a message at jgornto_6(@)yahoo.com and let me know.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit Jacksonville Scene’s website http://www.jacksonvillescene.com.

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Happy Birthday to Me! Mama B’s

I have an awesome job!  I work for Brooks Rehabilitation as Manager of Strategic Marketing.  We are a non-profit hospital system focusing on rehabilitation with an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, outpatient rehabilitation , home health, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, research and on and on and on.

We try our hardest to celebrate birthdays at our office and yesterday my office celebrated my birthday by bringing in Mama B’s Specialties, LLC.  A co-worker of mine lives in the same neighborhood as it’s owner and we have talked on multiple occasions about these delicious treats.

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We enjoyed chocolate chip cupcakes with chocolate chip cake and icing and Sun Butter cupcakes with chocolate chip cake and Sun Butter icing.  I thought they were delicious.  However it was interesting to see how my co-workers (who are not gluten-free) reacted.  Some didn’t try them at all but there were a few who were adventurous and tried atleast a bite or two.

It is interesting how people who don’t follow a gluten-free diet think things that are gluten-free don’t taste good.  I agree, there are numerous gluten-free items I try that are just horrible.  However, these were delicous.

Some of the comments I heard from my coworkers “it is not overly sweet, I like it, ”  “I like the chocolate chip icing with the chocolate chips best, ”  “I like the cake consistency, it is like a muffin.”   One of my coworkers even responded “you know, I wouldn’t mind ordering stuff like this on a regular basis for your birthday for the whole group, not just you.”

I am still going to stand that Cookie Momsters is my favorite bakery in town, however it is always nice to have options.

I look forward to trying other Mama B’s Specialties!

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A Cookie Momster Christmas

I had a wonderful Christmas with my family.  My nephews are 3 and 5 and they add a burst of energy to Christmas that I wish I still had.  I have an awesome family, I love them very much.

When it comes to the holidays one of the things we all love to do (besides drink a tad bit too much wine) is eat!  I love indulging in sweets during the holidays and just don’t have the time to make my own gluten-free sweets so I rely on Cookie Momsters.  They are awesome!

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We had chocolate cookies with vanilla icing, vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing filling and chocolate icing topping, red velvet cupcakes with mock cream cheese icing and we had an apple pie (not pictured).  All gluten-free/dairy free.  Everyone was eating them and not one person said “these taste gluten-free” they taste just like the real thing!  During the holiday season it is best to order ahead but many times when I go in they have cookies and cupcakes pre-made that you can pick up and eat on the spot.

What are some of your holiday indulgences?  I hope you have enjoyed a great holiday season.  Have a Happy New Year!

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