Gluten Free Home For The Holidays & Baked Eggs Florentine Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on December 17, 2011

Gluten Free Recipes | Dairy Free Recipes | Baked Eggs Florentine There can be a lot of insanity around the holidays but I have some really great insanity to tell you about! Shirley from gluten free easily has organized a truly stunning holiday event called Home For The Holidays Gluten Free Style. Twenty four bloggers are sharing recipes that represent what the home and holidays are all about for them. What is insane about it are the prizes!

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In our family we celebrate Christmas. It is like a nearly month-long preamble of mini traditions and events which culminates in the big event – Christmas morning.

It starts with decorating, gift making and buying, cookie baking and decorating, present wrapping, a dessert party, Christmas Eve soup dinner and then – ta da – Christmas morning!

It all begins before the sun is up with the stockings, Santa always packs our stocking full of silly, fun and sometimes useful things that make us smile. Always, always, always, he puts a fresh orange in the toe of the stocking. And he doesn’t neglect the adults in our house, everyone gets a stocking and everyone gets an orange – we collect them up and make fresh orange juice.

Then it is on to presents. The adults grab a cup of coffee or tea, we nibble on a holiday quick bread I have made the night before and the youngest (if they can walk and talk) passes out a gift to each person. We unwrap gifts slowly, oohing and awing over each other’s presents and each person takes their time to really look over what they got. I love this about my family! Each and every person seems to really appreciate every gift – there is no unwrap and on to the next one in our house. Unwrapping the gifts takes HOURS! And then it is time to eat.

I love Christmas breakfast the most! We are all still in our jammies, the kids absorbed with their new toys, the parents helping put in batteries or place stickers and I sneak off the make something nutritious to counteract the sugar-packed items Santa and others always inevitably seem to leave us.

Since I don’t like to sneak off for too long I cook bacon in the oven (no babysitting and it comes out perfectly), squeeze the juice, and make an egg dish that is both fancy and simple. I cut up fruit, slice up cheeses and salamis and we take a break from the day’s activities to eat on pretty china at the dining table (which of course was set the night before).

This year the star of the show is Baked Eggs Florentine, packed with spinach, fresh eggs and a quick hollandaise sauce it is spectacular and could not be easier! For the best results I use pastured eggs from Nature’s Yolk – trust me, they make a difference!

Make sure to continue reading after the recipe to see what today’s prizes are and to see how to enter.

Gluten Free Recipes - Baked Eggs Florentine

Gluten Free Baked Eggs Florentine Recipe

3 large egg yolks
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard (or ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper
dash of hot sauce such as Tabasco
½ cup unsalted butter or dairy free butter substitute, melted
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Four 6 ounce bags of baby spinach
8 large pastured eggs
Paprika

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare the blender hollandaise – place the egg yolks in a blender along with the mustard, lemon juice, a pinch of salt and the hot sauce, blend for 5 seconds or until fully combined. With the blender running, remove the plastic insert from the lid of the blender and slowly add the hot, melted butter. Continue to blend until all the butter is incorporated. Set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a large oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Turn the heat up to high and add the 1 bag of the spinach and cook until wilted tossing with tongs. Add the remaining spinach, one bag at a time until each addition is wilted.

Add 1/3 cup of the blender hollandaise and stir well to combine. With the back of a spoon, make 8 indentations in the spinach. Break the eggs into the indentations; (the eggs will spread and run into each other) sprinkle each egg with a little salt and pepper. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the egg whites are set and the yolks are still slightly runny, 6 – 8 minutes. Spoon the remaining hollandaise over each egg, sprinkle with some paprika and serve.

Servings

A gluten free recipe that serves 4.

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  • Laurel Holler

    I love all the family time and all the amazing food!!!!

  • Kristine

    What I like about the holidays….It’s the Food! And the family. And the Food!!

  • Dena

    Think I’ll go with GF Loukoumathes for Christmas morning and see if anyone of my non-GF family members figure it out!!

  • http://themommybowl.com Deanna

    Yum. I’ve never had eggs florentine before. Hm…what I love about the holidays – time with friends and family.

  • sandra

    I love the fact that my husband helps me decorate the 200 plus sugar cookie cut outs that I gift out.

  • sandra

    I also love the fact that my teenage duaghter has come back around and is decorating the tree with us!

  • sandra

    facebook share done!

  • Doreen

    Great recipe Carol-my favorate thing about the holidays is the music : )

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  • Sharon

    I love the looks on my children’s faces as they open the gifts they asked for and the surprises they didn’t expect. The familiar carols and routines and the family gathering together.

  • Michelle Tiemann

    I love celebrating CHRISTmas…celebrating the birth of my Saviour with my family. Christmas time is so wonderful, and now celebrating it with my husband and 4 littles it is sooooo much more special

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  • Sheila

    On of my favorite things about the holidays is watching the school Christmas pageant. The littlest kids are adorable.

  • Michelle Tiemann

    shared on Facebook! Thanks

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  • Andrada

    I shared this on facebook

  • Susan

    This recipe looks really good! I love spinach and eggs, usually in a quiche but I’ll have to give this one a try! I love days off during the holidays because we can have a brunch instead of eating breakfast and leaving for work.

  • http://www.creativecookinggf.wordpress.com Jenny

    Shared on my facebook page (creative cooking gluten free)

  • Andrada

    I love spending time w/ all of my family and cooking with my dad. I also love how excited my kids get to see family & open gifts.

  • Heather

    It sounds like you have some lovely traditions in your family. I love the food and the faces of my loved ones as they open up their gifts! This dish looks wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  • Rebecca

    Great way to incorporate more veggies into the breakfast. I can not wait to try it.

  • http://www.creativecookinggf.wordpress.com Jenny

    I love the time I get to spend with my family. Christmas Eve has always been spent with my mom’s side of the family and Christmas Day has always been my dads. This year was a rough year for my family, both of my dad’s parents passed away exactly six months from each other and he and my step mom are getting divorced, so this year Bryan and I will be spending both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my Dad at his new house helping him get all set up and making it his own. Lots of delicious food will be made and enjoyed!

  • michelle

    My son is a kindergartener my new favorite thing is listening to him at night singing his Xmas carol he has learned in school

  • Rhonda

    The Christmas lights and Christmas music.

  • Carissa

    I love spending time with my family and baking.

  • Rhonda

    Shared on my Facebook wall! Now all my friends know. Merry Christmas!

  • Rhonda

    TWEETED! Merry Christmas!

  • Carissa

    Shared on Twitter

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    Shared on Facebook

  • Molly

    I love that my family is all together with the peace of the season is around us.

  • Laurel

    I love having an excuse to bake until every surface in my house is covered in goodies and then handing them out to everyone I may or may not know who comes to my door.

  • Jen

    To me the holidays are about the family being together, laughing about old memories and making new ones.

  • Chelsea

    What I love most about the holidays is getting together with family and friends, and of course all the yummy food!

  • Arlee

    What I love most about the holidays is,being able to spend time with my entire family celebrating something so important for us. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Arlee

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  • Deborah Mickel

    I love the time to reflect on the birth of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love the time spent with family and the food, which finally I feel like I can eat almost normally again thank’s to the gluten free foods available today. My daughter treated me to a box of Better Batter All Purpose flour so I can make my Yorkshire Puddings for Christmas Dinner and actually get to eat some :). I had put that Gluten Free on a Shoestring on my to buy list when I can afford it, and here you are giving it away.

  • Andrea M

    I LOVE that this is the celebration of God with us – Immanuel…if this birth leads up to Easter which is the event that validates all that Jesus did on earth and making communion with God and an intimate relationship with God possible. I love celebrating that over the holidays!!

  • Deborah Mickel

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  • Audrey J

    I love the opportunity to make and give gifts to friends and family.

  • Rachel Williams

    My favorite thing about the Holidays is being able to take time out of life and spend it with your family!

  • Christa

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  • Christa

    What I enjoy most about the holidays is experiencing them through the eyes of my son. He is four now, and each year he has understood and enjoyed this season a little more. Everything is so new, so exciting, so much fun…the Christmas lights, the sugar cookies, the tree, the stockings, the family gatherings. We make a birthday cake on Christmas day to help him to understand that we’re celebrating Jesus’ birthday, and he loves doing that.

  • Tracy

    I love the lights and holiday smells and sharing precious time together.

  • Tracy

    Retweeted the giveaway.

  • Brandae

    What a nice description of your holiday traditions. Thank you for sharing. The breakfast looks delicious too! One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is refocusing on Advent – the preparing of my heart for all things related to Christ, especially His past and future comings.

  • Dawn-Marie Valdron

    I love that Christmas provides an excuse to reconnect with friends and family.

  • Suzanne H

    I love getting time off work to spend with my family.

  • Suzanne H

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  • Denise M

    I love being able to spend time with my family and exchange thoughtful gifts

  • Suzanne H

    I shared on Twitter.

  • http://inconceivablystrong.blogspot.com Julia Lynn

    I love family time most about the holidays. This year I will love Skype as my husband is deployed and is hoping/planning to Skype in as his dad shares the Christmas story with his sisters and their kids.

  • http://inconceivablystrong.blogspot.com Julia Lynn

    I tweeted the link :-)

  • http://inconceivablystrong.blogspot.com Julia Lynn

    I shared on Facebook :-)

  • http://inconceivablystrong.blogspot.com Julia Lynn

    I also retweeted your tweet ;-) Don’t know if that counts, too

  • MaryK

    I like the lights and colors of Xmas!

  • Elizabeth Saunders

    I love that my husband has the day off from work so we get to spend Christmas as a whole family.

  • http://www.creativecookinggf.wordpress.com Jenny

    I tweeted about the giveaway (Creatively_GF)

  • Elizabeth Saunders

    I shared on Facebook too.

  • Rachel Blom

    I love that I feel I can relax and take a break in homeschooling for awhile. I love sharing w/my kids the real reason for the season. I love snuggling on the couch reading different Christmas stories each night and watching Christmas specials on tv w/them. I love planning special crafts and activities for us to do together.

  • Sarah M

    I love seeing my mom and not having to worry about what the number on the register at the grocery store.

  • Sue

    Christmas has always been family time. It is crazy busy leading up to Christmas, then we stop and enjoy the family. Laughing and sharing, playing and eating.

  • Dana Coughlin

    I love the food that we only make during the holidays.

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    shared on twitter

  • http://alisonwood.com Alison

    Christmas is the one time each year my whole immediate family is always together. Our celebration is simple – it’s really about spending time together – and it’s my favorite day of the year.

  • Jacquie

    I love watching my cute grandkids open presents! Those smiles and squeals make me so happy.

  • http://www.allergictoair.com Jessica

    I love spending time with family and friends and celebrating Christ’s birth.

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  • Loralie

    Yum – Hollandaise sauce makes everything extra special! This is going to be our Christmas breakfast this year.

  • http://Www.imaceliac.com Pam

    I love lots of things about Christmas. Family, Christmas lights, cookies, snow…

  • margot

    That looks so yummy!

  • Debbie

    I love your site, the recipe looks delicious.

  • Debbie

    I also shared on twitter!

  • margot

    I posted it on twitter… @margsoleary!!

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  • Debbie

    Okay I shared on Facebook too! :)

  • margot

    I really want to win!! Merry Christmas everyone :)

  • Debbie

    I love seeing my family smile, sing christmas carols and baking cookies with my little girl!

  • Sharon

    I love being with family and I love creating traditions and memories with my children!

  • Sharon

    I tweeted this post.

  • Nancy

    Love the recipe idea!

  • Nancy

    I posted this on Facebook!

  • Nancy

    I posted this on twitter as well!

  • Shelby

    Those eggs look incredible… reminds me of Eggs Benedict, which I have been missing so much! I will definitely try this recipe.

    What I love most about the holidays is the joy and warmth of gathering with family, eating good food, seeing the wonder in the eyes of the little ones, and sharing love and laughter. :)

  • Deb

    Family time is so important over the holidays…that takes priority! Eating my gluten free frosted sugar cookies is also a treat-only make them at Christmas-they’re dangerous! ;)

  • AJ

    My favorite thing about the holidays is getting to do a lot of baking!

  • Kerry Smith

    Your Christmas morning sounds a lot like ours, only we make waffles for breakfast. I make gluten free/dairy free for myself & my husband makes regular for the rest of the family. Our waffles are made from scratch with orange peel and diced bacon. Yummy!! I use your flour and coconut milk and they are delicious!!

  • julie

    What I love about the holidays is the desserts!

  • http://www.cookitallergyfree.com/blog Kim (Cook It Allergy Free)

    Carol, I love all of your fun traditions. Your Christmas morning sounds a lot like ours. It is my favorite morning of the entire year. And your baked eggs florentines sounds like such a fun and simple way to fill up! xoxo

  • Jacqui

    this a stunning breakfast! If it wasn’t for my little one’s egg allergy, we would so be doing this! Hopefully by next year she has outgrown it.
    I love all of the giving this time of season.

  • http://Texanintraining.wordpress.com Corey

    Family is hands down the best part of the holidays!

  • http://www.projectrestoreme.wordpress.com Alena Mack

    I LOVE that the holidays mean I get to spend time with my family! I wish I could go back home this year, but at least I still get my sister!

  • http://kellitaylor2011.blogspot.com Kelli

    I love getting to spend time with my closest friends and family. And, of course, Christmas cookies!

  • Megan

    What I love about the holidays is when family is together! My husband is Active Duty military and isn’t always home for the holidays! So anytime he is, that is what it means to me! :) This recipe looks AMAZING! I must try it! thank you for posting!

  • http://kellitaylor2011.blogspot.com Kelli

    I shared this post on Facebook :)

  • Megan

    Posted on facebook too! :)

  • Linda S.

    I love the hanging out with family over the holidays…just spending time together enjoying being together!

  • Linda S.

    I shared this on facebook. :)

  • Sharmista

    What I love most is time with family & friends.

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  • Anna Lee

    I love the warmth of family and friends as we enjoy the brightness of the holidays together.

  • Liberty

    One thing I love about the holidays is the smells: the Christmas tree, peppermint, and holiday baking. All of them make me think of a warm and happy moment when family can be together and think about how lucky we are to have each other. I’m glad to have resources like this one to help me bring some of my comfort and holiday foods back into my life.

  • Linda

    I inevitably will decide to do a crafty homemade something to give to friends and family. This year’s included fabric, stuffing, and sewing machine. They’re really cute! :) Between that and baking, you know where to find me! :)

  • Rebecca Avery

    I love the excitement on my boy’s faces when they see everything under the tree. Presents do not go out in our house until after everyone is in bed.

  • Rebecca Avery

    I shared on Facebook

  • http://www.coolclimates.etsy.com Rachel

    my favorite things about the holidays are great food, time off from work, time with family and friends…

  • http://www.coolclimates.etsy.com Rachel

    just tweeted this!

  • Monique

    I love my family being together for the holidays!

  • http://clairescornercz.blogspot.com Claire

    Ooh..I love waking up on Christmas morning and having the butterflies in my stomach knowing that a happy day is starting! I also love our Christmas breakfast- cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, bacon, and juice of course. Yumm!!

  • http://clairescornercz.blogspot.com Claire

    I posted this on facebook!

  • dawn

    Love most about Christmas… the awe and wonder of Jesus birth and considering what it was really like, just can’t fathom that.

  • Kristen Seagrist

    The holidays are all about seeing my family, cooking, baking and sharing the love that we have for eachother. What a blessing it is when we can celebrate this time of year but also every other day too!!!

  • Arleen

    I love that my newly adult daughter came to decorate my Christmas tree with my husband, and I love looking at it and seeing our family’s history in the ornaments.

  • Kristen Seagrist

    I posted on facebook also….can’t wait to try this recipe. I don’t know if I can wait until Christmas :)

  • Mary S

    The best thing about the holidays is spending time with family along with baking and decorating cookies together.

  • Sarah C

    This is a great healthy idea. I love this season with everything it brings! I especially love the colors! My favorite color is red, so everything looks particularly pretty this time of year. I also really like thinking about someone and deciding what that person would really like and doing everything possible to obtain the item for that person. But most of all, I love remembering the birth of my Savior at this time of year. I love singing about how He came to earth in the most disgusting of ways, when He deserved the best. How he lived and understood everything that we went through. I love reflecting on Christ in this season. That is the best part about it.

  • Sarah C

    I shared this on Facebook!

  • http://www.dairyfreediva.com Stephanie

    I love how the holidays bring people together. The parties and letters in Christmas cards all allow us to catch up :)

  • http://www.mysimpleblessedlife.blogspot.com Sue

    I love celebrating Advent…the devotions, candles…and traditions with my children…all of our ‘ethnic’ food we love so much! Thanks for the wonderful recipes and awesome giveaways!

  • Kate

    this year I won’t be home with my family, but I volunteered at an orphanage instead. The kids were warm and affectionate and having a Christmas party was truly meaningful for them. I like Christmas for the simple joys it reminds us of.

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      OK, that is awesome!

  • http://www.anoblepurpose.org Pepi Noble

    My favorite things about the holidays are family, family and family. Getting together, laughing, eating, playing. I’m new to this blog and am enjoying it. Eggs Florentine tomorrow. I’ve posted to both FB and Twitter under Pepi Noble. Thanks.

  • Becka

    FAMILY! That’s what holidays mean to me!

  • Gaye

    I love the excitement of doing so many special things together!

  • pat

    My favorite thing about the holidays is watching children opening their gifts.

  • http://freelifeglutenfree.blogspot.com Paula

    The best thing about the holidays is being with family and making memories.

  • Deb

    What I love about the holidays – I like all the lights and the Christ centered Christmas music.

  • http://infectiousoptimism.blogspot.com/ Candice

    My favorite thing about the holidays is the way that they feel. Call me crazy, but I can almost smell Christmas! This season has such a distinct essence to it…like magic. :)

  • http://infectiousoptimism.blogspot.com/ Candice

    I shared about your giveaway on my facebook fan page! (Infectiously Optimistic)

  • Cheryl

    I love spending extra time with family & friends, taking time to reflect on the past year, organizing for the coming year.

  • Cheryl

    Tweeted!

  • kathy mccormack

    I love trying new foods over the holidays. Thank you for this great egg recipe. Merry Christmas.

  • kathy mccormack

    Following on twitter

  • Linda

    Family and foods that you basically only eat once a year are my favorites!

  • Linda

    Shared on FB. I don’t tweet. ;)

  • MaryAnna

    I love the spirit of Christmas. There’s a special feeling in the air like something magical is going to happen. People are kinder, more generous. It’s just a more happy time of year.

  • MaryAnna

    Shared on FB

  • Catherine

    I love being with my family!!

  • Marykay

    My favorite thing about the holidays is celebrating Jesus with my family and even better if we get to see loved ones who live out of town. I also love finding or making the perfect gifts for those same loved ones.

  • Marykay

    I posted a link on Facebook

  • Marykay

    I also tweeted the giveaway

  • Elsie Hodges

    I would be interested in knowing how you do your baked bacon. The favorite part of Christmas for me is having every member of our blended family together in our home at the same time. We are one more this year because my daughter got married in October.

  • Anne

    I love spending time with family over the holidays.

  • Kelly

    I love having all my family around and just spending quality time together.

  • http://www.mymunchablemusings.com Rachel

    I love the spirit of giving! Particularly, giving of home-made or baked gifts to friends and family :)

  • Amanda

    I love visiting my family and baking/eating delicious Christmas cookies! I also do a lot of crocheting, so I love making/giving people gifts!

  • http://www.healingcuisinebyelise.com/ Elise S

    What I love most about the holidays is the trip home and spending time with family. It’s the one time a year that we get to see everyone. We are the only ones from the family to move out of state, and we moved across the country at that! At Christmas we sit back and soak in every minute spent with our loved ones!

  • Ronnda Stapleton

    Family and good friends = the best part about the holidays.

  • Marissa Workowski

    wow, this looks delicious! I love family time most!!!!!! Playing games and eating are great too :)

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  • Kristen M.

    I love the excitement of my children and I love looking forward to family traditions.

  • Joey

    Favorite thing about the holidays for me is a great big birthday party for Jesus—the reason for the season!

  • Jo-Ann Brightman

    I love being with the entire family and the wonderful food!

  • Jo-Ann Brightman

    I love your recipes. I shared on Facebook

  • Jo-Ann Brightman

    I tweeted. (AnnJopb)

  • Jo-Ann Brightman

    How long, in what type of pan and at what temp. do you bake bacon?

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      I place a wire cooling rack over a rimmed baking sheet and bake it for 10 – 12 minutes at 400 degrees. You can just lay the bacon directly on a baking sheet and not use the rack but I like that lots of the fat drips away.

  • Jo-Ann Brightman

    I am not going to wait for Christmas to try the baked eggs florentine recipe!

  • Jen

    I love just enjoying our celebrations with the family. I also love christmas music!

  • Jen

    I also shared on Facebook.

  • Cara

    I love making Gingerbread houses with my boyfriend! :) We make them with S’morables and gluten free frosting and candy! YUM!

  • http://glutenfreeeasily.com Shirley @ gfe

    Such a great recipe, Carol, and super cool presentation! I want my own cast iron skillet with Baked Eggs Florentine! Eggs with Hollandaise sauce and spinach, plus bacon … yes, please! I can only imagine how lovely Christmas is at your house, Carol. Thank you so much for sharing all with us and, of course, for participating in our Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Styleevent! :-)

    xo,
    Shirley

  • http://www.queenbeeconsulting.com Danelle

    Our Christmas morning tradition is Mimosas in our jammies! Can’t go wrong with Mimosas! Then our Christmas Day meal is always fondue. Everyone takes part and it is a fun family dinner.

  • Julie Snow

    My favorite part of the holiday is the time off that the whole family has together~ board games, movies and good easy food. It’s a great time to reconnect as a family and disconnect from our busy lives.

  • Cindy W.

    For me Christmas is all about spending time with family and creating new memories.

  • http://scrappychick.blogspot.com/ Beth R.

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe! My favorite part of the holidays, along with the focus on family activities, and re-charging and re-focusing my faith.

  • Lisa Oliveira

    I love my children! December is our favorite month! Our family celebrates Christmas and Chanukah. We also have two children with birthdays. One on December 25th and another on December 26th! Lots of celebrating going on at our house!

  • MaryKaye Van Ooyen

    What I love about the Holidays, is all the baking, the hustle and bustle in anticipation of family and friends reuniting in celebration of the birth of Christ.

  • Sarah P

    I love the look of a lit tree when I come down the stairs in the dark of the morning. So peaceful!

  • http://www.allergyfreeandglutenfree.blogspot.com Jeanene

    Christmas is about celebrating Jesus’s birth. I love going to Christmas eve or Christmas service and doing just that.

  • http://www.allergyfreeandglutenfree.blogspot.com Jeanene

    Just posted about the give a way on Facebook.

  • http://www.allergyfreeandglutenfree.blogspot.com Jeanene

    I just posted about the give a way on Twitter.

  • Heather

    I love the smells of the holidays…bread and cookies baking, pine and spruce trees, and crisp snowy days!

  • http://kidsaregrown.blogspot.com/ Melissa Lawler

    I see you have dry mustard in this recipe. I thought that dry mustard was not gluten free.

  • http://thehealthybeehive.wordpress.com Jane

    I love the spirit of giving … and I love your little skillet! Too cute!

  • Renee Cook

    I love this time of year because everyone MAKES the time within their busy lives to spend time together, and I love cooking for eveyone :)
    Merry Christmas Carol, and all her followers.

  • Venessa

    I love all the pumpkin desserts and eggnog lattes available during the holidays. Thank you for this giveaway. :-)

  • http://www.foundmyspark.com Amber K

    I love the holidays because everyone seems to start to care more about the world. We all start giving one another the benefit of the doubt, are more generous, and loving in general.

  • http://www.foundmyspark.com Amber K

    Just shared the giveaway on Twitter.

  • http://www.foundmyspark.com Amber K

    Just shared it on Facebook :)

  • Valerie Eisner

    I love the family being together and watching our small grandchildren open presents. Theres nothing better than the smiles and excitement that each child brings to our life. And of course the wonderful meal that we all share and the thanks that each person shares as we pray together.

  • Valerie Eisner

    The Baked Eggs Florentine looks yummy. I think that recipe will become a family favorite.

  • Valerie Eisner

    I shared on facebook…

  • Cindy B.

    The focus on spending quality time with family, friends and great food!

  • Grace Bottitta-Williamson

    I love just “being” with family – what else do you really need (besides yummy food – of course)

  • Mary

    I love having the opportunity to spend good quality time with family and friends, surrounded by food you only get at this time of year!

  • Laurie

    I already have the 2 cookbooks so I hope I win the app.
    I love Christmas baking and giving. This blog is great because this is my first year GF and its been hard learning curve. Home for The Holidays has been so helpful!

  • http://www.boogaj.com Julie

    Great giveaway! And I love the recipe. My family always gets together at my mom’s for a big breakfast on Christmas morning. This might be fun to try!

  • Ellen

    I love just being able to spend time with family :)

  • Sarah M

    What I love about the Holidays is being with family, as simple as that. :-)

  • Sarah M

    shared to facebook

  • Katherine

    I shared this on facebook.

  • Katherine

    My favorite part is seeing my family and eating great food. This is my first gluten free Christmas and I have been a little worried, but I am delighted to have just found my Christmas Breakfast. :)

  • Brenda Matheson

    This is the time of the year to meet all friends that do not regularly attend church. To the Birth of Jesus is the best time of the year. I love to go to church all the time but this season is more important. I love you recipes ( Gluten Free). My Husband has Celiac Disease and I love to be able to cook for him. Your recipes have helped me do this and will continue to do so.

  • Brenda Matheson

    I will shARE ON fACEBOOK

  • Charlotte

    I love the individual pans that you have here. Not sure my limited time will even stretch to this on Xmas morning, and unfortunately I’m probably the only one who would LOVE this dish. I might pre- make gluten-free pancakes or try a recipe I caught on pinterest (which I am loving for inspiration these days) for lining muffin tin with gf bread, bake egg & top with bacon…I can imagine your house is truly lovely at Christmas. No point telling you to enjoy it, I can already tell you will! happy Christmas Carol x

  • http://enjoyingglutenfreelife.com Shannon Brown

    This looks fabulous! I need to work out how to have a couple of the eggs completely set (husband likes them cooked through). During the holidays, I love how there is a sense of warmth and love that seems to be everywhere. People want to be kind. (Now we have to figure out how to make it 365 days.)

  • Donna Thibodeau

    Definitely the decorations giving a cozy feeling to the house and seeing lots of old friends and family are my favorite things about the holidays.

  • Amanda

    My favorite thing about the holidays is the music. The choir I sing with does a Christmas concert every year and it always gets me in the spirit of the holidays.

  • Suzanne

    As much as I love to bake, it’s nice to see a non-baked item in the lineup. I love getting together with friends over the holidays.

  • Carol

    Being a GF missionary in Guatemala can sometimes be a challenge but…we love combining the cultures and celebrating with new friends! May you enjoy the blessings of God this season!

  • Debbie Hammel

    What I love best about Christmas is seeing the awe in my Godchildren and Grandchildren’s eyes!

  • Karen

    I love all of the little traditions too, ours sound very similar to yours from stockings to slow, one at a time gift opening.

  • Karen

    I shared this on FB!

  • http://theseekspeak.blogspot.com Seeks

    I really love coming up with good presents to give people I care about.

  • Karen

    I tweeted about this!

  • Shaina

    I just love being able to spend all the time with family! Everything about the holidays makes me happy! :)

  • Shaina

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Kristen

    I love the food and family time and Christmas lights!

  • sandra

    This lookes so delish. I will make this recipe for sure
    I love to bake for the holidays 7different batches of cookies today… I lost my helper last year at this time so I’m sure slower without my beloved MOther…

  • http://www.carascravings.com Cara

    I love many things about the holidays but one is surely all the sparkly lights! This girl loves glitz. Your recipe sounds fantastic – might even make me rethink my meal plan this week ;)

  • Gretchen Corbin

    I love all the mini-traditions at Christmas. Yours sound wonderful. I also love to cook bacon in the oven. Thanks for the fabulous recipe. I can’t wait to try the hollandaise sauce!

  • Gretchen Corbin

    just tweeted your recipe!

  • katherine d.

    i love getting time off from college!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  • jessica

    I love all the time with family, and seeing the look on my kids faces Christmas morning.

  • Valerie

    I love getting together with family and all of the yummy food!

  • Valerie

    I tweeted about the giveaway

  • Sarah L.

    I love seeing all the homes decorated during this time of year. And some of the foods and treats that seem to only come out this time of year.

  • Elise

    Looks delicious! My favorite things about the holiday are the warm feelings of giving and good cheer, and the visiting with friends and family. I used to feel kind of weird about being sentimental around the holidays, but then realized I just had way too many cynical friends!

  • Sarah L.

    Shared a link to this post on Facebook

  • Lianne

    comfy xmas morning in our pj’s , opening stockings, watching happy excited little faces light up and a delicious eggs benny xmas brunch.

  • Chrystal in Canada

    Well, we just had a group of friends over for sandwiches and tea after church! It was a wonderful impromptu hosting, and I loved having a houseful of laughter and cheer!

  • Andi

    I love spending time with my family and creating all the gifts and goodies for family and friends. This dish looks so good!

  • Andi

    Shared to facebook :}

  • http://dragonfliesandkatydids.blogspot.com Katy

    My favorite part of the holidays is decorating the tree: twinkling ornaments, Christmas music and hot chocolate!

  • Kim L

    the best part of the holidays is being able to enjoy my family and spend time together…

  • Kim L

    I shared this on twitter

  • Kim L

    i shared this on facebook…

  • SherriS.

    I love the time from Thanksgiving on to New Years Day starting with pulling out the decorations and reminiscing over who gave me my favorite ornaments, shopping for the perfect gifts, making delicious desserts and most importantly spending time with my family. We are celebrating with my grandson for the first time and I’m looking forward to watching him open his presents that morning.

  • Melissa C.

    I love the family getting together and the holiday food.

  • Linda C

    What I love about the holidays . . . . . spending time with family, giving gifts, wonderful food, playing games, candlelight Christmas Eve service, caroling, singing Christmas songs, and most of all, celebrating the birth of Jesus!

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  • tanya ci

    I like the holidays best when we actually relax and do not run about too much. As much as I like seeing everyone I’d rather just be being rather that doing.

  • tanya ci

    FB’d the post.

  • tanya ci

    Tweeted. Hopalong15

  • Mrs. Voytek

    Looks so delicious! And what can be bad about getting some veggies into breakfast! Looking forward to trying this over the holiday break! Thanks for sharing!

  • Gail

    I love all the new gluten free recipes I have to choose from this Home for the Holidays Event. I will continue throughout the year to bake many of these wonderful recipes.

    Merry Christmas

  • Joy

    What I love about the holidays is going to church on Christmas Eve and spending time with 4 generations of family!

  • http://unleashseahorsedesign.blogspot.com/ Sarah Louise

    What I love about the holidays is that it’s the only time we can justify making a fire in the desert! Thanks for the awesome recipe :)

  • http://livelocalivefree.wordpress.com Stephanie

    I love the holidays because the entire family is together! My siblings and I are scattered across 4 states so it is wonderful when everyone is together, even if it’s only for a day or two!

  • http://livelocalivefree.wordpress.com Stephanie

    I shared this post on my Facebook!

  • http://livelocalivefree.wordpress.com Stephanie

    I also shared this on my Twitter — @livelocaliveraw

  • Elizabeth

    I love the tree lights that twinkle before I head to bed and first thing when I wake up.

  • D. Smith

    favorite part of the holidays-Gluten-Free Christmas cookies!

  • http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com InTolerant Chef

    Just lovely indeed. We havea special breakfast too, but try to keep it light do we can fit in plenty of dinner! My daughters faces and excitement are my favourite part of the holidays for me :)

  • Christine

    What I love about the holidays is being able to spend time with my family since we all live far away from each other. Another thing is the delicious food we all get to cook and share with each other.

  • Laura

    What I love about the holidays is good food and spending time with family.

  • Laura

    Shared on facebook!

  • Andrew

    I love eating good food, having good company and Christmas lights!

  • Andrew

    Shared this on fb.

  • Susan

    Oh my — these baked eggs florentine look and sound wonderful! I love to hear children singing Christmas carols during the holidays. Such sweet sounds and some interesting renditions of old favourites!

  • Amanda

    I love being with family!

  • Elisa

    Oh wow, so happy to have found your blog! I will be coming back regularly :) This looks so good I can’t wait to try it. I love the excitement of my kids at Christmas. It like being a kid again just watching them.

  • Christine B

    What I love most about the holidays is that hubby is home from work. The break from classes is also pretty nice, even if it usually meant finals right beforehand.

  • Amani

    My favorite holidays have actually been those (recently) spent with friends, forming new holiday traditions, laughing and just enjoying each others’ company. Usually good food is involved as well. :)

  • Amani

    Sharing is caring, shared on fb. :)

  • Jessica B

    I love focusing on Jesus in creative ways!!

  • Traci Cottingham

    Reading about your Christmas put a smile on my face. Fabulous. :o)

  • Laura

    I love family time and snow….

  • Joy

    I love watching my children’s eyes light up when they see the Christmas decorations and as they listen to Christmas stories and books (especially the story of baby Jesus).

  • Elaine Finlay

    My family has been so supportive of the new Gluten Free lifestyle that I have had to adopt and are always looking for treats or adaptations of recipes to make sure I am included in the holidays. For that I love them doubly!

  • Janna S

    I love spending time with family and reminiscing about the year and previous holidays

  • Janna S

    Shared on FB

  • http://decentralist.wordpress.com decentralist

    Entering the contest, thanks!

  • Lily S

    What I love about the holidays: being around loved ones, the cozy atmosphere, and Christmas music!

  • Lily S

    I shared this post on Twitter

  • Joanne Harp

    I love the fact I can get a gluten free ham at Costco!!

  • Stephanie

    This recipe looks fabulous, but especially the individual pans. I thought, deeply, about buying miniature cast iron pans I saw this weekend…. now I wish I had. I started making eggs florentine with my first CSA. They gave us tons of “beet thinnings,” which were baby beet greens with teensy beetroots at the bottom. With a bit of spinach added, I made florentine weekly!
    We celebrate Hanukkah, and I love the latke parties!

  • debra z

    I love driving around to check out all the christmas lights and decorations. :D

  • Shelley

    Just liked you on Facebook, would love the “shoestring” giveaway, been following Nicole’s site and enjoy it a lot, and yours as well ;-)

  • JP

    The smell of goodies baking in the oven!

  • Jen

    MMMM…I just bought a large tub of spinach and was trying to find a good recipe to use it up with. I’m going to have to try this one for sure! My favorite thing about the holidays is my husband having extra time off from work to spend with me and the boys. :^)

  • http://www.tessadomesticdiva.blogspot.com Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva

    I love watching the wonder in my kids eyes…what a beautiful thing…believing!

  • http://www.tessadomesticdiva.blogspot.com Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva

    tweeted

  • http://www.tessadomesticdiva.blogspot.com Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva

    shared on fb

  • Torey

    Watching my kids get excited about putting up the tree and opening presents.

  • Patricia

    My favorite part of the holidays is knowing the depth and breath of God’s love for us. And how he showed that love in becoming one of his very own creation. It’s something that is very humbling and uplifting at the same time.

  • Patricia

    Posted to facebook

  • Courtney

    I like being with family around the holidays and being all cozy and warm inside with a nice cup of tea :-)

  • http://www.glutenfreedomblog.com Dana Ward

    I love having time off to travel and see family during the holidays!

  • http://inconceivablystrong.blogspot.com Julia Lynn

    I retweeted. Wasn’t sure if we were supposed to enter each day or just once.

  • tamara A

    Family is my favorite thing about the holidays!

  • Beth

    I love being with my family.

  • Angela Olson

    I love spending the time with my family. It’s probably the best part of the holidays.

  • Angela Olson

    Facebook share done! :)

  • Angela Olson

    shared on twitter! :) Happy Holidays!

  • Adria

    I love the decorations and time with friends and family!

  • anna

    so easy — family time!!! i think it’s what the holidays are all about…

  • Denise Fedor

    What I love about the holidays is that we always make lots of cookies, eat meats and cheeses that we display nicely on Christmas eve, and then have fresh Kielbasa for christmas. We have a nice presentation even it is always just me, Hubbs and GF daughter. Thanks, Dee

  • brenda

    i call our house the crazy christmas house it’s jam packed with decorations and lights inside and out. we have motion lights inside around all the cealings you can never have enough christmas!!!!!

  • Colleen Berry

    I love getting to see all my family that I haven’t over the year. My mom has a huge family & every 5 years we ALL get together; it’s over 100 people and it’s so wonderful to catch up with all the family that lives far away! : )

  • Colleen Berry

    Shared on Twitter! : )

  • Anne

    I love being with family and celebrating the birth of Christ!

  • Janis S.

    I shared this on facebook.

  • Janis S.

    the best thing about the holidays is getting together with family.

  • Karen Culbertson

    What I love about the holidays is spending time with family and friends. Additionally, there seems to be more emphasis on food, and I am excited to try out some of my new found gluten-free recipes on them!

  • http://www.alternativeeating.wordpress.com Anne

    I have to try baked eggs:) :) I love Christmas, the whole family gathered:) I also want to let you know that I’ve selected you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find out about why I selected you and what you need to do in my link below.
    http://www.alternativeeating.wordpress.com
    Have a great day:)

  • bonnie

    this recipe looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  • Gwen

    I love the excitement of Christmas as seen through my sons’ eyes (they are 4.5 and 3).

  • Kelly

    I love being with family for the holidays!

  • Kelly

    Shared on facebook

  • http://www.youtube.com/whitegirlfang Marie Fang

    I LOVE enjoying fresh baked goodies with family without a care in the world during the holidays!

  • Gail

    I shared this giveaway and blog on Facebook.

  • Susan Isenberg

    Home for the holidays means, family and food, old favorites and new favorites. For me that means GF treats the whole family can fall in love with. Thanks to all the brave, inventive, and brilliant individuals who make that possible. This recipe looks wonderful, I’ll have to try it out, since I just found your site. Blessings.

  • Kim L

    i retweeted this giveaway on twitter

  • Kim L

    family and food that you don’t normally eat throughout the year is my favorite part of the holiday!

  • Isabel

    What I love most about the holidays is the weather! It gets all lovely and cool, and the air smells wonderful. There’s really nothing like it.

  • Dionne R

    My favorite thing about the Holidays is how my daughter’s (3 years old) face lights up every time she learns something new about the magic of Christmas!

  • Shelly R

    I love how our family always gets together for he holidays. Everyone always seems busy throughout the year, but we always make time during the holidays.

  • Shelly R

    I shared on FB!

  • Shelly R

    I tweeted!

  • Dionne R

    Posted on facebook too!

  • alisa joy

    i love family, warmth, candle-light and anticipation!

  • Micki

    I know the giveaway is closed, but I had to write to let you know that I loved your post. Your Christmas sounds just like mine! Gift giving is stretched out as long as possible in our home, too! Our kids don’t know any different which I love. :) Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Happy Holidays to you!

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thank you and Happy Holidays to you too!

  • Linda S

    Oh my, this makes me drool. :) Thanks for sharing so much! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! :)

  • Jill

    Shared post on Twitter (MeTweetingYou)

  • Jill

    Shared post on Facebook.

  • Jill

    A delicious idea for breakfast, especially during the holidays! I enjoy spending time with my family over the holidays and enjoying a festive meal together.

  • Jill

    Shared on Facebook (Apple Jenny)

  • Carol

    I love all the family I get to see during the holidays. :) With almost loosing my mom last month, having her here, happy and healthier during the holidays was the most wonderful thing of all.

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      That’s fabulous Carol!

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  • Jennyt

    SUPER excited i just found your site! We went gluten free a few months ago and I’m attempting to add to my current recipes. These dishes look great!!!

    • Carol Kicinski

      Good luck with your gluten free adventure! Thank you.

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