Win-It-Wednesday: Little Bay Baking Company

This week’s WIN-It-Wednesday’s sponsor is Little Bay Baking Company, a company that was started with one simple idea – to produce a gluten-free & casein-free line of products that provide celiacs and others with a gluten or wheat intolerance with foods that “taste like you remember”.

Plus, all of the Little Bay Baking items are also lactose, peanut and nut free too.

The Founder of Little Bay Baking, Helen Sanders, is on a gluten-free diet herself, and understands the challenges of living with food allergies and intolerances. Over the past 30 years Helen has reinvented her family’s favorite baking recipes into gluten and casein free versions so that her whole family, as well as celiacs everywhere can enjoy them.

Some of my favorite baking mixes from Little Bay Baking are the awesome corn bread mix that goes perfect with my homemade chili, and the donut-hole mix that is as good as your local donut-shops when sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar!

The Little Bay Baking Mixes have also been awarded the Celiac Sprue Association Seal of Recognition. The mixes are now available in over 100 stores including Whole Foods and on line at They offer monthly specials (this month the special is 15% off the Yellow Cake Mix) and free shipping on all orders over $30. 

And for those of you that like to cook from scratch, Little Bay also is an authorized distributor of Expandex modified tapioca starch.

For this week’s WIN-It-Wednesday, Little Bay Baking is offering TWO (Yes… 2!) lucky BeFreeForMe members a “Get Acquainted Package” of baking mixes. This sampler includes 1 bag each of Pumpkin Bread, Waffle/Donut, Corn Bread, Yellow Cake, Cookie Bar and All Purpose Breakfast Mixes.

How can you win?!


Reply to this blog and tell us what your favorite gluten-free, nut-free, casein-free, etc. family recipe/meals/treats are… (Mine? Pesto… on anything… chicken, pasta, you name it!)

Entries must be received by Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 12:00 Midnight – EST.

Good luck, Here’s to the favorites… and as always,

Be Free!

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73 Responses to “Win-It-Wednesday: Little Bay Baking Company”

  1. Cara Says:

    I love steamed shrimp/crab/other vegetables and baked potatoes. YUMMY!!! Plus gluten free chocolate chip brownies with the Betty Crocker Mix. 🙂

  2. Mikki Says:

    Since we just started this new GF lifestyle I’m finding TONS of new recipes I love.
    I really loving the GF bread recipe I found 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  3. Becky T Says:

    I love the gluten-free cinnamon rolls created by Gluten Free Girl. Also like Betty Crocker’s gluten free brownie mix.

  4. Francine Says:

    My favorite gluten free treat is Against the Grain rosemary baguette. I make garlic bread to go along with supper and it is delish!! Even my husband who is not GF asks for this bread.

  5. Kathleen Reale Says:

    My sister, who is also GF, turned me onto the Against the Grain products too! The baguetttes ARE awesome!

    Be Free!

  6. Larc Bogdan Says:

    rice pasta is great, and stir fry with gf tamari and ginger is yum!

  7. Toni Says:

    I’ve been loving salad the last few weeks, eatting it for 2 meals a day most days. Also I’ve finally found a pasta I like which is great because before going gluten free I used to eat pasta at least twice a week. I can’t remember the brand name but we get it at Ocean State Job lot for $1.50 a bag!

  8. Kathleen Reale Says:

    I also buy the corn pasta (for only $1.50 a bag) and it IS good! The name of it is SamMills – Pasta d’oro. Ocean State also has Bob’s Red Mill products for cheap too!

    Be Free!

  9. Cindy Says:

    I have a great recipe for a spinach quiche that uses a rice crust that I have made for years. When I was diagnosed with celiac a year ago I was very happy to realize one of my favorites was naturally gluten free without any changes.

  10. Linda Says:

    My whole family really loves Betty Crocker’s gluten free brownie mix – the brownies taste like ‘regular’ brownies – delicious!!!

  11. Gwen Says:

    I’m loving hummus.

  12. Alice Says:

    Being gluten free for over 20 years, find I’ve become more open to trying new dishes.. and love that shopping is getting easier with more items being labelled Gluten-free! Last night I had such dish with Thai Pavilion’s packaged rice noodle & sauce… adding lots of veggies and chicken breast. Even my husband loved it. Am fortunate to be in the Grainless Baker’s delivery range to specialty shops – Mock Rye bread is awesome. Was also surprised for Christmas by my kids baking up a batch of the GF Betty Crocker Brownies – as yummy as I remembered.. now just to get all these to come down in cost a little. Suppliers that offer discounts, sales, and giveways or samples.. Hurray!

  13. R. Kim Says:

    I totally love the Betty Crocker Mix brownies and chocolate chip cookies! It totally made my year (2009) when my sister found them in the supermarket! I can’t stop making them!~ ^__^

  14. Pamela Stickney Says:

    I love using chicken with gluten free pasta, or in a slow cooker. I also like Tofutti brand imitation cream cheese, to make chocolate bliss cheese cake. My daughter and I, are also fans of Ians gluten free products.

  15. Casey Says:

    I love finding new ways to incorporate Quinoa into family meals. I mix in different veggies, shrimp, chicken, nuts…etc! Easy, safe and delicious!

  16. Amy Says:

    We’re also just figuring out what is okay to eat. We make a lot of bread and eat a lot of chicken right now!

  17. Lisa Says:

    I am so happy popcorn is gluten free! I am also lactose intolerant so I make my popcorn with Orville Redenbachers butter flavor popcorn oil. My family doesn’t even miss the butter! I also love to have Chex puppy chow mix (homemade) to nibble on!

  18. Judy Pearson-Wright Says:

    Right now Conte’s pastas! I have yet to try making ravioli or gnocchi from scratch but one of these days when I have time to clean the pasta maker!

  19. Tina Says:

    My husband makes the best flourless chocolate cake!

  20. dyana Says:

    Really enjoy trying new gf items. thrilled to find another company providing this service.

  21. Kara S. Says:

    Our favorite eat it everyday item is a french bread that I adapted to use higher protein flours in it. It’s excellent for sandwhiches, appetizers, and as a side. Yum! And of course, anything with chocolate is our other family favorite!

  22. Theresa Watson Says:

    I love Tinkyada Pad Thai (brown rice noodles) with anything — but especially with chicken and vegies with peanut butter sauce – YUM. and Elana’s Pantry chocolate chip cookies — best recipe!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win some GF products — so exciting to try new things!

  23. Kathy Bunn Says:

    I love Thai food and have started cooking it at home. It is not only gluten fee but easy to prepare and tasty. I combine rice noodles with a ginger sauce(la choy) and chicken or seafood and veggies. YUMMY!

  24. Kat Says:

    My favorite gluten free meals —

    Shrimp stir fried with rice and home-made gluten free sweet and sour sauce!

    As far as guiltier treats, my two favorites are gluten free buffalo wings (easily gluten free if they’re baked/broiled instead of fried, and slightly healthier too) and amaretti cookies made with almond paste.

    Maybe not together, but seperately very yummy!!

    I would LOVE to try some new mixes though – they sound delish!

  25. Kathleen Reale Says:


    Please send me over the Ameretti Cookie recipe! Sounds so yummy!

    Be Free!

  26. Paula Says:

    Salisbury Steak! Made from scratch, with a French Onion soup gravy….YUMMY!

  27. Kathleen Reale Says:


    Ditto from my comment above!
    Recipe… please! =)

    Be Free!

  28. Gluten Free Betsy Says:

    I’ve been slightly addicted to gluten free chocolate chip cookies.

    The Little Bay donut hole mix sounds amazing!

  29. Renee Says:

    My family’s favorite meal is a chicken stew that I adapted from a Brunswick Stew recipe. It’s the one thing that I know I won’t hear complaints about!

  30. Kathleen Reale Says:

    The weather is so cold and a Chicken Stew sounds awesome. I’d love to try it! Go to the recipe tab at the top of the BeFreeForMe website… hit submit recipe and send it over!

    Be Free!

  31. Jeannie Tyler Says:

    I am working hard to find a GF rye tasting bread for my son & me. I love the Bob’s Red Mill Hearty Whole Grain best of all the mixes but he is still missing the taste of real rye. I do bake bread from scratch too and would love to be able to fulfill his rye tastebuds. Thanks, Jeannie

  32. Kathleen Reale Says:


    I don’t know of any GF Rye breads, but I will call out to all GF Rye Bread lovers…
    Can anyone help out Jeannie? If anyone knows of any good GF Rye breads / mix please reply to this post and let us know!

    Be Free!

  33. Susan C - AZ Says:

    Hello all,
    My favorite gluten-free, nut-free, casein-free, etc. family recipe/meals/treats are the following for starters, it’s wild rice vegetable soup from my GF Vegan recipe book. Next for the main dish would have to be chicken braised in mushroom & onion sauce. For dessert, it is simply a square from one of my favorite dark chocolate bars of high quality of course (Ghiradelli, Lindt, Dagoba, Chuao, Green & Blacks or Scharffenberger).
    Thank you for the chance to win a fabulous prize! Have a delicious day!

  34. Kathleen Reale Says:


    All of these sound yummy!

    Be Free!

  35. Sue Says:

    I love my own adaptation on eggplant parm….we bread the eggplant with corn flour, and think it’s better than the original!

  36. Kathleen Reale Says:


    The eggplant sounds delicious with the corn flour. Do you dredge the eggplant in an egg mixture and then the corn flour? It sounds so good… =)

    Be Free!

  37. Marina Says:

    Tinkyada pasta and moving towards a more plant-based diet (lots of veggie soup, ratatouille, and stuffed peppers).

  38. Kate Says:

    I LOVE sweet potato fries and ketchup…and my husband does too! We slice them up, skin and all, and toss them with olive oil, Italian sesoning and Cajun seasonings, and roast them in the oven at 375 for 45 minutes to an hour. They’re great with a juicy hamburger on top of a Kinnikinnick gluten free dinner roll! YUM!

  39. Susan W Says:

    We love fried rice here–lots of veggies (onion is always there but the others are whatever is in the fridge), perhaps some meat (cooked chicken, sliced or diced, is a favorite), and soy sauce. I add one egg, beaten, for each person eating dinner with us (4 people = 4 eggs) and stir them in at the end. Stir until eggs are set; serve.

  40. Cathy S Says:

    I love baking with almond flour! The baked goods I have made are amazing! I am interested in trying the donut mix. Bothmy grown sons are recently diagnosed and they would love to have Mom make donuts for them!

  41. Kathleen Reale Says:


    Kat (a few posts above) also has a almond cookie recipe I am dying to try…

    I hope everyone starts to share their recipes!

    Thanks for your post!

    Be Free!

  42. Vicki in NC Says:

    I found an amazing recipe for Greek chicken and rice soup last week. It has chicken, brown rice, lemon, egg and chicken broth. I made it during the snow storm Saturday and there was enough for lunch over the next three days. Wish I had more now!

  43. Kathleen Reale Says:

    Hi Vicki in (Snowy!) NC-

    That’s not fair… ! Now you MUST share that recipe with us all – it sounds SO good! Go to the Recipe tab on BeFreeForMe, click share and submit the recipe when you get a free moment from all that snow shoveling!

    Be Free!

  44. Sarah Says:

    I am in love with the It’s Good to Be Gluten-Free cookbook. I love that it gives (usually) four different flour variations for the baking instructions. But I have to say that I am sooo into making my own chicken/veggie/beef stock. I use it for everything. And it makes my house smell so homey!!!

  45. Kathleen Reale Says:


    I need to check out that cookbook… sounds good!

    Be Free!

  46. Jill Duncan Says:

    The gluten free madeleines I have made – orange essenced!

  47. Kathleen Reale Says:


    pLeAsE sHaRe! Gf Orange Essence madeleines… we ALL need the recipe!

    Be Free!

  48. Laura Says:

    I’m so glad to find Udi’s products! Their bread is the first bread I’ve found that I like, so now I can have sandwiches again! They also make great pizza crusts, which is nice when you’re in a rush and don’t want to wait on yeast and all when making crust.

  49. Rosemarie Says:

    Roasted chicken with potatoes and onions, a green veggie and to start some rice pasta with marinara sauce. All GF and all enjoyed by the non Celiacs as well. Then for dessert either Turkey Hill ice cream or one of the Betty Crocker GF mixes. I’m intrigued though by the donut hole mix by Little Bay Baking!

  50. Dawn Says:

    Almond butter cookies are a huge hit in my GF house. They vanish so quickly I cannot keep up.

  51. Kathleen Reale Says:


    Almond flour seems to be a big hit with the replies in this post. I’m thinking I need to utilize recipes using it more… send yoor recipe on over!

    Be Free!

  52. DEBBIE MINOR Says:


  53. Kathleen Reale Says:


    Thanks for the recipe!

    Be Free!

  54. Lauren H Says:

    I love the Gluten Freeda oatmeal. I could live on it!

  55. Kathleen Reale Says:


    ME TOO! Check out this blog I wrote about Gluten Freeda… it is one of my favorite GF oatmeals.

    Be Free!

  56. Michie Page Says:

    I have a recipe for chocolate cake that my friends and I can’t get enough of. The cake recipe is not that high in fat and if I feel like being really bad I make a berry filling and white chocolate almond frosting for it.

  57. Kathleen Reale Says:


    Sounds SO Yummy! A sinful cake that is GF and low in fat… unless you want otherwise! =) Think you could be an angel and share the recipe with us all?!

    Go to the Recipe tab on BeFreeForMe, click on the Share button and submit it!

    Be Free!

  58. Theresa Shafer Says:

    Treat is Ginger People’s gin Gin extra.
    Recipe is Glutino crackers + pasta sauce + melted cheese (can be soy to be casein free)

  59. Stephanie Miller Says:

    Stuffed rainbow peppers (stuffed with rice, black beans, corn, onion +/- ground beef and lots of hot sauce!)
    Definitely don’t miss bread with this meal 🙂
    Also really love humus and veggies for snacks and “Simply Bars” for a quick, high protein, low fat, convenience food.

  60. Katie Says:

    My whole family loves Orgran corn/vegetable corkscrew pasta, mixed with bruschetta, diced grilled chicken and pesto. Add some local-bakery-made GF rolls (turned into garlic bread) and we’re in heaven!

  61. Kim Nixon Says:

    Recently diagnosed and learning to eat Gluten, dairy, and egg free (and possibly soon to add soy to the list) I can say I am trly strugglign and missing foods I loved.

    As far as recipes we are enjoying that are gluten free. I cook up extra brown rice and the other night made a feast of brown rice, broccoli, red onion, red pepper, and my new gluten free low-sodium tamari–we still eat meat so we had roasted porch chops with it. For left overs the enxt day I scooped in black beansand more red peppers and had a veggie feast.

    But I want to figur eout how to make good bread without a bread maker and find a good substitute for a grill cheese sandwhich.

    I am off to the marquette food co-op hoping to get more guidance and solutions, today.

  62. Jean Says:

    One of my favorites is the Chex Muddie Buddies recipe. I used to use Corn Crunch-ems or Rice Crunch-ems, but now some of the Chex cereals are gluten-free so I have gone back to using them.

  63. Tam Says:

    We love Pamela’s gf bread mix and the brownie mix. We also love Tinkyada pastas in all kinds of recipes. Chicken and broccoli alfredo with Tinkyada fettucine is a favorite!

  64. Cheryl Says:

    Chicken or beef curry! One of my fave dishes before I went gluten free and I didn’t have to give it up. I love it so much!

  65. Faith Pavkovich Says:

    I just found UDI’s Bagels!!! This find may have ended my seemingly endless quest for a really good GF bagel. They are the best of all of the GF bagels that I have tried in (5) years. The size is very generous too. Breakfast tomorrow will be a Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bagel soft enough to bite through both halves at once.
    I also just received my first variety pack of Glutenfreedas instant oatmeal yesterday (from Amazon $3.85 for (6) packets) and they are soooo much better than Quaker ever was. I had the Banana Maple with Flax this morning.
    If you’re looking for an incredible white bread from a mix – give Duinkerken a try, you will not be disappointed – promise. So far, only internet order available for my central Minnesota home.

  66. carrie Says:

    My favorite GF meal would be homemade rotisserie chicken with a salad and for dessert either Pamela’s or Betty Crocker’s brownies…Yum!

  67. Lisa Thomas Says:

    I just discovered Udi’s bread and it is amazing! Best gluten free bread ever!
    I am surprised that so many of you like the Betty Crocker brownie mix. I find it has an odd after taste. I LOVE Bob’s Red Mill brownie mix though and every time I make that everyone loves it – even those that aren’t on a gluten free diet!

  68. cheryl Says:

    chocolate, of course!

  69. Karen Grdina Says:

    My favorite meal is chicken soup made with chicken and broth with celery, carrots and rice. We put in a little V8 juice for flavor.

  70. Jessica Says:

    If you’re a busy mom and like things to be fast and easy i suggest Glutino gravy sauce and mixes. My stepmother found them at a little farmers market believe it or not, and all they take is water. Easy fixes for when you want the family and yourself to feel that homecooked feeling. Pour over mashed potatoes and meat of your choice and there are even a few that can be used as a base for soups and stews, I’ll gaurntee that you’ll feel like it took hours to make and it only took 5 minutes and tastes sooo good.

  71. Sue Says:

    A sandwich made with Udi,s bread and a bowl of Progresso Potato, Broccoli and Cheese Chowder soup. (several kinds are now labeled gluten free).

  72. Lindsey Says:

    French Meadows brownies make my day! Sooooooo good!!! 🙂 It is nice to be able to just pick up something like a brownie that has such nostalgia and not have to experiment in the kitchen for hours to try to recreate.

  73. Kathleen Reale Says:

    The two lucky random winners of BeFreeForMe’s WIN-It-Wednesday for the Little Bay Baking Company prize are:

    1.) Cheryl from MA

    2.) Jill from MO

    Be Free!

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