Edible Sand and Other Allergy-Friendly Birthday Cake Ideas

edible sand dessert

How’s a bucket of sand for a 13-year-old birthday cake? Edible sand that is. It was just right for a birthday at the beach. All the ingredients are allergy-safe for our nut-free, egg-free crew. Plus it is just downright fun to make! This is our second year making golden Oreo sand. Be sure to click […]

Allergy Friendly Easter Treats

peeps cadbury

For Easter treats we like nut-free and egg-free Cadbury mini eggs – the little chocolate eggs with the crunchy shell. We also enjoy Hershey kisses and Peeps. (As always, this is what we enjoy for our family. Please check all labels for allergy-friendliness for your family.) Here are a few more adaptations we enjoy: I […]

Fast Food for Slow Sundays: Basic Meatloaf, Egg Free


Meatloaf can easily be baked on a Saturday then warmed when you walk in the door from church… Often I need to modify a good, old, basic recipe due to the children’s allergies. Meatloaf is no exception. Now, I could add in egg substitute. But I’ve found that meatloaf is every bit as tasty, sans […]

Our Food Allergies on a Budget Story

Lil Buddy allergic to egg and peanut

Four epipens go everywhere with the seven of us. We have two children allergic to nuts. One would go into anaphylactic shock if eggs touched his lips. Yet, there is so much food my children can have. Can enjoy. Yes, this allergy-friendly living takes a bit more planning but any good thing does. Yes, foods […]

Simple Thanksgiving Menu, Tips and Allergy Friendliness


Don’t you love Thanksgiving? Our celebration is practical, simple and fun. I’m sharing our chalkboard menu with you today along with a few tips I’ve learned along the way. I like to ease into the holidays, spreading preparations over several days. Below are our favorite annual recipes: Overnight Turkey (Easy, Delicious and Always Moist!) Be […]

Blueberry Breakfast Cake


I made another recipe found on Pinterest! This scrumptious blueberry breakfast cake I made with egg substitute so Lil’ Buddy could enjoy it too. We mixed it up one night last week as the highlight of breakfast for supper. You must click over to Alexandra’s Kitchen to see her delicious photos. You’ll want to make […]

Our Favorites and a Visit to the Southern Plate Kitchen!


I’m thrilled to be visiting the Southern Plate kitchen today! I grew up on potato chip cookies. Didn’t realize they weren’t your normal variety until I was much older and got the questionable look from others. This special recipe is from my grandmother, Mama Ann and it is a great use for those bottom of the bag, […]

Chocolate SunButter Rice Krispy Treats


A while back, there was a little bakery that sold peanut butter Rice Krispy treats. Now just that is a treat itself. Even at $1 a piece. The topper was – those krispy treats were topped with chocolate! So, the children and I set out to recreate this specialty with our favorite SunButter. We simply […]

SunButter No-Bake Energy Bites

SunButter No Bake Energy Bites

Ah, Pinterest. A wealth of inspiration. Like these wonderful No-Bake Energy Bites. Adapted for our allergy-friendly needs with our favorite SunButter. Yum. Yum. Yum. Easy for children to mix up for a little cooking fun. Delicious with ground flax seed, coconut, honey, oatmeal, chocolate chips and SunButter. But simply not enough for us! Next time […]

Smoothies: More on Slow Cooker Yogurt


The essence of summer – peaches. Smoothies made with our homemade yogurt. I have timed it the last several times I’ve made the yogurt so that it will be our breakfast the next day. Oh how slow cooker yogurt has changed our lives! Smoothies! Just pour your fresh yogurt into your blender. Add your choice […]

Pimento Cheese: Allergy Friendly Living

allergy-friendly pimento cheese

I could not let the week pass without sharing the joy over Lil’ Buddy joining the pimento cheese fan club. Oh, Mama Ann’s pimento cheese! But…with the mayonnaise it requires, youngest boy could not eat it. Egg allergy and epipen. But, I remembered that Addapinch posted a pimento cheese recipe with cream cheese rather than […]

Frozen SunButter® Pie


SunButter®, whipped cream, jelly, milk, a box of instant vanilla pudding and graham cracker pie crust. Let the frozen whipped cream thaw well enough to spread a cup full in the bottom of a graham cracker pie crust. Put that in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile you can mix up your 1/2 cup […]