In all of our allergy-friendly years, we have been through several Epipen bags. The bags go with us everywhere and have to be sturdy. Recently, I came across monogrammed Cinch Sac bags from Thirty-One and my friend Susan Williams at Bags Bring Us Together. I was thrilled! So, I purchased one for each of our two Epipen-toting children and gave the bags to them as
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 invite you to join me for some fun ideas at
With our anaphylactic allergies to peanuts and walnuts, how is it I get excited when I come across a recipe with peanut butter as the main ingredient? Because of SunButter. SunButter is a direct substitute for peanut butter in our house. We eat it in a sandwich, we stir it in recipes. We frequently reference all the recipes on the SunButter site. “No nuts. No
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 egg. How does the loaf not crumble, you ask? The
Always a holiday favorite is Reindeer Mix, a.k.a. White Christmas Snack. It’s an easy solution for parties, teacher or neighbor gifts or a nice little something to tuck in the mailbox for your mail carrier. It’s very simple. You might even have the ingredients on hand. Just melt the white chocolate bark and pour it over Crispix, marshmallows, pretzels and M&Ms. The M&Ms make it
from the 2010 archives…We spent an entire afternoon Saturday making treats for the birds – and the bird lovers we know. Nana came across a really neat recipe for birdseed wreaths. I was especially excited about it because it is peanut free for our crew. Just three ingredients! Gelatin, water and birdseed. We made ten, small, heart-shaped wreaths and two large tube pan wreaths. Place
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 sure to take your turkey out of the fridge several
With fall and cooler weather, we often think of the birds. Plus, with a little SunButter, we often see more of a variety of birds at our feeder. The nuthatches and woodpeckers love a little extra with their birdseed. So, when I saw these simple feeders on Pinterest, I knew we could do an allergy-friendly version with SunButter. Gather your handy, empty toilet paper rolls.