I don't know where you are, but these days, it's pretty darn hot here in New Jersey. And sticky - I think some days the weatherman can't possibly be right that the humidity is ONLY 90 percent, because it feels like 90 bazillion! It seems just too hot to cook. Sure, there's the crock pot, but after too many days in a row of that, my gang feels like they're eating the same things over and over--it's meat or veggies in sauce, no matter how you flavor it. Our grill has definitely been getting a workout. While it's a flame to stand over, and outside in the heat, one big benefit to grilling is that Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Rapunzel: So...Mother...earlier I was saying tomorrow is a really big day, and you didn't really respond, so I'm just gonna tell you: IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! Tada! Mother Gothel: No no no, can't be. I distinctly remember, your birthday was last year. Rapunzel: That's the funny thing about birthdays, they're kind of an annual thing! ~Disney's Tangled And the funny thing about those annual birthdays...the tradition is to serve cake. For an allergy family, safe cake can be daunting. When Celia was just shy of a year old, we trialed eggs into her diet in preparation for birthday cake. And in less than Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
My kindergartener is a homeschooler. One of his favorite activities is "arts and crafts," which is always his last task for the day. (Hey, if you know what motivates...) He loves actual crafts, but I really think "arts and crafts" is code for "anything that makes a big mess." One of his favorite activities is baking. We bake something almost once a week. He enjoys the creativity, and I enjoy that it takes a task off of my to-do list. Most of our treats are homemade. I'm trying to cut back on the pre-made stuff -- allergy-friendly food is getting better tasting, but the price tag is still Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
They're hungry again? Didn't we just feed them? Ok, time to make another dinner. Thinking back to our basic plan of protein-starch-produce, this time we are making two sides to go with our dinner. These will go with just about any meat - I'm serving them with a beef roast. Both recipes serve 8, but can easily be halved for a smaller family or if you don't want leftovers. The first dish is Creamy Garlic Shells. As a kid, I ate tons of that "pasta and sauce in an envelope" stuff. It made a quick side dish, and the garlic cream flavor was versatile. This is a safe replica of that favorite Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Hi everybody! I'm glad to be part of the team. I'm Meg. Five children with food allergies call me "Mom," and my husband and I have allergies as well. In addition to "regular" allergies, our family has three "patients" with Eosinophilic Esophagitis--EoE for short. We call Celia and Damien, "The Twobeys," because their main nutrition comes from amino-acid based medical formula received through g-tubes. Celia's only safe foods are pork and strawberries, while Damien can only eat pork, apples, and potatoes. My husband is the third with EoE, and he has Celiac Disease. Some folks hit the lottery; we Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.