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Coffee house withdrawals- Nut Free Caramel Macchiatto

I'm pretty sure most would agree that a good cup of coffee is the only way to start the day, I know that I wouldn't be able to function without a cup or three every morning. Just ask my kids. They know, that mom NEEDS her coffee. For example, when Bree was younger probably age… Continue reading Coffee house withdrawals- Nut Free Caramel Macchiatto

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Homemade Nut Free Granola

I used to LOVE eating vanilla granola with almond slivers from the grocery store. I would eat it as a snack and mixed into a bowl of yogurt with strawberries and honey. Once I was diagnosed with a tree nut allergy, I couldn't easily find a safe granola or similar safe crunchy cereal substitute for… Continue reading Homemade Nut Free Granola

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40th birthday Oreo cupcakes

Last week was a friends husband's 40th birthday. Her daughter also has a life threatening allergy to nuts, so like our family they have a totally nut free house. I know how stressful it can be trying to schedule enough time in between the kids schedules to run to the nut free bakery twenty minutes away without traffic… Continue reading 40th birthday Oreo cupcakes

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The birthday that started this blog idea.

If anyone in your family has a nut allergy, you are well aware that bakeries are a difficult place to find anything safe to eat. The risk of cross contamination is high, so we have decided for our family it's safest to avoid all bakeries. This takes away the convenience of running into BJ’s or… Continue reading The birthday that started this blog idea.


Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

I’m a day late for a valentine’s day post. We made a few fun food items, I still wanted to share with everyone! We had another snow day on Monday so, we decorated some heart shaped sugar cookies with royal icing. I made the cookie dough in the morning and chilled it for only an… Continue reading Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

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The stress of dining out with food allergies

I don't remember when it was, or where we had been eating. I do however vividly remember eating out at a restaurant when Alyssa and Tyler were very young. The waiter asked us if we had any food allergies and I replied: "Nope, luckily none of us have any food allergies!"  I'm not sure, why… Continue reading The stress of dining out with food allergies