November 25, 2014

Enjoy Life Foods Seed & Fruit Mix {Product Review & Recipe}

#glutenfree #dairyfree #enjoylife #productreview

It is no secret that Enjoy Life Foods is one of our absolute favorite allergy-friendly food companies. Knowing that we can consistently purchase delicious, safe, and healthy products is a huge plus. We love so many of their products and the Seed and Fruit Mix is no exception.

November 22, 2014

Apple Crumble Bars {Gluten-free & Vegan}

#glutenfree #vegan #applecrumble #dessert

This crumble has a buttery shortbread-style crust, warm, gooey apple filling, and a struesel-like, sweet topping. Top it with some So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip Coconut Whipped Topping while it is still warm, and you have a perfect dessert for any time of year!


November 21, 2014

My {Minted} Christmas Wish List


Every year, as Thanksgiving is upon us, I start to panic as I realize all of the things to come. The holiday season is a big deal at my day job and there are several events that require planning and organization at the same time. Not to mention one kid's birthday falls two weeks before Christmas, and the other's is just a week after. It seems like the planning never ends!


Christmas cards always seem to be one of those elusive items on my list. I always plan to come up with a beautiful design and have them mailed early in December so they arrive in plenty of time. As much as I try and plan and hope though, I always seem to end up scrambling to find whatever generic design looks "good enough" and finally get them addressed and mailed with maybe a day or two to spare.

My Christmas card "wish list" always begins when I see the amazing designs available from Minted. The beautiful 2014 Christmas Photo Card Collection is now available here! To say that I'm in LOVE with the designs would be an understatement. The unique designs are so much fun and there are so many styles to choose from. I'm compiling quite the list of favorites already!

The Find it Fast TM option makes it super easy to see what your personalized cards will look like. Just upload your photos and you can view the collection with your own picture in the design. This was such a fun aspect to me and I spent SO much time playing around with the variety.


Another favorite of mine is the real gold foil option. I LOVE gold foil prints right now and the shimmer definitely adds something special to these cards. Minted uses an exclusive process to hand-press real foil onto each card. How luxurious! 
Minted not only has beautiful, classic, and modern designs, they are also offering free recipient address printing + 15% off if you order by November 25th, using code HAPPYHOL15. How great is that?!? Sitting down and addressing Christmas cards is my least favorite part of the process. My handwriting always starts out neat but ends up as a scribbly mess!

I have decided this year to add Christmas cards from Minted to the near-top of my Hectic Holiday Priority List and I can't wait to share the design I choose with you in a few weeks!

As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone.  

November 20, 2014

Making it Milk-free Thanksgiving Feast


I read a quote the other day from another food blogger that said, "You know food bloggers...we eat a couple of Thanksgiving dinners before the actual day." Ain't that the truth??? We are busy planning our menus a couple of months in advance in order to test recipes again and again to make sure they are just perfect before sharing them with you, our faithful readers.

November 18, 2014

Pumpkin Pie {Gluten-free & Vegan}


Pumpkin Pie is one of those classic necessities that just rounds out any Thanksgiving feast. As a teenager, my mom and I spent quite some time trying to create the perfect pumpkin pie, from crust to filling. We finally came up with our favorite one and it has been a staple each year since then. But what happens when you can no longer eat the pie you made because the crust contains gluten, or you cannot share it with your child because it contains milk and they are allergic? Why, you adapt it of course!

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