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Showing posts with label tree nut free. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tree nut free. Show all posts

Oct 28, 2017

Chocolate Dipped Cones (dairy-free)

This past summer and early fall, we got really bored with sitting around the house and, though the weather was hot, we found some really fun ways to keep busy and spend time together as a family. 

Our boys enjoyed throwing rocks in the river. Dawson especially loved watching the trains go by. We played at parks, visited the zoo, fed the ducks at a nearby pond, and went hiking. On occasion, we topped off all of our outdoor fun with a cold, ice cream treat. When you have a child with a severe milk allergy, going out and enjoying ice cream together as a family can prove to be very difficult. We don't have any dairy-free ice cream options so we usually have to first stop at the store and pick up safe ice cream before hitting the ice cream shop for everyone else. 

Feb 7, 2017

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (dairy + gluten free)

It's birthday week! Or.... really just an excuse to make cupcakes. ;)

I always try and create a new cake/dessert recipe for my birthday, because no one else in this house is making me a cake, and buying one really isn't much of an option. Last year it was these amazing strawberry cupcakes, that are probably my favorite ever. I posted the question on my Facebook page about what flavor I should try this year, and as soon as I read "Mint Chocolate Chip" I knew that was it!

Dec 22, 2014

Peppermint Bark Puppy Chow {gluten free, vegan + nut free}

Puppy Chow (or Muddy Buddies) has always been a favorite treat in our family. I like to mix up the flavors for special occasions or holidays. Traditionally, Puppy Chow is made with peanut butter, but I think it works just fine and tastes great with just a chocolate coating.

Since I found Premium Chocolatiers Milkless Polar Dream dairy-free white chocolate bars, I knew I wanted to make a peppermint bark version of puppy chow. Perfectly sweet and crunchy, the minty mixture of dark chocolate and white chocolate with peppermint is amazing!

#glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #nutfree

Dec 14, 2014

White Chocolate Nog Fudge {dairy, egg, gluten + nut free}

Fudge is one of those traditional Christmas treats that just have to be made every year. Unfortunately most fudge recipes contain some if not all of our allergens. This year, I set out to make an allergy-friendly version that my little one and I could enjoy along with everyone else who would never even know the difference.

#dairyfree #eggfree #glutenfree #nutfree

I love the variety of So Delicious Dairy Free holiday drinks that are abundant this season. The delicious Nog is a fun and sweet treat. I have used it in previous years in breakfast recipes for Christmas morning, like my Nog French Toast Bake. I decided this year to try it in a dessert recipe as well.

Dec 9, 2014

Egg-free Marshmallow Creme

The brands of pre-made marshmallow creme (or fluff) that I have found in stores have been dairy-free, so they work if I am using them for something we will just have here at home. Being that I have one niece and one nephew allergic to eggs, I like to have another option when I'm making a recipe that calls for marshmallow creme so that it can be safe for them too.

I have seen a pre-made, egg-free brand at Whole Foods, but the nearest store is over an hour away from us. Not the easiest thing to pick up in a pinch. This recipe is easy to make, and if used quickly, easy to handle. It will begin to set up as it cools, lending that creamy, fluffy, stretchy consistency.

#eggfree #dairyfree #allergyfriendly #simple

Dec 4, 2014

Peppermint Bark {dairy + gluten-free}

One of my favorite treats during the Christmas season has forever been peppermint bark. Rich, dark chocolate topped with creamy, sweet white chocolate, then topped with the minty coolness of peppermint. What a perfect combination. Since going dairy-free though, this sweet treat has become a thing of the past. Until now!

#glutenfree #nutfree #dairyfree #chocolate #candy

Nov 25, 2014

Chocolate Seed + Fruit Bark {top 8 allergen free}

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.

#glutenfree #dairyfree #enjoylife #productreview

Oct 30, 2014

Orange Creamsicle Frosting {gluten free + vegan}

#glutenfree #vegan #orange #creamsicle #frosting

As a "food allergy mom," preparation is key for me to keep up with all of the random, last minute events that pop up when food may be required. I like to make up a batch of cupcakes and freeze them (with or without frosting) for just such occasions. Birthday parties out or at school are the typical events, but now we have parties at school to include as well. Thankfully, Mason's teacher has a refrigerator/freezer in the classroom, so I am able to send a few ready-made cupcakes to keep there "just in case."

Oct 15, 2014

Pumpkin Carving Party {2014}

#fall #pumpkincarving #party #halloween #tablescape

It has become a tradition in our family to have a Pumpkin Carving Party each fall a few weeks before Halloween. I LOVE this holiday, so hosting this is one of the highlights of fall for me. I always make my delicious chili recipe (which my husband keeps under lock and key...well, almost) and we have lots of fun fall treats to go along with it. Everyone brings their own pumpkin and we spend the afternoon carving, then enjoy dinner together. (This year was even capped off watching the Kansas City Royals win yet another playoff game - EEK! It's been nearly 30 years since this last occurred, so the buzz created by this is really a big deal!)

Jul 5, 2014

Roll-out Sugar Cookies {top 8 + gluten free}

Growing up, my mom's sugar cookies were one of my favorite treats. I remember making them at Easter, Halloween and Christmas with all of the cute holiday cookie cutter shapes we could find. They were this perfect, almost buttery consistency. Not too soft and not too crunchy, topped with a sweet and simple glaze of icing.

I haven't been able to enjoy those delicious cookies for awhile now, so I decided to use her recipe to create a version our whole family could partake in. With a few substitutions to make it dairy-, gluten-, and egg-free, all I had to do was use safe and trusted brands that are soy- and nut-free as well. Making this roll-out dough gluten-free proved to be a little tricky, but after adjusting the flour measurements, they were the perfect consistency.

#glutenfree #top8free #dairyfree #eggfree #nutfree #sugarcookies

Apr 12, 2014

Chocolate Bird's Nests {gluten free, vegan + nut free}

Last Easter, I made and shared a few Easter treats that were delicious and fit our restricted diet needs at that time. Since going gluten-free over a year ago, I decided to remake those recipes and share them again. This time sans gluten!

Our Chocolate Haystacks are a super quick and simple treat that only require a couple of ingredients. Once we'd made them, we decided to rename them Chocolate Bird's Nests, which I think is much more fitting. Mason loves to help me make them, and they turned out so cute! My recipe from last year called for chow mein noodles. I searched high and low and was unable to find gluten-free chow mein noodles (short of buying stock in them and having enough on hand to supply the whole town for a decade...).

#glutenfree #dairyfree #easter #treats #chocolate

Feb 16, 2014

Perfect Cinnamon Rolls {top 8 + gluten free}

#glutenfree #dairyfree #cinnamonrolls

While I thought I'd found my favorite dairy-free, gluten-free cinnamon roll recipe awhile ago, I decided that anything can be improved. So I set to work trying to perfect it. It can be tricky to get gluten-free baked goods to come out perfect. They're often too dense or crumbly. It took several failed attempts and many taste-testing sessions, but it's finally just right!

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