Breville Custom Loaf Bread Maker Giveaway

Breville Bread Maker Giveaway

Have you ever been to a Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop?  Every location that I’ve been to has a neon sign in the window that says, “Free Smells.”  Do you know why??  It’s because they bake their bread on site.  I can’t help but walk in a take in a big whiff!  It’s glorious! I think freshly baked bread is one of the best smells in the whole world!  Everyone should get to have fresh baked bread, even those on {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 3/8/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for March 8th, 2015: On BusinessWire.com, “Enjoy Life Foods Debuts New Line Of Functional Free-From {Read More}

Content Checked: My New Food Allergy BFF

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How many times do you read a food label before you deem it “safe” for your littles?  I always read it at least twice, once at the grocery store before I drop the item into my shopping cart and once before I serve it at home.  However, now that I have two children, both whom zapped a good portion of my brain cells when they came into this world, I probably read the label more like five times.  Partly because {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 3/1/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for March 1st, 2015: On Time.com, “Why Washing Dishes By Hand May Lead To Fewer {Read More}

Our Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Kitchen

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Welcome to our kitchen!!  I often get questions about our set-up and how we go about keeping our little men safe while living in a blended household.  Blended, you ask?  I always describe our kitchen as blended because although my youngest can’t have peanuts and dairy (amongst other things), his big brother can.  So we don’t have a completely allergy-free kitchen, just allergy-friendly.  This is only manageable due to organization and a well-respected system. So come on in and take {Read More}

{Giveaway} I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Nana Creme!!

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I seriously can’t get enough Nana Creme!!  I first shared about Nana Creme back in October after stumbling across an article about their allergy-friendly ice cream.  After reaching out to Gina, founder  and creator of Nana Creme, she sent me a pint of each flavor (vanilla, cookie dough, strawberry, and chocolate covered banana).  Each flavor was incredible.  I couldn’t believe that they were not only top-8 free (dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut free, egg-free, fish-free, shellfish-free), but were also {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 2/15/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for February 15th, 2015: On ScienceWorldReport.com, “Whole Foods’ Recall: Company Takes Back Dozen Of Items {Read More}

Easy Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Hearts

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What are the top five gifts that come to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day? For me it’s flowers, cards, jewelry, lingerie (yes I said it) and…chocolates! Outside of Halloween, I think Valentine’s Day is the next most celebrated holiday with candy. As a food allergy mom, all holidays are challenging but holidays that focus heavily on candy are extra challenging. If you’re like me, then you always have non-food treats and/or “safe” treats on hand for your food {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 2/8/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for February 8th, 2015: On Patch.com, “Voluntary Recall, Allergy Alert For English Muffins From Market {Read More}

Review: Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking Cookbook

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I’ve often heard chefs talk about how you first taste a recipe with your eyes.  I couldn’t agree more and I see it play out so often with my little men.  If I make something that doesn’t look appealing to them, they won’t even try it.  For me, same goes for cookbooks.  I have always loved cookbooks.  Seriously, it’s on the verge of an addiction (just ask the Hubster). I have a pile of cookbooks on the floor by my {Read More}

{In The Press} SpecialMoms Parenting Magazine – Vacationing With Food Allergies

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A little over a year ago I attended a blogging conference, BloggyMoms.  In the past I have attended food allergy Expos and Conferences, but never a blogging-specific event.  It was a weekend-long retreat, held at Cedar Point.  It was fun getting to meet other bloggers and listen to their passions.  On the second day we had break-out groups and I was asked to lead the “special needs” group.  That is where I met Marla Murasko.  Marla blogs at Special and {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 2/1/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for February 1st, 2015: On SmithsonianMag.com, “23 Kids’ Peanut Allergies Were Cured, At Least Temporarily.” {Read More}

Review & {Giveaway} Safe & Happy Family

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I absolutely love meeting new food allergy families, whether it be online or in person.  Several weeks ago I took over the My Life With Food Allergies Instagram account (if you have IG, you should definitely follow them and me, of course!) and through that met Holly from Safe & Happy Family.  Holly is a fellow food allergy mom with two adorable children.  Her youngest was diagnosed with a life-threatening food allergy to dairy when he was five months old. {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 1/25/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for January 25th, 2015: On AllergicLiving.com, “Peanut-Contaminated Cumin Leads To Massive Allergy Recall.”  This {Read More}

Your Child’s Been Diagnosed With A Life-Threatening Food Allergy – Now What?

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It was four years ago, but I remember our first appointment with the pediatric allergist like it was yesterday. My oldest, being tested following a fairly mild reaction to scrambled eggs, was 16 months old and my youngest, asleep in the stroller next to me, was just eight weeks young. I remember feeling incredibly overwhelmed as I sat there with my question-filled index cards. I felt as if I was living someone else’s life. Other people’s children had food allergies. {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 1/18/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for January 18th, 2015: On EurekAlert.com, “May Contain Nuts. But How Much Is Too Much?”  This {Read More}

{Giveaway} Juicing Into The New Year

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I have partnered up with some fabulous bloggers (see blogger list in Rafflecopter below) to bring you this awesome giveaway.  Juicing is a wonderful way to get those extra vitamins, minerals and whole foods into your diet in a quick and easy way.  My little men may not eat the kale or spinach, but they’ll drink the fun yummy green juice!  So scroll on down and enter for a chance to win this fabulous Breville Masticating Juicer. Are you wondering {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 1/11/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for January 11th, 2015: On YouthHealthMag.com, “Fan Of Hummus?  Check If It’s Being Recalled.” {Read More}