Allergy-Friendly Molasses Cookies

Allergy-Friendly Molasses Cookies

Every summer, for as long as I can remember, my family would travel north to Pentwater, Michigan.  My grandparents would rent a house right on the beach of Lake Michigan and my aunts, uncles and cousins would all be there.  We always had a fun week playing in the sand, sharing meals together, watching movies, and taking trips into town for ice cream at the famous, House of Flavors. My grandparents are still making this trip and it’s been a {Read More}

We WOOB. Do you WOOB?

WOOB

Do your food allergic kiddos self-carry their epinephrine?  At this time, mine don’t.  However, there have been a couple instances recently where I wish they did.  Over the past couple months, I started exploring options for my little men to self carry and I haven’t been overly impressed.  But then something amazing happened. Michelle Lenz, the creator and maker of the WOOB, contacted me about trying her products.  After checking out her website, I was excited to receive a WOOB for {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 12/14/2014

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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 December 14th, 2014: On IBTimes.co.in, “Egg Allergy: Bangalore Boy Declared Brain Dead After {Read More}

Finally! A Video On Food Allergies For Elementary Kids

Kyle Dine

Educating my little men about their food allergies is not only one of my highest priorities, but at times my greatest challenge.  I can’t be in all places at all times, especially now that my oldest is in school full-time.  So outside of educating his teachers and having an Emergency Allergy Action Plan in place, I know that when I’m not around he is his own best advocate.  But how do we educate our young children without scaring them?  In {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 12/7/2014

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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 December 7th, 2014: On AllergicLiving.com, “School Trustee Resigns After ‘Joke’ About Shooting Allergic Students.” {Read More}

Review & {Giveaway} EZ Tofu Press

EZ Tofu Press

One of the challenges to being a food allergy mom is obviously all of the food restrictions (dairy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, fish, shellfish) that must be observed while I’m cooking.  It becomes difficult to come up with new “safe” meals for my family as I tend to get stuck in a rut.  Every couple weeks I have a list of new recipes that I’ve reworked that I get excited to try.  Some are successful and others…not so much. {Read More}

Week #4: I’m Most Thankful For…Keeley McGuire

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Welcome Back to “I’m Most Thankful For My Food Allergy Community” Series! The month of November always brings about thoughts of thankfulness.  Just hop over to Facebook and I’m sure that some of your friends are participating in the “30 Days of Thankfulness.”  Many people talk about being thankful for their family and friends.  I’m no different.  I’ve been incredibly blessed by my husband, little men, extended family and countless friends.  However, this month I want to focus on something else {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 11/23/2014

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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 November 23rd, 2014: On Healio.com, “Component Testing For Food Allergies Beneficial When Additional Specificity {Read More}

Week #3: I’m Most Thankful For…Cindy Gordon

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Welcome Back to “I’m Most Thankful For My Food Allergy Community” Series! The month of November always brings about thoughts of thankfulness.  Just hop over to Facebook and I’m sure that some of your friends are participating in the “30 Days of Thankfulness.”  Many people talk about being thankful for their family and friends.  I’m no different.  I’ve been incredibly blessed by my husband, little men, extended family and countless friends.  However, this month I want to focus on something else {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 11/16/2014

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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 November 16th, 2014: On WRIC.com, “Ortega Taco Products Recalled By Giant/Martin’s Food Store.”  Recalls {Read More}

2014 Annual Food Allergy Testing + Results

2014 Annual Food Allergy Testing

Every year it becomes more and more difficult for me to approach our annual food allergy testing appointment.  Why?  Because each year I tell myself that I’m not going to get my hopes up – and yet I do.  What does it mean to “get my hopes up?”  For me, I envision (more like dream about) an allergy skin test where everything is negative.  Beautifully clear backs on my little men and a calendar filled with food challenges.  I work {Read More}

Week #2: I’m Most Thankful For…Andrea Pyros

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Welcome Back to “I’m Most Thankful For My Food Allergy Community” Series! The month of November always brings about thoughts of thankfulness.  Just hop over to Facebook and I’m sure that some of your friends are participating in the “30 Days of Thankfulness.”  Many people talk about being thankful for their family and friends.  I’m no different.  I’ve been incredibly blessed by my husband, little men, extended family and countless friends.  However, this month I want to focus on something else {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 11/9/2014

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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 November 9th, 2014: On QualityAssuranceMag.com, “New Jersey Firm Issues Allergy Alert.”  I always {Read More}

Allergy-Friendly Chex Mix

Allergy-Friendly Chex Mix

This recipe is easy to make and one that you could make any time of the year.  For me, chex mix reminds me of the holidays.  We have a standing family tradition for the day after Thanksgiving.  After we’ve returned home from our crazy, early Black Friday shopping, we mix up a big ‘ole batch of chex mix and begin decorating the house while it bakes in the oven.  Some families associate the smell of cinnamon or even gingerbread with {Read More}

Week #1: I’m Most Thankful For…Kathy Thornburg

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  The month of November always brings about thoughts of thankfulness.  Just hop over to Facebook and I’m sure that some of your friends are participating in the “30 Days of Thankfulness.”  Many people talk about being thankful for their family and friends.  I’m no different.  I’ve been incredibly blessed by my husband, little men, extended family and countless friends.  However, this month I want to focus on something else that I’m incredibly thankful for…My Food Allergy Community. No matter {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 11/2/2014

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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 November 2nd, 2014: NYDailyNews.com, “Teal-Painted Pumpkins Raising Awareness About Food Allergies This Halloween.” {Read More}