For the past five years, I've hosted a gingerbread cookie decorating party. The second year the moms and I decided that Christmas Pajamas were a must and then a tradition was born. This is my favorite party to throw and fairly easy. This party can easily be made food allergy friendly with the help of… Continue reading Food Allergy Friendly Cookie Decorating Party
The last few months have our boys moody, whiny, angry and defiant. Kindergarten is HARD. Most of you know this. Most of you warned me and like every parent does I said 'oh not my kid, he will be great'. The year starts off great. They come home with more attitude and defiance but… Continue reading RandomWhit #3
Halloween and food allergies are scary. No really they are. One year I caught Bodie getting ready to put a kit kat in his mouth, literally in his mouth getting ready to bite down. I practically smacked him trying to get it out of his hand and mouth. Another year I assumed tootsie rolls were… Continue reading How we Handle Halloween
Your allergist gives you the diagnosis along with a bunch of paperwork about food allergies. They explain to you how to use an epi-pen. They give you forms to give to your school that has the allergy reaction plan. Then they send you on our way. Once you get over the shock of your child… Continue reading Your child has food allergies. Now what?
As I've mentioned before Bodie is allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, egg, wheat, soy, chickpeas and sesame seeds. When I tell someone about his allergies I often get the question, 'What does he eat?' Actually, I get this question almost all the time. I'm going to list the cookbooks I swear by, the easy… Continue reading What does he eat?
These cookies are GOOD. So so good. I even had my neighbors taste test and they approved. These cookies are free of dairy, egg, wheat, soy and all nuts. These cookies in it's original version won me a blue ribbon when I was 11 years old at the 4-H county fair in Argos, Indiana. I… Continue reading Everything Cookies – Allergy Friendly
Recently we read the book The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat. The Berenstain Books were some of my favorite books when I was kid. Unfortunately, this particular title will not be staying on our shelf. In the book Mama Bear tells the kids they can't order french fries and have to order broccoli. Not… Continue reading RandomWhit #2
I grew up on these cookies. My Aunt Sue made it all the time. She still does. It's a classic recipe that never fails. At most family gatherings there will be a bag of these. My brother, my dad and I have a huge weakness for cookies. I credit the amazing bakers in our family… Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have seen this recipe all over the internet and in cook books. It works and I stick to it. I don't use a lot of store bought blends mainly because this recipe works. But also because a lot of them use chickpea flour and Bodie is allergic to chick peas. They key to managing… Continue reading Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
I have an issue with majority of the doctors that Bodie sees. We've been through 5 allergists. I refuse to have a doctor yell at me or lecture me. Sometimes I wonder if it's me? Bodie was between 12 & 18 months. I was pregnant with Oskar and we had spent two hours sitting in… Continue reading Is your doctor an A**hole?