Category: Food Allergies Are No Fun

When my one-year old was diagnosed with a life-threatening egg and dairy allergy, I went into full panic mode. As I try to navigate a world where cheese pizza can be scary and cupcake parties bring on explosive vomiting and hives, I need a place to document my research. This is that place.


Make Something Monday:: Taco Seasoning

Taco Tuesday is a weekly event at our house. It is something my kids rely on and look forward to with big appetites! Although we as a family can’t agree on soft shell vs. hard shell, we can all unanimously agree that this homemade taco seasoning can’t be beat! Simple Taco Seasoning Mix the following ingredients together, adding to your choice of protein. Add water to your desired consistency. 1/2 Tbsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp oregano Try it today and let me know what you...


Make Something Monday:: Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli

One of my favorite foodie bloggers is Chungah, over at Damn Delicious. I ran across her site a few years ago and have been powering my way through her recipe drawer, one “Quick & Easy” page at a time. Not only do I respect her ability to use a curse word in her blog title, but I appreciate her ability to make recipes that are DOABLE and MANAGEABLE for the common mom. And if I could think of any phrase to describe me, it would, in fact be: “Common mom.” This common mom tested the Beef & Broccoli recipe last year....


10 Smoothies for Different Occasions

Dear Readers, Sticking true to our smoothie devotion this summer, the kids and I have loved getting adventurous and trying new ones. Joy, over at was kind enough to share some fun new ideas with my readers… Lucky you! When she first contacted me, I thought I already had a long list of fun smoothies in my repertoire. As it turns out, she has a lot more….. And in cute, easy to print labels as the cherry on top! Check out her info here to get recipes, labels, and helpful freezer information. From weight loss smoothies to breakfast smoothies,...


EASY (and yummy) pizza crust

Raise your hand if you LOVE pizza?? Me too! Check out this amazingly EASY and YUMMY DIY pizza crust that will make you erase Pizza Hut from speed dial. We make this at our house weekly, and my kids love being a part of the experience. When my daughter’s daycare serves pizza at school, I grab one of these mini crusts out of the freezer to send with her. Easy. Cheap. Inclusive. Amazing. The Best Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe Here are a few notes I would add: This recipe makes more than one pizza, which is perfect for hungry nights OR...


How I turned into a “Home Cookin'” Kind of Mom

I am a full time working mother of three…. You think I have hours to spend over boiling pots and meat thermometers?? HECK, NO. I don’t even own a meat thermometer. My style of cooking has always been to rotate between store bought taco shells, frozen pizza and hot dogs. Hey, I’m technically cooking each of these things, so I AM a home cook. Right?? Then, one day, I gave birth to my beautiful little allergy baby. The one whose system is far too precious for the likes of eggs or dairy. I remember going to Whole Foods for the first time...

Allergy friendly restaurant find!! 0

Allergy friendly restaurant find!!

Since my toddler was diagnosed with an egg and dairy allergy, the thought of going out to a restaurant seems almost impossible. Gone are the days of grabbing a pizza on the way home from work for a quick meal at the end of a busy day. The days of stopping at DQ for a quick summer treat are no more. In our new world full of plan ahead meals, allergy mom websites, and egg substitution charts, it’s like a divine intervention when a restaurant posts an easy-to-read, no strings attached, mean-what-they-say-allergen-chart that is accessible, accountable and dependable. Thank you...

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