Teal Pumpkin Cake – Guest Post on Kids With Food Allergies Blog

The fabulous folks over at Kids with Food Allergies asked me to write them a guest blog post for Halloween. And what better way to embrace the holiday and its wonderful, inclusive movement than with this delicious Top-8-Free Pumpkin Cake?! Head on over to their blog to find out how to make it! http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/teal-pumpkin-spice-cake-recipe-1 I Read More …

Cherry Tomato Salad

Last summer, I had a “Sweet 100” tomato plant that provided us with so many buckets of cherry tomatoes that we couldn’t even eat them all before the fruit flies ate them too and made them rot. Suffice it to say, we had this salad a lot last year! This year, I didn’t purchase tomato Read More …

Honey Garlic Pork Chops

We’ve had uncharacteristically wet weather in Colorado this year, but the last few weeks have warmed up more like usual. And dry, hot weather is a perfect time to barbecue! I pulled out one of my favorite recipes last week and boy, it had been too long since I’d made it! I’m eager to share Read More …

Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup

Today’s recipe is a variation on this recipe I posted back in November. We had the end of a ham in the freezer and I wanted to make soup, but it’s summer and I didn’t want to heat up the house. So I decided to try it in the crock pot! I consulted google and Read More …

Egg-Free Fried Donuts

I’ve posted donut recipes before, but so far, all have been for baked donuts. Hubby has gone to town with the new donut pan we received a few months ago, and so donuts have become familiar around our house. But baked donuts still aren’t quite the same thing as traditional fried donuts. Yes, fried are Read More …

Egg-Free Cake Decorating 101

My sons’ cakes are different from other kids’ cakes.  We have multiple food allergies in the house (me to tree nut, Kal to peanut, and Zax to egg and peanut) so we have to use special ingredients or recipes to keep everybody safe. I did this recently–it’s hard for me to believe, but my youngest Read More …

Homemade Chai Tea

I’m back!  And it’s Monday, so it’s time for another recipe! It’s funny, four years ago I discovered that a good way to ignore the passage of time is to be 8 1/2 months pregnant on your birthday.  I wasn’t the least bit interested in turning 30 because I had a baby on the way Read More …

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

I love mushrooms!  Especially cooked mushrooms.  That flavor is just oh, so delectable! So last week I decided to pull out an old recipe, for Portobello Mushroom Burgers! Portobellos rival meat in price per pound, but I think they are lighter than a hamburger would be, and also form a better circle! The boys don’t Read More …

Pumpkin Pasta

Do you ever get bored with the way you serve pasta? Red sauce, white sauce, plain old butter, olive oil (I hear people use pesto, not an option here.) There are different ways to dress it up, and different proteins to add, but often kids, in particular, latch onto one type of pasta and aren’t Read More …

Chocolate “Butter”cream Frosting

Hello friends! Let’s talk about frosting. I have turned into a frosting snob over the last few years. For Zax’s first birthday, I discovered several frosting recipes that I absolutely love, and now I can’t make myself go back to canned frosting. I didn’t really make this switch because of allergies–the store-bought ones are usually Read More …