My quirky view of our family's adventures with special needs and Life Eating free of corn, gluten, soy and a smattering of other allergens.

Sep 022013
Carrot Rice Crackers

  Creating simple & easy crackers to pack for snacks away from home for the kiddos.  Inspiration with Holly’s limited menu puts my skills out on a wing & a prayer expanding my comfort in the kitchen.  I started today with a new food trial in mind and then spun into what a backup cracker [cont…]

Sep 022013
Quinoa Molasses Crackers

top 8 allergen free & corn free   Trying to squeeze in a new food trial for Holly before Fall Allergy Season kicks into high gear.  And before she starts preschool this week.  Having easy-to-travel snacks for her has been super challenging with her menu.  Most of the time it’s a non-issue, but she’ll need [cont…]

Aug 242013
Oh Yes, Onion Rings!

Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, corn free After struggling through an especially rough week and battling the Exhausted Beast this morning to get anything accomplished, Hubs decided on a whim to try making onion rings for dinner.  No big deal for most people. But, when you’ve got a full bouquet of allergies to avoid [cont…]

May 202013
Chocolate Caramel Squash Cake with Carameled Pecan Sauce

One of those long names that just can’t be shortened to do the delectable justice!  I’ve had a kabocha squash staring at me for over a month crying out to be made into something scrumptious.  I also have a failed attempt at honey & cream taffy that turned out more like a caramel sauce – [cont…]

Feb 102013

Toddler teething time in spades for Holly.  She’s got 9 teeth cutting in at the moment.  Yes, you read that right – 9 chompers.  All at once!  The challenge was on to find something she can nibble on that won’t upset her delicate tummy.  After pouring through recipes and suggestions from others online, I found [cont…]

Jan 262013
Hot Quinoa Cereal with Pear, Fig & Pecan

No matter how I tried, I could not think of a shorter name for this breakfast that would do it justice.  It’s not especially colorful, but oh my goodness is it good!  The quinoa starts it off with great nutrition.  Add in seasonal fruit with the pears and figs – also packed with all sorts [cont…]