Allergy Friendly Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows

Hot chocolate is one of my favorite things. Favorite. Things. The second the temperature hits around 65 degrees, that's cold enough for me to grab the hot chocolate in the mornings. Maybe it's because I'm not a coffee person? Maybe it's because I am just that much in love with chocolate? Who knows? Either way, I'm all in when it comes to hot chocolate. The thing is, I don't stop there, I always, ALWAYS add marshmallows. That's where homemade marshmallows come in, they are easy to make believe … [Read more...]

Allergy Friendly Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

I LOVE hot chocolate. As in, I probably have an unhealthy addiction to hot chocolate. Starbucks sells the most unbelievable Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate on the planet. ON. THE. PLANET. It's beautiful, it's amazing and unfortunately, it contains milk. Milk and I do not get along nor do I get along with soy milk either so that's off the table. This led me to attempt to come up with my own version of this overpriced deliciousness. The first thing I did was make my own caramel sauce. This is … [Read more...]

Dairy Free Homemade Caramel Sauce

'Tis the time of year for caramel! I recently discovered I need more caramel in my life especially if I plan on decorating apples or making various versions of hot chocolate. I also discovered, however, finding allergy friendly caramel is rather difficult. That being said, making it wasn't all that easy either. I experimented with a couple of different methods and today, I'm going to give you the two that won out. Both are slightly different and will produce different results. First, my … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin season is here! This is awesome...unless you have food allergies in which case it becomes a little difficult to recreate those awesome bakery items and PSL. But, never fear, I have a flipping delicious recipe for Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies that will make your heart sing! I'm excited about these mostly because they came out tasting great and that was a little bit of a surprise to me. I wasn't sure, you never know when you go subbing out ingredients. These cookies make the … [Read more...]

Allergy Friendly Cake Batter Pancakes

My son is obsessed with pancakes and waffles and I mean obsessed. I use a basic recipe from The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book, if you don't have this book, you need it. I have multiple copies and I have bought it for family members as well. That being said, this weekend, my son asked for pancakes. I, on the other hand, have a sweet tooth and wanted to kick it up a notch. We've been working for days on our garage sale and I thought it was a good time to reward ourselves a bit. I've seen cake … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Just in time to usher in Fall! If you are allergic to tomatoes, skip this recipe (I am sorry!), if you're good with them then this is a great recipe for that cooler weather. I add a lot of veggies to our chili, if it were just me, I'd add twice as many as this but to please a whole house, I think this is the perfect amount. You can also adjust how much seasoning you want to add or if you want to add peppers, I absolutely do not like spicy foods so I omit the jalapeño all … [Read more...]

Easy & Delicious Strawberry Salsa

This week, I decided to experiment a little and put together an easy strawberry salsa your whole family will love. I'm not a huge "regular" salsa fan but a few years ago someone let me try mango salsa. It never occurred to me that I could make salsa with different fruits. My mangoes were a little iffy, I decided to try out the strawberries instead. The best thing about this salsa is your kids will love it too. If the zing is a little much, you could always leave out the onions or substitute … [Read more...]