Homemade Patriotic Popsicles | dairy free, gluten free, vegan almond milk recipes

Homemade Patriotic Popsicles | dairy free, gluten free, vegan almond milk recipes

Homemade Patriotic Popsicles - dairy free, gluten free, vegan almond milk recipes | This recipe is a part of a Silk Almondmilk #SilkAlmondBlends #shop hosted by the social shopper media company #CollectiveBias. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. As the temperatures go up, nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a fresh from the freezer homemade popsicle. We started obsessing over making these little treats ourself when CJ was was taken off of solid foods a couple of years ago. They are one of the easiest treats to Continue reading

Flavored Ice Cubes | infused water recipes with Soma

Flavored Ice Cubes | infused water recipes with Soma

Flavored Ice Cubes - Infused Water Recipes with Soma | This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Soma, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #givesoma http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. I love opening our home and entertaining friends and family this time of year. Along with all of the expected holiday beverages, this season I'll be adding an flavored water bar to our party drink list. Water is the key to staying healthy and hydrated - and it's so easy to make your own all natural flavored Continue reading

Dum Dum Turkey | allergy free thanksgiving favors

Dum Dum Turkey | allergy free thanksgiving favors

Dum Dum Turkey - an allergy free thanksgiving favor | I've been working on our kiddie table for Thanksgiving dinner and came up with this easy little favor that even my little guy can enjoy. It's a spin off from the Dum Dum Lollipop Cake I previously made for his birthday. Even though he can't necessarily eat the dinner, he still enjoys sitting around the table with his cousins - and this Dum Dum Turkey is at least one treat they all can appreciate. Materials Needed: 2 inch FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Ball 3 inch FloraCraft® Make It: Continue reading

Dum Dum Lollipop Cake | an allergy free candy display

Dum Dum Lollipop Cake | an allergy free candy display

Dum Dum Lollipop Cake | October is a fun month for us as we get to celebrate our little guys birthday. It's a special day we never take for granted and celebrate it as grand as we can. With Halloween also right around the corner, this time of year is a little challenging when you have a little one with food allergies. The past couple of birthdays I have tried to come up with some 'cake' & party alternatives that still hold some meaning and are fun for him to enjoy as well. Recently, we got the ok for an occasional Dum Dum Pop, as they Continue reading

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips | Quick Microwave Snack Recipe

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips | Quick Microwave Snack Recipe

For the past couple of weeks we have been enjoying daily rounds of warm, fresh sweet potato chips...as a family. We got the ok to add sweet potatoes to my little guys diet - so now we are certified lovers of all things apple and sweet potato. This (why have I not done this before) recipe was given to us by CJ's nutritionist.  These chips are the simplest to make and the fact that they are so fresh and natural makes them pretty fantastic too. CJ gets his plain, though I like to add some sea salt to ours. I have yet to experiment with Continue reading

All Natural Homemade Applesauce Recipe: How to Make Stovetop Applesauce

All Natural Homemade Applesauce Recipe: How to Make Stovetop Applesauce

We have recently been given the ok to add apples back into my little guys diet after a long year of solely being fed by a feeding tube.  As you can imagine, I am overly excited {and a little apprehensive as well}.  When limited to just apples and water the most creative one can get is homemade applesauce - but no one is complaining around here. This homemade applesauce recipe is incredibly easy to make especially with the help of a few kitchen gadgets. There are so many varieties of apples available - some of which I have detailed below, Continue reading

Dairy Free Banana – Orange Vanilla Shakes {GF/CF, Soy & Rice Free}

Dairy Free Banana – Orange Vanilla Shakes {GF/CF, Soy & Rice Free}

I know there are quite a few readers who are on restrictive diets {or know someone who is} - so when I am able to test, try, and find something that is a tasty and free of most allergens I feel compelled to share {as we all know finding tasty alternatives is not always a walk in park - especially for little ones} With the extensive heat we have been having, a regular milkshake would not typically be on the top of my list for cooling off; however, this dairy free concoction combining fresh fruit and Hemp Dream is quite refreshing and yummy Continue reading

Sugar Free Homemade Sunkist Orange Sorbet {Green is Good}

This post brought to you by Sunkist. All opinions are 100% mine. Summer is here and that means it’s peak season for Sunkist® Valencia oranges. Simply consuming one orange a day provides your body with more than 100% of the daily recommended vitamin C needed to help maintain a healthy immune system; so I am always open to finding new ways to incorporate them into our diet {especially for the little guy} One of our all time favorite summer treats is homemade orange sorbet. This deliciously refreshing treat is a sure way to cool off on those Continue reading

Sausage Cheese Ball Appetizers {GF}, a Betty Crocker Baker’s Challenge & Gluten Free Prize Pack Giveaway!

Sausage Cheese Ball Appetizers {GF}, a Betty Crocker Baker’s Challenge & Gluten Free Prize Pack Giveaway!

I have a few gluten free goodies to share so I thought I would pack them all into one awesome post... There is a delicious {so incredibly delicious I could not even tell it was GF} appetizer recipe, some pretty cool contest details for all the GF connoisseurs in the kitchen and a fabulous GF giveaway to kick-start every ones weekend! First Up: Hold the gluten, grab your apron and start your ovens! My good friends over at Betty Crocker is hosting their first-ever gluten-free recipe contest; The Baker’s Challenge Gluten Free Recipe Continue reading

Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes Recipe {that can be made gluten-free}

Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes Recipe {that can be made gluten-free}

Last week I had the pleasure to introduce you to the Gluten Freely website. If you have not yet taken a peek, I thought I would indulge you a little more by sharing one of their fabulous recipes for Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes. This tasty spin on an all time favorite can be made gluten free {if need be - thanks to General Mills} and are sure to be a huge hit, especially with the little kiddies. I have tested this recipe with both gluten-free and regular ingredients and I have to say we really enjoyed each version. I was actually surprised that Continue reading