Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetables | paleo & gluten free recipe

Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetables | paleo & gluten free recipe

Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetables | paleo & gluten free recipe This time of year I am always looking for simple meal solutions. Full meals that can be tossed in the oven that really don't require much fuss. We eat a lot of chicken and vegetables so anything to change things up a bit is always a huge plus. Roasting a whole chicken is a simple and economical way to prepare a classic, complete meal in just a few steps. I tend to forget about buying a whole bird unless its holidays though tossing one in the oven during the week really 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

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

Celiac Awareness Month ~ Info from Danna Korn and Gluten Freely with a Bonus Giveaway

Celiac Awareness Month ~ Info from Danna Korn and Gluten Freely with a Bonus Giveaway

~May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month~ Imagine a life without staple favorites such as bread, pasta, bagels, crackers, pizza, and even soy sauce – at least as most people know them. These foods and many more, contain gluten which is found in wheat, rye, and barley (malt). Millions of people are giving up gluten for a variety of reasons, but there’s a lot of confusion about the diet and how to adhere to it. For people with celiac disease, there is no option – they must adhere to a strict gluten-free diet for life. Celiac disease affects Continue reading

General Mills Introduces Live Gluten Freely and a Fabulous Giveaway!

General Mills Introduces Live Gluten Freely and a Fabulous Giveaway!

I am so excited to share today’s giveaway {and more importantly pass along some great resources} brought to you by General Mills and Live Gluten Freely As many of us know, living without gluten is a major challenge. When I shop for my son {who has severe food allergies} finding well-labeled, gluten-free foods that are both delicious and affordable is not really a fun job. That is why I'm thrilled to pass along LiveGlutenFreely.Com; an online community created by General Mills that offers gluten-free product news, articles and real-life Continue reading

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn Packs {Outdoor Adventure Party Favors}

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn Packs {Outdoor Adventure Party Favors}

I have one main goal in mind when coming up with party favors for my little guys parties...trying to find something that our little friends will actually want to take home and use {or in this case eat}. Last year's Pirate Party candy bar was a huge hit among all of our attendees, big and small. The kids loved the idea of being able to pick and choose what they wanted to put into thier treat bag and thought it was the coolest ever - exactly like the saying, a kid in a candy shop. This year I used the same concept and put together a Make Your Continue reading

Bisquick Gluten Free {Pancake Pack} Giveaway

Bisquick Gluten Free {Pancake Pack} Giveaway

As many of you know my little guy has several allergies including a severe allergy to Wheat. So whenever I see the words 'Gluten Free' on a known brand I am familiar with, I get super excited! In 1931, General Mills introduced revolutionary Bisquick convenience baking mix. As the years passed and hairstyles, handbags and hem lengths evolved, Bisquick remained trusted by cooks of all sorts, for all kinds of recipes: biscuits, pancakes, casseroles, pies, stews, and more. Bisquick has always remained a trusted staple in America's kitchens - and a Continue reading

Earth Day Tasty Treats {Cake, Cupcakes, & Krispie Treats}

Earth Day Tasty Treats {Cake, Cupcakes, & Krispie Treats}

With Earth Day right around the corner I thought I would make some tasty treats to Celebrate this special day. ~Earth Cake~ Make you favorite cake batter and divide. {I used a gluten free mix for my little guy} Tint equal amounts of batter green and blue. {Select brand Food Coloring is all natural, organic and gluten free; other gluten free brands that I know of are Spice Island and Durkee} Scoop spoonfuls of each color batter into your pan. I used half of a Sports Ball Wilton pan for the globe shape, however you could easily use Continue reading