Allergy Friendly Recipes

Top 10 Allergy-Friendly Recipes

I thought it would be fun to end the year with a review of this year’s most popular allergy-friendly recipes.  Drum-roll please…

10.  Ginger-Lime Marinade for Chicken Recipe

9.  Two Ingredient Pumpkin Bread with Apple Cider Glaze

8.  Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats

7.  Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken in the CrockPot Recipe

6.  Italian Sausage and Summer Squash Skillet

5.  Dairy-Free Caramel Dip/Sauce

4.  Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

3.  How to make 5 jars of spaghetti sauce in 5 minutes for around $3

2.  Double Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe

1.  Rotisserie Chicken in the CrockPot Recipe

Happy New Year!

Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Apple Bake

I know what I’m bringing to Mom’s for Christmas brunch this year!   This cinnamon sweet potato and apple bake turns the humble sweet potato and apple into something a little fancy without any fancy prep work.

Once you pop the cinnamon sweet potato and apple bake in the oven, the smell of cinnamon starts floating through the house.  It smells like Christmas.

It’s no secret that I love sweet potatoes.  You can read how I freeze sweet potatoes here.


“Eggnog” French Toast

Have you seen that So Delicious has a new egg-free nog flavoured coconut milk ?  I had the crazy idea that it would make awesome french toast.  Boy, was I right!


Protein Packed Pancakes, aka Beancakes

Beans in pancakes? Sounds disgusting, doesn’t it? I have to tell you, these are not disgusting at all. In fact, they are quite delicious! I’m not sure where I got this recipe, but it has become a family favorite.


Red Beans, Rice and Andouille Sausage

“This is one of the best meals you have ever made!” proclaimed my husband as the rest of  us were guzzling water with tears in our eyes.  To be fair, I am a complete wimp when it comes to spicy foods and apparently my kids are too.  We were able to finish our plates and I really could taste a complex variety of flavors that I really enjoyed.  If you like spicy foods, make this recipe as is.  If you are a wimp like me, use a milder sausage and leave out all that pepper.


Super Simple Potato Soup

I picked up a bag or two of organic potatoes for $.30 per pound and decided I had to make an allergy-friendly potato soup. It turned out so good that I made it twice in one week! It is super simple and extremely frugal.  You can add milk or milk substitute, but I actually like it better without it.


How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes

Did you know many consider sweet potatoes to be one of the most nutritious vegetables we eat? They are high in numerous vitamins and minerals, specifically antioxidants Vitamin A and C.  These nutrients are best absorbed with a little healthy fat.  You can read more about the nutritional content of sweet potatoes here.

Now is the time to stock up on sweet potatoes.  They are normally $.98/lb at Wal-Mart but they are currently $.28 per pound at Wal-Mart and $.25 per pound at Meijer.  In the past, Wal-Mart has kept that pricing through the holidays, so it’s not too late to get in on the deal.  I like to buy large quantities, cook them and freeze them for later.  In fact, I just picked up about 22 pounds for $6.


4 Fun Edible Crafts for Thanksgiving

Check out these fun edible turkeys!  I can’t wait to make these with my kids.

1. Gobble up Some Fruit

Fun and healthy!  This is my kind of snack.  We will definitely be making this fruit turkey this week.  You can find the instructions at Kitchen with my 3 Sons.  I love this blog!



How to Make Powdered Sucanat or Rapadura

Making powdered sucanat is easy!  Just dump a cup or so into a blender and blend for a few seconds.  Be careful not to blend it too long or your blender will get hot and the sugar will start to melt.

You can use the powdered sucanat in your favorite frosting recipe.  It works great in chocolate frosting and turns vanilla frosting into something more like yummy caramel frosting.  You will definitely want to try it in this apple cider glaze poured over gluten-free 2 ingredient pumpkin bread.

You may also enjoy this allergy-friendly Hot Fudge Cake and Dairy-Free Caramel Dip/Sauce.

Two Ingredient Pumpkin Bread with Apple Cider Glaze

After seeing a two ingredient pumpkin cake recipe using only a box of cake mix and a small can of pumpkin puree on pinterest,  I remembered that somebody mainstream makes a gluten-free cake mix now.  My wheels started spinning.  I decided to give it a try.