My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy and nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 11 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake Cookies

Wow!!! Who Knew that healthy cookies could be this good and satisfying. These yummy, dense, cakey, perfect cookies are made with bananas, oats, and applesauce. They are NOT made with any margarine or oil and they only have 1/3 cup each of sugar and brown sugar. You can leave off the chocolate chips or replace them with craisins, raisins, coconut, etc. but with only 1/3 cup divided between the 3 1/2 dozen cookies, we think they are worth it. My girls and I couldn't get enough. These would be perfect as an on-the-go breakfast with a cup of soy milk and a sliced apple. However, they are so good that my girls don't care how healthy they are. My girls finished four cookies each just while I finished baking the rest of the batch. At least I can feel good about them eating these cookies.

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake Cookies

2 cups instant oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
4 ripe mashed bananas
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup safe chocolate chips, optional

Combine the oats, flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the applesauce, bananas, and vanilla then mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by 2 tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper lined baking sheets 1" apart. These cookies do not spread they just puff, so you don't have to worry. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes or until sets and the bottoms begin to brown. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Crock Pot Rice Pudding

We love rice pudding. Making it in the crock pot is easy because the rice goes in raw. We love the pudding warm and cold. Since first making this recipe in November, we've made it at least once a month.

Crock Pot Rice Pudding

3 cups uncooked Minute rice
6 cups soy milk
1 cup sugar, more or less depending how sweet you want your pudding OR
           1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon or to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a sprayed crock pot. Cook low 2 1/2 hours.
* You can cut this recipe in half and it works perfectly. I like to have extra so we can have some warm the day I make it then chilled the next day.
* It's not quite as creamy and it loses a little flavor, but if you don't want to use so much soy milk (actually I ran out), you can use 3 cups water and 3 cups soy milk.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Egg Free, Dairy Free Crock Pot Potato Corn Chowder

I love using the crock pot and this chowder turned out really good. I made some Drop Biscuits to go with it.  Perfect for an easy winter meal.

Crock Pot Potato Corn Chowder

7-8 cups (6 large potatoes), peeled and diced potatoes
19 oz package frozen corn
1/4 cup flour
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste
6 cups chicken broth
1/2 - 1 lb cooked diced chicken, ham, sausage, etc. can be added to the chowder with the potatoes and corn.

Combine the potatoes, corn, flour, and seasonings in the sprayed crock pot. Stir in the broth. Cover then cook on low 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Crispy Lemon Oat Cookies

These cookies have a nice lemon flavor and the oats that give them a crispier texture.

Crispy Lemon Oat Cookies

1/2 cup dairy free margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup quick oats

Use an electric mixer to cream the margarine, brown sugar, and sugar. Add the applesauce, lemon juice, lemon extract, and vanilla then beat until thoroughly combined. Add the baking powder, baking soda, and salt then beat again. Add the flour then beat again. Add the oats then beat until thoroughly combined. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal

We loved waking up to this warm, cinnamon apple oatmeal. It was just as good cold the next morning.

Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal

3 cups soy milk  (you can use all water, but it may lose some of its creaminess)
3 cups water
3 cups quick oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 apples, chopped, optional

Combine all of the ingredients in a sprayed crock pot. Cover then cook on keep warm for 8-9 hours.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Apple Bars

I had some apples to use up so we decided to make Apple Bars out of them. YUM!

Apple Bars

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dairy free margarine, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups chopped and peeled apples

Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, sugar, and margarine. Add the applesauce and vanilla then mix again. Add the flour mixture to the applesauce mixture then mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in the apples. Spread evenly into a sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the middle springs back when touched. Cool in the pan before cutting.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nuts Free Christmas Cookie Recipes 2014

Since it's Christmastime again, I thought I would do a post of our favorite Christmas cookies. Each year we like to try a few new varieties, but we also have our favorites that we make throughout the year and especially at Christmas. Since my girls love to bake, we like to make one or two different kinds each week starting after Thanksgiving. We eat some of them fresh, then I place the rest of the batch in Ziploc bags and place them in the freezer. They stay yummy but they aren't all eaten at once and we can enjoy them longer. My grandmother always had a freezer full of cookies for us, now my girls have them too. Plus, it is easier for me to resist them in the freezer. I guess it's out of sight out of mind. I also do this with unfrosted cupcakes so that Jazlyn always has a dessert for birthdays, get-togethers, or just because.

Our Cut Out Sugar Cookies must be made each Christmas because the girls look forward to cutting them out and decorating them. Plus, they know since they are more work they don't get them as often. If you ask the girls, they would say that this is their favorite cookie.

The Chocolate Fingers are another requested cookie. Again, they are more work, but the girls love them so much.

Daddy's Favorite Cinnamon Cookies. The name says it all. My husband isn't a big sweets person, but he loves these cookies.

My husband and I love the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are crispy on the outside with a slightly chewy center.

The girls love the cookies above, but they also love the Simply Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies because they like rolling them in the sprinkles and they like the soft texture.

The Chocolaty Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect when you need chocolate.

The Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies are my dad's favorite cookies. I love the different flavor that the Sunbutter gives them. I also like the texture of the oats for something different.

The Soft Drop Sugar Cookies are wonderful because they have a cakey texture and provide a different kind of cookie.

These Chocolate Drop Sugar Cookies are a yummy change to the traditional sugar cookie.