My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree 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 12 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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Pear Cobbler

This pear cobbler is fantastic. The warm pears are perfect with the sweet dumplings on top. The girls and I like to sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. We also like to place some in a bowl and top with soy milk.

Pear Cobbler

2 cans sliced or diced pears (15 1/4 oz each), undrained
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp dairy free margarine, cut into pieces
1/4 cup boiling water

Pour the pears and juice into an 8x11 baking dish. Stir in the cornstarch and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry blender, forks, or your hands to mix in the margarine until it resembles small crumbs. Stir in the hot water until just combined. Drop the batter by 12 spoonfuls over top of the pears. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are golden and the insides are cooked through.
*  Peaches can be used in place of pears.
*  Cinnamon sugar can be sprinkled over top if desired.
*  Good served warm or cold.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free Baked Diced Tomatoes

My wonderful brother gave us a huge bag of cherry tomatoes. We tried a bunch of new recipes with them, but this was by far our favorite. We made this recipe 5 times for our lunch in one week. We liked it best warm right from the oven. However, it is also pretty good chilled. I highly recommend trying this recipe if you like tomatoes.

Baked Diced Tomatoes

1/4 cup dairy free margarine
2 cups fresh diced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs, divided use
2 tbsp sugar or to taste
1/8 tsp salt

Place the margarine in an 8x8 baking dish. Microwave until melted. Add the tomatoes, 1 cup of the bread crumbs, sugar, and salt then mix thoroughly. Cover evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup of bread crumbs. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes or until the crumbs are golden and the tomatoes are hot.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Using Yellow Mustard for a Burn

I know this isn't a recipe, but sometimes when you cook or bake you get burned. This may sound strange and I was very skeptical before I tried it, but cold plain yellow mustard helps take the pain away from a burn. I was recently baking muffins.  I didn't place the pan on the counter properly and it started to fall. My natural instinct kicked in and I grabbed the pan.  In doing so, I burned the whole length of my pointer finger pretty bad, some of my thumb, and a little of my middle finger. I soaked it in cold water about 15 minutes and the pain stayed so intense. Tayana did a Google search and found out about using the yellow mustard. I slathered it on all of the burned areas then covered them with gauze and tape. I noticed a little less pain. After 15 minutes the pain was much less. After an hour it was more of a nagging ache. The next day, my fingers already looked so much better. I told some friends about this and they've used it on the inside of their lips and their hands. They also raved about how great this. One tip is to make sure you use gauze and not bandaids. I used a bandaid on the one small burn and it healed slower than the big burns I used the gauze on. I can't believe I've never heard of this remedy before. It is such a great thing to know so I wanted to pass it on.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Snow Ice Cream

The girls love to make snow ice cream every time it snows. It is very simple to make and they love to make their own. They make vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavored. So simple but so good!

Snow Ice Cream

Fill a bowl with clean snow. Stir in vanilla extract, chocolate syrup, or strawberry syrup. Then, stir in enough soy milk to make the ice cream the consistency you like.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Meme's Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Ribs are one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant. However, my mom's are every bit as tender and yummy as the restaurant and Jazlyn can have them. By the time I remembered to take a picture, this is all that was left.

Meme's Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

2 packs of boneless ribs (4 long country ribs each pack or equivalent)
2 safe bottles of barbecue sauce - 40 oz each bottle
                              (Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ sauce sticks really well to the ribs -
                                read the label to make sure it is safe)
Cooking bag

Pour one bottle of the barbecue sauce into the bottom of the cooking bag. Place the ribs over top. Pour the other bottle of the barbecue sauce over top. Seal the bag then place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours. Shake the bag using tongs to make sure the ribs don't stick. Bake for an additional 1 1/2 hours. If desired, cut the ribs into smaller pieces before serving.
*  If you want to make a smaller amount, just use 1 pack of ribs and 1 bottle of sauce.
*  If you don't want to shake the bag halfway through, the ribs will still be fine, they just might stick a little.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free Potato Corn Chowder

This Potato Corn Chowder is very good, especially on a chilly night with Drop Biscuits. We added diced ham into the chowder and it was wonderful.

Potato Corn Chowder

5 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
16 oz bag frozen corn
1 lb cooked diced ham, chicken, turkey, ground sausage, ground beef, etc. - optional
4 cups broth, divided use
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup flour
1 cup soy milk

In a soup pot over high heat, combine the potatoes, corn, meat, 3 1/2 cups broth, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup broth and flour. Add to the potato mixture then cook and stir until it is thickened. Add the soy milk then cook, stirring occasionally, until hot but not boiling.
*  2 cups of soy milk can be used if you want your chowder thinner.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Jell-O Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies have a beautiful color and a subtle flavor from the Blackberry Fusion Jell-O.  The oat flour makes the cookies soft and cakey. Very yummy!

Jell-O Oatmeal Cookies

2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup soy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 box (3 oz size) Jell-O, any flavor desired
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups oat flour (I blend quick oats into a flour then measure)
1 cup flour

Combine the applesauce, soy milk, and vanilla. Add the baking powder and salt then mix again. Add the Jell-O and sugar and mix again. Add the oat flour and flour then mix until thoroughly combined. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the dough 2" apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes or until set and the bottoms are golden.
*  Makes about 24 cookies.