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 15 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.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Egg Free, Dairy Free Simple Ground Beef and Noodle Bake

This casserole is very quick to prepare because the noodles are not cooked before baking. I also keep cooked ground beef proportioned in the freezer that I can just thaw and add. If you want your noodles more tender, you can use cooked noodles then just bake the casserole until bubbly and heated through.
Simple Ground Beef and Noodle Bake
1 lb cooked ground beef
1 can creamed corn
1 can beef gravy
1 can corn
2 cups soy milk or beef broth
1 box uncooked noodles
Combine the ground beef, creamed corn, beef gravy, corn and soy milk in a sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Add the noodles then stir until thoroughly combined. Tightly cover with foil then bake at 350 for 1 hour or until the noodles are tender. Let the casserole set for 10 minutes before serving.
*  If you want your casserole a little saucier, add another can of beef gravy and 2 additional cups of soy milk or beef broth.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Matzo Toffee Candy

I got a huge box of Matzo crackers from the grocery store for free with a coupon. Now I've been trying to come up with uses for them besides as crackers, in soup, covered with Sunbutter, etc. I made this delicious toffee candy and the girls loved it. I definitely won't be making it too often because it is far from healthy, but the girls thought it was great.

Matzo Toffee Candy
10 Matzo crackers, more or less as needed (Saltine crackers can also be used)
1 cup dairy free margarine
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups safe chocolate chips

Place the Matzo crackers in a single layer on 2 foil lined baking sheets, breaking them to fill the sheets completely. Place the margarine and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes or until the mixture is thick and smooth. Pour the mixture over the crackers and spread it evenly over top. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over top then bake 1 minute to melt. Spread the chocolate evenly over top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. Break into pieces then store tightly covered in the fridge. The candy can also be frozen.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Egg Free, Dairy Free Mexican Macaroni Bake

The girls and I love this casserole. My husband doesn't like salsa, so we make it for lunch then freeze the leftovers.

Mexican Macaroni Bake

1 box elbow macaroni, cooked
1 lb cooked ground beef
15.5 oz jar salsa
15.5 oz can dark red kidney beans
15.25 oz can corn
8 oz can tomato sauce

Thoroughly combine all of the ingredients. Transfer to a sprayed 11x15 baking dish. Cover with foil then bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
*  To save time, heat all of the ingredients in the noodle pot and heat through.
*  To make this vegan, remove the ground beef. An additional can of kidney beans can be added.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Sunbutter Cheerio Bars

My girls couldn't get enough of these yummy bars. They are very quick and easy to make and absolutely delicious. They are a great alternative for rice krispie treats.

Sunbutter Cheerio Bars 

1 cup Sunbutter
¼ cup corn syrup
¼ cup sugar
3 cups Cheerios (I used Multi-Grain)
1 cup safe chocolate chips, optional

Microwave the Sunbutter, corn syrup and sugar, stirring every 20 seconds, until smooth. Stir in the Cheerios until evenly coated. Press firmly and evenly into a sprayed 8x11 baking dish. Melt the chocolate chips then drizzle or spread over the bars. Refrigerate until firm then cut into bars. Store, tightly covered, in the fridge.
If desired, additional chocolate chips can be stirred into the mixture before pressing it into the pan.
Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, or cornflakes can be used in place of the Rice Krispies.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Crock Pot Sausage and Tater Tots

Another fast and simple all-in-one crock pot meal. Everyone loved this new addition to our crock pot meals.

Crock Pot Sausage and Tater Tots

1 package smoked sausage or polska kielbasa, sliced then cut into quarters
30-40 oz package tater tots
2 cans pork gravy
1 can corn

Combine all of the ingredients in the crock pot. Cover then cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.