Nostalgia, now dairy-free!
When I was a kid it seemed like there were things we always had in the pantry. We always had chocolate chips. We didn’t make cookies often, but we always had chocolate chips. We also always had crispy chow mein noodles. I have absolutely no recollection of ever having Chinese food at home, but we always had chow mein noodles. We also always had a flashlight and D batteries in the pantry, but that wasn’t quite the same (flashlights take a notoriously long time to cook, and they just aren’t worth the trouble). Continue reading
So we are moving! Moving is at the same time stressful and exciting. There is something about a new place that bring a feeling a freshness. Don’t worry, though. The kids will find a way to make it un-fresh really quickly!
Because we are moving, I’m taking a short break from posting recipes. I just can’t put it all together while moving house. So in the meantime, I wanted to share a recipe I found on Garnished. Completely allergy-safe, and so easy!
Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySuSFNRmkCU
If you make this, let me know how it turns out for you!
Tastes better AND costs less? Sign me up!
I recently saw one of those inspirational quotes online that perfectly describes what today was like. You know the ones with the beautiful picture in the background that has nothing to do with the actual quote? This particular one said, “Are you really having a bad day, or just a bad five minutes that you are letting ruin the rest?” THAT, my friends, was today. Overall, pretty good. But man, the way it started left me sour for a good while. I was supposed to work an event that got canceled, but no one told me it was canceled. After that, everything seemed to go wrong. Quick stop at Burger King? Nope, their credit card machines are down. Run to Taco Bell? Nope, Reese can’t eat there. Go to the store to buy sunflower seeds. They contain peanuts. Um… what? Start trying to make a new recipe, then get interrupted by a 4-year-old potty emergency, then by not making it to the potty in time…. Seriously, all things considered, it was a good day and it’s a good life. But man, this post didn’t want to happen today!
Enough complaining, though. On with the Homemade SunButter! Continue reading
The ultimate party snack, leveled up.
I love Mexican food. Like a lot. Authentic Mexican, Tex-Mex, shoot I even love stuff like Taco Bell and Taco John’s. And one of the best parts of going to any Mexican restaurant is the free-flowing chips and salsa. Hot or mild, red or green, I love it. My wife likes it, too, but can’t handle too much spice, so I usually end up getting to eat the majority of the salsa at the table. Totally fine with me. Plus, salsa is SUPER healthy. It’s an excellent way to deliver all the goodness of veggies without feeling like you’re just eating a load of veggies.
But why do I bother making my own? Jarred salsa, even the expensive, good quality stuff, isn’t that expensive, and it’s rare to find one that is bad. To be honest, I don’t usually bother making my own. But why do I go back and watch all the Marvel Studios movies at least once a year? Because sometimes you just want to do something. Continue reading
Have you ever just been sitting around and suddenly you think, “I need some chocolate…”? No? Just me? Hm….. weird.
Anyway, I grew up in a house with chocolate. I don’t mean sometimes we had S’mores, or that we have ice cream and with Hershey’s syrup in the summer times. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we did. But I mean we always had a tub of chocolate chip in the pantry. At. All. Times. The primary use of those had nothing to do with cookies. They were there so we could eat them. I would melt them down and spread it on graham crackers. I would dip up a spoonful of peanut butter and stud it with chocolate morsels. But more than anything, we would just grab a handful and eat them in pure, unadulterated chocolatey goodness.
Fast forward to now. Reese, our little EOE dude, can’t have dairy. And therefore, can’t have most chocolate. He can’t have peanuts, so he can’t have peanut butter. Those two things mean he can’t have my favorite candy of all time: Reese’s peanut butter cups. *tears* Continue reading
My son Reese can’t have peanut butter (or dairy, or eggs, or soy, or nuts, or……). But he can have these!
Without question, my favorite candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. In fact, any peanut butter based candy is going to top my list. Unfortunately, two of my kids are allergic to peanuts, so I
have to finish my candy before I get home don’t get to have them very often. I mean, it’s just not right for a parent to not share their candy with their kids, right?