Lennox and Reese’s SunButter Cups

My son Reese can’t have peanut butter (or dairy, or eggs, or soy, or nuts, or……). But he can have these!Reese's Sun Butter Cups (1)

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?

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Coconut Oil Chocolate Drops

Easy, delicious, and Top 8 free?  Yes please!

March 2019

Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of the TV after finally getting the kids to bed and saying to yourself, “I need something…..”?  I do.  Frequently.  That’s when I start getting creative.  I make up popcorn toppings, I pour honey and cinnamon on ice cream… basically I throw a bunch of stuff at the wall and see what sticks.  This is one of them.

I was talking to my son’s dietitian about trying to get him eat.  I somewhat sheepishly told her about these, thinking she might tell me off for giving him so much sugar.  To my surprise, she said that these are an excellent high calorie snack for him to eat, and to give them as often as he wants.  Accidental victory! Continue reading

Chocolate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

(contains wheat)

Sometimes you just want cookies.  Like, really want cookies.  I was at the store the other day to buy some spaghetti sauce.  Spaghetti is one of the few things our little dude will/can eat, so it’s something we have frequently.  I don’t know what it is about spaghetti (specifically spaghetti Bolognese – or at least our American perversion of it), but I always feel like I need something afterwards.  I don’t know what, just… something.

As I was wandering the aisles of the grocery store, I saw the oatmeal.  Lightning struck.  I will make oatmeal cookies!  The good kind, not the kind with raisins.  Raisins are a good way to ruin just about anything, especially a cookie.  I grabbed some old-fashioned oats and Enjoy Life chocolate chips and headed home.

(Quick note:  If you aren’t familiar with the brand Enjoy Life, check it out.  Now.  This link opens in a new page so you can do it without leaving this page.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.   (*hums “Girl from Ipanema”*)  I know, right?  Top 8 allergen free everything.  Thank goodness for products like this!) Continue reading