Paying it Forward

Let’s be real, a lot of these kids have legitimate reasons to be focused on their own situations, these kids that will never have a “normal” life. But I have seen some of the coolest and most selfless things coming out of these kids.

It’s Barbecue Time!

If we are going to move forward with talking about barbecue, we need to straighten something out. Barbecue is not a cookout or a party. Those are called… well, cookouts and parties. Barbecue is not cooking device. Those are called grills and smokers. Barbecue is a method of cooking and the food that results from that cooking technique.

Updates: Where Have I Been?

I’ve been absent for a while, so I wanted to take some time to update everyone on life in the Food Allergy Dad house.

One Year

Two days ago marked one year since my first blog post. It’s hard to believe it has been one whole year. To be honest, I didn’t think I would make it this far.


So, I’m coming up on the 1 year birthday of this blog, but I haven’t posted in three weeks! I’m sorry for the absence, but we have been dealing with sickness, family stuff, and other things that have taken my attention away from posting. I hope to get back in the kitchen and posting soon,…

Teal Pumpkin Project

It’s October, the time when the minds of little ones (and not-so-little ones) turn to the fun and festivities of Halloween.  Whether Halloween parties at school, trick-or-treating with friends, or doing Trunk-n-Treat/Harvest Festival at a local church, it’s a time of costumes, fun, games, and most importantly… CANDY! I loved Halloween as a kid.  I…


It’s October!  Fall has come: the leaves are turning, the air is getting cooler, and the smell of apple cider is in the air… I love it! So, you may have noticed a bit of radio silence lately.  Fall is a tough time because it’s really busy (until fall break, of course). I work at…

Doctor’s Orders

Do you ever get on Pinterest?  I love Pinterest.  It’s a wealth of information on all sorts of things.  I have found countless recipes, my wife has found several useful crochet patterns… my coworkers and I even have a shared Pinterest board to find great ideas for our classrooms (I’m a high school Spanish teacher…

Mystery Blogger!

So you may have noticed that didn’t get a recipe posted this weekend.  The beginning of fall is always a little crazy.  In the fall, I work at a local apple orchard, and this weekend was our big fall kick-off.  It’s always a lot of fun, but I’m pretty sure all of central Indiana decided…

The Bubble

Allergy parents/allergy sufferers, have you ever notice the bubble we tend to be in?  It’s a weird bubble.  We are part of support groups, we read the message boards, we do the research… with all of that, it’s easy to feel like the rest of the world gets it, like they are all going through…