Do you Smoothie? I started “smoothie-ing” to boost the kid’s nutrition. I wanted them to get more fruits, veggies and probiotics… and I especially wanted more calcium in Ava’s dairy-free diet. So, we smoothie. On and off. Then on again. For weeks at a time, the blender doesn’t leave the counter. Other […]
I’m enjoying a quiet cup of coffee, reflecting on the last 7 years. It hasn’t been a quiet 7 years, that’s for sure. They’ve been loud, messy, stressful, terrifying, exhausting… and absolutely wonderful. The best years of my life.
Seven years ago today, I became a mother. Seven. Don’t blink. My sweet, adventurous fireball tested us early. 28 hours of labor, 7 months of colic and 1 year of sleepless nights.
I should have known, at least by the toddler years, that we were in for a ride with this one.
Here it is. The recipe for Perfect Banana Muffins… with a scrumptious Oatmeal Crumble topping.
Before I get to the details, pop quiz… What’s the problem with most banana recipes?
Besides the fact that they call for a half stick of butter and 3 eggs… and, ahem, minor detail – we’re all working around a food allergy… or two… or eleven, so those recipes won’t cut it anyway?
Polka Dot Cupcake Liners, Cooling Grid The door burst open. Two happy little girls burst in, smiles from ear to ear, proudly showing off two perfectly imperfect apples. “Mom, we have apples!” “Okay, where did you you get those?” I asked. “From the tree in the front yard – the apple tree.” “Ummm, we don’t have […]
Easy Cinnamon Roll Bites, AKA Monkey Bread Allergy Smallergy. These Easy Cinnamon Roll Bites, AKA Monkey Bread are delish, and no one will guess they’re allergy friendly. They taste like cinnamon rolls but are quick and easy to throw together. (To save time, I use frozen dinner roll dough, rather than making it from scratch.) This is […]
Oval Wood Serving Tray Allergy-Smallergy. This Country Apple Fritter bread proves eating with food allergies can be uber-delicious. Wonderfully, sweet, this breakfast treat is extra soft and moist, deliciously cinnamon-y, and extra decadent with the glaze on top. I add a side of fresh fruit for breakfast. But, it’s so good, I’m thinking it […]
Here’s an easy, wholesome Oatmeal Banana Granola Bar recipe. It’s high in fiber and low in sugar. We love this recipe just the way it’s written, but I sometimes change it up with our favorite “add-ins” like raisins, cranberries, coconut, sunflower seeds or chocolate chips. Throw in a handful of whatever you love. They stay […]