When we told our boys that we were staying home over the holidays, of course they were disappointed. Like my husband and I, they were looking forward to seeing their extended family as well as the celebrations that accompany the holidays. Since we changed plans at the last minute, we had no celebratory plans of our own, so we decided to do some new things to make the time special.… Continue reading
When my 6-year-old asked if we could make a batch of cookies for when our friends came over to visit, it seemed like the perfect time to try this fruit-sweetened cookie recipe. I came across this recipe on Real Healthy Recipes, and loved that the primary sweetener was dates (in addition to the minimal amount of sugar in the dark chocolate chips). … Continue reading
We got together with some friends the other day who had ginger snaps that my boys couldn’t eat (they were standard ginger snaps made with wheat). So I promised my 6-year-old that we would make ginger snaps at home that he could enjoy. To make these cookies, I modified our favorite Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. While my 6-year-old declared that these cookies would be better if they also had chocolate chips (he likes adding chocolate chips to pretty much every dessert), we all enjoyed them.… Continue reading
Peanut Butter Cookies on a dreary, rainy day? Yes, please! When my 6-year-old suggested making cookies today, so we would have a treat to share with our visiting friends (and a treat for himself!), it sounded like a delicious idea. I modified my Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe to make a batch of Peanut Butter Cookies. I made classic Peanut Butter Cookies for me, and my son wanted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies for him.… Continue reading
Having a child with food allergies can be tough. At home, we’re used to it. We simply avoid all foods that trigger problems. When we’re at someone else’s house, or the rare time we eat at a restaurant, things become more complicated; our restrictions are tough to ask of someone else.
One of the most difficult things for my son as he’s grown older has been the issue of treats, especially when we’re at a gathering or party and every child but he is eating a treat of some kind.… Continue reading