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Back to School Emergency Treats for Food Allergic Kids

It’s that time of year again, time to send the kids back to school.  As exciting as that can be, if you’re a food allergy parent that means bracing yourself for the upcoming parade of classroom celebrations.  Most teachers are … Continue reading

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Have a Nut Allergy and miss See’s Candies: Recipe for Homemade Milk Bordeaux

Growing up on the west coast it’s hard not to have heard of or visited See’s candies.  The chocolates they make are simply amazing.  When my son was diagnosed with nut allergies, See’s quickly became a memory, as the employees … Continue reading

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Baking Outside the Box

The other day while browsing at Barnes & Noble, I saw what I consider a horrible disservice to would be bakers, a majority of the cookbooks were calling for boxed ingredients in their “recipes”.  I suspect this is to answer … Continue reading

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How to make a Hibiscus Iced Sugar Cookie

Making an iced sugar cookie is probably easier than you might imagine, although it does take some time.  Just follow my steps to make a hibiscus flower iced sugar cookie and you’ll be dazzling your friends and family with your stellar skills … Continue reading

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DIY Allergen Free Baking – Substitutions & Recipe Fixes

I’ve got a stack of books all touting allergen free recipes in my kitchen cupboard.  Problem with most of these books is that they call for ingredients that are hard if not impossible to find.  Seriously, how many people have heard … Continue reading

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Not having nuts does not mean it is “Nut Free”

Last night I was watching one of my favorite TV shows – Cupcake Wars.  It was round 2 and the bakers needed to make 3 cupcakes that captured the essence of childhood fun & imagination.  One of the bakers chose … Continue reading

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Cake Baking Chemistry 101

A basic cake recipe has the following ingredients:  flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt and milk.  We are all pretty familiar with these items and can follow a cake recipe quite easily.  But do you know how … Continue reading

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