Pumpkin Muffins with Brown Sugar Pecans (gluten free & egg free)

Pumpkin Muffins with Brown Sugar Pecans (gluten free & egg free) ...more

Life is too short to be an Elf on the Shelf hater!

From elfontheshelf.com:  "The Elf on the Shelf® is a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. When a family adopts an elf and gives it a name, the elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day's adventures. Each morning, the elf returns to its family and perches in a different place to watch the fun. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their elf each morning."...more

What Your Waiter/Waitress Really Thinks About Your Food Allergies

I had the chance over this Thanksgiving holiday to discuss with a family member (who is a waiter at a very trendy and upscale restaurant) what he really thinks about those of us who have food allergies. He saw me bringing in containers of food that contained my gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nightshade free and shellfish free Thanksgiving dinner. I explained to him that I had prepared my very own feast the day before knowing that there would probably not be anything I could eat at my mother-in-law's house due to my insane amount of food allergies....more
foodallergyextra Saltless in Seattle I hear you, you've got a lot to manage with your  various ...more

Gluten Free & Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes (Perfect for Thanksgiving & Christmas Morning)

I have been dairy free for the last six months. Believe it or not the hardest thing for me to give up was the half & half creamer I put in my hot tea every single morning. I tried different dairy free milks (almond, soy & coconut) but they just were not thick enough to really make my hot tea taste even remotely normal. Then I found So Delicious brand Coconut Milk CREAMER! Ohhh...I was so excited. It was just what I needed to start my day out right...my hot tea with CREAM and sugar! ...more

~Thanks for Making Me Feel Like Sh*T...a teeny tiny rant~

**This is a teeny tiny rant about something I have been experiencing and it just happened again this morning. It's not good for me to keep "the hurt" inside so I am writing about it. I apologize in advance for any spelling or grammatical errors...sometimes spell check has to take a back seat to my mental health.** ...more
Been there, doing it daily - minus the restaurant part. Go read this. You'll be glad you did. ...more

Newbie Recipe Writer Seeks Your Advice!

Have you thought of doing the single picture of multiple recipes thing? Lots of magazines use ...more