Don't Mess with Mama

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10 Chemical Additives Lurking in Gluten-Free Foods for Kids

Think all gluten-free foods marketed for kids are healthy? Think again. Food labels have become increasingly difficult to understand ....more

November Giveaway – $400 Amazon Gift Card

Each month I ask you to vote for giveaway prizes you want to enter to win here at Don’t Mess with Mama. Prizes range from eco-friendly products for families and kids to kitchen gadgets and much more. Give me your suggestions for future giveaways because I want you to win what you want ....more

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream and Bacon (Gluten Free)

One thing I love about fall is the all the yummy fall produce, such as pumpkin, squash, yams and, of course, sweet potato. They all remind me of Thanksgiving dinner – one of my favorite meals of the year. We make one dish for Thanksgiving that’s a simple sweet potato with fresh whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup that is simply delicious ....more

How to Make Your Own All-Natural Air Freshener

We all have a spot in our home that’s an odor magnet. It could be a shoe closet, hamper, bathroom, garbage can, a musty closet or a diaper pail. Our spot is our bathroom trash can ....more

Gluten Free, Real Food Recipes for Kids – ON SALE NOW

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of my new book, Gluten-Free, Real Food Recipes for Kids. I wrote this book with YOU in mind. Parents who want to provide kids with wholesome meals without artificial colors, preservatives and other additives ....more

Cultural Kitchen Tour Brazil: Sweet Plantains

What is a Cultural Kitchen? Every kitchen has a personal story....more

Fresh Berries with Coconut Whipped Cream

This is a simple dessert that features fresh berries and coconut whipped cream. It’s a snap to make – just 4 ingredients – and it’s gluten free, grain free, vegan and dairy free. This recipe is definitely a crowd pleaser ....more

Mostly Homemade Mondays #51

Mostly Homemade Mondays...more

Cultural Kitchen Tour in Spain: Oh, The Things We’ll Make

What is a Cultural Kitchen? Every kitchen has a personal story....more

Green Your Halloween – Homemade Candy Recipes, DIY Costumes and Crafts, GMO-Free Treats

Halloween is a fun time for kids (and adults) to dress up in their favorite All recipes are gluten-free and other dietary options are noted below. Homemade Halloween Treats Candy Corn Parfait – Rethink Simple Mini Ghost Peeps – Healthy Roots, Happy Soul Spooktacular Gummy Eyeballs – Oh, The Things We’ll Make Homemade Gummy Worms – Rethink Simple Caramel Apples – Nicky in the Raw Chocolate Almond Bark...more