Freezer Cooking – Homemade French Fries

I love freezer cooking. This is the time of year when we are lucky enough to have a bounty of fruits and vegetables all around us. I can’t wait to can, freeze, and preserve it all. New potatoes have just come into season – here is a way you can save time, money and effort by making up a batch…

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Our adventures in Apple Picking

It must be getting close to fall. While in the garage the other day, I saw the scarecrow decoration, and wondered if it was too soon to put it up. We decided to go apple picking today – I have missed it the last few years for one reason or another, and decided this year we were going to go,…

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Allergy Friendly – Hash Brown Potatoes

Who doesn’t love hash browns? We used to love the occasional trip to McDonalds for breakfast (including their hash browns!) but since they are no longer nut free, we have found another way to make great allergy friendly hash browns at home. These are free from most major allergens, depending on the oil and seasonings you use.

Halloween Fun

We have been having fun getting ready for Halloween, and decorated the house this weekend. The above pic is the mantle, formerly decorated for Thanksgiving, and with a few modifications, we changed it to a Halloween theme. The lights are a cute addition – I found those at Walmart a few years ago and they have been hung in different…

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Halloween Chocolates – Allergy Friendly

With Halloween right around the corner, we have started to make some treats. It’s tough to buy chocolate novelties at the store with food allergies, as many have the ‘may contain…’ label, so we just normally make our own. These chocolates are tree nut, peanut, egg and sesame friendly. Hershey is really great about allergens – I have called them…

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Allergy Friendly (non food) Treats for Halloween

With Halloween approaching, we are all starting to think about buying treats for Halloween before all the ‘good stuff’ is gone, and we have to resort to handing out bags of chips (kids always seem to hate the minuscule bags of chips!). Our problem has always been buying too soon, and then having to go out again and re-buy candy…

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The Teal Pumpkin Project

Attention all allergy friendly families – this year you can show your support for children with food allergies.  The Teal Pumpkin Project, created in 2014, is a program that promotes safe alternatives for Halloween treats for kids with food allergies. This is an international initiative, and you can participate by providing non-food treats in lieu of candy (stickers, stationary, small…

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