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My new favorite chip!

It’s a rare and special treat to see a little “NUT-FREE” logo on food packaging, so when I see it, I automatically become a loyal customer!  Chips can be  another tricky item when grabbing a snack for a nut-free kid, … Continue reading

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Granola Bars for Nut free kids (and for Me)

Granola bars are great on-the-go snacks, satisfying and healthy and delicous. But they almost always have peanuts or nut warnings on the package.   I am not much of a home-baker but this recipe is Easy, Fast and awesome.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just need chocolate.

Certain holidays like Easter or Halloween mandate some CHOCOLATE. This item can be very hard to find for nut-free kids, especially in holiday shapes. In recent years I’ve come to rely on this amazing brand: http://www.vermontnutfree.com/ They even have a … Continue reading

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Passover & Easter sweets

& This was my first round of passover/easter with Zack being old enough (3) to appreciate some of the finer things the holidays have to offer– like Macaroons and Easter Candy. What an eye-opener it was to read all the … Continue reading

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Chinese Food

I’m half jewish so the desire for Chinese takeout runs strong in my family.  However, Asian food in general seems like the riskiest of all cuisines to serve to someone with a nut allergy– particularly from a restaurant. I assumed … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mints on the Pillow – Yum!

Not that I ever feed Zack junkfood of any kind (what sort of mother do you think I am?) but some times chocolate happens. Like when we get back to our hotel room and find there are chocolate minds on … Continue reading

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Holiday Baking – found another great brand!

Holiday baking had me nervous, especially when it comes to the super-important ingredient of Chocolate Chips! Luckily my friend stumbled upon this fabulous brand, which is surprisingly easy to find in supermarkets. They produce chocolate chips,  baking chocolate, and other … Continue reading

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