Category Archives: Christmas

Guide to Holiday Hosting with Food Allergies

The following guide to hosting parties with food allergies was too amazing not to share. Smiling on to a safe and special holiday for everyone…


Grandma’s Guide to Holiday Hosting with Food Allergies


Making The Holidays Happy AND Allergy-Friendly

“All I Want for Christmas”

Just like the mother in the following article, I am usually a “glass half-full kind of girl.”  However, there are definitely times when this is challenged and I feel the urge to scream.   Reading this article, definitely gives an interesting perspective on the world of food allergies especially with the holiday season in full gear.   Check it out and smile on to the weekend…

All I Want for Christmas


Butternut Pasta with Sage Cream Sauce

The following recipe looked too delicious not to share.   Enjoying the rest of the weekend, we smile on…

Butternut Pasta with Sage Cream Sauce


Making The Holidays Happy AND Allergy-Friendly

Chef Amanda Freitag’s Food Allergy Recipes

With the holidays coming up, here are more food allergy recipes created by Chef Amanda Freitag. Having an allergy to hazelnuts herself, this famous chef has created some excellent recipes for others also living with food allergies.  Check out her recipes below and smile on with us…


Food Allergy Recipes


Making The Holidays Happy AND Allergy-Friendly

Allergy-Friendly Advent Calendars

While I am jumping ahead a couple of holidays with this post, I was too excited to find the following allergy-friendly advent calendars to not share.  As a child I LOVED opening up the daily windows/doors of my advent calendar.   Because of my son’s allergies, he can not have chocolate so those calendars are out of the question for now.

However, check out these allergy-friendly options:

1) The Lego Advent Calendar (Allergy-free)

Lego Advent Calendars



2) Play-Doh Advent Calendar (We still can’t use this one due to my son’s wheat allergy.  However, it may help others who do not have this allergy.)

Play-Doh Advent Calendar


play doh 2

There are a few other awesome ideas that I was reading and thinking about that I will share in a later post.  Finding out that there are allergy-friendly and allergy-free options to explore and look into, we could not help but to smile on…

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