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Autism, Parenting, and Chocolate: My Top 5 Posts from 2013

Thanks again to all my readers for visiting my corner of the world. I didn’t write as much in 2013, but I still had popular posts. Wondering which ones were read the most? Think you missed one? Here are my top 5: Continue reading

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Enjoy Life Foods Decadent Snack Bars

Over the summer I had the chance to taste test Enjoy Life Foods’ new Decadent Soft Baked Bars. These bars are a step above Enjoy Life’s other bars–they have a drizzle of frosting on top. My boys and I enjoyed the bars…a lot. Continue reading


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Gluten Free Casein Free Chocolate Sponge Pudding


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I have some good news for you–this pudding is yummy and it’s easy to turn the original recipe into a GFCF delight. The bad news is, it’s easy to make into a GFCF delight! You will want to make this often. Continue reading


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Gluten-free Casein-Free Ham & “Cheese” Croquettes


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Cooking in Our Homeschool

The boys and I have been watching cooking shows together and I’ve been incorporating “cooking class” into our homeschool. It has been a lot of fun for all of us, but be warned! Cooking with kids takes twice as long, so you’ll need a heaping helping of patience and time. There are some days I know we just don’t have time for a cooking class.

Last week we watched an episode of “Sandra’s Money-Saving Meals” on Food Network. She was doing a bake sale theme. At the end she did two savory recipes, and I fell in love with both. The first one was Ham & Cheese Pinwheels, which we can’t make yet because it uses pizza dough, and gluten-free pizza dough just doesn’t roll up into a log. I want to try it with rice paper instead, but haven’t found the rice paper yet. (Is that even the right term?)

The second savory recipe was Ham & Cheese Croquettes. If you don’t have to worry about food allergies, you could click on the colored link and get her recipe. For those of you that need to eat gluten-free or GFCF, you’ll be able to use the recipe I adapted. It is YUMMY! Continue reading


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Gluten Free Crockpot Cinnamon Biscuits

The other night I was waiting for a late dinner with my husband. I was hungry and on Pinterest. Bad combination. While browsing and repinning, I came across this recipe for gluten free Crockpot Cinnamon Biscuits. (Her picture is prettier than mine.) Continue reading


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Special Diets for Special Kids: Volumes 1&2

Today I have another fantastic resource for you from Future Horizons! Lisa Lewis, Ph.D., has written some insightful materials about the effects of diet on children with ADHD, autism,  celiac, food allergies, etc. Future Horizons has put two of her popular books into one volume–Special Diets for Special Kids: Volumes 1&2.

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Enjoy Life Foods Has a New Snack–Plentils!

I have a confession. I miss Cheetos. Yes, I know they have no nutritional value. Yes, I know they’re not good for me. I still miss them from time to time. That, and Bavarian cream donuts with chocolate frosting.

But I digress.

Once on Twitter I made a comment that I missed Cheetos, that I wanted a crunchy cheesy snack. Enjoy Life Foods’ Chief Marketing Officer Joel replied, “Just wait, we’re working on something new.”

Oh, the suspense!

Then I got The Email…”Would you like to test these for us?” Are you kidding? Of course!

When the Enjoy Life Foods box arrived (which Dr. J has been able to identify and read for over a year), I opened it in the leasing office where I picked it up. I thought, why not have a taste test with folks who don’t HAVE to eat gluten free (or some other special diet). Enjoy Life Foods sent me one bag of each of the four flavors–Light Sea Salt, Garlic & Parmesan, Margherita Pizza, and Dill & Sour Cream. Three non-food allergy adults tried them, and they all liked them! Margherita Pizza and Garlic & Parmesan were the winners of that taste test.

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