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This year for Christmas, I got what I considered to be a very thoughtful, nicely packaged, and deliciously useful gift from my in-laws: Different kinds of canned fruit, all packaged nicely, and with a note about how each one was made. Since the package was so wonderfully put together, I thought I would share it. If you want to give your home canned goods, this is a great way to present it and ensure that your hard work and thoughtfulness is appreciated. Below each picture is a copy of the description Jon and Alyce included on the tags.

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 Alissa is in search for a dairy free birthday cake for her Sam, her milk allergic son, as he will be turning 1 soon. She would also like the frosting to not use soy margarine based.  My first thought was a crazy cake with SuzanV’s Vegan German Chocolate Frosting. When I make it, I modify it slightly by using almond milk.

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Want a breakfast food that appeals to a broad section of people, while still meeting the needs of those with allergies? This is not as easy as it sounds. Most fancy breakfast dishes have egg as a star ingredient. Potato dishes are often cooked in butter and covered in cheese. Meats, a great source of much needed protein, are often missed in with these dishes. Bread may be an option, but most likely not if you can’t have gluten. That is assuming that the bread is allergy free, and not covered with butter. It leaves one wondering, what’s a girl to do? The answer is simpler than you would think, make a potato and sausage breakfast dish.

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Apple SauceApple sauce is easy and relatively quick to make. Since I use just three ingredients, it is naturally allergy friendly. Additionally, apple sauce is very versatile, going well by itself, in breakfasts, dinners, and in baked goods.

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving dinner is all about family, giving thanks, and food. It is a date where people with different food needs or preferences can either fill left out, or, if you do it right, part of the family. There are so many dishes you can serve; it is easy to include something for everyone, with a little forethought. The main ingredients, turkey, potatoes, and gravy, can be adapted to meet the needs of the group.

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Truffle Party

 Each year, my friend Jill holds a truffle making party the Saturday before Thanksgiving. During it 10 to 15 people all work together on the time intensive task of hand rolling truffles. Allergy friendly instructions can be found at the bottom of the post. (more…)

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banana breadcalzonesBanana bread for breakfast and calzones for dinner, what could be better? Allergy friendly banana bread and calzones that everyone will want to eat.

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