A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
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Peanut-free haystacks
Sunday, 20 Dec, 2009 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Peanut-free haystacks

Yes, it is possible to get sick of chocolate. And after making chocolate fudge, chocolate-raspberry fudge and chocolate cookies, I’d reached that point.
So I decided to give haystacks a try. But definitely not the chocolate …

Egg-free, peanut-free no-bake oatmeal cookies
Wednesday, 21 Jan, 2009 – 13:02 | 2 Comments
Egg-free, peanut-free no-bake oatmeal cookies

No-bake oatmeal cookies are probably the ideal baking-on-training-wheels recipe.
It’s the first cookie I made by myself after the recipe made the rounds during my pre-teen years. It requires only one pan, no baking sheets and …

Sweet on peanut-free Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix
Monday, 12 Jan, 2009 – 14:37 | One Comment
Sweet on peanut-free Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix

Sometimes I like to get an objective opinion on new recipes because the reviews in my house are predictable: Boots will fawn embarrassingly, Big Guy will reject in on sight and I’ll think of 10 …

Egg-free, peanut-free fudge
Friday, 19 Dec, 2008 – 21:06 | Comments Off
Egg-free, peanut-free fudge

I knew marshmallows were supposed to contain egg. I was spoiled, though, the first two years of Big Guy’s egg allergy by having never run into a grocery-store variety with egg in it.
So I blithely …

Egg-free cookies: Seven-layer bars
Saturday, 13 Dec, 2008 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Egg-free cookies: Seven-layer bars

Sometimes you can tell a recipe’s going to be evil just by its name: Seven-layer bars, seven deadly sins. Coincidence? No.
These cookie bars have no nutritionally redeeming qualities — I refuse to count graham-cracker crumbs …

Egg-free, peanut-free “peanut blossoms”
Tuesday, 9 Dec, 2008 – 0:15 | Comments Off
Egg-free, peanut-free “peanut blossoms”

Once in a while — but not often, because I’m not a fan of failure — I’m up for a “double-dog dare you” recipe. One that will earn baking bonus points for substituting two allergens …