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November 22, 2006

Extra Baking with Food Allergies for the Holidays

As I sit and write this, my wife and daughter are downstairs filling our home with the wonderful aroma of homemade pumpkin and apple pie. There may even be a spice bread in the works. The smell reminds me of how lucky I am to have a wife who cares so much for the family that just about everything that comes out of the oven in our house is food allergy friendly. I say just about everything because we have different allergies to manage and, even though one of our daughters cannot have eggs, there is an occasional omelet or cake that includes eggs.

Now, when there is a special treat such as a cake, there is always an egg-free version as well. In our home, treats are served with great care to make sure no one feels left out. This means either serving everyone the egg-free cake or baking two different cakes. I must admit, I'm not a huge fan of egg free cakes (I've learned that if you eat them right after they cool down, they are much more palatable). When it comes to cake, I'm not too picky but when my sweetie is willing to put in twice the effort, I am thankful.

I hope your Thanksgiving Holiday is food-allergy-reaction-free and fun!

p.s. I am in charge of the sweet potatoes tomorrow. Let's hope I don't make any rookie mistakes!

Posted by David at November 22, 2006 6:20 PM


Great blog! I look forward to reading more...

Posted by: Gluten-Free By The Bay at November 27, 2006 1:46 PM

Congratulations on being recognized by www.allergizer.com. The more voices that get into the allergy forum the better. Keep up the good work:)

Posted by: ChupieandJsmama at November 28, 2006 6:17 AM