Welcome to ABC's and Allergies! I hope you will enjoy some of my thoughts and experiences with allergies and homeschooling, and try out some of my recipes. I have found a new passion for creating excellent meals that are free of Mandie's allergens, and are so yummy no one realizes they are "allergen free". I am also passionate about raising awareness of food allergies, and raising money for FAAN.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Photos 2010

Mandie and Mommy.

Princess Mandie - dress by Grandma G.

The boys with their laser tag game.

Here's a link to our Christmas photos.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sage Turkey Sausage Patties

I found this recipe in the October/November 2010 issues of Healthy Cooking magazine, and tried it last night - with obvious adaptations to make it Mandie-safe.  I don't think I'll ever buy sausage again!   See what you think.

Sage Turkey Sausage Patties
1/4 cup grated rice vegan american cheese (or parmesan cheese if you do dairy)
3 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley OR
1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes
2 Tbsp. fresh sage OR
2 tsp. dried sage leaves
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. fennel seed, crushed
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey
1 Tbsp. olive oil

In a large bowl, combine everything but the turkey.  Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.  Shape into twelve 3inch patties.   In a large skillet coated with olive oil, cook patties in 1 Tbsp. oil in batches, over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink.  Drain on paper towels if necessary.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Family Photos 2010


Bud and I.

Our Christmas card.  I LOVE this photo!

My other absolute favorite.

I think this one turned out very well.

Mommy and Princess Mandie.

Daddy and his princess.

Surrounded by my beautiful boys.



My gorgeous boys!
Here is the link to all of the photos.