Confessions of a Craft Snob

  • I collect mending kits, yet I have never used one. I secretly think they’re cool.
  • I’m jealous of crafters with serger skills. I want a serger, too!
  • I used to love to bake. When I discovered my son’s food allergies, it all but killed my interest in baking. I feel guilty for making things he can't eat. What should I bake without using wheat, egg, soy, dairy, or peanuts? Any ideas?

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  1. This is an awesome book for gluten-free-mostly-vegan baking :)
    <a href="">Babycakes: Vegan, (Mostly) Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York's Most Talked-about Bakery</a><img src="; width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

  2. My friend, Jessica, has a son who she has to cook special for and now her whole family is eating the stuff. She just started a blog and it is awesome!!

    • looks like jessica has her cooking cut out for her too. thanks heather for the suggestion!

  3. I just spent last weekend "summer" cleaning (it's too hot in FL to go outside) and found multiple mending kits… I can join your "collect mending kits but never use them" club! I recently found a blog about a kid with almost every allergy you've listed: Hope you find it helpful! I also have a cooking blog, but it probably encompasses everything your son can't have. :(;

    • thanks so much katie – i’ll be visiting that site often!

  4. my confession might make you sad…. i disassemble mending kits! i love the measuring tapes and the cute little plastic thimbles, but i have no use for the cheap thread, scissors and needles!

  5. My son has the same allergies, milk, wheat, eggs, soy, peanuts, as well as dogs, cats, and horses. I saw his allergies as an opportunity to bake. I have replaced eggs with applesauce and an egg replacement (enerG). I found a local Amish market that sells rice flower and buckwheat flour to replace the wheat flour. Of course we made out when we found out we could still use Lactaid milk so we got one bonus. I give him Almond butter and jelly sandwiches and he loves those(of course with bread I make him). 
    Wow I've never realized how much I've changed since he was found with all these allergies. I enjoy the challenge though, especially when he likes what I make him. Hope this is helpful.

  6. There is a cookbook called, I believe, "The Food Mama's Allergy Cookbook"  My grandson was allergic to peanuts, cow's milk protein, egg, and soy.  My daughter used this a lot and made wonderful things.  Also, this gave her an opportunity to bake with her son.

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