Happy July 4th

    Need inspiration on craft and treat ideas for the 4th?  Here’s a feature I did for The Real Deal with 18 DIY projects and desserts. Enjoy!  

Milk and egg allergies cause parents more worry

Researchers assumed that it would be families dealing with nut allergies who had the most concerns about keeping their food allergic children safe, but a new study shows that “parents

How Restaurant Pros Are Handling the Surge of Food Allergies

This excellent article in Eater is about a variety of chefs and how they’re working hard to accommodate their allergic diners. Gorgeous layout, too!

Homemade Egg Free Pasta

I have a lot of favorite food allergy bloggers, so I don’t ask me to pick just one or two. But up there for sure is SpeedBump Kitchen, which features

My Year of Epic Rock @ BEA

Attending this year’s Book Expo was so delightful. It’s great to be around so many people who like to read, write and/or talk about books. It was fun to see what’s

Day 1 at BEA

Last year was my first time attending the massive BookExpo America conference, held at  the scenic (cough cough) Javits Center in NYC. I staggered around, totally overwhelmed and confused. It’s massive!

Getting the ball rolling

A big thanks to the bloggers who helped kick off the My Year of Epic Rock  cover reveal last Friday (just in time for Food Allergy Awareness Week). After a long period of

My Year of Epic Rock — cover reveal!

    If life was like a song…   Nina Simmons’ song would be You Can’t Always Eat What You Want. (Peanut allergies, ugh). But that’s okay, because as her best friend Brianna

Classrooms cutting down on treats during the school day

I was pleasantly surprised to hear about a school district in Connecticut banning outside foods for parties in the classroom. It’s actually not because of allergies that I’m happy, but

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and banning books for teens

I started picking my own books, with little to no supervision, by the time I was 11. That’s about when I stopped having any supervision in general, so no big