At the time of publication, all recipes were free of the allergens listed as being free of in the title (i.e. soy-free, milk-free, etc.), and all other information shared was accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Though I strive to update outdated information quickly and work diligently to make sure you have the most accurate information possible at all times, it is your duty to double check labels EVERY TIME to ensure that the ingredients you use are SAFE FOR YOU.
Your doctor or allergist should also be your first go-to for information on how to handle your medical needs. That being said, if you DO notice an error, please send me an email letting me know (tell me what page or recipe the error is on, what the error is, etc.), and I will correct the error ASAP.
Thank you so much!

Please Be Advised:
I make sure all of my recipes use foods that are free of the allergens they say they are free of. You will need to do the same. For help with this, please see the appropriate "Alternative Names" page for the allergen(s) you need the recipe free of.

Print This Recipe/Page

Print Friendly and PDF

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sweets For My Sweetie: Feature Day, Giveaway Winner and A Gift

Welcome to the Feature Day of
with Natural and Free, Glued To My Crafts and Vanessa's Place!

Today we share with you our TOP 5 FAVES, our giveaway winner AND a special gift to you all for all your wonderful participation! :)  Don't forget to head over to Stacey's and Vanessa's blogs to see who they've featured, too! 
As a recap, here's what I've shared with you over the last week:

1. Chocolate Syrup

2. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothies

3. Buckeyes

4. Red Hot Latte

5. Easy Mint Patties

6. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

7. Flourless Chocolate Cake

I hope you all enjoyed the recipes as much as I did sharing them!


Now onto my TOP 5 FAVES!

Since this is a food/allergy blog, I picked recipes and/or allergy-friendly info (and trust me, it was STILL no easy task!) to feature, but I know that Stacey and Vanessa featured other things, too, so make sure you head over to their sites if you weren't featured here because you may have been there!
Anyway, here are my faves, in no particular order:
submitted by Heidi of One Creative Mommy
I love this post because it shows you how to make shaped pancakes so easily!   I have never been able to get this art down, but I think I will be able to now! :)  Besides that, you can use any pancake mix (homemade or otherwise) you want, so you can use one that fits your allergen needs.  Win-win!

submitted by Camille of Growing Up Gabel
I love these for a few reasons: 1) I love chocolate. 2) They sound super easy. 3) They can be egg, wheat, fish, soy and nut-free!  Sounds good to me!

submitted by Pamela of Pamela's Heavenly Treats
I love these because they sounds so easy to make and like melt-in-your-mouth goodness!  Not only that, but they can be milk (by subbing a non-dairy butter), soy (if you use salted, full-fat butter instead of unsalted), fish, nut and egg-free!  You could leave out the food coloring, too, if you were worried about the dye or needed them dye-free.  Totally awesome!

submitted by Devin of Nom Yum and Free
I love these because they are top 8 free and corn-free!  They also use a dye-free colored sugar vs. artificially colored sugar.  Bonus!  Don't they just look yummy!?!

submitted by Caroline of Grateful Foodie
I love this because it is some seriously valuable info!  Not only is there some great tips on helping keeping your holiday allergy-free (especially in the classroom), but also some links to allergy-friendly Valentine's ideas.  Awesome stuff!
Thank you all so much for participating and
congratulations on your features!
Please grab a button, if you'd like, for your blog to say you were featured. :)

Also, if you'd like to be a guest for me some time, please send me an email and we'll set something up. :)
Congratulations!  Vanessa will be sending you an email shortly to get your address from you so we can send you your prizes!


And because we love you all and wanted to leave you with a Valentine's gift to remember us by and to thank you for all your amazing participation (46 link-ups in 7 days - that's pretty AWESOME!!), here's a FREE eBook...JUST FOR YOU! :) 

(NOTE: This e-book is no longer available.)
    15 Ways To Say, "I Love You!"
You will be taken directly to the eBook when you click the link above.  To download or print the eBook, click on "File" then on "Download"  or "Print".

To read this eBook after download, you will need a copy of Adobe's Acrobat reader.  You can download a free copy from

Enjoy and thanks again for being amazing! :)  If you have any trouble viewing it or downloading it, send me an email and I'll get you a copy. :)


If you haven't gotten a chance to see all the amazing recipes, projects and posts that were linked up, here's your chance now!  If you didn't get your badge yet, you can still get one of those, too.

(This post was originally posted on my original site, Natural and Free.) 


  1. My husband is the pancake master at my house. He makes us each a pancake in the shape of the first initials of our names every time he makes them. No lie! I bet I could get him to make us the heart-shaped pancakes!!

    1. That's so cool! My sister is like that! I've never gotten the hang of it, but now that I know the secret, there's hope for me! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  2. Stopping by from SITS. Those all look good. I'd to try the pink snowball puffs :)

    1. Those do look yummy, don't they? :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Always nice to meet a fellow SITStah! :)

      Happy Sharefest, and have a great weekend!

  3. I'm so excited I found your blog! My 13 month old son is allergic to wheat, milk, &eggs and it can be overwhelming to try to feed him! Thank you so much for doing this. You are a special person! Bless you. :)

    1. You are so welcome, Rachael! Your are exactly the person I write this for! There's a lot of blogs on my reading list below and on the Gluten-Free page that may be of help to you, too. I find that quite a few allergy bloggers cover multiple allergies in some form.

      If I can be of help to you at all, Rachael, do not hesitate to send me an email! I'm more than willing to assist in any way that I can!

      Have a great Sunday! :)

  4. Congrats to all the winners! Looked like you picked some pretty great ones. Followed you from SITS. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Vicki! :) We had a blast, and there were so many great entries to choose from! No easy decisions for sure in picking my top 5 faves!

      Always nice to meet a fellow SITStah! :) Have a great week, too, and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  5. Replies
    1. Aren't they, though? Just loved those! Heidi did a great job with her tutorial!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. :)

  6. Thanks so much for featuring my Pink Snowball Puffs!

    1. You are so welcome! They look just amazing! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!


Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Feel free to leave a message or email me directly (See the "Contacting Me" page for more information on how to do this.).

Please note that all comments must be approved before they are published, and no anonymous comments are allowed (you can email me if you don't want to leave a public comment). I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Thanks for reading me! I love to hear from my readers so keep the comments/emails coming! :)