Saturday, December 6, 2008

crunchy granola bar

left side: nature valley's granola bar with dairy & nuts
right side: safeway's dairy-free & nut-free version
not this one. that one. not nature valley's oats n' honey. safeway's version of oats 'n honey crunchy granola bars. yes, these are dairy-free granola bars.

we use to buy the nature valley's, the girls loved these. but i dont know if i didn't read the ingredients carefully enough, or they switched the ingredients on me. but all of a sudden, i noticed that there's peanut and almond flower in it. so no more buying these.

happy to discover that safeways imitation of these granola bars are dairy and nut free. cheaper too!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

gingerbread house

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dairy-free gingerbread house
only $9.99 at target. they have other designs too.. train, santa's sleigh, etc. the girls had so much fun putting it together... even better that they could eat it after too. i think i'll get another one for them to design for christmas day.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

gingerbread house. the first attempt.

got this gingerbread house kit from trader joe's. was cheap, only like 7 bucks. came with little candy people and everything. even though the icing called for egg whites, i figured i could use the Pillsbury icing we usually use. and i did. we used the Pillsbury cream cheese icing (yes, this is dairy-free) to glue the house together. i wasn't sure if it would work since it wasn't that sticky, but the cookies & candy on the slanted roof even stuck, no prob. we used Betty Crocker's canned frosting to add pink trimming on the house. it was beautiful :)

but then... we had a few extra cookies. so i told the girls they could take a nibble. tala was fine, but malaya broke out a little (as you can see on her face). so i scoured the web looking for dairy-free gingerbread kits. came across a few. very expensive though, $24 and up. then came across some posting mentioning that target might have them. so the next day, off to target we go....