My husband and I rarely go out on February 14th. Restaurants are usually overcrowded and overpriced that night. Plus, the kitchens are often busier than usual, so the food never seems to taste quite as good as if you were to visit the restaurants on a quieter night.
Instead, we usually make a fun dinner at home with the kids and include some of our favorite treats.
This year we are letting the kids pick the menu. After hearing their choices though, I think it may have been cheaper to go out, after all.
Their exact request this year: 1. Steamed Crab legs; 2. Daddy’s “Special Filet Mignon Steaks”; 3. “Something yummy” for dessert.
In the past, we have had a tradition of making some of my own favorite dessert recipes for Valentine’s Day. Some of our favorite allergy-free desserts are below:
5 Allergy-Friendly Desserts for Valentine’s Day
- Coconut Caramel Banana Ice-Cream Topping – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free
- Chocolate Covered Banana “Cake” Pops – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free
- Chocolate Dessert Waffles – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
- “Best-Ever” Brownies – Grain-Free, Gluten-Free
- Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bites - Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Easily Nut-Free
This time though, we are going to be making a Cream Pie! The Pie Crust will be coming from my absolute new favorite cookbook (which also happens to have a lot to do with my Sweet Giveaway).
Photo Credit: Alexa Croft (author of Everyday Classics)
Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Recipes – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, and Soy-Free – by Alexa Croft, has become my new staple cookbook in the kitchen… and you are going to want it to become a staple in yours too!
For you Allergy-Friendly cooks out there that miss all of the classics… THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!
The recipes are incredible. A lot of them remind me of my own childhood and the very recipes that my mom used to make. I have made a good portion of the recipes from the book so far and the biggest critics in the house (who, by size, ironically also happen to take up the least amount of space), have seriously fallen in love with all of them.
— About the Book —
“EVERYDAY CLASSICS is a must-have cookbook for those
living with food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.
Author Alexa Croft has put a healthier spin on our most beloved pantry staples, breakfasts, dinners and desserts, creating a new set of family favorites that are completely gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free soy-free and 98% corn-free.
From sandwich bread and marshmallows to fluffy pancakes and cheesecake, these are essential recipes that kids of all ages have loved in the past and can enjoy again!”
– Recipe Breakdown —
68 Total Recipes—100% Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, and Soy-Free
67 Corn-Free or Easily Corn-Free Recipes
58 Tree Nut-Free or Easily Tree Nut-Free Recipes
54 Coconut-Free or Easily Coconut-Free Recipes
42 Vegan or Easily Vegan Recipes
46 Vegetarian or Easily Vegetarian Recipes
AND…my favorite part….there are absolutely stunning photographs of every single recipe, taken by author, Alexa Croft, herself!
You will love the simple recipes, the breakdown and guide of all of the recipes by food-allergen, and all of the Tips and Tricks that are included with each recipe.
And because I will only share cookbooks and products here that I really believe will be perfect for my readers, I want to make sure that you know that this one tops my list!
I love Everyday Classics so much that I am even personally giving away 3 copies of it to 3 of you loyal followers.
To enter: just simply do One, Two, or all Three of the following for a chance to win one. Leave A SEPARATE COMMENT for each one that you do so that you can earn an extra entry for each.
1. Tell me what intrigues you about this cookbook!
3. Share this post with your friends on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook or other social media and leave an additional comment saying you did so. Help spread the word about this great new cookbook!
The contest will end on Wednesday, February 19th at 9am PST. The winners will be announced then. You must be at least 18 years old to enter and live in the United States or Canada.