The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book Review and Giveaway! {CLOSED}

UPDATE:  The winner is Lindsey   [email protected]  Congratulations!

My daughter is currently not consuming any dairy as we try to find out if it is responsible for her chronic constipation problems and lack of weight gain.  (She has fallen below the 5th percentile for weight even though she is in the 75th percentile for height.)  I also cannot consume dairy, but I am an adult and recognizing that I feel so much better when I don’t eat it makes giving up all the dairy foods I used to enjoy easier.  Trying to get my two year old to understand this is a different story.  So, I was delighted to review Kelly Rudnicki’s The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book.  This fabulous cookbook contains only recipes that are nut, dairy and egg free.

Kelly is a mom of four whose second child, John, has several severe food allergies including dairy, peanut, tree nut, eggs and legumes.  The cookbook is a result of years of experimentation so she could make her family treats her son could also enjoy.

Even if you don’t have allergies this is a fabulous cookbook.  I have tried several of the recipes, and I could tell no difference in taste from a non-allergy cookbook.  (Well, maybe there was some difference in that some of these recipes are better than the non-allergy counterparts.)  This book is filled with 160 pages of recipes, and there is a full page picture for the majority of recipes. 

In addition to the recipes, this book contains several important chapters about food allergies such as “Top Dairy, Egg, and Nut-Free Ingredients” and “Tips for Birthday and Classroom Parties.”  The end of the book includes a chapter entitled, “Ways To Learn More and Give Back.”  This book would be a great primer for someone who has just received a food allergy diagnosis or someone who knows an individual with a food allergy and wants to keep their safety in mind.

In addition to her cookbook, Kelly blogs at Food Allergy Mama where she shares more delicious recipes and blogs about issues in the food allergy community.

The Giveaway:

Kelly has graciously agreed to give one lucky winner an autographed copy of her cookbook, The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book.

To enter this giveaway, simply go to Food Allergy Mama and come back here and leave a comment about one thing you learned on her blog.

Additional Methods of Entry:

-Follow Food Allergy Mama on Twitter

-Follow Mom’s Plans via RSS feed or Google Friend Connect or let me know you already do, if that is the case.

-Follow Mom’s Plans on Facebook.

-Follow Mom’s Plans on Twitter.

-Blog about this giveaway or post it on Facebook or Twitter and come back here and leave a comment stating you did so.

This giveaway will end on March 3rd at 11:59 p.m.  The winner will be chosen via

I received a copy of this cookbook for review.  (Thank you Kelly!)  I received no other compensation for this review.  All opinions are my own.


  1. I learned that there are many great recipes on their website I think I will share the book info and website with the mothers in our church nursery many of the children have allergies
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  2. I learned Kelly’s son has allergies and asthma. I’d love this book as I have lots of allergies too.

  3. follow on GFC

  4. I posted on FB 🙂

  5. I learned that the blog owner has four children – some with severe allergy.

  6. I learned that Kelly is the mom of 4 living in Chicago. Also, looking through her blog I had no idea there were so many ways to make treats dairy-free. And I never knew that dairy free ice cream existed! Her cookbook looks amazing!

  7. I learned she has a son with allergies, and children who do not.
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  8. I follow on GFC
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  9. I went to her site and got a great reciepe for my sons birthday since he is allergic to cows milk. Would love to win the book.

  10. What an amazing site! Thank you for sharing! About 7 months ago when my daughter started experiencing massive digestive/GI issues, the first thing to go was all lactose. Next, came the low-fructose diet…It’s continued to spiral since, and still no answers. One of the first things that crossed my mind was all of the things she was going to miss out on because of her diet limitations. We are big on dairy and sweets in my house, so it’s been quite perplexing. After perusing the Food Allergy Mama site, I feel inspired. Specifically, her site is indicative that food for those with allergies CAN be delicious and enjoyable. Like Kelly, I was fearful of my youngest daughter feeling left out and/or deprived of so many food joys. Now, I am going to overcome those negative thoughts and approach this with a fresh perspective. Thanks so much!

  11. Learned that Kelly Rudnicki is a Chicago mother to a child with severe allergies.

  12. I learned and was surprised that you often have to advocate for your child’s allergies. I didn’t know there could be such controversy.

    Lindsey G.

  13. I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

    Lindsey G.
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  14. I follow Mom’s Plans on Facebook.

    Lindsey G.
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  15. I posted about this giveaway on Facebook.

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  16. I learned that there is a big controversy over food allergies. I had no idea that kids with food allergies had to deal with so much. I have a 9 month old that is allergic to dairy and I’ve given it up while I’m nursing. She will most likely grow out of it like my 2 year old did but there’s a chance she won’t. I would love to win a copy of this book!

  17. I subscribe via rss!

  18. I was fascinated by how many of the recipes on the blog were for “treats”. Initially, that put me off a little, but as I think about it, it makes perfect sense. My dairy-intolerant daughter isn’t school age yet (so may still grow out of it), but I can see where the pressures of that age would put more of a priority on sweeter foods, which usually do require one of her “banned” foods. I’m glad I have some time to prepare for this possibility!

  19. I follow Mom’s plans on facebook

  20. I found a great recipe for DAIRY, EGG AND NUT FREE CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIES! Came from $5 Dinners and am so glad I did. thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  21. I am a new follower

  22. I now follow you on twitter!


  23. Katrina Southwick says:

    I read her post about trying to get a flight with out peanuts and how rude people where to her. Last week we had my son tested and he is allergic to peanuts, eggs and penicilian. I am beginning to see how much I need to do to protect my son.

    katrinasouthwick at gmail dot com

  24. Katrina Southwick says:

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  25. Katrina Southwick says:

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  28. Nothing speaks better than photos. The products look wonderful. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  29. I learned that hers is a Foodista Features Blog… and that she makes delicious recipes my egg and milk free daughter would LOVE. 😀

  30. Following @foodallergymama on Twitter (Piglet5432)

  31. GFC Follower (Kristen)

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  34. michelle says:

    I learned that we are not alone with food allergy issues. I have two kids of which one has a life threatening allergy to dairy and eggs and the other has a severe allergy to tomato, pumpkin, squash and sweet potato. Many times, what one child can eat, the other is allergic to it and vise versa. The donut story really hit home, b/c I do often bring on child places where the other can’t eat and vise versa. I am realizing that there are alot more children with allergies than we thought.

  35. I was reminded that many times we can have fun just being with our friends/family (donut story), but it sure is nice to have a safe treat too! I am fortunate that my 20 month old daughter’s dairy allergy is not severe, but I pray that she outgrows it. I am not sure how I would deal with protecting her…

  36. I learned that she and I both have a son that is allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts/tree nuts. My son was tested at 4 months due to severe eczema. I am always looking for recipes that he and my other 3 children would enjoy. I am looking forward to trying out the recipes on here…especially the fudge brownies! I would love to have a copy of her book!

  37. I learned you can make just about anything even with food allergeys

  38. She has great recipes for families like mine!
    Great blog with lots of helpful info.

  39. Kelly has one daughter, and her 2nd child has food allergies… I also have one daugher (but 4 boys) and my 2nd child has peanut sensitivities. With other food allergies in our extended families, this book would be very helpful to have on hand!

  40. That blog is a great read! I have a dairy allergy, and I’m looking forward to trying some of her recipes! They look really simple, which is such a relief when you have food allergies…so many recipes require bizarre and expensive ingredients. 🙂

    Followed on twitter with @cuteordeath. Thanks for posting this!

  41. I had learned Kelly’s son has allergies and asthma.

  42. Ed Nemmers says:

    She lives in suburban Chicago!

  43. Paula Hafner says:

    I learned that schools should: Require that every food allergic child have a 504 Plan filed at school. This document would require, all teachers who deal directly with the FA child to comply.

  44. Paula Hafner says:

    I follow foodallergymama on Twitter- ksh123

  45. Paula Hafner says:

    Rss subscriber via Google reader.

  46. Paula Hafner says:

    I follow Mom’s Plans on Twitter- ksh123

  47. Amy Hint says:

    I learned that her son and my son share many of the same food allergies!
    Her second child, John, was diagnosed at age one with severe dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut and legume allergy.
    My son shares the egg, peanut and legume allergy. He is also allergic to shellfish.

  48. Amy Hint says:

    I follow with GFC

  49. Amy Hint says:

    I am a facebook fan of Moms Plans

  50. She is a mother of four!

  51. I love her blog- her chocolate chips cookies are awesome!
    jandrmom2009 at gmail dot com

  52. Follow on GFC

  53. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    I saw some delicious recipes using tofu on her website. Sounds interesting!

  54. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    I follow on GFC

  55. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    I follow Food Allergy Mamma on Twitter

  56. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    I like Mom’s plans on FB

  57. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

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  58. As a mom of a child with food allergies, I love Kelly’s site. I have made a few of her recipes (Gingerbread Kids most recently for my son’s preschool Christmas party) and they turned out great! All the kids enjoyed the cookies, and my son was able to participate without the worry of an allergic reaction!

  59. Following Food Allergy Mama on Twitter (@kimslittlelife)

  60. following u via GFC

  61. following u on FB (Kim M)

  62. following u on Twitter (@kimslittlelife)

  63. posted on FB (Kim M)

  64. I found out you can order the cookbook through her blog

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  66. I like you on fb
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  67. I learned she is from Chicago and has a with severe food allergies.
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  68. I subscribe via RSS
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  69. Kristi S says:

    I learned that food can still be really good even though it doesn’t contain dairy and other food allergens. The brownie on the first post looks amazing!!!!

    eksummit (at)

  70. Kristi S says:

    I like food allergy mama on FB!

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  71. kathleen says:

    i learned she has a really yummy recipe for Dairy, Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Scones

  72. Kristi S says:

    I follow you via GFC!

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  73. Kristi S says:

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  74. Kristi S says:

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  75. i need this cookbook!
    my little guy {19 months} is allergic to eggs dairy and peanuts! ihave been struggling to find recipes that he likes and he can eat….its been a big adjustmet these past few months since he was tested.
    i hopped on her website and the fudge brownie recipes really got me excited—what a special treat for my oliver…and all of us–looks so yummy! in her ingredient list i learned that they even make dairy free chocolate chips. i am so out of the loop! i need to get those asap!
    thank you!
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  76. i follow moms plans via gfc
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  77. i like you on facebook!
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  78. Michelle Y says:

    I learned that I CAN find a recipe to make chocolate chip scones that my dairy allergic husband can eat!!!!

  79. Although the cookbook won’t cover all my son’s allergies, it does cover all my daughter’s. We’re always excited to try something new.

  80. Love the recipes and I was impressed by how she handled criticism (Her response to a not-so-nice reader comment).

  81. Donna Hunt says:

    I learned that they have many recipes I’d like to try such as the Dairy, Egg And Nut Free Fudge Brownie Pie. Thank you for the giveaway!

  82. Donna Hunt says:

    I follow Food Allergy Mama on Twitter @AmberRose1995.

  83. Donna Hunt says:

    I follow you on GFC (Donna Hunt).

  84. Donna Hunt says:

    I follow Mom’s Plans on Facebook (Donna Helwig Hunt).

  85. Donna Hunt says:

    I follow Mom’s Plans on Twitter @AmberRose1995.

  86. Donna Hunt says:
  87. susan smoaks says:

    one thing i learned is that i really want to try the Dairy, Egg and Nut Free Fudge Brownie Pie

  88. I learned that allergic girl has her first book that came out on the first of the month!

  89. Follow FAM on Twitter @beckee13

  90. GFC follower of your blog!

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