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Budget Tips for Shopping Organic

If you decide to shop for organic, whole foods that are not overly processed and filled with preservatives, you will be spending more on your groceries. When we made these changes for our family, we did cut out a lot of eating out, stops at the ice cream store, and Starbucks runs, reallocating money from […]

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Homewood Gourmet's out-of-this-world Chicken Salad

Birmingham’s Best Chicken Salad Spots

My love affair with chicken salad began my freshman year at the University of Alabama. Anyone remember the chicken salad at the (now-closed) Crimson Cafe on the strip?? {A moment of silence, please, as we mourn the loss of their perfectly-proportioned, not-to-mayonnaise-y chicken concoction filled with crisp Granny Smith apple chunks and walnuts. The consummate mixture […]

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The Emotional Roller Coaster of Life With Food Allergies :: A Way of Life {Part 2}

Today, Amy continues sharing her family’s journey and how their way of life has been impacted by her son’s severe peanut allergy. Yesterday, she helped us understand the reality of a food allergy diagnosis. You can read Part 1 here. Managing Food Allergies: A Way of Life There are highs and lows. You have to […]

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The Emotional Roller Coaster of Life With Food Allergies :: The Reality {Part 1}

Being a mom is never easy. There is always mom guilt and wondering if you are doing it right. Throw in a potentially life-threatening medical condition, like food allergies, and get ready for a roller coaster of emotions. The Diagnosis No one ever wants to hear, “Your child is allergic to peanuts. You will need […]

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