Category Archives: Food Allergies

Southern Hospitality Delivered: A Review of Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen

Southern hospitality and finger lickin’ good food served with the Disney touch make for a dynamic and magical dining experience.  I mean, it’s no secret that Walt Disney World is home to some great eateries, but this combination right here is what made our meal at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen in Disney Springs one of the most appealing, warm and friendliest experiences we have ever had. Continue reading Southern Hospitality Delivered: A Review of Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen

Victory on the High Seas: Dining with Food Allergies on the Disney Dream

When you have an immense number of friends who have sailed on the Disney Cruise Line and perpetually share their magical adventures aboard one of the four ships in the fleet (recent news says there are more ships being added over the next few years!), the desire within to join the club kind of grows day by day (reminds me of kudzu in South Carolina, but in a good way). Continue reading Victory on the High Seas: Dining with Food Allergies on the Disney Dream

Review of Burton’s Grill: Hit or Miss for this Food Allergy Family?

Word spreads rather swiftly through the food allergy community when a restaurant goes above and beyond to accommodate the needs of a customer with special dietary restrictions.  Burton’s Grill is one of those establishments whose name has been circulating around the food allergy community for some time now and with positive reviews.  When I noticed that we were fairly close to a large percentage of their restaurants, I made it a priority, while living in the Northeast, to find a way to experience this eatery and hopefully allow my son to enjoy another meal without fear. Continue reading Review of Burton’s Grill: Hit or Miss for this Food Allergy Family?

No snacks, no treats, no candy ~ Oh, MY! Valentine’s Day in the Classroom

It’s no secret that, when most of us reading this post were younger, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by sending each other paper valentines and shared parties at school filled with candy, chocolate and cupcakes.  Fast forward to today’s celebrations and we have a conundrum facing our schools as so many children are struggling with food allergies and other health conditions negatively affected by these kinds of edible gifts.  Valentine’s Day, among so many other holidays, has had to shift its focus a bit in the classroom, but the question remains, “Can it be done successfully?”  I say, yes! Continue reading No snacks, no treats, no candy ~ Oh, MY! Valentine’s Day in the Classroom

A Centennial Celebration in New England: Happy Birthday to the Big E!

For 100 years, New England has been blessed to have a celebration like no other.   It’s an annual exhibition of New England’s finest in agriculture, crafts, music and more that draws crowds from all over to compete in various activities, participate in parades, feast on some of the best fair foods around and dance the night away to the music of some well known artists.   This year, we honor its 100th celebration here in Springfield, Massachusetts, and, already, it is breaking record attendance. Continue reading A Centennial Celebration in New England: Happy Birthday to the Big E!