The following year our daughter was also diagnosed with an allergy to eggs. That was when life as we knew it ended. We were completely overwhelmed by this news. Eggs were in everything. And they were sneaky; they could change their appearance and hide in things like dry pasta, mac and cheese at a restaurant, frozen chicken nuggets and take-out pizza. It is this metamorphic nature of eggs that makes an egg allergy potentially so dangerous. We stopped eating out altogether until we could wrap our brains around the egg allergy.

Perhaps the worst part was that we had no clue how to bake without eggs. How were we going to make our daughter her safe desserts now? How do you tell your 3 year old that she can’t have any more cookies, bars, muffins, cupcakes, cake, pancakes or waffles?

Well, we had no intention of allowing her miss out on delicious baked goods. At that point, our home kitchen evolved into a test kitchen, and we spent years perfecting egg-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free desserts.

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