Kelly is a mother of five young children in suburban Chicago. Her second child, John, was diagnosed at age one with severe dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut and legume allergy. He also is asthmatic, so the likelihood of a life threatening reaction from food is increased. She has spent a few years learning the ins and outs of food labels, ingredient and product information, and most importantly, how to cook and bake for not only her son, but for the rest of her family as well. It has become her life’s purpose to raise awareness and increase funding for food allergy research. She is passionate about not only keeping her son safe, but alive. A food allergy diagnosis is scary; it is the fear of the unknown that keeps moms of food allergic children awake at night. The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book contains recipes that are completely nut, egg, and dairy-free and that can stand up to their original versions. Children with food allergies no longer have to be excluded while their friends eat scrumptious baked goods.