Sunday, December 6, 2009


I am working on a contest. I will post it soon! You could get a chance at winning a copy of my cookbook, "Allergy Free For the Family Cookbook". Brianna

"In Steppe" TV Show

We just watched "In Steppe" the TV Show that I was on. They did a really good job! If any of you didn't get to see it, they are going to be sending me a link to go to and when they do I will be sure to put it on my blog. So keep checking in! My kids really liked seeing themselves on TV, it was fun! Brianna

Monday, November 30, 2009

TV Schedule

I just found out the dates that my interview will be on TV.
It's on Channel 10 KTNW Sunday, December 6, at 10am and 2pm, Wednesday, December 16, at 11:30pm and Saturday, December 26, at 9:30pm.

It will also be shown in the Spokane/Palouse area on KWSU Monday December 21, at 10:30pm and Tuesday, December 22, at 6:30pm and 2:30am.

These are not the best of times but you can tape it so you can watch it when you have time.

Thanks and Enjoy!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I have been SUPER busy lately...

keep reading my posts to hear what I have been up to. I have been busy doing some exciting and fun things in the world of allergies and cooking!

TV Show

So, I was asked to do an interview for the tv show, "In Steppe". The topic for the show that I will be on is, Wishes. I was interviewed all about my cookbook and all about living with allergies. It was a great experience for me to be able to talk about allergies and hopefully it will gain awareness and those that need help or "Wish" to be able to cook for those with food allergies will be able to pick up my cookbook and do so! The show will be running this coming week a few times, as soon as I find out the times I will post it here!

Mom Magazine

Well, this was a fun day! My family had a photo shoot for a magazine! Yes, a magazine! A new magazine is launching in February and it is titled "Mom Magazine". You can find out more about it at So, on the cover of every issue they have a mom that they choose for their cover and they chose me! So, I will actually be on the first issue (February) and then there will be an article inside about the cookbook and my family. Keep your eyes open for it!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Book Signings

I had 2 book signings last week and one today. I loved visiting with all the people! Thanks to all of you that came out today to weather the rain and cold. I hope your friends and families can use these recipes and enjoy them! Thanks again, Brianna

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall Fun in the Kitchen!

We love fall in our home!
This is the time to bake cookies, have yummy meals together and everyone loves to help mom in the kitchen. Every year I make a meal inside a pumpkin. The kids love to help and it tastes yummy too. Usually we have this meal on Halloween but the kids were so excited to have a pumpkin to make the "Pumpkin Surprise" so guess what we made tonight??? That's right the pumpkin surprise. You will find this recipe on page 85 in the cookbook.
Here is the recipe:

1 medium pumpkin
1 pound hamburger
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup green pepper, chopped
2 cups rice
2 cups water
1 cup chicken or beef broth (gluten free)

Clean out a pumpkin and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Brown hamburger, onion and green pepper. Add rice, water and broth and simmer, covered for 20 minutes. Put mixture in pumpkin and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Our local newspaper did a story on my new cookbook! Here is the picture and article.

Kennewick Mom's Cookbook Gives Allergic Kids Help in the Kitchen

by Sara Schilling, Herald staff writer
Brianna Rose Monson wasn't known for being an expert cook.
When the Kennewick woman got married several years ago, some of her cousins jokingly gave her
recipes for Jell-o.
But she's since mastered everything from meatloaf to snickerdoodles -- and she's done it without relying on staples such as eggs, milk, wheat and nuts.
Monson's two children have food allergies, and she's had to figure out how to make meals that work with their dietary restrictions and also taste good.
It was no simple task. Monson now has published a cookbook, Allergy Free for the Family Cookbook, to help others in the same situation.
"If it helps just a few people, it will be worth it," Monson said.
The cookbook is available at and at bookstores in the Tri-Cities. It features more than 100 recipes.
Monson had never planned to write a cookbook. But then her oldest child, Michael, 6, was diagnosed with food allergies when he was a toddler. He can't have milk, eggs, wheat and peanuts; even being in the same room while they're being prepared makes him sick.
Monson began looking for dishes to serve her family. But the ones she found didn't always pass their taste test.
So she started tweaking family recipes and finding ways to make bread, stuffing, casseroles and cookies that Michael could safely eat and that the whole family could enjoy. Monson's daughter, Arianna, 4, also has food allergies, including to soy.
Monson kept her recipes in a binder in the kitchen. She'd test them out on nieces and nephews without allergies, making note of the ones that drew raves.
"I kept saying, 'You need to do a book to help people,' " said her mom, Carol Rose.
The cookbook was published in July through BookSurge, a print-on-demand company that offers self-publishing. It includes recipes for everything from banana muffins and pancake syrup to cornbread bake and shepherd's pie.
Monson's husband, Lance, said he especially loves the meatloaf and salsa recipes.
Michael and Arianna said their favorites are the cookies. They even sometimes volunteer to help their mom bake.
That's part of why Monson published the book -- so that her kids and others like them could be included in fun activities that involve food.
When Michael is invited to birthday parties, Monson pulls out her cake and ice cream recipes so he's not left out.
She said it feels good to see the book in print after so much hard work. It might not be her last.
"She's always coming up with more recipes," her mother said. "I keep telling her, 'You need to write them down for the next book.' "
The cookbook is available at The Bookworm in Kennewick and Richland, Hastings Books Music Video & Coffee in Kennewick and Highland Health Foods in Kennewick. It's also available at for $12.99.
On the net: www.theallergy

Friday, June 26, 2009

Here is a Sampling...

I have received emails asking what is in the cookbook. I created recipes for my ENTIRE family. I needed recipes that everyone would eat so that nobody would feel left out. I do not have food allergies like my children so I would create a recipe based on "TASTE" since I knew what it should taste like. So, I first created the chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe because I love cookie dough! Then I really wanted to have sugar cookies to roll out with my kids at all the holidays so guess what recipe came next? Then, of course I really needed different breads. So, there is a bread great for sandwiches, muffins, cinnamon rolls, bisquits and more! So, here is just a little sampling of what you will find inside my new cookbook "Allergy Free for the Family Cookbook".

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Cookbook Is Here!

Well, it is finally here...the "Allergy Free for the Family Cookbook"! It has taken quite some time and a lot of hard work, but I am so excited for people to have recipes that the whole family will enjoy together. It can be purchased through!