Author: Sarah Hatfield

Sarah is the Associate Editor for Go Dairy Free. Her previous experience includes work as a copy editor at Thoroughbred Times magazine, a content writer at Travelago.com, and an intern at Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Sarah was a 'mom blogger' for many years but now mostly hangs out on Go Dairy Free and Instagram.

Whether you’re watching your pennies or searching for a splurge, this year’s Dairy-Free Gift Guide has you covered. Each item was hand-selected by our team to cover top trends, practical presents, and fun finds. They include options for party hosts, coworkers, friends, and of course, loved ones. A couple of the items are holiday-centric, but most of these everyone-friendly surprises make great gifts year round. The Dairy-Free Gift Guide: 30 Thoughtful Ideas for Every Budget The prices listed are full retail price at the time of our review. Prices are subject to change, and to go on sale! In fat,…

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What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Mine is gravy, but my family keeps telling me that is not a choice. So I’ll choose mashed potatoes, since they are a preferred gravy vehicle. Here is a simple dairy-free mashed potatoes recipe that lets the other dairy-free Thanksgiving sides (Gravy!) shine. We think it is the best! Mama’s Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes are Loved by the Whole Family Yes, I have extended family members who insist on having both dairy and non-dairy mashed potatoes on the table. One year these dairy-free mashed potatoes were served to all of the dairy eaters by mistake,…

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This recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies was originally tossed together by Sarah, when she took on a cookie challenge. I’ve since adapted it, and added more details. It’s based on the super easy 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies, but with a few delicious twists! These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are Chunky Style Unlike the classic flourless peanut butter recipe, this one uses crunchy peanut butter, has double the eggs, and is spiked with dairy-free chocolate chips. There aren’t many variables, since there are only five ingredients in this peanut butter chocolate chip recipe. But I do still have…

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We originally shared this dairy-free freezer pancakes recipe several years ago, for the back to school season. This has been a challenging year, so we decided to give this post an update. It’s a Kids Can Cook favorite created by Sarah and her daughter Katherine. Dairy-Free Freezer Pancakes with Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, and PBJ Options School started for us last week, which meant a change from our relaxed summer breakfast schedule. For the last few years, cooking breakfast ahead of time has been a part of Katherine’s weekend routine. This makes for calmer school mornings during the week, where even…

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Here is a delicious, easy honey mustard broccoli slaw recipe for your next cookout, family reunion, or goodbye picnic for your dear friends who are moving several states away. It’s easy to throw together with some simple short cuts, and has a firmer bite than cabbage, which I prefer. Honey Mustard Broccoli Slaw that’s Better Than Coleslaw So why the broccoli slaw instead of cabbage? I love cabbage. I love it roasted, boiled, stuffed cooked in soups, in casseroles, stir frys. But… I don’t love coleslaw. I know! I’ll eat it, of course, and I definitely enjoy some recipes -…

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I came up with this recipe for dairy-free chunky monkey cookies years ago by combining a few different cookie recipes I found online. I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and the bananas, walnuts, and spices added an extra level of flavor and texture. Chunky Monkey Cookies with Banana, Oats, and Dairy-Free Chocolate At the time, my children were avid watchers and readers of Curious George, so I called them Monkey Cookies in honor of him. And because they reminded me of Chunky Monkey ice cream, which did not exist in dairy-free form back then! (Now, it does.) This time I…

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This Southern Style Dairy-Free Chicken and Dumplings recipe is one of my favorite meals. Scott’s grandmother knew I liked it and made it one time when we came to visit. Unfortunately, we’d stopped for brunch on the way to her house. What were we thinking? She used to add a bit of yellow food coloring to make the chicken and dumplings more visually appealing. I use turmeric instead, but you can leave it out if you don’t have any. Grandma’s Dairy-Free Southern Style Chicken and Dumplings When I suggested writing about my grandmother-in-law’s chicken and dumplings, of course I didn’t…

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Like many of you, my family and I have spent a lot of time baking and cooking this past year. Some recipes we tried were fun experiments or creative ways to use what we had on hand. But dairy-free Dalgona Coffee is one recipe that we continue to make! Dalgona Coffee, now dubbed “Quarantine Coffee,” has actually been around in Asia for quite some time. It received its current name from a South Korean celebrity who likened the taste to a type of honeycomb toffee called dalgona. The crux of the drink is the coffee whip topping, which doesn’t require…

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Hot dogs are often associated with summertime and baseball games, but I also associate them with bonfires, long holiday weekends, football games, and tailgating. These days, we’re enjoying hot dogs at home, so why not serve them with homemade buns? I am a long-time devotee of New England hot dog buns, which are also known as split top or top loading hot dog buns. These Homemade New England Hot Dog Buns are Tops for Loading The split-top rolls just make sense to me. They are easy to fill without tipping over. The flat sides make them perfect for grilling or…

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Katherine and I are always up for trying viral recipes (Dalgona coffee, anyone?). So when Alisa suggested dairy-free two ingredient bagels, we jumped at the chance. Using dairy-free yogurt and a homemade self-rising flour blend because we like to complicate things, Katherine made delicious yeast-free, no boil bagels. Everyone in our family enjoyed them. I think this recipe might become a staple in our home. Two Ingredient Bagels made Dairy-Free. Yes, They Really Do Work! While there are a million versions of this recipe online, we chose to follow the lead of Recipe Girl. Katherine used her suggestion of making…

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Hot Chocolate Bombs are the latest food trend taking off after TikTok exposure. My kids and I decided to try making them to see what all the fuss is about! We discovered that, while a little tricky, dairy-free hot chocolate bombs are a fun treat and a perfect homemade Christmas gift. These Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Bombs are Ready to Melt Down We used Nestle Tollhouse Allergen Free Morsels in white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate to make these dairy-free hot chocolate bombs. We filled them with Coconut Cloud Toasted Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Mix, which came with the little vegan marshmallows you see.…

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Updated for 2020! I like fall treats such as Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but my heart belongs to chocolate peppermint. When I was little, my grandparents would take us out to eat at a historic 200-year old restaurant, and in the winter I would always order peppermint stick ice cream with chocolate sauce for dessert. The menu at The Tavern has since changed, and my preferred desserts are now dairy free, but my love of the magical chocolate and peppermint combination lives on. Here is an extensive list of vegan and dairy-free chocolate peppermint treats to warm your soul during the chilly,…

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Many years ago, when my children were very little, a friend of mine introduced me to celebrating St. Nicholas Day. Around the same time, a blogger I followed (RIP, Google Reader), wrote about making Santa Pancakes for her children on St. Nicholas Day. St. Nicholas was known for secret gift giving, which developed into the Santa Claus we know today. Of course I wanted to get in on the fun, so I began making Dairy-Free Santa Pancakes for my children each December 6. This is also a nice day to give them simple gifts or sweets in the shoes they…

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Store-bought gravy often contains dairy, so I usually make my own. It’s as easy as flour, broth, salt, and pepper. But sometimes I want gravy with more flavor, or I need a quick and portable option that only requires the addition of water. This dairy-free gravy mix is my solution. It’s just like the packets you can buy at the store, but it’s cheaper, uses simple pantry ingredients, an is made without any milk or additives. To Grandmother’s House Easy Dairy-Free Gravy Mix This dairy-free gravy mix is a variation of a brown gravy recipe my sister makes with beef…

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When Alisa and I were compiling dairy-free Thanksgiving recipes, we realized that there wasn’t a traditional apple pie recipe on Go Dairy Free. Since my family’s Thanksgiving dessert table always features apple pie, I had to correct this oversight! So I whipped up this delicious recipe for dairy-free double crust apple pie. Dairy-Fee Double Crust Apple Pie Baked with Tradition With Alisa’s Dairy-Free Buttery Pie Crust and my dad’s apple pie filling recipe, I created a pie combining recipes from both of our families. Using each other’s recipes is another way to be close to one another. Even though people…

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As a child, the creamy sauce and adorable pearl onions in my grandmother’s pea and onion recipe were the trick to get me to eat peas. And onions. I wanted to create a dish for the holidays that would work the same magic on my children. So I whipped up this recipe for dairy-free creamed peas and pearls, and was pleased when every last bite disappeared! Dairy-Free Creamed Peas and Pearl Onions the Whole Family will Enjoy This delicious recipe takes very little hands on time, and can simmer while the main dish cooks. It’s great for weeknight meals, but…

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With most school and community holiday events cancelled, I’m looking for ways to have a fun Halloween at home. Traditionally, Scott makes a Halloween-themed dinner (such as dairy-free mummy dogs) and the kids enjoy trick-or-treat candy for dessert. This year, we need a dessert as well. And we’ve decided on these dairy-free ghost brownies. Dairy-Free Ghost Brownies are Scary Good Sweets for Halloween Alisa found this recipe for Dairy-Free Ghost Brownies on Betty Crocker’s site. I think they’re perfect: easy for kids to help make and lots of fun. You can make the brownies and frosting from scratch, or use…

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Ramen noodles and cup of noodles are popular lunch choices for the teens and preteens I know. They’re easy to make and pack in a thermos, make with an electric kettle in a dorm room, or make for a quick lunch during online school at home. Many instant noodles have dairy in the seasoning. Even if you replace the seasoning packet with something else, cross contamination can be a concern. So my teens and I decided to make our own dairy-free instant noodle cups for home or school. DIY Dairy-Free Instant Noodle Cups are Easy with These Tips Many online…

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Some online recipes seem like more trouble than they’re worth. Pancake cereal, anyone? But some are so simple, so perfect, you wonder why no one ever thought of them before. Yes, I’m talking about the Oreo mug cake, made internet famous on TikTok. Greater than the sum of its parts, this dairy-free Oreo mug cake is better than many others I’ve tried, and it’s a whole lot easier. Dairy-Free Oreo Mug Cake with Just 3 Ingredients and 5 Minutes (or Less!) Oreos are the default dairy-free cookie in my social circle, so I usually have some around. This is a…

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Are you looking for a delicious way to use up some large, end-of-summer zucchinis? This Disappearing Dairy-Free Zucchini Orzo is one of my favorite ways to do so. I first tried this recipe years ago when I read Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. The book is an account of her family’s decision to eat as locally as possible for one year. They used foods from their farm and other purely local sources. Each section has seasonal recipes that make the most of foods available during different months of the year. I have this dairy-free zucchini orzo on repeat in late…

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