The Truth About Baking Soda and Vinegar

I use the two super cleaners, baking soda and  white (distilled) vinegar, to replace some commercial cleaning items in my home. Many of you do too.  It eliminates many toxic mystery chemicals in the home and saves a lot of money over the course of a year. I’ve read through quite a few homemade recipes for […]

Crockpot Ranch Chicken

This easy Crockpot Ranch Chicken recipe has just four ingredients and is super delicious and of course, low carb.   I often make it for Sunday Dinner.  And thank you, my darling DIL, Lani for sharing this yummy recipe with the family. Crockpot Ranch Chicken is an excellent candidate for a ‘dump’ type dish.  With just […]
Here is a simple recipe for low carb fudge. It has a crazy secret ingredient that makes it come out perfectly. It has less than 1 net carb per piece.

Crazy Low Carb Fudge Recipe

The day I made this Crazy Low Carb Fudge I was craving chocolate insanely.  I know, I KNOW… the words ‘low carb’ and ‘fudge’ just don’t seem to belong together. Let me tell you what I did and you be the judge of whether it’s possible to use ‘low carb fudge’ as a phrase. I […]

DIY Thrifty Oven Cleaner – Shame to Shine

. . . My son kindly offered to fix dinner for my husband and I because we both had head colds.  I suddenly found myself in desperate need of a diy thrifty oven cleaner. Two things went wrong; I’d  purchased a frozen fish dish that looked interesting and was on sale and my darling son used a […]
.This low carb Salsa Chicken recipe has just five ingredients and is easy to make. It satisfied my longing for Mexican food.

Salsa Chicken Recipe ~ Low Carb

I found the inspiration for a Salsa Chicken recipe that interested me on the ‘Low Carb Recipe Group’ on Facebook.  No picture, but the recipe looked zesty and filling. I was so happy to find it. I’d been craving Mexican.   Thanks to C.H. who took the time to share it. Flavor is so important to me when maintaining […]
"Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" ― Julia Child

Learn How to Cook Quote by Julia Child

I chose this quote by Julia Child for Encouraging Words today because the sentiments in it are what I’m striving for in my ‘way of eating’.   I’m trying out new things, trying to be adventurous (kale anyone?) making mistakes , and yes having fun. I’ve included the quote in two pictures and text so that you […]
This Baked Almond Chicken recipe is a simple and tasty way to prepare a low carb main dish or lunch or dinner.

Baked Almond Chicken ~ ~ Low Carb

This Baked Almond Chicken recipe  is a simple and tasty way to prepare a low carb main dish or lunch or dinner. I made this for the first time this week and it turned out so tender and juicy, i can hardly wait to make it again. When I’m low carbing I’m always on the […]

Bird’s Nest Cookies and Last Minute Bunny Pattern ~ Easter Fun

The time for Easter fun is just around the corner. I’m sharing a favorite recipe originally posted in 2013 of  my coconut Bird’s Nest Cookies as well as the so easy and cute pattern for the Last Minute Bunny. The Bird’s Nest Cookies stir up quickly using the Perfect Sugar Cookie Mix-up, from the Baking Outside the Box Mix method. Get the […]

Keto Doritos Safe Cheat-oh ~ Dorketos ~

Yesterday was day three of being back on the low carb wagon for me.*  And of course I’m craving something crunchy, crispy, zesty, flavorful… you know; GOOD! After poking around Pinterest for a bit I found a recipe called ‘Jack Snacks’  and it looked like it just might do the trick. It takes just cheese and jalepeno […]

Spaghetti Squash Beef Pie — Lower Carb

Today I’m sharing the recipe for one of my ‘go to’ Low Carb comfort foods — Spaghetti Squash Beef Pie. It’s reminiscent of lasagna or  like a traditional spaghetti dish with oodles of cheese, marinara, ground beef and Italian herbs.  The crust that all these things rest on is a mixture primarily of spaghetti squash, which I absolutely […]

Healthy Blueberry Muffins Recipe Low Carb and Gluten Free

Here is a healthy blueberry muffins recipe for those watching their carbs or on a gluten free diet.  I made it to take to a breakfast neighbor gathering to welcome someone new on the block.  It was a bit daring of me as I’d never made this type of muffin before.  However, earlier this week I’d decided […]
#BakingOutsidetheBox | Easy to knit Cardigan 18 inch doll sweater pattern.

Sweetheart Cardigan Sweater for 18 Inch Dolls – Pattern

  “Nanny will you knit my dolly a sweater?”  These were simply irresistible words.  My heartstrings had been tugged.  I said ‘yes’ with a smile, so easily.  Then I took a deep breath and  wondered what I’d committed myself to.  I reasoned that I’d made about a bajillion baby sweaters and this would be just like that […]

Low Carb Crab Salad Recipe

This Low Carb Crab Salad recipe is a treat I serve year round.  But I especially love it in winter because it brings a bit of summer to lunchtime. It makes up quickly.  In fact I think the longest part is simply getting the ingredients out on the counter. Two of the things that I […]
#BakingOutsidetheBox | This crazy little hack cleans up hard water and soap scum.

Spotty to Sparkling Shower Glass

I’m going to tell you how I got sparkling shower glass.  This is such a crazy thing that I just have to share it. I stumbled upon it following an impulse which was followed by a bit of research.  Let me tell you what happened.  I had just rotated the laundry and turned on the dryer. […]

Chocolate Dipped S’mores ~Last Minute Love

These gorgeous Valentines are my version of Chocolate Dipped S’mores.  They are super easy and only require a microwave.  Yay! Of course, because they are for Valentine’s I wanted my confections to be heart-shaped but I didn’t want to bake up my own graham crackers to achieve it.  I tried using a small cookie cutter […]

Easy DIY: Toilet Bowl Freshener

I saw a commercial online with a lady spouting the praises of toilet bowl freshener in a proper English accent.  It was funny and strange and got my attention.  The product is called ‘Poo Pourri’.   I clicked through and saw that the price was about ten bucks for 2 ounces.  Youchy!  Nope, couldn’t go there. So of course, […]