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Taco Zucchini Lasagna

Taco Zucchini Lasagna was created because I was in the mood this week for something warm, festive and a little different. The idea of a low carb Mex-Italian fusion dish was intriguing and had some challenges.   They were tri-fold ; #1. Finding or creating just the right low carb lasagna-type noodles. #2. Making a marinara ala Mexico.  #3. Keeping […]
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Crab Tetrazzini ~ Low Carb

This low carb Crab Tetrazzini recipe was easy to make and so yum. Gotta try it with chicken too. This week I whipped up a delicious low carb Crab Tetrazzini recipe.  There are times when it’s chilly outside nothing but a hearty casserole will satisfy the palate. I  have an old favorite crab tetrazzini recipe from years ago that was filled with carbs and it is quite tasty, of course. I decided to take on […]
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Nested Meatballs ~ Low Carb

These Nested Meatballs are a comfort food for those who long for spaghetti and meatballs on a low carb regimen. Makes a great appetizer or light lunch. I just had to make a recipe for Nested Meatballs.  Had to.  Someone on Facebook shared a video about spaghetti muffins and I really, really wanted them.  But they were definitely not low carb. My solution was to get a spaghetti squash and try it out.  Fortunately spaghetti-squash-as-crust was not unfamiliar territory for me as I’d […]
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Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak

This low carb Philly CheeseSteak recipe takes just 15 minutes and is a scrumptious change up for those watching their carbs. (And those who aren't!) I recently found myself with a nice piece of ‘planned over’ steak and a longing for a low carb Philly Cheesesteak.  This recipe is my solution. When I went to the internet for a recipe I found many variations for a low carb Philly Cheesesteak casserole.  It looked good, but I wanted something fast and I wasn’t […]
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Baked Eggs Tuscan Style

If you need a quick, warm and hearty breakfast let me suggest Baked Eggs Tuscan Style. I love serving up this breakfast when the air turns chill in the fall. I originally found the inspiration for this recipe a few years ago on Use Real Butter via Pinterest.   While making it over time it evolved into […]
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Zucchini Patties with Basil

#bakingoutsidethebox | Low Carb Zucchini Patties have an extra zing when you use fresh basil, Parmesan and add a dash of sriracha sauce. Hot and on the table in 20 minutes. Zucchini patties are an old family favorite at our house. They are great in the fall when you find those last few enormous zucchinis hiding in the garden. Often Zucchini dishes turn out too soft or soggy. I use a trick to overcome this problem when making this recipe. After shredding the zukes, I place all […]
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Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie

Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie is comfort food.  Here is a warm and savory casserole for a cool autumn evening — without any carby guilt attached. This is a recipe makeover from an old family favorite.   When making over a recipe the two biggest hurtles for me that have to be overcome are: 1. taste. […]
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Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms

#bakingoutsidethebox | This balsamic chicken and mushrooms recipe has a fab marinade and is super speedy to make -- under 30 minutes. It's low in carbs and highly satisfying. Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms is a favorite lunch recipe of mine.  It’s ready in about 20 minutes and is good enough for company. This is a speedy recipe.  The chicken tastes like it’s been marinaded for hours, but it just takes a quick dip before going into the pan and this dish takes under 15 minutes […]
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Easy Low Carb Baked Mozzarella Sticks

#bakingoutsidethebox | These Easy Low Carb Baked Mozzarella Sticks are my fuss-free way to make a favorite restaurant treat at home. This Easy Low Carb Baked Mozzarella Sticks recipe came about because I was seriously in need of some restaurant-style comfort food. After looking quite a few recipes over, I realized that the process to prepare for cooking was quite simple.  –Cheese sticks, egg wash, crumbs and then repeat the eggs wash and crumbs.  A lot of […]
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The Virtue of Planned Overs -Steak Salad

#bakingoutsidethebox | Planned Over meals can be the easiest and happiest meals of the week and can be key in successful dieting. This steak salad recipe is a favorite Planned Over meal at my house. So much better than left-overs!  Planned Overs are so much more than ‘left-overs’.  Planned Overs are: planning + pre-made food from a previous meal= dieting (and mealtime) success. I find that with planning my daily menus and having  pre-made food on hand, I have a lot more success with my diet.  Carving out time for initial food prep for a first meal and […]
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Low Carb Waffles Recipe

#bakingoutsidethebox | This Low Carb Waffles Recipe is a delicious, crunchy treat with just 3 net carbs per serving. -- A happy Saturday morning any day of the week. Low Carb Waffles grew up out of the Success Low Carb Pancakes recipe.  We have been enjoying these crunchy waffle treats this summer.  They make Saturday morning breakfast special at my house. I am very excited about losing weight and getting healthier.  I have personal  rules about how I do this.  So if I want […]
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Low Carb Cucumber Sushi Towers

I first saw a mouthwatering  picture of a cucumber slice with sushi mixture on it on Instagram. I was instantly hooked. I had to know how. Now! There was no recipe at that time,  so I set out on a quest to develop a recipe that would work on my low carb woe. Below is […]
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Keto Popsicle Recipe — Zero Carbs

#bakingoutsidethebox | DIY easy to make Keto Popsicle Recipe; just 4 ingredients, 8 calories and 0 carbs. Great flavor and texture. Cool a craving for a summertime frozen treat. Adapting this Keto Popsicle Recipe from my old ‘dripless’ Popsicles recipe was a pure delight. It’s been hot; melt-on-the-sidewalk hot.   I wanted something  frosty and ‘childhood-cherry-flavored’.  I could have bought a box of sugar-free frozen treats at the store, but then I’d have eat them. (I don’t necessarily like every flavor in the box.) One of the […]
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Hot Sriracha Slaw Recipe

#bakingoutsidethebox | This Sriracha Slaw recipe is sometimes called 'Crack Slaw'. It's a delicious one-pan meal that is fast and satisfying for low carb lovers. This Sriracha Slaw Recipe is my new low carb best friend. I can’t believe I have never come across the myriad of recipes for ‘Crack Slaw’ before. After reading a few recipes, I gathered that the idea was to sauté some coleslaw mix, add meat and spices to it — the kind that would put a […]
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Cauliflower Tots Recipe

#bakingoutsidethebox | This low carb recipe for Cauliflower Tots will make it easy for you to get a 'french fry fix' while dumping the carbs. This Cauliflower Tots recipe is the latest on my hit parade of ‘magic cauliflower’ recipes. These crispy little guys will make you forget all about potatoes. I recently served them up with a beautiful piece of salmon for dinner. You would think the salmon would have been the star but these little ‘faker taters’ stole […]
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Low Carb Salted Caramel Almond Brittle

#bakingoutsidethebox | This recipe for Low Carb Salted Caramel Almond Brittle is quick and easy to make. Just 5 ingredients. A low carb treat bargain at 3.8 carbs per serving. Making Low Carb Salted Caramel Almond Brittle came about about because of a date night at the movies. Many years ago my husband was a theater manager and one of the perks was as much popcorn and soda as you wanted. As you can imagine it was part of the theater experience to have treats long […]
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