DIY Christmas Treat Boxes

Easy DIY tutorial with pictures for thrifty and cute Christmas treat boxes.   I’ve wanted to try making my own DIY Christmas Treat Boxes for a long time. I’ve seen the pictures of ‘plate boxes’ floating around Pinterest, but I wanted to add a twist.  All of the pictures I saw were made of very thin paper plates and folded with the top of the plate inward. This doesn’t […]
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Christmas Tree Brownies

I made these Christmas Tree Brownies for a party. Everyone loved them. They were so fun and easy, I can't wait to make them again. I had so much fun making these Christmas Tree Brownies.  I love projects that are half food / half craft.  I found the idea of whipping up these treats absolutely irresistible and the bonus for me is that they are faster and easier to complete than I imagined.  I made them for a church activity. I drooled over pictures I saw of […]
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Fudgy Brownies ~ 3 Easy Secrets

These 3 Easy Secrets for making the best Fudgy Brownies are for any brownie recipe or mix. My favorite easy fudgy brownie frosting recipe included.   Over time I’ve discovered 3 easy secrets for  making Fudgy Brownies.  I’m sharing them with you.  They are ‘smack-your-hand-to-forehead’ easy. Now you all know that I love desserts.  And while I am spending a little less time with my beloved Goody Dessert Mix and it’s satellite mixes, I still occasionally get to bake up […]
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12+ Gluten Free Holiday Side Dishes

Great round-up of more than a dozen gluten free holiday side dishes, that are certain to make your table more merry this season. Here’s a round-up of more than a dozen gluten free holiday side dishes, that are certain to make your table more merry this season.  Surprisingly there is even a recipe for stuffing! (Check out #10)  There are so many delicious recipes here that you may find yourself using them even when it’s not a holiday. […]
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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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BLT Bites with Pesto Aioli

These fresh, crunchy and flavorful little BLT Bites contain a mixture of tomatoes, bacon, mozzarella and a balsamic pesto aioli that are sure to please as a prelude to a meal or a holiday party offering. They are quick to whip up and fast to disappear. (And, oh yes, low carb.) Yesterday, I whipped up these BLT Bites and then promptly ‘taste-tested’ them and yes, licked my fingers.  (But hey, they are a finger food. 🙂 ) These little cupped lettuce leaves of deliciousness could more accurately be called: ‘BLT & Fresh Mozzarella Lettuce Bites with Balsamic Pesto Aioli’.   But when a recipe name  sounds […]
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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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Paleo Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

This slow cooker Paleo style Ginger Butternut Squash Soup recipe is full of bright and sunny flavor. Can also be served as a vegan dish. Perfect for a special occasion or casual night at home. Catch the 1 minute video tutorial. I think this Ginger Butternut Squash Soup tastes like autumn. The flavors in this recipe are complex; savory, with a fruity undertone and the bright notes of the ginger and nutmeg.  I love making it in the fall and over the winter holidays.   So this is what I promised to tell you about in my last post. […]
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