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I’m a Saucy Mama, Are You?

I’m a Saucy Mama, Are You?

Always on the hunt for delicious sauces and food, one of my all-time favorite lines of sauces, marinades and mustards is Barhyte’s Saucy Mama. Texas produces 1/3 of all the tortillas in the United States — they are a Tex-Mex staple, after all, and since my move […]

Sausage Balls

Sausage Balls

I make these on Sunday evening and place them in a large ziplock in the fridge for the following week. In the mornings, we heat them up for just a minute to make the best, easiest low carb breakfast around. Pair about 3 of them […]

Chicken Cheesy Enchiladas with Green Sauce

Chicken Cheesy Enchiladas with Green Sauce

Yes, it’s low carb, but no, you don’t have to be a low-carb eater to enjoy these. They’re easy, fast and deee-licious! Serve them with sour cream and a slice or two of fresh ripe avocado. You could use shredded rotisserie chicken to make it […]

Soapapilla Cheescake Squares

Soapapilla Cheescake Squares

These are a hit for breakfast, dessert or a snack. They’re easy to make, and they make a big baking dish full.  Not an original recipe by any means, I still want to share it just in case you’ve missed out. Crescent rolls and cream […]

Inside Out LC Eggroll

Inside Out LC Eggroll

This dish has many names, from “keto crack” to “eggroll in a bowl” to “coleslaw crack.” I call mine inside out eggroll because that’s what it tastes like-the inside of a good, crunchy high carb eggroll fried to perfection but without all the carbs. For […]

Starting from Scratch (plus a shredded pork & coleslaw recipe)

Starting from Scratch (plus a shredded pork & coleslaw recipe)

Rain, Rain, Go Away, Imagine this. Selling and donating all material possessions, including your house, and moving over 2,000 miles away. Packing up 2 cats and a dog into a Honda Civic with whatever it will carry. I’d call it liberating and freeing, a little […]

Fair Scones

Fair Scones

If you’ve been to the Puyallup Fair in WA State, you are familiar with Fisher Scones, and this is my recipe for them. Tender and flaky, served with melted butter and raspberry preserves.  By the way, in the UK ’tis pronounced “skon” and rhymes with “gone.” […]

LC Breakfast Cups

LC Breakfast Cups

If you’re on the Low Carb Train like I am, you’ll really love these to make ahead and either refrigerate or freeze. Pop them in the microwave until warm, and they’ll fill you up for hours.  Use any kind of meat, cheese, veggies you have […]

Summertime Peaches

Summertime Peaches

It’s Peach Season I grew up in North Texas, and when June rolled around I knew we would enjoy homemade peach ice cream and peach cobbler unlike no other time during the year. My favorite was and always will be warm peach cobbler seasoned with cinnamon […]

Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles

  It all started in 1960’s, and they were called “French Fried Pickles.” The original recipe used sweet (not dill) pickles and pancake batter for the outside. They’ve come a long way, baby! May 19-20 is officially Picklefest held in downtown Atkins, Arkansas.  You can now […]

Mom’s Always Right!

Mom’s Always Right!

  A day set aside especially for those who raised us. It doesn’t necessarily mean they were the ones who gave us life, but they were the ones that made sure we were fed and warm at night. Funny how life is.  I know one […]

Sunshine Smoothie

Sunshine Smoothie

I named my morning smoothie “Sunshine Smoothie” because it was so bright and beautiful. A peach, an orange, a banana and an apple made it fresh and frutie, and some fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt, a little vanilla unsweetened almond milk, and it filled me up […]

It’s a Texas Thang

It’s a Texas Thang

  “Husband and wife team Weldon and Mildred Price perfected their pimiento cheese spread recipe in the 1950s. It was a time of potluck barbeques and card parties, when guests were greeted with cold drinks and sandwiches, and hospitality reigned supreme. Over the decades, the […]

Cheesy Cauliflower

Cheesy Cauliflower

  When I feel my clothes fitting a little too tight, a fast way to lose a few pounds is to go low carb for a little while. This is one of my very favorite low carb dishes because it tastes like cheesy mashed potatoes.  […]

Mediterranean Turkey Burger

Mediterranean Turkey Burger

This recipe is brought to you (and us) by Cynthia Raub at The Shared Plate.  Lean ground turkey, spinach, feta and olive oil (along with other spices and flavors) served on a whole wheat toasted bun and topped with fresh veggies of your choice. When […]

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping

I got the basic muffin recipe from Food & Wine HERE, and it’s pretty much the best blueberry muffin recipe (and easiest) I’ve made.  Tender and light in the middle and topped with a crumb topping. I decided to add some Bob’s Red Mill Apple […]

Eat your Veggies

Eat your Veggies

  As another entry into the Mann’s/Cooking Contest Central contest, I think I made my new favorite veggie spread. If I’m lucky, it will also win me FREE $500 worth of groceries, but even if it doesn’t, I’m glad I came up with this because […]

Beyonce’s Green Beans

Beyonce’s Green Beans

Beyonce has constantly said in interviews her favorite foods are soul food, fast food, Popeyes, and pasta. She pretty much likes anything that’s fatting and has carbs. What a lot of people don’t know about is her mom, Tina Knowles, makes one of Beyonce’s favorite […]

Kiss Us, Kate – Brownies Supreme!

Kiss Us, Kate – Brownies Supreme!

“Never quit. Be yourself. Don’t put too much flour in your brownies.”                        ~ Katharine Hepburn So, it seems that brownies ranked right up there with life’s important lessons for Katharine. I always knew she […]

Rose Marie and her Spaghetti Sauce

Rose Marie and her Spaghetti Sauce

‘I was asked what I wanted my legacy to be. My answer, “That I was good at my job & loved every minute of it.” I wish that for everyone.’                               […]

Bakery Cookies

Bakery Cookies

This recipe was my first blue ribbon  Bakery Cookies that are found in the best bakery in town. Not an original recipe but a knockoff of a bakery recipe, scaled down to a reasonable recipe size. Makes 24 cookies. Levain Bakery EST. 1994NEW YORK CITY It […]

Winning Fish Tacos

Winning Fish Tacos

I found myself winning a seafood contest and ended up competing in the Seafood category in Las Vegas at the World Food Championship in 2014 somehow. Alaska Seafood provided the seafood, and I used halibut for these tacos. It’s not a wonder they soared my […]

First Blue Ribbon Cookie

First Blue Ribbon Cookie

  Just A Pinch is a wonderful recipe site where cooks share their family tried and tested recipes.  You sign up for free and are able to “pinch” (or save) recipes into your own recipe box. People can also pinch your recipes.  Janet is the […]

Jewish Penicillin

Jewish Penicillin

Studies have shown that a hearty bowl of chicken soup may help you to clear nasal congestion and have a mild anti-inflammatory effect that can help ease cold symptoms. Chicken noodle soup makes a great fallback for the cold winter days because of all its […]