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    Easy One Skillet Chicken Alfredo LC/Keto

    This is how most of my dinners go: Look in the fridge Look in the pantry Pick a protein Pick a veggie Start putting it together somehow, using what I have on hand It may not be the best way to prepare dinner, but it goes fast, USUALLY turns out edible, sometimes wonderful and solves the “what to eat for dinner” problem without reading a recipe. This was one of those dishes that I made last night-Chicken breasts. Cut into strips. hmmmm-Mexican, Italian, Southern? Then I spotted a spaghetti squash laying over there on the countertop. Wash, cut, scoop, season, bake. While that was cooking, I started by sauteing the…

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    Bubble & Squeak

    You know the sound of bubbling and squeaking? Well, this cabbage and potatoes cooking in a skillet makes THAT noise. Hence the name. “Bubble and squeak is a traditional British breakfast made from boiled potatoes and cabbage. In modern times it is a dish made with the shallow-fried leftover vegetables from a roast dinner. … The dish is so named because the cabbage makes bubbling andsqueaking sounds during the cooking process.” Somewhat the same, but this is my personal version because, well, it just tastes great! It’s also great as a side if you just cook the vegetables in some oil or in bacon grease if you want to add bacon to…

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    One Minute Egg

    If you’re like me, and you like to cook without a recipe, this easy breakfast is for you.  Use your microwave and a mug-1 minute and you’re done!   Please follow and like us:

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    4 Ing. Low-Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes

    This was one of the first pancake recipes years ago that we used on the Atkins Diet. If you have a Nutri Bullet or blender use that, it mixes the batter. The batter will be thin, but the pancakes are still very delicious. Now there are many more recipes using all sorts of ingredients, but this one is worth the try. Print 4 Ing Low-Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes Ingredients 2 oz cream cheese room temp 2 eggs 1 teaspoon sugar substitute 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions Mix all in blender and pour onto a heated and buttered griddle or skillet. When the top starts to bubble up, flip over. Double, Triple…

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    Baked Shrimp

    Not a fan of shrimp, I like this easy recipe. It’s simple and very Low Carb-friendly. Add any seasonings you’d like-kind of like shrimp scampi. Print Baked Shrimp Servings 6 Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp peeled and deveined (if frozen, thawed)-you can leave tails on 4 Tablespoons butter melted 1 lemon sliced thin 1 teaspoon minced garlic seasonings of choice such as dried Italian seasoning, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lay lemon slices evenly on baking sheet, then lay shrimp on top of lemon. Sprinkle with seasonings. Bake 10-12 minutes, until bubbly and shrimp are just cooked. Please follow and like…

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    It’s Pizza Night

    Here ya go, one of the many pizza-making projects me and my Italian husband enjoy making together. This time, I used a new keto crust made with herbs and coconut flour, eggs and cheese-the new fathead dough for me. The sauce is always the same-Aldi Vodka Sauce because it has the fewest net carbs. The toppings, always Aldi-this time sausage, green pepper, kalamata olive, arthichoke and feta-stuffed huge green olives, sliced. topped with grated parm and mozzarella. First, let’s talk about the pizza dough. This one is nut-free, made with coconut flour. HERE is the link I used-Sugar-Free Mom’s recipe. The only change I made was to mix in my…

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    A-L-D-I for Low Carb and K-e-t-o

    Here’s my haul today, more than usual due to restocking after the holidays-today is New Year’s Eve. Hello 2019! I’m ready for ya! I buy everything at Aldi. Everything. All low carb and keto recipes are made with 100% Aldi ingredients, which I find to be the best and most cost efficient for quality ingredients. The bulk pork sausage is wonderful and was 1.89 today (.10 off). We eat this every single morning with eggs. Without a doubt, Aldi has the best buys on dairy products, and they are quality, high quality…just look at the Pure Irish butter. I’ll go into more detail later, but for now, this gives you…

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    A Doctor’s Approval

    There are times I don’t trust a doctor and times that I do. This is a time I trusted. My doctor is female, around my age and an internal medicine physician. She has earned my trust, or at least 85% of it, which is saying a lot for me. I asked her about the keto/low carb eating everyone and their brother is on and her opinion. Simple and truthful, she said her patients following both have achieved lower weight, and along with the weight, lower blood pressure, cholesterol and no more type 2 Diabetes, in some cases. My husband has lost over 100 pounds on low carb eating, so I’m…

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    Cheesy Zucchini & Yellow Squash Casserole

    A great way to use summer squash fresh from the garden. Cheesy, full of squash, onion and garlic, and it feeds a lot of people as a side dish. Use a combination of squash or just one kind. Even people who don’t care for squash love this casserole. Less than 3 net gr carbs per serving! Nutrition Facts Servings: 12 Amount per serving Calories 119 % Daily Value* Total Fat 9.9g 13% Saturated Fat 4.8g 24% Cholesterol 49mg 16% Sodium 305mg 13% Total Carbohydrate 3g 1% Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3% Total Sugars 1.5g Protein 5.3g Vitamin D 8mcg 41% Calcium 124mg 10% Iron 0mg 3% Potassium 129mg 3% Print Cheesy Zucchini & Yellow Squash Casserole…

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    Baked Zucchini Noodles

    A great technique to cook spiralized zucchini in the oven without it getting mushy, which is not a good thing. Susan, aka “Grandma” to Brandon shared it with us last night at dinner, and it’s waaaaay better than soggy zoodles! 250 degrees. Spiralize the zucchini into fine noodles. Place on dry paper towels, enough to cover the baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt and bake 30 minutes-it sweats out the moisture, and the noodles are similar to al dente pasta-voila! Please follow and like us:

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    The Avocado Quesadilla

    The Avocado ~  160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber, so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food. Avocados do not contain anycholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fat. A simple and easy lunch when you’re tired of the same thing.  One low carb flour tortilla filled with a sliced avocado, salted. Folded over and grilled in butter with a little shredded cheese on the outside for crunchiness the last time you turn it over. Served with sour cream-slice into 3 wedges and enjoy your entire 8 net carbs! Drink with lots and lots of water-get…

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    Pimento Cheese

    Maybe it’s a Southern thing, but pimento cheese is a staple in the South. We all grew up on it-filling soft, white bread (sometimes crustless) with it. This is my own creation for a homemade spread. Use it to fill sandwiches or on celery. I put it on lowcarb wraps. You can also add fresh, minced jalapeno peppers to the mix-you won’t be sorry you did. Print Pimento Cheese Servings 8 Ingredients 1 c medium cheddar or longhorn cheese grated 3/4 c monterey jack cheese grated 1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese grated 2/3 c real mayonnaise not salad dressing-i use duke's 4 oz cream cheese room temperature 4 Tbsp diced…

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    Mississippi Chicken

    It first started with a roast, then I took the recipe and used it for chicken breasts. So simple and lots of flavor. It does sound a little weird, but trust me, use all the ingredients, and you won’t be sorry.  Print Mississippi Chicken Servings 6 Ingredients 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 packet au jus gravy mix 1 packet ranch dressing mix 1 stick 1/2 cup salted butter 6-8 whole peperoncini peppers Instructions Add chicken breasts to the bottom of a slow cooker. Sprinkle with seasonings and both packets of au jus gravy mix and ranch dressing. Slice butter on top…

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    Individual Pita Pizzas

    I love Joseph’s Pita Bread, and I really love to make individual pizzas with them. It’s so easy, and use what you have on hand. Today I made one with chopped green pepper, pepperoni and cheese with just a hint of tomato sauce with Italian seasoning. Perfectly toasted in the oven at 400 degrees for only about 10 minutes. Be sure and keep an eye on it because it doesn’t take long to cook-the cheese will be bubbly, and when you cut it into little wedges, it will turn a pita into a pizza. No recipe needed. Please follow and like us:

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    Southern Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

    One of my guilty pleasures-good Southern biscuits & gravy. On any eating plan, this breakfast is taboo, unless you’re trying to gain a few pounds! Her’s a low carb version that’ll knock your socks off ~ Print Southern Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Servings 6 Ingredients BISCUITS: 1/4 cup Melted butter 4 large Eggs 1/3 cup Coconut flour 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon Baking powder 1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese GRAVY: 1 pound Ground sausage 1 cup Chicken broth 1 cup Heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Pre-heat ove to 400F. Line a baking pan with parchment, a silicone baking mat, or spray with cooking…

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    Jalapeno Popper Chicken

    Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Easy Family Recipes, found on Pinterest. I have made this recipe many times because I love the taste of the fresh jalapeno peppers, whether I chop them or cut them into strips like in the photo. Be sure and remove the seeds! I cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise because I prefer thin cutlets. It also makes it go a long way. I only use 1 bonesless chicken breast cut in half for 2 servings. Print Jalapeno Popper Chicken Servings 4 Ingredients 2 lbs boneless skinless, chicken breast (about 3-4 chicken breasts) 1/2 tsp garlic powder 8 oz cream cheese softened 1/2 pound jalapeño…

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    Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits

    I know you’ve all probably made those Red Lobster biscuits with Bisquick, and now if you’re low carb, you can make them just as easily with Carbquik! Print Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits Servings 12 Ingredients 2 cups Carbquik 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 cup cold butter cut in small pieces 2 ounces cheddar cheese shredded 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup water Instructions Toss the Carbquik with the garlic powder. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender until it looks like coarse meal. Add the cheese. Very briefly and gently stir in the liquid just until the dough comes together. Do not overwork the dough. Drop by large…

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    Fish Fry

    When my husband came home with a cooler full of iced-down freshly-caught crappie, and we don’t eat many carbs, I knew I had to think quickly! Pork Rinds! I had seen it done, and even though he questioned it, I tried it anyway. Who wants to fall off the LC wagon for fish?! Beaten eggs, finely-processed pork rinds, salt & pepper and peanut oil. It was very unbelievable, crunchy, filling and a great experiment that we will use over and over again. I wanted tartar sauce, so I mixed together mayonnaise (full fat), dill pickle relish (a log of it!) and a bit of pepper. I also added a little…

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