Ode to the Slider

Football fare!

Whilst shopping at Wegmans… which is a topic worthy of its own post… I came across some bacon cheddar slider burgers made with 80% lean ground beef and ready to cook.  Before this, I had never thought to make my own sliders before.  This is probably because I had never seen the new Pepperidge Farm […]

Autumn Gold Pumpkin Butter No Sugar Added

All you need is a slow cooker!

What could be better than a spoonful of creamy pumpkin butter sprinkled with chopped pecans?  The answer is, slow cooked pumpkin butter with no sugar added. Once again, my slow cooker brings me great joy.  I usually make pumpkin butter in a pan on the stove.  This year I decided to give the slow cooker […]

Shrimp Cakes

A lovely alternative to traditional fried fish cakes.

A lightened up version of a down home favorite!  We had a substantial lunch whilst watching Sunday football up at the local neighborhood watering hole.   So, for dinner, we made these fun shrimp cakes and not much more.  However, they can be served up as a main course alongside some corn or the fruit […]

Strawberry Mascarpone Dip

I challenge you to not lick the bowl.

Awhile back, I ran across a really tasty Mascarpone dip at Whole Foods. I’ve been wanting to take a stab at my own Mascarpone dip ever since, and tonight I finally did. Ingredients 4 oz Neufchatel cheese 4 oz Mascarpone cheese 2 tbsp skim milk 4 tbsp Splenda 6 oz low fat Greek yogurt (2%) […]

Spicy Blackberry Turkey Cutlets

Fresh out of the oven.

This is one of those easy yet tasty recipes that people will think you worked hard at making. Ingredients 1 pound turkey breast cutlets, boneless, skinless 3/4 c sugar free blackberry preserves (I use Polaner) 1/2 c reduced carb ketchup or regular ketchup 2 tbsp red wine vinegar (I use Pompeian) 1 tsp worcestershire sauce […]

Chewy Chocolate Protein Bars

Mix the wet stuff with the dry stuff, bake and you're off to the races!

This is another super-chocolate recipe that is dense and filling. They’re not quite as heavenly as brownies, but if you want to cram your face full of chocolate and protein… this is a very suitable replacement, in my opinion. They’re not calorie cheap. However, they’re low in net carbs and sugar, and they’re fairly high […]

Jalapeno Heaven

A cheese party with pepper confetti!

Cheesy and spicy and everything nice-y!  If you love cheese and eggs, then this is guaranteed to please.  Jalapeno Heaven is one of the few recipes in which I use white flour.  There is only 1/2 cup across the entire recipe, which brings the total carb count to about 6g per serving. Ingredients 1 lb. […]

Easy Ham and Navy Bean Soup

WTH?! That looks like a kidney stone, but these aren't kidney beans!

This was so easy and had an awesome touch of sweetness to it that I’m not used to in bean soup. I think it was choosing a honey ham and using baby carrots that made the difference. The liquid smoke was also a nice touch.  Throwing something in the slow cooker and forgetting about it […]

Pumpkin Surprise

Tigger says dis shiz is da bomb.

I thought twice about blogging this one. I adore this recipe, but a version of it exists on just about every diet forum in existence. However, this is the beauty of it… it’s that easy. Incredibly easy. Give something resembling a bowl to a monkey, and the monkey could make it for you. (Although, it […]

Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Fudge

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Today, I bring you another recipe that will hopefully allow you to enjoy things you might otherwise have to miss in life. This time, we’ll cover the topic of fudge. While decadent and delicious, fudge is typically made from lots of sugar and things like heavy cream. Alternatively, people use Marshmallow Fluff for an easier […]