How Simple is THAT: Chicken Breast w/Wine Reduction Sauce

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Every cook should have a quick-prepare recipe in their repertoire -- something that you always have the ingredients on hand for and can make at a moments notice. Chicken Breasts w/Wine Reduction Sauce is my go-to dish. I can have it from frozen ingredients to *on-the-table* in quick order and it seems as though I've gone to A LOT more effort than I actually have. Best of all, a perfectly low-carb meal when paired with a salad or veggie (or both).

Almond & Chocolate Tart

Monday, April 21, 2014
There is hardly a more wonderful combination than almond and chocolate. As a little girl, my most favorite candy was a Hershey bar with almonds -- guess I still am in love with that combination! 

Coffee Cake & MANY THANKS!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Almond and Coconut flours are staples in our low carb pantry. Imagine my delight when I was contacted by 
Cathy from Wives with Knives and told that I had won her give away from Bob's Red Mill

How Simple is THAT: Ranch Dressing (Low Carb)

Friday, April 11, 2014
Salads are HUGE in our house. We grow as many salad fixins in our backyard garden as we can and when we can't, we bring in the bestest and freshest available to us. 

So, just what do we dress these salads with....

How Simple is THAT: Egg Salad

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Yeah, I know everyone has their version of egg salad -- and in my years I have eaten a lot of versions. Since going low-carb for life in 2010 Egg Salad has become one of my ultra low carb, go-to foods! Especially in the warm weather months. Since we've only now arrived at spring, it has been a while!

Recently I was browsing some of my favorite blogs and visited Kitty's Kozy Kitchen -- she had posted her version of egg salad -- and some pretty dishes and a sweet story too. Then I looked closely at her recipe -- I felt like I was peeking into my own kitchen. Her technique for cooking the eggs -- the same as mine (well, actually I learned that from Martha Stewart decades ago). Her technique for cooling the eggs -- the same as mine (again, may be M.S.'s). Her technique for mashing the eggs -- the same as mine (pretty sure Martha's also, lol). I NEEDED to make this recipe, because it wasn't the same as mine and it looked a whole lot more interesting (and originally hales from Cook's Illustrated and I know you can't go wrong with them)!

Low-Carb Puff Pancake

Monday, March 24, 2014
Have you ever heard of a Dutch Baby? How about a Swedish Puff? German Pancakes? If you haven't, then you might be wondering just what that is -- well what it is, is a cross between a soufflĂ©, an omelet and a pancake. They are all puffed (the egg mixture billows up to unbelievable heights) and crispy around the edges while retaining a custardy, pancake-like tenderness in the middle). Other names this terrific (and simple) dish goes by are Bismarck Pancake, Pannenkoeken and David Eyre's Pancake and akin dishes are popovers and Yorkshire Pudding. AND they are easily made into low-carb wonderfulness!!