Thursday, March 26, 2020

Apple Turnovers

1 can minced apple pie filling or homemade
1 tube crescent rolls
Cinnamon (if using canned filling)

Preheat oven to 400°.
Open both can filling and rolls.
Unroll the crescent rolls and separate them.
Place a spoonful of filling then sprinkle with cinnamon.
Place another crescent on top and pinch edges (so nothing leaks out) closed.
Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned.

Icing (optional)

2-3 tablespoon of milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners sugar

Mix and drizzle. 

*I didn't use icing because my family likes them without it.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


3lbs ground beef
4 eggs (cracked)
3/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons parsley
2 teaspoon basil
2 teaspoon onion powder
1.5 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1.5 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400°.
In mixing bowl, use your hands to work all ingredients together.
Form equal size balls. (It should make about 60)
Place in a large greased baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until they reach internal temperature of 160°.
Then serve or toss in with warm sauce.

*They last only 3-4 days in the fridge after they are cooked so I freeze mine. Use an airtight container such as a Ziplock bag to freeze them. 30 to a quart size bag, that's my family of 4 serving.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Grandmas Fried Cabbage

3 strips low sodium bacon
1 head cabbage
1 tablespoons dehydrated onions
1 teaspoon minced garlic
teaspoon salt

Chop bacon into bits.
Core and slice your head of cabbage.
Spray a large pot with nonstick cooking spray.
Heat your pot on medium high.
Cook bacon till crispy and remove all bits, leaving all the grease in the pot.
Then add the onion, garlic, salt and cabbage till tender about 6 to 8 minutes.
Turn off heat and add the bacon back into the cabbage mixture (mix well).
Serve and enjoy.

This would make a great substitute for those who don't care for corn beef and cabbage or those on Keto and want to join in St. Patrick's Day festivities.

😁Just a side note my picky eater loved this.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Last minute Valentine's Day Present

Mod Podge (super glossy)
Red Color Pencil

Cut the map so it can wrap around the canvas.
Draw a heart around the city you met and color it in.
I made a index card out of scrapes stating the State and "Where we first met."
Glue down the index card to the map.
Place glue on the back of the map and glue it to the canvas (making sure to glue the wrapped parts down well) rub out any bubbles.
Wait for it to dry about 10 min.
Then brush it on the front of the map so it has a glossy finish.
*It won't cure for four weeks but it'll be dry enough to give in about a half hour.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Maple Ricotta Cake (Keto)

2 eggs
15 ounces ricotta cheese 
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup organic stevia blend sweetener 
1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt 
5 drops maple extract 

Preheat oven to 350°.
Beat eggs and cheese together in med mixing bowl.
Add flour, sweetener, extract, and salt, making sure to mix till fully incorporated. 
Pour mixture into a greased 9 inch cake pan.
*Use a spatula to spread it evenly in pan.
Place on middle rack in oven and bake for 40-45min.
Let cool completely, and enjoy.
Store in fridge. 

*spread evenly before cooking.

Oh my goodness, it tastes like a rich macaron or center filling of a cannoli. Even the uncooked batter was tasty.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Keto Vodka Spritzer

1/2 can or bottle Sparkling Ice citrus or lemon lime flavor (0 carbs)
1 1/2 oz Vodka (0 carbs)
1 lime cut 10-12 slices (1 per glass) (.1  to .3 carbs)
5 to 7 ice cubes

Get a medium sized glass.
Put your ice in first.
Pour in the vodka over the ice.
Then add the Sparkling Ice.
Squeeze in the lime and drop it into your glass.
Stir and enjoy!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Pizza Dough (Keto)

1/3 cup almond flour
1 &1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch or 2 of garlic salt
1 pinch dry oregano
1 pinch dry basil
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
2 oz cream cheese
1 egg (separate yolk you wont need this)

Combine the almond flour, baking powder, salt, , and herbs together in a bowl. Brake up any lumps.
Add the egg white throughly and set it aside.
In a microwave safe bowl combine the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese.
Heat the cheeses for 30-40 seconds and mix together. Heat again if needed, stirring the cheese between each round. They should form a sticky, stringy, cheesy ball.
Finally, stir the eggy ingredients into your cheesy ingredients. The final dough will be sticky and pasty.
Place the dough into the refrigerator for 20 min.
You can preheat the oven at this time at 375°.
You'll want to bake this dough before you top it.  375° for 15 to 20 min depending on oven.
*I don't use the yolk because it make it taste eggy.