I rehashed my old meatball recipe, Italian style meatballs, and decided to try it out in my InstantPot this last week. I was curious how long the meatballs would take to cook and how they would compare in taste. Continue reading “Meatball and Spaghetti”
First off, we had some pics done by a very good friend of mine! I thought I would lead off with new pictures! The girls are getitng so big and changing so much. Right in front of my eyes. I can’t believe how much.
Anyway, yes Spring is here!!!
Well, at least here it is somewhat in the air. Kansas is funny that way. One day it can be 75 degrees and the next you are bundled up preparing for a snow storm or major wind. I believe we are the 2nd windiest in the states, or somewhere around here. Let me tell ya, we have been feeling it lately! Last week we have three to four days in a row where the wind was about 60-70mph daily. It doesn’t help that we are currently in a drought. Right now our conditions out here are bad. Constant fire warnings due to dry conditions plus the wind.
Today was a rather beautiful day here in Kansas. It was about 54 degrees out and no wind! That’s amazing for Kansas. Yes, its spring break here, but we are hard at it still. There are chores to be done, horses to ride, and school work to complete. There is just so much to do in such a little amount of time anymore. Maybe it’s just me, but things/time seems to be moving by so much more quickly than it use to. Continue reading “Spring is in the air!”
This is the first time I have ever made anything with zoodles, zucchini noodles! Let me say, they were amazing. I am not a big zucchini fan, unless it is shredded in a cake and I don’t even notice that it’s there. Last night I decided that I was going to make zoodles. I have owned a little sprializer for quite some time and keep thinking I am going to use it and make theses zoodles that everyone talks about and loves, but I never do.
I had some sausage in the fridge and my original plan was to have the ground up sausage with some gluten-free pasta noodles, along with a cream sauce (may have to try this out sometime). Obviously, that’s not what happened. I had bought a few zucchini the other day and decided that we were going to use those instead of the pasta noodles. My kids were less than thrilled by the way. This was the absolute most simplest of dinners, ever! It took me maybe 5-10 minutes to cook and even less time to eat.
I ground up my sausage on the stove top in a cast iron skillet (love cast iron skillet). Added a few finely diced up onions (really didn’t need the onion, but I like a little onion for crunch and flavor). Once all of that had come together, and while it was I was spiraling my zucchini, I threw in the zucchini noodles. Stirred them into the sausage and onions, until they were coated with flavor and cooked through just a bit – that was it! Plated it and ate it! Seriously, the easiest meal I have made in a while.
I decided to try a new low carb sugar-free muffin recipe this week. They started out being blueberry, but decided to go a different direction about half way through the recipe when Faith said she wanted chocolate.
These were very easy and came together quickly. Like I said I altered the recipe at the last-minute to make them chocolate chip muffins instead of blueberry. Which was very simple, I just decided not to add lemon juice and blueberries.
Here we go….
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter either a mini muffin pan or a regular sized muffin tin, which every you prefer. I used mini at the last-minute, I thought they would be cute and more fun to eat!!
- Round up all your ingredients
- In a medium bowl mix together wet ingredients and then in a larger bowl mix together dry ingredients, don’t add your chocolate chips or berries until the end.
- Add wet ingredients mixture to the dry ingredients slowly. Mix until well combined.
- Once well combined, add in chocolate chips or berries.
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 tbsp sugar or sugar substitute (I used Monkfruit) Splenda or Truvia would work great too
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted (I used unsalted)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
If you want to do blueberries I would suggest adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice ( which is why you see the lemon juice in my above photo!!) and then 1 cup of frozen blueberries, if you use fresh berries just be careful not to smash them while folding them into the batter.
Scoop the batter in muffin pan and bake for 18-25 minutes (depends on size of muffins). For the mini muffins I baked for 18 minutes. For larger muffins, bake for 20-25 minutes.
So while every one has been sick this week, I was craving some chocolate. Plus it was Valentine’s Day, so I wanted something different and something chocolate. But it had to be sugar-free, or at least low in sugar and it had to be low carb! So I started searching and searching for something to make or at least something that would give me an idea of what to make.
I ran across one of my favorites, Peace Love and Low Carb. I started scoring their recipes to see if something would pop out at me, and guess what, these little guys did. This recipe is so simple and easy. I will say I did change it up a bit, but not too much. They are more like a little brownie bite than a cookie, at least for me they are. You do have to be careful not to over bake these, otherwise they become chewy. I know this because some how on my second batch the timer got turned off on the oven!
Well it seems as though our family has been hit again by sickness. Grace has been sick all week with strep throat and is now showing signs of the flu. Hopefully, the flu won’t be too bad since she did have a flu shot.
Not only is she down and out but it seems as though Faith is beginning to show a few signs of being sick. But life goes on and so does my kitchen. Since no one has been feeling wonderful around here, we have been eating a lot of comfort foods, or our go to foods, that are simple and easy to fix during the week.
We’ve hade pizza, tacos, shredded chicken, and sometimes just some chicken broth. Appetites have not been through the roof lately. So things have been real simple and basic.
I have been able to sneak in a few new recipes on them and some that are old but with a few different twists.
I am going to try to get those out today!! As long as I am not running from kid to kid taking care of my sick little patients! Wish me luck.