Keto Crab Cakes

My daughter Olivia has been asking for crab cakes lately. I have some crab cake recipes that I really like but they generally call for bread crubs. My husband still fancies himself a keto dieter, so I went in search of a more keto friendly version. I landed on this recipe from foodnetwork. It had…

Chili Con Carne

For some reason Halloween screams Chili to me. This year I made a no bean version of chili for the husband trying to eat keto (not sure that still deems it chili by definition, but we pretended it was). I topped it with a bunch of cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream and avocado and didn’t…

Keto Beef Stew

We are still on the keto kick over here. We also purchased 1/2 of a grass fed cow this year from a friend and my freezer is now loaded with prepackaged beef. So, I have a whole bunch of frozen pre-cubed stew beef. Traditional beef stew generally has potatoes and carrots two things my husband…

Cooler Corn

I had my first go at making cooler corn, and I think it was a success. We planted a whole bunch of corn on the cob and then by the time it was perfect and ready for picking Derek was trying to eat keto and not wanting to eat any corn. I needed to find…

Craig Pierce Tin Foil Dinner

My husband returned home from a scout camp out once and announced that Craig Pierce made the best tin foil dinners he had ever had and that I had to find out his secret.  His wife was happy to share, and I must say these are delicious when camping.  I love that he uses Keilbasa…

Crock Pot Chicken Marsala

I was looking for something different than the typical meat and veggies dinner we always seem to have these days trying to accommodate my keto dieting husband. I wanted something saucy to use over spaghetti squash noodles I planned to make. And I needed something easy for a busy day. I found this Crock Pot…

Peach Ice Cream

Peaches, peaches, and more peaches that’s what we have going on at my house right now. I’ve already made peach pancakes, peach cake, canned peaches and I still have more peaches to use. Tonight for FHE, we decided to have home made peach ice cream. This recipe comes from a little recipe book compiled of…

Peach Cake

When I had an abundance of peaches from my tree, I decided to try this peach cake recipe one night. It’s from a cookbook put together by my mother’s church ward out in Chicago. I swear those are the best kind of cookbooks because people only submit recipes that are good. This is a lot…

Cauliflower Rice

My husband has been doing well on the keto diet for a few months now. I can’t say my culinary spirited self is in love with the restrictions this seems to place on my dinner creations, but I am trying. I had my first go at cauliflower rice from an actual cauliflower head. It actually…

April’s Apple Dip

April Eddy was one of my best Young Women’s leaders growing up. We thought she was so cool. So cool that often on a Friday night instead of doing any of the typical high school teenage cool things, we would head over to April’s house and sit on her couch and talk with her. Her…

Asian Sauteed String Beans

The other day Derek let me know just a couple hours before dinner that the missionaries, whom he is in charge of arranging dinners for, would be joining us for dinner because their previous dinner plans had fallen through.  Then, he also informed me that one of them could eat neither dairy or gluten.  That…

Microwave Hollandaise Sauce

I had left over salmon the other day and really wanted to find a good way to repurpose it. Derek suggested I make salmon benedict in the morning remembering this also brunch we had in on one of our trips to New York City. Challenge accepted. I have tried to make Hollandaise Sauce before and…