Blast from the past…with a new twist

BROCCOLI-QUINOA CASSEROLE  You remember this dish… from every church pot luck, community cookbook, and Gramma’s table.  Yes, THAT broccoli-rice casserole.  Bubbly, cheesy, rich, and so very good.  Old-fashioned comfort food, personified. Since I love using quinoa in everything calling for rice (less starchy, more protein) I thought I’d give it a try in this one….

Quick little quickie!

SPINACH-GORGANZOLA QUICHE CUPS   I love quiche in any way, shape, or form.  It’s comforting to me…the possibilities are innumerable…and they are protein-filled while being fairly low in calories.  A complete meal in a finger food!  (I love LOADED quiche, so I added a little more spinach in the ones photographed.) These freeze wonderfully, so make…

Sunday Brunch never had it so good!

CHEESE BLINTZES My low-carb crepes are good for so many things, but this is the original use I had in mind.  Sweet, rich, yet light and fluffy – an indulgent treat that will make you feel very special! Add any flavoring or extract you like to the cheesecake filling and top with berries, sliced fresh…

Deviled Eggs…yet another way

SOUTHWEST DEVILED EGGS I mean, really…can you have too many deviled eggs?!  This is on old recipe that I’ve made for a long time and love.  How spicy depends on your taste, but when the snack attack comes around, you’ll be ready with a plate of these in the fridge. ~~~~     10 hard-boiled…

New Year…back on track…how about some protein?!

MY FAVORITE EGG SALAD Super simple…Plain Jane, no frills. This is the egg salad that I keep in the fridge to wrap in lettuce leaves or to eat with a spoon out of a bowl.  Nothing fancy.  You probably have a favorite way of making yours…this is mine. One secret that makes it super quick…

Beautiful party appetizer – no work at all!

CARAMEL PECAN BRIE For your Holiday parties, or when you want to feel a little more up-scale watching the game – this quick appetizer is easy and impressive. I’ve used it with Cinnamon Bliss and it’s wonderful…if you have that, it will be truly sugar free.  If not, the Whey Low Gold, and my caramel…

Peppermint Cheese Ball…a beautiful Holiday dessert

CHOCOLATE-MINT CHEESE BALL Just in time for the Holiday dessert tables that are everywhere you go.  You can’t escape this time of year – the buffets, the lunch rooms, the office parties, and hundred and one other occasions to eat…each filled with stuff we shouldn’t have. This one everybody will love – whether they like…

Low Carb Crepes…a great stand-in for a whole lotta stuff…

Crepes (Low-carb, higer-protein) I use these in so many more ways than just “crepes”.   In both sweet or savory recipes, as wraps, tortillas, noodles – they are a great way to still make those dishes you love without the unneeded carbs. Don’t be afraid of making crepes – and you don’t need a special…

Ricotta-apple pancakes…just right for a lazy day breakfast

RICOTTA APPLE PANCAKES These little wonders are light and fluffy. They actually hold together like pancakes should! I’ve only used apples, but zucchini would work well, too.   Change up the spices or add some different extracts… ~~~~     3 eggs, separated 1 whole egg 1 cup part skin ricotta 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla 1/4…

Gingerbread Custard… breakfast-dessert!

GINGERBREAD CUSTARD There is not much more comforting than the silky, velvety, creamy, decadent feel of old-fashioned baked custard! These are so good…spicy and not too sweet.  I love them warm, but chilling seems to accent the flavors.  Breakfast, dessert, midnight-snack – you can enjoy  a guilt-free  little cup of love anytime. ~~~~   ….

Get ’em while the gettin’s good!

AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS These will not last long…take them to a party or a potluck and they will disappear before your eyes! Handsome little devils, for sure.   High-protein eggs filled with creamy good-for-us avocados…WOW.  Make lots. ~~~~     (Prepare these not too long before serving, as the avocados may turn dark.) 6 hard…