Delicious Low-Carb Peanut Butter Bread with Splenda #SweetSwaps

Splenda 365 Sweet Swaps

This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. This recipe is one of my favorites, and I've blogged about it before but I couldn't think of a recipe more fitting than this one to share with you (once again) for this post! My husband and I are usually on the same page about the things we … [Read more...]

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Stuffed with Creamed Spinach Keto Recipe

grilled and stuffed portabella mushrooms

Today I was in the mood for something hearty and filling...that wasn't meat. Since meat is such a major component of the Keto diet I get sick of it sometimes. Because of this I like to create meatless backup plan meals that keep me satisfied until a new day can start. Today I had Grilled Portabella Mushrooms stuffed with Creamed Spinach and topped with cheese and crushed pork rinds (I used the spicy kind for a little kick!) Oh man, it was delicious. I made one for myself and one for my … [Read more...]

Low Carb Keto Peanut Butter Bread Recipe

keto peanut butter bread

I'm on day two of starting my keto journey once again, and after having a really rough night of craving sweets, headaches, and a baby that would not sleep I decided I needed to make a low carb/keto bread alternative so I can have some toast with butter. This was the first time I tried this recipe, and tweaked it a bit from the original. The changes were made partly out of curiosity, and partly out of running out of smooth peanut butter--and wanting a sweeter bread (hence adding a smidge more … [Read more...]

Preparing for Keto with my top 10 favorite Keto recipes.

Keto Recipes

I'm really excited to have started my weight loss journey again today, new year day, with Keto. I have only ever been successful on one other type of diet program, Nutrisystem, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoy Keto. Everyone always asks me what Keto is, how it works, and if it will work for them. While the best place to read about all things Keto is the Keto FAQ on reddit, I can give a very basic description: Keto is a low carb, high fat, and moderate protein diet. Personally I don't … [Read more...]

{Christmas} Monster Marshmallow Cookies Recipe

monster marshmallow cookies

Since I'm the only person in my house who prefers cookies with chocolate in them, I found the perfect cookie that will make everyone happy! {Christmas} Monster Marshmallow Cookies! We can all rejoice and eat them up, while I hope I can save enough of them to share with the family. Every year I indulge in baking and preparing these delicious treats for my family, friends, and neighbors. Still on my list is Gingerbread Cookies, Thumbprint Cookies, Sugar Cookies, and my all time favorite: … [Read more...]

Easy Fried Chicken Tenders Recipe with Kraft Mayo from Target #KraftHolidaySavings

easy fried chicken tenders

There is something extremely important about having the ingredients on hand to create delicious meals that are quick and easy. To be honest, with two young children it is difficult to go to the grocery store for just a few things, and we have the horrible tendency to put it off until it is absolutely necessary to go. Because we still have a baby in diapers we tend to go to Target at least once per week, so we normally pick up a few groceries that will hold us over until our next big grocery … [Read more...]

#VivaCADairy Homemade Three Cheese Sauce for Mac & Cheese!

vivacadairy cheese sauce

Being a California girl has brought me lots of pleasure in life--but lately I've been really happy to see the "Real California Cheese" and "Real California Milk" seals on our products! (You can see the seals below) I had the opportunity to gather some Real California dairy products, and make something delicious. I had a hard time trying to figure out what I would make...but in the end I decided to go with a classic: Macaroni and Cheese, so I made a delicious homemade cheese sauce that used … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Wish List Soy Recipes! #SoyParaSoy


Back in December I posted a fun recipe using Soy Oil, those Triple Berry Pancakes were so good. Not that I've been incorporating soy into our daily routines for about a month I'd love to share my top five soy recipes that I am dying to try in the near future. Even though I've been on a diet, it seems like the food I've been cooking soy for Zoey have been a huge hit. She's even been eating the leftovers! That is almost unheard of. You may applaud me if you'd like, but I don't mind if you don't … [Read more...]

#SoyParaSoy Triple Berry Pancakes Recipe – Do You Soy?

Soy Oil Triple Berry Pancakes

I've mentioned before of certain ways to make your favorite foods in a healthier fashion, and this is another way to do so! I can name so many recipes that use oil as a main ingredient. In fact every person I know has oil stocked in their cupboards because of how often they use it. We make some great things with oil whether we are frying some chicken legs or making a birthday cake. How can you make it healthier? Try using soy oil, a healthier alternative to many oils on the market today. Did … [Read more...]

Unilever Spreads Holiday Baking Cheer #Giveaway #G2KHoliday

I can't believe it's not butter chocolate chip cookies-6

The holidays are the time of year where baking is a necessity. I've always loved it. I grew up watching my mom make batches upon batches of goodies--she would make everyone from fudge to cookies to jalapeño cheese bread (which is my favorite!) Now, we all know that eating all of the amazing goodies made for us this time of year aren't the most health conscious foods. But cant we make them better? Yes, we can by baking with one of the soft spread brands instead of butter (Country Crock, I Can't … [Read more...]