I’m so thankful I’m not sure what to cook next…

Life is good. Two trips out of our Liberty-based sanctuary to accumulate all of the stuff I needed to do the whole Turkey Day deal, and WOW – we’re actually slightly under our meager budget all around. Basically, I only missed on buying the wrong sized boxes of Pistachio pudding (so far). It’s not impossible to scratch-make a “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner for 16-20 friends and family when you’re living the low-carb lifestyle,…

November 25, 2014

Today’s Project: 8½ Pounds of Awesome…

This pork shoulder has been hanging out in my oven between 275-290F all day…:) I basically take some apple cider vinegar and throw in some crushed red pepper, garlic salt, onion salt, sea salt, black pepper, white pepper (if I had any here), and a little Splenda.  I poked some holes in the top of the bottle and just shake it on. If only I had some Scott’s BBQ Sauce…sigh….

July 26, 2014

Cherry Almond Cheesecake, Low Carb Extravaganza Redux

What a great cherry almond low carb cheesecake
August 10, 2013

So, after the Cafe Cubano Cheesecake was a smashing hit, I decided to make a new one.  We’re living the low carb lifestyle, so almonds are very prevalent in our world. I love the fusion of Almonds and Cherries, so… Pan Get a springform pan.  Mine is large, and was a cheapy one we picked up at a grocery store for 7 or 8 bucks. I’d love to have the…


Cafe Cubano (Cafe Bustelo – Cuban Coffee) Cheesecake, v2

Cafe Cubano Cheesecake
August 3, 2013

So, I decided to make a new kind of cheesecake.  We’re living the low carb lifestyle (and in Coral Gables, just outside Miami), so most of the ones I would love to try (blueberry, pumpkin, caramel swirl, sigh…) are just verboten carb-wise.  I do a great boring old New York Style that we slice a strawberry or two on top of, but I wanted to try something different.  Thus was…