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low carb, Recipes, Sauce/Salsas, Whole30

b.l.a.e. (bacon, lettuce, avocado, egg) salad dressing!

b.l.a.e. dressing (bacon, lettuce, avocado, egg) We knew once we decided to make our b.l.a.e. salads…we’d have to make a dressing worthy to dress it up! Since the salad is packed with such rich tastes, great fat and umami, we thought a dressing with a little bright taste would lend just the […]



empanadas! An empanada, according to Wikapedia…is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in Latin Europe, Latin America, the Southwestern United States, and parts of Southeast Asia. The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. So […]


lemon meringue pie

  lemon meringue pie Here’s the deal with Lemon Meringue Pie…it’s probably our favorite overall! At least as a collective family that is, we all each have our favorite kind, but ALL of us love this one! It’s a classic and we often will have it for breakfast the day […]


paleo pie crust

paleo pie crust This has literally been a labor of love. I learned how to make pie crust from my mother at a very young age. Every Thanksgiving she made TONS of pie…and given all that she had to get done for the rest of the meal, I remember at […]


Thai basil pesto

Thai basil…freshly harvested & so aromatic ! Our garden was pretty amazing this year! I say quite often, that nature is so beautiful and this lovely plant is no exception! We decided to plant two different varieties of basil this year…the traditional sweet Italian basil…because, well…it’s sweet Italian basil! Yummmmmm! […]


happy birthday Mom/Grandma

So, this last Saturday, August 29th would have been my Mom (aka Makenna’s grandma) DeVona’s 74th birthday. We miss her desperately and felt inspired to make a treat that we thought she might really have enjoyed. Growing up, it was pretty easy to find a bag of “Red Hots” in her […]