Welcome 2020

December 29th is my four year ketoversary!  Four whole years.  I spent a lifetime wishing  I could lose weight and be at peace with my appetite and food.  When I found keto that day just after Christmas,  I did not understand this would  be the thing that would heal my mind and my body and […]

Chayote “Apple” Crumble

Chayote are cute little green squash that show up in the fall at our local Wal-Mart and with a little effort, it’s entirely possible to have a very nice keto-style “apple” crumble for the fall season! This dessert runs about 12 carbs per serving by my count, excluding the sugar alcohols in the sweetener.  That’s […]


The little mini dash waffle makers are all the rage in the keto facebook groups these day.  They’re cute, they make the perfect bun size, and the varieties are endless!   I have to confess that I made a big mess with such a little machine the first time I used it–overfilling is not recommended!  But […]

What We’ve Been Up To

This is an excerpt from a bi-monthly email that I send out after our local meetings.  If you’d like to get those emails directly, you can sign up at the bottom of this post.  No spamming and I don’t share your address with anyone else. So nice to see everyone last week!  Newcomers, be sure […]

Ice Cream!

I’ve been on an ice cream kick lately.  I found Rebel ice cream at our local HyVee, which is pretty good.  The texture isn’t quite right to me, but it’s not bad if you don’t want to make your own.  But remember how good homemade ice cream is?  Well, this recipe from Mandy over at […]

What We’ve Been Up To

If you’re new to keto and you’d like to get more information on how and why this way of eating works for weight loss and wellness, be sure to check out our favorite resources. We took a little hiatus from our June meetings because 1) We moved!  To Chatham, just down the road; but still, […]

Keto Barbecue Sauce

Summer’s in full-swing and I had this sudden craving for BBQ sauce.  It can be hard to find prepared condiments that are truly keto-friendly so if you’re willing to take just a few minutes; this one is easy, quick, delicious, with no need to worry about sugars or fillers. 6 oz. tomato paste (no sugar […]

Cheesecake Fluff

When I first started this way of eating, this cheesecake fluff was very helpful.  It’s tasty,  easy to make, and  filling.  Later on, I found my cravings for sweets subsided, so we don’t have it very often these days.  But we’ve been on vacation and I thought it would be nice to have while we’re […]

What We’ve Been Up To

I recently learned that our local Vitamin Shoppe is carrying Fat Snax, a keto cookie; and Drop an F Bomb, which are packets of nut butters for on-the-go or travel situations.  The chocolate version of the F Bombs have sugar (so the caution to read ingredient lists stands as usual) but they have several combos […]

Keto Meatballs

I recently discovered that my grandson is a meatball fan.  Okay, so these aren’t Olive Garden meatballs, but he and the rest of the family loved these! Mark enjoyed this appetizer on the patio before the rest of the fam arrived. I mixed two pounds of ground beef, one pound of sausage, 3/4 cup of […]