Salad Dressings

One of my favorite things about this way of eating is being able to have full-fat, beautiful dressings to go with salads.  I used to hate all those low-fat, low-calorie versions that are mostly water back before I found keto.  I buy no-sugar, full-fat dressings from the store to use on occasion when I don’t […]


We love chicken wings here at our house.  And this week’s version was the easiest version ever.  Thaw, pat dry, salt & pepper, then deep fry in  lard.  That’s it.  They were great! (The cookbook The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse is a new one to us. Lots of dairy free options in Maria’s books if […]

Sugar Free Chocolate Your Way

While the title of the recipe is sugar free chocolate chips, I made these into 24 squares so they could be pulled out for either chocolate chips or for a bit of chocolate to go with a cup of coffee.  Two total carbs, one fiber, one net carb.  Five fat, one protein. These are solid […]

Friday Night Poppers

I often make up a batch of poppers for Friday nights.  Here our Skye girl is hanging out waiting for a bite even though she has never tasted a popper.  I don’t think she’d like jalapenos!  She had to settle for a milk bone. You can find a bunch of popper recipes on pinterest, but […]

Lemon Pound Cake

I was talking to my mom on the phone the other day and she was raving about a lemon pound cake that my sister-in-law Lisa had made.  “I never tasted a better pound cake.  I couldn’t tell the difference.”  Well, I had to try it.  And. . . She was right! I used an angel […]

Short Ribs

These short ribs were fresh cut at Humphrey’s and just beautiful.  I browned them in the instant pot, then added 14 oz of beef broth, 14 oz of no-sugar added marinara sauce, a couple of cloves of garlic and a couple tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce with salt & pepper and then pressured on low for […]

Fried Chicken

Tonight’s chicken dinner. Mark used crushed pork rinds for breading and fried the nuggets in lard.  The side is cheesy cauliflower.  Microwave a steamer bag of riced cauliflower, mix in grated cheddar cheese and sour cream, put in a baker and top with a little more cheese and butter.  Bake til melty. Not pictured is […]

Another Pizza Crust

My mom made this pizza for us when I was visiting with her last month.  She’s 81 years young and has been on her own low-carb journey.  She’s lost 30 pounds and is now maintaining instead of trying to lose any more.  YaY 🙂 I am so proud of my mama–she knows her way around […]