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  • Paleo comfort foods

    Comfort Food and Why It Comforts You

    Does comfort food fit into your menu when you have the flu? Comfort food serves a purpose, sometimes more than one. It brings back memories of a happier or safer time. It lets your mind remember feeling better, but sometimes they actually serve another purpose too like chicken soup helping you get past your cold. However, for our family, many comfort foods are actually dangerous and we’ve had to learn how to re-make them into diabetic-safe recipes. Lets take a look at some of the most common comfort foods. 4 Comfort Foods Chicken noodle soup – when you’re sick, this staple of the American diet is said to also aid in…

  • Owls In The House

    On one of the Facebook Groups that I belong to, Owls seem to be all the rage. They are showing up as stickers, notebooks, and even on pens. I thought I’d investigate this popular style because my mother’s birthday is rapidly approaching and she happens to love owls – since before they were popular. These fabulous Owl wall hooks are great for hanging lots of things from jewelry to jackets. They would be great in a kids room, or the mud room. Hand Crafted Owl Wall Hooks – from SplintersAndNails           This would be a great gift for your own family or for your grown children, don’t…

  • Review: Private Selection Bread And Meat Rub

    Recently I was accepted into another BzzAgent campaign for Private Selection foods. I was given coupons for free items from the Private Selection line to use at my local Kroger store. I’ve been in other Private Selection foods campaigns and liked their food, so I joined this one to try out more items. This time around I picked up some artisan bread, a steak rub and some pancake syrup. There have been a few campaigns in the past where the items I was sent coupons for weren’t in our local store yet. Not this time! I had quite a selection for the breads and rubs. The syrup only came in one…

  • Low Carb Cheese Cracker Biscuits

    Cheese cracker biscuits – (orignal recipe from www.genaw.com) So, we had to cut out sugars and carbs because my youngest daughter has developed type 2 diabetes. You can read more about that story here: But, my sister in law (who is a saint for helping) has sent me tons of low carb recipes and links to recipes, sent me this recipe and I tried it last night, and again tonight. But, I tried it two ways and took photos and had some thoughts about our results. You can see my alterations in green below. LV2SUN’S ALMOND CHEESE ROUNDS (doubled it and got a little more than 2 times as many servings…