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FYI: regarding the member forum at

If you have posts there that you care to preserve…

The database for the forum is scaring me. The number of errors and resultant page fails is getting pretty high. Most of those “users” are only search bots at this point as far as I can tell, but you need to be aware that the forum could literally disappear at any moment, at this rate! I will do what I can to try to import the posts somewhere else, to safeguard our wealth of recipes and knowledge for the future, but I probably won’t do anything at all with […]

Hawaiian Salad Makeover

So, I am thinking ahead to Superbowl Sunday and my Ground Hog’s Day birthday that follows it the next day. I have a hankering for the fruit salad my Mom used to serve at Thanksgiving, which only I seem to recall and which I can’t find a recipe for. I ran across the following recipe today, and made some notes to convert it. Do you have a better idea for the marshmallows?

(My planned changes shown in italics) 3 cans mandarin oranges – OK, SF variety 2 bags mini marshmallows – NO WAY. Change to 4 containers SF Kozy […]

I am so making this today!

Truly Low Carb Peach Crisp

Peach Crisp Variation – click to enlarge

I have six large, slightly over-ripe peaches on my counter, and most of a half-gallon of heavy cream in the fridge begging to be made into whipped deliciousness (Costco…. about the same price for a half-gallon there as it is for a quart at the regular grocery store, so I end up over buying all the time!). What to do? Easy! PEACH CRISP…. yum!!!

Best of all, my recipe has:

No Added Sugar! No gluten! Low Calories! Healthy fats! EASY prep!

This is a variation on […]

Picante Sauce a.k.a. Salsa - loved by everyone

Vol 1 Picante Sauce

Picante Sauce

Another recipe loved by EVERYONE, not just dieters or low-carbers! Goes together in minutes and keeps in refrigerator for 4-7 days.

Recipe Notes: If not using thickener, I recommend straining off most of the juices (save them to use when seasoning ground beef for taco salads or wraps?) You may use all canned tomatoes (2 cans total) with excellent results, if fresh tomatoes are not in season or available, or take this shortcut: use 2 cans Mexican-style canned tomatoes (I prefer Rotel™) and skip or adjust the lime juice and green chilies.


Size 24 to 14 in eleven months

This is me at age 15… saying “No, I will NOT pose outdoors in this ridiculous outfit, I am WAY TOO FAT!” I didn’t speak to my future sister-in-law for weeks after she snapped that picture. (Thanks, Laura. I am glad to have it – now!) But in this next picture… […]

The West is Burning

I had a bad feeling about this fire season when we had our first wildfire back in March, but this is just literally terrifying. Not just the one in Colorado getting all the press at the moment, but ALL OVER the West. Please, if you are a praying person, take a moment and pray for rain, for less wind and heat, for the protection of those brave souls out on there on the front lines, for all the displaced people, everywhere, and for the MANY Good Samaritans who have shown up at these sites, restoring my faith in the overall goodness of our species. Amen. (Sorry to digress from the site theme, but this IS now a blog, and this is overwheleming me right now.) […]

My Journey - '06 Update

June 3rd, 2006, our daughter’s wedding Low-Carb hasn’t managed to kill us, STILL, imagine that?!

My Journey - '03 Update

August 2002

UPDATE POSTED IN 2003, upon Publication of Volume 2

This is a picture of us on vacation in 2002, and it’s a fair representation of our weights to this day. I am proud to be able to say that we have each maintained a 65 pound loss with ease. I never did lose as many total pounds as I expected to (my thighs are the body part I am least happy with, and in truth, I rarely wear shorts like these since I feel much thinner in pants or skirts). These days I can also be found […]