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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Firefighter Cookies

Today was our yearly open house for the Fire Department. I don't do nearly as much as I use to since taking care of the glambabies during the week. I decided to make something the kiddos could help with , and at least make it a fun experience. They always love cutting cookies out and eating frosting, so cut outs it was....
Why being the fire chiefs wife, do I not own at least a fire truck cookie cutter, I will never know. I have hundreds of cutters, and not one fire department related...ughhh...well I did what I could with a a western hat and boot...then I cut the reindeer's antlers off, and it became a dog....lol.
Yikes... we made over a hundred cookies total !












Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Low Carb Salmon Patties


You’ll love the taste of these salmon cakes because it takes a different approach at making salmon taste even better. If you love salmon but have grown tired of the same old presentation, give these salmon cakes a try and you’ll find that they’re easy to make and even easier to eat!
I get this bread at Walmart, and it is a life saver! You can use any flavor you like. The white bread has 35 calories and 6 net carbs per slice, wheat has 35 calories and 5 net carbs per slice and are fantastic tasting.  No High Fructose Corn Syrup. I practically skipped out of the store the first time I found this!

When shopping, be certain to check the sell-by date so that you know you are getting the freshest bread possible. Store bread in a room temperature setting, away from heat sources like microwave ovens and stoves.Just be warned this is not a gluten-free product and you’ll likely have to play around with your insulin dosing based on how you respond to high-fiber counts if you are diabetic.











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  1. 1 Can Salmon
  2. 1/2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  3. Diced green pepper to taste
  4. Diced onion to taste
  5. 1 tsp. Dill
  6. 4 T. Mayo
  7. 1/2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  8. 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  9. 1 Egg
  10. Dash smoke flavor or 1 tsp. Bacon Grease
  11. 1/2 Cup low carb bread crumbs
  12. Rip 3 slices of Healthy Life bread into small pieces, and toast lightly in oven to get as much moisture out as possible. Then crumble before adding to salmon mixture.
  13. I used fresh cooked salmon for these, but almost always I use canned salmon, your choice...
  14. Open salmon and drain thoroughly. Place drained salmon in mixing bowl and flake evenly with a fork.
  15. Add onion, bread crumbs, green pepper, Old Bay, dill, mayonnaise,Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, smoke flavor/bacon grease and egg. Stir until well blended.
  16. Shape the mixture into patties about the size of an average burger or less.
  17. Cook in oil {I use 2 T. Olive oil, and 2 T.Butter} in skillet over medium heat until browned on each side. Turn only once while frying, or they may fall apart.
  18. Note: The mayonnaise helps the patties hold their shape, adds flavor, and keeps them from being too dry.
  19. Sauce....Mix 5 T.Mayo, and 2 T. ketchup and a dash of mustard....Delish!!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Candied Violets


Think twice before weeding out this medicinal and edible wildflower; it may be one of the most valuable plants in your garden..not to mention the beautiful and best tasting!!

 Sweet violets  can be candied or used in violet tea, violet cake, and violet syrup. While commonly added to salads, you can also use violet flowers to make vinegar's, butters, spreads, and jellies. Sweet violet flowers are as beautiful as they are edible. 

Harvest freshly opened flowers in the morning when the oils are most concentrated and blooms look their best. The more you harvest, the more blooms will form. Harvest the sepals (base of the flowers) with the petals for added flavor...











































Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lightning McQueen Cake Disney Cars


My first born Glam~baby turned 3 today!!!
OH MY...Where does the time go....seems just yesterday he was a tiny baby...
Sterling loves his Lightning McQueen...I actually think this was one of his first words he spoke, so there was no doubt he needed a cake that looked like him...I have never made one before, so it was all trial and error. Thankfully there were no errors...lol.
He LOVED his cake, and wanted to play with it...