“Chopped” Chicken Night…..Oh what should I do for another lo-carb dinner?

****SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF LO-CARB VEGGIES . Once in awhile I like to pretend I’m on Chopped.  I make myself a rule that I have to prepare a good dinner without going to the store or borrowing anything from Beckie next door.  Also, I have the added complication of a hubby who is … More “Chopped” Chicken Night…..Oh what should I do for another lo-carb dinner?

Salami “Chips” Why didn’t I think of this??

    Okay, I admit I am addicted to Food Network.  My favorites are Ina Garten, Pioneer Woman and anything that’s about parties.  This weekend Ina had a Cocktail Party with fabulous appetizers.  All were so simple it was almost funny.  She made chips out of Salami slices and served them with a garlic-y cream sauce. … More Salami “Chips” Why didn’t I think of this??

My Chili….(I lost the contest. Go figure!) But… that was LAST year. Now I’m a winner!

  Just so you know, I have won 3 contests with my chili (Realtors, Church, and private party). But alas, not this time.  We had a really fun event at Red Mountain Ranch with 15 competing cooks.  I didn’t win****, but graciously have decided to share my “secret” recipe anyway, since obviously mine was the … More My Chili….(I lost the contest. Go figure!) But… that was LAST year. Now I’m a winner!

Surprise! Pork Chops!

Let’s just say you have the world’s greatest Housesitter every year when you go on vacation.  She takes excellent care of our dogs, but MORE important, when we get home, we always have the most wonderful treats awaiting.  This summer, we walked in our house after 10 days and didn’t even greet the dogs……just went … More Surprise! Pork Chops!