Top 3 Refined Sugar-Free Sweeteners

fresh honey with honeycomb, spices and fruits

I have had many questions about the sweeteners I use and those I refuse to use so I have FINALLY (sorry its taken so long!) written a post for all those who have been patiently waiting  to hear my thoughts on all the health "stuff" out there. Hope you can glean something from the choices I have made in my life to benefit your own! For those of us who have struggled with our weight on and off … [Read more...]

Sugar Free Whole Wheat Apple Cake

apple cake

  Jewish Apple cake is an amazing cake! I found the recipe in a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook about 15 years ago. Friends who have tasted this cake will attest to the fact that nothing compares to the downright delicious caramelized crust and sweet cinnamon apples layered between fluffy batter. It might even be better......dare I say......than apple pie!   Of course I haven't made it … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Chicken & Bean Stew: A Left-Over Chicken Recipe

Crock Pot chicken stew

  I LOVE using up left overs. I find it wonderfully challenging to make them into something phenomenal my family and I will love. Chicken is really just so versatile and can be made so many different ways. As I've said before, my family rarely helps me eat the breast meat as they always go for the dark meat. I usually have enough breast meat to do as I choose with and that's exactly what I did … [Read more...]

Sugar-Free Blueberry Banana Bread

SF banana bread

My Italian family has been making banana breads for generations. The recipe has been passed down from my great grandmother, grandmother, mother and to me. I have loved every piece of those yummy delicious breads, but I can't continue to make them as they are. I just can't use moderation when it comes to eating refined sugar and flours. I have finally found a way to make it healthier, white … [Read more...]

Sugar-Free Cranberry Banana Smoothie

Sf cranberry smoothie

My children are officially SICK of cranberries, but unfortunately for them, I've still got a bunch in my fridge I don't want to go bad. My solution......A smoothie! They'll never notice 'cept for that pinkish color!! My inspiration came from a fairly new blog, Gluten Free Pantry. I loved the recipe and just adapted it to what I felt would better suit our taste buds. Whether you have cranberries or … [Read more...]