Low Carb Pancakes

I had a great opportunity to try a couple of new recipes tonight. Larry attended a meeting on fishing in the St. Louis Area. I am hoping he finds a fishing spot this spring for when the wind settles down and the waters warm up slightly.

This recipe is from one of Dana Carpenter’s books and the recipe is Jeanette Wiese Best Pancakes I Ever Had. Click here for a link to the recipe.

I have cooked with Almond Flour before and they do produce food that is grainy in texture. I took 2 steps to help improve the texture. First was using Honeyville Almond Flour. It is a finer texture and produces a less grainy texture. The second step was to let the mixture set for 30 minutes so the flour has a chance to absorb some moisture & soften.

The mixture is quite thick. The first pancakes burned easily. I added some water to thin the batter and the next pancakes were cooked done and they had a nice brown finish.

Next time for additional flavor I am adding some Splenda, a little more vanilla & use cream to thin.

Well, time has passed and a second batch has been made with these alterations: I had 4 oz of cream cheese opened-just threw it all in; added 1/4 cup Splenda, 1 t. Vanilla extract & thinned the batter with heavy cream. Let mixture set for 20-30 minutes for improved texture. Delicious.

They are dry and will soak up the syrup so be sure you have plenty on hand. We like Smuckers Sugar-free Syrup.

Happy Cooking!


Just Back From Florida

I love retirement! We just spent 4 days in sunny, 80* Florida visiting with Scott & his family. Lil Scott is growing and changing by the day. He is 27 months old and when I watch him and his mannerisms I see his dad at that age. Same features and actions.

We spent Friday morning making sugar cookies. Waiting for them to cool was the hardest part of the whole process. Getting to ice and add sprinkles was the best part. I think more icing and sprinkles ended up in lil Scott than on the cookies. It was such a joy to share this time with him.

Coop is lil Scott’s brother and he was there Saturday morning before his dad picked him up for the weekend. We made pigs in a blanket for breakfast. The boys rolled out the dough and added the little smokies. Coop was pleased at adding 2 smokies to each blanket stretching them out and pinching up the dough to make a taco looking treat. Lil Scott would wrap two smokies side by side in a double sleeping bag look. Later that day when Coop talked with his mother (she just returned from a week long mandatory seminar for work) He was so excited about the cooking experience and gave her all the details.

We spent Sunday morning visiting with Scott, Theresa & lil Scott before catching our flight back to St. Louis where is was a bone chilling 26*. It is still bitterly cold today but the weekend is looking warmer.

Even with the weather and any other things you might consider, I still would not trade this experience for any other. The long hugs from my grandchildren is all I need. I Love everything about our life.



WOW – Two Granddaughters

When Larry & I retired, we though of traveling, fishing & just enjoying the leisure time of our lives.  Boy were we wrong.  Now with 2 granddaughters and a grandson we are busier than we expected to be.  Precious will be turning 3 in June and Lil Bit is just 6 months old.  Scott’s lil one turned 2 last December.

We are staying in St Louis and helping with the girls and traveling to Florida to spend time with Scott and his family.

Sewing for the girls has been both a joy and a challenge as they don’t stay the same size very long.  About the time you get it perfected, they grow!  Here is their Christmas dresses.

I love the way the wired ribbon bows just sort of crinkled up.  Really added some character.

Seems like so much has happened in the last 6 months.  The time has flown by.

Now that things are getting in somewhat of a routine, I’ll be better are keeping things going.

Have a Great Day & Blessings to all!



Low Carb Ranch Dressing

i just mixed up a batch & my initial impression is scrumptious!  I just need to pick up some almond or coconut milk to thin it down for my salads.

It is simple to whip up with ingredients I had on hand.  I think this will be my “go-to” dressing/dip for some time.

Here is a link to the recipe I added to my kitchen staples.

Keto Ranch Dip

Happy Cooking!