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For those of you new to my site, I am retiring as a a Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator
I went back to teaching in a Special Ed Classroom after being home for 20 years and "retired"
My blog is now changing to a Low Carb Recipe blog
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Sunday, August 24, 2014



 I typically bring salads to school, and they take me forever each night to prepare.  I found this idea on Pinterest long ago,  but never bothered to make them.  Then the other day I decided to give it a try. 
 Wow! This first one I made was incredible! 
I made it like an Italian Anti-Pasta Salad. I used a Pint Sized Mason Jar that I had around the house. 

I layered them in this order:
Paul Newman's Own Oil and Vinegar Dressing- MUST go in first! 
Salami and Black Forest Ham
Red Peppers
Black Olives
Grape Tomatoes
Pepper Jack Cheese
Romaine Hearts Lettuce- LAST

I brought it to school and all I did was shake the jar and pour it into a bowl. It was so good and so much! I read to use Quart Sized Mason Jars but I used a PINT Size and I could not finish it all! 

Today I went to Hobby Lobby and found the Wide Mouthed Pint Sized Mason Jars. I came home and put these salads together:

Breakfast in a Jar Salad:
Hard Boiled Egg
Grape Tomatoes
Romaine Hearts Lettuce
Unsalted Roasted Sunflower Seeds

And then the next one:
" Mixed Review"
Grilled Chicken
Grape Tomatoes
Black Olives
Feta Cheese
Romaine Hearts Lettuce 

* The only "Processed" foods I eat are Salad Dressings. For this one I wanted to use my Marie's Peppercorn Asiago dressing but I noticed my jar said expires on 1-17-14 so  I threw it out. I then used some bottled Hidden Valley Ranch instead ( yuck) and "built" my salads.  After putting them together I noticed that bottle said expires 1-3-14. Bummer, if I am going to eat expired dressing, I would at least prefer the other one!  I REALLY need to make my own dressing!  I count my "carbs" as I layer my jar. 

I hope you enjoy. I do not know where the original idea came from or I would link it. Remember to put the salad dressing first and lettuce last and just shake before serving. Also, I did not use a Quart Jar as suggested in everything I read, but I used a Pint sized Jar.

This is one of my favorite "regular salads: 

My Favorite Salad: Romaine Hearts, Avocado, Bacon, Feta Cheese and Grape Tomatoes with Paul Newman's Own Oil and Vinegar- YUM!

Hope you enjoyed these. I can't wait to make my next batch up on Sunday for the week! My favorite salad I make is a Buffalo Chicken Salad with Bleu Cheese, Bleu Cheese dressing, Purple onion and lots of celery. I can't wait to try it in a jar! And here is a link to my Buffalo Chicken Salad: 

Close up of the Italian one and the Buffalo Chicken Salads

NOTE- the one with bacon and eggs did not turn out well. Off to make the Buffalo Salads and the Antipasta ones for this upcoming week. 

Edit- adding some more on 4/27/14  These are Chicken Caesar Salads and more Antipasta Salads. I have also made Greek Salads. The Chicken Ceasar, have Marie's Caesar Salad Dressing and then black olives, grape tomatoes, feta cheese and grilled chicken. 

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Love my Iced Coffee!!

I LOVE iced coffee. The other day I made some frozen coffee iced cubes. Took them out today and threw them in a cup with some sugar free caramel syrup from Starbucks,and some cream. 

Now just pour a hot cup of coffee over the cubes and enjoy! 

This is from another day

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Come join Low Carb Lover's Recipe Exchange

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cheesy Pepperoni Peperoncini Bites!

I love these little low carb snacks but I eat them as a meal- now not all of them, although I easily could!

Ingredients: Pepperoni, Peperoncini's and Mozzarella Cheese. I found this very thickly shredded cheese at Walmart and it is really nice to make these cups with. Adding the peppers is my own personal "twist" to these delectable bites!

Spray a Muffin Tin, and put in Cheese, Pepperoni and I added a slice of Peperoncini to give it a kick! 

Ready to bake. Set your oven at 400. I put them in as it is put them in for about 12-15 minutes, depending on your own oven, but watch closely!


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Sunday, June 29, 2014


 Updated 7/1/14
HI! Did you miss my stamps, punches and wheels for sale! Check out the post below at HERE!!!
As promised here are MORE stamps for sale! These are double sets and most of them are brand new! They are $15 per set plus ship. Everyday Events is $13 because the duck is missing. 
First Come, First Serve! Email me ( see email button to the right) if you are interested in anything on either post!
Ready! Set! Go! 

$15 new SOLD

$15 new SOLD

$13 used- missing duck

MORE added: Each set is only $15! These were over $35 and $40!  Set of left is clear mount but is missing the little hands. Set on the right is wood mount- very cute set!

Happy Shopping! All payments must be paid through Pay Pal. 
Day Dream Medallion-sold
Bring on the Cake- sold
From my Heart- sold
Everything Eleanor- Sold

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Going out of Biz SALE!! Stampin' Up! Stamps!

Updated 7/1/2014

Please see group photos below. Prices do NOT reflect shipping/pay pal . I will ship to the US only

Ready! Set! Go! 
Email me if you want something!!
See the little email envelope on either side!
These are cross posted on other sites so hurry!

Used- $5 each- all available
top 2 on the left are sold

Used- $8 each-all available

Used $10 each
Very slightly used

Brand New! $12 each- all available - will sell for $10 each!

$15 for all the wheels

$5 for wheel guide

Misc Punches- Misc prices-set of 3 is gone and tiny tag is gone, Everything else is here

I will be posting photos of double sets of stamps in the boring on Sunday!! Stay tuned!

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First Come, First Serve! 
All payments must be made through Pay Pal. 

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Stampin' Up! Open House today!!

Open House today for local peeps!
Email me if interested in coming by!
Once the open house is over, I will be listing items on my blog to sell!!! 

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Simply Sunday~Low Carb "Spaghetti" made with fresh tomatoes!

Good morning friends. Last night I tried making meat sauce with fresh tomatoes. Not really sure of my recipe but will try to recall it so you can use it and I can keep track of it!
Here is the finished product

For the sauce I started out with 2 lbs of Roma tomatoes. I boiled them for about 3 minutes or until the skins started to rip. Take them out and soak them for a bit in a bowl of cold water and ice cubes. Cool for a few minutes and peel. I then chopped them up, along with some onion and green pepper. Tossed with a bit of olive oil and seasoned with Italian Seasoning, fresh garlic, salt, pepper and fresh basil. Cooked at 250 for about an hour or until juicy. 

In the meantime I cooked some Italian ground sausage, ground beef, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, mushrooms in a frying pan.  I did add about a cup of Kirklands Marinara Sauce from Kirklands and let it simmer.

After the tomato mixture had cooked and got juicy, I added it all to a big pot. We needed a bit more liquid so my husband added about 1/4 cup of red wine. It was delicious!! 

For the Zoodle Recipe - we followed this one but omitted the almond flour and added Parmesan cheese. Click here for that recipe. They were so yummy, especially after I added the Parmesan.

I am not sure of the carb count- I hate that tomatoes and onions add up so fast with carbs but I did not want to use canned ones. 

I hope you can try and enjoy! 

Yum- days later made this : 

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