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Melissa’s Famous Cheesecake…Grain-Free, Sugar-Free & Low-Carb

I have just been informed that today is National Cheesecake Day!  So before you are tempted to head over to The Cheesecake Factory to indulge…please keep reading! One slice of Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory contains 450 Calories, 28 g of Fat, 43 g of Carbs and 7 grams of Protein. I am not necessarily worried about the fat,…

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My Favorite Blueberry Recipes

I am on my last few pints of blueberries for the season and this makes me VERY SAD! I have been spoiled for the past few years to be able to pick fresh blueberries from my MIL’s bushes!  Nothing’s better than eating them right off the bush! (No, pesticides are used so don’t worry!) Here…

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Blueberry Power Shake

One of my favorite fruits is blueberries!  I hope you enjoy this yummy and healthy shake!  This is one of the ways that I get my daily dose of gelatin and coconut oil in my diet!  My 2-year-old son LOVES this shake, and I feel good that he is drinking something so healthy! About the…

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German Chocolate Cake (Grain-Free)

Four months ago (and 9 months pregnant), I began to work on this recipe.  Apparently I teased many of you with the thought and picture of this recipe! I apologize!  ;-) I promise it was worth the wait. At last, I am posting MY version of German Chocolate Cake! This is basically two cakes in one.…

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REAL Watermelon Jell-O

Summer is here!!  In Louisiana that means heat, humidity and Watermelons!!  Washington Parish has some of the sweetest! (Yes, Louisiana has parishes not counties… weird I know)! Watermelon is one of my favorites, and I always anxiously await its arrival every Summer! Unfortunately, I could eat my weight in watermelon, so I often skip out…

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Shrimp & Sausage Creole (Stew)

Shrimp are one of my favorite foods!  We live a few miles from an awesome fish and seafood market so my husband usually picks up shrimp a few times a month.  I normally just peel, devein and cook them in butter.  Then I finish them off with my Cajun seasoning and fresh lemon juice and…

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Homemade Chicken & Bone Broth

Chicken Stock going into the Freezer! Once you have had homemade stock, you will NEVER buy the canned or carton stuff again!! So many of my recipes call for Homemade Chicken Stock and this is the recipe I use, adapted from the Cookbook. WARNING…. This is why you don’t want to EVER BUY chicken Stock…

Watermelon Popsicles

I love watermelon but I find myself overeating it when given the opportunity!  My solution??  Make popsicles!  This is a great way to use up any extra watermelon so you don’t feel pressured to eat it all so hat it’s not wasted. This is a “No-Recipe, Recipe” meaning you could do this with any fruit or…

Fourth of July Cupcakes (The BEST Cupcakes EVER!)

This is not a new recipe but it is a great one!  These cupcakes are my FAVORITE and I actually prefer the dairy-free version using coconut milk and coconut oil.  The slight coconut taste makes these a big hit!  When selling foods at the Farmer’s Market, everyone LOVED these tiny treats! To check sweetness of…

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Chocolate Dessert Pizza

At last, the Dairy-Free and Chocolate counterpart to the Dessert Pizza I posted last week!  I am not sure which one I like better! This is my first time making my “Sugar” Cookie (from the Cookbook), Dairy-Free.  The only change I made was using less fat or in this case, virgin coconut oil.  This made…