Low Carb Stuffed Peppers or Zucchini

Friday, August 25, 2017
Watching carbs? Check out this delicious healthier alternative for low carb stuffed pepper or zucchini! This recipe is so easy!

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers or Zucchini

 Seems like whenever you cut out an ingredient, the taste is compromised but luckily these will please all the low carb lovers out there! 

I really do love them stuffed with any kind of vegetable.
Our family recently started really getting serious about eating low carb.

My son was diagnosed with diabetes, now I am cooking a whole lot different. Feeling healthy and keeping his numbers well in control with this low carb diet. The main focus is to recreate healthy meals that doesn't impede flavor so you don't miss the old way. 

We want to live a healthy life style and keep everyone eating delicious healthy meals as always. It takes a lot of determination and motivation to change the way you eat after several years of eating a different way.
So I am starting off with this awesome stuffed pepper dish. It was truly delicious and we didn't miss any of the carbs that make it non diabetic friendly.

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers or Zucchini Recipe

inChop 1 zucchini in small pieces or shred it

  • Chop 2 or 3 Zucchini sliced lengthwise, remove the insides with a spoon to hollow out set the insides aside to use for stuffing
    2 or 3 Whole peppers split half and seed removed
  • Cooked seasoned ground turkey or hamburger meat (this is optional) see note below1 small can tomato sauce or homemade sauce
    Shredded Mozzarella or your favorite shredded cheese (provolone works great too!)
    Salt, pepper to taste
    2 slivered garlic cloves
    2 eggs
    grated cheese
  • Seasoning: Italian blend seasoning, salt, pepper to taste, cayenne to taste and granulated garlic


  1. In a medium sized bowl add the cooked turkey/hamburger, (or all vegetables if making vegetarian style.)  Add the eggs, garlic, salt, pepper and chopped zucchini that was set aside.
    Mix together. 

    Stuff the peppers and zucchini with this mixture. Pour the tomato sauce over the top.  Sprinkle with grated cheese. Top with shredded mozzarella and bake at 400 degrees until cheese is browned.

    Note for other options:  If you want another kind meatless version,  you can also use chop 2 cups of chopped cauliflower instead of  zucchini or chopped tomatoes with some shredded mozzarella.

    For meat version: use 1 lb ground  seasoned ground Turkey or  Hamburger sauteed in olive oil drained and set aside ( season with minced garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.)
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Diabetic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
 For my son Curt who loves peanut butter and chocolate. A healthier little cookie for him!

Diabetic Chocolate Chip Cookies


Watermelon Basil Salad

Monday, August 21, 2017
This watermelon basil salad is just a huge burst of freshness! What better way to keep summer alive than with watermelon basil salad? This is a perfect salad to keep that diet on track and healthy meal gives you a burst of energy! If you hate drinking water, add this watermelon basil salad to you diet today. Scroll down to see this delicious healthy recipe, it's the all year long craving!

Watermelon Basil Salad is fresh watermelon on a bed of fresh greens, fresh vegetables and perfect for summer diet food


Hobo Dinner in Foil Packets

Friday, August 18, 2017
Hobo Dinner in Foil Packets are so easy and a great way to repurpose those leftovers.

Whenever we have cookouts I have so many hotdogs, steaks, hamburgers, and boneless chicken just to name a few leftovers.

Here are so many new meals to recreate and tailored to your family and you can add whatever you love.

These are so simple to make and the kids absolutely love opening up their surprise packages.

I just love to see their little faces with their little bundles and it is great to see kids love dinner time with enthusiasm.

Adults, there are so many ways to make these, adding just a few surprises in your packets like twice baked potatoes, leftovers vegetable stir fry.

Shrimp, hamburgers, hotdogs, cube or boneless steaks, Italian sausage, boneless pork chops,  smoked kielbasa sausages, the meat list is endless.

In this post, you will find so many camping indoor ideas or outdoor suggestions and methods of cooking these fun foil hobo packets.

Another great reason to love making these is they virtually have no clean up and you can use the foil packet as the serving dish!

Scroll down the to recipe card and start creating a fun way to have a picnic indoors or outdoors with these delicious suggestions.

 how to make foil packets filled with kielbasa or any kind of meat with vegetables wrapped in foil grilled or baked for a fun package and surprise all in one dinner foil packets for dinner


Pepperoni Provolone Bites Appetizer

Thursday, August 17, 2017
A great little pepperoni appetizer biscuit to serve your guests. It has a cheese middle and oh so delicious before any meal!

Pepperoni Provolone Bites Appetizer


Best Muffin and Quick Bread Recipes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
These are a great collection of muffins and quick breads! I love to wake up in the morning to a fresh baked good. Muffins, quick breads, the aroma of cinnamon and vanilla baking.

This is perfect for that first cup of joe or tea. This is my best muffin roundup and quick bread assortment of great recipes!

this is a bing cherry muffins made from scratch

Bing Cherry Muffins


Leftover Stew Mini Pot Pies

Monday, August 14, 2017
Let's face it, most leftovers are boring, aren't they? Not these leftover stew mini pot pies, they are far from boring!

Not only are they a delicious tasty mini pie with but a great way to repurpose those leftovers

Using leftover stew that everyone loves, it's even better the second time around.

Making these Leftover Stew Mini Pot Pies in a cupcake tins are a fun way to eat them too.

An economical second meal with a hearty comfort little pie all made in a cupcake tin and cleanup is a breeze!

Just scroll down to the recipe card for the stew recipes and pie crust suggestions to get these little cupcake pot pies made for your family!

these are mini pot pies made in cupcakes tins with a leftover stew filling in a pie crust on a white plate sprinkled with parsley


Strawberry Cheesecake Copycat Manny's Utica New York

Sunday, August 13, 2017
This is a childhood memory of a famous cheesecake in Utica, New York.

Scrolling through so many cheesecake recipes, I have, I found this one again that was from my hometown.

Someone gave it to me years and years ago. I loved Manny's cheesecake.

When I was given this copycat version I put it in my recipe box and forgot about it.

I was lucky enough to buy one often when I lived up there so I didn't need to make it.

Then I moved to Florida and started making my own to get my fix on that delicious flavor.

Then a few years ago, this childhood bakery tragically burned down.

It was really a legendary establishment from my home town in Utica, New York and closed but still sells from their home.

This is a step by step easy recipe, as close as could be except for a few preferences of flavor.

My hometown is famous for many different recipes, like this one and below are a few more links to try.

Utica is famous for Tomato Pie, Italian Greens, Italian Lemon Ice, Pizza Fritta, Chicken Riggies, Manny's Cheesecake, Oscugnizzo Pizza, Pusties and Rosato Chocolate Cookies.

Scroll down for this recipe card at the end.

Strawberry cheesecake a copycat from Utica New York wiith whole strawberries and glazed . This is a copycat recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake from a famous bakery in Upstate New York called Manny's. It has whole strawberries and a thick cheesecake made with cream cheese


Homemade Grilled Blueberry Muffins

Grilled Blueberry Muffins are amazingly delicious.

Actually anything day old you want to revive works perfectly on the grill.

Donuts, danish, and most other muffins are reborn just by adding them to a griddle and spread the little toasted delights with your favorite butter and jams!

The first time I ever had any kind of breakfast grilled blueberry muffins, was in Upstate, Utica, New York.

What a treat, homemade baked blueberry muffins turned into a gourmet delicious second treat!

These are really great seriously, the first place I worked in a small diner made them and they were a favorite on the menu.

Plain donuts were the most popular grilled breakfast treat there.

Scroll down for my easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe and if you happen to have any leftover muffins? GRILL THEM!

these are grilled blueberry muffins slathered with butter and loaded with blueberrie. The muffins are toasted and grilled with a rich butter grilling on top   These are grilling muffins I had first time in Utica, Upstate New York at J.M. Fields.


Asian Chicken Pineapple and Cauliflower

Thursday, August 10, 2017
If you love Asian style foods or have had Chicken and broccoli Asian style this one is totally amazing and over the top Asian Chicken Pineapple and Cauliflower Recipe!

Asian Chicken Pineapple and Cauliflower


Loaded Zucchini Pizza Bites

Monday, August 7, 2017
Loaded zucchini pizza bites are the perfect solution for a dieter. You will have a low carb delicious appetizer that you can adapt any way you like.
 Loaded zucchini bites are also a great party appetizer and snack late in the evening instead of unhealthy snack foods.

You can make them a whole meal depending on the many kinds of toppings you choose. Whether all vegetarian or meat lover, this is a pizza tasting sensation of the summer!


Italian Cannoli Filled Cupcakes

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Italian Cannoli Filled Cupcakes are a favorite ricotta cheese filled baked cupcake. It's an Italian delicious decadent filling. I make them for gatherings and special events. These are the most requested cupcakes I make.


Whole Wheat Blueberry Scones

Saturday, August 5, 2017
I am doing my best to cook healthier low carb foods now, especially since my youngest son was diagnosed with diabetes. 

Whole Wheat Blueberry Scones

I have been adapting older recipes and using whole wheat flour and less sugar. These whole wheat blueberry scones came out great unless you are a sugar fanatic but scones aren't sweet to begin with. These are tender and great with morning coffee or a cup a tea. I think as an afternoon snack they would awesome. 

Ham and Egg Cups

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
If you want a quick easy breakfast, without the bread you've found it! These Ham and Egg Cups are perfect for the meat and egg lovers!

this is sliced deli ham using it as the base for a cupcake quiche .There is a baked eggs in the center of the ham and baked for an all in one breakfast brunch