Monday, December 21, 2015

5 of My Most Popular Recipes in 2015

Looking back over the year, I realized I have posted many fewer recipes than in previous years. I have to admit to doing less experimenting in my own kitchen than I have in the past, and have been enjoying favorites that are already created, way more often.

Here are 5 of the most popular recipes I posted this year. Not only were they viewed, and Pinned quite often, they are dishes that I like to make over and over again myself... so I am going to highlight them here for you, so that you can check them out for yourself if you missed them the first time around.

They are all gluten freen,  and grain free. They may contain eggs or egg whites.  Where I call for a particular brand, use your own favorite version.  I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do myself!

In no particular order...


Low Carb Revolution Rolls



High Protein Waffles


Ultimate English Muffin



High Fibre Egg White Muffins



PB2 and Banana Waffles



What was your favorite new dish this year?  

Do you experiment in your kitchen or do you stick with the tried and true?


Friday, December 04, 2015

The Captain's 3 Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

I don't do a lot of baking anymore, but when the festive season rolls around, it just seems that it is a natural to get out some of The Captain's favorite old cookie recipes and crank up the oven.  These 3 cookies are the ones that I know bring the biggest smile to his face... all delicious and each one just a wee bit special!

His 3 Favorite Holiday Cookies


I have tried all three of these recipes with gluten-free all purpose flour and so can recommend you use that if gluten is an issue for you or your cookie monsters...   Otherwise, just follow these recipes as given... you will not be disappointed. I promise!

Here's the lineup...


Kim's Ginger Crack Cookies


I am not sure where the CRACK in the name of this cookie comes from... CRACK because you cannot stop eating them or CRACK because the batter cracks as it bakes... either way, they are a wonderful light molasses ginger cookie.  if you only make one cookie this Holiday Season, this is the one!

Lemon Snowballs


This is a fun little short-bread like ball that goes so nicely with a cup of hot tea or even cocoa. It is surprising light, too.  And honestly, they melt in your mouth...you won't break the calorie budget with these so if you are looking for something not too sweet, this one's for you!

Sugar-Crusted Ginger Cookies


These scrumptious crispy cookies have small chunks of candied ginger inside. MMMM.  Just the thing for a true ginger lover and they are an easy icebox cookie.... that means you just roll up the dough, let it cool in the fridge, then slice and bake.  Just right for the baker who doesn't like to mess around!


So, are you a Holiday Baker, too?  

What is your favorite Festive Cookie?


Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Favorite Fall Soups... My Current Top 5

It's soup weather at my house!  The best thing about the changing temperatures... getting cooler... is that I start to really enjoy those foods that I tend to think of as Fall Favorites.  You know what I mean... soups, stews, chilis... and it's time to get the slow cooker out of storage, too.

I have so many Fall soups in my lineup and I find it quite difficult to pick out just a few to call favorites, but these all have something a bit unique about them and are different fromo some others that you may find on Pinterest or by Googling so I want to highlight them here and share them with you.


5 Favorite Fall Soups @WeCanBegin2Feed


Some are vegetarian, some are not, but all of them are gluten free and of course, delicious!  If you want, replace the chicken/turkey stock in any of these recipes with a veggie broth, or even plain water. The spices will take care of the flavor!

Here is the lineup.... in no particular order... with links to the original blog posts where you will find the story behind the soup, and of course, the recipe!  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do at our house.  Just click on the picture to find the link.


Roasted Red Pepper Soup
(with instructions as to how to roast red peppers in your oven)

Roasted Red Pepper Soup



Spicy Carrot and Butternut Squash Soup


Spicy Carrot and Butternut Squash Soup


Better Than Noodle Chicken Soup

Better Thank Noodle Chicken Soup


Cauliflower and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Cauliflower and Roasted Red Pepper Soup


Curried Coconut Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Coconut Sweet Potato Soup

What is your favorite Fall soup ingredient?