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Sugar-free BBQ Sauce Recipe

The world's best sugar-free, gluten-free, low carb, healthy BBQ sauce - This simple, easy, homemade recipe has no added sugars (not even honey) and features apple cider vinegar, chili powder, and liquid smoke for the familiar flavor you love. The spices work well for any meat.

I am talking a lot about food this week, not for any reason in particular.  I know it’s a departure from my normal Christian content, but we all eat, so I thought I’d share some of the good things we’ve been eating recently.  Since my bariatric surgery, I have followed a very strict sugar-free, very low carb diet. I don’t eat anything with added sugar at all, and very few things with natural sugars (some yogurt and tomato sauce, for example, but only if there’s no added sugar).  I have always loved barbecue sauce, and losing that was a real … Read more

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Who doesn’t love hot fudge? Is there anyone out there? I for one adore hot fudge, and I worked really hard on this recipe to get it just right. This recipe is simple to prepare and ready in less than 15 minutes. You’re going to love it! Print Recipe Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Course Condiment, Dessert, Gluten-free Servings Ingredients 1 cup butter1/3 cup cocoa powder unsweetened2 cups sugar12 oz evaporated milk1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips Course Condiment, Dessert, Gluten-free Servings Ingredients 1 cup butter1/3 cup cocoa powder unsweetened2 cups sugar12 oz evaporated milk1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups semi-sweet chocolate … Read more

Healthy Fruit Snacks Recipe

When I was a little kid, I had the same thing in my lunch every single day: a ham and cheese sandwich with Miracle Whip, a package of fruity snacks, a cookie, and a juice box. I never remember anything else. My kids, too, are totally enamored with fruity snacks. They love them. So, when Juicy Juice® asked me to make a recipe from their website using their juice, I knew I would make their homemade fruit snacks recipe. Total no brainer. This recipe is super easy with only two ingredients. You do have to let it refrigerate for at … Read more

Handmade Valentine’s Day Ideas, Gifts, and Activities

I know that Christmas is barely behind us (we still have our tree up since Epiphany was this week), but I am already looking forward to Valentine’s Day. I love the hearts and the kisses and the love that oozes from everyone during the weeks leading up to that day. And also, Joe gave me a Pandora bracelet for Christmas, and I’m excited to get a new bead for it. ha. Anyway, here are lots of ideas for Valentine Suncatchers Invitation to Make Valentines (an open-ended craft) Fortune Cookie Valentines (with a free printable) Foods to Make for Your Valentine (includes … Read more

Chocolate Orange Hand Scrub Recipe

Chocolate Orange Hand Scrub Recipe

We had a pamper yourself day at MOPS last week. There were stations set up around the room with massage chairs and nail polish and assorted paraphernalia. One of the areas was a craft station where we made hand scrubs. I’m not a hand scrub kind of person. I think I still have two salt scrubs that I bought for myself in my teen years. Or maybe I purged them in the last great bathroom decluttering. Probably the latter. At any rate, I was pretty excited to make a scrub and give it to my mother, whose skin has been … Read more

How to Make Applesauce in the CrockPot

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I learned how to make applesauce years ago, and I marveled at how easy it is. I love to make applesauce, and the crockpot makes it especially easy. Seriously. You start it and then you walk away for some hours. I actually forgot about my applesauce this time, allowing it to cook all afternoon and overnight. When I remembered it the next day, it had gotten a little closer to apple butter than apple sauce, but it still tasted great. Unless you let it cook wildly too long (like days), you don’t have to worry about burning applesauce when you … Read more