Loaded Pimento Dip

This loaded pimento cheese spread is simple to make and perfect for a holiday party. Or for an afternoon Real Housewives marathon. Let’s eat.

Loaded pimento cheese spread:

4 oz cream cheese

1/3 cup mayo

1/3 cup chopped bacon

4 oz drained pimento

8 oz shredded sharp cheese

McCormick garlic ranch, onion powder and Redmond Real Salt to taste.

Quick and easy. And you can’t beat a good dip.

Mix, chill, and eat.


Drop It Like It’s “TOT” casserole


One of my favorite keto discoveries. Super simple and versatile, and in this instance – the bulk of the recipe.

1 bag of riced cauliflower (Green Giant) steamed and cooled

1 egg

1 cup of shredded cheese

1 tsp of mustard

Salt and pepper

1 tbsp of heavy cream

Mix all of your ingredients, scoop into a mini muffin pan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Then raise temp to 425 and bake another 5 minutes.

Cheeseburger mixture:

1 pound of cooked ground beef

4 oz of cream cheese

1 small can of chopped green chilies (optional – we like the spice)

1/3 cup of sour cream

1 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese

Salt, pepper and McCormick’s Garlic ranch (all seasonings are to taste, I don’t measure)

Mix all of the ingredients on low heat until melted.


1. Spray an 8×8 square pan.

2. Layer your cauli-tots, the meat mixture, top with more shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Repeat layers.

3. Bake for 25 minutes at 350.



Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

1 pound of chicken tenders (cut in to bite sized pieces)

1/2 cup of Swerve brown sugar

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp paprika

1 pound of bacon (cut in half)


1. Cut chicken tenders into bite size pieces.

2. Mix brown sugar and seasonings (to taste).

3. Roll chicken in the mixture and then wrap in 1/2 piece of bacon. Place seam down on a foil lined pan.

4. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350, then flip chicken pieces over and bake for another 10.



Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

1 package Great Low Carb rotini pasta (cooked and cooled) – I buy my Great Low Carb from Amazon, check for deals!

2 cups sliced dill pickles

8 oz diced Colby jack cheese

4 tbsp fresh dill


1 cup @dukes_mayonnaise

1/3 cup sour cream

1/2 cup pickle juice

Seasoning – I used McCormick’s garlic ranch, salt, and pepper.

Right before serving, I added chopped bacon and extra dill. Let’s eat.



Green Bean Casserole

With meal prepped ground beef on Sunday, this meal is ready in under 30 minutes. It’s perfect for a holiday get together or for a day when you’re wearing your pants inside out. Let’s eat.

8 oz (cooked) ground beef

1 can of green beans (drained)

4 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup shredded cheese

4 tbsp fried onions

Salt, pepper, garlic.

Mix all the ingredients, leaving out 2 tbsp of the fried onions. Bake in a sprayed 8 x 8 dish for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Remove the pan from the oven and add remaining 2 tbsp of onions. Bake an additional 5-7 minutes until the top is crispy.


Hoosier Ham Balls

This is a holiday favorite in our house. But it also works for days of the week where you want to strut a little in the kitchen.

2 cups of ham (I used bone-in ham leftovers from the freezer) chopped in the food processor

1 lb ground pork

2 eggs

3/4 cup of parm

1/4 cup tomato sauce

1 tbsp Swerve brown sugar ( use what you have, but this one is my favorite. Hands down

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

To taste – Onion powder, ground mustard, salt, pepper and a smidge paprika.

Mix and form balls. I baked these for 20 minutes at 350. Brushed them with sauce (@sbrbbq no sugar sauce and Swerve brown sugar. Baked 10 minutes.