Low Carb Gluten Free Cloud Bread

Low Carb Gluten Free Cloud Bread

As many of you know, I was diagnosed several years back as having prediabetes. I was able to get my numbers in the normal range by just making sure I cut back on sugar and didn’t eat carbs alone. However, a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling horrible. We had a very busy couple of months and had been eating out a lot and I’d been eating a lot of prepared and junky foods.

It is hard to explain how you feel when your blood sugar is high unless you’ve experienced it. The best way I can describe it is that feeling you get when you’ve gone 48 hours without sleep and you almost feel like you’re out of your own body. It is an almost dizzy, but not quite feeling. I immediately went home and took my blood sugar because it was the same feeling I’d had when I went to the doctor a few years back and found out it was running high.

Sure enough, it was about 150 that day, which isn’t crazy but is much higher than it should have been two hours after eating. I’ve met diabetes before. It runs on both sides of my family. It hurt my grandfather and he didn’t live long. It then attacked a cousin and he died from complications of it at a young age. I also don’t like medications. I prefer not to take any if I can help it and I sure don’t want to be on some of the diabetic ones that can cause some serious side effects.

So, I immediately cut all the refined carbs and starches out of my diet. I am currently only eating lean meats, berries, non-starchy veggies, healthy fats, nuts, and seeds. I may later add in some legumes but not just yet. I am also exercising every day.

My blood sugar is back down to almost normal, but is still running high in the mornings. I think, over time, that number will come back down, too. 

The one thing I miss so much is being able to have bread. So, when I saw Sugar-Free Mom’s recipe for cloud bread, I knew I had to give it a try. My picture of how mine turned out is at the top of this page. The screenshot of her web page with the recipe is below. Notice how mine is much rounder like a loaf of bread? It did fall and look just like her picture as it started to cool.

Screenshot of sugarfreemom.com
Screenshot of sugarfreemom.com

Now, I was a little worried because you have to create a non-sweet meringue to fold in. I have never been abI am thrilled to be able to add this bread (some people make it as rolls, but I want to do some bread things with it). I’m going to try:

  • Cloud bread grilled cheese
  • French toast with cloud bread
  • Sandwiches
  • Pizza crust out of thin cloud bread
  • Toast with my eggs

I hope you’re as excited as I am about cloud bread. Give Sugar Free Mom’s recipe a try.

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Easy Taco Soup Supreme

Easy Taco Soup Supreme

If you’re like me, when cold weather hits, you are looking for something you can cook that is warm, filling, and tasty. You can only cook so much chili before everyone is tired of it. I was recently inspired to try taco soup after a lady at my church served it at a women’s meeting. However, the recipes I found online for it called for ingredients I didn’t have on hand. You know me… I decided to just make up my own recipe and call it “Easy Taco Soup Supreme” and see how it turned out. It was amazingly delicious and filling and will be a new favorite for my family. Continue reading Easy Taco Soup Supreme

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Super Easy French Bread

Super Easy French Bread

French bread is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. This bread goes perfect with pasta or soup. However, making it takes forever. I like to make my own bread when I can to control the ingredients, limit the sugar in it, and use whole ingredients.

Please pardon my photos. They aren’t the best in the world and I cut the bread in half to make sure the center was done before snapping the pictures. It was done and delicious, by the way.

I started to look for a solution to bake my own French bread without having to knead it, let it rise, punch it down, knead some more. That’s so much work and this isn’t the 1950s.

Here is the recipe I came up with based on my old recipe books, some trial and error and looking at other bread machine recipes I had on hand. The result was a tasty, simple bread that paired perfectly with our dinner.

Super Easy French Bread
Author: Crabby Housewife
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour can use bread flour if that is what you have on hand
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
Instructions
  1. Add flour to your bread machine baking insert.
  2. Make a small crater in the center of the flour and pour yeast packet inside.
  3. Sprinkle sugar on top of yeast.
  4. Add salt and baking powder around outside edge of crater.
  5. Pour water on top and set bread machine to "dough" setting.
  6. When bread machine is finished, divide dough in half and shape into long, narrow loaves.
  7. Cover and let rise 60-90 minutes more.
  8. Bake at 450-degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes (about 20 in a gas oven and about 25 in electric) or until crust is golden brown.
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Unique Christmas Cookie Roundup

Unique Christmas Cookie Roundup

Looking for some unique Christmas cookies to bake this year? Whether you want to make up a tray as a gift, take them to an office party, or simply enjoy them with your family, these cookies will make a lasting impression.

Elsa’s Frozen Fractal Sugar Cookies

two sisters crafting

Do you have a few Disney “Frozen” fans in your house? These cookies bring the movie to life in a unique way. They’re so pretty, even those who aren’t fans (do people like that exist?) will love these cookies. They were created by Two Sisters Crafting.

Lemon Pistachio Wreaths

martha stewart

Martha Stewart never fails to deliver when it comes to elegant foods and decor. These lemon pistachio wreaths have a unique flavor and are elegant enough for the fanciest luncheon or cookie exchange.

Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

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Betters Homes and Gardens brings you this video that shows how to make these adorable cookies. All you need is a basic cookie base, some vanilla frosting and candy.

Cherry Snowballs

taste of home

Taste of Home offers up this delectable recipe. Cherry snowballs are not only cute, they are delicious. They are also pretty simple to make, so you can whip up a huge batch of them to add to cookie trays or as a gift all their own.

Peppermint Meringues

epicurious

Epicurious offers up these peppermint meringues. If you’re looking for cookies you can adapt and make a bit lighter, these are them. Light, fluffy and filled with Christmas flavor, these will be a favorite with your family and friends.

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Roundup of Cute Halloween Treats for Parties

Roundup of Cute Halloween Treats for Parties

If you’re planning to host a Halloween party, or you want to create some treats for a gathering, class party, or other event, these recipes offer some unique takes on taking food decorating to the next level.

Kings Hawaiian Mummy Melts

mummy melts
Kings Hawaiian has a cute idea for making some pepperoni melts that are tasty little pizza bites perfect for snacks for any gathering. Most people enjoy pizza, so this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Serve them warm. Click on the subhead above to get the recipe.

Hot Dog Mummies

hot dog mummies
Listotic creates a whole new take on pigs in a blanket with these hot dog wraps that look like miniature mummies.

Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins

banana ghosts
If you’re looking for a healthy treat to send to school, these banana ghosts and clementine pumpkins offer a unique way to send in healthy foods and still entice the kids to eat them. I think One Little Project is brilliant in creating this fun fruit treat.

Coffin Bread Loaf Dip

bread coffin
Need a container for your dip? This cute coffin is made from a loaf of unsliced bread. Finish the look with a plastic skeleton. You could also spread bits of bread around the base for people to eat with the dip, so you’ll need two loaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Veggie Trays

halloween veggie trays
Tip Junkie has some super cute ideas for how to arrange veggies for holiday themes, including a skeleton veggie tray and a jack-o-lantern themed tray.

Frankenstein Halloween Marshmallow Pops

frankenstein pops
Just a Taste has a cute idea for taking plain marshmallows, adding chocolate coating and turning them into mini Frankensteins.

These are a few of our favorites for Halloween treats. They’re creative, delicious and the instructions are simple enough that you can whip these dishes up in a few minutes.

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