Monthly Archives: March 2012

Apple Cobbler


After joining an organic coop and receiving several apples in the box, my sons asked  for a cobbler  late that night.  Yes, that’s why I need sugar free desserts because I am constantly making the fully loaded for my six foot plus sons and husband who can eat and eat and never gain a thing.   The funny thing is I had planned on taking a bath while the cobbler cooled and then take pictures for the post.  I prepared it, baked it, took it out of the oven to cool, took a bath and then…


Apple Cobbler


4        Gala Apples Sliced Thin (remove skins if you like)

1        Stick Butter

1        Cup Flour

1        Cup Sugar

1        Cup Milk

2        Teaspoons Baking Powder

1         Teaspoon Vanilla

Sugar and Cinnamon to Sprinkle


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Spray 9×13 baking dish.  Add whole stick of butter and melt in oven.  Remove and add apples, spreading out in dish with butter.  Mix batter and pour over apples.  Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes or until browned.  Remove and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top if desired.  Serve with ice cream.


Low Carb Cheesecake With Strawberry Sauce


With Splenda and Philadelphia Cream Cheese, you have a cheesecake with 6.7 grams of carbs per serving in eight slices total.  If you are losing weight on a low carb diet like me and you bake for non-dieters like me it’s good to have something quick and easy to curb the sugar cravings.

Low Carb Sugar Free Cheesecake With Strawberry Sauce


3         Eight Ounce Packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese

3         Large Eggs

1 1/3 Cups Splenda

1          Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

1          Teaspoon Almond Extract

1/2      Cup Sour Cream* (You can add this for creamy texture or leave out)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat cream cheese bars until creamy.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Beat.  Pour into pie dish sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 35 minutes.

Strawberry Sauce

One small container strawberries.  Wash and remove tops.  Use food processor or blender to puree.  Add 1/3 cup Splenda or to taste.

Introducing…The Girls!


Please allow me to introduce the girls…all eight of them! (They go in and out of the garage through the side door located inside the house.  I’m serious, there is a doorway into the garage from the house.  They use the windows, too, for escaping.  This was my play house when I was a little girl.  My sister’s kids and mine played with it.)

“Really, are you joking?” That’s what Catie thinks.  She has been the “only girl” and not taking this too well.

We bought pairs and they tend to stay with their sister.  I have no idea what I am doing.  My plan is to love them, feed them and take their eggs.  My vision for them is that they will be exceptional chickens knowing their names, potty trained at an early age and cleaning up after themselves in no time at all.

Moving closer, Catie seems really disgusted, “I’m not gonna put up with this.”  You may see something else but I know her and she is possessive, territorial and does not share.  In fact, having taught preschool, I know that she would not receive the ‘plays well with others’ star on her chart.  I knew it, a few minutes later some of the girls escaped from their yard and Catie had one in her mouth.  You should have heard all the chirp, Chirp, CHIRP, CHIRP!!  They told on her, “you’re gonna get it now, sister.”  (No photos of this because I had to throw the camera down and get the baby.  Although, Catie was holding it ever so gently, by the wing,  with a perplexed ‘what now?’ look on her face.)

“This is not working out for me.  How about you?”


It’s the end of the day so out of the play yard and into the box with the heater.    As you probably noticed, they’ll work on cleaning up after themselves tomorrow. Good night girls.