Lauren’s Pancakes & Pizza Crust Recipes

Wow. Really? Lauren has always rocked it out at her Lyme's Disease site (check it out!), but when she emailed me the other day to share this incredible recipe, I couldn't wait to share it with you. Seriously. so few ingredients make something pretty … [Read more...]

Broccomole & Creamy Salsa Dip Recipes

Who's ready for the weekend? As we clear our TV rooms out for the crowds, refuse to wash your “good luck jerseys” (admit it) and stock up on food and drinks for your favorite crowds, it can only mean one thing – Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Pecan Apple Topping

While this recipe is lower sugar, since you are likely adding no sugar in ingredient form, apples, themselves, contain natural sugars. … [Read more...]

Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

Looking for a fun way to stuff your face? Or to stuff your mushrooms? Why not stuff both? It's not like you stuff your bra. Right? Hey, so long as you take the tissue out of the box first. … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Thickeners

Hi there! I'm trying something a little different at Your Lighter Side. You told me that you want to see more helpful "cooking lessons, substitutions and tips."  This feature is meant to help with everything from cooking hacks, to kitchen … [Read more...]

Easy Sugar-Free Caramel Sauce

This caramel recipe is adapted slightly from a Betty Crocker caramel recipe, and it is the most [erfect caramel sauce I have ever had, either high or low-carb. I hope you give it a try! It is super-simple to make. Let me know how you use your … [Read more...]

5 Low-carb Girl Scout cookies recipes

Unleash the hounds! The time of year is upon us. As those cute little girls in their uniforms spill out across America, tempting you with their adorable dimples and their sweet wares in the form of boxed crack: Girl Scout Cookies, those all-too … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Powdered Milk Substitute

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Mushroom Sauce

Hello, everyone! How about a super-fast, delicious mushroom sauce recipe? … [Read more...]

Crunchy Pizza Trail Mix

Two of the things you mentioned were easy to pack snacks for the road and more, savory foods. Your weesh is my commando. … [Read more...]

Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix

Hi there! It is so cold outside, I changed gears. … [Read more...]

Easy Daikon Hashed Browns

Hashed browns are a wondrous addition to breakfast. Unfortunately, potatoes for many of us aren't an option. I know when I have them, I get what my good friend Amy calls "Potato Puff" (a clever, alliterative way of saying that they make me bloat like … [Read more...]

Just Like Velveeta Fudge

Fudge. "Oh, fudge!" Once the battle cry of Ralphie (well, that's what the censors let us hear in "A Christmas Story"), this is a call to chocolaty arms from hungry cocoa bean lovers everywhere who want to know, "Why the F...udge is there … [Read more...]

Make Sugar-Free Powdered Confectionery Sugar

How would you make your own sugar-free confectionery (aka powdered) sugar? … [Read more...]

Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cheesecake

I love autumn. As a little girl in Wisconsin, I played in the bounty of crunchy, multi-colored leaves, having always treasured seeing the difference in foliage. As an adult in Colorado, I enjoy feeling the crispness in the air, not mowing my lawn, … [Read more...]