If You Like Piña Coladas, and Being in Quarantine….

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I’m in a New York (Cheesecake) State of Mind….

Having lived in New York for my entire life, I’ve always known that there are a few certain inexorable things that come with being a New Yorker: a snarky attitude, a large roster of four letter words, a love of REAL apples and cheesecake. Real, honest to goodness cheesecake. The dense, creamy decadence that all…

9 out of 10 People Love Chocolate. The 10th person is a liar…

“My wife said, ‘Take me in your arms and whisper something soft and sweet.’ I said, ‘chocolate fudge.’” – Tommy Cooper Chocolate. As a woman, I have a specific love for this nectar of the gods. And while hormones definitely play a role in some chocolate cravings, it’s also been proven that there are other…

It’s So Fluffy, I’m Gonna Die!

Want to make your head explode? I have come up with a recipe for cheesecake that is both dense AND fluffy at once. /Pause for gasp/ That’s right, folks!… Okay, but in all seriousness, I think I figured it out! One of the main characteristics of a traditional New York style cheesecake is that it…

Pe-can you give me a slice of your time?

Low Carb Pecan Pie. The (in my opinion) ULTIMATE Christmas recipe to be tackled! I LOVE pecan pie, but I haven’t had it in years due to the fact that it’s sugar, sugar and more sugar. However, I had a request to come up with a good low carb recipe for one this year, so…

Low Carb PB Cup, I eat you up. Let’s have a Party!

While making various baked goods the other day I was thinking of ways to incorporate some of my new favorite bariatric products into recipes. One of my favorite products that was new in 2019 is ZenEvo Protein Cups. I already included their Cookies and Cream cups in the White Hot Chocolate recipe I recently posted,…

Party (Mix) on, Wayne!

For many of us, this time of year not only includes a lot of sweets and baked goods, but an old familiar friend of a snack: Chex Party Mix™. If you’re on a low carb diet of any kind, this snack is, unfortunately, anything but a friend. While you may think that making something consisting…

It’s White Hot (chocolate, that is)…

So it’s that time of year when we all want the warm foods. Whether you live in a place that gets lots of snow or a place that rarely sees temperatures below 60°F, it just seems to be a universal thing (okay, I can’t really speak for people in the southern hemisphere). Having weight loss…

Talk to the hand, ’cause it’s full of granola!

You read right, granola on a blog dedicated to bariatric friendly life! This granola is special though; it’s entirely grain-free and low carb! One of the biggest things I’ve found lacking in my diet since I first had bariatric surgery is texture. Everything is so mushy! If I want that crispy crunch, it’s either really…

One time, in Summer (camp?)

Here in Central New York, it’s finally starting to look like Summer. Thanks to a fairly tame winter, we have had an extremely wet and cloudy Spring. There’s no guarantee that Summer will be the same, but if we follow the climatological trends that CNY is known to follow, then I’ll be do more umbrella…