🍔Keto Big Mac Skillet with Special’s so tasty!! 
Printable recipe linked in my bio!
Another recipe from the archives.. Low Carb Hushpuppies  are one of my favorite recipes I have ever made. 😍 Have you tried them?
The recipe is linked in my profile.
This is a very popular recipe I shared years ago! 
Low-carb flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bars🍪🍫 You can also make them with almond butter. 
Printable recipe linked in my bio.🎉
Dill Pickle Chopped Salad😍 
Do you love dill pickles? I do!  This is my homemade version of the popular bagged salad found at Costco and grocery stores. 
Recipe linked in my bio.
Let’s Celebrate is here! 🎉 Thank you to everyone who preordered! 💗 It’s now available on Amazon and in bookstores. There’s 5 signed copies at Barnes & Noble Nashville/Cool Springs. 📚
Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Pasta🤩

Recipe linked in my bio
Mocha protein collagen shake🥤High protein-low carb.
This is my favorite protein shake!  Coffee ice cubes are key to keeping it from tasting watered down. 

These are the exact ingredients I used in mine. You can customize it using different flavors or brands.
1 cup coffee ice cubes 
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop quest chocolate protein powder 
1 scoop vital proteins chocolate collagen 
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder 

Blend and enjoy!😊
🧁 Have you preordered my new book? Don’t forget to claim your bonus recipes! We’re less than 2 weeks away from the release of Let’s Celebrate!  This offer goes away after the release of the book.  Email your receipt to 

Link to preorder in my bio!  Also check out my my other books, Southern Keto and Southern Keto: Beyond the Basics.
Let’s make Pecan Toffee!🍫🎄
This rich and buttery homemade toffee makes a thoughtful Christmas gift! #sponsored
I know what you’re thinking, who has time to make homemade candy for gift giving?  Your to-do list is probably a mile long this busy holiday season. With just 4-ingredients, Pecan Toffee is simple make!  I make my toffee with toasted pecans.  Don’t skip this part.  Toasting the pecans in the oven gives them a good crunch and intensifies their nutty flavor.  I used @wholeearthsweetener Granulated Allulose (with other sweeteners) Baking Blend to keep it zero sugar and keto friendly. #betteryourbaking
Pecan Toffee
1 cup unsalted pecan halves
1 cup salted butter, cubed
1 cup @wholeearthsweetener Granulated Aullose (with other sweeteners) Baking Blend
1 cup sugar free chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)
Chopped pecans, for garnish
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Spread the pecans in a single layer on top of the parchment paper.
2. Bake the pecans for 10 minutes.  Set aside to cool.
3. Add the butter and sweetener to a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan.  Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan.  
4. Melt the butter and sweetener over medium heat, stirring often.  Continue stirring until it boils and turns golden brown. This should take 10-15 minutes.  When the thermometer reaches 300 degrees remove from the heat and carefully pour the toffee mixture evenly over the pecans.
5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee. When the chocolate begins to melt use a spatula to smooth the chocolate evenly over the top.  Garnish with chopped pecans.  
6. Let the toffee cool at room temperature for 20 minutes. Place it in the refrigerator to continue to harden for 2 hours.  Cut or break into pieces and enjoy!
A festive eggnog flavored coffee I always make for myself this time of year. 🎄☕️

2 tablespoons almond milk 
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon rum extract 
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8teaspoon nutmeg 
1/8 tsp cinnamon 
Sweetener of choice 

*Use whatever milk you prefer. I like the combination of almond milk and heavy cream because of how well it froths. 

#coffee #latte #eggnog #nespresso
Today I’m sharing a recipe from my new book!  The recipe for this delicious sausage corn chowder is linked in my profile. 💕
Don’t come for me, it is low carb! 

Let’s Celebrate releases January 10, 2023
You can preorder today! Bonus recipes coming soon for those who preorder. 📚
CLOSED—winners notified 
It’s GIVEAWAY time! 🎉📚
5 winners will be chosen to receive my 3rd book! 

To enter: 
Follow me & like this post.
Tag 2 friends & share this post. 

The winners will be chosen Monday. 
Stay tuned for more giveaways! We are a little over 4 weeks away from the release of Let’s Celebrate! You can preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Target and Walmart.
Good morning 💗  Is there anything cozier than drinking your coffee by the lights of the Christmas tree.
I must confess, mornings like this make me miss my kids living at home even more. Empty nest mamas, talk to me.. it’s hard isn’t it? You never think you’ll miss rushing around on a Saturday morning for an early soccer game, only to realize that the uniform didn’t get washed and it’s your turn to bring the snacks! 🤦‍♀️😂 You want more than anything for your kids to thrive, be happy and find their path. It’s what we pray for.  I try not to dwell on those feeling of sadness but they do sneak in. I’m looking forward to our Christmas plans and having my family under the same roof. ❤️
My 3rd book came today! 🥹 I wasn’t expecting my copy for a couple more weeks!  Let’s Celebrate releases on January 10th. You can preorder it today! I worked so hard on this book. I can’t wait to show you more. 💛
I’m still loving fall and pumpkin desserts.🍁 
I’ve partnered with @wholeearthsweetener to bring you these delicious Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins! They’re dipped in melted butter and coated in a cinnamon sweet mixture. For the sweetener I used zero sugar, keto friendly Whole Earth Erythritol & Monk Fruit. You can purchase it in-store at Costco. 🛒
These little muffins are so easy to make and melt in your mouth good!

1 cup finely ground almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1⁄2 cup Whole Earth Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener 
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1⁄2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1⁄4 cup oil
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sweet Mixture
1/3 cup Whole Earth Erythritol & Monk fruit Sweetener 1 tablespoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a mini muffin pan.
2. In a large bowl combine the almond flour, coconut flour,
sweetener, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt
3. In a medium bowl whisk together the pumpkin, egg, oil,
heavy cream and vanilla. Fold the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
4. Scoop batter into muffin cups about 2/3 full. Makes 18-20 muffins.
5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in the pan.
6. Place melted butter in a small bowl. Stir together the sweetener and cinnamon in a small bowl. Carefully dip muffins into the melted butter then roll them in the cinnamon mixture.

I have been compensated by Whole Earth Sweetener Co., LLC, maker of Whole Earth sweeteners, for my participation in this campaign.
#wholeearthpartner #BetterYourBaking
Our little Tennessee tree🎄🧡🤍
Cheesecake with a pecan almond flour crust💗
This is from the archives! I shared this popular recipe years ago and it’s in my first book.  As requested, I updated the recipe on the website so you can print it. 🎉
Have you made my cheesecake? 

The full recipe is in Southern Keto and on my website
CLOSED— the winner is @mom2jorcon Congratulations!
Thank you so much to everyone who entered and shared what you’re thankful for.. it was such a blessing to read your heartfelt responses!❤️
HomeGoods $100 gift card giveaway🤍
‼️Beware of scammer accounts that impersonate people who host giveaways! I will not DM you and ask you to pay for anything! 

Now that that’s out of the way.. I haven’t done a giveaway in a long time! HomeGoods is one of my favorite stores. I buy a lot of the dishes and props for my recipe photography from there. 1 winner will receive a $100 gift card from HomeGoods and my cookbooks. To enter, comment and tell me what you’re thankful for. 💕

This isn’t sponsored.
🥒Trader Joe’s 3 ingredient dill pickle dip.. 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup chopped pickles and 1 tablespoon TJ’s pickle seasoning. So good!😍

If you can’t find the seasoning I have a homemade dill pickle recipe on my website,
Taco Pizza🌮
Does anyone remember back when Pizza Hut had taco pizza? It was my favorite!  We had some leftover taco meat so I decided to make one with a fathead crust. I topped it with Quest chips. We ate it with sour cream, jalapeños and black olives. So good!
But they’re so cozy🥰🐾 

#dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #dogstagram #aussie #australianshepherd #labmix #seniordog #seniordogsofinstagram #emptynestdogs #dogslife
Did anyone else eat buttered noodles when they were growing up?🙋‍♀️ I made these with hearts of palm noodles and they’re delicious!  You can find them at most grocery stores these days. I cooked them in butter and garlic. Add Parmesan, salt and pepper to taste. I like to put some crushed red pepper flakes on mine.
He’s 15 and she’s 3, so there’s that. 😂❤️
Air Fried Artichokes dipped in garlic aioli 😍
Drain a jar of marinated artichokes and toss them in a generous amount of grated Parmesan. Air fry 400 for 12 minutes.

Garlic aioli 
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
I’ve watched several videos. From what I’ve gathered so far, I need to get it dialed in and buy a coffee scale. Do I really need that? Any other tips? Did you see how I was going to try the latte art and changed my mind mid pour?😂 

#brevilletouch #brevilleespressomachine #brevilleespresso #brevillebarista #breville #espresso #flatwhite #coffee #espressomachine
Fall Spiced Sangria 🍁
The temperatures have dipped but sangria season isn’t over! I’ve partnered with @wholeearthsweetener to bring you this fall inspired sangria. It starts with a cinnamon flavored simple syrup made with zero sugar, keto friendly Whole Earth Stevia Leaf & Monk Fruit with Erythritol Sweetener. Serve it in a cinnamon sweet rimmed glass for a special touch.🍷

Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1/4 cup Whole Earth Stevia Leaf & Monk Fruit with Erythritol Sweetener 
4 cinnamon apple tea bags
3 cinnamon sticks 
1 teaspoon orange extract 

1 cup blackberries 
2 cinnamon sticks
1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine 
1/2 cup spiced rum
2 (12-ounce) cans orange sparkling water 

For glass rim 
1/4 cup Whole Earth Stevia Leaf & Monk Fruit with Erythritol Sweetener
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
Lemon or lime wedges 

Cinnamon sticks 
Rosemary sprigs 

1. In a small sauce pan combine the water. Bring it to a simmer until the sweetener melts. Stir in the tea bags, cinnamon sticks and orange extract. Remove from heat and let it completely cool and strain. 
2. Put the simple syrup in a pitcher. Add the blackberries, wine and rum. Stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 
3. When ready to serve, stir in the sparking water.
4. Stir together the sweetener and cinnamon. Rim the glass with a lemon or lime wedge. Dip the rim of the glass in the mixture to coat the rim. Add ice and pour in the sangria. Garnish with blackberries, a cinnamon stick and rosemary. Enjoy!

I have been compensated by Whole Earth Sweetener Co., LLC, maker of Whole Earth sweeteners, for my participation in this campaign.
#betteryourbevi #wholeearthpartner #sponsored
Our 24th anniversary was this week. He’s the best.🥰
😍Shishito Peppers dipped in ranch and a beautiful view.🌴
Let’s Celebrate is my newest book.💐 It releases January 10th, 2023 and is available for preorder today!  It’s a fun book that includes planning tips, themed menus, 115 recipes, a brunch chapter, drinks, appetizers & bites, main dishes, soups & salads and desserts. 

I want to thank Erika @evolvecreativestudio Rachael @mweventsknoxville for their work on the photo shoot for Let’s Celebrate! They are both impressively talented and so kind. I highly recommend them for all of your photography and event planning needs! Thank you to Rachael for hosting in your beautiful home.  And for event and party rentals I recommend @aopartyrentals 💕

Last but not least, thank you to my beautiful daughter for always doing a great job on my makeup. 😘
These aren’t new but still one of my favorites. 🌮
Microwave provolone cheese slices on parchment paper for 1 min 45 sec.  Fold and let cool.
I think I’m ready to upgrade to a semi automatic espresso machine. ☕️ Nespresso is nice but I don’t love this one as much as my old one that used the smaller pods. I gave that one to my mom and it’s still going strong. 

This is how I make my mocha. 1/4 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon hwc, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, sweetener of choice.
And yes, my dogs are allowed to sit on the sofas. 🤗
Home grown tomatoes are the best. 🍅😍
Happy Monday! I hope you have a wonderful week.💛
Never enough😂
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars🥜🍫
One of the most popular recipes I’ve ever shared! 
A lot of you have been making them for years. 💕
You can find the recipe on and in my 2nd book, Southern Keto: Beyond the Basics.
It’s game day!🏈It really feels like fall today. Who are you rooting for?
Last day to get 25% off preorders at Barnes & Noble!  Use code PREORDER25

Save your receipt.. I’ll be hosting giveaways and offering bonus content to those who preordered!  Preorders are very important for publishers and book sellers when deciding how many books to print and buy. Thanks so much for your support!💕
Use Code PREORDER25 for 25% off at Barnes & Noble!💗You don’t pay until it ships. IG links aren’t working well today. Go to or I can send you the link.
FYI the caramel cookie pods are my favorite! I added sf vanilla and stevia to the frother. ☕️☀️💕