Spicy Baked Chicken by My Table of Three, low carb, Trim Healthy Mama, Easy Dinner and ready for dinner in just under an hour.
Spicy Baked Chicken (Low Carb, Keto, THM “S or E”)

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If you’re familiar with me and this blog, you know by now that I love food prep, freezer meals and easy recipes. I know many of you are the same, so I wanted to share another one of my go to dinners for those busy days when you need dinner done quickly. The great things about this recipe is that there are no special ingredients, and it will be ready to eat in under an hour. How’s that for quick and easy?

Spicy Baked Chicken is an easy and fast dinner that is low carb, keto, Trim Healthy Mama and done in under and hour.This recipe has up of two parts: your chicken and a spicy sauce for coating the chicken. The sauce doubles a as a dipping sauce also. I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breast for this recipe, but it would work well with dark meat also.

Side dish ideas for this meal are a nice salad,  steamed broccoli or my Bacon Ranch Cauliflower Salad. My choice of side usually depends on how much time I have to get the food on the table. Since this chicken dish is super fast to throw together, you can prepare your side dish as the chicken bakes and have dinner ready quickly. That is a definite “winner, winner, chicken dinner”!  I couldn’t help myself, I had to say it. You guys know I did!!

Spicy Baked Chicken Breast by My Table of Three is low carb, Keto, Trim Heatlhy Mama and makes a fast easy chicken dinner. This dish works well for any low carb lifestyle and fits perfectly into a Trim Healthy Mama “S” meal with the mayo version. If you would like to cut the fat grams in this recipe you can swap out the mayo for a fat-free plain Greek yogurt, making it a nice THM “E” option.

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Spicy Baked Chicken (Low Carb, Keto, THM “S or E”)

10 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups of real Mayo (*or fat free Greek Yogurt for THM "E")
  • 3 Tablespoons of Buffalo or hot sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Make sure your chicken has been patted dry before adding your salt and pepper to taste. Set it aside.
  3. Mix your sauce ingredients together and then divide the mixture in half. Reserve half for dipping later.
  4. Brush the other half of the mixture all over the tops of the chicken breasts. Making sure to get a nice coating on all of them.
  5. If you want, you can sprinkle a little more Parmesan over the tops, but this is optional.
  6. Bake the chicken for about 35 minutes or until it reaches a 165 degrees.
  7. To brown the tops of your chicken broil on high for a few minutes, but watch it carefully to avoid burning it.

Notes

This recipe can be as spicy or as mild as you like by adjusting the amount of hot sauce you use. I suggest tasting your mayo or yogurt mixture as you mix it up, adding in one tablespoon of hot sauce at a time until you have reached your desired level of heat.

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(un) Natural Mom, by Hettie Brittz. A sponsored book review by Keri at My Table of Three
(un) Natural Mom: Why You Are the Perfect Mom for Your Kids

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From the Back of the Book:  Do you feel like you’re the only mom who serves store-bought birthday treats, dreads school plays, and misses the days of going to the bathroom by herself?

unNatural Mom gives you permission to say that mothering doesn’t always come naturally to you. My Table of Three's Book Review on Hettie Brittz's parenting book (un) Natural Mom, Why You Are the Perfect Mom for Your Kids. Sponsored PostParenting expert and self-proclaimed unnatural mom Hettie Brittz helps you…

  • Recognize how unrealistic our culture’s standards of mothering are
  • Move beyond the myths of “supermom”
  • Complete the Parenting Style Assessment to determine your own parenting style
  • Understand and forgive the mothers who hurt you
  • Embrace your capabilities as well as your challenges

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My Personal Thoughts and Review: 

I have dreamed of being a mom all of my life. I just knew I would have three or four wonderful pregnancies resulting in stair step kids running around. I would be a pro and know exactly the right the thing to do say in when my kids needed me, because that is what good moms do (talk about day dreaming). Well, despite my plans, the Lord has only blessed me with one handsome little guy, and very rarely know exactly the right thing to do or say in this blessing called motherhood.

For example, when my 7-year-old son ask me about why there isn’t a baby in my tummy anymore, and how do mom’s get babies in there anyway?  Yes, he has already ask these questions. What do you think my brilliant response was?

“Hey!  Since you’ve been so good today, you get extra screen time, why don’t you go watch television?”

It was all I  could do, have an escape route, not a perfect answer.  I should have had some rehearsed speech ready for that day. That’s what supermom’s do, right?  How did that speech not make it on my “to do” list?  I know some of my friends, in our home school circle would have handled this perfectly without even blinking. After all, they have probably already built of model of the reproductive systems from Popsicle sticks and crate paper.  But not me, I can’t even find the glue that I bought…last year.  Or did I even remember to buy it?

Thankfully, in Hettie Brittz’s book, she debunks the myths that fuel my feelings in those “fail moments”. We are not all made to be the same type mom, it is okay if we are imperfect.  Who gets to say what’s perfect anyway, right? Brittz shares how we can embrace our temperaments and even our flaws all while being the perfect mother for our kids. She has really  reminded me that, although I am not perfect by the world’s standards, God knew exactly what he was doing when he chose me as the mother of my son. Even in that time I got so caught up in writing a blog post, that I forgot I hadn’t fed him since that morning. Oops, sorry son! No worries, he survived.

Her in-depth look into different parenting temperaments is a great way to understand why we are the mothers we are. She includes a link to her website, where readers can take a parenting profile. I found the profile pretty accurate with my mothering style. My husband also agreed, that it was pretty spot on. I recommend taking it before beginning the chapters on the temperament trees.  I took the free portion of the parenting profile, but if you wanted to have the more detailed report of your profile you will need to buy it.

Hettie, uses a certain tree to represent each temperament style. At first I thought it was an odd comparison, but after reading the book I felt it was perfect. You see, all the trees that God put on this earth are very different, yet all of them are perfect for where they are planted and the forest would not be as beautiful without all of them.

Like the trees represented in the book, no mom is perfect, but she was created for a purpose and to be the perfect mom for her kids, not some imaginary “supermon”. This world needs all different types of moms! Thanks to Hettie’s book we can learn to embrace who we are and not feel like we are failing when we are not like the other mom’s we see around us. Read it ladies, then share it with your friends!

Things I enjoyed about the book:

  • The author’s openness about her own “un natural” moments.
  • the encouragement to embrace our strengths and weaknesses
  • having access to the Tall Trees Parenting Profile
  • the insight from the kids and husband in the chapters
  • having the questions for reflection at the end of the chapters
  • the call for us to strive toward the (super) Natural mom that our the Heavenly Father has created us to be.

 

HBrittz-389About the Author:  Hettie Brittz is an author, international speaker, and one of South Africa’s foremost voices on parenting advice. She is the developer of the Evergreen Parenting Course and Tall Trees Profiles. Hettie and her husband, Gospel singer Louis Brittz, live in South Africa with their three children.

 

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Low Carb, Gluten Free, GrainFree Taco Roll from My Table of Three. Trim Healthy Mama Friendly
Taco Roll: Low Carb, Keto, THM “S”

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I remember when I first had a Taco Roll at a party, many years ago. I remember thinking it was magical!  I mean how could it not be delicious when you combine those buttery crescent rolls with taco fillings, right?  Right, glad we can agree on that! Even though the days of eating crescent rolls are long gone for me, I hated the thought of saying a permanent “goodbye” to that taco ring!

So….I think I had a flash of genius here when I figured this recipe out, but others might say it was just a lucky idea driven by hunger. Hey, whatever it was, I am glad I thought of it and I am thankful for the “Fat Head” pizza crust recipe that makes this Taco Roll possible.

This recipe uses a modified version of that cheese dough which helps make this Taco Ring, low carb, Keto friendly, gluten-free, grain free and Trim Healthy Mama “S”.

Low Carb, Keto, Trim Healthy Mama Taco Roll by My Table of Three is gluten free and grain free. Perfect for any party, game day or appetizer on Taco Tuesday.The dough takes the place of the crescent rolls, and as I mentioned, it is adapted from the Fat Head Pizza crust recipe which you can find here.

I made a couple tweaks, like adding in some taco seasonings and using two varieties of cheese versus just the mozzarella.  You may wonder, why I use two different cheeses? My thought process on that was I liked the flavor of the cheddar but the texture that the mozzarella gives the dough. So a combo of both seemed to do just the trick.

The most time-consuming part of this ring will be making your dough triangles and building your ring shape. It takes a bit of patience but it is worth it. To begin, make your dough, per the recipe section below, then roll it out between two pieces of wax paper,  that you spray with cooking spray. Roll your dough into a large thin circle. Be careful not to get it to thin though.  You don’t want the dough tearing as you are transferring it to the baking sheet or folding it over the taco filling.

After you have your large circle rolled out,  use a knife or pizza cutter to make triangle shapes. This dough recipe should make you about fifteen triangles. I find using the pizza cutter and just cutting the dough like you would a pie works easier for me. These dough triangles should resemble the shape of those crescent rolls  used in the original versions.

Low Carb and Keto Taco Ring. Gluten free and grain free for Trim Heatlhy mama S

After cutting all your triangles, begin laying them out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. As you lay your triangles on your pan make sure to have the wider part of each triangle overlapping the one next to it. You want your skinnier ends of the triangles pointed to the outside of your pan.

As you overlap your wide ends, press them together slightly so the dough will stay together during baking. The main thing to remember while building your ring is to leave enough space on the wider ends for your filling. Once you have built your ring, begin adding your filling (see the recipe for instruction on making filling) around the wide section of the dough.

Lastly, begin carefully folding the pointed end of your triangles over the filling, until you have went all the way around the ring. After you have your ring finished, place it into a preheated 400 degree oven and bake it for 25 minutes. Once baked, let the ring sit and cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Top with your favorite taco toppings.

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Taco Roll: Low Carb, Gluten Free, Grain Free & THM “S” Friendly
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Ingredients

    For the Dough
  • 1 1/2 cups of Almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella
  • 2 oz of cream cheese
  • 2 whole eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • *If you prefer you can substitute THM Baking Blend for the Almond Meal.
  • For the Filling
  • 1 lbs ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • Taco seasoning to taste ( I use homemade and about 2 Tbsp)

Instructions

  1. For the filling, add the ground beef and seasoning in a pan and cook until done. Drain off any excess fat off the meat.
  2. Mix the salsa, sour cream, and green onions into the meat and set it aside while working on your dough.
  3. To make your dough place your two shredded cheeses along with the cream cheese into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Remove the bowl and stir the cheese mixture. Return it to the microwave and cook it for about 30-45 seconds and stir again. If you cheese is easily stirred and combined you are ready to do the next step. You may need another 15 seconds if it isn't soft enough.
  4. Next add in your two beaten eggs, the almond meal/flour and spices to the melted cheeses. Stir the dough mixture well until all your ingredients are well combined and it looks like a well formed dough ball. It will be a stiff dough.
  5. If you have too hard of a time mixing in your almond meal/flour or the dough begins to get too hard while you work, you can put it back in the microwave for about 30 seconds to make it easier to work with again.
  6. I like to knead the dough with my hands on to make sure all the almond meal gets mixed in so you don't have lumps of the flour showing. Be careful if you knead it with your hands, the mixture can be veryhot right out of the microwave.
  7. Once you have your dough ready, let it rest for 5 minutes. Then roll your dough out between two pieces of wax paper that you have sprayed with cooking spray. You want your dough circle to be thin, but not so thin that you can't work with the triangles without breaking them.
  8. Next, take a knife or pizza cutter and cut your circle into 15 triangles. I find a pizza cutter works best.
  9. Once you have all your triangles cut, start placing them onto a large cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or sprayed really well with cooking spray. As you lay the triangle onto the cooking sheet make sure the points are pointing to the out side, and that you are overlapping the wide ends of the triangles.
  10. Press the overlapped ends of the dough together lightly with your hands. This will been where your filling will sit and it will prevent your dough from coming apart while baking.
  11. Once you have all your triangles laid out, add your filling to the inner ring and gently fold the pointed ends over filling. When you have your Taco Ring completed, slide it into a preheated 400 degree oven and bake it for 25 minutes.
  12. Let the Taco Ring set for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with your favorite taco toppings.

Notes

Nutritional Information using my brand ingredient (per serving): Calories: 494, Carbs: 6 total, Fiber: 3 grams, Net Carb: 3 grams, Protein 32 grams

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Chocolate Chunks and Peanut Butter Swirls in rich low carb and sugar free vanilla ice cream from My Tabe of Three. This ice cream is great for low carb diets, LCHF, Keto and Trim Healthy Mama eating plans and is diabetic friendly.
Chunky Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream ( Low Carb, Keto, THM)

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Today is my husband’s birthday, and unlike myself, he could be happy without any cake on his special day.  But, let me forget low carb ice cream, and I would have one disappointed man, wearing a party hat.  Ice cream is his favorite treat, the one he craves and the one he chooses over ANYTHING else. I think, no wait, I know he could eat a half-gallon at a time, if he would let himself.  Or if he didn’t have to share with our little man, who also loves it. Do you have a treat like that? One you crave? I wish I only had one, so I better spare you my list!

Low Carb and Sugar Free Vanilla Ice Cream with chocollate Chunks and Peanut Butter Swirl from My Table of ThreeA  couple posts back I shared the recipe for my Chocolate Toffee Crunch ice cream, and though my husband certainly had a bowl, or three, he is more of a vanilla man. Vanilla over Chocolate, weird right?  I couldn’t imagine liking anything better than chocolate, so I had to get a little in this recipe even though it was for my vanilla loving man. He did tell me, that this was one of the best sugar-free ice creams he had ever tried, so I guess he didn’t mind the chocolate and peanut butter I “jazzed up” his vanilla with after all! He is so kind, and my biggest cheerleader, so I take every chance I get to make him happy, and in this case that is certainly through his stomach.

Chunky Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream from My Table of ThreeThis ice cream recipe starts with a rich vanilla base, that I adapted from an old family recipe. It only needed a few tweaks before it was low carb ready.

I started by heating the vanilla mixture to the proper temperature of 170 degrees. It will thicken slightly. After it has cooked, it needs to cool completely. It is best to let your base chill thoroughly before adding it to your ice cream maker.  Be sure to follow the directions on your ice cream machine.

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Swirled in Vanilla Ice CreamOnce the vanilla ice cream has churned, I stir in my chocolate chunks and then I layer in my peanut butter drizzle. Like you see in the picture above. That’s how I get the visible swirls when I serve it. However, if layering is not some thing you want to take time for, you can just drizzle it in as it churns. It will still have the same wonderful flavor and texture.

I hope you all enjoy this ice cream recipe as my as my husband does and will tonight with his low carb chocolate cake, yes cake, even if he is content with just the ice cream, this girl thinks birthdays are just plain old “vanilla” without the cake!

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Chunky Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream ( Low Carb, Keto, THM)
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Ingredients

    Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable glycerine
  • 1/2 cup Pyure (or 1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp THM Super Sweet Blend )
  • *You can taste your cream mixture, before adding the eggs, to make sure it is sweet enough for you. Adjust the sweetness to your liking.
    Chocolate Chunks and Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup of 85% chocolate chunks (or Lily's Chocolate Chips)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, slightly melted
  • 1 tsp of sweetener, to mix with the peanut butter

Instructions

  1. To begin your vanilla base, add all the ingredients, except the eggs into a saucepan on low heat. Stir the mixture and taste for desired sweetness then adjust if needed before adding add in your two beaten eggs.
  2. Slowly bring your vanilla mixture up to 170 degrees. Stir constantly to avoid scorching. This will ensure that your eggs have tempered correctly, without scrambling them.
  3. Remove the mixture from the heat and transfer it to a large bowl to cool. The mixture will churn better and faster if it is thoroughly chilled.
  4. Once your base mixture is chilled, continue by adding the mixture to your ice cream maker and following the directions per your machine's handbook.
  5. After churning you can stir in your chocolate chunks if and work on the peanut butter for your swirl.
  6. Slightly warm your natural peanut butter and sweetener so it is easily drizzled in. Do not get the peanut butter too hot.
  7. I like to layer some ice cream into my freezer container, then drizzle in some peanut butter. Repeat this step through several layers. Store the ice cream covered in your freezer until you are ready to eat. The ice cream will have a wonderful texture and make beautiful scoops. However, if it is left for extended periods of time, say overnight, it will freeze into a solid form. So allow time for it thaw a little before serving it this is the case.

Notes

If you do not want to take the time to swirl in the peanut butter and chunks in layers then you can simple add them in as your ice cream reaches the half way point in your churning process. Your flavor will still be amazing, it just not have the clear swirls

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Sesame Ginger Boneless Country Style Ribs from My TAble of three are perect for dinner and great for low carb, keto, LCHF and Trim Healty Mama plans
Sesame Ginger Boneless Ribs, with a Freezer Meal Option. (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

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This is one of my son’s favorite dishes and I make it several times a month for him. He is 7 and already loves to get in the kitchen and cook with me. I love teaching him how to cook. It will be a great comfort knowing he can cook a healthy meal for himself when he moves out (getting teary eyed just thinking of that). Not to mention what a blessing he will be to his future wife when he can help with the cooking, right? Your welcome ladies!

While this dish is simple enough to get your children involved, it is not simple on flavor.  The flavors are reminiscent of some of the Asian pork dishes, so I enjoy serving it with my Cauliflower Fried Rice or some stir fried non starchy veggies. This tasty dish is low carb and Keto friendly and it falls into the “S” Category for the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan.

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I like to use country-style pork ribs for this recipe, but you can use bone in pork chops, beef ribs or even chicken if you don’t eat pork. For my family of three, I start with 2-3 lbs of the boneless country ribs. This makes plenty for our dinner with nice leftovers for our lunches the next couple of days. If you have a larger family this recipe is easily doubled or even tripled. Some nights I make a double batch and freeze one part for another night. To do that, you just add your uncooked protein and all the other ingredients to a large freezer bag. Make sure the meat all gets cover in the liquid by massaging it around. Let the bag marinade in the fridge for about 30 minutes and toss it all around once more before placing it in the freezer. When you get ready to cook it you can bake them in the oven or in your crock pot on high for 4 hour. I recommend thawing it out the night before, then follow the directions below in the recipe section.

Sesame Ginger Country Style Pork Ribs by My Table of Three are grea for low carb, LCHF, Atkins, Keto and Trim healthy Mama diets. They are delicious and full of Asian inspired flavors.

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Sesame Ginger Boneless Ribs,,with Freezer Meal Option (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

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40 minCook Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of country style ribs
  • 1/2 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp of toasted sesame seeds for garnish before serving
  • 2 Tbsp Liquid Ginger (or 1 tsp dry spice)
  • 2 Tbsp Low Carb "Brown Sugar" (I use Sukrin Gold )
  • 2 cloves chopped or grated garlic
  • 2-3 green onions, chopped
  • Note: I suggest mixing your marinade ingredients and tasting as you go. Start by adding 1 Tablespoon of your sweetener and adjust with more if desired. If you do not have the "brown sugar" option you can use Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet or Pyure. Qwen over at Qwen's Nest as a great way to make your own brown sugar substitute also.

Instructions

  1. Place your country style ribs into a large bowl or a plastic bag.
  2. Mix together all the other ingredients in a bowl. Taste as you go with this mixture and adjust the taste to your liking.
  3. Pour your mixture over your ribs and make sure they are all coated before placing them in the fridge to marinade for at least 30 minutes. The longer they chill out in the mixture the better they will be.
  4. Once you are ready to prepare the ribs, remove them from the container and place them on a long baking sheet or dish. Reserve your marinade for the basting sauce.
  5. Place them into a preheated 375 degree oven and bake them for 20 minutes.
  6. As your ribs bake pour your reserved marinade into a smalls sauce pan and bring it slowly to a boil over medium low heat. Boil your sauce for 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
  7. After the ribs have cooked for 20 minutes you can drizzle the sauce over the top of the ribs and bake for another 15-20 minutes. Pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees to be consumed safely.
  8. Before serving you can sprinkle the dish with some toasted sesame seeds and more chopped green onions if you want.
  9. For the Freezer Meal Option: Place your pork into a large freezer bag. Mix together your marinade in a bowl and then pour it into the bag over the meat. Seal the bag with as little air inside as possible and toss the meat around in marinade so it is all cover. Let the meat sit int he fridge for about 30 minutes and then toss again before freezing. I suggest thawing in the fridge the day before cooking and then placing at meal in a baking dish. Bake the meal at 375 for about 40 minutes. If you want to add a little color you can broil them for the last 2-3 minutes of cooing. You can also cook this dish in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for about 6 hours. My family prefers the oven method but the slow cooker is great for hands off cooking.

Notes

For additional information on how to cook your proteins to the safe temperatures you can check out the USDA Website .

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If My Husband Would Change, I’d Be Happy & Other Myths Wives Believe (Book Review)

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Rhonda Stoppe Book Review of "If My Husband Would Change, I'd Be Happy (& Other Myths Wives Believe) By Keri at My Table of ThreeBack of The Book : “If my husband would change, I’d be happy” and “I’m falling out of love with him” are among several common myths that lead women to search for marital happiness in all the wrong places. In this book author Rhonda Stoppe shares, with candor and humor, how to enrich your relationship with your husband (even if he doesn’t change). Along the way you’ll read many helpful stories and real-life example from other couples and discover…

  • how to deal with unfulfilled longings
  • the secret to keeping your husband’s attention
  • 10 keys to a happy marriage

Let This Book Help You Realize God’s Highest Good For Your Marriage!

 

My Review: In all honesty I usually gravitate more toward works of fiction, but there are times when I see a non fiction title that peaks my interest. Rhonda Stoppe’s book was one of those titles that instantly drew me in. Her humor and openness about her own marriage in the opening chapters convinced me that I had made the right decision, when choosing to read and review this book.

Often times as young girls we dream of the fairy tale love stories and our perfect prince charming, right? I don’t know about you guys, but this was definitely the case for me growing up. White horse and all! And what a shock it is when we marry our handsome princes only to find that love and marriage are not always that perfect story we read in our magical books.  Real life comes flooding in after our honeymoon phase and we suddenly find see the reality that marriage is not only a beautiful and rewarding thing, but it can be hard work. It takes a level of selflessness and compromise that doesn’t come easy all the time.  In Rhonda’s book she addresses this subject and more including but not limited to unconditional respect for your husband, longing for the romance in your marriage , financial stresses, and she even has a chapter that touches on subject of the marital bed.

While I can’t relate to everything shared in the book, there are a few times when I found myself within the pages. Often causing me to pause a moment, check myself, and seek forgiveness and wisdom in my prayer time. I love when books encourage us to search our hearts and strive to do better, don’t you?  Another thing I enjoyed about this book are the study tools in the back of each chapter. I just love how interactive the book becomes and how it helps the reader dig a little deeper into the topics discussed in each chapter.  Here is a little peek at the sections I am referring to.

From a Husband’s Perspective: This section is a great addition to the chapters in my opinion. Here we get a chance to meet Steve, Rhonda’s husband. He not only brings with him his pastoral wisdom, but he graciously offers up the man’s perspective on the topics discussed within the chapter. Sometimes it is hard seeing things from our spouse’s perspective. So as I read this section, I felt inspired to try even harder to see things more from both sides.

Thinking it Through & Living It Out:  These sections let the reader dig a little deeper into the topics through offering more Bible verses for reference along with question and answer pages . I am truly a person that learns by writing things out, so I  enjoyed working through these portions of the chapter. It will be nice also to go back through the book at a later time and review what I shared on each section. If you have a book club or women’s study group at church, I would highly recommend looking into sharing this book with your ladies.

Corresponding Audio Links: Along with the three earlier sections I mention above, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Rhonda included links to supporting audio clips. How awesome is that? This is not something I have ever seen done before and I really thought it was a great bonus.  It was a fun way to hear the author actually speak after hearing her in my head as I read.  Each of the links for the chapters are found by visiting her website NoRegretsWomen.com

I really enjoyed the way this book is broken down within the chapters.  That was a huge part in keeping my attention and helping me engage more.  I believe this book could benefit women in any stage of marriage and I hope my review has inspired you to pick up a copy.  I am looking forward to reading more from this author, starting with her book Moms Raising Sons to Men.  For more about Rhonda Stoppe and her writing work, be sure to visit her website.

What’s books are on your nightstand? I would love to hear what your reading!

Keri

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Chocolate Toffee Crunch
Chocolate Toffee Crunch Ice Cream (Low Carb, Sugar Free)

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I have worked on several ice recipes for the blog for some time now but have waited until I felt they were just right before posting them. I am not sure why I haven’t tried my hand at ice cream before this year but my husband and son are sure glad I finally gave into their somewhat pleading encouragement.  They are both huge ice cream fans and have been great as my tasting judges no matter how many times I present them with samples. Ice cream makes their day sweeter and pleasing them does the same for me!

Having gotten the thumbs up on this recipe and with tomorrow being National Ice Cream Day I knew it was the right time to share it here with you guys. I think you will enjoy it as much as we have been.

Low Carb, Sugar Free When I think of ice cream I immediately gravitate to chocolate flavors like Chocolate Peanut Butter or Rocky Road.  In my opinion the more chunky goodness and chocolate the better! That’s why I wanted to give my creamy and rich chocolate ice cream a big crunch by adding some of my Low Carb Granola Toffee. I mean how can that not be dreamy? The answer is – it can’t! Unless of course you don’t like almonds or coconut. In that case you will want to enjoy just the chocolate ice cream crunch free and stay tuned for next week’s ice cream post on my Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl. Even if you do enjoy this recipe, my little guys says you will not want to miss next week’s recipe either! My boys really enjoyed that one so subscribe to the blog if you haven’t for that one!

Low Carb Chocolate Toffee Crunch Ice Cream is perfect for the Low Carb, LCHF, Keto and Trim Healthy Mama diets. Creamy, chocolate ice cream filled with sugar free toffee pieces.To make my chocolate ice cream I simply modified the my traditional vanilla by adding unsweetened cocoa powder as well as tablespoon of vegetable glycerine for a creamier texture.  You can leave the glycerine out if you want but trust me it helps the texture. I have tried this recipe with the cream and half and half in the recipe below and by swapping out the half and half for unsweetened almond milk. Both work well but there is a slight texture difference in my opinion when you use the almond milk. Just a slightly more icy mouth feel but still delicious and a tasty keeper. The almond milk is also a nice way to cut the carb count even further for those counting as we do. Either way this frozen bowl of heaven is the perfect treat for any summer day. Who am I kidding right? Ice cream is the perfect treat anytime!

How will you be celebrating National Ice Cream Day? Do you have a favorite flavor or topping you can’t get enough of? I would love to hear your answers below in the comments or hop over to my Facebook page Here and share with me there!

Low Carb, Sugar Free, Trim Healthy Mama and Keto friendly Chocolate Toffee Crunch Ice Cream from My Table of Three. Perfect for summer treats and National Ice Cream Day.

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Chocolate Toffee Crunch Ice Cream (Low Carb, Sugar Free)

This is a rich and delicious low carb ice cream full of toffee pieces and sure to please any ice cream fan in your family. This recipe makes enough for a 1 1/2 quart ice cream maker. For larger makers you may need to double or triple the recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cups of half and half (or almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup of Erythritol/Stevie blend sweetener (I use THM Super Sweet or Pyure)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp of Now Brand Vegetable Glycerine (or any food grade brand)
  • 5 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 of the my Low Carb Granola Toffee Recipe

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend thoroughly until all the cocoa powder is incorporated.
  2. Adding the beaten eggs in the blender with the cold dairy and slowly bringing the mixture up to a safe temperature of 180 will prevent your eggs from curdling in this custard and ensure the eggs are cooked safely.
  3. Poor the blended mixture into a sauce pan and turn the heat to medium.
  4. Stir your custard mixture continuously as the mixture warms to prevent it from scorching
  5. Once your ice cream custard has reached the proper temperature you should be able to see it has thickened slightly. Remove the custard from the heat and chill completelybefore adding it to your ice cream maker.
  6. Follow the directions on your ice cream machine. As the ice cream starts to set up you can slowly add in your desired amount of the toffee pieces. Own it peeps and feel free to add in as much or as little of the toffee as you like.
  7. When your ice cream maker has finished you can enjoy the treat or place it in the freezer if you want it to set up further.
  8. **Note: Though the ice cream has a creamy consistency with using the glycerine and is nice and scoopable after a few hours in the freezer, i have noticed that if we left it in the freezer for an extended period of time like all day or over night, the ice cream still froze into a solid state. To soften it after if freezer that hard you can leave it set out on the counter.
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Sukrin USA Product Reviews by My Table of Three. Fiber Gold and Clear Syrup along with the brown and powder sugar replacements.
Sukrin Products (Product Review)

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   I was graciously sent a box of products from the Sukrin company to try the products and share my fair and honest review with you guys.  All opinions are 100 % honest and are my own any. In this post you will read my thoughts on the products I have tried as well as some a link back to recipes that work well with the products. You can find all the product , I review here, on SukrinUSA .   If you are new to the Sukrin products, they are a company bases in Norway. Their focus is on products that are gluten-free, sugar-free and low carb. Sukrin has gained momentum here in the United States for a little while now and I am so glad they have. They also offer many products in addition to of the ones here. Those items included but are not limited to bread mixes, almond flour, peanut flour.  So be sure to check out their website and view all they have to offer. I know many of my readers follow different eating plans like low carb plans and THM so please do your own research on the items and find where they fit in your dietary plan and nutritional needs. Please see all nutritional information their website. Now, let’s talk more about the products!

Sukrin Gold and Clear Syrup Product Reviews by My Table of Three

Sukrin Gold & Clear Syrup These syrups caught my eye the moment I stumbled upon the recipes of Kristie Huneycutt over on YouTube. I have never been a fan of the grocery store versions of syrup so any chance to try a better option thrills me. I know I can make my own, but let’s face it – even food bloggers get tired of cooking some days. So for those days I would like to have a tasty bottled product on hand. I am happy to have found these options. The company offers two types of syrup to choose from – a gold and a clear.  I have tried both and think they both are tasty. The dark color, or gold as they call it, has a nice rich flavor hinted with molasses.  The clear version is just as nice but I think has a much milder flavor which could be great for those recipes when you need a syrup element but not the darker flavor profile. One thing that I was really pleased with in these products was the texture. Many of the store-bought syrups I have tried over the years have been too thin or watery. Thankfully that is not the case here with either of these two syrups. They are thick and rich with a great mouth feel.  In my opinion they are wonderful on low carb French Toast, pancakes and biscuits. I love to drizzle some of  Gold Fiber Syrup over a small bowl of my low carb granola cereal.  One thing is for sure, these syrups can open up a world of possibilities in recipes if you choose to use them.

** Here is another recipe from Cooking Keto with Kristie: Not Quit Perfect Pecan Pie. It uses the Gold Fiber Syrup as well as the Gold Sweetener.

Sukrin USA Chocolate Bar Review. My TAble of Three's review of the Milk Chocolate and Almonds and Sea Salt Sukrin Bars

Sukrin Chocolate Bars – I bet there will be no surprised when I tell you guys that low carb chocolate goes fast in my house. Am I right? Of course I am right, everyone knows that chocolate is always first, lol.  That was no different with the two bars that I received in my samples. Gone within minutes of opening the box. They did not disappoint! The chocolate bars come in Milk Chocolate and Almonds & Sea Salt. While I am naturally drawn to the almond bar, being the nutty girl that I am, both my husband and son preferred the smoother milk chocolate. I thought both were very good. Yes, I managed to grab a bit of the milk chocolate away from the boys without injury! The chocolate was creamy, rich and satisfying.  The bars would make a great treat their own but I also think the bars would add great flavor  to baked goods like brownies or some nice Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  My family and I were unable to desern t any sweetener aftertaste or cooling effect in these bars but I have read and heard from  one friend that said she thought it had bit of an aftertaste. She went on to say that she still enjoyed it. So these may come down to personal taste and how sensitive you are to the sweeteners but for me and the boys I had to share with they were a hit.  I would definitely order them again and recommend you give them a try.

One milk chocolate bar can be subbed for the chocolate chips in my Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake if you  are looking for an amazing chocolate fix!

Sukrin Gold Granular Sweetener and Sukrin Powdered Sweetner product review.

Sukrin Gold Sweetener– This golden granulated sweetener is a fantastic alternative to brown sugar. Before trying the Sukrin product, I would make my own using some Erythritol and a tsp or two of molasses, so I am excited about this product.  The texture is moist and of the granular nature much like the real carb loaded brown sugar and it works well for adding structure to your baked goods such as cookies and bars. I enjoy flavor and everything we have made with it. When I first starting baking with it I could detect a little the cooling effect from the Erythritol in some instances but it was not overpowering. I have now used it enough that I don’t notice is much anymore at all.  The benefit of using it in the recipe and overall taste make up for that little hint of Erythritol in my opinion.  I have already ordered more and will definitely be using this product again in my baking future.

**For a wonderful recipe that incorporates the Gold Syrup and Sukrin Gold Sweetener check out Cooking Keto with Kristie’s recipe Low Carb Gorilla Bread: A Paula Dean Copycat.

Sukrin Icing Sugar (powdered alternative to sugar, pink/white bag) –  This icing sweetener is comparable to a powdered sugar and works well for dusting the tops of dessert, sugar-free frosting or any dish that might call for a finer consistency sweetener. It has a nice flavor with only a slight cooling mouth feel and it worked nicely for the recipes I used it in. I find myself liking this brand more than I have any other powder sweetener so far. I think it is a great product to have on hand.  Granted you could get the same powdered texture if you took the company’s “Sukrin Granulated Sugar” and run it through your coffee grinder but I like saving that this product is ready to use  and think it was super handy when I was baking my latest cheesecake. I enjoyed not having to grind it myself and will definitely order it again soon.

**For a cream and smooth texture the Sukrin Icing Sugar’s powdered texture works great in recipes like the filling in my Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

My TAble of Three's review of Sukrin's Sukrin 1 Single Serve Packets

Sukrin:1 Sticks (single serve packets) – The last item in my box was the single serve packets of the Sukrin:1. The box has 40 individual packaged servings and would work well if you take your sweeteners with you in your purse or keep some in your car for use on the go. While I love the convenience of having the handy packets to use while out and about I did however feel that the packages didn’t sweetener my coffee as much as my normal Truvia or Pyure does. Don’t get me wrong, the taste was great but I found myself having to use multiple packages of this in my coffee instead of the 1 or 1 1/2 I normally. I only enjoy a mildly sweetened coffee so I would use about 3 to 4 of these and still not be exactly where I thought it would be with that many packages. My husband on the other hand loves his coffee very sweet so our little box of 40 packets went super quick because of how many packages he had to use to acquire his taste preference. So this cute little box didn’t last more than a few days. Again, the taste is nice and I will give the product credit there, but I just didn’t feel it was an actual 1:1 with sugar as stated. So, would I buy this again? Honestly speaking, no I would not. I stay that based on how fast the packets went and I don’t think it would be cost-effective for my family at $7.99 per 40 packets. However, you  can buy this same (Sukrin:1) in a larger bulk bag for $6.99 and I think that is a better deal if you use every day.  If you only want the packets to use “on the go” and enjoy the convenience of the packets then I would suggest you give these handy packets a try. I would love to hear your opinion of how they work for you.

I hope you find my thoughts and opinions on these items helpful when you are considering Sukrin products. Let me know your thoughts on these items if you have or do tried them. See you all again soon around the table!

Sukrin Product Reviews by My Table of Three. Low Carb and Sugar free products

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Bacon & Ranch Cauliflower Salad by My Table of Three. A creamy and rich low carb, keto and trim healthy mama side dish.
Bacon & Ranch Cauliflower Salad

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This is one of my favorite low carb options for a cold side dish. It is perfect for family dinners and it is always a good choice for your next summer cookout or potluck.  I don’t even miss potato salad any more since I have made this salad with cauliflower. I think the cauliflower is a fantastic veggie and deserves a lot of credit here. It is super mild and absorbs all the great flavors you mix with it like the bacon and ranch. Even my 7-year-old son, who  believes he does not like cauliflower, told me he loves this dish. That says a lot  coming from him.  I have said this before and it is still true, he is my toughest food critic!

Bacon and Ranch Caulilflower Salad from My Table of Three. It is low carb and keto, and Trim Healthy Mama To make this recipe start by steaming two pounds of cauliflower until it is tender, then let it cool. I like to leave my cauliflower firm but tender so it has a nice texture and doesn’t turn into mush.  I often use two (16 oz) bags of frozen cauliflower florets as a short cut, but you can make this with fresh cauliflower if want to.

While your cauliflower is cooling mix together your dressing by adding the sour cream, mayo, and the dry ranch mix into a large bowl and mix it well. I use a ranch mix I make here at home because I don’t like to buy the store-bought packages. We avoid buying packaged mixes due to our practice of avoiding MSG and all the added fillers. I use and love this Ranch Mix from Qwen’s Nest. It is so good and she gives you recipes for  bulk or a small batch so you can try it out. Yum! If you don’t want to make your own and don’t mind using the store packages then just do what work best for you and your family. For those that follow a low carb or THM eating plan I highly recommend you make your own to avoid the carbs from fillers in the packages, but again that is just my suggestion.

Bacon Ranch Cauliflower Salad from My Table of Three makes an amazing low carb, keto, lchf and trim healthy mama side dish at cookouts, bbqs and picnics.Once you have those three mixed well you can add in the chopped green onions, bacon shredded cheese and your cooled cauliflower. The only thing left to do now is stirring the mixture thoroughly so all the cauliflower gets coated in all that bacon and ranch goodness. I suggest that you chill your salad before serving it, but you don’t have to if you need it quickly. I usually try to make mine a head so it can sit in the fridge or cooler before we eat it. I just like how all flavors have time to meld together as it chills and oh my what a delicious flavor it is! This side is perfect side with chicken, pork or a nice juicy grilled steak.  Oh man how about a Ribeye and this salad? Oh be still my “meat loving” heart!! That meal is what dreams are made of my friends!

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Bacon and Ranch Caulilflower Salad from My Table of Three. It is low carb and keto, and Trim Healthy Mama

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Bacon Ranch Cauliflower Salad

This creamy salad is a great side dish will make a great addition to any weeknight dinner or your next cookout. This salad can be tossed together in about 30 minutes but is better if left to chill before serving.

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Ingredients

  • 2 (16 oz) bags of frozen cauliflower florets
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped crispy bacon or real bacon bits
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of Daisy Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup of real mayo
  • 2 Tbsp of dry Ranch Mix ( I use the Gwen's Nest recipe that I link to above in my post)
  • Salt and pepper to taste after you have the salad mixed.

Instructions

  1. Steam your cauliflower until it is tender but not mushy. Set it aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl add the sour cream, mayo and dry ranch mix and mix until combined.
  3. Add in rest of the ingredients including your cooled cauliflower and stir until everything is mixed.
  4. Make sure all the cauliflower is coated well in the dressing.
  5. Taste the salad and adjust the seasoning to your liking. You may need to add some salt and pepper or more of your ranch mix. The salad will absorb some of the dressing as it chills. If it gets a little dry for your liking you can add a bit more sour cream or mayo before serving.
  6. Chill the salad before serving.
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A Round of great low carb and THM friendly picnic foods from My Table of Three and More Bloggers.
Thirty Low Carb & THM Picnic Friendly Recipes!

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One of my family’s favorite things to do during the warmer months is to pack up a cooler or picnic basket and head out on a road trip to one of our favorite outdoor spots. We love spending the days enjoying some beautiful scenery, fishing, or taking a nice hike. We are very lucky to live near two of the most beautiful state parks of Arkansas. Petiti Jean State Park and Mount Magazine State Park are my two favorite places for us to hide away from the every day chores of life!  I mentioned coolers and baskets so what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share a few of my favorite low carb and Trim Healthy Mama friendly dishes that will make your next picnic an awesome spread? Gone are the days of boring baskets and simple sandwiches for those of us that try to eat healthier!  So without further ramblings here are my “picnic picks”. Try saying that three times fast, ha! You will find some delicious recipes below from my blog as well as other blogging buddies that you may recognize.  So grab a cooler or pack a basket and get out there and enjoy summer and some awesome food!

 

Main Dishes for the Cooler

 

My Table of Three Bacon Cheddar and Onion Deviled eggs are a great twist on a classic dish.

Cool and Refreshing Sides for the Cooler

 

Low Carb Granola Toffee from My Table of Three

Portable & Crunchy Snacks for Munching

 

Chocolate WalnutBars

 

Easy to Pack Desserts

 

Kiwi-Lime-Cooler

Cool Drinks

*Some other cold cooler drink options would be Zevia Sodas, Bai Drinks, bottled water, unsweet or stevia sweetned tea.

 

Briana Bread

Briana Thomas’s Basic Bread, Recipe Below.

Low Carb and THM “S” Bread Recipes for Sandwiches

**Here are a few store bought options for lower carb bread  would be Misson Low Carb Tortillas, Joseph Wraps or Pitas, Trim Healthy Mama Wonder Wraps (pg 205 of their cookbook).

Higher Carb and THM “E” Bread for Sandwiches

**Here are a few store bought options for higher carb and THM “E” bread would be: Ezekiel sprouted Breads, Angel Bake House Sprouted Breads, Joseph Wraps or Pitas, Trim Healthy Mama Wonder Wraps from their cookbook.

I hope you enjoy some of these tasty finds on our next picnic. I appreciate all of you guys for the support and for stopping and reading! For more sharing and fun come join me on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

 

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