Kiwi Banana Kefir Smoothie (THM-E)

I’ve had a fascination with the fuzzy little kiwi fruit lately. It all started when I was having an afternoon slump and needed a snack. I cut up a kiwi I had sitting on the counter. I was amazed at the instant energy burst I felt from the kiwi! Maybe I’m just easily fascinated…but IContinue reading “Kiwi Banana Kefir Smoothie (THM-E)”

Feta Italian Meatballs (THM-S, low-carb, gluten free)

Do you love the flavor of feta cheese? I sure do! I love stuffed meatballs too. So when we needed to have dinner Saturday night, these meatballs came into being! I will include the pasta sauce recipe as well. But you can use any pasta, veggie noodles, or sauce you like. Or even have theContinue reading “Feta Italian Meatballs (THM-S, low-carb, gluten free)”

Beefy Alfredo (THM-S, Low Carb, opt. Gluten free)

Listen everyone. This casserole was consumed entirely by my family. I have three little boys and a husband…and the 9×13 disappeared before my eyes! This is a good hefty hearty casserole that made my boys very happy. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed by this. This would be classified a Heavy S…and it uses aContinue reading “Beefy Alfredo (THM-S, Low Carb, opt. Gluten free)”

Feisty Flounder (THM-FP, Low Carb, GF)

Here’s a tasty, unique way to get more fish in your diet! I used frozen wild caught flounder filets at Aldi. There were six filets in the bag, so I cooked them all. If you can’t find flounder, use any white, low-fat, fish. (Tilapia would work.) So basically, I was craving this flavor for someContinue reading “Feisty Flounder (THM-FP, Low Carb, GF)”

The Winter Heritage Festival

Attention history buffs! This weekend, January 24 and 25, the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and the Cades Cove Preservation Association (CCPA) will be hosting the Winter Heritage Festival. This two day free event will feature local historians, descendants, and former residents of Cades Cove. Visit for the speaker line-up. There will be someContinue reading “The Winter Heritage Festival”

The Easiest (Healthiest) Fried Okra (THM-FP, S)

This year, we grew a delicious variety of heirloom okra that is called Longhorn Okra. It is perfectly tender even when it grows long…which if you know anything about picking “normal” okra, it will be tough as a cob if it gets too long. We had oodles of okra this year. I pickled a bunch,Continue reading “The Easiest (Healthiest) Fried Okra (THM-FP, S)”

Copperhead Bites (An Original Stuffed Pepper Recipe from the Farmer -THM-S, Low-Carb friendly)

Happy Labor Day everyone! By the time you’re reading this, the day will probably be over and your Labor Day cookouts will be wrapping up. I’m going to share my husband’s original recipe for stuffed peppers that we made for our Labor Day burger grill. He was pumped to be using this new pepper varietyContinue reading “Copperhead Bites (An Original Stuffed Pepper Recipe from the Farmer -THM-S, Low-Carb friendly)”