Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Keto Pancake Recipe and Why You Need Them


                         Today we are going to have a little chat about pancakes. That's right,

those light and fluffy golden brown stacks of goodness. They just seem to melt in your 

mouth. Oh, and breakfast is the perfect time to have them. They tend to wake you up

as you take that first bite of pancake. Let's not stop at breakfast, though, you could

have them for lunch or even dinner.

                         Then, we get to the toppings. You could put almost anything on them.

You could put butter and syrup, but why stop there? Drizzle some sugar-free

chocolate sauce on them or some homemade sugar-free blueberry syrup. Dust some

cinnamon and add some honey if you aren't sugar-free. The ideas are endless.

                        By now you're probably thinking that I am totally obsessed with

pancakes. You would be right. I love anything sweet. Since I went on a low carb no

sugar diet I've been missing all of the wonderful foods that I used to have. That's why

I've decided to start developing my own Ketogenic or low carb recipes. Pancakes

were my first choice since my whole family loves them, but think most keto

pancakes are too "eggy" for my husband and I. My goal is to get these foods as close

to the original as I can without compromising and adding not so good for you foods.

Servings:8     Prep time: 5 min.   Cook time: 30 min.

Caleries per serving: 118 Total Fat: 10.6g Total Carbs: 3.7g total sugar: 2.2g Protein:3.4g

Here is the recipe. I hope you enjoy it. Leave a comment down below and let me 

know what you think.


1 cup almond flour

4 oz. cream cheese

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1tsp baking powder

1 Tbs Swerve confectioner's style sweetener

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Pinch of sea salt


1. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until well blended.

2. Pour a silver dollar amount into a well-greased pan and cook on medium heat for 

about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.

note: These pancakes are a bit tricky to flip, so take your time.

3. Top with your favorite pancake topping and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. I have been enjoyed sharing it with you all. What 

topping are you going to add to them?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles Dusted Two Ways

                                     Oh, my goodness; have I got a treat for you today. They are

velvety smooth and healthy. You're probably thinking, "But how can chocolate truffles

be healthy, Amanda?" Let me tell you; I'm still trying to wrap my brain around that

one myself. They are so good that it's hard to believe they're healthy.

                                    These are more traditional than my usual truffle recipe. The

ganache is the same, but instead of the hard candy coating they are rolled in cocoa

powder or cinnamon. They're made to look like the truffles that grow in the wild.

These are also sugar-free. Since I've started my low carb/ sugar-free journey I've 

missed baking and developing recipes. Even though the recipes will be a little 

different I'll try to give you some options that you can swap ingredients for.

With these lovely truffles, you can swap out the sugar-free chocolate chips for semi 

sweet or milk chocolate if you're going for something really yummy.  If you like 

something that is not as rich my white chocolate lime truffles is a big hit. Alright, 

on to this wonderful recipe.

from start to finish: 1 hour and 30 minutes 
Serves about: 12


1 9 oz bag of sugar-free chocolate chips

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 Tbs cocoa powder

1 Tbs cinnamon

The How to:

1.  Combine chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream in a microwave-safe bowl. 

Microwave at 30-second intervals, until smooth, stirring after each.

2. Refrigerate for one hour or until firm.

3. Roll into balls about the size of a walnut and roll in either cocoa powder or 

cinnamon and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

Store in an airtight container for about a week.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spring placemats- Garden Walk


Happy first day of March everyone! Soon flowers will be blooming, 

birds will be chirping and nature will be screaming Spring. It's my favorite time of 

year. A time for new life to begin and new adventures to be taken. what are your 

favorite things about this time of year? 

                             There are so many things I have planned for this season. Before I get 

into that let's talk about February. How was the month of love for you? Was it fun 

and exciting? New and full of wonder? Just everyday life? Remember that in the 

everyday life there are fun and exciting, new and full of wonder everywhere you go. 

You just have to know where to look. Take time to look around when out and about; 

running errands and take time to appreciate the world around you. it's a good stress reliever, you know?

                          February, for me, was a normal month. Not a lot of stress some goals 

were met. I lost 15lbs and gained energy. I've also started reflecting on my life and 

other goals I have for myself. Time was not wasted for sure. I've also made some 

sewing and baking goals.

1. Make some throw pillows.

2. Work on and finish my second quilt.

3. Get up the nerve to sew clothes.

4. learn how to bake and make my own recipes that are low carb.

5. Decorate the craft room.

Okay, so, number five isn't specifically sewing, but it will have a mini quilt on the 

wall and some pillows on the futon. 

Although sewing has been slow I did finish some beautiful Spring placemats. They 

inspired me to start bringing florals and bright colors into my home.


                                 Pretty aren't they? I know, you're probably tired of seeing

placemats. It's just hard not to share them with you. They are so easy and such a fast

project to make. What would you like to see me make? I can always try a new craft

and share the trials and errors of learning a new craft. Would you like to see more

crochet? Let me know in the comments below.

                         Until next time stays sweet.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Summertime Treats: Root Beer Float Truffles

   Root Beer floats are my husband and daughter's most favorite summer dessert. It's like as soon as

summer gets here they are obsessed with it. Now, me? I like them every once in a while, but I have

to be in the mood for it. My all time favorite treat is chocolate. We'll save that topic for another time,


    I love this recipe because it tastes like ice cream and it practically melts in you mouth. They're

summer bbq's in a truffle, a pool party in a ball, a picnic in a.... Well you get the idea. Alright, you

talked me into it. I'll stop building it up and give you the recipe. What's your favorite summer

dessert? Let me know in the comments below.

Make time: 1 hour

Wait Time: 1 hour

Make about 15-20 truffles (depending on size)


1 bag white chocolate chips (11 oz.)

1 bag white candy melts

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Root Beer candy flavoring


1. Pour white chocolate chips into a heat proof bowl.

2. Warm heavy whipping cream to simmer and pour over white chocolate. Stir until smooth.

3. Add 40 to 50 drops of the root beer flavoring, stirring well. Taste after each addition to make sure 

you have the flavor that's right for you. (mine were lighter in flavor.) You can also add more if you 

like, but be careful, too much flavoring will make the truffles too strong.

4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 min. or until firm.

5. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Roll mixture into balls and place them on the cookie sheet.

6. Place truffles into the freezer for 30 min. Be sure that you don't put them into the deep freezer, The 

extreme cold will make your candy melts crack.

7. Melt the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Stirring 

after each, until smooth.

8. Dip truffles in candy melts and place back onto cookie sheet. Let candy melts set.

9. Place truffles in an air tight container and place in the fridge. Keep refrigerated. Their good for 

about a week. Enjoy!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Butterfly Fairy Charms

    Making jewelry is a hobby that I've been into since high school. The first necklace I ever made

was a seed bead daisy chain. After a while, I lost interest and stopped making them. Later, as an adult

I decided that I was tired of not finding bracelets that fit my tiny wrists and decided to make my own.

     I came up with the idea of the butterfly fairy one day when I was trying to think of a new charm

idea. These were simple and fun to make. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. If you enjoyed this tutorial

comment below and tell me how it went.

Tools you'll need:

1. flat nosed pliers ( purple handle)

2. needle nosed pliers ( pink handle)

3. wire nippers (pink handle)

Supplies to make charms:

1. butterfly beads with a hole going through the middle

2. flower bead caps

3. headpins with a ball at the end

4. 8 mm round beads ( I used natural agate druzy beads

How to assemble:

1. take a butterfly bead and add it onto the head pin.

2. Next, add the round bead.

3. Then top the charm with the bead cap.

4. With the needle nose, pliers make a loop by wrapping the wire around close to the end of the pliers.

5. Using the nippers cut off any excess wire. Be careful and aim away from your face. It hurts when it gets into the eyes. (oops)

6. If the loop is crooked you can use the flat nosed pliers to straighten it.

Congratulations! you just made your first butterfly fairy charm. Did you have fun? I sure did. What 

did you think? Remember to hop over to Instagram and post your finished projects with the hashtag 

adropofsweetness so I can see you finished charms. See you soon.