Sunday, February 10, 2013


So I like to experiment with "adult" drinks from time to time. One of these days I will have a cocktail party and try some of my low carb drinks. But until then...I just am taste testing tthem myself and sometimes my husband gets a drink or two. Awhile back I was determined to find TOM COLLINS drink glasses...I'm somewhat old fashioned and love to recreate and play with old recipes and drinks from the 40's-60's. LOVE IT! I swear I should have been raised back then. Anyway, so I collect old cookbooks and old cocktail books. Love them!!!! Well, I finally found the Tom Collins glasses at TJ Max. I was so then I had to make the drink..right? YES! So here we are. They are very good, refreshing and crisp. Little did I know that my husband use to order them years ago before I met him...which put a smile on my face. I've had a couple tonight...hopefully you can't tell in my writing. lol

2 oz Gin
1 oz or a really good squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1 tsp of Splenda
4 oz of club soda-or you can replace it with diet Ginger Ale

So, in a Tom Collins glass (tall and skinny) pour the Gin in. Then add the lemon juice, Splenda and ice until it reaches the top. Then add the Club Soda. Mix well with a stir.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


So I have been dying to use this super cute heart shaped waffle maker I bought at Goodwill. I love but it has been trying at times to come up with a stable recipe for the maker. I remember a few years ago I had to throw away a maker (it was used from Goodwill) because the batter just stuck to well and I could NOT get it out. lol...oh well.  But now--I think I came up with one that's pretty good. I'm still going to work on it but my husband gave them the 2 thumbs up.
*Plus make extra and freeze for easy breakfast...oh yeah baby!

6 eggs, separated
6 ounces of cream cheese
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp grated nutmeg

Preheat waffle iron.
Spray with non-stick coating
In one bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.  In a separate bowl, mix yolks(I scramble them up first) with cream cheese and protein powder, cinnamon and nutmeg until smooth. Add whites mixture to the yolk and FOLD stirring and mixing.
Once the waffle iron is ready, add about 2 heaping tablespoons to each section. Mine were hearts so you might need a little more for the squares or Belgum ones. Let them cook about 4 waffle maker beeps when I did let them sit about a min longer so they browned more but it's not needed. Serve immediately with warm butter and warm sugar free syrup or you can freeze and toast later -maybe on a lower setting.

Enjoy!!! ♥...Happy Valentine's day!