My Family’s Favorite Sloppy Joes Recipe

My Family’s Favorite Sloppy Joes Recipe. My sugar de-tox was not a success, but I am trying portion control! Ok, with that said these are the BEST sloppy joe’s I have ever eaten. : )

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Watermelon Ginger Sparklers | How Sweet It Is

Watermelon Ginger Sparklers | How Sweet It Is. Not likely low sugar, but looks super refreshing!!

The Worlds Best Barbeque Sauce (sugar free)

The Worlds Best Barbeque Sauce (sugar free). Yum. Just in time for cook out season!!

Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate Glaze. Here is a low sugar or no sugar glaze recipe ( depending on the type of dark chocolate you use ). This would work on the baked chocolate donut recipe below!

BAKED CHOCOLATE DONUTS

BAKED CHOCOLATE DONUTS. I am not a fan of flour alternatives, well, maybe almond flour. Can anyone say French macrons? But, tonight I am going to give these a try. I have severe chocolate cravings at night. These look delicious!

300_444574If you are not familiar with the author Ann Voscamp, you may want to be. Ann is no ivory tower dweller. Her life has been at times, in the trenches. But, she does not dwell there. Her life of pain and trenches has led to living a very altruistic life. After reading her blog revealing the living situation of the citizens in Iraq ( “Into Iraq: #1, Love in the Time of ISIS”.) I was gripped with the realization that I have fallen so prey to self-serving living. Once the wheels of daily suburban life start grinding I get caught up in the swirl of white picket fences, mini-van living, what’s for dinner mode. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. We must love and care for ourselves before we can truly love others. I don’t want to change places with anyone. My challenge is how to use all that has been given me to live a more others focused life. A life of not just seeing the broken, but dwelling in their pain, dwelling to the point where I must take action. Sacrificial action. The zeal of right vs. wrong has lost its appeal. Politics has a place most definitely. I love living in the land of the free, home of the brave. So true. But what I  am searching for is the breaking free of fear and moving in the direction of truly, madly, deeply loving others. “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them”. Luke 6:32.

Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. Today I am starting the 21 Day Sugar Detox. Don’t get me wrong now, I still will have my cupcake, ice cream, pie fix! But, for the next 21 days I will be posting recipes that are 21 Day friendly! This is my first dinner recipe! I will let you know how it tastes : )