Sunday, November 11, 2012

Low Carb Fajita Casserole

Please bare with me I know it has been a very long time since I have made a post :). I have not even put a design up on the blog to make it pretty yet :O. Life sure has been busy that is all lol. I have taken up the low carb eating lifestyle and went to experiment the other night with what I had at the house and this recipe has evolved! It is very yummy and I usually eat a salad on the side with it for my veggies.

Low Carb Fajita Casserole
Makes 4 servings
Net carbs per serving: 3.5

1 lb ground beef
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cups (1 package) Kraft Italian Five Cheese, Shredded
Badia Complete Seasoning

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Chop up half a small onion (I use sweet onions) and 1 bell pepper. You can also add in a red bell pepper and go half on that and half on the green.

Brown ground beef, onions, peppers and Badia Complete Seasoning.
 I used about 4 tsps of the seasoning. I don't really measure its approx. so I just put a thin layer on top and when I go to stir up the ground beef I toss another thin layer.

Once everything is browned toss into a casserole dish. I used a 8x8.

Layer the whole package of Italian cheese on top and cook until cheese on top is nicely melted.

Dive in, its delicious!

Nutritional Info: Cals- 539.6, Fat- 44.2g, Net Carbs- 3.5, Protein- 33.1g

Monday, March 5, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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I used to make these when I was on Nutrisystem with their little dessert chocolate chips :) But you can make them with any chocolate candy melts!

You Need:
Chocolate Candy Melts
Smooth/Creamy Peanut Butter
Cupcake liners

Line the bottom of each cupcake liner with 6 candy melts. I usually stack around in a circle then place the last one right on top.

Set in microwave and heat for 10 seconds at a time. It will take a good couple times but you dont want to burn the chocolate and ruin it!

Pull from microwave and drop about a tablespoon of peanut butter in the middle. Doesnt have to be perfect :)

Layer ontop of the peanut butter about 6 more candy melts, you can add more if you like.

Pop back in the microwave and heat and 5-10 seconds each round for a couple times.

Sometimes the peanut butter will start to heat and come out of the chocolate I just stop the microwave and mix it a bit and reheat until its melted.

Pop them in the freezer for at least 30 mins. A hour is best to ensure they are hardened. The enjoy :)

You could probably heat the top layer of chocolate on its own in a diff bowl then pour into the cupcake liners too either way it still works :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cookies from Heaven

The title says it all! lol These cookies are what inspired me to start this blog so please excuse me while I come down from cookie heaven....
ok thats better! :)

I would like to thank the author from Taste and Tell as she is the original author of this recipe! You can find her blog and other goodie recipes HERE

These cookies are really easy to make and are yummy! The perfect dessert for your Valentines Day, Christmas, Wedding or heck just any day of the year! They have a medium/neutral sweetness to them so on a scale from 1-10 with 1 being not sweet at all and 10 being the sweetest thing ever I give them a 5.
I however, loveeee sweet so I ended up dusting just a tiny bit of the confectioner sugar ontop of the cookies after they were done. It didnt make it too sweet but bumped it up just a notch to a 6.

Ok lets get on with it! Here is the recipe:

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: a little over 2 dozen cookies


  • 8-oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  • In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the cream cheese and the butter. Beat in the egg, then the vanilla. Beat in the cake mix until completely combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Roll the chilled dough into tablespoon sized balls. Roll in confectioners' sugar, and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
They are a little messy when you are making them into balls and dusting them so you may want to use some plastic restaurant gloves if you have them or get red tinted hands like I did! Whats the fun in staying clean anyhow lol.

They are a hit so far in the house the children and I love them! This is defiantly a keeper and something I will make more of as time is allowed:) If you try them comment and let me know what you think!


Welcome to Divine Goodie Adventures! I am your host Angela :) I live in the pretty and unpredictable state of North Carolina! I decided to start this blog up because I love trying new food recipes when I am able to and I wanted to share them with others as well as my opinion on the results!

I hope you join me on this adventure into what I call food heaven ;)