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5 Dollar-Wise Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 #2 Feb 12-18

LEAVE THE DISHES FOR THE MORNING AND ENJOY A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AT HOME WITH YOUR LOVED ONE   Valentine’s Day is around the corner and for those of you who want to surprise your loved one with a romantic dinner at home on a budget, I’ve got you covered. Mrs. CBB and I considered going out to a restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner but once we factored in the costs we realized we’d get romantic at home instead. Romantic Dinner for two including dessert Bottle of wine or other bubbly Valentine’s Day flowers and other gifts Babysitting costs Server Tip Now that we are parents we tend to do more date-nights at home because we enjoy being in the kitchen creating meals together, it’s fun plus far less than eating out. Everything about Valentine’s Day is expensive as I’m sure we can all agree. By the time you buy Valentine’s Day flowers (Rose’s being the number one choice), romantic Valentine’s Day card and book reservations at your favourite restaurant you may be in for a pricey date-night.   Save and Splurge   If you are one of those people who would rather eat out at a restaurant for […]

Homemade Chocolate Bars with Stevia (Sugar-Free, Low-Carb)

CHOCOLATE CANDY BARS ARE INEXPENSIVE TO MAKE AT HOME WITH THE ADDED BONUS OF INCLUDING YOUR FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS   I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t mind making homemade gifts for the people I love. So, I decided to make homemade low-carb chocolate bars as a surprise for Valentine’s Day to give to Mrs. CBB along with some not-so-crafty decorations that I’m sure she will laugh at. It’s the thought that counts, right? Homemade chocolate bars or other chocolate candies are not meant to look perfect because it is the imperfect that says, “I made this with Love” that matters most. What I love the best is the cost of making homemade chocolate bars vs. store-bought. Before we start this recipe for homemade sugar-free chocolate bars ….. I just want to point out that if you don’t care for sugar-free chocolate you can easily use regular chocolate chips  to make this recipe for homemade chocolate bars. Once you understand the basics of melting chocolate, own the proper tools and have the ingredients on-hand then you’ll be set to go.   Chocolate Bar Mould   To be honest if you don’t fancy the same chocolate bar mould that we use that […]

Gourmet Keto Low Carb Bagels (Gluten-Free)

ENJOY LOW CARB BAGELS WITH THIS UNIVERSAL GLUTEN-FREE DOUGH   You won’t believe that there are ONLY 6 ingredients in these low carb bagels which by the way are also gluten-free and keto-friendly with 1.5 net carbs each. Soften the butter, cue the cream cheese, get the sugar-free jam ready and let the drooling begin. (that’s how Mrs. CBB explained it to me) Every low carb kitchen with a keto stocked pantry will already have these few ingredients so that making this recipe is even easier. If not, stock up because you’ll need all the wonderful products that bring keto recipes together along with plenty or protein and vegetables. If you’ve wanted to satisfy that bread craving you’ve had but without all the carbs you won’t want to miss this recipe for gourmet keto low carb bagels. We actually had lots of fun making these and consider this recipe one of the best low carb bagel recipes thus far.   Why are these gourmet low carb bagels?   Why not? I can promise you that once you make this recipe for low carb bagels you won’t turn back. These low carb bagels are hand-made in your kitchen and anything that […]

Low Carb Sugar-Free Salted Caramel Cheesecake

MAKING THE BEST HOMEMADE CHEESECAKE IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK-SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DO IT MY WAY!   A couple who are friends of ours absolutely adore cheesecake so when we invited them over for dessert last week we thought we’d surprise them with this decadent  low carb, sugar-free Salted Caramel Cheesecake. Oh yes, they were surprised! We are also huge fans of cheesecake especially the salted caramel cheesecake but most importantly there must be two things present; Thicker Crust Thick Cheesecake If you can carry out those two aspects of a cheesecake you’ve got yourself a winner. I’m actually quite amazed at how many people think cheesecake is a difficult recipe. That is far from the truth. When we created our salted caramel cheesecake we wanted to keep it simple so our guests could add any variation of toppings we offered. What I like about toppings and cheesecake is that you can add just about anything. Since the CBB house has went low carb and sugar-free just about everything we make takes that path. It has been 2 years since Mrs. CBB gave up sugar and she feels great and doesn’t crave it like she used to. For this […]

35 Minute Zoodles Bolognese (Zucchini Pasta w/Meat Sauce)

ZOODLES ARE A GREAT SUBSTITUTE FOR HIGH CARB HEAVY PASTA. TRY FOR YOURSELF, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID   Today I’m sharing with you an easy recipe that you can have on the table in about 35 minutes working at a steady pace. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! I can now announce that I am the new King Zoodles Chef. Mrs. CBB said that I’ve finally mastered the art of zucchini noodles. That or she just wants me to keep cooking so she doesn’t have to. Nah, she meant it. Good-bye pasta. Thanks for many years of tummy filling goodness but we’re moving on to something far different and it’s gluten-free. We are a pasta loving family but in order to keep the carbs low we’ve started removing as much gluten as we can as well sugar but most of all, eating too much food. This Zoodles Bolognese is so good you’ll be telling yourself that it is on the weekly menu forever. Every bite is filled with tonnes of flavours from the spices. A dish like this in a restaurant could easily cost you $20 where I was able to make this entire recipe that serves 4-6 people for that […]

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