Smoked Sausage-Onions-Peppers-Garlic Bake

This one is super simple!  Pop this low carb dish in the oven, or sun oven and have a quick easy dinner with leftovers.

What you will need:

Baking dish, deep enough to catch the grease from the sausage. Get one here

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1 package (I buy the bulk size) of smoked sausage (could also substitute kielbasa), cut up

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1 yellow onion, sliced

 

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1 Bell Pepper (I used multi colored), sliced

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2 garlic cloves, chopped

 

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Nonstick Cooking Spray, I use spray Avocado Oil.  Get one here Continue reading “Smoked Sausage-Onions-Peppers-Garlic Bake”

Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein

"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: Little Gorilla
Author: Ruth Bornstein
Category: Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Details: Hardcover, 31 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book many years ago, to read to my youngest son
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Overview: An adorable short story about a gorilla and those around him. Continue reading “Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein”

Gorilla Baby: The Story of Patty Cake by Pearl Wolf

"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: Gorilla Baby
           The Story of Patty Cake
Author: Pearl Wolf
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Children’s (Vintage)
Details: Hardcover, 30 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book from a yard sale
Get your own copy HERE

 

Overview: Gorilla Baby: The Story of Patty Cake is a true story about the surprise birth of a gorilla baby to Congo and Lulu of the Central Park Zoo in the ’70s. It’s a story told through clear text and startling black and white photographs. Continue reading “Gorilla Baby: The Story of Patty Cake by Pearl Wolf”

All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: All New Square Foot Gardening
Author: Mel Bartholomew
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Gardening
Details: Softcover 271 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book in February 2007
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Overview: Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today’s changing resources, needs, and challenges. Continue reading “All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew”

Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs? by Katherine Smith

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Author: Katherine Smith
               Consultant: Nicola Davies
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Details: Hardcover, 32 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book from a yard sale
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Overview: (From the back cover) Do you know why gorillas don’t have long tails? Do you know why they eat vegetarian instead of hamburgers? Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs? explores these questions and many more. The fantastic illustrations and the easy-to-understand text reveal how the characteristics and behaviors of gorillas allow them to survive in their unique environment. Continue reading “Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs? by Katherine Smith”

Ancestry DNA, Should I, or Shouldn’t I? And Do We Have the Right to Know About Our Ancestors?

DNA testing for genealogy seems to be all the craze now.  Some jump on the bandwagon and take the tests right away, others seem more hesitant.  How will the results be used?  Is our information really private?  What if I find out something … unexpected?!

All of these same questions went through my mind.  Ultimately though, I did take the test, through Ancestry.  My sisters and father took it as well.  And the results?  Well, my dad is my dad, and my sisters are my sisters, no surprise there. 😉 Continue reading “Ancestry DNA, Should I, or Shouldn’t I? And Do We Have the Right to Know About Our Ancestors?”

The Complete Tightwad Gazette

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Author: Amy Dacyczyn (aka The Frugal Zealot)
Category:  Non-fiction
Genre: Thrifty Tips
Format: Softcover, 959 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased this book many years ago
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Overview: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle.
The author established herself as the expert of economy.  The Complete Tightwad Gazette brings together all her best ideas and thriftiest thinking into one volume, along with new articles never published before this book format. Continue reading “The Complete Tightwad Gazette”

DIY – Body Butter

What is better than a body butter that begins to melt as soon as it touches your skin,  providing moisture and support throughout your day,  helping to prevent chafing, itching and dryness, as well as supporting various “issues” when combined with appropriately chosen essential oils.

This body butter recipe is a combination of many recipes I have found (and used) over the years. I took all the best parts and found the combo that works well me. Continue reading “DIY – Body Butter”

Banana Bread in the Sun Oven

Who doesn’t love fruit breads?  Apple, blueberry, mixed berry, banana etc., all yummy! Today, we made banana bread, and since it was bright and sunny outside (for the most part), it was a perfect day to use the Sun Oven.

Below is our favorite fruit bread recipe.  Today, I tried the recipe with sugar alternatives.  I did use all purpose flour, so this batch is not a low carb friendly bread.  Maybe I will try it with alternative flours next time. Continue reading “Banana Bread in the Sun Oven”