The best Charcuterie Board & Salad Bowl EVER!

A charcuterie board is a perfect dinner for someone who is following a low carb lifestyle like keto.  It’s a platter of meats and cheeses that are paired together in flavorful combinations. Tonight I chose Margherita Genoa Salami, Smoked Gouda and Bacon Jalapeno and a Chipotle Jack cheese. On the side a mixed green chopped salad with skinless chicken thighs, sweet potato, and strawberries. I incorporated a glass of Zinfandel as a special treat for the hubby.  What’s on your at home charcuterie board?


Jalapeno Poppers for the win…

Today, I was looking for something quick, easy, gluten-free and low-carb to eat. I stopped at a  nearby produce market and walked up on some huge jalapeno peppers on sale for $0.88/pound and immediately thought of, “poppers.”

These little cheese filled peppers have become a staple in my household at family gatherings and Monday night TV and with only 5 ingredients it comes in at under $5.00 to prepare.


6 Large Jalapeno Peppers halved with seeds removed

8 oz Softened Cream Cheese

4 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Green Onion

Garlic Powder (season to taste)

Onion Powder (season to taste)


6 Large Jalapeno Peppers halved with seeds removed.

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Combine softened Cream Cheese, Shredded Cheddar, Green Onion, Garlic Powder and Onion Powder.


Spoon mixture into Jalapeno Pepper halves.

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving…Enjoy!