Broccoli Slaw Salad

Last night I attempted to create a new low carb side dish…  And surprisingly it came out really nice!  I even had my mom and friend taste-test it to make sure my taste buds weren’t being biased or anything.

So here is the work of art, er, I mean Broccoli Slaw Salad. 

It’s basically coleslaw but with slivers of broccoli instead of chopped cabbage.  And the good news is that it’s extremely easy to throw together!


  • Prepackaged broccoli slaw mix (most grocery stores should have something like this in their produce section)
  • 2 sweet peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Handful of shredded cheese (I used a mild cheddar and Colby mixture)
  • Bacon bits (to liking)
  • 1-2 serving spoons of Mayonnaise (if you’re wondering, Best Foods is the only way to go, IMO)
  • 2-3 capfuls of Apple cider vinegar 
  • Spices: dill weed, garlic powder, and loads of salt/pepper

Throw everything together in a big bowl, making sure to stir all the way down to the bottom. Let it rest in the fridge over night (that lets all the flavors mix and mash together).

And viola! You have a refreshing and low carb side dish for lunch over the next couple of days!



The wonderful world of crafting…

So as a graduation present, my thoughtful S.O. bought me an embroidery/sewing machine!  I didn’t even know that I wanted one, until I owned one!!

Now I can’t peel myself away from looking up ideas on Pinterest, or tutorial videos on YouTube!

One of the first real projects that I dived into (once I figured out how to properly use the machine) was to monogram handkerchiefs for my friend’s family in preparation for the birth of her first child. As “payment” she gave me the extra hankies, which were promptly monogrammed with my S.O.’s family initials, pending his trip back home this week.

I undertook my second project rather immediately, by making handmaking scarves with a decorative embroidered image – representative of each person in my S.O.’s family. I was very fortunate to find some great embroidery patterns online (some free, some at a really good deal), and others were already loaded onto my machine.

My absolute favorite is Athena’s Owl (in bronze thread below). Even my test swatch in all black thread came out amazingly beautiful! Totally worth the $1.50 I got it for (on sale)!!

I have so many ideas on what I want to do…… But while it’s like the possibilities are endless, I don’t know where to start! LOL!

One project that I definitely want to start working on soon, is my New England themed quilt. I bought these fat quarters while in Maine a few weeks ago, and can’t wait to throw these cuties together in a quilt!