Amazing Grass Green Superfood for your Smoothies

Can I just say how much I really love this product?!

It may not be for everyone, but it has made a difference in how I feel

and the price can’t be beat, either!

amazing grass

While the lemon-lime flavor is my favorite right now, there are other flavors that I have tried, one being chocolate.  I blend this superfood powder right into my smoothie in the morning and it makes a difference in my day.  I love that this product is gluten free!  and also vegan if that’s a concern.

When I use the Amazing Grass Lemon-Lime, I add it in the blender with frozen strawberries and blueberries, some extra ice, filtered water, a pack of stevia, and a scoop of collagen. Then I blend away until I have a nice smooth drink that I pour in my jar and I’m off to work.

When I use the Amazing Grass Chocolate, I add it to the blender with about a 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, cashew milk, a tablespoon of cocoa to amp up the chocolate flavor, a tablespoon of natural peanut butter, ice, a pack of stevia, and a scoop of collagen.  Then I blend until a I have a nice thick smoothie.

Amazing Grass Chocolate

(As always, if you have any medical issues and are currently under medical care, please check with your doctor before using supplements.)

Amazing Grass nutritional info label


If you are interested in purchasing Amazing Grass Superfood Lemon-Lime Energy, click here.

If you are interested in purchasing Amazing Grass Superfood Chocolate Infusion, click here.

If you are interested in purchasing Amazing Grass Superfood Alkalize and Detox, click here.


DISCLAIMER: If you purchase from the links in this post you are helping support Heart of a Country Home at no extra charge to yourself.  Thank you!







Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter

I’m having a blast with my new Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter!

Here’s just a few samples of designs I’ve been cutting.

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I cut my daughter’s initial along with a chevron background.  I must say this was my first tightly registered multi-colored design and it was a pain!  lol  It’s going to take more practice to be comfortable cutting these successfully.


Here’s a little logo supporting my fave baseball team!

stl cards

Here’s a monogram for a friend.  I added different size dots on the cup though they’re not very visible on this photo.


This last cup sports a Tennessee Tri-Star design in honor of my home state.


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Do you have a Silhouette vinyl cutting machine?

Being new at this, I can use all the tips I can get!  Like a great place to get vinyl at great prices.  Tips for layering multi-colors would be helpful, too.  :D

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To check out the Silhouette Cameo, click on the link below.

SILHOUETTE CAMEO with vinyl cutting bundle kit

Vinyl for craft cutters

Double wall acrylic tumblers


DISCLAIMER: If you purchase from the links in this post you are helping support Heart of a Country Home at no extra charge to yourself.  Thank you!


Too Hot to Cook

Let’s be honest…we all feel this way some days.

too hot to cook

Helpful Household Hints ~ Orange Peels

It’s summertime and who doesn’t want their home to smell like citrus?

Here’s a great household tip for those orange or citrus peels.

Household Hints

Check out this nifty citrus peeler.


Starting the Trim Healthy Mama plan

Are you wanting to get started on the low-glycemic Trim Healthy Mama plan and just don’t know where to start?  I’ve put together some ideas on how to get started and stick to the plan.  Try it for a week and see if you feel better. 🙂

Trim Healthy Mama tips


There are more tips and meal pictures on THIS page.  Remember healthy fats and slow burning carbs are welcome on this plan, just not at the same meal.

If you’re starting the THM plan, a good blender will be needed to make all the delicious blended drinks, like this Peanut Butter Milkshake, and even some of the new baked goodies.


The new Trim Healthy Mama cookbook is very affordable and full of healthy recipes and tips to continue on your THM journey.   Click on the picture below to purchase the cookbook.

THM cookbook

The original plan book is a thick book full of recipes, plan tips, health tips, and even tips on your relationship with your spouse.


The new plan book is in an easier-to-read format and is all about the plan.

thm plan

Some more great items to have on hand for your journey to weight loss and health.

Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend

Super Sweet Blend

Gentle Sweet

Pristine Whey Protein Powder

Great Lakes Collagen (great for hair, skin, and nails)


To find out more about Trim Healthy Mama, visit their website.


Disclaimer: Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links.  If you purchase through the links provided, I may receive a very small compensation at no extra cost to you.  Thanks!



Saying Grace

When my children were little, we always said this simple blessing before our meal.


Southern Grace

Our hands we fold, Our heads we bow,

For food and drink, We thank Thee now.


Do you have a favorite family blessing?

~Monday Motivation~

Never give up.


Salami Cream Cheese Rollups

My niece told me about this recipe and I’m so glad she did!

It makes a quick low carb snack or a great party appetizer.

Salami Rollups

Actually  my niece, Brandi, made this recipe and shared it with me while I was at her house.   Salty salami, creamy cheese, and a little zesty bite from the pepper hooked me from the first bite!

I shared the recipe with my brother who has been eating low carb for years (and is very successful at it!) and he says he makes a similar recipe with pepperoni, cream cheese, and jalapeno!  That sounds amazing and like something I will need try in the near future! 🙂

Quick NoteIf you’re following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, these rollups will fall into the S category. 🙂

Here’s what I purchased for this recipe:

Salami Rollups

Here’s how I rolled them up.  You can use toothpicks if your salami is thicker and won’t stick together.  I didn’t have to.

Salami Rollups2

I stored them in a small container in the fridge.  The didn’t last long! 🙂

Here’s the recipe..

Salami Rollups


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,softened
18 slices thinly sliced salami
18 slices peperoncini peppers, drained,

Spread about a tablespoon of the softened cream cheese
over a slice of salami.  Top with 1 to 3 peperoncini pepper slices.
Roll the salami around the cheese and pepper slices.
Repeat with remaining ingredients.  Store in fridge.

If you’re looking for another great party appetizer recipe,  check out these Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed PoppersWarm Cream Cheese and Bacon Spread, or the Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Disclaimer: Some links in this post may lead to affiliate links.  If you purchase through the links provided,  I will receive a small compensation at no extra cost to you.  Have a great day!

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

This simple broiled fish recipe is naturally low in carbs and very delicious! 

I served the fish with pan sauteed green beans and summer cucumber tomato salad.

broiled tilapia

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds tilapia fillets

Preheat your oven’s broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line
pan with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter,
mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with garlic, salt and pepper.
Mix well and set aside.

Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a
few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over
and broil for 2 more minutes.

Remove the fillets from the oven and spread with the Parmesan
cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until
the topping is lightly browned and fish flakes easily with a fork.
Be careful not to over cook the fish.

Serve immediately with your favorite sides.



I don’t know of anyone who WANTS to go through hard times, but sometimes the ending results are amazing!  #keepthefaith

My Journey 6.23.15

race to the finish

Beautiful Gulf Coast ~ Setting Sun

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Some places are hard to leave behind.

Gulf Shores sunset framed

Spring 2015 ~ Randomness

Some peeks into my Spring.


The hostas I planted in 2013 and forgot about came up again.   Love me some hostas because they’re so easy to grow.



Eating supper on the front porch can be so relaxing after spending the day inside.



My oldest daughter has fallen in love with gardening.  She has planted so many beautiful flowers this Spring.  Now I need to get her interested in veggies.🙂



After an extensive search, I was so excited to find this cute owl mug for only .25 at the thrift store!



I love it when my hubby cranks up the grill.  I know some yummy food is on the way.  He prepared enough for us to eat on through the week and when the grilled veggies were gone, I pan roasted these in the oven.  Real food and good eatin’!



After my last post on that beautiful Spring day,  I found out my oldest brother had died suddenly.  He left a void in the lives of his daughters, grandchildren, siblings, and father.  I think of him often and miss him daily.  Some of my family made the trip to Reelfoot Lake in his memory.

Thanks for stopping by!


So happy to see these pink blossoms on this beautiful Spring day!

flower earth laughs

Deep Dish Pizza ~ Low Carb • Grain Free • Gluten Free

This low carb pizza recipe has been around for years and I’m probably the last blogger to share it! 

It’s the pizza that I always make for the whole family and they love it.

The crust is neither crusty, thin, or crispy, but it’s delicious and a great base for all your favorite pizza toppings.

deep dish pizza

DEEP DISH PIZZA ~ Low Carb • Grain Free • Gluten Free


4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
8 oz. shredded mozzarella


½ cup no sugar added pizza sauce
assorted pizza toppings
4 oz. mozzarella cheese

Mix all crust ingredients but the shredded cheese in a bowl until smooth.
Spread shredded cheese evenly in a greased 9×13 dish.   Pour egg/cheese mixture evenly over cheese.

Bake at 375º for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.  Remove from heat, let cool 10-15 minutes.

Spread on ½ cup no sugar added pizza sauce, top with favorite pizza toppings and more mozzarella cheese.   Return to 375º oven for another 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.  I prefer to let mine brown just a little.

Makes 12-15 servings.  I like to add a nice green salad along with my pizza.


*On the Trim Healthy Mama plan this is an S meal.

Use these cute salad hands for serving your guests.

Disclaimer: Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links.  If you purchase through the links provided, I may receive a very small compensation at no extra cost to you.  Thanks!