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Low-Carb Ramekin Shepherd’s Pie

Here’s another idea to throw onto the heap. I love cooking with ramekins. It’s so fun! You can make a perfect portion (by purchasing the ramekin size that suits you), it’s easy to ditch starches (like pie crust in this instance) and they are just darn cute, don’t you agree? I love Shepherd’s Pie. And I even love it without …

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Protein Cheesecake Egg Pops

 Note to self: Never, ever, EVER do multiple dessert offerings during a week when the kids aren’t home. Moving along… Of all the offerings so far – the protein carrot cupcakes w/ protein cream cheese frosting, the Cadbury Cream Egg protein dessert…this one was the MOST fun to make. As I was making it, I thought about how much …

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Super Bowl Eats Post-WLS

 It’s Super Bowl Sunday…and I know you…all of you. You’ve gone and made your family and friends wonderfully yummy treats to eat during the big game but…have you made anything that is yummy that YOU can feel good about eating? Or did you resign yourself to “going with the flow” or “just having a few bites” (which, I dunno …

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Christmas Greetings!

~~by Nikki and Jen Your faithful Divas would like to thank you for making this the best year EVER for Pouch Party™  and Bariatric Foodie™! We broke 1,000 fans on Facebook, tripled our presence on Twitter, partied with support groups, and held our first large regional event. We blogged like crazy and posted more recipes, Top 5 Lists, survival guides, peeks, …

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

~~posted by Jen Nik’s Southwestern Scramble In my family we have a tradition of waking up early on Christmas morning, opening gifts, and then enjoying a nice breakfast together as a family. I know that is pretty common in most families. You want a delicious meal for your family that won’t blow YOUR plan, but how to do that without …

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BF Crafty Corner: Last Minute Homemade Gift Ideas

~~posted by Jen Well it’s the night before the day before the night before Christmas, and all is frantic in my world. Even though my family is 1300 miles away, I have lots of local friends who are like family that I spend time over the holidays with. One of my best friends from work very graciously invited me to …

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BF Top 5: Winning Christmas Side Dishes

~by Nikki In my family, Christmas dinner isn’t exactly dinner. It’s more like a compilation of appetizers. We have a very laid back holiday tradition. The divas and I open presents at home, then we trek to my mom’s house where we open presents there, watch movies and eat…all while never getting out of our pajamas (we literally drive there …

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BF Top 5: Holiday Gift Ideas for the Cook or Foodie

~~posted by Jen Still finishing up the last minute items on your list for the holiday shopping? Me, too! Missing so much work this year, my finances aren’t as stellar as I wish they were. But that’s ok! I made lots of the “extra” gifts this year, like the Soup In A Jar and Romantic Dinner In A Basket. Those …

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BF Top 5: Holiday Gift Ideas–Jen’s Fave Things

~~posted by Jen Santa can you hear me? Santa? I had to y’all, sorry for the Yentl flashback. I do love me some Babs, though. S’anyway! A couple weeks back on her birthday, Nik shared her “Top 5 Favorite Things” that are on her Christmas wishlist. So today, it’s my turn!  No, this is not a “Dear BF readers, please buy me …

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Holiday Party Post-op WLS Style

~~posted by Jen Submitted by our pal Christine S, she made Nik’s pumpkin roll cake. ‘Tis the season! Lots of shopping, busy schedules, running hither and yon trying to get it all done. Sound familiar? Of course at some point in the next few weeks, you’re expected to have some guests over to your house for drinks and nibbles, or …

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