9 Aug

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


Tomorrow is my husband’s birthday. Usually we celebrate with an ice cream cake, banana splits or, if I near one, a cake from Publix grocery. They have the BEST cakes! This year, we are eating a low carbohydrate diet, so the birthday cake is a challenge.  I have been watching videos on YouTube, Cooking Keto with Kristi and decided to try a chocolate bundt cake with peanut buttercream frosting. It’s now in the refrigerator and ready for tomorrow.  The downside is that after tasting and licking the mixing bowl, beaters and spatulas, I am pretty sure I am way over my carb allotment for the day! The things we do for love!


Photo by Jamie Matociños on Unsplash


I’ll let you know how it turned out. I did discover that natural peanut butter, that in my pre-diet life, I thought was nasty is now delicious!



I'm a winnerAfter my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

3 Responses to “D.I.E.T”

  1. divoran09 August 9, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

    you’re hanging in there, though

    Liked by 1 person

  2. itsrebekahlyn August 9, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

    Happy early birthday, daddy! I hope you save me a piece of cake.


    • Onisha Ellis August 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

      2 servings and it is going into the freezer. Way too tempting to leave out.


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