About Vickilynn Parnes

A student of health and nutrition for 40+ years, Vickilynn Parnes has over 30 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and radio talk show host, as well as being full-time mom to 5 children.


Keto Appetizer / Snack]If you’re planning a party or get-together, my yummy little Salmon Bites are always a hit when I serve them. So easy to make and you can serve them with your favorite no-sugar, low carb dipping sauce. I like my Sriracha mayo. *This is a good way to get your good salmon […]

Baked Mac and Cheese Bites

Great for appetizers or for little people portions. Oven or Air FryerHatrigo mini mold cups, glass or silicone cupsMakes 14 Bites *These can be made gluten-free using GF macaroni since this contains no flour* INGREDIENTS / Azure product #8 ounces of uncooked elbow macaroni PA4762 ounces cream cheese CH1141 ½ cups milk DP5381 large egg […]

Homemade “American” Cheese Block

We used to use Velveeta for our cheese sauce until we started eating healthier. I’ve made my own version. I’ve used this for queso blanco dip, for mac and cheese, in burritos, on nachos, mixed with salsa for cheesy salsa dip…. WOW! So, after several batches, I think this version is the best. It is […]

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup with Homemade Processed Cheese (like Cheez Whiz / Velveeta)

I’ve tried some Pressure Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup recipes and they were too liquidy and most called for fresh broccoli and ingredients. I wanted a larger batch (my guys eat this stuff up QUICK!) and one that could be made with pantry and freezer ingredients and was thick and creamy. My family raved over […]

Dairy-free, Gluten-free Chaffles

CHICKEN WAFFLES (DF) CHAFFELS (CARNIVORE / KETO) I’ve posted before how I love to poach chicken in the Instant Pot based on the “Game Changing” Instant Pot Chicken poaching technique developed by Amy and Jacky of PressureCookRecipes.com, and I love to make a big batch. I do 6-7 pounds of chicken thighs at a time. […]

Instant Pot Victoria Sponge Sandwich

Anyone who knows me knows several things about me that are constant: I love to cook, especially for other people. My passion is baking. I love The Great British Bake Off show and have followed it since the beginning. I love all things English Tea and enjoy having and attending Tea Parties. Did I already […]

Gluten-free Potato Knish Bites

Kosher for PassoverDairy-freeMakes 30 muffin-size knishes but it can be halved easily for 15Caramelized Onions24 ounces ( 1 ½ pounds) of onions (I prefer Vidalia) *I weigh after removing the peels and ends 2 Tablespoons avocado oil 2 Tablespoons butter (I prefer Kerrygold) *sub with oil for dairy-free more oil as neededwater as needed Potato […]

Stacking Tips for Steel Egg Bite Cups

Push Pan / Mini Mold Cups Stacking Tips Having 2 sets of Hatrigo Push Pan and 7 Egg Bite Cup sets works perfectly for me because I make double batches in my mini mold cups all the time. My favorite is making 14 of my Cheeseburger Egg Bites. My daughter eats 2 of these every […]

Keto Chicken Pizza Crusts

Can be dairy-free Very low carb count pizza crust? Non-dairy? Gluten-free? What? What can this magic be? How could this possibly work or better yet how could this taste good? Yes, it’s true. Yes, it’s easy. Yes, it’s completely dairy-free, gluten-free and very low carb. And YES, it tastes delicious and works extremely well for […]

Review: Just Great Stuff Powdered Peanut Butter

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER POWDER JUST GREAT STUFF! Oh. My. Goodness. Chocolate peanut butter powder! Organic ingredients, lightly sweetened, low calorie and fat, gluten-free and vegan? Who woulda thought? Ingredients; Powdered Peanut Butter Organic Peanuts, Organic Coconut Sugar, Sea Salt. Ingredients; Powdered Chocolate Peanut Butter Organic Peanuts, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Cocoa Powder (Dutch Alkalized), Organic […]