Monday, March 24, 2008

Carter Cafe ...serving up over 600 Recipes!

Carter Cafe - Recipe Collection #1 features over 600 recipes!

Just to name a few, ...Betsy's Irish Cream Bread, Loaded Chicken Breasts, Stuffed Green Peppers, Spinach Ala Mode, Santa Fe Beef Casserole, Onion Rolls, Poached Pears w/Raspberry Puree, Dude Ranch Skillet Pizza, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Swiss BLT Salad, Salmon covered w/Basil Presto Sauce, Asian Pork Medallions, Creamy Mashed Cauliflower, Espresso Cream Custard, any many, many more!

My recipe's focus on no added sugars, fruits and vegetables low in starch and complex carbohydrates. I provide you with healthy and delicious recipes that your family will not only eat but will love, ...with simple to follow directions using ingredients found mostly in your local grocery stores.

Come see what Carter Cafe has to offer

For a limited time, you will recieve a FREE gift with purchase. Hurry, offer ends soon!


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Welcome to ...SUZANNE!

I'm proud to announce that I am now a Consultant for SUZANNE products!

At Looks Aren't Everything I promote eating healthy and being fit. Having the dedication and the will power to make healthy choices and to exercise is hard work.

I'm pleased to offer you a line of products that will pamper you, delight your senses and add sparkle to your life through beauty products, delicious foods and ...the most fabulous jewelry and accessories!

What else could a girl want?

Well, to go shopping of course!

So, come along with me ...
Betsy Carter
Charter Consultant #2789

Customer Appreciation Sale!
During the month of March you will recieve a FREE gift with any purchase!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Betsy's BabyCakes - Vanilla Protein Pancakes

Betsy's BabyCakes - Vanilla Protein Pancakes
(Makes 12 triangle shaped pancakes)

6 oz. cream cheese
1 egg
2 scoops EAS Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbl. lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
1 tbl. whey-low (sugar substitute)

1.) Blend all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
2.) Pour batter into a greased sandwich maker.
3.) Let cook for 2-3 minutes, lift with spatula and serve topped with orange cream filling and sugar-free maple syrup.

Additional recipe:

Orange Cream Filling

2 oz. cream cheese
2 tbl. whey-low powder (powdered sugar substitute)
1 tsp. orange extract
2 tsp. cream

1.) Put all ingredients in a small bowl.
2.) Heat in microwave oven on medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
3.) Stir to combine, serve.

Eat & Enjoy!,

Friday, March 7, 2008

Betsy's Loaded Chicken Breasts


4 large chicken breasts
1½ cups water
1 stick butter (softened)
8 ounces sour cream
12 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon chives
12 strips bacon (cooked/crumbled)

1.) In a large skillet, cook chicken breasts in water for 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink inside.

2.) Remove chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces, place in large serving bowl. Add butter, sour cream, 8 ounces cheddar cheese, bacon, salt & pepper to taste.

3.) Stir to combine, top with remaining cheddar cheese and chives, microwave on high for 2-3 minutes and serve immediately.

Eat & Enjoy!,


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Celebrating ...7 Years of Somersizing!

Today is my 7th Anniversary of Somersizing!

I began Somersizing on March 5, 2001. My starting weight was 160 lbs. and in 3 months I lost 30 lbs. and achieved my goal weight of 130 lbs.

I maintained this weight with only slight fluctuations for four and a half years.

Then, unexpectedly in 2006 my husband became ill and I was unable to focus on myself. The next year proved to be a very stressful and emotional period, I was lost in a sea of emotions and continued to not eat healthy food choices and had lost interest in exercising all together.

By the Spring of 2007, my husband's body began responding to the medications and his health finally began to improve.

After a couple more months, I was able to feel some of the emotional weight being lifted off of me. So, on July 14, 2007 I felt that I was able to shift my focus back on me.

On July 14, 2007, I stepped on the scale and weighed in at 182 lbs. I was saddened but not surprised to have gained 52 lbs., this had been such a difficult time and I was aware that my old comfort food friends were taking advantage of me.

So, on this day, I whole-heartedly choose to follow the Level 1 guidelines and began exercising again. It didn't take long for me to feel the benefits of Somersizing, was a feeling of coming home again.

My goal is still the same, to find my way back to 130 lbs.. As of today, I have lost 28 lbs. and have 24 lbs. to loose to reach my goal weight.

However, something is very different this time. Coming through a long, emotional experience does change a person. I've learned to really appreciate life and not to take our health for granted.

As for reaching my goal weight, I'm not in any hurry, I know that the road that I am on will lead me to where I want to go, ...I've always believed in Somersizing and I know in my heart that this is the perfect lifestyle and it is simply the best way to eat for me!


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Now accepting Product Review Offers!

Looks Aren't Everything
Product Review Corner

In the Product Review Corner, I write about other products and services offered by other WAHM's (work-at-home-mom's). It's my desire to help other small business owners who wish to get their own products and/or services marketed and sold online.

Each and every product I write about has been "tried" or "tested" by me personally. I will only promote a product and/or service that I feel is beneficial to my readers and is directly related to the content at "Looks Aren't Everything."

If you are interested in submitting your product and/or service for review, please read the rules below. If your product and/or service qualifies and you accept these terms, please submit your application including your information as instructed below.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for your information to be considered. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I am unable to respond to all of the applications that are rejected. If you do not hear back from me after 2 weeks has passed, you may contact me at to inquire about the status of your application.

Product Review Rules:

- The product and/or service you submit must be created/owned by you, a WAHM.

- If your product and/or service is selected, you must send me the product and/or service to review. Your product and/or service CAN NOT BE RETURNED.

- If your product and/or services are selected for a review, you must have a product, discount, or coupon to be offered to my readers that will be featured in your review. (This includes any contests that you offer as long as my readers are not required to make a purchase to enter the contest. You are responsible for the contest rules, regulations, entries and awarding a winner.)

- You must have a Website and/or Store Front where you offer your product and/or services that is neat, organized and easy to navigate.

- If your product and/or service is selected, A "Looks Aren't Everything" advertising banner is required to be placed on your website with a "working" link back to during my "test" period before your written review will be posted. Please email me at with the "URL" for verification. Failure to do so will result in your product and/or service review being rejected.

- Direct-selling products and/or services are not allowed, such as ...Pampered Chef, Tupperware, etc. as these are not your own product and/or service.

Please copy/paste the following information into the body of an email and send to for consideration. To expedite your application process, please put LAE – Product Review Corner in the Subject Line.

Your First & Last Name:
Your Company Name:
Your Email Address:
Website URL:
Product for review:
Service for review:
Brief description of your product and/or services:
What promotional item will you offer my readers:

Thank you for your interest, if you have any questions, please email me at .