Kalyn's Kitchen

Kalyn Denny discovered blogging in 2005 when she needed a place to share her recipes online. Now she works full time as a blogger, barely keeping up with Kalyn's Kitchen, her popular food blog that features seasonal low glycemic recipes for healthy eating, weight loss, or blood sugar control. Kalyn also shares from-scratch slow cooker recipes from other bloggers at her second blog, Slow Cooker from Scratch. In addition to her personal blogs, Kalyn writes a weekly Meatless Monday post for BlogHer.com, and is proud to be an official Meatless Monday blogger. Her recipes have been featured on sites all over the web, and she has appeared on panels talking about blogging at BlogHer, BlogHerFood, Camp Blogaway, SXSW, and IACP Conferences.

Before she was a blogger, Kalyn taught elementary school for 30 years and was an active member of her local education association, serving as Vice-President and President of Davis Education Association, and as a board member for the Utah Education Association and the National Education Association.

Kalyn grew up in a family with nine siblings in Bountiful, Utah , and recently moved back to her home town, buying a bigger house so she could host parties for her siblings, 39 nieces and nephews, and 60+ great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides her family, Kalyn is passionate about sushi, Scandinavian murder mysteries, gardening, cooking, photography, The Good Wife, and Feta cheese, not necessarily in that order.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Parmesan

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Parmesan uses two of my favorite winter vegetables and the combination of flavors here was perfect. And if one of these is not a favorite at your house, the variations for roasted vegetables are endless; see more ideas after the recipe. I was on the phone with my sister Sandee talking about Thanksgiving food, and she cautioned me not to bring too many things ...more

A New Responsive Design for Kalyn's Kitchen!

Earlier this morning Kalyn's Kitchen got updated with a new responsive design, and everyone who uses their phone at the grocery store or in the kitchen is going to love it! And repeat after me, change is good! What's most challenging about website design is that everything changes all the time ....more

100% Whole Wheat Stuffing Muffins with Sausage and Parmesan

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without Stuffing Muffins, and now my family asks for them every year! These can freeze if you'd like to make them ahead. (For...more

How to Cook a Turkey Breast in the Crockpot and Lower-Carb and Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy

Cooking a turkey breast in the slow cooker is a great option when you have a small crowd for Thanksgiving, but CrockPot Turkey Breast is easy to make for dinner any time of year. This recipe also has tips for lower-carb and gluten-free turkey gravy. Cooking a turkey breast in the slow cooker is a great option if you're making Thanksgiving dinner for just a few people, and I've been cooking turkey this way for years now ....more

Low-Carb Turkey, Mushroom, and Zucchini Noodle Soup

This amazingly delicious low-carb turkey soup uses ground turkey, mushrooms, and zucchini noodles for a soup that's loaded with flavor. I just got home last night from BlogHerFood15 in Chicago where I had a fantastic time seeing so many long-time friends, meeting a lot of bloggers I had only known online, speaking about Pinterest, sampling some incredible food at Frontera Grill and Little Goat Diner, and hanging out with fellow Utah bloggers Donna and Letty....more

Spicy Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

Make these delicious Spicy Crockpot Sweet Potatoes for a holiday meal, and you'll have more room in the oven for other things! Very early tomorrow morning I'm getting on a plane to Chicago, where I'll be attending BlogHerFood15...more

25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from October 2015

Here are the 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Recipes I posted during October 2015 or spotted on other great food blogs! Many of these recipes are also South Beach Diet Phase One, Paleo, or Whole 30. I hope everyone who appreciates these Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes Round-Ups will leave a comment and let me know, because this month I procrastinated and ended up having to spend nearly all day (on Halloween!) writing this round-up to get it done ....more

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins with Pecans

These Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins with Pecans are a pumpkin treat that's still delicious...more

Easy Spicy Asian Chicken (Gluten-Free)

This Easy Spicy Asian Chicken tastes like it came from a restaurant, but it's easy enough to make on a work night! The last few time we've worked on recipes together my niece Kara and I have been experimenting with variations of this Easy Spicy Asian Chicken, and this version is the winner! It's made with strips of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and a sauce with sugar-free Apricot preserves, gluten-free soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic puree, ginger puree,...more