Decadent Chocolate Mini Cakes

chocolate cake

Need I say more? OK, I will-- but just because you asked me, and you sound like the little voice in my head that speaks like Ricardo Montelbahn. These small cakes are coated with chocolate and layered (or left as... well, stay tuned later for the … [Read more...]

Low Carb Doughnuts

donuts

Most of the time, the recipes I put together are things I miss eating that have always been verboten high-carb choices. Give me something delicious that we're told is off-limits, that might cause someone to either hug Little Debbie snack cake stands … [Read more...]

Cutie’s Oopsie French Toast

Jenny J french oopsie toast

(Picture by JennyJ. Isn't she an amazing cook and a photographer? I want to lick the screen!) This gluten free, low carb French Toast is so amazing, you'll forget you were supposed to feel guilty. … [Read more...]

Meals on Wheels: Quick, four-element platter

sodium platter

A meal doesn't always have to fit the constructs of the multi-step, simmering, braising, crusted finish that dazzles on the plate like a game show host's million dollar grin. Sometimes it's what you've pulled out of a bag of cheese, a jar of nuts and … [Read more...]

Double Down Chicken Sandwich

Real Double Down side

Double Downs should be made with real ingredients, the kind you can find yourself, and the type where you can pronounce all of the ingredients without college level chemistry courses. That said, it shouldn't be surprising that after out moment of … [Read more...]

No Bake Mud Pie Cheesecake

Mud Pie Cheesecake slice

This gourmet no-bake cheesecake begins with a triple nut crust covered with a thin caramel ganache, a coffee cheesecake layer,  a peanut butter cheesecake layer and more ganache. Fresh whipped cream and sugar free chocolate chips can be added as an … [Read more...]

Dessert Whipped Topping

Peanut butter cheesecake slice 2

 Topping to top all toppings Love whipped topping but tired of your whipping cream breaking down? Whipped Topping is amazing, but kevlar whipped topping that stands up even after an hour out of the refrigerator is even better! As a test, I've … [Read more...]

Caramel Turtle Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake slice 2

The perfect cheesecake for caramel fans. One of my other bucket list cheesecakes is modeled after my favorite candy ever: caramel turtles. Chewy caramely goodness, who could ask for more? The plate can even be decorated prior to adding the … [Read more...]

Twice Baked Parmesan Crusted Shrimp

Parmesan crusted shrimp

My new favorite dish was an honest mistake I made this afternoon. Remember how we'd spoken recently about my affectations regarding playing a little too much in the kitchen and ruining half of the dishes I attempt in the process? … [Read more...]

Breaded Popcorn Shrimp

Parmesan crusted shrimp

While I was testing the Parmesan as a crust in the oven, I went ahead and decided to make an effort to try a pork rind breading for the oven in the process. The kids actually preferred this to the Parmesan (though I'm partial to the Parmesan … [Read more...]

Ganache Recipes

Mud Pie Cheesecake slice

ganache over cheesecake The basic ganache recipe is low carb, especially if using Chocoperfection baking chips or a Lindt 85%  chocolate bar. The second ganache is definitely lower in carbohydrate values, since cocoa is substituted. While values … [Read more...]

Chocolate Baking Substitutions

Mud Pie Cheesecake slice

Don’t keep chocolate on hand? No worries! Thanks to brilliant mathy people like Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Cake Bible, bakers have access to substitutions perfect for your recipes when you don’t keep that kind of chocolate collateral about the house. … [Read more...]

Seven Minute Steak

steak

Steak is already amazing, but why not accessorize? … [Read more...]

Paleo Vegan Ice Cream

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You don't have an ice cream maker, you're allergic to dairy, and you really want to be left alone. Now add that you've been eying those ripening bananas on the counter. Mope no more, Mr/Mrs McMopey. With just the perfect amount of fat, this tree … [Read more...]

Strawberry Dessert Topping

dessert sauce

It's the berries! Yeah yeah, we all grew up watching Strawberry Shortcake battle the Pie Man for dominion of all of her friends. Quotes like those are no-brainer greatest cartoon puns of all time. If you're looking for a strawberry sauce for any … [Read more...]