Alfredo Sauce

spaghetti squash

Alfredo paired with spaghetti squash, pine nuts and broccoli. In an ongoing push to "Look! Something shiny!" I continue to share my happiness regarding the versatility of white sauce, and I have just one question: Are you looking for an easy … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Waffles

waffle

It's morning, and you're looking for something to make which will appease the family. They're making faces at the thought of eggs, and you want to have a little bit of fun. Why not? Gluten-free, induction-friendly, and easy to make, these … [Read more...]

Easy Jicama Hashed Browns

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This is a fun, easy recipe using a great, little used produce item! … [Read more...]

Blackberry Shortcake

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Blackberry shortcake with fresh mint Gracious yet understated (and largely under-appreciated), juicy blackberries are again gracing the fresh produce stands. Blackberries, known for their antioxidant qualities and high Vitamin C content, are … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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

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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...]