Mornay Sauce for Fish

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Is it time for a great sauce for fish? It might be a titch too early to hit the grill, but a nice, simple mornay sauce works with so many different types of seafood, from tilapia to tuna! That's my grilled basil lemon tuna steak up there. It is … [Read more...]

Easy Barbecue Meatballs

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These sassy, savory meatballs are the perfect appetizer for barbecues, tailgating parties and potlucks. In fact, I get a lot of compliments on how amazing the sauce is; you can even use it with cocktail wieners (simple follow the process for steeping … [Read more...]

Crunchy Salad

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Dry them! Went in at 165 degrees at 8:07, all done at 10:47, save for tomatoes... Tomatoes done at... . Rotate trays every 1-2 hours. Tip: For vegetables like tomatoes, scrape out the seeds and start the juiciest/greasiest foods out on the … [Read more...]

Barbecue Stuffed Mini Pepper Poppers

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I wanted something that could be fun to serve at barbecues, cookouts, picnics, or even tailgating parties. … [Read more...]

Turkey Serrano and Jalapeno Chili

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Based on Martha Stewart's Turkey Chili recipe, this zippy, zesty addition to your crock pot or stove top is perfect any time of year. … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Coconut Lime Bars

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When I first saw these bars in Martha Stewart Living, I had died and gone to coconut-lime heaven. I am such a fan of Martha's, and I especially love their emphasis on seasonal food choices. On top of that, I am seriously crushing on the way they are … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Forgotten Cookies

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Forgotten cookies are called, well, forgotten cookies, because once placed in the oven, they're left inside overnight. Neat idea, hey? For once, those among us with a short attention span won't screw something up! … [Read more...]

Pizza Sliders

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OK, seriously? Why, yes, thanks. Pizza sliders are one of the hottest (literally) items for Spring. Available at pizza joints nationwide, why succumb to the wheat when the mushroom is like the meat you can eat? … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Nutella

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Here's a quick recipe I just tried recently and wanted to share with you! I am still experimenting with it, so be sure to let me know what you think. I love when we experiment together (not in a naughty way). This spread uses my chocolate glaze … [Read more...]

Crazy Pizza Pull Aparts

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Good gracious. If there's something that's just so visceral and terrific, it's really becoming one with your food. … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Pumpkin Praline Bites

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A fun way to use pumpkin in the off-season, these easy peasy pumpkin bites can be frozen for those days you really need a small bite packed with vitamins and deliciousness. … [Read more...]

Zucchini Broccoli Cauliflower Cheesy Bake

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When life hands you lemons, you make a delicious, low-carb drink to go with this fun, simple vegetable casserole. I didn't have anything in mind when I made this dish, save for to use up the vegetables in my fridge after other cooking experiments. … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Raspberry Chocolate Macaroons

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Okay, so seriously? Yummo. I found these amazing little macaroons in a recent issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine, and knew I wanted to give them a try. As an aside, I think MSL has been such a fun magazine! Over the last year I've seen some … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Sausage Bacon Mushroom Chowder

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I am so excited about this recipe for several reasons: … [Read more...]

Slow cooker sweet and sour pork ribs

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A sweet and sour sauce without grape jelly? What? That's right, my friends. And now that the days are growing warmer, you have more opportunities to turn off the stove and keep your kitchen cooler and tastier with your crockpot. … [Read more...]