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...]

Ganache Recipes

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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

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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...]

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

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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...]

Splenda No-Bake Cheesecake

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Pictured: In a shot glass with raspberry sauce and  ganache You have spoken and I have opened my no-heart to your hopes for a Splenda cheesecake conversion. … [Read more...]

No-Bake Cheesecake

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 No bake cheesecake with berries I am so in love with this recipe, I want to have its babies and make the babies learn to make this so that deliciousness will reign forever more. This one is definitely not induction friendly, due to the addition … [Read more...]

Cleochatra’s Ultimate Cheesecake

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No sugar added pie cherries FTW Cheesecake. It's been the one dessert that's so decadent that I seek it wherever I go. Around my house, cheesecake is the birthday cake of champions. Even in its natural state, it's worth the carbohydrates, but … [Read more...]

American Cheese Sauce

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Shown here with chili cheese tots Need cheese sauce? What's a world without cheese sauce? Perfect for macaroni and cheese, nachos, soups, broccoli, and chili cheese tots (to name a few), this recipe is easier than zapping some block cheese food in … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Tater Tots

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Only two ingredients; three or four with spices. It doesn't get much easier. While you know it's cauliflower (you're not going to fool anyone into thinking they're potatoes), the Parmesan cheese adds a layer of flavor and helps brown the outside of … [Read more...]

Creamy Strawberry Smoothie

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I am usually a grab and go girl. The quicker breakfast can be for me, the better. Eggs become dull, and I like to drink something cold to help wake me up (probably residual Diet Coke habit). This recipe has been a hit at my house, and on those crazy … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

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Cheesecake with optional whipped cream and sugar free candy What can I say? I wanted a peanut butter cup in the form of a cheesecake. Hey you. You dropped your cheesecake in my peanut butter cup (how I miss the 70's)... This gourmet cheesecake … [Read more...]

Sweetened Condensed Milk #2

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Thick and convincing, to the eye and taste buds. OK, so it's a little late for the holidays. Still, many a recipe calls for sweetened, condensed milk. Even if you could emulate the flavor, how to get that consistency? It's easier than one might … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Pizza

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Do you have some roasted vegetables left over from your latest frolic with paninis? If so, look no farther. Readers/friends have mentioned roasting vegetables for pizza. … [Read more...]

Tartar Sauce

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(Pictured: Tuna steak, a perfect pairing) Tartar sauce is great stuff. Play with the spices for different flavors choices. Adding spicy peppers may give this recipe a little extra dip zip! This recipe is induction friendly and gluten-free. … [Read more...]