Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Low Carb Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Here is the best low carb chocolate frosting ever!
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Zucchini Chocolate Cake

When I found this recipe on lowcarbyum.com she called it the best chocolate cake.
She wasn’t lying.
Truthfully, I prefer this chocolate cake over any chocolate cake I’ve had.  It’s that good!
I’ve tweaked her recipe slightly, adding a bit of cream in place of the 4th cup of zucchini and some butter in place of part of the coconut oil.  All in all it’s a fantastic cake!  You’d never know there’s vegetables in it. So go ahead and sneak it on the kids.
As for the pictures in this post, I’m so embarrassed.  I made this for company and we sliced it while it was a little warm before I iced it.
So the pictures are somewhat crude.  I’ll update with pretty ones the next time I make it.
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Friday, June 29, 2018

Simple 4 Ingredient Low Carb Pizza Crust

I’m always trying new versions of pizza crust.  I like this one in particular because it is extremely simple.
It almost has a biscuit like texture and I love the way it holds together.  You can actually pick it up and eat it.
I didn’t think I’d be posting this, so please excuse the lack of pictures and the crudeness of the posted pictures.
We put our homemade Capocollo on it.  Delish!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Keto Brownie Cheesecake

ABSOLUTELY SCRUMPTIOUS
I found this recipe online from Ditch The Carbs.  It’s definitely something that I’ll make again and again.
I might slightly vary it in the future but make no mistake, this recipe is yummy as is.
Garnish it with a big dollop of Cool Whip or your favorite NSA ice cream, or cut it and eat it piping hot out of the pan like I did.
For those with dietary restrictions, this recipe contains, no flour, no sugar, no coconut, no nuts. 
Libby at Ditch The Carbs is a girl after my own heart.  She doesn’t like long lists of ingredients either. She keeps it simple.
I like simple.
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Monday, April 30, 2018

Maple Pecan Scones

Not my recipe… but a great one that I had to try.  It’s a keeper.
I’ve been all over the board with non-sugar substitutes.  I am literally trying everything I can find.
The author of this recipe swears by Swerve and for some reason I have yet to try that one.  So even though the recipe calls for SWERVE, I used Xylitol.  They still taste wonderful.
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I love that these cookies are so easy to make.
The cookie dough does require 4 hours refrigeration, so factor that in to your prep time.
Once they’re out of the fridge, just roll them in balls dip them in sugar and bake.  Easy Peasy.
This recipe will also make at least 72 cookies.  Which is a GOOD thing!
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Shepherd’s Pie– With Cauliflower Mash

I found this recipe and just tweaked it a little so that it would make enough to feed a very hungry family.

I also cheated a bit from the original recipe.

I’ll admit it… I used frozen mashed cauliflower.  The truth is… you probably will too.

This is low carb, but I did add one carrot as I think this recipe needs the carrot  not only for flavor but color.

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