Recipes

LC Cinnamon Donut Holes

Finally got to making some Donut holes. I searched and found a few but not what I was looking for. So this is what I came up with.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat your Pops Maker or preheat the oven to 300c. Mix up all the ingredients. Make 14 balls, place in Pops maker or on a baking sheet. If you’re doing them in the oven, you might want to flatten them a bit. Bake for 15 mins or until golden brown. I rolled them in some cinnamon and splenda.

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I think next time I will try it with pumpkin spice.

LC Tilapia Balls

I recently bought a used Babycakes Cupcake Maker and a Pops Maker. Both are like new. A well  spent 9.00.

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The last few days I have been on the hunt for Low Carb recipes that I can make in them. Well, I found one that I tried last night and it was very good. Here is the link to the recipe I found –> Clicky here

Ingredients

  • 2 tilapia fillets OR other mild white fish
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • and whatever spices you want.

I baked the fish, let it cool. Then into a bowl pulled apart. Mix in the rest and then make some small balls and into the pops maker. It takes about 8-10 mins of cooking time to get them golden and crispy. Made some coleslaw and just used whatever I could find for dipping sauce, Dijon mustard, BBQ and salsa ranch dressing.

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Hubby and I are not big on fish, but these fish balls were tasty.

 

LC-Cheese Taquitoes

Tonight’s dinner was another tasty treat. I didn’t feel like doing a big meal or standing for a long time in the kitchen. I looked in my fridge and noticed that there wasnt much in there. That means  you got do what you can with what you have. Next time I am going to try a different cheese.

Ingredients:

  • Round Provolone cheese
  • Ground beef
  • Mexican spices or whatever you like

Pre heat oven to 375c

Cook up your meat and set it aside. Take your cheese and slice thinly. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet, Spray a bit of pam on the paper. Place your cheese far enough from each other so they don’t melt together. Pop into oven for about 8-10 mins. Remove from oven and spoon out the beef on each slice then roll up the cheese. Put them on a plate with some salsa and guacamole. I also made a big salad. That’s it! Enjoy!

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LC Pepper Poppers

These were so good I will be making them again. I don’t like Jalapenos so I used regular peppers.

So easy to make. Took about 15 to mix up and 25 mins to bake.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large peppers ( I used yellow and red)
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 6-8 pieces of crisp bacon or 2 tbs real bacon bits
  • 2tbs Green onions or regular onions
  • Spices- Up to you on this. I used some smoked chipolte, roasted red pepper with garlic
  • 1 cup shredded cheese ( I used jalapeno Jack)
  • Parmesan

Clean and cut your peppers. Put them on parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Mix up all the ingredients. Put into the peppers. Sprinkle with Parmesan and a few extra pieces of bacon. Into the over at 375c for 20 minutes then watch it until the tops are golden. Remove from oven and eat. YUM!

Ready for the oven.

Ready for the oven.

mmmmmm!!!

mmmmmm!!!

 

 

Bullet Proof Coffee

Ok, I know it sounds weird and disgusting, but trust me, I was pleasantly surprised at how good it tastes.

So what is a bullet proof coffee? Well I thought it was just about dropping a spoonful of butter in your cup.(GROSS!) But Nooo! It’s more than that. I finally researched it until I found some good instructions and recipes that I was willing to try. Most of the stuff I had read just said “add unsalted grass fed butter to your coffee”. Yeah, no. That’s gross. Then I read some more as to why people are doing this and I found a website that explained it all.

The fat helps keep you full. Ok, I understand that since I am eating low carb. But come on, butter in my coffee?? GROSS!

I read some more…. Then decided “i’ll do it!” I need to know what all the fuss is about. The recipe I tried is this..

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp gingerbread spice per 2 tbsp of coffee grounds (I used my pumpkin spice)
  • 1 tbsp of grass-fed butter  (I used regular salted butter)
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil

Instructions

Sprinkle the gingerbread spice mix into the coffee grounds. Brew the coffee using your preferred method.

Pour hot coffee into a blender. Add grass-fed butter and coconut oil, plus any extras like sweetener if preferred.

Blend for 30-60 seconds until frothy and creamy.

Sprinkle with extra gingerbread spice.

This was the result..

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It tasted like I had add some Malibu rum and cream. I really enjoyed it. I am going to try a few different recipes and see which ones I like best. You can also do this with hot cocoa and with teas.

 

Blueberry Crumble

I was surfing pinterest.com for a blueberry recipe. I have 4 freezer large bags full of frozen blueberries and I need to use them up. So! I found this recipe. I changed it a bit so it won’t have as many calories. I also didn’t have the right pan so I used 2 8×8 pyrex dishes.

I used splenda instead of sugar. Margarine instead of butter. Lime instead of lemon. And I topped it with a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon. I made a double batch, but only used 6 cups blueberries since they were huge berries. They turned out so delicious!

yummmmmmmmm

 

 

 

Anything Cookie Bars

One Piece of Cake at a Time: Anything Cookie Bars.

 

Anything Cookie Bars
2 sticks of butter
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 c. of add ins (chips, candies, raisins, etc.)
1 c. of nuts (optional)
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, for 3 or 4 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat for 2 more minutes. Mix in the dry ingredients until just incorporated. Fold in the add ins. Bake in a greased 9 x 13 pan for 40 minutes. Let cool before cutting.


Meat Muffins

Sounds almost sexy…lol “hey there meat muffin” Wink Wink. LOL  ok anyways, Last night I was planning to make stuffed pork tenderloin but decided on something different. I was looking for ground beef recipes. I didn’t really find anything that said “pick me!” I found one that I changed a bit and Gregg and I gobbled them up.

Meat Muffins

1 pound ground meat(beef,chicken,pork)
Spices(I used Mexican,but you can spice the meat how you like)
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped mushrooms(optional)

Fry all that together till brown and yummy. I let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Then drain the fat out. Put in paper towels to squish the rest of the grease out. Let it cool down.

Make some pancake batter. I used Krusteaz’s buttermilk pancake mix(found it at Costco). You want whatever mix you make to be a bit runny so it pours. Take a muffin pan and fill the bottoms of each just so they are covered. Then spoon in the meat  and cover with the rest of the batter. Makes 12 muffins.

Put in preheated oven(375c) for about 20 minutes or until the tops are brown. Remove let cool and then….

NOM NOM NOM!!!!

Meat Muffins

It’s that easy!

Southern Sweet Tea

Iced tea with lemon.
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When I lived down in South Carolina for a couple years I learned how to make Sweet Tea. This is something that can be found every where down in the South. If you ask for it here, people look at you like you have something growing on your face. I make this every summer.  I was surprised that Gregg knew what it was. He used to drink it all the time when he was living in Idaho. Only he calls it Sun Tea.

This is the recipe for Sweet Tea.

  • 3 bags of Tea-can be any kind but I use Orange Pekoe
  • 12 cups water
  • 1-2 cups sugar-I use Splenda

Boil the water. Remove from heat. Add the tea bags. Let steep for 7 minutes. Remove tea bags. Put sugar in a big pitcher and pour the tea in. Add a tray of ice cubes. Let cool, then put in fridge. When you serve it, have lemon or limes wedges on the side. I like a bit of lime in mine. You could also have other fruits.

SunTea- is made by taking a big gallon jar filling it with water and adding the tea bags, then letting it sit in the hot sun for the day. It tastes really good. You just add the sugar to each glass as you you drink it. Gregg doesn’t like it sweet so I don’t add the sugar into the jar.

You can also make it in your coffee maker. Put the tea bags in the the strainer basket, not in the pot. Run the water through. Then add it to the pitcher with sugar. Let it cool. Pour some in a glass and add ice.

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