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Yummy Low Carb Breakfast Pudding

This recipe has been around for a while!  But there’s a reason for that…it’s yummy and filling!

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CJ’S BREAKFAST PUDDING

1/3 cup ricotta cheese (I use cottage cheese)
1 egg
3 Tbs. heavy cream
1 Tbs. flax meal
sugar free Maple syrup (I also add a packet of Stevia to sweeten)
Dash of cinnamon

Put first three ingredients into a sauce pan and cook until thick, kinda like a cream of wheat consistency.  Stir in Stevia and flax meal.

Top with sugar free breakfast syrup and a pat of real butter if desired.   Serve warm.

COOK’S NOTE:  Loaded with lots of fiber and high in Omega-3s, flaxseed is great for firing up the metabolism.  Flaxseed meal can also be used as a binder or egg substitute in baked goods for people who are allergic to eggs. The seeds can be sprinkled on fruit, vegetables, cereal or yogurt, while flax seed meal can be used in baking or to bulk out meat dishes.

With the cottage cheese and no Splenda:
Cal 321, Fat 24 g, Net Carbs 8 g, Protein 18 g

*Recipe found at Low Carb Friends.

Snow Cream!

(Recipe Re-run)

For all you with snow on the ground…

Here’s a real treat you can make with that white fluffy stuff!


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Blender Coconut Pie (low carb)

My Mom’s Coconut Cream Pie was always my favorite.

On a low carb diet, this is the next best thing.   It’s not so much like a cream pie, but it sure is good.  And easy.  That counts a lot.

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Blender Coconut Pie

4 whole eggs
¼ cup butter
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons coconut extract (flavoring)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½  teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsweetened coconut
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup Splenda
, or my favorite, Swerve

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch pie pan.  Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into prepared pie pan and bake for approximately 1 hour until top is golden brown and set.  Cool.  Store in refrigerator overnight to give the “crust” time to better set up.

Optional, top with whipped cream prior to serving.

Total net carbs are 31. Divided into 8 slices, each piece has right at 4 carbs.

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Recipe courtesy of the  Low Carb Friends Recipe Board.  

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Low Carb & Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie

I finally made this wonderful pie!

There’s nothing like the taste of Pumpkin Pie to let you know that Autumn has arrived.

Too bad I didn’t have some cream left over for garnishing.  Grace2882’s looks so good with the whipped cream on top!

Thanks for such a fabulous recipe, Grace!  You can find the recipe here at Grace’s blog.


Old Fashioned Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Updated pic below…

Ok, so not a very good photo.  It was melting fast!  I really needed to give the ice cream time to “ripen” in the metal container nestled in the salty ice.  But as it goes around my house when it comes to homemade ice cream – we just can’t wait!

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Here’s the “recipe” I use.  It’s my mom’s.  That’s what I always strive to do, make it like Mom’s.  The only thing different I do from Mom is to heat the milk and temper the egg mixture.  Then I call the custard cooked just in case I’m serving finicky people who don’t prefer to eat “raw” eggs.

Old-Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 each 13-ounce cans evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • whole milk , as needed to fill line
  • chipped ice
  • rock salt

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add sugar gradually, stirring constantly. Add salt, vanilla, condensed milk, and cream.  Heat the 2 cans of evaporated milk in the microwave until boiling.  Add the milk a little at a time to the egg mixture to prevent currdling.  Pour the ice cream mixture into the metal freezer can.  Add enough whole sweet milk until the mixture reaches the container’s fill line.  Stir.

Assemble the ice cream freezer. Add alternating layers of chipped ice and rock salt to barrel around freezer can. If electric, plug the freezer in and let it do it’s thing, adding more ice and salt, as needed.  When freezer stops, unplug.  Remove top and dasher.  Ice cream may be soft on top (see pic above :D) but will be firmer near the bottom of the can.   Replace top. Cover can with more ice and salt. Cover ice with a towel, allowing ice cream to “ripen” for at least 1 hour, if you can wait!  🙂 Makes about 5 quarts of ice cream.

Enjoy!

Here’s to the happy days of summer!

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And after it sets overnight…

Cheesy Potato Pie

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This pie is a result of a “clean out the fridge” night.

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Cheesy Potato Pie
3 lb.  potatoes, peeled & sliced
3/4 stick butter
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 c. cream
2 eggs
1/2 sm. onion, chopped
Salt & pepper
1 c. Cheddar cheese (1/4 of a pound), grated
1/2cup mozzerella, grated
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
2  tbsp. bread crumbs
2 tbsp. butter, cut in pieces
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Butter a glass pie dish. Put potatoes in water and bring to a boil, until potatoes are tender. Drain. Place in buttered pie dish. Dot with butter.  Top with diced tomatoes.  Mix cream, eggs, salt, and pepper.  Add onions. Spoon mixture over potato slices.  Spread evenly. Cover with cheeses and crumb mixture and dot with butter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Butter Pecan Creme Brulee (Low Carb)

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When my sister-in-law blessed me with two dozen farm-fresh country eggs yesterday,

I started digging through my old low carb recipes.  I had a breakfast custard recipe in mind, but ran across this creme brulee recipe.  I would love to find out the recipe creator, so I can give them thanks and proper credit. *Updated – I found out the recipe’s creator is named Roni.  Thanks that for info, Linda Sue.

(see how I store/display my farm fresh eggs! )

I found this particular recipe several years ago on one of my favorite low carb sites.  Some of the absolute best cooks congregate on the recipe board at Low Carb Friends!

I used my Pampered Chef Prep Cups (with storage lids) to bake the creme brulees.  Not fancy, but servicable.

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I sprinkled a little nutmeg on the creme brulee before baking, like the breakfast custard recipe calls for.  Not sure why, since I planned on topping them with praline pecans.

Don’t you just love the sound of praline pecans?!

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Butter-Pecan Creme Brulee

2 cups cream
4 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of salt
1/2 cup granulated Splenda (or 1 scoop KAL Stevia)

In a medium sauce pan, heat cream over medium heat, just until bubbles start to form.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks, vanilla, salt and sweetener.
Gradually whisk in cream. Using a mesh strainer, strain mixture.
Divide into four custard cups (you can use some like these.)
Bake in a water bath for 30-40 minutes at 350ºF. 
Custards should be set, but still jiggly.  Chill for one hour.
Make butter-pecan topping and divide between between cups.
Refrigerate for four more hours or overnight.

Butter-Pecan Topping:
1 tablespoon butter
1/8 cup pecans – finely chopped
1 teaspoon Splenda

Melt butter.
Stir in pecans and Splenda.
Heat just until nuts begin to color, being careful not to burn.

This is definitely a keeper! The butter pecan topping is delcious!  I think I will double or triple the topping recipe next time, so it will completely cover the top of each creme brulee dish.

See another low carb dessert.

 

 

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Chicken Broccoli Fettucine Alfredo

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What else to do on a cold snowy Sunday than cook?!

My oldest daughter loves “white” sauce on her pasta.  She loves to go to CiCi’s Pizza, not for the pizza but for the pasta and Alfredo Sauce.  She loves this dish, without the broccoli, of course.

Chicken Broccoli Fettucine Alfredo (Low Carb)

4-6 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, stewed & cut into small pieces
1 small package frozen broccoli, steamed until tender
1/2  lb fettucine pasta, boiled, drained (I used Dreamfields linguine)
Alfredo sauce (see recipe below)

In a large pan on medium-high heat, stew the chicken thighs until done, 45 minutes to an hour.  Remove from pan to cool. Add fettucine to broth and cook until done, about 12 minutes.  In the meantime, chop the chicken into bite size pieces.  Using a colander, strain pasta.

Mix together the chicken, steamed  broccoli, fettucine pasta, and the Alfredo Sauce.  Spoon into beautiful pasta dish and top with grated Parmesan cheese.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Alfredo Sauce

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup Parmesan cheese – freshly grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground white pepper
Dash of ground nutmeg

Place butter and cream in large skillet over medium-low heat.  Cook and stir until butter melts and mixture bubbles; cook and stir two minutes more. Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in cheese until thoroughly blended and smooth. Return briefly to low heat to completely blend cheese, stirring constantly.  Sauce recipe makes four servings; 1.9 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

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COOK’S NOTE: You can also serve this dish without the pasta.  Cauliflower “rice” would be tasty as a pasta substitute.

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Pie (Low Carb)

I tweaked this recipe from The 30-Day Low Carb Diet Solution book by the Drs. Eades.

I found the cheesecake to be very creamy and quite good; the crust was the best ever.  My high-carb loving Handyman didn’t agree, which was fine by me.  I got to eat the whole thing all by myself and didn’t have to worry about even my kids getting into it.  Yeah!  It lasted a week so I was glad to have dessert ready for when I had those sweet cravings which is most of the time.

The recipe calls for individual cupcake cheesecakes, but I baked it in a pie dish as my spring-form pan wasn’t handy at the time.  The original recipe is at the bottom of the page.  Forgive the cruddy photo.

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Crust:
1 cup very finely chopped pecans
3 packets Splenda (I now use Stevia)
2 T butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon

Cheesecake:
2 large eggs, beaten
16 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Splenda (granular) or other sweetener blend
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 T semi-sweet mini choc chips (Enjoy Life brand is soy free)
or chopped up SF chocolate bar

Place the finely ground pecans, 2 packets of sweetener, the butter and
cinnamon in a food processor and combine thoroughly. Press the crust mixture in a spring-form pan or a pie dish. Bake for 10 minutes and then cool.

Place the eggs, granular sweetener, cream cheese and vanilla into a mixer and blend until smooth.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Pour the cheesecake mixture into the crust and bake for 35-50 minutes at 350º or until it looks like it is set or kinda firm in the middle.

Cool in the oven for a few hours. Refrigerate overnight.

ORIGINAL RECIPE FROM THE BOOK:

Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

8 T finely chopped pecans
2 packets Splenda
1 T butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Splenda (granular)
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 T semi-sweet mini choc chips

Place the nuts, 2 pks of Splenda and the butter in
a small bowl and combine thoroughly. Line the
wells of a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners
and distribute the nut mixture evenly, about 2 tsp
per well.

Place the egg, granular Splenda, cream cheese
and vanilla into a mixing bowl and blend until
smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Divide the
mixture evenly among the 12 cups. Bake for 15
minutes at 350º . Cool and refrigerate for at least
one hour.

 

 

 

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My Valentine and Chocolate Cake

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My Valentine gift turned 11 this year. 

I made her a layered chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing.  This started out being for the cake eaters at her party, since she had requested an ice cream cake from the local Dairy Queen.  DQ Ice cream cake has no cake and I wanted some cake, myself. 

After she saw this cake, she changed her mind on the DQ idea and I picked up some Vanilla & Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream to go with the cake.  No Neopolitan this time! 

Handyman grilled hamburgers and hotdogs and talked to the adults (family) while the kids (8 of them) played outside.  There was some type of mystery they were investigating.  They’re all into Nancy Drew at this age and are intrigued by any type of mysterious finding!

After her party, we went to the mall to spend some of that birthday money.  She found a fluttery cream and brown skirt, a cream sweater and a fancy top.  At Claire’s she got a small coin purse and at Bath and Body she got shimmery lip gloss.  She had a blast shopping and enjoyed her birthday very much!

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Below is one of the best chocolate cakes you’ll ever eat.  This recipe was given to me by a friend years ago and happens to be my mom’s favorite cake.  It can be made as a sheet cake or a layered cake.

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Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

2 C sugar
2 C flour
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 T baking soda
1 C buttermilk
2 eggs
1/2 cup baking cocoa dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water.
 
Mix all together.  Bake at 350 until done, about 40 minutes or until
toothpick comes clean.

Chocolate Buttercream Icing

  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • In a mixing bowl, cream  cocoa, butter, heavy cream and vanilla. Add confectioners’ sugar until desired spreading consisteny.  This makes a stiff icing.  If you desire thinner icing, add small amounts hot water or hot black coffee until desired spreading consistency is reached.

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    Aunt Mary’s Easy Chess Pie

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    She’s been gone 21 years now, but I still think about her often. 

    What a special lady!  Born during the depression, with a cleft pallet and hair lip, her life was full of difficulties and disappointments.  But you hardly ever knew about her hard times.  She was always rejoicing in just being alive.  She lived on disability, but she didn’t let that keep her from sharing with people.  She sent boxes of clothes and other items to missionaries overseas and fed them at her dinner table in her little three room shotgun style house that was full of warmth and love.  Many times she called mom at work and invited her to supper.  Often after dinner she’d get out her auto harp and we’d sing songs there in her small living room.  She was full of joy and would often get happy while we sang.

    Everyday she cooked lunch.  That was her main meal of the day.  She made the best iced tea with lemon and the very best cornbread.  I even loved her coleslaw and that is unusual for a kid!  We always had to clean up the kitchen afterwards.  I tried to encourage her to let her dishes airdry, but nothing doing!  We had to towel dry those dishes and put them back into her little upright cabinet.  That same cabinet now resides in my kitchen.  For a while, I could open it up and still smell her kitchen.  That smell is long gone as is Aunt Mary, but she still lives on in my heart.

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    Aunt Mary’s Chess Pie

    4 eggs
    1 ½ cups sugar
    2 Tbsp butter, softened (I used 4 because most other recipes call for a stick)

    Cream the butter and sugar together.  Add eggs
    one at a time, mixing after each addition.  Bake at
    350º for 35-40 minutes.  Cool, slice, and enjoy!