Growing up, most of the recipes my mother used that weren't passed down from her mother or grandmother, came straight from The Joy of Cooking. When I moved out and got my first apartment, my mother gave me my own copy and I have used it faithfully ever since. Every time I cook out of that old book, I feel like I am making something straight from her!
This recipe was inspired by The Joy of Cooking's recipe for Basic Cobbler Biscuit Dough. I love finding a recipe that I enjoy and being able to remake it so that it fits my low-carb lifestyle! I cannot tell you the level of excitement I felt when I realized that this worked! I was skeptical, because more often than not, when a recipe is remade, it tastes, well ... low-carb. I didn't want that. I wanted the real thing!
King Cakes! They're Everywhere!!!!! Well, if you're in Louisiana they are. And this post is a bit late in coming along, because (unless you're reading this any time in the future) today is Fat Tuesday. Honestly though, it's taken me the entire Mardi Gras season to come up with something that might actually feed my craving for King Cakes.
Yes, I know, this isn't in the shape of a King Cake, but if you really wanted to, you could bake this in a bundt pan and achieve the desired affect.
As always, I must give credit where it is due. The lovely Carolyn from alldayidreamaboutfood.com is to thank for this one. Her Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake was the inspiration for this recipe and I will be forever grateful! Let's be honest, it might not be Mardi Gras when you're reading this, but it simply doesn't have to be to make these. They're just that delicious!
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a pot of this delicious soup simmering on your stove-top as the aroma of tomato, herbs, and cream wafts through your kitchen. Doesn't it make you want to grab a mug and curl up on your couch with a good book?
Each time I make this soup for my family, my daughter requests that I make plenty for her to take to lunch the next day. Warm, hearty, and satisfying, this soup is enjoyed by my entire family, and graces my table at least once a week!
I don't know about you, but one of the most difficult things I've had to give up was coke. Before beginning this lifestyle, I almost always had one close by. I figured out pretty quickly that if I was going to be successful, I would need to have a replacement ... and fast!
This lemonade hits the spot in any season and at any time of day. You can open my refrigerator any day of the week and find this big ol' gallon jug of refreshment just waiting to be enjoyed!
It’s one of the first treats I discovered when I embarked on my low carb journey. Not long after, I discovered “Fat Bombs.” They are also sometimes called “Refrigerator Candy.” If you haven’t searched the internet for these little morsels of goodness, I highly recommend that you do so now. I will be adding a few of my own over the next few months, but in the meantime, get out there and see what you can find!
We've all been there! Dinner is done; you've had your serving of a healthy, low carb dessert; you're bored; you start to look for something to fill that void.
Cookies and Milk
Is there anything more comforting? When I was a kid, my mom would always sit us down after school with 3 warm cookies and a glass of milk. This was our snack before starting homework, and I relished every bite of those warm soft cookies.
If you're new to low-carbing, figuring out which sweeteners are safe and actually taste good is one of the first and most difficult hurdles. You hear about stevia, run out and buy something that claims to be the "real deal," only to find you can't get into ketosis. I will probably do a more in-depth post on each of these, but here are some quick tips to help you make sense of all the sweet nonsense out there!
Hopefully, by now you've gotten a handle on what is available in the sweetener world. If not, you can read all about it in my "Sweet Nothings" post.
If you're like me, you are now searching for ways to save money! Who wants to pay out of the nose for 1 lb of sweetener? NOT ME! Remember how I said it took me nearly a year and half to figure all of this out? Well, I'm hoping to shorten your learning time by compiling all the research that I did in one easy to access place.
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