Low Carb Praline Pumpkin Pie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Make the crust: Mix all crust ingredients together in a small bowl. While mixture is still warm from the butter, press it evenly into the bottom of a deep-dish pie pan. Bake for about …

Hamburgers

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spread a thin layer of salt over the surface of the foil to absorb any drippings and prevent the oven from smoking. Arrange a wire rack so …

Pancakes

Mix ingredients together and cook as you would other pancakes. I like to use a nonstick pan with a little oil. The only real difference is that they won’t “bubble” as much on top the same way as regular pancakes. …

Cookies

Combine dry ingredients then add melted butter and vanilla, then any additional ingredients. Form into a log and roll tightly in plastic wrap. Place into the freezer for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

After 30 minutes, remove cookie …

Tuna Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add in chopped onions and sautee for just one or two minutes, then add in arrowroot powder. Use a spatula to create an onion-containing roux …

Frangipane Fruit Tart

For the crust, preheat the oven to 325F and grease a 9″ tart pan with a removable bottom.

In food processor, combine almond flour, sweetener, xanthan gum and salt. Pulse a few times to combine. Sprinkle butter over top and …

Jambalaya

Finely chop all vegetables with the food processor. Set aside.

Heat oil over medium-high in the stock pot until hot but not smoking. Add chicken and cook about 5 minutes until browned. Turn chicken and cook on the other side …

Hollandaise Sauce

In a double boiler, partially fill the bottom with water and bring to a simmer. In the top of the boiler, whisk together egg yolks, lemon juice, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and water. Add the melted butter to the egg yolk …

Green Fairy Fudge

Preheat the oven to 375F and line a mini-loaf pan with parchment paper.

In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate together until smooth. Add sweetener and stir until well combined. Let cool 10 minutes.

Whisk …

Maple (Flavored) Syrup

In medium pot (one that has room for this to boil up high), add butter, sweeteners, arrowroot, and blackstrap molasses. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

VERY slowly add water, just a bit at a time and stir. This will …

Chocolate Bars

Preheat the oven to 375F and grease an 8×8 inch baking pan.

In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate together until smooth. Add sweetener and stir until well combined. Let cool 10 minutes.

Whisk in …

Chicken Soup

Put chicken in pot and add stock to cover at least 2/3 of it. Let it sit and brine a bit whilst chopping vegetables. Chop all the vegetables and place in pot with bay leaf. Add red pepper to make …

Blueberry Sauce

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the blueberries, 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and sugar. Stir gently, and bring to a boil.

In a cup or small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup …

Almond-Arrowroot Crackers

Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Add oil to warm water and mix with flax meal. Combine with dry ingredients. Mix until dough comes together. Roll as thinly as possible between two sheets of parchment paper. Score crackers with pizza …

Best Ever Pizza Crust

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together the Almond Flour, Starch, Baking Powder and Salt. In a smaller separate bowl combine the flax meal, warm water and oil. Whisk together until it thickens.

Add the thickened flax mixture to the …

Peanut Butter Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the egg in a bowl. Add the other wet ingredients. Dissolve Truvia into this liquid. Add protein powder, almond flour, and peanut butter, mixing between each ingredient. Form into 1 inch balls and place …

Boiled Orange Chocolate Cake

Look for oranges that have a thinner peel. Scrub thoroughly and place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and boil for 1 hour. Change water throughout to reduce bitterness. Drain and allow to cool.…

Vanilla Cupcakes

Combine wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls. Mix together and then spoon into cupcake pan, filling almost to the rim (these don’t rise very much). Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes then turn down to 350 degrees for …

How to make “puffy” cupcakes

I posted exactly this question on the Chowhound board about two years ago, and got an excellent solution.

Here is what works: Bake the cupcakes at a higher temperature at the beginning. I just made cupcakes this weekend, using the

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

For the caramel sauce, combine Truvia and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir until it dissolves and then add cream and butter. Allow to come to a boil. Boil until mixture darkens somewhat, about 9 to 11 minutes.…

Swiss Buttercream

Fill saucepan halfway up with water and set it to boil. In a metal bowl, combine two egg whites and one cup of granulated Truvia. Mix loosely and set on top of saucepan. Begin whisking constantly to prevent egg from …

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Place cream cheese in a food processor and process until smooth.

Add cream, powdered erythritol, lemon juice, lemon zest and stevia extract. Process until well combined.

Add 1 1/2 cups of the strawberries and process until almost fully smooth. Stir …

Pumpkin Pie

In a 9″ glass pie pan, combine oil and butter; melt. Add stevia. Combine dry ingredients separately in a small bowl, then dump them into the pie dish, mix well, and press into bottom and sides evenly. Bake at 350F …

Fried Cabbage

Fry bacon until crisp and well browned. Drain and set aside.

Add chopped onion to the bacon grease and stir until translucent.

Add cabbage, pepper flakes, salt and pepper, stirring until all cabbage is coated.

Add the crumbled bacon bits …

Devil’s Food Cupcakes

For the cake, preheat the oven to 325F and prepare several muffin tins.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, erythritol, protein powder, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda and salt, breaking up any clumps with …

Cheese Sauce

In a non-stick pan or pot, combine cream cheese, butter, heavy cream, water, salt and white pepper. Whisk occasionally. Stir in cheese until it melts and sauce is smooth. Add extra water if necessary 1 tablespoon (15 mL) at a …

Butterscotch Fudge

Separate a yolk from its white and leave out to bring to room temperature. Bring heavy cream to a boil in a small sauce pot. Simmer gently for a little more than an hour, stirring often, until it is reduced …

Beef Stroganoff

Ask the butcher to thinly slice two pounds of beef. Season with salt and pepper. Marinate in white wine 1 to 2 hours ahead of time.

In the dutch oven over high heat, melt the butter and brown the beef …

Palatable Peanut Butter Bars

Combine ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan. Heat over a very low heat, constantly mixing until everything has dissolved. Pour the mixture into an 8 × 8 inch baking dish or cake pan. Place in the refrigerator and let set, preferably overnight.

Dumplings

Beat the egg in a small bowl with a fork. Add the water and beat until well blended. On a paper plate or in another bowl, mix the dry ingredients well. Slowly sprinkle the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring …

Grain-Free Hot Cereal

In a small bowl, stir together chia seed, flax seed meal, and erythritol.

Add hot water, stir and let sit for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in cream, nut butter, berries, raisins, chopped nuts…whatever floats your boat.…

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 325F and grease an 8×8 inch baking pan.

For the filling, combine erythritol and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.

For the cake, whisk together almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda …

Egg Salad

Well, this one is a moving target, but let’s start here.

Bring eggs to boil in a pot with at least one inch water covering them. Let boil for a minute. Cover the pot and move off of heat. Eggs …

Brownie Cheesecake

For the brownie base, preheat oven to 325F and butter a 9-inch glass pie plate.

In a microwave safe bowl or glass measuring cup, melt butter and chocolate together in the microwave in 30-second increments. Whisk until smooth.

In a …

Homestyle Kalua Pork

Mix kosher salt, black pepper, and ground ginger in a bowl; rub evenly into surface of pork roast; place seasoned roast in a slow cooker.

Stir soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke together in a bowl; pour over the …

Cake

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan or an 8×8 baking dish and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour through salt). In a separate small bowl, stir together wet ingredients (vanilla through …

Chocolate Syrup

Blend the cocoa and stevia in small saucepan. Over low – medium heat, gradually stir in the water. Simmer for a minute or two until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. If mixture is too thick, …

Rishi Cinnamon Plum Tea

This herbal blend is rich with currants, succulent hibiscus, hints of plum and accented with notes of cinnamon and naturally sweet licorice root. Warm and soothing, Organic Cinnamon Plum is deliciously fruity and full-bodied with a deep red infusion. Perfect …

Healthy Fudge

Healthy? Yes. Don’t be fooled, this is NOT low-fat. The main ingredient in this recipe is coconut oil, a healthy, natural, stable fat. This fudge is slightly sweet and does not impart an overt coconut flavor. The texture is very …

Everyday Paleo Pizza

Preheat your oven to 350. Using a spoon mix all crust ingredients together until it becomes very thick. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball. Lightly grease a pizza pan or a cookie sheet with olive oil. Place …

Exquisite Pizza Sauce

In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, water, Parmesan cheese, garlic, sweetener, onion powder, oregano, marjoram, basil, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and salt; mix together, breaking up any clumps of cheese.

Sauce should sit for 30 …

Garden Fresh Meatballs

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl mix together the spinach, zucchini, yam, roasted red pepper, and garlic. Add in the meat and eggs and combine all the ingredients.

Pour in the almond meal and season …

How to Brine Chicken

As I write in Ratio: The Simple Codes etc., my ideal brine is 5%. That means 50 grams of salt in a liter of water, 1 ounce of salt for every 20 ounces of water, or for those poor souls …

Tahini

Preheat oven to 350. Toast sesame seeds for 5-10 minutes, tossing the seeds frequently with a spatula. Do not allow to brown. Cool for 20 minutes.

Pour sesame seeds into food processor and add oil. Blend for 2 minutes. Check …

Sweet Pickle Relish

To deseed cucumbers, I cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with my finger.

I chop the unpeeled cucumbers as well as the other vegetables with a Pampered Chef chopper.

Put all the vegetables in a large …

Root Beer Pulled Pork

Cut onions into wedges and place in bottom of dutch oven or slow cooker. Place roast on the onions, fat side up. Apply salt and pepper generously. Pour root beer into the pot. Place in the oven at 300 degrees, …

Beef Fajitas

In a large, heavy-duty freezer ziptop bag, combine garlic paste, lime juice, cumin, and olive oil. Seal and shake to combine. Place skirt steak, bell peppers, onion, and cilantro sprigs into the bag, squeeze out the air, and turn to …

Cauliflower Soup

In a large soup pot or dutch oven, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add the onion and cook for a few minutes, or until it starts to turn brown.

Add the carrots and celery and cook an additional couple of minutes. …

Creamed Spinach

Melt 1 stick of butter in a pot. Sprinkle in flour and whisk together. Cook over medium heat for five minutes or until light golden brown. Throw in onion and garlic and stir together, cooking for another minute. Pour in …

Super Easy Artichoke Dip

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Stir together the artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes. Place the dip in a small baking dish.

Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and …

Cream of Celery Soup

Pour the chicken stock into a large pot, and bring to a boil. Add the celery, carrots and onion to the pot. Whisk together the flour, salt, pepper, and milk; add to the pot along with the margarine. Boil for …

Chicken Stock

“Chicken stock has almost endless uses, from soup bases, of course, and gravies to a rich but low fat flavoring for veggies. The stock freezes will in those zipper type freezer bags. After trying homemade stock you will never want …

Tuna Salad

Place the tuna, hard-cooked egg, celery and onion in a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, honey mustard, relish, celery seed, pepper and seasoned salt. Pour over the ingredients in the other bowl, and stir gently …

Spaghetti Sauce

“This is a quick recipe for tomato sauce. I have just given the outline for the sauce, but you can add any kind of vegetables to it. I especially like it with mushrooms and peppers.” –COURTNEYNOONAN

In a large saucepan …

Savory Spinach Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and milk; mix until blended. Add thawed spinach, pressed free of water. Add salt and pepper. Pour into casserole dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.…

Roasted Asparagus

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees

2. Rinse asparagus and snap off bottom third of stalk

3. Place in casserole dish

4. Melt a half a stick of butter

5. Slice several cloves of fresh garlic

6. Scatter garlic on …

Polish-Style Beets

1. Trim beets (cut off leaves and roots all the way down). Scrub to remove any traces of earth.

2. Place beets in roomy pot, cover with cold water, add 1tsp. of salt. Bring to a boil, turn down the …

Olga’s Mushroom Sauce

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour

1. Melt butter in saucepan for which you have a lid.
2. Add mushrooms and onion, cover, and simmer on low of 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Stir flour into shrooms until …

Haluska

Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove bacon and saute cabbage and onion in bacon grease until tender; cover and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in seasonings, sour cream, crumbled bacon, and cooked …

Guacamole

In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and …

French Onion Soup

Heat the oil in a heavy 5-6 qt. pan. Add the butter. When the butter has melted, add the onions and cook slowly, covered for 10 minutes. Add the sugar and salt. Cook onions slowly until onions caramelize and turn …

Brussel Sprouts

Destem, clean and remove outer leaves from Brussel sprouts. Slice each sprout in half.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; add sprouts. Cook about 5-10 minutes until just tender.

Remove from water and drain.

Heat a sauté …

Clam Chowder

Drain clams and reserve juice. In a stock pot, bring clam juice, potatoes, and bay leaves to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender (15 minutes).

In a separate, heavy bottomed kettle, saute bacon, butter, garlic, onion, …

Tender Italian Baked Chicken

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder. Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl. Dip chicken into the mayonnaise mixture, then into the bread crumbs to coat. …

Spinach Quiche

Place pie shell in 425 degree oven for 5 minutes.

Wilt spinach in heated olive oil in a large pot. Mix with remaining ingredients. Pour into pie shell.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then at 350 degrees for …

Spanish Garlic Chicken

1. Heat the oil in a frying pan add the chicken wings or pieces and garlic cloves and fry until the garlic turns golden and the chicken brown.

2. Remove the whole garlic cloves and set aside.

3. Pour the …

Chicken with Cream Sauce

1. Coat chicken breasts with seasoned flour.

2. Melt half a stick of butter and sautee sliced garlic in it briefly.

3. Place chicken in pan. Brown lightly on both sides then add 3/4 cup of dry white wine. Bring …