Monday, March 12, 2018

Rainbow Muffins And Sprinkled Treats - BlogWithFriends

Over the years I have always baked goodies or made candy for my husband's co-workers and staff. I have missed doing this and I thought "well shoot, they're not keto, so I get to make goodies, pass them out, see them enjoy them, come home to a sugar free zone and still be happy." YES, it makes me very happy to feed others especially if they enjoy it.

 For the muffins I used my basic sweet muffin recipe and added sugar free whole fruit spread to each one. Several different types and sprinkled gold eatable glitter on top. Because WHO doesn't love glitter? Well, moms who have to clean up after a kids craft but otherwise, glitter is the $h!t man.
The candy was super sweet and easy. A can of cream cheese frosting, a dab of coconut milk, blend until smooth, pour in a whole container of sprinkles, that's right. Mix it all up. Drop by the spoonful onto wax paper and pop in the freezer. Now this will not freeze but it will firm up. Drizzle with bittersweet chocolate to cut some of the sweet and sprinkle with glitter. Yep, that's it! And by the way, the staff ate it up. You would have thought they never had sweets before. I left the office feeling like a stuffed fat kid leaving the candy store but without all the calories and guilt. Win win

This is a Blog With Friends post and our theme this month was "rainbow". Check out the links below to see how each writer/blogger interpreted the theme.
Tamara has a Rainbow Sheet Cake

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Layered Chocolate Sinfully Good Cake n Cheesecake

My poor hubby is not a keto person. Honestly lately I've been slacking, a lot. BUT I'm still doing better than before keto. Anywho...
He misses dessert and he's been so wonderful and supportive I decided to go all out and bake him something totally over the top.
And boy howdy did I ever do it! Just look at it!
This is a cheesecake German chocolate layered cake!

In the bottom of a spring form pan, cover with graham cracker crumbs, press down firmly and top with the cheesecake mix.
Cheesecake mixture...
combine 1 eight oz package of room temperature cream cheese, 3 TBSP NuNaturals dutch cold pressed cocoa powder, a large egg and 2 oz bittersweet baking chocolate grated. Pour over the crumbs and bake in a baking pan pour hot water in to the pan, wrap aluminum foil around the spring form, sit it in the water, bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees.
In an 8 or 9 inch cake pan, depending on the size of your spring form pan because you want them to line up.
Mix in a bowl the following, while the cheesecake cools off.
In a bowl: 3 TBSP NuNaturals baking cocoa, 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/8 tsp salt, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup Duke's Mayonnaise, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 3/4 cup COLD water
bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
allow to cool and place on top of the cheesecake
Cool in the freezer for 1 hour
remove ring on springform
frost cake sides and top with German Chocolate Frosting which is a mixture of toasted coconut, finely chopped pecans and frosting.

This is an ooey gooey sinfully decadent cake. You need to keep it in the fridge because of the cheesecake. Definitely a special occasion cake.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

No Crust Layered Pizza Bake - KETO

Hey y'all!! So if you've been following long you know I love pizza, but changing my lifestyle to a low carb keto way of eating, well, it is not pizza friendly. Unless, you drop the crust!
Yes I know, the pizza bones are the best part. BUT you can still have all the great flavors of pizza without all the carbs so that's nice to know, right?
It's simple and delicious. Promise.

Cook your ground beef with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. drain if need be. mix with sauce and Parmesan cheese, olives and diced peppers
The amounts are up to you, use as little or as much. Whatever your preference.
In a 13x9 pan layer pepperoni, top with sauce mix and mozzarella cheese 
repeat until all items are in the pan and finally layer is cheese
bake until cheese is melted and bubbly
Serve alone or with a salad