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Basic Yellow Cake / Cake Waffles (low-carb and gluten free)

My friend Didi  came up with a low-carb cake recipe that changed our low carb worlds back then (2002 I think ) The recipe has since evolved a little since I can’t help myself tweaking here and there, but it … Continue reading

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Quesadillas (with leftover meat)

This is my stand by recipe for quesadilla sauce and it only needed minor altering to accommodate low carbing. I love that this is a meal that the whole family is happy with! I also love to make the filling … Continue reading

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Lemon Curd (sugar-free and low carb)

  Yesterday I was reminded of my favorite lemon cake. It’s a lemon pound cake, made with lemon curd in the batter, which gives it not only a decadent lemony moisture, but a lovely yellow color. But not only that, … Continue reading

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Making Real Bavarian Pretzels (Laugen Brezen)

  To a Bavarian like me who lives a Brezen-less life outside of Bavaria, this is a sight for sore eyes. Actually, I’m quite lucky that I took this photo. It’s a little fuzzy, and I wanted to take another, … Continue reading

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Easiest, creamiest, low-cal rice pudding ever!

  Just put it in your crock pot and forget about it until the last 10 min or so.   Ingredients: 32 fl oz fat free half and half (or fat free milk, even though it doesn’t get quite as … Continue reading

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Make your own microwave popcorn!

It’s so easy and so much healthier than the stuff you can buy! You can choose your own ingredients and toppings! Here’s the basic method and you can make up your own variations from there!   You will need: – … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Pressed Sugar Decorations

Pressed sugar decorations you can make yourself! It’s really quite easy once you know how and your possibilities are endless! I went with snowflakes only this time around, but you  can go with any shape your like. Use candy molds … Continue reading

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Super Easy, Super Moist Coconut Macaroons

I admit it, I’m a bit of a Macaroon snob. I just don’t like them much when they aren’t really moist inside. The challenge is always to get them to stay moist beyond that first hour out of the oven … Continue reading

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Gluten- Free Pumpkin Bread

I adapted this recipe from this Bobby Flay recipe. Pumpkin Bread: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing 1 cup Bisquick Gluten-Free Baking Mix 3/4 cup finely ground almonds 1/2 tsp guar gum or xanthan gum (optional but … Continue reading

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Elisenlebkuchen – A Bavarian Christmas Specialty

As many of you know, I am German. For the most part that doesn’t really show all that much, but come Christmas time, it shows big time Once advent is upon us there is usually no stopping me and I … Continue reading

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