Recipes

Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

INGREDIENTS 28 to 35 saltine crackers (about one sleeve, enough to line your tray) 1 cup (220 g) packed dark brown sugar 1 cup (225 g or 2 sticks) unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups (10 to 12 ounces) […]

Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp Olive Oil 1 diced medium Onion 1 chopped small Zucchini 14 oz Italian Style Green Beans 1 diced stalk Celery 4 tsp minced Garlic 4 cup Vegetable Broth 30 ounce drained Red Kidney Beans 30 ounce drained Great Northern Beans 14 ounce can Diced Tomatoes with juice 1/2 cup Shredded Carrot 1/2 cup dry Red Wine optional 4 oz Tomato Paste 1 tsp Oregano 1 tsp Basil 1/4 tsp Thyme 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder […]

Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars

INGREDIENTS 6 tbsp softened butter 1/3 cup Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet 1 tsp molasses pinch salt 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp orange extract 1/4 cup almond flour 1/4 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup ground golden flax (or additional almond flour) 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp ginger optional 1 cup fresh cranberries finely chopped by hand or in a food processor and tossed with 1/2 tsp pure stevia or […]

French Onion Pork Chops

French Onion Pork Chops

INGREDIENTS 4 boneless pork chops 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided 4-5 large sweet onions, sliced 7 – 8 sprigs fresh thyme plus additional for garnish 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon salt, plus additional to season the chops ½ teaspoon pepper, plus additional to season the chops ¼ cup dry red or white wine ½ cup beef or chicken stock 4 ounces shredded Swiss or Gruyere […]

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

INGREDIENTS 2 English Cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1″ rounds 1 pound smoked salmon, cut into bite sized pieces (1) 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped 1 tablespoon Horseradish (more or less to taste) 1 tablespoon heavy cream, optional Toothpicks […]

Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka

INGREDIENTS Chocolate Filling: 5 oz cream cheese 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup Lilly’s Sugar Free Chocolate Chips or equivalent chocolate 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon cinnamon 6 tablespoons Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Fat Head Dough: cooking spray […]

Olive Garden Inspired Minestrone Soup

Olive Garden Inspired Minestrone Soup

INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped ¼ cup zucchini, chopped ½ cup frozen cut green beans ¼ cup celery, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups vegetable broth 1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans, drained 1 (15 oz) can small white […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Gooey Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Gooey Bars

INGREDIENTS 1 cup unsalted Challenge Butter  3/4 cup granulated sugar  1 cup light brown sugar  2 large eggs  1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract  1 teaspoon baking soda  3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour  1/2 teaspoon salt  1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips  1 14 ounce can fat-free sweetened condensed milk (you can use regular SCM if you can’t find the fat-free)  1 4.4 ounce large […]

Shrimp Tacos With Garlic Avocado Crema

Shrimp Tacos With Garlic Avocado Crema

INGREDIENTS 1 pound Kroger frozen shrimp medium size 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 garlic cloves peeled 2 limes 1/2 cup cilantro leaves plus more for garnish 1/4 cup Kroger low fat sour cream 1 avocado peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 8-12 Kroger white corn tortillas 1/2 cup Kroger broccoli and carrot slaw Kroger queso fresco Kroger mild tomatillo salsa verde […]

Grilled Avocado Caprese Crostini

Grilled Avocado Caprese Crostini

INGREDIENTS 8 pieces sliced French or Italian baguette, sliced 1/2-inch thick 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 avocado, sliced thinly 9 ounces (250 grams) vine ripened cherry tomatoes, halved 3.5 ounces (100 grams) fresh bocconcini in water (or baby mozzarella balls) 1/2 cup basil leaves, divided 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 375°F | 190°C. Arrange bread on a baking sheet, drizzle […]