Sunday, May 15, 2016

Low Carb Bagel Dogs

































I absolutely love these bagel dogs!

While I have not always been a big bread eater, finding something that is bread like while trying to embrace a low carb way of eating hasn't been easy.  These little gems do the trick!

There are links all over the web for these, so this is not my recipe.  I have made them several times though and today while making them, I decided I should take the time to shoot the photographs for a blog entry.  It's been a while since I've shared a recipe, so I'll end the long dry spell here and now.  Definitely give these a try, big kids and little kids both will love these.  They pack well and reheat quickly whether you are taking them in your lunch box or if you just want a quick supper or snack.  

I do have one tip if you take them to work for lunch, be sure to check your teeth after lunch.  Those little poppy seeds get into your teeth and of course no one will tell you that you have poppy seeds in your teeth when you flash a big smile!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Grilled Chicken Shepherd's Pie with Low Carb Cauliflower Colcannon

That's a mighty big name for this recipe and the recipe is somewhat detailed, but it is worth every ounce of effort.  Especially if you love shepherd's pie and are on a low carb eating plan.

I have to show you my newest kitchen gadget that I bought at the class this past week.  It chops garlic and make pretty quick work of 4 cloves!  I love it!  It is so easy and you pop it right into the dishwasher (top shelf for cleanup).  It looks like a cute little robot.


Since the sneak peek photo has some of you anxious for the recipe, I'll not spend a lot of time on an intro, other than this is a low carb version of a recipe I received in an authentic Irish cooking class this past week.  It was a fun class with several tasty dishes, but hands down this one was my favorite.  So much so that I had to alter it for low carb.  The dish we sampled was made with smoked chicken thighs and the smoky flavor came through the dish.  I had grilled chicken breasts in the fridge from earlier in the week that I chopped up and put into this dish.  I also substituted the peas with asparagus and added celery.

This was my first go at making mashed cauliflower.  Up until today, I've not been fan, but this dish has won me over.  

I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

These are nice light crispy cookies.  I'd put these up against anything made by little elves in a tree!


Friday, January 1, 2016

Banana Foster Cookies


























Happy New Year!

It has been a brutal week for me as I'm trying to fight off a cold.  At this point, I think the cold is winning!  

So I've been drinking a lot of fluids eating soups, etc. and as a result, the organic bananas I bought at the store have gone from a shining golden yellow to a not so lovely black.  So I knew there was some baking in my future!  I didn't want to toss the entire bunch of bananas and immediately mom's banana cookies came to mind.  My brother was always a bigger fan than I of those cookies, but with dying bananas begging for use on the counter, I decided I'd dig out the recipe and make them and freeze them for later.

Well, that was a great plan, but it had one fatal flaw.  I could not find the recipe!!!  I went through every possible place that I would have stashed the recipe and came up empty.  I even texted my brother asking him go through the cupboards in mom's apartment and go through her green recipe card file and email the recipe to me.  He complied and had the same result that I did....no recipe!  So I'm thinking I'm going to be making banana bread, right?  No, I didn't want banana bread, so I went to Pinterest in search of banana baked goods.

I found this recipe on http://www.sotipical.com/bananas-foster-cookies.  As with most recipes, I can't leave well enough alone and I had to monkey with the ingredients just a bit.   I amped up the spices and flavorings and added chopped pecans to the recipe.  It is a super easy recipe that uses a yellow cake mix as a base.  

The kitchen smells divine while the cookies are baking and you'll be anxious for them to cool so you can get them frosted and sample them!

The next time you have multiple bananas that are no longer aging gracefully,  give these cookies a try!

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My career is in IT.  Cooking and photography are among a few of my hobbies. In my spare time, which is most weekends I tie on my apron and exercise my creativity by trying new recipes and adapting them to my tastes. I also have a passion for photography that I incorporate by taking photographs to go along with the recipes I post on my blog.  
I also enjoy travel, both near and abroad. Meeting new people, new experiences and cultures and oh, not to mention the food! I hope you enjoy my blog.