Saturday, May 27, 2017

What's Cooking At Cathy's?: Low Carb Cinnamon Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream

What's Cooking At Cathy's?: Low Carb Cinnamon Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream: I've been on a roll making ice cream as summer time rapidly approaches.  After making the Mint Chip, I barely had it in the freeze...

Low Carb Cinnamon Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream

I've been on a roll making ice cream as summer time rapidly approaches.  After making the Mint Chip, I barely had it in the freezer before I was dreaming up the next  flavor combination. 

My thoughts really went down the path of Fireball with toasted pecans, but Fireball has too much sugar for low carb, so I went with straight bourbon and added a healthy dose of cinnamon to it. Bourbon will help reduce the iciness of the finished product and adds just a little flavor.   Be sure to toast the pecans, it adds a flavor depth to the ice cream.

I already have the next batch in mind but that will need to wait until I reduce the quantity of low carb ice creams I have in the freezer right now!  In the meantime, enjoy this one!

I would be remiss to not credit Carolyn Ketchum at All Day I Dream About Food for her recipe which inspired the base for my ice creams.  She's probably has no clue as to the monster she's created!  

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ice Cream, we all love it.  We have our favorite flavors as well.  I was wanting some mint chip ice cream not long ago and while working on the recipe, I had, well, let's say an accident measuring out the mint extract and suffice it to say, my breath was minty fresh after eating a bowl.  No chance of throwing it out, nope, not when it was edible.

I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook regarding some commercially available low carb ice creams.  I've tried them and honestly, I like making my own.  Yes it takes more work, but not much and  I know exactly what is in it.

My second attempt of this ice cream was today.  This time, being careful with measurements!
I am happy with the results and excited to share it with you.

Also want to give a shout out to Carolyn at All Day I Dream About Food.  Her recipe here was the base inspiration for this recipe.

The weather is heating up and I know you all are anxious for a cool and cream treat!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Low Carb Meyer Lemon Curd

I adore all things lemon.  I can't get enough of it!

I learned about lemon curd several years ago, and I have been obsessed with it ever since.  It is so versatile.  It can be used as a tart filling, topping for yogurt, a spread for scones, filling for cake layers, you get the idea!  Shoot, I just eat it from the jar with a spoon when I think no one is watching!

Like many home cooks, I joined the Instant Pot craze and purchased my Instant Pot as a Black Friday special last year.  It is a great appliance and I have made several batches of yogurt as well as lemon curd in it.

Last weekend I was at my local Costco and bought this bag of lovely Meyer Lemons.  I had never had Meyer Lemons and now I know what all the excitement is around these lovely lemons is all about.  They are a lemon and mandarin orange mix.  They are sweeter than regular lemons and have a smoother skin.    Regardless of their pedigree, I have a bag of these beauties so there will be more lemon recipes coming from my kitchen!

You can always make this recipe in a traditional manner, rather than low carb by using granulated sugar instead of erythritol.  Of course you can still use regular lemons for this recipe as well, but if you can find the Meyer Lemons, it will be extra special and I guarantee you will enjoy the results.

Low Carb Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

This recipe is an updated makeover of one I posted back in 2011.  Since that time I've shifted to a low carb way of eating to help lose a few pounds and yet satisfy my sweet tooth now and then.

I've also learned some new techniques since that time that will make this ice cream easier to make for beginners, since it doesn't require tempering the eggs.

Before you get started you will need to make a batch of Low Carb Snickerdoodle Cookies.

Let's make some ice cream!

Mom's Snickerdoodles

I've been obsessed with Snickerdoodles lately.  I've made regular ones, low carb ones and ice cream!
All have been tasty and the regular ones that I took to work disappeared in minutes!

The low carb ones, I used in an ice cream recipe that I'll be posting soon.

Here's my go to recipe for Snickerdoodles.  It is the one we always made at home.  I have always had success with it and hope you enjoy it to nosh on with your hot tea or coffee!

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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.