Cheesy Jarlsberg Mashed Potatoes

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Jarlsberg cheese is my new cheese obsession. I got a Costco size hunk of cheese from ya know, Costco and I had to find many of ways to use it. Now I’m not a cheese experts and there are a lot of different cheese, so I don’t keep up with cheese I have and haven’t tried. But using obvious visual signs I could tell this cheese was super creamy. So I did a couple recipes here and there and I just really wanted to make a homey comfort food extravaganza. I also use these couple trial months to see what I’ll be making for the holidays. Which ones stay and if I need to swap anything out. So the idea of adding a ton of this cheese into a mashed potatoes came to mind and I went for it. This recipe has a spot at the table for the holidays…

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Braised Short Ribs and Purple Sweet Potatoes

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We got a wild cold snap here in Texas with some rather unusual winds. Towards the end of the season when you’re saying goodbye to winter. Goodbye to cold nights, crisp air , comfort food and sweaters and a hello again and welcome to summer. Here welcomes heat, humidity and everyone’s favorite mosquitos.To me these kind of days like today, can be a perfect opportunity to get in some last minute comfort foods of the season. That I thought I would only be seeing again till next year.

Enter short ribs, I love short ribs but I actually love oxtails more. When I cant find oxtails my go to is always short ribs. They are similar in taste and texture to me and I already had them in the fridge. So its a win! Plus I had purple sweet potatoes I just got in from the store that I had…

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Creamy Bacon and Cheese Gnocchi

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I love anything loaded baked potato inspired. Its simple, straightforward and easy. I was really in the mood for loaded potato soup but I really didn’t feel like dealing with a entire pot of soup. Especially since I’m expecting clam chowder in the next couple days. That’s just too much cream based soup for me. So to make this more of a meal I decided on gnocchi for a little more of a entrée feeling apposed to soup. Try it out and let me know what you think!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2lb Bacon
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2Tb butter
  • 3Tb flour
  • 3c Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 12oz Gnocchi
  • 4 Green Onions, sliced
  • 1/2c Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4c Sour Cream

DIRECTIONS

  • RENDER BACON: Add chopped bacon to cold pan and heat slowly. Cook till bacon is crispy for about 10 minutes. Dispose of all but 1Tb of bacon fat from pan.

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Carrot Cake Cookies

Keto Moose

Ingredients:

Cookies

  • 1 cup flax meal
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup sugar substitute
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: walnuts

Cream Cheese ICING

  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup erythritol, powdered
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: walnuts

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Mix in eggs, carrots, melted butter, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Mix until thoroughly combined. Spoon batter onto cookie sheet using a cookie scoop. Cookies will spread, so space cookies at least two inches apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Check the cookies after 15 minutes by flipping one of them over with a metal spatula, they should…

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Mets’ Bases Loaded Pita Dog

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Ingredients:

  • 4 low-carb pitas (Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pita Bread)
  • 8 Nathan’s Beef Franks
  • 1 lb Applewood Smoked Bacon, chopped and fried (about 3/4 cup)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Cheddar Cheese Fondue OR Easy Cheddar Cheese Sauce (Below)

Easy Cheddar Cheese Sauce

  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 TBSP cream cheese
  • 2 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 1/8 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp worcester sauce
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

Place hotdogs to frying pan. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover and cook hotdogs on medium heat for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more water if it cooks off before the time is up. Drain off remaining water, and add 2 tbsp butter. Fry hotdogs until golden brown. To make cheese sauce, microwave cream cheese, cheddar cheese, heavy whipping cream, and 2 TBSP butter…

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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

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Ingredients:

  • 10 water chestnuts
  • 20 toothpicks
  • 10 slices of bacon
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP sugar substitute

Instructions:

Cut chestnuts in half. Wrap a half piece of bacon around each chestnut half, and insert a tooth pick to hold the bacon in place. Place chestnuts in a baking pan. Make a marinade of soy sauce and sugar substitute and pour over chestnuts. Let chill for 4 hours, basting marinade over bacon again halfway through. Broil for 10 minutes, or bake at 375°F until bacon reaches desired crispness, draining off excess grease after 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 136
Total Fat 11.3
Total Carbohydrate 3.6g
Protein 10.2g
Disclaimer: Nutrition is approximate.

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Apple Pecan Cake With Caramel Glaze

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Ingredients

  • 1½ cups of cooking oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3½ cups Granny Smith apples (approximately 3-4 apples), peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • Caramel Glaze
    • ¾ cups butter (1½ sticks)
    • 1 cup light brown sugar
    • ¼ cup milk
    • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 325° In a large mixing bowl, add oil, sugar and eggs, mix until nice and creamy. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to large bowl. Mix well. Add vanilla, mix well. Stir in apples and pecans.

Pour into generously greased and floured tube pan (you can use two loaf pans in place of a tube pan). Bake at 325° for approximately 1 hour. Check using a tooth pick at about 50 minutes, and if it comes…

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