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    Cream Cheese Pralines

    Creamy and yummy, something different for a change during the holidays on your candy tray. Print Cream Cheese Pralines Ingredients 1 c granulated sugar 1 c light brown sugar 1/2 c dark brown corn syrup 1/4 c evaporated milk 2 oz cream cheese cubed 2 tsp butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/2 c pecan halves Instructions Line 2 cookie sheets with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a medium large heavy saucepan, combine white sugar, light brown sugar, corn syrup and evaporated milk; stir with a wooden spoon. Cook on medium high heat on stovetop, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Turn the heat down to…

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    Apricot Almond Bars

    I love apricots, and this bar cookie combines cream cheese, apricots and almonds and takes it to a whole new level! Print Apricot Almond Bars Ingredients 1 1/4 c all purpose flour 1/2 c plus 1/3 c sugar divided 1/4 c butter room temperature 12 oz cream cheese room temperature, divided 2 tsp almond extract divided 1 large egg 1/2 c apricot preserves 1/3 c sliced almonds 2 Tbsp powdered sugar sifted, for topping Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; Set aside. To make the crust, add flour and 1/2 c. sugar to a medium size bowl; mix with…

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    Easy One Skillet Chicken Alfredo LC/Keto

    This is how most of my dinners go: Look in the fridge Look in the pantry Pick a protein Pick a veggie Start putting it together somehow, using what I have on hand It may not be the best way to prepare dinner, but it goes fast, USUALLY turns out edible, sometimes wonderful and solves the “what to eat for dinner” problem without reading a recipe. This was one of those dishes that I made last night-Chicken breasts. Cut into strips. hmmmm-Mexican, Italian, Southern? Then I spotted a spaghetti squash laying over there on the countertop. Wash, cut, scoop, season, bake. While that was cooking, I started by sauteing the…

  • All Recipes,  Breakfast,  LC

    4 Ing. Low-Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes

    This was one of the first pancake recipes years ago that we used on the Atkins Diet. If you have a Nutri Bullet or blender use that, it mixes the batter. The batter will be thin, but the pancakes are still very delicious. Now there are many more recipes using all sorts of ingredients, but this one is worth the try. Print 4 Ing Low-Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes Ingredients 2 oz cream cheese room temp 2 eggs 1 teaspoon sugar substitute 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions Mix all in blender and pour onto a heated and buttered griddle or skillet. When the top starts to bubble up, flip over. Double, Triple…

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    Pimento Cheese

    Maybe it’s a Southern thing, but pimento cheese is a staple in the South. We all grew up on it-filling soft, white bread (sometimes crustless) with it. This is my own creation for a homemade spread. Use it to fill sandwiches or on celery. I put it on lowcarb wraps. You can also add fresh, minced jalapeno peppers to the mix-you won’t be sorry you did. Print Pimento Cheese Servings 8 Ingredients 1 c medium cheddar or longhorn cheese grated 3/4 c monterey jack cheese grated 1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese grated 2/3 c real mayonnaise not salad dressing-i use duke's 4 oz cream cheese room temperature 4 Tbsp diced…

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    Cream Cheese Pound Cake

    I remember at Christmas my mom would always make a cream cheese poundcake. I never was sure why, but for some reason it gave me a sense of security. You can imagine how happy I was to find this low carb version, and even happier the first time I tasted it and discovered it was moist and yummy and something I can serve everyone. Print Cream Cheese Pound Cake Servings 12 Ingredients 1 ¼ c almond flour ¾ c of swerve or other sugar substitute I used Splenda 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp of salt 4 eggs 3 ½ oz cream cheese room temperature 4 tbs softened butter 1…

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    Peachy Keen Bars

    Made with a cake mix and canned peaches, I created this original recipe out of what I happened to have on hand back in 2010. It’s been found on Pinterest and other sites thousands of times-some even like to “borrow” my original photo, rename it and use my recipe. No worries-as long as people enjoy it, that’s all that matters! Print Peachy Keen Bars Ingredients 1 pkg dry cake mix-white yellow or french vanilla 1/3 c butter room temperature 2 large eggs divided 29 oz can light peach slices drained 8 oz cream cheese room temperature 1/3 c sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees.…

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