I tried it: Keto Vanilla Pound Cake by Hey Keto Mama

My first “I tried it” posted on The I just found a typo. Note the second “baking soda” should actually be “baking powder”.

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The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen

Baking has long been a love of mine. I remember as a teenager, baking cookies, which is when my love affair with food began. I didn’t want my continuous efforts to lose weight inhibit my love of baking. So I’m always on the look out for good recipes to use, while I try to lose weight.

I found this recipe, a Keto Vanilla Pound Cake by Hey Keto Mama, as I searched for a quick and easy dessert for dinner last night. The above photo is actually my second attempt. My first attempt was hindered by a rookie mistake. I accidentally put 2 teaspoons of baking soda in the first cake, instead of 2 teaspoons of baking soda. I didn’t realize it until after the “cake” came out of the oven. As you might imagine, the results were quite disastrous. The cake quite literally fell apart as I unmolded…

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15 Pioneer Recipes That Survived The Oregon Trail

Just think about riding in a covered wagon across the United States. Weeks upon weeks of travel in all sorts of terrain and weather conditions. The early settlers were a hardy and brave group of people. 

One route traveled was the Oregon Trail. This was a 2,170 mile wheeled wagon route which connected the Missouri River with Oregon. The trail crossed the current states of Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.

My Oregon Trail Adventure - J. Dawg Journeys

The route was first laid out by fur traders beginning in 1811. The first wagon trains filled with emigrants set out in 1836 from Independence, Missouri. 

That begs the question…what type of food or recipes did these adventurous groups of people prepare along the way? I found a wonderful article from homesteading.com which lists 15 recipes that survived the Oregon Trail. 

Here are a few of those recipes:

Potato Cakes

Johnny Cakes

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Molasses Stack Cake

Side Pork And Mormon Gravy

Chocolate Caramels

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 Butterless, Eggless, Milkless Cake

Swiss Apple Cherry Pie


Check these pioneer recipes handed down from generation to generation and from one continent to the other–a gifts from our forefathers!

For the complete list along with the recipes, follow this link:

15 Pioneer Recipes That Survived The Oregon Trail

Festive Keto Cranberry Orange Bread · Fittoserve Group

Here’s a wonderful, low-carb keto quick bread for your Christmas Morning! YUM!

 


FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR THE RECIPE

Festive Keto Cranberry Orange Bread · Fittoserve Group

Hundred-Year-Old Recipe for Apple Johnny Cake (Apple Corn Bread)

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of vintage and old style cooking. I stumbled across this wonderful blog, that publishes 100 year old recipes. They have a new fan, I can tell you. Here is a unique corn bread recipe, that includes apples! What’s not to like!

A Hundred Years Ago

Apple Johny CakeCan I let you in on a secret? March is one of the most difficult months to eat local seasonal foods. Winter staples like squash, onions, cabbage. . . even apples are starting to seen humdrum. And, it will be at least a few weeks until local fresh produce is available. Usually, I cheat a little and buy strawberries and asparagus at the supermarket, and justify it by saying they are March fruits and vegetables. . . somewhere.

But, when I browse through hundred-year-old magazines, I’m keenly aware that people  actually ate local foods that had been stored all winter during March back then.

I decided to that today I was going to make an authentic March food and began flipping through the March, 1916 issue of Good Housekeeping. I came across an old recipe for Apple Johnny Cake that intrigued me.

This corn bread contains no sugar and…

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Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Dulce De Leche Candy Bar Terrine

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK.


Dulce De Leche Candy Bar Terrine

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Ingredients

  • 14 Snickers Fun Size Bars, cut into thirds (17 grams each, about 1 1/2 cups total)
  • 2 pints dulce de leche ice cream, softened

To see the entire recipe, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Peanut M&M’s and Jelly Cookies

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK.


Peanut M&M’s and Jelly Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 1-pound log store-bought sugar cookie dough (or your favorite homemade recipe!)
  • 1/3 cup grape jelly (or your favorite flavor!)
  • 1 cup crushed Peanut M&M’s

To see the entire recipe, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

 

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Peppermint Patty Brownies

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK.


Peppermint Patty Brownies

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Ingredients

  • canola oil, for the pan
  • 1 19-ounce box brownie mix (Or your favorite homemade brownie recipe!)
  • 16 York Miniatures Peppermint Patties (13.6 grams each)

To see the entire recipe, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

 

 

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Caramel-Cookie Cheesecake Pie

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK.


Caramel-Cookie Cheesecake Pie

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Ingredients

  • 2 8-ounce bars cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 22 Twix Fun Size Bars (16 grams each, about 2 3/4 cups total), chopped
  • 1 8-inch chocolate cookie piecrust

To see the entire recipe, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Banana Pops

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes are from an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK.


Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Banana Pops

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Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, peeled and halved crosswise
  • 4 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (21 grams each)
  • 6 ounces chocolate, chopped

Follow this link to see the full recipe.

 

 

 

Halloween Treats: 5 Healthy Spooky Snacks for Halloween

Since it’s Friday, I splurged a bit with a bit longer video, 5 recipes and ingredient screen shots from the videos. These are awesome, and she encourages everyone to take a screen shot to use later! All the recipes are quite healthy and mainly free from processed foods, sugar and chemicals. For the main video, scroll to the bottom of the page. ENJOY!

Zombie Boogers (AKA: MATCHA POPCORN! YUM!)

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Pumpkin Gummies

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Candy Corn Popsicles

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Creepy Crisps

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Rotten Spider Deviled Eggs

 

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HERE’S THE MAIN VIDEO!