Try It Tuesday

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Here lately, I’ve been trying to follow low-carb/Keto diet during the week and pretty much do whatever on the weekend. Since its the holiday season, I know I’m going to pack on a few pounds with parties and such, so I’m trying to offset any BIG gains by doing this moderation-type diet. (It sounds weird but I definitely think its helping!)

Anywhoo, I’ve been getting a little tired of eating cheese, meat, and almonds 24/7 and a friend of mine (who is also doing the Keto diet) gave me one of her favorite recipes for low-carb biscuits and I was super excited to try them out!

Here’s what you need:

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~2 cups almond flour

~2 tsp baking powder

~1/2 tsp sea salt

~2 eggs (beaten)

~1/3 cup butter (measure it, then melt it)

First, mix all dry ingredients together. Then, stir in the eggs and melted butter and mix well.

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Scoop out with a cookie scoop (made this process soooooo much easier!).

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Flatten the dough balls a wee bit and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. And bam! they’re done!

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Guys, these were GREAT! Granted, they were small, but that’s totally okay with me! They gave me that “carb” texture I needed AND they didn’t wreck my total carb count for the day! Bonus–they’re gluten free! So my GF peeps out there, y’all need to make these!

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Have you ever tried these? What were your thoughts? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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Last week, we celebrated January/February birthdays with my entire fam damily. When  I asked Huff the Hubs what he wanted as his “cake” his eyes got really big and he said: “MONKEY BREAD. Like the kind your sister made!”*

I bought all the stuff to make it like my sister, but Huff the Babe ended sleeping 0 hours the night before and unbeknownst to us had a DOUBLE ear infection, so the “monkey bread like Bridget’s” had to be put on hold and the “monkey bread from Pillsbury” stepped in!

Here’s what you need:

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½ cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

1 cup packed brown sugar

¾ cup butter or margarine, melted

 

First, preheat the oven to 350. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray and set to the side. In a gallon size storage bag, pour in the cinnamon and sugar. Then, pop open those biscuit cans and get the biscuits out. Cut them into quarters and toss them into the bag. After that, shake it, girl!

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Next arrange the biscuit pieces in the bundt pan.

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Then, in a small bowl, mix the melted butter and brown sugar.

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Pour it over the biscuits in the pan, pop it in the oven and let it bake for about 28-32 minutes.

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Cool it in the pan for about 10 minutes, flip it over, and serve!

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The bottom and very top pieces of this were SO good! So nummy! The middle/inner pieces? Not so much. They were super gooey. And I’m a gal that likes gooey cinnamon rolls but this was too gooey.  I didn’t want to burn the other parts, but I wanted the gooey-ness to go away. Anyone have any suggestions for that?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Yes, I realize this is the second time I’ve posted about monkey bread on this blog. And, it was almost one year to the day of the past post! But, I wanted to add this one because it was a quicker fix than the Rhodes Rolls recipe.

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I’m always looking for easy and fun recipes on Pinterest (keyword: easy). Basically if a recipe has less than 5 ingredients and 5 steps, I’m totally on board. And, thankfully, Pinterest delivered!

Here’s what you need:

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~1 can Pillsbury biscuits

~mozzarella cheese

~pepperoni

 

~a waffle iron

 

First, plug in your waffle iron to pre-heat. Then, pop open the can of biscuits (and try not to scream in terror like I did when the can literally pops) and separate the biscuits. Split the biscuits in the middle, but leave a little “biscuit hinge” like so (It’ll be a lot easier to close up the biscuits and not have all of the stuffing’s fall out):

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Sprinkle your cheese and pepperoni (I also put a dash of oregano and garlic powder in there, just so it wouldn’t be so bland). After you’ve place your fixin’s, close up the biscuit and place in your pre-heated waffle iron.

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A minute (or so) later, your waffle pizza will be ready to eat!

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These things were SOOO tasty! Huff the Hubs said, “Uh, these need to be in the permanent dinner rotation!” Homeboy ate FOUR (and a half)! These would be great for a kid’s sleepover or movie night with the family!

Try It Tuesday, Early Edition

Try it Tuesday has come early this week. I have something else planned for tomorrow, so you get to see my latest Pinterest finds today!

 

Thanks to fall and the people I follow on Pinterest, today is all about pumpkin goodies!

 

The first I found from a healthy-eating site; a pumpkin pie shake! It looked yummy and I couldn’t wait to try it! I gathered my ingredients and whipped it up.

Can you see the Tetris bookshelf in the background?

 

I followed the recipe exactly and used Huff the Hubs as my guinea pig.

I need fancy glasses. And umbrellas.

It was… pretty good. If I were to do it again, I’d add in more ice (mine was very liquidy) and a Splenda packet (the unsweetened almond milk was very bland). It wasn’t awful but it wasn’t my fave.

 

The next recipe I tried was for pumpkin biscuits!

 

Here’s the original pin:

Nom, nom, nom.

 

I was a little afraid of making homemade biscuits. I’ve heard that homemade biscuits aren’t as flaky as the canned kind. I was hoping and praying that my biscuits didn’t turn out like my first loaf of bread.

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The original recipe said it would make 7-8 biscuits. I was able to make 10! Actually, I probably could’ve made more but I was running out of time (and I was so hungry I almost ate the dough) so I chunked the last little bit. (Wasteful, I know. But you’ve obviously never been around me when my blood sugar is low.)

I let them back for about 11 minutes and, thankfully, they turned out flaky and delicious!

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

 

There was also a recipe for maple butter, but I didn’t make that. I did, however, use Laughing Cow Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread on one (yes, one of the many biscuits I ate) and it was DELICIOUS!