Chocolate Ganache (low carb)

I use this ganache for frosting cheesecakes, cookies, and cakes.

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

1/4 cup grass-fed cream
55 grams Scharffen Berger unsweetened 99% baking chocolate, chunked
1/3 teaspoon liquid stevia glycerite

Stir cream and chocolate in a medium sized saucepan over low heat until smooth, add the stevia. (If your heat is too high and the ganache separates, add tiny bit … Read more

Zesty Vinegar Chicken with Crushed Green Olives

Here’s an easy, delicious, weeknight dinner. Total yum.

Zesty Vinegar Chicken with Crushed Green Olives
Yield: 4 servings / 697 calories, 4g net carbs

3 pounds skin-on chicken thighs (2 per person)
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely grated
1/2—2 teaspoons Aleppo Turkish crushed chili peppers (I use 2 tsp—very spicy)
Salt and ground … Read more

Cookie Glazes (low carb)

These glazes can be used on cookies or plain cakes.

Plain Glaze (low carb)

2 cups (8 ounces) Swerve sweetener, confectioners’ style
3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

To color, stir drops of food coloring into the glaze until it reaches the desired tint. For a citrus-flavored glaze, substitute orange, lemon, or lime juice for the … Read more

Low Carb Egg Nog

A classic, reinterpreted in a low carb version. Rich, thick, delicious.

The Online Etymology Dictionary states that the term “egg nog” is an American term introduced in 1775, consisting of the words “egg” and “nog”, with “nog” meaning “strong ale”. The first example of the term “eggnog” was in 1775, when Maryland clergyman and philologist Jonathan Boucher wrote a poem … Read more

Spritz Cookies (low carb)

Just in time for the holidays, here are some low carb spritz cookies to decorate for nibbling, gifting to others, or for entertaining. I use an OXO Good Grips cookie press with stainless steel disks, available on Amazon.

At the end of this post are cookie variations for almond, lemon, orange, chocolate, anise, coconut, chocolate-dipped, and decorated versions.

Spritz Cookies

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Keto Chocolate-Almond “Sugar” Sprinkles

These mixes are nice to sprinkle on spritz cookies.

Keto Chocolate-Almond “Sugar” Sprinkles
Yield: 1.33 ounces

1 tablespoon Swerve sweetener, granulated style
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Rapunzel)
1/8 teaspoon pure almond extract
Pinch of salt

Pour everything on a plate and mix with your fingers. Store in an airtight container.

SOME OTHER IDEAS

Maple—Swerve, Maple Extract, … Read more