Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake in a Mug

Red Velvet Cake in a Mug

Today I bring you Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake in a Mug!

 

Red Velvet cake is my husband’s favorite, so I figured why not have it for breakfast!?

 

What you’ll need:

1/4 cup almond flour

2 tsp unsweetend cocoa powder

3 tbsp butter

4 packets of Truvia (or about 2 teaspoons)

1 egg

1/8 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp vanilla

Tiny bit of salt (just a little!)

1/2 tsp red or pink food coloring

Mix it all together, microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds, top with whipped topping and there you have it, delicious red velvet cake that is gluten free and sugar free and good for your waistline!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip – Yum!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip! Yum!

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I made this for my husband to take to a work potluck and I scooped a little out for myself, for the picture of course;) It’s going to be devoured. Seriously, if you like pumpkin and you like cheesecake you will LOVE this.

1 package of cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup of sour cream

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp ginger

In a large bowl beat the cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Gradually add in the pumpkin, sour cream, and spices. Beat until smooth. Serve and devour!

 

Serve with apple slices, ginger snaps or graham crackers (or anything you like the flavor of pumpkin on!)

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Jalapeno Poppers – Yum!!

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Here’s another super awesome recipe for Jalapeno Poppers from my friend Rachell! These are sooooooo good. Seriously. They get devoured every time we make them and since we just picked 47 jalapenos from the garden, tonight this is happening.

Here are Rachel’s directions

Okay so here’s what I did:
I sliced the 20 peppers down the middle and seeded them and took out the ridges.

Then I mixed up one stick of cream cheese with probably a cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and some Cajun spice. (I had to mix up a tiny bit more filling to fill the last 2 halves.)

Then in another bowl I mixed one egg (beaten) 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup milk

Get separate bowls of types of breading (I used panko and Italian bread crumbs)

Work in batches of like 4 or 5 at a time and spoon the cheese into the peppers, then dunk in the egg milk flour mixture then drop into the breading. (I used spoons in the breading bowls to handle the peppers bc its easy to rub off the crust) then set on plate cheese side down to protect the back breading from falling off. Repeat for 1st batch.

Drop peppers using a slotted spoon into Oil heated in a deep sauce pan on medium (we have an electric stove) – just get it hot enough that it sizzles and bubbles when you drop a crumb of breading in to test.

Cook until golden brown…mine only took 2 minutes. Keep your eye on them!

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Copycat Zaxby’s Sauce

Okay, so I lived in Georgia for 2 years and I LOVED Zaxby’s, unfortunately moving back to the North means no more Zaxby’s. So when I saw this recipe in the Atlanta Journal I was super excited!! So try it and let me know what you think 😀

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1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
1. Mix together the mayo, ketchup, and garlic powder, blending well. Add Worcestershire sauce and blend well. Cover the surface of sauce with lots of black pepper until just coated. Blend well. Repeat process covering surface with black pepper and stir until blended well.
2. Refrigerate for at least two hours prior to use to allow the flavors to mingle.
Serve with chicken fingers or fries!
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Portion Size Help, great for parties/get togethers :)

Want an easy way to help you portion your sizes for parties or gatherings when your friends come over? Well I have the perfect thing! All you need is a 20oz bottle, a water bottle or soda bottle (Yes, I know, it’s hard to kick that habit!) and just cut the bottom off at the line. It will be 1/2 cup portion size and perfect for things like salsa, dip or nuts and no one will even know you’re portion sizing! You could decorate them too to make them more festive and party-like. Woohoo for sneaky ways to keep track of calories 😉

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