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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Shortbread Cookies ~ THM, Low Carb, Gluten Free





First let me say this, I am in love with the new THM baking blend.  It is so versatile that its unreal!  It was a little splurge for me to buy it when I did, so I have been very picky as to what I use it for.   By far it has been the best thing for this gluten free mom!

A few days ago, I made a crust using the THM baking blend for a no bake cheesecake.  I feel in love with the crust.
(Who doesn’t love pie crust?!?)



The pie crust kind of tasted like a shortbread cookie to me.  I wanted to recreate all that yumminess in cookie form. 

This recipe is so simple to make.  It takes just a minute or two to mix together in a food processor.  If you don’t own one, no problem!  Just let your butter soften and mix! The best part of this recipe is it only uses 4 ingredients… THM baking blend, THM sweet blend, butter, and vanilla.  After its mixed, just roll and let chill in the fridge for two hours.  Cut and bake.   
* Just a reminder, the THM sweet blend is very sweet.  If you are using your own homemade blend, then you might need to taste the dough and add more if it needs it. *
For a Trim Healthy Mama, these are an S cookie. 
I am sure your whole family will enjoy these simple cookies. 
Enjoy!





Shortbread Cookies~ THM, Low Carb, Gluten Free

2 sticks butter (cold)
3 Tablespoons THM sweet blend
2 teaspoons vanilla


Combine all ingredients into your food processor.  Mix until its all combined.  Remove and place on wax paper.  Roll it to form a long tube.  Wrap, and place in fridge for two hours or longer to chill.  After it has chilled, cut slices about a fourth of an inch. (it doesn’t have to be perfect)  Bake on a lined cookie sheet with parchment paper at 350 for 12 minutes or until golden brown.  Allow to completely cool before removing them from the parchment paper. 



Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Recipe Roundup

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I have to say.. I Love Memorial Day!  It signals the beginning of Summer.  Bring on the BBQ’s, the picnic’s, the fishing at the lake.   Last week I was searching my stash of recipes to find the ultimate  Memorial day menu.  There are so many great and yummy Trim Healthy Recipes out there, that I am still having a hard time pinning down my menu.  Here are a few “must try” recipes for your Memorial Day feast.

 

 

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Salads

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad for Two ( a crossover)

California Cobb Strawberry Salad ( this is a S salad… just watch the dressing)

BLT Chicken Salad (THM S)

Broccoli Salad (THM S)

Bacon tomato cucumber salad THM S  by Simply Healthy Home

Sensational Strawberry Salad THM S

No Pasta Salad By The Coers Family

 Festive Pasta Salad  by Mrs. Criddles kitchen

BERRY AMBROSIA SALAD (THM S) by Mrs. Criddles kitchen

 

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For your BBQ needs:

BBQ sauce  By Graceful Abandon

BBQ Sauce by Mrs. Criddles Kitchen 

 Simply Delicious Marinade by  Darcie’s Dishes

 

 

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Sides:

Grilled Veggies ( There is nothing better than veggies on the grill.)

Salsa 

 Deviled Eggs by Mrs. Criddles Kitchen

 

 

 

 

Desserts:

ICE CREAM ( you can’t have a picnic or BBQ  without ice cream)

Strawberry Shortcake

Lemon Cake

Fudge Brownies (awesome with homemade ice cream)

 

For more BBQing Ideas.. check out this post by Darcie’s Dishes!

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

Shelby

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fried Mushrooms anyone?

Who doesn’t love a good fried veggie at one point or another.  While shopping at my local Aldi’s yesterday, I saw that mushrooms were on sale. A thought came to me… Fried mushrooms with ranch sound good.  I bought a few packages.  Today I whipped some up along with some fried Zucchini.

 

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I used the THM baking blend as my coating.  I was worried about how my family would like them. They devoured them!  I had to fight them for a few… LOL.

The THM baking blend fries up so crispy.. its so delicious.  You can use this batter and coating on just about any

fried veggie or meat dish you want.  Its so versatile.

 

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Fried Mushrooms  (THM S )  

1 package of whole mushrooms sliced in half if huge

3 to 4 eggs

3 squirts of Louisiana Hot sauce  (more if you like your food spicy)

1 1/2 cups of THM Baking Blend

salt, pepper to taste

2 teaspoons of Cajun seasonings

Coconut oil for frying

 

For the batter:  scramble your eggs.  add Louisiana hot sauce, salt, pepper, and on tablespoon of Cajun seasonings.  Mix well.  Add in your mushrooms.  Let them marinade for a few minutes.

Add your blend to a shallow bowl.. add a teaspoon of Cajun seasonings, salt and pepper.

 

Dip the mushrooms into the flour mix.  Fry…. and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fudge Brownies--

Brownies are my weakness!  I can eat these babies once a day… I am not kidding you!  They make a great snack at work… so that’s the excuse I use when I am making me a batch Winking smile .

These are very easy to make and use my baking blend.  For the Trim Healthy Mama these are a S snack.

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Fudge Brownies

1 cup baking blend

3 tablespoon coco powder

1/2 stick butter melted

3 teaspoons of vanilla

1/4 cup of THM sweet blend  or 1/2 cup of homemade sweet blend

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 whole eggs

Optional : chopped nuts and plan approved chocolate chips

 

 

Pre Heat oven to 325.  Combine all the dry ingredients, give a stir or two.  Add your melted butter and vanilla. Stir your eggs. Add your nuts and chocolate chips if desired.   The batter will be thick!  Pour into a 8x8 pan and bake for 15 mins.  Don’t over bake!  Let sit for a few minutes before you cut. 

 

* Note--  THM sweet blend is supper sweet  compared  to my homemade sweet blend.  You might need to adjust the sweetness to your taste.

Enjoy!

Shelby

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