holiday favorites

Low Carb Snowball Cookies (Christmas)

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 12, 2013

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EVERY Christmas growing up my mom made Snowball Cookies… I just talked to her the other day about them and she still says they’re her favorite. You can imagine my thrill when I found a low carb and sugar free recipe for this quintessential holiday cookie on the website: All Day I Dream About Food. […]

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Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 26, 2012

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Ingredients: 14-16 ounce package frozen broccoli florets 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded 4 green onions (scallions), chopped (I use white and some green parts) salt and pepper, to taste 3 pieces nitrate free bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook the broccoli 4-5 […]

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Maple Pumpkin Flan

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 17, 2012

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Ingredients: 5 eggs 1 cup pumpkin, canned 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/3 cup Swerve (or erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite) 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup unsweetened almond milk Sugar-Free Maple Syrup (optional but recommended) Directions: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Boil water in a teakettle and […]

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Sugar Free Egg Nog

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 17, 2012

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Ingredients: 1/2 cup plain Egg Beaters 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 tablespoons sugar free instant vanilla pudding mix ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ¼ teaspoon cinnamon rum extract or rum to taste (lol – I’ll leave that up to you and your guests. Start with a teaspoon) 3-4 packets Truvia Directions: Whisk all of […]

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Maple Brown Sugar Acorn Squash

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 17, 2012

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Ingredients: 1 acorn squash 1 Tbsp butter dash salt 2 tsp sugar free maple syrup 2 Tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar or Just Like Sugar Brown Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash and split the acorn squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard them. Optional – score in the inside flesh […]

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Citrus Infused Roasted Turkey

by Lisa Marie Rosati on November 22, 2011

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I love citrus. In fact, I love citrus so much that I painstakingly grow a lemon and a lime tree in New York! I gave my parents, who live in Florida a tiny orange tree as a gift two years ago and now it’s gotten significantly bigger and producing fruit! I enjoy giving my peeps […]

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Pumpkin Mousse

by Lisa Marie Rosati on November 18, 2011

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 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin (1 packet) ¼ cup cold water 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice blend 15 ounce can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix) 1 ½ cup heavy cream 6 packets of PureVia natural sweetener 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (get my recipe for Vanilla Extract) Cinnamon Directions: In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin […]

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Roasted Squash With Maple Syrup and Sage Cream

by Lisa Marie Rosati on November 8, 2011

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All I can really say about this dish is WOW! I love this dish… I can eat it all day long, one slice at a time! It looks and tastes like you slaved all day over the stove but takes less than one hour to complete. This is a quintessential fall and winter dish. It […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole #2

by Lisa Marie Rosati on November 7, 2011

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From Paleo Comfort Foods Ingredients: 2 pounds sweet potatoes, approximately 2 large ¼ cup coconut milk, unsweetened 2 eggs. lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (make your own Vanilla Extract) 1 tablespoon butter 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground 1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional) ½ cup chopped pecans salt and pepper to taste […]

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Cinnamon Nuts

by Lisa Marie Rosati on November 1, 2011

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Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter or ghee 2 cups shelled nuts, walnut halves, whole pecans and whole almonds (You can use one variety of nut or any combination of the three that you fancy- I usually use a combo of all three) 2 packages PureVia natural sweetener ½ – 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon Directions: Melt the […]

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