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Fried Brussels Sprouts

These shaved fried Brussels Sprouts are soooo crispy and delicious! Getting these just right was a labor of love… I mean that. We LOVE eating Brussels Sprouts!! The Secrets of Crunchy Fried Brussels Sprouts After much trial & error, we discovered that when using a home fryer, having the brussel sprouts warmed and NOT chilled made a big difference in the finished result. In commercial fryers, this likely isn’t a problem. But, in home fryers we found the oil temp dropped considerably when using still chilled sprouts. Another tip is to make sure your sprouts are thoroughly dry. We washed …

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Keto Crab Dip

This easy keto appetizer can be served either cold or warm and melty! You’ll find instructions for both in the recipe card below. Before you head out to the store to grab some crab meat… A few tips. Avoid imitation crab. If you take a look at the ingredients list on imitation crab you might just be surprised of what it’s made of. For those of us on a keto diet, let’s just totally avoid that junk! Instead, choose fresh crab and if you buy canned make sure you read the ingredients because sugar can be hiding in there! This …

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Keto Salami Roll Ups

These keto salami roll ups are easy to make and soooo tasty! I should have called these “disappearing keto salami roll ups” because they don’t last long around our home. To make things easier, soften your cream cheese either by leaving it out on the counter for a few hours or warming it in the microwave. When purchasing salami, ask about the ingredients and avoid salami with sugar near the beginning of the ingredients list. If you ask, your deli should help you find a lower sugar option. You will find sugar in most processed meats as it’s used as …

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Keto Cheesesticks

There’s just something about cheeseticks that are fresh, hot and gooey that are oh…so…satisfying. Am I right? Fortunately, on a keto diet, low carb cheese is allowed! While looking through the artisian cheese section of our local grocer (Hy-Vee), I came across this stuff called Bread Cheese. Curious… I bought it and took it home and followed the package instructions on cooking it. Actually… my husband was so excited that he kind of took over in the middle of that first batch. As it came out of the pan, he had zero patience on tasting it. Let me tell you, …

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Keto Tortilla Chips

64% Fat ~ 14% Net Carb ~ 22% Protein Nutrition information is for one full recipe so you can divide it as you wish. These do end up on the higher “carb” side, but your macros will come into line with fatty toppings such as guacamole, bacon or low carb cheese! Creating the perfect Keto Nacho Chip began with….Fathead Pizza Crust! If you’ve made the fathead pizza crust before, you’ll recognize the mozzarella cheese base. However, for low carb tortilla chips, JUST using mozzerella wasn’t cutting it.  We replaced a portion of the cheese with Romano. (Parmesan also works!)

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Keto Chips: Parmesan Cheese Crisps

61% Fat ~ 4% Carb ~ 35% Protein These keto chips are quick and easy to make. Buy a block of Parmesan cheese and keep it in your freezer and you can bake these up when the mood strikes! Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, place piles of shredded cheese. Bake for 4-6 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Remove from baking sheet. As oven temps vary, don’t be afraid to experiment. I baked these at temperatures from 300 degrees to 375 degrees. Each batch turned out identical. As you would …

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Keto Jalapeno Poppers

74% fat~8% net carb~17% protein Tip: Broil at the end for a few minutes for crispier bacon on top! At first I was going to leave out this section because this recipe is so simple. Then, I realized that this recipe features a few kitchen items I wouldn’t want to be with out. First, the ceramic baking sheets we use to bake these. They make clean-up an absolute breeze. We use them constantly and replace them every few years as they tend to get scratched up from things like kids using pizza cutters right on the sheet! 

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Easy Keto Chips

Varies based on cheese used Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. As we have experimented with all different types of cheeses, our favorites are: If your cheese is sliced thicker (or you hand slice it), your baking time will be a little longer. Watch the keto chips closely towards the end of their baking time. When they stop bubbling in the middle, they are ready to take from the oven. These are delicious on their own! But you can also pair them with a variety of dips or guacamole!

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Quick & Easy Keto Dip

77% Fat ~ 8% Carb ~ 6% Protein Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch Green Goddess Dressing Base by Penzys Serendipity Variety Pack! Note that the links in this blog are affiliate links when possible. An “affiliate link” is a way for me to earn money to help support my business. Affiliate links cost you nothing extra. They work like this: You choose to click on an affiliate link on my website and make a purchase. Depending on my relationship with that company you just purchased from–I earn either a small percentage or a fixed amount for “referring” you to the company.

How To Cook Bacon in a Cast Iron Skillet

Wondering how to cook bacon in a cast iron skillet? You’re in the right place! Plus…keep reading for a FREE BACON offer! We find that using cast iron gives bacon a delectable crunch that no other cooking method can quite re-produce. We also like to cook bacon in the oven, but it takes a little more time and heats up the house a bit too much in the summer.   To cook bacon in a cast iron skillet you’ll need: Cast Iron Skillet Grease Splatter Screen Clear Lid to fit Skillet (optional) Plate with paper towels Tongs Bacon (ButcherBox) 2 …