With Halloween coming up just around the corner, many of us are thinking about what kinds of sweets and treats we can not only give out to trick-or-treaters, but at our various work, school and personal gatherings. Fudge is usually a great choice, given how many people love chocolate, and if no one is allergic to any of the ingredients, why not make some Halloween fudge?
This Friday is my kiddo's annual Halloween teen party, which means pumpkin chuckin', costumes and lots of treats! We have a monthly teen night already, but the Halloween one is always the most popular event. This year I'd like to offer up some yummy themed goodies without paying too much. I'd love to have some Nightmare Before Christmas goodies, and while I found these great Jack pops that look very easy to make, I'd love some more ideas!
If there's anything I've learned while living a keto lifestyle, it's that cutting out sugar and carbs is really easy as long as you prepare, prepare, prepare. For some of us, that means it's really the opposite of easy, but if you have your ingredients and some time, you can make just about anything keto.
It's the season of all things pumpkin, but that doesn't mean that everything has to be complex--or that you have to venture out and spend a lot of money on desserts. In fact, if you have a bottle of pumpkin spice syrup or a spice mix on hand, you can pretty much make whatever you want. I like to blend pumpkin spice blends with my coffee and some cream or coconut milk for a frothy treat!
Popsicles make me so nostalgic. How about you? I used to love chasing the ice cream truck with my dollar. I loved getting snow-cones, bomb pops, all kinds of goodies. Creamy popsicles were more expensive, but my parents would sometimes get them in bulk to have at home and OH that was a special day!
With berries ripe and fresh right now, it's the best time of year to get or make a good sorbet. I love sorbets made from just about every kind of berry, not to mention citrus versions. Lemon or orange? Be still, my heart. So I knew I had to pin this no-churn berry sorbet recipe, especially when I saw it was low-carb. As long as you have some sweetener, almond or walnut oil and your berries, you could totally make this.
If a cake looked hand-sewn, would you want to eat it? This incredible cake artist makes cakes with different textures to appear as if they are needlepoint masterpieces rather than actual desserts you can eat--which they are! The artist also creates cool plants, like succulents, that you can eat on the cakes as well. The end project looks more like a garden or a stitched design rather than an actual cake!
Do you love a good tart? A yummy berry base with a flaky crust is the BEST, especially with a nice tea or even coffee. This lemon-blueberry version with almond cream, or Blueberry Frangipane, is fabulous, especially if you're a low-carb eater like me. One slice has under 7 net carbs (a little over 12 total carbs) and I wish I had more to enjoy today! If you've never enjoyed frangipane, definitely give this one a go because you'll want it again and again.
I have vines everywhere, but unfortunately it's not from veggies I can eat right now, but from the pumpkins that are creeping all over the place! At our annual teen pumpkin chuckin', my kids' friends all throw pumpkins off our deck, resulting in some pretty awesome pumpkins they can chuck again the following year.
Foie gras in a milkshake? That sounds absolutely horrifying to me for multiple reasons, but it's definitely something that some people drink. Strange shakes are all the rage right now, and people seem to think that anything can be made into one. In most cases, I'd agree and say why not, but some of them (like the foie gras) I'm just not okay with!