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Keto Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Keto Red Wine Hot Chocolate is epitome of a great spiked winter beverage. Dark, rich, and sweet -- with a little kick in the back of your throat from the alcohol in the wine. It's also a recipe that almost didn't happen. Originally, I judged it as too gimmicky and therefore unlikely to be good despite its considerable social media curb appeal. It's sort of hard to argue with the intrinsic draw of chocolate and wine. I try to keep a clear theme in my recipes. In other words, something has to ...

Pumpkin Pie Blender Pops

Well, I held out as long as I could against the march of food blog posts toward complete Pumpkin Spice saturation. By my calculations, we are on a trajectory to arrive at "Peak Pumpkin Spice" sometime shortly before Thanksgiving. I too feel the pull of fall, but I've been reluctant to hop on the pumpkin dessert bandwagon. I don't feel like summer is finished with us just yet. Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that I live in Southern Arizona and it is still in the mid ...

Dark Chocolate Fudgsicles

Aren't summer colds the worst? I'm not entirely sure if it is that they're objectively more severe than the winter variety or it is just the injustice of being stuck inside during warm weather. They do seem to be more contagious than they are in the winter. I often can escape during the winter when someone else around me gets sick, but we are guaranteed a house full a sick people during the summer once one person contracts it. This year's version comes packed with a scratchy sore throat that ...

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

For as coffee obsessed as we all are, it's astonishing that Vietnamese iced coffee has not caught on in a more substantial way. All of the key components are there for it to be a smash hit in the western hemisphere, and yet it hasn't. I love it enough that I created my Keto Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk with it in mind in order to be able to enjoy it on my keto diet. To their credit, keto and low carb dieters do seem to be more open to trying food that is outside the mainstream. I think ...

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

Have you ever had sheer laziness paralyze you in a task only to find out later how easy it actually was? Felt a little silly, right? I've been considering the idea of an artificially sweetened condensed coconut milk for some time, but dismissed it out-of-hand each time as likely not feasible. I don't really have a good explanation for why I thought that. Perhaps it was because I felt that perhaps sugar was key in the dense consistency of it and I'd need an emusifying agent like xanthan gum to ...

Freeze Dried Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Do you ever like a product so much that you are almost offended that the manufacturer itself doesn't seem to appreciate what they have? That is the sort of relationship I have with the whole milk version of Fage greek yogurt. Oh, the skim and 2% people get all sorts of flavor and size options. I'm stuck with 16 ounce containers of ...plain. Luckily, I'm never someone to shy away from taking things into his own hands. That spirit, along with a little indignation over my yogurt choices, led me to ...

Firecracker Cake Batter Fat Bombs

At my core, I am a BBQ pitmaster, which is why a recipe like "Firecracker Cake Batter Fat Bombs" coming out of my kitchen is a little odd in concept. I like burning things and cooking with fire. I've been known to blow things up and singe eyebrows. You would not typically expect to see me with a pastry bag in my hand. My idea of making dessert is caramelizing sugar on a creme brûlée with my Iwatani blowtorch (affiliate) mounted on top of what amounts to a hairspray can full of butane. I'm ...

Mint Chocolate Chip Keto Ice Cream

One of the hallmarks of home cooking is a resistance to cutting corners, which really resonates with me. If I am going through the trouble to make something, I want to make the best possible rendition of it. That applies to an even greater extent if I haul out my ice cream maker. If you've never had a mint ice cream made with real mint before, you've missed out. I can't even necessarily describe it as the same thing -- it's like the difference between real grapes and artificial grape ...