Pumpkin Pie Bars THM-S

This past weekend as I watched snowflakes swirling past the window, all I could think of was — I’m not ready for fall to be over with the colorful leaves, apples, and pumpkins. But just as God has promised there will always be the cycle of seasons, after fall comes winter. My teacher daughter was given 4 huge neck pumpkins by one of her student. These pumpkins make the best pies and if you are in a crunch for time this recipe tastes just like a pumpkin pie. I love that it is so easy to make without the hassle of rolling out pie crusts.

Pumpkin Pie Bars THM-S

For crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until mixture is crumbly. Press crumbs in layer in a 9 x 13 glass baking pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven. Set aside. Combine filling ingredient in a blender jar. Blend for 2 minutes.  Pour carefully over crust. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until set.  Remove from oven and cool completely.  18 servings

**NOTE: THM Oat Fiber is the best on the market. It does not have the gritty texture and funny after taste of some kinds.

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Pumpkin Pie Bars THM-S

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoon oat fiber
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener Mix
  • 1/2 cup cold butter

Filling:

  • 4 cups cooked pumpkin
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener Mix
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oat fiber
  • 1 teaspoon caramel flavoring
  • 3 cups milk I used 2 1/4 cups almond milk and 3/4 cup cream
  • whipped cream and pecans for garnishing

Instructions

  1. For crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until mixture is crumbly. Press crumbs in layer in a 9 x 13 glass baking pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven. Set aside. Combine filling ingredient in a blender jar. Blend for 2 minutes.  Pour carefully over crust. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until set.  Remove from oven and cool completely.  18 servings

You will find many more recipes for your Holiday meals in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

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Old-Fashioned Caramel Pudding THM-S

If you grew up in the rich Pennsylvania Dutch heritage like I did, puddings made with cornstarch were a staple in many homes. Many of our grandparents had a family cow or milked cows for an income. Caramel Pudding has always been a favorite in our family and my late mother-in-law made the best pudding. She always browned the butter and caramelized the brown sugar she used.  Brown butter is another Pennsylvania Dutch practice that most of us grew up with and is unheard of in other areas.  This recipe has satisfied my craving for the traditional sugar laden pudding my grandma would make.

Old-Fashioned Caramel Pudding THM-S

Combine milk and cream together, set aside. In a 2 quart sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Cook butter until it is golden brown. Add sweetener. Cook 2 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups of the milk mixture to the saucepan. Heat to just about boiling point. With a hand blender,  blend the remaining milk mixture, eggs, and glucomannan together until smooth.  Add 1/2 cup of hot milk and blend again. Whisk egg mixture into the saucepan. Whisk until it thickens slightly. Remove  from heat. Whisk flavoring, salt, and molasses. Soften gelatin in water for 5 minutes. Whisk into hot pudding. Cool. Serves 4-6.

Use the larger amount of gelatin for a firmer set.

I blend the pudding with my hand blender after I add the gelatin for an extra smooth creamy texture!

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Old-Fashioned Caramel Pudding THM-S

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute
  • 3 eggs or 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon glucomannan
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Nation Caramel Flavoring
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black-strap Molasses
  • 3/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Combine milk and cream together, set aside. In a 2 quart sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Cook butter until it is golden brown. Add sweetener. Cook 2 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups of the milk mixture to the saucepan. Heat to just about boiling point. With a hand blender,  blend the remaining milk mixture, eggs, and glucomannan together until smooth.  Add 1/2 cup of hot milk and blend again. Whisk egg mixture into the saucepan. Whisk until it thickens slightly. Remove  from heat. Whisk flavoring, salt, and molasses. Soften gelatin in water for 5 minutes. Whisk into hot pudding. Cool. Serves 4-6.

Recipe Notes

I blend the pudding after I add the gelatin for a smooth creamy texture. 

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

London Fog Latte — THM FP

Crisp, cool, windy days with autumn leaves swirling to the ground call for hot coffee, teas, and lattes. On days like this I find myself reaching for my coffee cup way to often. This creamy London Fog Latte has replaced my afternoon cup of coffee for the time being. I love that it is a Fuel Pull and it is so very tasty, too.

London Fog Latte THM-FP

Heat almond milk and Half N Half together until hot. Combine all ingredients in a wide mouth quart jar and blend with a hand blender until frothy. Serves 1.

*The Latte can be blended in a blender jar but care is needed with the hot tea and milk mixture as it can splash  and cause burns.

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London Fog Latte THM-FP

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces freshly brewed Earl Gray Tea
  • 1/3 cup Almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons Half N Half it should be less than 4 grams of fat
  • 2 teaspoons Great Lakes Collagen
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lethicin
  • a few grains of mineral salt

Instructions

  1. Heat almond milk and Half N Half together until hot. Combine all ingredients in a wide mouth quart jar and blend with a hand blender until frothy. Serves 1.

Recipe Notes

*The Latte can be blended in a blender jar but care is needed with the hot tea and hot milk mixture as it can splash  and cause burns.

You will find many more drink, smoothies, tea,and coffee recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos THM-FP

Cleaning out the remains of my garden this fall, I had a small bucket of Jalapenos to use up. Maybe I was being lazy but I didn’t want to take the time to can them. This recipe saved my day. It can be made is a very short time and best of all, they are so delicious.  The Jalapenos are not super hot like you would imagine but have a mild sweet flavor.   I may even  have to buy some Jalapenos this winter to replenish our supply!


Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos 

  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mineral salt
  • 2 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • sliced jalapenos to fill a quart jar

Wash and slice Jalapenos, discarding the tops and stems. Pack into a quart jar. Fill the quart jar with water and shake to loosen some seeds. Pour the out the water and discard. Combine water, vinegar, salt, and Gentle Sweet together. Stir until salt and Gentle Sweet are dissolved. Place garlic cloves and oregano on top of the jalapenos. Pour brine in to fill the jar. Add lid and ring. Store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks before using if you can wait that long.

These are so tasty on wraps, burgers, omelets, and just about anything. They have a sweet mild flavor and we just love them.

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Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 60
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mineral salt
  • 2 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • sliced jalapenos to fill a quart jar

Instructions

  1. Wash and slice Jalapenos, discarding the tops and stems. Pack into a quart jar. Fill The quart jar with water and shake to loosen some seeds. Pour the water out and discard. Combine water, vinegar, salt, and Gentle Sweet together. Stir until salt and Gentle Sweet are dissolved. Place garlic cloves and oregano on top of the jalapenos. Pour brine in to fill the jar. Add lid and ring. Store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. These are so tasty on wraps, burgers, omelets, and just about anything. These have a sweet mild flavor and we just love them.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

Maple Walnut Angel Food Cake THM-S

As a young girl I spent fall afternoons picking up English Walnuts with my grandma. They were a favorite  and much preferred by our family over the Black Walnuts which have a stronger taste. This Angel Food Cake combines the flavors of maple with walnuts for a very appealing taste in a light fluffy cake.  The frosting can be eliminated for a FP as there are very minimal amount of walnuts in a slice.

Maple Walnut Angel Food Cake

Cake:

Icing:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whip egg whites and frothy. Add cream of tartar and powdered erythitol. Whip until soft peaks form. Add Maple and Vanilla Flavoring. Whip until egg whites mound in soft mounds that hold their shape. Stir together Stevia, Collagen, and oat fiber. Carefully mix the dry ingredients into the egg whites until combined. Fold in walnuts. Spoon batter into an angel food cake pan. Swirl a knife through the batter to eliminate air pockets. Place on the lowest oven rack. Bake for 40 minutes***. Remove from oven and turn cake upside down to cool for 4 hours. Carefully remove cake from pan be running a sharp knife along the edges of the cake pan. Icing: Melt butter and allow it to simmer until browned. Cool slightly. In a mixer bowl combine butter, erythitol, cream cheese, cream, Maple Flavoring, and Stevia. whip until smooth and creamy. Spread over cooled cake and garnish with chopped walnuts.  Serves 12.

*I use a coffee grinder to powder the erythitol.

**There is a big difference in oat fiber, I will only use THM oat fiber. It is the best. I fluff it up with a spoon, than spoon it into my measuring cup. Do not scoop it as that will pack it into the cup.

**You can over-beat egg white which will cause the cake to collapse after it has been baked. You want soft-medium-stiff whites. They should be soft mounds. This recipe fills my 6 quart mixer bowl almost full when they are fully whipped.

***Oven temps do vary.

 

If you prefer you can use either English or Black walnuts or even Pecans.

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Maple Walnut Angel Food Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 2 cups egg whites room temperature
  • 1/2 cup erythitol powdered
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2-3 teaspoons Maple Flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 donks THM Stevia
  • 1/4 cup THM collagen
  • 2/3 cup THM Oat Fiber
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped English Walnuts

Icing:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup erythitol powdered
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Flavoring
  • 3 donks THM Stevia
  • additional walnuts for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whip egg whites and frothy. Add cream of tartar and powdered erythitol. Whip until soft peaks form. Add Maple and Vanilla Flavoring. Whip until egg whites are semi-stiff. Stir together Stevia, Collagen, and oat fiber. Carefully mix the dry ingredients into the egg whites until combined. Fold in walnuts. Spoon batter into an angel food cake pan. Place on the lowest oven rack. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and turn cake upside down to cool for 4 hours. Carefully remove cake from pan be running a sharp knife along the edges of the cake pan. Icing: Melt butter and allow it to simmer until browned. Cool slightly. In a mixer bowl combine butter, erythitol, cream cheese, cream, Maple Flavoring, and Stevia. whip until smooth and creamy. Spread over cooled cake and garnish with chopped walnuts.  Serves 12. 

Recipe Notes

*I use a coffee grinder to powder the erythitol.

**There is a big difference in oat fiber, I will only use THM oat fiber. It is the best. I fluff up the oat fiber with a spoon and than spoon it into my measuring cup. Do not scoop it as that will pack it into the cup.

**You can over-beat egg white which will cause the cake to collapse after it has been baked. You want soft-medium-stiff whites. They should be soft mounds. This recipe fills my 6 quart mixer bowl almost full when they are fully whipped.

You will find many more cake and frosting recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

 

 

 

East meets West Sushi Salad THM-S

Have you ever wanted all the flavors of sushi without the added carbs from the white rice? A recipe on the back of a bag of sushi rice inspired this salad. I love it! Don’t forget the pickled ginger as that gives it a wonderful flavor. You can adjust the Wasabi to your preference of taste as it is very potent. This has satisfied my taste for sushi and I hope you will find it as refreshing as I did.

East meets West Sushi Salad THM-S

  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 slices red onion
  • 10 medium shrimp, cooked, peeled and de-veined
  • Nori wrap pieces, optional
  • a few slices pickled ginger

Wasabi Dressing

Divide lettuce between to salad plates. Arrange a half of the following ingredients on top of the lettuce on each plate-avocado, tomato, carrots, celery, onion, and shrimp. Combine the dressing. Drizzle the desired amount on each salad. Serves 2.

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East meets West Sushi Salad THM-S

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 slices red onion
  • 10 medium shrimp cooked, peeled and de-veined
  • Nori wrap pieces optional
  • a few slices pickled ginger

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Divide lettuce between to salad plates. Arrange a half of the following ingredients on top of the lettuce on each plate-avocado, tomato, carrots, celery, onion, and shrimp. Combine the dressing. Drizzle the desired amount on each salad. Serves 2

You will find many more salad and salad dressing recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

Amish Macaroni Potato Salad THM-S

Amish Macaroni Potato salad has always been a favorite with our family and for carry-in dish dinners. I have often wished for a healthier version (without potatoes) and after numerous attempts  I have come up with this recipe using spaghetti squash. Our family loves it and the serving dish comes back to the kitchen completely empty.  Most people are surprised what is used to replace the potatoes but comment on how tasty it really is.

Amish Macaroni Potato Salad  THM-S

  • 1 box  Dreamfield Elbows 
  • 4 cups cooked spaghetti squash
  • 2 cups finely diced celery
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped

Dressing:

Cook pasta following instructions on box. Drain and rinse well. Chop spaghetti squash so the strands are no longer than 3/4 inch. Toss together elbows, spaghetti squash, celery, carrots, onion, and eggs. Combine mayo, salt, apple cider vinegar, mustard, Gentle Sweet, and garlic powder together. Pour over salad and stir lightly. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours for flavors to combine. 12-14 servings.

**I often cook the spaghetti squash in the microwave, each half for 8 minutes.

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Amish Macaroni Potato Salad  THM-S

Course Salad
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 box  Dreamfield Elbows
  • 4 cups cooked spaghetti squash
  • 2 cups finely diced celery
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 6 hard boiled eggs

Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 cups Mayonnaise sugar free
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta following instructions on box. Drain and rinse well. Chop spaghetti squash so the strands are no longer than 3/4 inch. Toss together elbows, spaghetti squash, celery, carrots, onion, and eggs. Combine mayo, salt, apple cider vinegar, mustard, Gentle Sweet, garlic powder, and celery salt together. Pour over salad and stir lightly. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours for flavors to combine. 12 - 14 servings.

You will find many more salad and salad dressing recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

Kefir Olive Garden Salad Dressing THM-S

Olive Garden Salad is an all time favorite in our family and what is not to like about crunchy sprouted bread croutons,  peperoncino peppers, grape tomatoes, red onions, and this dressing tossed with romaine and iceberg lettuce . This recipe uses double fermented Kefir as a base which gives you healthy probiotics. I used low-fat kefir which does lighten the calorie load just a bit but still give a flavorful dressing. Romano Cheese gives the best flavor but Parmesan cheese can be used as a substitute.

Kefir Olive Garden Salad Dressing THM-S

Combine all ingredient in blender. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate 4 hours for flavors to combine. Dressing will thicken as it sets. A serving is 2 tablespoons. 18 servings

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Kefir Olive Garden Salad Dressing THM-S

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 18
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Kefir
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Romano Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder OR 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredient in blender. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate 4 hours for flavors to combine. Dressing will thicken as it sets. A serving is 2 tablespoons. 18 servings.

You will find many more salad dressing recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.