Sourdough Apple Cinnamon Rolls THM XO Sugar-free

Fall bring with it crisp days, colorful leaves, juicy apples, pumpkins, and cups of hot coffee. Cinnamon rolls are a favorite in our family and you get the best of both by pairing apples and a cinnamon roll together. These rolls are soft and moist with the addition of shredded apples.

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Fried Apples THM-E, Sugar-free, and Dairy-free option

Crisp, juicy apples in shades of green, yellow, and red are being picked in orchards these late summer days. Their flavors vary from tart to honey sweet. In our area freshly picked apples begin to appear at produce markets in late July and continue being picked until late October.  Fried apples are so easy to make and the Brown Sugar Sweetener caramelizes on them for a melt-in-your-mouth goodness. I was gifted Granny Smith Apples and the combination of tart/caramelized is so appealing.

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Strawberry Angel Food Cake, THM-S, Keto, Sugar and Gluten Free

Strawberries are one of my favorite berries. I think my family agrees with me because if I don’t hid them–I don’t get any! I always loved to bake Angel Food Cakes and this recipe was the first cake I made sugar and gluten free. This cake makes an impressive dessert when you add fresh berries and cream cheese filling. It would be embarrassing to tell you how quickly this platter was emptied at my house. My family loves it!!

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Espresso Mousse THM-FP

Coffee, every day, any time, any way!! I enjoy coffee and desserts so why not combine the two into a light refreshing Mousse. Many desserts are full of fats and calories. This Espresso Mousse is full of flavor and protein but light in fats and calories. It is a tasty ending to a meal or for a bedtime snack. I garnished this Mousse with a scoop of fat-free Greek Yogurt flavored with THM vanilla extract and Gentle Sweet, Espresso Powder, and 12 Lily’s chocolate chips to keep it within the guidelines for a FP.

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Peach Slush to freeze THM-E

Have you ever wanted a way to preserve the fresh taste of peaches all year long? You can! Peaches freeze very well and they taste just as good as when you have them tree-ripened in the summer. My family loves frozen peaches slush in their packed lunches. Freestone peaches like Red Haven, John Boy, and Contender are the best peaches to use for freezing. Peaches are available from late May into early October depending on your location.

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Black Raspberry Ice Cream THM S

Homemade ice cream is always a favorite and what flavor is better than Black Raspberry? This ice cream flavor bring back memories of a small dairy in my childhood years that made ice cream on the farm. Their Black Raspberry was the best. With this recipe I have tried to duplicate what I remember of my childhood favorite. I found this Cuisinart Ice Cream Freezer at a thrift store and I love it. It is very easy to use and very child friendly.

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The Perfect Cheesecake THM-S, Keto Friendly

Cheesecakes have always been a favorite dessert of mine to make for special occasion. They are one of the easiest dessert to make sugar-free and low-carb and they taste just like the sugar-laden ones do. When I take a cheesecake to carry-in dinners I always come home with an empty plate. Separating the eggs and whipping the egg whites stiff give a wonderful light texture. You can also bake this cheesecake in a 9 x 13 pan if your prefer is you do not have a springform pan. Sometimes I omit the sour cream topping and just serve it with whipped cream and fresh berries.

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Strawberry Pie THM-S

Nothing says summer like a freshly picked, sun-kissed strawberry. As a young teen I spent many hours picking strawberries for produce stand. Strawberries are the first berries to ripen followed by raspberries a few week later. This strawberry pie is a makeover of an old family favorite. It pie never last long at our house and I am sure it won’t at yours either. My regular recipe asked for strawberry jello but I have substituted Strawberry Kool Aid and unflavored gelatin to be able to make it sugar-free.

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Cherry Pinwheel Finger Jello THM-FP

Finger Jello is always a highlight for children at picnics and potlucks. These Pinwheels are easy to make and feature unflavored gelatin which is good for your health. Each flavor is whisked together using my favorite stainless steel whisk before it is poured in layers in a 10 x 15 baking pan. Cherry and Strawberry Kool Aid are 2 kinds that I have found that do not have maltodextrin listed as an ingredient so I use them as a handy Drive-thru-Sue ingredient. If you need a snack to keep in your fridge this summer for your children, I’m sure they would love these pinwheels. Sour cream maybe substituted for the Greek Yogurt for an S setting if you prefer.

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