Friday Food Review – Sweet Cinnamon Vanilla Biscuits

Fabulous Friday Foodie Friends,

How’s that for some alliteration? When searching for low carb recipes, I often look for things that are a low carb version of something that I would normally like in a full carb version. Biscuits are something that when I am trying to be low carb, I definitely miss. I like breakfast biscuits, dinner biscuits, sweet biscuits, savory buttery biscuits, basically all of the biscuits.

During my search I came across this recipe for Sweet Cinnamon Vanilla Biscuits. I was very excited to try it. The ingredients were very simple and I had them on hand.

It’s similar to any biscuit recipe, you mix together the wet ingredients and then you add the dry.

This is a drop biscuit recipe, not a cut out type style. So I just scooped them onto the cookie pan and baked. The result was a little underwhelming.

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These biscuits were a decent flavor. They fell apart. There was no crusty outside with a warm soft center. These are the things that I need out of a good biscuit. I would say this could possibly be a good recipe if you were looking for something to be a top for a cobbler type recipe. The flavor was mild enough that it would taste good next to apples, peaches or even strawberries. As a stand alone biscuit this was a little disappointing.

I am going to say overall, this was a 🙊🙈🙉 out of 5 recipe. The ingredients are definitely easy, and if you are low carb eating items you would already have on hand. It was a simple recipe to put together. The final result left a bit to be desired.

I’ll keep searching for that good low carb biscuit my friends.

Love and Mangia,

Becky

 

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Friday Foodie Review – Keto Lasagna

Happy Friday Friends!

When I got married, I quickly discovered that my husband’s favorite food was lasagna. I decided that I would do everything in my power to make the absolute best lasagna in the world. So the search began. I tried many different recipes and they were all OK. Then I had to go gluten free for a while and chose to go low carb/Keto. I feared I would never find a lasagna that we could both enjoy.

Then I came across a recipe on Pinterest. Keto Lasagna with Noodles. I have been making this recipe for months and months now. My husband truly thinks this is the best lasagna ever. I will also include the link to my Pinterest page for you guys! Nailed It Board

Here are some pics of the process and final product!

The “noodles” might be the best part of this dish. I don’t know how but they cook up and taste just like regular lasagna noodles. The first pic you will see, I have set out all of my ingredients. The second pic is the finished baked noodle. This will be cut into three loaf pan sized noodles. The flavor is very mild you add the seasoning you like.

Here are the ingredients for the filling. It is so easy. I usually end up using too much spaghetti sauce which makes my lasagna super super full and heavy. If you stick with the actual requirements in the recipe, you will be fine and it will fit great in your loaf pan.

Layering is so much fun. I use a slightly larger casserole dish than a standard loaf pan. This is because I like to fill my lasagna way more full than the recipe recommends and if I don’t use a larger container, then I will have a huge mess on my hands. I say this from honest experience. I can’t help it guys, we like a lot of meat and cheese around here. Also, you will note in the recipe that she uses cottage cheese. I have tried this recipe with both cottage cheese and ricotta, both work fabulously and are very very tasty. Use what your family likes and what works best with your diet. You will not be disappointed either way.

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I love this last picture. It is so messy but it shows those beautiful layers. Thank you to Mouthwatering Motivation website for this amazing recipe. It brings my family together. I never feel like I am missing out or like I am eating something that is a substitute. This is the lasagna my family now prefers. I hope that you and yours will enjoy it as much as we do. Oh and you should know, just like regular lasagna this is even better the next day!

I am sure that I don’t have to say this but this recipe earns 🍽🍽🍽🍽🍽 out of 5!

Love and Mangia my friends,

Becky

Friday Foodie Review – Chicken Adobo

Happy Friday friends! Are you looking for something super easy for your weekend? My slow-cooker always saves the day when I am in need of something flavorful and I don’t want to put in a lot of effort. I know that sounds terrible. We that cook should always want to spend hours in the kitchen making each ingredient sing like it’s the star. No, people. This is not the truth. Even if we love food and love cooking, sometimes we have other things to do. Sometimes those things may be binge watching a TV show with our husbands but trust me there are important things to do!

In walks this fabulous slow-cooker recipe. My husband and I went to an event a couple of years ago and they served Chicken Adobo. I didn’t know what it was, I had never had it before and I quickly discovered it was tasty! I found this recipe a couple of years ago and well it sat. It was saved on my Pillsbury page and that is where it stayed. Until, the other day. I thought this sounds soooo yummy! So I made it.

You do brown the chicken first, but please know you are not cooking the chicken you are simply getting a good crust on the skin. Now you will also notice that I used skinless thighs. Well the browning still had a nice effect and, while I try to stay true to a recipe at the least the first time I try it. I also like to stay true to my wallet and use what I have on hand.

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I made Mexican rice packets from Knorr to go with the chicken and it was soooo good. We did pick the peppercorns off of our plates because I forgot to strain it, a slight kitchen fail on my part. I took the roasted garlic and spread it on my some buttered toast for an amazing garlic bread to go with our fantastic dinner.

Overall, this was a 🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗out of 5 recipe. We will definitely be making it again. the flavor is very different from anything I have made before. Traditionally, it is served with white rice but I really enjoyed the flavor of the Mexican rice with it. I am so glad that I finally tried this recipe. I hope you don’t want as long as I did.

Remember, if you are interested in what I am cooking and what will be featured on the blog soon, check out my Pinterest Board for all the recipes and things we are trying on the blog.

Love and 🍗

Becky

Friday Foodie Review – BLT Mac & Cheese

Happy Friday! TGIF to say the least! I was ready for the weekend this morning and I am sure that you are too. I was originally going to post a different recipe today but when I made this mac and cheese it was just too good to wait to post.

I like to browse through the Pillsbury recipes on their website. This was a recipe I found and I just couldn’t resist trying. BLT Mac and Cheese. This is a link to the recipe directly on the Pillsbury site. BLT Mac and Cheese

I have also created a new Pinterest Board for my reviews. If you are interested in other recipes, etc. please feel free to check it out. RealGirlReviews Pinterest

Now on to the recipe! So this recipe is very straightforward. You could easily make this recipe gluten free by replacing the macaroni and panko with gluten friendly versions. For this particular use, I did not. I wanted to try the recipe exactly as it was listed.

Here are some pics of how to get started!

The one thing that took the longest time was boiling the noodles and of course, cooking the bacon. I did it in my cast iron and had to do in batches so it took a little while to cook the whole package. I will say though, I never regret making all the bacon because my house smells good for days afterwards.

Now here is how it looked all done!

This is definitely a recipe to be made again and again. The hubs loved it. He has taken to calling it Crackeroni and Cheese or Crack and Cheese for short. I think he might be addicted. I took it to work and shared with a few folks there and they loved it.

My opinion is that the tomato was a fun bright touch. The bacon added a slight crunch along with the panko, that made this one of those mac and cheese recipes you can’t wait to try again. This recipe is a crowd size recipe so I would definitely make sure you have a lot of folks around to eat it or you might burn out on it before you have finished the dish.

All in all this is a 🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓 out of 5 recipe!!! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Love and 🥓

Becky

Try-It Tuesday Cloud Bread 

If you are on Pinterest you have seen cloud bread. You have been curious about cloud bread. If you haven’t well let me tell you about cloud bread. Haha! I found this link Cloud Bread and decided that I should try it for something a little different than my normal 3 hour bread baking weekend ritual. It seemed like an easy enough task. 


I had all the ingredients ready to go! 

The one thing I didn’t do was pull out the hand mixer and well my results will tell you that I shouldn’t have been lazy! 


I think I did those egg whites some justice with my elbow grease though. Haha! Stuck them in the oven and well magic happened. 


They actually looked the way I thought they kind of should. They aren’t quite as fluffy as I was hoping hence I needed the hand mixer. 


But upon escape from the oven and a proper cooling phase I was very happy with the taste and thus I will definitely be trying this recipe again! I wish I could describe it properly it tastes like bread just a super light version. Nothing heavy about it at all. These didn’t last long in my house at all. 

Thanks Becca for an amazing recipe! 

Are you guys actually trying these things you find on Pinterest? May change these posts to “nailed it” type posts in the future. 

Until next time mangia my loves, 

Try It Tuesday Pork Edition 

We are a pork household. We love pork and all enjoy cooking it as well. Our smoker has seen better days so I had to try my hand at fixing a pork butt in the oven. 


That is how it turned out. A 7 pound butt cooked for 5 hours at 200 degrees covered in tin foil and then for 2 hours at 350 with the foil removed. I covered it with some homemade rub. The seasoning was excellent. We honestly missed a little bit of the smoky flavor that we get when we do a traditional butt in our smoker but overall excellent flavor and this just proves that you can cook a piece of meat as long as you have some heat and the time. 

My husband then made these amazing pulled pork sandwiches. 


Layer pork, BBQ sauce, a fried egg and some pimento cheese. Trust me the flavor is out of this world! 

Mangia! 

Becky 

I made that! French Onion Soup 

So I have been making bread lately and if you follow me on Instagram you will know it’s a thing for me right now I just can’t stop. A new loaf made every weekend. But with warm bread comes the thought of soup. We had a very cool Saturday and it felt like Soup weather. I had learned a while back that my husband’s favorite Soup was French onion. In searching for Soup to make this weekend I remembered I had a French bistro cook book and figured it would have something good! I of course found what I hope is an authentic recipe for onion soup. 




I gathered my ingredients according to the recipe above and went to work. 








After you have made your soup you have to assemble the dish. I didn’t have my ramekins (they are in storage) but I had some oven safe Pyrex. 


I toasted the homemade potato garlic bread and then cut to fit the soup bowls and topped the whole thing with shredded Swiss cheese. 


Now you are supposed to put this under the broiler until the cheese is brown and bubbly unfortunately these dishes aren’t safe for the broiler so I just put the oven up as high as safe for the cookware and watched it closely until the cheese was melted. 


The soup was a hit and I got the seal of approval from both my guys. I will be making this dish again. 

What did you make this weekend? 

Love