Ricotta Spinach Cups – a gorgeous little appetizer

RICOTTA-SPINACH CUPS Pretty little bites, just right for a quick lunch with a crisp green salad.  They can also be used as appetizers for any party.  Guests will adore these and most of the work can be done ahead. Pre-bake the wrappers and store them in an airtight container once cool.  Make the filling and…

Low Carb Crepes…a great stand-in for a whole lotta stuff…

Crepes (Low-carb, higer-protein) I use these in so many more ways than just “crepes”.   In both sweet or savory recipes, as wraps, tortillas, noodles – they are a great way to still make those dishes you love without the unneeded carbs. Don’t be afraid of making crepes – and you don’t need a special…

Ricotta-apple pancakes…just right for a lazy day breakfast

RICOTTA APPLE PANCAKES These little wonders are light and fluffy. They actually hold together like pancakes should! I’ve only used apples, but zucchini would work well, too.   Change up the spices or add some different extracts… ~~~~     3 eggs, separated 1 whole egg 1 cup part skin ricotta 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla 1/4…

Mi Amore!

CASSATA CAKE What a lovely way to end a meal! An Italian dessert full of sweet ricotta cream between layers of light sponge cake soaked, in this case, in sugar free raspberry syrup.  So glorious! I’ve seen them un-iced, or completely covered with cream – either way it’s a wonderful thing.  Don’t be discouraged with…

Mama Mia!

LASAGNA SOUP Thanks and smooch to my friend Laurel for inspiring this one. This actually tastes like lasagna…with the tomato sauce, basil, sausage and smooth, cool ricotta….WOW! All your favorite flavors without so much of the starchy pasta.  There are still a few pieces floating in the rich meat broth, but you’ll never miss the…

Bakery favorites….low sugar? Yes. Low flavor? Absolutely not!

BLUEBERRY-RICOTTA MUFFINS Need a nutritious goodie to munch on? This is one fabulous sugar free muffin! Loaded with those gorgeous berries and fluffy-light, they are perfect with some melted butter and a cup of coffee. ~~~~   1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup Whey Low Granular 1 whole egg 1 egg white 1/2 teaspoon vanilla…