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6 July, 2017

Smokey’s Moist and Simple Low-Carb Strawberry Pound Cake

Smokey’s Moist and Simple Low-Carb Strawberry Pound Cake
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Sometimes when we are drinking our morning coffee or looking for a snack, pound cakes sound very appetizing.  However, the carb counts are usually fairly high, dissuading us from eating them. Smokey’s Moist and Simple Low-Carb Strawberry Pound Cake allow us to satisfy our cravings, without adding those unnecessary carbs.  Our Pound Cake is moist,
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29 June, 2017

Smokey’s Delightful Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

Smokey’s Delightful Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
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Ever since we started substituting our Carbquik for flour, we have stumbled upon many low-carb recipes. We’ve used cream cheese to make cookies, but never with Carbquik.  We bought some strawberries  earlier in the day and thought we would attempt to make Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies. Well, our result was another super tasty cookie!  I think
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15 June, 2017

Giraffe’s Mini Low-Carb Cake-in-the-Cup

Giraffe’s Mini Low-Carb Cake-in-the-Cup
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 How many times after dinner, have you been watching television, when suddenly you begin to crave something sweet.  You don’t want to bake a cake or perform some time-consuming project. Instead, you wish something was instantly available for you to eat. Well, now there is…Giraffe’s Mini Low-Carb Cake-in-the-Cup takes less than 2 minutes to bake…in the microwave
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25 May, 2017

Giraffe’s Low-Carb Smothered Onion Gravy Burgers

Giraffe’s Low-Carb Smothered Onion Gravy Burgers
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Hearty, rich, and thick brown gravy has always been a favorite. However, with flour as one of it’s main ingredients, we’ve placed gravy on the back burner for quite awhile. Since discovering Carbquik, we thought we would attempt to make a low-carb gravy recipe of some sort.  Giraffe’s Smothered Low-Carb Onion Gravy Burgers came to
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4 May, 2017

Smokey’s Low-Carb Chocolate Cinnamon Cake Cookies

Smokey’s Low-Carb Chocolate Cinnamon Cake Cookies
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It’s cookie time again!! Our cravings we’re working in overtime last night. So, we decided to attempt another low-carb cookie recipe, with something chocolate.  Our end result was a piece of absolutely fabulous yummy chocolate divinity. These cookies are light, tasty, and fluffy and resemble chocolate cake, but in the form of a cookie. Each
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28 April, 2017

Smokey’s Saucy and Spicy Low-Carb Enchiladas

Smokey’s Saucy and Spicy Low-Carb Enchiladas
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Mexican Food Night is one of our favorites, especially with the upcoming Cinco De Mayo Holiday.  Our Enchilada Recipe is a low-carb alternative to the typical Mexican Restaurant carb-full Enchiladas.  Our enchiladas are made with tons of sour cream, shredded cheese, and various spices. We were delighted to discover this recipe through our fellow flight
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21 April, 2017

Smokey’s Low-Carb Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Smokey’s Low-Carb Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
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If you love peanut butter cookies, we have a scrumptious and crumbly recipe for you! As you can tell through our recipes, peanut butter is definitely one of our favorite foods.  Whether it’s peanut butter pie, chocolate peanut butter cookies, or just plain peanut butter, we LOVE our peanut butter! You’ll love our recipe, as
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14 April, 2017

Smokey’s Scrumptious Low-Carb Mock Hash-Browns

Smokey’s Scrumptious Low-Carb Mock Hash-Browns
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Some days we miss the smell of hash-browns sizzling in the skillet, while other days we miss eating them. There’s nothing like a buttery, flakey, and crispy hash-brown to accompany your breakfast entrée. Who would imagine that a cauliflower hash-brown would taste identical to a potato hash-brown? I know we didn’t. However, our simple recipe
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31 March, 2017

Giraffe’s Homemade Low-Carb Blueberry Muffins

Giraffe’s Homemade Low-Carb Blueberry Muffins
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Taking a bite from a moist and scrumptious blueberry muffin is a euphoric experience.  Especially, if it’s from a low-carb blueberry muffin. We’ve calculated each muffin to have about 2.5 grams of carbs each. We’re enjoying our Blueberry Muffins to the extent that we’re making a double batch every other day. The ingredients that we’re grabbing
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10 March, 2017

Smokey’s Low-Carb Chocolate Coconut Mascarpone Nuggets

Smokey’s Low-Carb Chocolate Coconut Mascarpone Nuggets
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Sometimes, all we need to satisfy a sugar craving, is a decadent nugget of richness. We really enjoy creating low-carb desserts, using cream cheese. However, we discovered that Mascarpone Cheese has zero grams of carbs and still offers creaminess and flavor. Our chocolate coated coconut Mascarpone nuggets are simply decadent and yummy, and remind us
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25 February, 2017

Giraffe’s Low-Carb Rich & Creamy Chocolate Mousse

Giraffe’s Low-Carb Rich & Creamy Chocolate Mousse
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We are constantly amazed at how many low-carb desserts taste as if they are made with real sugar. Our Low-Carb Rich & Creamy Chocolate Mousse is no exception! Upon completion of creating this fabulous dessert, we could have sworn that we were eating the filling of a cannoli or the top of a fancy dessert.
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18 February, 2017

Smokey’s Low-Carb Almond Butter Pie

Smokey’s Low-Carb Almond Butter Pie
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We love our desserts and are always craving something sweet.  This week, we went searching for a dessert to satisfy our cravings.  A sweet, rich, and creamy pie came to mind – Smokey’s Low-Carb Almond Butter Pie. We felt that using Almond Butter versus Peanut Butter, might be a little healthier, while maintaining our low
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10 February, 2017

Smokey’s Low-Carb Cheesy Ale Broccoli Soup

Smokey’s Low-Carb Cheesy Ale Broccoli Soup
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There’s nothing like a bowl of creamy and savory soup for lunch or dinner in cool temperatures. The most challenging part of making delicious, creamy, and tasty soup is doing so in a low-carb setting. Well, we’ve decreased the carbs, simply by substituting grated Parmesan Cheese for the flour ~ simply delicious!!! Preparation time is
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7 January, 2017

Smokey’s Low-Carb Coconut Peanut Butter Cake Cookies

Smokey’s Low-Carb Coconut Peanut Butter Cake Cookies
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Many of us are very familiar with those nighttime sugar cravings. You’re watching television, reading a book and those cravings seem to creep around the corner. Instead of heading to the refrigerator and grabbing chocolate or something full of sugar, you decide to look towards Smokey and Giraffe’s Low-Carb Kitchen for their next Low-Carb dessert
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10 December, 2016

Giraffe’s Low-Carb Eggceptional Bread

Giraffe’s Low-Carb Eggceptional Bread
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Who doesn’t love bread??  ((Sigh))  The buttery rich flavor…the aroma of the bread baking in the oven….Yum! That being said, bread was one of the most difficult foods to eliminate from our diets. However, our Eggceptional Bread will bring fluffy and tastiness back into your palettes, without the unwanted carbs.  Preparation time is a mere
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3 December, 2016

Smokey’s Low-Carb Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms

Smokey’s Low-Carb Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms
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Here’s a great holiday recipe to share with your guests, when they drop by for the holidays.  This easy-to-make appetizer can also be sampled while having cocktails or simply by themselves. Preparation time is a mere 5 minutes and cooking takes only 15 minutes. Here’s our ingredients for our rich and tasty stuffed mushrooms: 1
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12 November, 2016

Giraffe’s Marvelous Low-Carb Macaroons

Giraffe’s Marvelous Low-Carb Macaroons
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We thoroughly enjoy our hearty meals. However, we equally love our desserts.  We were looking for something sweet to eat, but without the attached carbs.  Our lovely, chewy low-carb macaroons then came to mind.  If you like coconut, you’ll adore our macaroons. This recipe only takes about 5 minutes of preparation time, while cooking takes
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29 October, 2016

Smokey’s Scrumptious Low-Carb Egglets

Smokey’s Scrumptious Low-Carb Egglets
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Eggs are not just for breakfast anymore.  We enjoying making them for dinner or even appetizers, every once in awhile.  They’re creative and can be fun for for all.  You can add any vegetable or meat to these egglets and the outcome will be deeeeelish.  We like ours a very basic egglets, with mushrooms, bacon,
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15 October, 2016

Giraffe’s Boneless Pot Roast

Giraffe’s Boneless Pot Roast
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One of our favorite meals has always been Pot Roast.  The preparation time is only about 5 minutes and the meal is a very hearty one. We have a recipe that will have you salivating, especially while the roast is cooking.  The actual baking time is anywhere from 2-3 hours, depending on temperature settings, your
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8 October, 2016

Giraffe’s Strawberry Tofu Pie

Giraffe’s Strawberry Tofu Pie
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When I hear the word tofu, I do not necessarily envision a dessert. When we found this recipe, years ago, we were a little reluctant to make this pie.. However, we finally did and were pleasantly surprised. Our Jello Tofu Pie tastes exactly like a mousse, has its creamy texture, and is our healthy alternative
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24 September, 2016

Giraffe’s Zesty Taco Soup

Giraffe’s Zesty Taco Soup
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We thought we’d spice up our dinner last night with something easy but hearty. So, we decided to cook one of our favorite soups – Giraffe’s Tangy Taco Soup.  This soup has an unbelievable taco flavor and like many of our other recipes only requires a handful of ingredients. 2 Pounds of Hamburger 1/2 Cup
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17 September, 2016

Smokey’s Crustless Cheesecake

Smokey’s Crustless Cheesecake
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Who doesn’t love a cheesecake that satisfies our sweet tooth? We definitely do!  Cheesecake doesn’t have to be a difficult and time consuming process.  We have a recipe that takes about 5 minutes to prepare and an hour to bake.  Let’s prepare Smokey’s Crustless Cheesecake. We start out with our key ingredients: 5 8oz. Packages
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10 September, 2016

Smokey’s Crustless Quiche

Smokey’s Crustless Quiche
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Whether you’re craving eggs for breakfast or breakfast for dinner, our Crust-less Quiche will hopefully, entice your palate.   We don’t eat eggs on a daily basis and every once in a while, we’ll crave a decadent dish like quiche.  We like to spice up our recipe by adding a smoky tomato flavor.  This dish has
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27 August, 2016

Giraffe’s Texan Beanless Chili

Giraffe’s Texan Beanless Chili
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Chili is another one of our favorite dishes.  Through the years, we’ve created this thick and meaty low-carb chili, using a mix of both fresh and canned vegetables.  Every once in a while, I’ll rummage through the fridge looking for ingredients to add that will enhance its flavor.  After I took photos of the ingredients
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21 August, 2016

Smokey’s Cheesy Pizza

Smokey’s Cheesy Pizza
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Who doesn’t love a fresh and hearty pizza?  I know we sure do. We use to devour pizza all the time. But, resorted to only eating pizza on special occasions, since there are so many carbs in the crust and sauce. Well, we have a crust recipe, made without flour, that will make you drooling
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16 August, 2016

Smokey’s Scrumptious Coleslaw

Smokey’s Scrumptious Coleslaw
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Coleslaw is another one of our favorite accompaniments.  However, sometimes we’ll order the dish when eating out and it’s somewhat disappointing. Either the slaw is too sweet or vinegary. We finally created a creamy and succulent coleslaw that is out of this world and is very low carb!  Our recipe only has a few ingredients
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13 August, 2016

Giraffe’s Mighty Meatloaf

Giraffe’s Mighty Meatloaf
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Here’s a recipe for a scrumptious and satisfying Meatloaf!  We’ve been substituting bread crumbs with Parmesan Cheese to give our dish a cheesy and zesty flavor, while allowing us to cut down on the carbs. Our ingredients include: 3-4 lb. Ground Beef 3 eggs ½ Large Onion 2 4oz. Cans of sliced mushrooms 4 Roma
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10 August, 2016

Smokey’s Cheesy Smashed Cauliflower

Smokey’s Cheesy Smashed Cauliflower
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Smokey’s Cheesy Smashed Cauliflower Two of our favorite meals are pasta and rice.  We’ve discovered that smashed cauliflower with cheese can be used as a substitute for both of these.  Our recipe has only a handful of ingredients and merely takes about 10 minutes to create. The ingredients include: 1 Cauliflower Head 1 Cup of
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9 August, 2016

Giraffe’s Old Fashioned Barbeque Sauce

Giraffe’s Old Fashioned Barbeque Sauce
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I’ve always loved barbecue sauce and had been searching for a low-carb version for quite some time.  Throughout the years, a couple of brands have made a low-carb version. However, I can’t always find them. We then experimented and created our own low-carb version of the barbeque sauce – Giraffe’s Old Fashioned Barbecue Sauce. My
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8 August, 2016

Giraffe’s Spectacular Creamed Spinach

Giraffe’s Spectacular Creamed Spinach
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We love our side dishes, especially our creamed spinach!  Years back, we ordered creamed spinach from one of our favorite restaurants.  And after one bite, well in love with its creaminess and overall, awesomeness. We tried to replicate the recipe, but couldn’t quite match the flavors.  So, we created our own, which is currently our
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3 August, 2016

Giraffe’s Deviled Eggs

Giraffe’s Deviled Eggs
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We’d like to begin with a simple appetizer that our mothers would prepare when we were much younger – Deviled Eggs.  Deviled Eggs are easy to make and are also delicious low-carb snacks.  The ingredients include: 12 eggs 1/2 cup of Mayonnaise 1 teaspoon of Dry Ground Mustard 1 teaspoon of Dry Paprika 2 teaspoons
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