Keto “Nekstella” Twisted Bread

Keto Braided “Nekstella” Bread #yum
The Nekstella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread tastes just like Nutella, so good.. I made the dough in the #cuisinart bread maker and chilled overnight. Baked for 10 minutes at 375 degrees, lowered to 350 and baked an additional 20 minutes. I found this recipe at http://www.glurenfreeonashoestring.com, I obviously changed the ingredients to make this keto friendly.

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Cuisinart Bread Maker

Guys, what is the one thing you received as a gift that you are obsessed with? For me it’s this Cuisinart Bread Maker. I have tried making keto versions of bread in the oven and while they came out okay, I was still missing that bread-like texture and taste. Let me tell you about this bread maker – if you love making homemade bread this is the machine to have, it is compact (silver and black goes well with my kitchen design). There is no work to be done other than adding the ingredients to the pan, this machine is fully automated, it not only kneads, but also rise and bake your bread. There are three crust shades: light, medium or dark and bakes a 1-lb., 1 1/2-lb. or 2-lb. loaf. There is also 12 preprogrammed menu options: White, French, Whole Wheat, Ultra-Fast, Sweet, Gluten-Free, Artisan Dough, Dough, Jam, Packaged Mix, Cake, Bake-Only.

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This is 50!!!

50 and FABULOUS – HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY TO ME….

I took a little break to celebrate my 50th, what should have been a week somehow tuned into months, but here I am. It’s another 365 days of existence and I’m thankful to the most high above for the grace to be alive. God I trust you. I trust your design. You’re the greatest architect.

I woke up on my 50th looking like a “Queen-ager”, grateful. With my family, grateful. Grateful for all my blessings, those seen, those unseen, and those given to others in need. I originally had scheduled time off as my family and I would have been celebrating in Italy, but 2020 had other plans. No worries..nothing before it’s time. Still grateful!

Can’t wait to see where this new journey leads…And hopeful that traveling will be a thing again in 2021!

Keto Chocolate Cupcakes W/ peanut butter and chocolate frosting

I am definitely a lover of cupcakes, vanilla, chocolate, red velvet… you name it I love it. Fun fact about me – I stood in line for an hour for an order of Georgetown Cupcakes, they are to die for. While my cupcakes are not Georgetown Cupcakes I think they taste pretty delicious.The coffee in the recipe is optional, but if you can please use it. It definitely takes the cupcakes to another level. For the cupcakes you’ll need –

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