Friday, October 19, 2012

Apple Pie Shortbread

As you can guess from the name, this is a recipe for flavored shortbread, this one being apple pie. I adapted the recipe from the Joyful Abode food blog, which was a regular almond flour shortbread recipe.

You will need:
2 cups blanched almond flour
5 TBSP salted butter
1 TBSP coconut oil
.5 cups natural apple sauce
Pinch of stevia crystals
Apple pie spices ( to taste. I ended up not measuring mine at all).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt butter and coconut oil in a skillet, adding apple sauce, stevia and spices. Cook some of the water out of the pan while stirring regularly, about 5-10 minutes. Scrape into the bowl of almond flour, and combine well. Press into an ungreased pie pan, poke well with a fork all around and bake for 15-20 minutes, until browned around the edges. Let shortbread cool completely before cutting or it will fall apart. Makes 12 servings.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ribs in the Oven

I wanted to continue using up all the meat in our deep freezer, so next in line were a couple pounds of country style pork ribs. Perhaps it is not an original concoction, but a variation on delicious rib cooking.

What you need to make them awesome like I did:
2-3 lbs country style pork ribs
.25-.5 cups BBQ sauce
Can of lager
Garlic to taste (minced or powder)
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 325 F. Add ribs to a roasting pan, spreading on BBQ sauce and seasonings. Pour lager on ribs, and place lid on pan. Bake for an hour, then turn the oven temp down to 250 F for two additional hours. I happened to have a can of Yuengling in the fridge, so I figured it was as good as any, if not very tasty on it's own. ;)
Ribs were successful- I will be making them again this way.