Cauliflower Gratin Recipe




I’m always looking for different ideas when it comes to making interesting side dishes.  Here’s a recipe that has a great combination of delicious ingredients:


What You Will Need:

For the Cauliflower and Sauce:

–   1 tsp salt

–   1 small head cauliflower – cut into florets

–   2 Tbsp butter

–   2 Tbsp flour

–   1 1/2 cups milk

–   1 1/2 tsp prepared horseradish

–   1 tsp Dijon mustard

–   1/8 tsp nutmeg

–   3/4 cup grated Gruyere


For the Topping:

–   8 crushed Ritz crackers

–   1/2 cup panko or corn flake crumbs

–   1 Tbsp butter

–   1/4 cup grated Gruyere


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 450°F.

2.   In a saucepan, bring roughly 6 cups of water to a boil.  Add 1/2 tsp of salt and the cauliflower.  Let the cauliflower simmer until just tender which will take about 5 minutes.  Drain the cauliflower and rinse it under cold water.

3.   Melt the butter over in a large saucepan.  Whisk in the flour.  Slowly add the milk and bring contents of pan to a boil while continuing to whisk until thicken.

4.   Remove the sauce from the heat and whisk in the horseradish, mustard, 1/2 tsp salt and the nutmeg.  Slowly stir in the cheese, followed by the cauliflower.  Pour the mixture into a casserole dish.

5.   To make the topping, combine the crushed crackers and panko in a bowl.  Melt the butter and stir it into the mixture.

6.   Sprinkle the ounce of cheese over the cauliflower, then top with the crumb mixture.  Bake for about 15 minutes or until it bubbles and becomes golden.





Pumpkin Pie Shake Recipe


Here is a mouthwatering shake idea that isn’t loaded with all the extra unnecessary items.
What You Will Need:
– 2 cups of softened vanilla ice cream
– 1 cup of milk
– 2/3 cup of canned pumpkin
– 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
– 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
– thawed whipped topping
What You Will Need to do:
In your blender, combine all the ingredients (except for the whipped topping) together and mix until completely smooth. Pour into a glass, place desired amount of whipped topping on top and enjoy!


Korean Beef Skewers Recipe


Make this authentic dish at home much easier than you’d ever anticipate.
What You Will Need:
– 2 Tbsp soy sauce
– 2 Tbsp honey
– 1 Tbsp minced gingerroot
– 1 minced clove garlic
– 1 lb. beef flank steak
– 2 tsp hot chili sauce
– 1 tsp sesame seed
– 1 thinly sliced green onion
– 1/4 cup + 3 Tbsp Kraft Asian Sesame Dressing (I use this particular sauce as it seems that it is the easiest to get my hands on)
What You Will Need to do:
1. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, honey, ginger root, garlic and sesame dressing together.
2. Cut the steak across the grain into roughly ¼” thick pieces.
3. Coat the steak pieces with the mixture from step 1. Let this marinate for at least 30 minutes; however, the longer you let marinate the better this recipe seems to taste.
4. Remove meat from marinade, place the meat on skewers and then place on a baking sheet.
5. Set your oven to broil and broil for 5-6 minutes.
6. While you’re waiting, mix the chili sauce and remaining dressing together which can be brushed on the meat right before you’re ready to serve. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and onions and enjoy!


Salsa Roll Ups Recipe

I love these little snacks and the combination of ingredients in this recipe makes for a perfect treat.
What You Will Need:
– 125g (1/2 a package) of softened cream cheese
– 3 Tbsp of salsa
– 2 spinach tortillas (or I find the tomato tortilla tastes good with this recipe too)
– 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese
– 1/2 tsp of chili powder
What You Will Need to do:
1. Blend the cream cheese and salsa together. Once blended, spread onto the tortillas.
2. Distribute the rest of the ingredients on top of the salsa mixture.
3. Tightly roll together and cut into 8-10 slices per tortilla.


DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Ease a Headache with Lavender


Try massaging a little bit of lavender oil to each temple, when you have a headache for pain relief.


Red Velvet Brownies Recipe


Are you like a lot of people out there who enjoy red velvet cupcakes? If so, try this delicious brownie recipe.
What You Will Need:
– 1 bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
– 3/4 cup butter
– 2 cups sugar
– 4 large eggs
– 1 1/2 cups flour
– 1oz red liquid food colouring
– 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/8 tsp salt
– cream cheese frosting
What You Will Need to do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
2. Line a bottom and sides of a 9” square pan with aluminum foil and then lightly grease the foil.
3. Microwave chocolate and butter in a bowl for about 2 minutes or until melted and smooth however, stir in 30-second intervals.
4. Whisk in sugar and eggs to butter mixture. Followed by slowly stirring in the rest of the ingredients (except for the frosting) together.
5. Once everything is blended well, pour into the pan and back for 45 minutes, test with a toothpick like usual.
6. Let cool down, spread cream cheese frosting on top and enjoy!


Dairy Queen Hard Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Especially during these hot summer days, don’t you crave some delicious treats?  Below are instructions on how to make the infamous Diary Queen Hard Chocolate Sauce!!

What You Will Need:

–   6 oz of chocolate chips

–   250 g of butter or margarine

–   1/4 cup of corn oil

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Take a double-boiler slowly melt the chocolate chips and butter together.

2.   When the contents of the boiler are completely melted, add the oil and continue to mix together.

3.   Now to serve, pour the sauce over the ice cream which will harden in a few seconds.

Restuarant Like Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

If you’re looking for a restaurant style rotisserie chicken recipe so you can make it at home?  Look no further as this is the perfect recipe!

What You Will Need:

–   1 whole chicken

–   4 tsp seasoning salt or you can use regular salt, whatever your preference is

–   2 tsp paprika

–   1 tsp onion powder

–   1 tsp dried thyme

–   1 tsp pepper

–   1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

–   1/2 tsp garlic powder

–   1 onion – cut up in chunks

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 250°F.

2.   In a bowl, mix the salt, paprika, onion powder, thyme, pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic powder together.

3.   Clean the chicken and rub inside and out with spice mixture.

4.   Place onion pieces into the cavity of the chicken.

5.   Place chicken in a roasting pan and bake uncovered for at least 5 hours, until fully cooked.

Note:  Let the chicken sit for at least 10 minutes before you carve it up.

Eggo Grilled Ham and Cheese Recipe

Grilled Ham and Cheese Waffle Sandwiches

I found this easy and creative breakfast sandwich recipe at the Real Simple website.

Click HERE to go directly to the site and find out how easy it is to make.

Parmesan Peppercorn Steak Sauce Recipe


Here is a recipe which will replace the usual sauces, like BBQ sauce, which you may serve with steak. This is very simple but makes a big difference with your dish:


What You Will Need:

– 1/3 cup sour cream

– 3 Tbsp Italian salad dressing

– 4 ½ tsp finely grated Parmesan Cheese

– 1/4 tsp black pepper


What You Will Need to do:

In a bowl, mix the sour cream, Italian dressing, Parmesan and pepper. Place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use.




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