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Oven Roasted Cauliflower


Not a veggie fan? You’ll rethink that decision after trying this recipe for roasted cauliflower! There is nothing bland or mushy about these. The cauliflower’s natural sweetness comes out and it’s texture turns crisp as it roasts!


  • 1 head of cauliflower, washed and broken into florets
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and coarsely minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 C olive oil, divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Place florets in a bowl that can be topped with a lid. Add the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and garlic. Toss until cauliflower is completely coated.
  3. Place florets in a single layer on jelly roll pan or baking dish. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Place pan/dish into oven and bake uncovered for 20-30, or until top is lightly brown. Stir every ten minutes. At 15 minutes, sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the cauliflower. Use a fork to test for desired tenderness.
  6. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Parmesan Oregano Focaccia


*Sorry that this post didn’t make it up yesterday like it was supposed to. We had some internet issues that have finally been resolved!!

I hope all of you had a wonderful relaxing weekend! Now back to the work week. Do you ever feel like all you can throw together on a Monday evening is a simple pasta meal?? Well, I certainly do. That is how this recipe came into existence. All I had planned for dinner was a simple pasta meal because of time and available ingredients. I wanted to make it more “upscale.” With the use of a bread machine, (which I love and highly recommend you get if you do not own one,) you can throw all of the ingredients together and let it do the work. As soon as the dough is done, you just have to complete a few simple steps and it’s in the oven creating amazing aromas and hearty appetites!

All Pressed, Poked and Ready to Rise!

Out of the Oven and Ready to Eat!

Ingredients for Bread:

  • 1 C warm water (about 80 degrees F)
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 C bread flour
  • 1 tsp dry Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp instant dry yeast
Ingredients for Topping:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • garlic powder
  • 1/3 C grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Place ingredients in bread pan according to directions of bread machine.
  2. Select Pizza Dough cycle.
  3. When dough is done, preheat oven to 400, then use oiled hands and press dough evenly into a greased 9×13 pan.
  4. Make indentations in the dough using your fingertips.
  5. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes or until doubled in size.
  6. In a skillet, warm oil over low heat and stir in oregano and garlic. Remove from heat.
  7. Spoon the topping mixture evenly over the dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until bread starts to turn light golden brown.