Are you on Pinterest? I think it’s funny that you can tell if a person has a sweet tooth by the kinds of recipes they pin. Me? I pin all kinds of ooey-gooey yummy-sounding desserts. Do I make many of them? No. But I’m always drawn to pinning them, just in case. I tend to make a lot of the main dish recipes I pin, and I’m always looking for good vegetable and salad recipes on there. But my recipe board definitely tips in favor of desserts. (Here’s my recipe board on Pinterest. See what I mean?)

Here’s one that I tried awhile back. Everyone in my family gave it a thumbs up, even the ones who aren’t usually so fond of cauliflower. (I think the original recipe came from Prevention.com, but I can’t find it on there now.)

Parmesan-Roasted-CauliflowerParmesan Roasted Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower (cut into 1″ pieces)
2 Tbl. olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Toss cauliflower pieces in olive oil. Line a large baking pan with foil and arrange pieces in a single layer. Sprinkle Parmesan, and salt and pepper on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown.

I find that I rarely use cookbooks any more. When I want to try a new recipe, I scroll through the ones I’ve pinned. Do you pin recipes? And do you try many of them? Considering how many recipes I have in that category, I could go a long long while before pinning anything else food related.

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Just Peachy

I have a new favorite breakfast drink that I wanted to share with you. We tried this on Christmas morning, and I’ve made it several times since. I’ve also discovered that you can freeze it and if you take it out of the freezer in the morning and leave it in the fridge, it is perfectly slushy and ready for a great lunch drink.

Peach-SmoothiePeach Smoothie
2 cups orange juice
1 cup peach greek yogurt
2 cups frozen sliced peaches
1/2 cup ice cubes
2 Tbl. honey

Blend until smooth and enjoy!

(If I had a food stylist, this photo would be garnished with a fresh peach slice or mint sprig, set upon a lovely light colored and enticing background, with condensation gathering on the outside of the glass. But hey – it was Christmas morning. I snapped it quick. The important part is that you make this recipe, because it’s good!)

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Happy Halloween! (And a CONTEST for you!)

Thanks to those of you who have checked in via email and comments, to let us know that you are ok, despite this massive storm that has moved through your area. We continue to watch the news and are thinking about all of you. What a storm. 🙁

Since today is Halloween, I decided to share some fun blog posts from other people! These are some of the blogs that I read regularly, and don’t share them often enough with all of you. (And then scroll to the bottom of the post for a chance to win a treat from us!)

Want to see how some zoo animals react to pumpkins and masks and other Halloween celebrations? (I like the baby Cheetah trying to hide behind the pumpkin. Although the monkey and mask is cute, too.)

Here are some cute dinner ideas. (I like the Rice Krispie Candy Corn Cupcakes and the Mummies in a Blanket.)

My favorite food blog is the one my dear friend Monica writes. You might want to check out her:

Whole Grain Maple Pumpkin Spice Donuts (good any time this fall)

Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (and her other flavors of overnight oatmeal)

Hot Spiced Drinks (yum – hot apple cider!)

Maple Pumpkin Spiced Lattes (made in your slow cooker)

Baked Potato Soup (can also use leftover mashed potatoes. I made this last winter and it’s delicious.)

Of course she has tons of non-fall recipes, too. Check her recipe index.

Check out the Halloween Hay Bales, all dressed up for the holiday. (Mummy – ha!)

Free printable pumpkin carving patterns.

Last minute quick-and-easy costume ideas. (I can’t pick a favorite – several of them cracked me up! But Ceiling Fan? Love that.)

Creepy music to download for free.

Since we don’t get to go trick or treating with our own candy bag any more, we thought we’d put together a bag of treats for one lucky winner! (Shown here, $60 value.) If you’d like a chance to win, just leave a comment below and tell us your favorite food or drink that you make (or buy) when it’s cold and rainy and blustery and you just need something warm and wonderful. I tend towards soup when it’s cold outside. Even better if I can make it in the slow cooker so that it’s ready and smells wonderful when I get home from work. I have a few favorites. Wild Rice and Chicken Soup, Lasagne SoupCheddar Chowder, and Cold Weather Chili. Even better with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on the side. So what is your go-to food when it’s cold and you need something that warms you up?  We’ll randomly draw a winner next week!

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