prep time: 10 minutes      cook time: 40-50 minutes       total: 50-60 minutes       servings: 4parmesan-roasted-cauliflower

ingredients
1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1 medium onion, sliced
4 sprigs of thyme
4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
3 T olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 c grated parmesan cheese

directions

  1. preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. toss cauliflower florets on a large rimmed baking sheet with onion, thyme, garlic, and oil.
  3. season with salt and pepper.
  4. roast, tossing occasionally, until almost tender, 35-40 minutes.
  5. sprinkle with parmesan, toss to combine, and roast until cauliflower is tender, 5-10 minutes longer.

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pumpkin delight

November 3, 2015

makes 12 servings        time: 3 hours, 45 minutes

ingredients
1.5 c flour
3/4 c butter, softened
3/4 c pecans (plus 1/4 c pecans to sprinkle on top), chopped
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 c powdered sugar
1 container whipped topping
2.5 c milk
3 sm pkgs. (3.4 oz boxes) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin spice (or ginger + nutmeg + cinnamon)

directions

  1. layer 1 – mix flour, butter and pecans together. press into a sprayed 9×9 or 9×13 pan. bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, then remove and let cool.
  2. layer 2 – blend cream cheese and powdered sugar, add 1/3 of the cool whip topping then spread over cooled crust.
  3. layer 3 – mix milk, pudding mix, canned pumpkin, pumpkin spice and another 1/3 of the cool whip topping until smooth. spread over top of layer 2.
  4. layer 4 – spread remaining 1/3 of whipped topping and sprinkle rest of pecans on top.
  5. let chill for 3 hours or until set.

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prep time: 15 minutes       cook time: 1 hr 30 minutes       ready in: 1 hr 45 min

8 servings

ingredients:

4 large baking potatoes (usually russet potatoes)
8 slices bacon
1 c sour cream
1/2 c milk
4 T butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 c shredded cheddar cheese, divided
5 green onions, sliced, divided

directions:

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. bake potatoes in preheated oven for 1 hour.
  3. meanwhile, place bacon in a large, deep skillet. cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. drain, crumble, and set aside.
  4. when potatoes are done, allow them to cool for 10 minutes. slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large bowl; save skins. to the potato flesh, add sour cream, milk, butter, salt, pepper, 1/2 c. cheese and 1/2 of the green onions. mix with a hand mixer until well blended and creamy. spoon the mixture into the potato skins. top each with remaining cheese, green onions, and bacon.
  5. bake for another 20 minutes.
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easy as baked tilapia

October 16, 2011

prep time:  5 minutes      cook time: 30 minutes      ready in: 35 minutes

ingredients:
4 (4 oz.) tilapia filets
2 tsp butter
ginger
italian seasoning
garlic salt
lightly steamed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots
salt and pepper

directions:

  1. preheat oven to 375 degrees F. grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. place tilapia filets in the bottom of baking dish and dot with butter. season with italian seasoning, garlic salt and pepper. arrange vegetables around/on top of the fish and season with salt and pepper.
  3. cover the dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until vegetables are tender and fish flakes easily with a fork.

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