1 medium cauliflower head, chopped
3 large hard boiled eggs
4 strips cooked bacon (opt.)
2 stalks celery
1/4 medium Red Onion
3 tbsp chives
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Add all the cauliflower to a microwave safe bowl and cover bowl with damp paper towels. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Re-dampen the paper towels and microwave for another 3 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender.
Dice the bacon, hard boiled eggs, celery, red onion and chives and add it to the bowl of cauliflower.
In a separate bowl combine the mayo, mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt and black pepper and then pour it over the cauliflower mixture.
Combine the entire mixture thoroughly with a spoon and add any additional salt and pepper as you see necessary.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge up to one week. Serve cold and enjoy!
3 bananas, mashed
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
⅓ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish or line with parchment paper.
- Mash bananas until just smooth. Add cinnamon and stir until well blended.
- In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter, sour cream, and eggs until creamy. Add vanilla extract and mashed bananas.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet in 3 small batches. Optional: fold in chopped walnuts.
- Pour batter into baking dish, spreading evenly, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven to cool slightly.
- In large sauce pan, melt butter until just golden brown in color.
- Whisk in powdered sugar one cup at a time, followed by vanilla and milk.
- Once mixture has come together and thickened, pour warm frosting over top of banana brownies, using a spatula to spread evenly over the top. Cool completely before cutting into squares to serve.
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pie plate
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch pie plate. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl.
Put butter and 1 cup sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to medium-low; mix in egg, milk, and vanilla.
Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture. Transfer batter to buttered pie plate. Arrange strawberries on top of batter, cut sides down and as close together as possible. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over berries.
Bake cake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 1 hour. Let cool in pie plate on a wire rack. Cut into wedges.
- 3 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, optional, plus more for garnish
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350º and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, and mix together.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, oil, butter, egg and vanilla extract until combined.
- Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, then fold in blueberries and almonds, if using.
- Transfer mixture to greased baking dish and place in oven.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until oats are tender and cooked through.
- Serve warm, sprinkled with more almonds, and enjoy!
- 2 large eggplants
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 handful of fresh Italian parsley
- 1 tbs dried Italian herbs
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 lemon (zest only)
- A little olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 ½ cups marinara tomato sauce (Napolitana) buy it or click here for recipe.
Wash and trim away the tops and bottoms. Remove a small slice so it sits flat and slice lengthwise approx 1/4 inch thick. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and arrange your eggplant slices. Drizzle or brush a little olive oil on each piece of eggplant. Sprinkle the Italian herbs. Bake for 20 min at 350°F – 180°C or until golden brown.
In a mixing bowl, add your ricotta cheese. Add one whole egg. Grate and add a three quarter cup of mozzarella cheese.
Add the grated Parmesan cheese. Chop and add the fresh parsley. Add the zest of one lemon. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
In a baking dish, line the bottom with one cup of tomato sauce (Marinara).
Remove the eggplant from oven when cooked and leave to cool a few minutes.
Place an eggplant slice on your workbench. Using a tablespoon, scoop out some of the mixture, place it of the eggplant slice and spread it evenly to totally cover. Roll the eggplant slice and place it in your baking dish on top of the sauce. Repeat the process and leave a gap between each roll. Top each piece with the remainder of mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 25 min at 400°F – 200°C or until golden brown.
Using a knife, roll up the fresh basil and shred it. Once cooked, remove from oven and scatter the fresh basil over rollatinis. Leave to cool ten minutes before serving.
3 tbsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
8 plum tomatoes, cored, halved, and seeded
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 baguette (about 10 oz.), cut into large pieces
1⁄2 small yellow onion
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 tbsp. sherry vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
- 1 pie shell, store-bought or homemade
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350º F and place pie dough in a standard pie dish.
- Combine sugar, flour, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl and whisk together.
- Pour in heavy cream and mix together until fully blended and incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together half-and-half, egg yolks and vanilla extract, then gently stir egg yolk mixture into heavy cream mixture.
- Pour pie filling into pie crust, then crimp the edges of the pie dough and brush with melted butter.
- Sprinkle cinnamon across the top of pie, then place in oven.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until center is just set, but still jiggles slightly when shaken. (After about 1 hour, pie filling will boil. Allow to bubble for 10 minutes then remove from oven.)
- Remove from oven and let cool completely before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups (mini) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 package (10 oz.) soft caramels, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 325°F and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Coat foil with non-stick spray.
- Combine the sweetened condensed milk and unwrapped caramels in a medium sauce pot and place over medium-low heat. Stir frequently until the caramels melt and the mixture is smooth and a medium-dark amber color. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt and mix together.
- In a large bowl or mixer, beat together butter and sugars until combined. Then add eggs one by one, mixing after each addition.
- Add in vanilla extract, then gradually mix in dry ingredients until just combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips, then press half of the cookie dough into foil-lined baking dish.
- Pour the caramel mixture over the cookie dough, and spoon the remaining cookie dough over the top taking care that the spoonfuls are evenly distributed across the whole dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and the edges have begun to pull away from the sides of the pan.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely. Lift bars out of pan by the edges of the foil and cut into bars. Serve and enjoy!
- 1 c. Sliced pickles
- 1 c. panko bread crumbs
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 4 tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- Ranch dressing, for dipping
- Preheat oven to 450° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat pickles dry with paper towels.
- In a medium shallow bowl, mix together panko, butter, dill, garlic powder and cayenne. Season mixture with salt and pepper.
- Working in batches, toss pickle coins in flour until lightly coated, then toss pickles in eggs. Dredge the pickles in the panko mixture until fully coated.
- Place pickles on prepared baking sheet and bake until the coating is golden and crispy, about 15 minutes.
- Serve warm with ranch dressing.