the only way I will eat cauliflower

I love vegetables but, I can NOT stand cauliflower. Until now! I’m not sure why I’ve never liked it. Sorry, there is no pictures for this. My camera wasn’t working when I started and when I got it working again everything was gone. It was that good. I ate most of it. I didn’t share much of it.

prep time: 8 minutes   cook time: 45-50 minutes   oven temp: 425°

head of cauliflower
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
parsley flakes

Slice the cauliflower florets horizontally.  Toss the cauliflower with 2 TBSP of olive oil. Season with a dash of salt and a few dashes of black pepper. I put all of these ingredients in a large zip lock bag and shook it up to make sure they were all distributed evenly. Transfer the cauliflower to a baking sheet, in single layer and roast until almost tender about 35-40 minutes. When the cauliflower is tender remove from the oven and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley flakes. Roast again for about 5-8 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve immediately.

I guess my mom was right everything is better with cheese!


(I’ll add pictures when I make this again)




Guacamole is a great addition to many foods. On a taco or nachos, on a sandwich and I have even seen it in deviled eggs. What ever I have added it to has been a great addition. Here is my quick recipe. It is one of those things that can be different for everyone who makes it. Add what you like I am sure it will be great!

prep time: 20 minutes

2 avacados
1/2 sweet onion diced
1 jalapeno
Rotel diced tomatoes with jalapeno
garlic powder
lime juice
(add what tastes good to you. start  slow, you can not take it back once it is in there)


Combine all ingredients and stir. I find it is best to prepare ahead of time and refrigerate. This helps all the flavors mesh together for the best tasting flavors.



baked green beans


Are you bored with microwaved frozen green beans and canned green beans as a dinner side dish? Baked green beans are my favorite vegetable ever. Even though it is easy I will walk you through the steps, tell you what you need, and oven temperatures and time. You and your families will never want the old kind of green beans again and will be asking if there is more. Yum!

prep: 10 minutes   cook time: 20 minutes   total time: 30 minutes
oven temp: 425°

green beans
olive oil


Yup, that’s it. First cut the ends off the green beans. I don’t cut them, I just pop them off with my fingers. My Dad and I did this for my mom when she was preparing the rest of the meal. I have a cookie sheet that I throw the beans on and a cup or bowl to throw the ends in and later discard.

Once all of the ends are off and the beans are ready rinse the beans and pat dry. Next, place on a cookie sheet. Try to keep a single layer. Mine usually overlap a little but minimal is best. They cook better that way.


Next, you need to gather your other ingredients. Olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle about 1 TBSP of olive oil over all the beans on the baking sheet. Add the salt and pepper. Shake on what you think will be good for your taste.


Place in the oven at 425° for 20 minutes. This can be done with just about any vegetable. Green beans and asparagus are my favorites! I just found out baby carrots are excellent too. I usually am eating which ever one is on sale that week at dinner.