Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oven Roasted Home Fries


Do you have a favorite breakfast place you frequent? Most that we have gone to always serve your eggs with a side of home fries. I swear I could just eat the home fries for breakfast. I actually have; shhhh. Oh how I love spuds. I am a total meat and potatoes kind of girl. I make a big breakfast every Sunday for our family. Unless my potatoes are in my eggs these are always on the side. The peppers and onions make the whole dish. 



Monday, August 25, 2014

Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower



I can not believe school starts in a week for my kids. Where has the summer gone? I am always looking for easy and yummy ways to get my kids to eat their vegetables. My little one loves almost all the vegetables. My older one not so much. He is so picky. So everything tastes better with cheese right? Well here you have it!




  
I have a new favorite dish and so do they and this is it! I have a slight obsession with roasted vegetables. More so with cauliflower and broccoli. There is just something about the caramelization that takes place during the roasting process that makes them taste so amazing. Now think about adding some grated cheese. Well OMG! Forget about it being a side dish it just went to a full blown main dish. 


I Promise you will never ever eat plain cauliflower ever ever again! Your kids just may like it to. So when in doubt just throw a little cheese on things. You never know.



Ingredients
1 medium head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets

3 large cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

3 tablespoons parmesan cheese

1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese


Instructions
Heat oven to 450 degrees F

Combine cauliflower and garlic in a large bowl

Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, lightly toss to coat

Transfer, in a single layer, to a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Roast at 450 degrees F for about 25 minutes, flipping each piece once

Sprinkle with cheese, return to oven and cook 3-5 more minutes until cheese is melted.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Homemade Garlic Parmesan Bread Croutons


Make your own croutons, ya heard? Yes you can make them and it is so dang easy to! Why buy the ones on the plastic package that comes from who knows where. You can save money by making these yummy little pieces of toasted bread. Don't get me wrong you can still purchase them from the grocery store but then one...you cant say you made them and two...well they just aren't that fresh! Now to take it a step further these happen to be coated in a garlic bread mixture. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Banana Crumb Bread


What is it about the crumb topping on any kind of cake or bread that makes you want to pick it off and eat it? Apparently someone else in my house fells the same way because I woke up this morning and found a quarter of the bread that way! I guarantee it was one of the boys. Just saying.....sorry boys but you know you did it! I have been trying to get into baking a tad more to give you guys some more yummy baked treats. I just love banana bread. Banana bread tastes even better with crumbs on top. As I said a few sentences back.