Honey Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Honey Garlic Roasted Cauliflower is packed full of flavor! The pepper-garlic roasted cauliflower paired with the savory sauce is a delicious combination.

The versatility of cauliflower has greatly increased in recent years, as there are so many creative ways to transform it. For this recipe, the raw cauliflower roasted with the olive oil, pepper, and garlic salt transforms into golden tastiness in the oven. It is delicious as is, but adding the savory sauce takes it to the next level.

We love to grow cauliflower as part of our Spring and late Fall garden. It’s a cool crop so it loves the cooler weather.

My family is a big fan of cauliflower as part of our meal! Everyone likes it. We like to prepare it different ways. We always like to change up our side dishes and this Honey Garlic Roasted Cauliflower doesn’t disappoint. It is always sure to be a favorite at dinnertime.

Honey Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 lg. head cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 6 Tbsp. honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce 
  • 6 Tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch

Directions

  1. Clean and cut the cauliflower into bite size pieces and place into a medium sized bowl. Add the olive oil, garlic powder and pepper. Mix together so the cauliflower pieces are evenly coated. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the cauliflower pieces out evenly. Roast in the oven at 400° F for 15 to 20 minutes or until cauliflower is cooked tender. Remove baking sheet from oven and allow the roasted cauliflower to cool for about 10 minutes. 
  3. Make the sauce while the cauliflower is roasting in the oven. Using a small sauce pan on the stove, add all the sauce ingredients except for the Clabber Girl Corn Starch and the water. Bring to a low boil and stir until well blended. 
  4. In a small bowl, combine the water and the Clabber Girl Corn Starch, and stir until the corn starch is completely dissolved in the water. Then add the mixture to the other sauce ingredients in the pot and stir in well. 
  5. Bring sauce to a boil again and then cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Cool for a few minutes, it should still be warm, but not hot. The sauce will thicken more as it cools. 
  6. In a small mixing bowl, add the cooled roasted cauliflower and pour the warm sauce over. Toss the cauliflower so it is evenly coated with sauce and absorbed. Top with fresh green onions when serving. 

Sweet Potato Fries with the Toasted Marshmallow Dipping Sauce

Sweet Potato Fries with Roasted Marshmallow Dipping Sauce

These Sweet Potato Fries are easy to make, baked to slightly crispy, lightly seasoned and paired with a delicious Toasted Marshmallow Dipping Sauce to satisfy your salty and sweet cravings!

We plant sweet potato slips every Spring to harvest fresh sweet potatoes from our garden in the Fall. I love any time we can use produce that comes out of the garden, that we’ve grown ourselves. I sure enjoy that sweet potatoes can be prepared savory or sweet and taste wonderful both ways. For this recipe it is a nice and light mix between the two!

For sweet potato fries, I enjoy a little crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Baking the sweet potato fries using Clabber Girl Corn Starch will give you a crispy sweet potato fry that is perfectly crispy on the outside and still soft and flavorful on the inside.

This recipe is easy to make. You simply cut the sweet potatoes into long strips, about 1/4 inch wide. They then are soaked in water for about 30 minutes. This helps them to soften up a little for baking.

The dipping sauce comes together quickly.

Sweet Potato Fries with Toasted Marshmallow Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

Sweet Potato Fries:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • Fine sea salt, to taste
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Toasted Marshmallow Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • 1/2 C. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
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Directions:

Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into long, thin strips. About 1/4-inch-wide, so all the strips are evenly cut. Place the fry strips into a large bowl of water and soak for about 30 minutes.

After the 30 minutes, remove the fries from the water and pat dry with a clean towel. Add the fries to a medium sized bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over the fries and use a spatula and mix so all the fries are well coated.

In a separate bowl, add the Clabber Girl Corn Starch, garlic powder and pepper and whisk together until well blended. Sprinkle the corn starch mixture over the prepared sweet potato fries and toss so they are all well coated. Evenly space on a Parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the oven for 15 minutes at 425° F.

Remove the baking sheet, then using a spatula flip over the sweet potato fries, keeping them evenly spaced. Then place them back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet and lightly sprinkle the sweet potato fries with the fine sea salt and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm with the Toasted Marshmallow Dipping Sauce.

Toasted Marshmallow Dipping Sauce:

Evenly place the large marshmallows on a baking sheet and place in the 425° F. oven. Watch for the marshmallows to become lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Once the marshmallows are toasted, remove them from the oven. Using a blender, add the heavy cream, marshmallows, cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg and blend until well mixed and combined. Pour the blended sauce into dipping bowl.

Enjoy the Sweet Potato Fries with the Toasted Marshmallow Dipping Sauce.

Recipe notes:

You will want to make the sauce right at the time you are ready to serve the fries, as the sauce will set up after a while.

This is a great snack to enjoy at home or to serve for a pot luck meal. The sweet and salty pairing is so yummy!

Sweet Potato Fries in a mug with Roasted Marshmallow Dipping Sauce

Harvest Hash, Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Are you looking for a simple side dish that is flavorful and able to feed a crowd? This Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprout dish is packed full of flavor. Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, bacon, a hint of apple and thyme come together so nicely in this delicious and savory side dish. This dish is everything you’re craving for the fall season, or anytime really.

The garden changes so many times throughout the growing season. Fall is one of my favorite times to harvest some of the finest vegetables from the garden. Sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts grow all season long and it’s so rewarding to harvest them in the fall.

This Harvest Hash, Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprout recipe is super easy to prepare and make. It makes for a great side dish for any meal, as well as can feed a crowd for your next holiday gathering. It’s a colorful dish loaded with flavor that is sure to impress.

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Harvest Hash, Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprout

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
  • 1 sm. onion, chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled and cubed
  • 5 slices of bacon, browned and crumbled
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic

Directions

Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until it is crisp and browned. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate to cool, set aside.

Using a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and onion. Cook until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender with a fork, and onion is looking translucent.

Stir in apples, thyme, garlic and cook for about a minute more.

Add in the reserved crumbled bacon pieces and stir in all together. Serve warm.

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Farmer’s Omelet

What better way to start your day than with a delicious omelet! We love omelets for breakfast! Any meal really!

Our family has different kinds of prepared egg often. From scrambled eggs, to eggs over medium, to omelets – everyone in my family has their favorites.

We have a chicken coop full of chickens and the kids love to go out and gather up the eggs.

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And there is just something about a bowl full of fresh eggs in all different shades of colors that I love!! Backyard chickens for the win!!

We really love omelets and different combinations of flavors that you can incorporate in them, but this recipe is probably my favorite combination.

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My favorite and go-to combination is this recipe with ham, tomatoes, spinach, chives and cheese.

I especially like it during the gardening season when we can use fresh produce straight from our garden.

Farmer’s Omelet

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 C. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/4 C. diced ham
  • 1/4 C. chopped spinach leaves
  • 1/4 C. chopped grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 C. shredded cheese
  • pinch of green onions

Directions:

Using a greased pan add the ham, spinach, tomatoes and green onions and start to sauté on a low-medium heat.
In a small bowl combine the eggs, milk and Clabber Girl Baking Powder and whisk together until well blended.
Then add the egg mixture to the pan with the meat/vegetable mixture. Move pan around so egg mixture is evenly spread.

Cook until bottom side is slightly browned and eggs are not runny. The top of the eggs will get some bubbles.
Add shredded cheese on one side of the top of the circle.

Gently fold over one side once. Flip omelet and cook thoroughly.

Place cooked omelet on plate and top off with extra sprinkle of cheese and green onions.

The egg, spinach, ham, tomato, and green onions combination is my favorite for breakfast creating a delicious farmer’s omelet!

So go start yourself a pot of coffee and get cooking! Eating Farmer's Omelet

Pecan Sandies

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Our cookie jar is usually full of a different type of cookie each week! Pecan Sandies are one of my favorites, toasty pecan bits combined with a sweet, buttery flavor make up these cookies. A crisp and light cookie that is buttery and loaded with pecans! So good!

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These cookies are great for any occasion, to make for a holiday cookie tray, bake sale, or just to fill your cookie jar each week.

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Perfect as is straight out of the cookie jar or pair with a glass of milk or cup of tea.

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I always like to make a variety of cookies throughout the year, then when the holiday season rolls around, I make them all up at once for cookie trays. These Pecan Sandies will definitely be included!

 

Pecan Sandies Recipe


Ingredients: 

1 3/4 C. flour
1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 C. unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C. pecans, chopped

Directions:

Mix together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar then set aside.

In another bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy.
Then add the vanilla, salt, egg and beat until smooth.

Slowly combine the flour mixture into the liquid mixture. Continue mixing with each flour mixture addition. The dough will be a thick so be sure to add flour mixture a little at a time.

Add the pecans and mix them in with a large spoon.

Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and lay out on an ungreased baking sheet. Using the end of a cup, flatten each dough ball to about 1/2 inch thick.

Bake at 350° F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until very lightly browned on the edges. Remove and cool.

Enjoy these Pecan Sandies anytime of the year!

 

Honey Cake, A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

A sweet and moist cake is a perfect addition for any meal. A great way to top off dinner, a simple and tasty Honey Cake!

If you love honey like I do, then you are in for a treat with this cake. It definitely has a great honey flavor!

I generally keep local honey on hand, but any kind of honey will do.

The benefit of local honey is that if you are one to suffer from seasonal allergies, local honey can help relieve those symptoms. The bees collect nectar from the same plants that are causing you to sneeze and sniffle, so with local honey you can ingest the same allergen that is bothering you and this will help you become more immune to those seasonal allergens in your area.

Plus honey tastes amazing and why not support a local beekeeper if you are able to!

And what a great way to enjoy honey…in a cake!

The Honey Cake recipe is on page 136 in the Rumford Complete Cookbook from 1908

Honey Cake Recipe

Here is my version:

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Honey Cake, A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe


Ingredients:
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup honey
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon Rumford Baking Powder
1/3 teaspoon salt

Directions:
In a medium mixing bowl add the butter and sugar and mix together until creamy and well blended. Add the eggs and beat the mixture together well. Gradually add the honey and continue to beat the mixture with a hand blender. Add the flour, baking powder, and the salt and mix thoroughly all together until well blended. Pour the cake batter into a well-greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool and remove from loaf pan. Serve.

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Warm Honey Cake with a little butter spread on it is super tasty as well!

Enjoy this deliciously sweet cake for a treat at any meal.

 

Apple Brown Betty

Apple recipes are some of my very favorite recipes to make! I love to try forever favorites and new apple recipes as well. This Apple Brown Betty recipe will be one I make time and time again.

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Here in the Midwest, apples are in season in the fall. We don’t grow our own apples, but we love to take a family trip to some local orchards and pick up some apples or pick them fresh from the trees.

The delicious flavors of fresh apple and spice blend together wonderfully in this dish. This Apple Brown Betty recipe is super easy to make and a delicious ending to any meal, a yummy snack, or even for breakfast! A sweet and tasty treat and a great use of your favorite apples!

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One great thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and most likely you have them on hand and easy to throw together. Transforming bread into a sweet and spiced dessert, this old fashioned dessert is suitable for any occasion. If you love the apple pie flavors, you’ll love Apple Brown Betty!

 


Apple Brown Betty 

Ingredients:
8 bread slices (any kind of bread will do, I used wheat bread)
4 apples (any apples will do, I prefer more of a tart apple and used Granny Smith)
1/2 cup brown sugar +1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup water
1/2 stick of butter, cut into slices
lemon juice

Directions:
Pull apart or cut the bread slices into small pieces/cubes, place in a bowl and set aside. Peel, core, and slice the apples. Dice the apples and place them in a medium mixing bowl tossed with some lemon juice. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix together so the apples are coated well. Using a greased pie baking dish or a 9×9 baking dish, layer the apple mixture and the bread pieces alternately topping off with the bread pieces. Pour the water evenly over the prepared mixture in the baking dish and sprinkle the top with the remaining brown sugar. Top off with slender slices of butter placed all around the top. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Serve cold or warm with a tablespoon for whipped topping for extra deliciousness!

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Favorite flavors of fall all packed in one recipe! You’ll be sure to want to give it a try!

 

Apple Puffs, A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

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Add a little tartness and crunch to your ice cream dessert! These apple puffs from the Rumford Complete Cookbook are a great addition to a nice bowl of vanilla ice cream. The apple puffs have a slight crunchy outside with the inside a cake texture with bits of tender apples inside. When pairing it with ice cream, I also drizzled caramel on top to complete the taste. The apple puffs recipe is on page 97 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook!

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Here is my version of the recipe with some modifications for the puffs to take shape.

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Apple Puffs
Ingredients: 
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 apples, peeled, and chopped
1 egg
1 tsp Rumford Baking Powder
1 cup milk
Pinch of salt

Directions:
Mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium size mixing bowl. Add the sugar and chopped apples. Add the egg and milk and mix to a rather stiff batter. Drop spoonfuls of batter into a hot deep fryer and cook until the puffs are golden brown. Remove and drain puffs on a paper towel on a plate. Serve warm with ice cream.

I prepared these apple puffs and enjoyed with vanilla ice cream drizzled with my favorite caramel sauce to top it off. So delicious!!

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Blueberry Streusel Muffins

I love blueberry muffins in the morning for breakfast! Especially homemade muffins. I love sitting down with a fresh cup of my favorite vanilla chai and a muffin some mornings as the day is getting started. I am excited to share this easy recipe with you. These blueberry streusel muffins are great for a weekday grab and go breakfast. They are great for a snack and even nice enough for a dessert.

A tasty and moist muffin with bursts of blueberry goodness, topped with a yummy cinnamony streusel topping.

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Ingredients:

2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. plain yogurt
1 c. blueberries

Streusel Topping
1 c. sugar
2/3 c. flour
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

In a medium bowl, prepare streusel topping by combining all the ingredients and mix together with a fork to get a crumbly texture. Do not over mix. Set streusel topping aside.
In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat together to a cream. Add the eggs, vanilla, milk, and plain yogurt. Beat the mix all together well. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Continue to beat the mixture together well. Stir in the blueberries. Prepare the muffin pan by greasing using a cooking spray or lining with paper muffin liners. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups. Heavily sprinkle each muffin cup with the streusel topping. Bake at 350° F. for 25 minutes. When muffins are done, cool in the muffin pan for a few minutes before removing. Then cool the rest of the way on a wire rack. Recipe makes approximately 2 dozen muffins.

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Oh the flavors of lemon and blueberry together are just perfect together! If you have never tried them together this Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake recipe is amazingly delicious recipe to enjoy! When I think of lemon and blueberry together I think of fresh flavors and the Spring/Summer season. Two very different flavors that come together perfectly. Bake it in the summer when fresh blueberries are in season!

In Indiana, blueberries are in season the end of July/August. I have fun memories growing up going to the local blueberry patch and picking, and picking, and picking until we got a good amount to bring home for fresh blueberries and to put some up in the freezer. I have enjoyed taking my kids as well! The blueberries provide a nice moistness to the cake with bursts of flavor, while the lemon and lemon zest give a nice zingy, lemony flavor, but not over powering. An added hint of sweetness is in the light icing.

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake 

Ingredients:
2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
lemon zest from the lemons
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups blueberries

For the icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
lemon zest

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined and set aside. In another bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs and use a hand mixer and blend in one at a time. Add the lemon juice, zest, vanilla, and milk and beat together until just combined together. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredient mixture and mix together well with a hand mixer. Add the blueberries and gently fold them in with a rubber spatula until incorporated. Grease a large Bundt pan. Pour the prepared batter in the Bundt pan. Bake at 350° F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes and run a thin knife around the edges to loosen the cake. Cool turned over and cool completely, then remove from pan.
For the icing, mix together all icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake. It will seep into the cake.

Not only is this cake delicious, but its also definitely looks stunningly delicious too! Perfect for carry-ins, family holidays, breakfast, brunch, or dessert. So many options to make this pleasant lemon blueberry Bundt cake.

You can’t help but smile when enjoying this cake!
Enjoy!