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Who can resist cauliflower covered in a cheese sauce? This Cauliflower Gratin has cauliflower covered in a creamy cheese sauce then sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked for a veggie side dish everyone will love.

Who can resist cauliflower covered in a cheese sauce?  This Cauliflower Gratin has cauliflower covered in a creamy cheese sauce then sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked for a veggie side dish everyone will love.

Photos Updated October 2014

 
 


Originally posted November 3, 2007 – I have a lot of really great recipes that are often overshadowed by a really awful photo. This was one of those recipes. The original photo was so unappetizing, and I knew that this post needed to be brought back to life. I updated the photos a few months ago, but was thinking that this Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin would make a great Easter side dish, so I decided to spotlight it today. This is such a delicious side dish – I’m so glad you can all see that now and that the original photo has been banished! ;)
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The perfect ending to any meal, this Butterscotch Budino is a creamy Italian pudding that will stick in your memory and leave you craving more!

The perfect ending to any meal, this Butterscotch Budino is a creamy Italian pudding that will stick in your memory and leave you craving more!
 
 


One of my favorite parts of blogging is all of the people that I get to meet. I have met and become friends with people through blogging that I probably wouldn’t have met otherwise, and my life would not be as full without these people in it.

One of these people is Becky, who blogs at Vintage Mixer. I have known Becky for a few years now, and she is honestly one of the sweetest, kindest, most genuine people I have ever met. I consider myself blessed that I can call her a friend.
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Simple, healthy and fast, this baked Panko Crusted Tilapia is served with a homemade tartar sauce and flavorful baked sweet potato fries.

Simple, healthy and fast, this baked Panko Crusted Tilapia is served with a homemade tartar sauce and flavorful baked sweet potato fries.
 
 



I can’t decide if I love Daylight Savings Time, or if I hate it. In one sense – I really hate it. Kids shouldn’t have to go to bed when it is light out. Except for the fact that I need my nights, and I refuse to start putting my kids down later because the there is still daylight outside. My two older are actually pretty good and don’t fight it. (Maybe because they don’t like it all the way dark and sleep with a light on in their room. Maybe they don’t even realize it’s still light outside!)
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The perfect fast lunch, this Buffalo Ranch Shrimp Salad is spicy and creamy and done in 10 minutes.

The perfect fast lunch, this Buffalo Ranch Shrimp Salad is spicy and creamy and done in 10 minutes.
 
 


I have been on a salad kick lately. I often get bored with lunch – I’m the only one who really likes leftovers, so that’s usually what I have – but sometimes it gets old eating the same thing two days in a row. And I’ve never been one of those people who is good at turning their leftovers into something totally new and exciting. But in my attempts, I started making salads. Great for leftover chicken or steak, or even leftover taco meat. And I’m always looking for ways to use up veggies before they go bad.
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The flavors of mint chocolate chip ice cream meets cookie dough in this delicious frosting that mint lovers will go crazy for.

The flavors of mint chocolate chip ice cream meets cookie dough in this delicious frosting that mint lovers will go crazy for.
 
 


So much of my life is all about food. It’s my job. It’s my passion. So it’s no surprise that food is on my mind a lot.

This also means that I always have a running list of recipes that I want to try. Cookbooks I want to buy. Kitchen experiments I want to play with. Sadly, this also means that it sometimes takes me months (or even years, eeks!) to try an idea I have been thinking about.
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Busy day? Take it easy with this Easy Caprese Mac and Cheese. Jazz up your mac and cheese with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in this Caprese inspired macaroni and cheese.

Recipe for Easy Caprese Mac and Cheese on www.tasteandtellblog.com
 
 



This parenting thing is much harder than I ever imagined it would be. Being a mom is the only thing I ever wanted to be when I “grew up”, but I think that it’s one of those things that is really hard to grasp just how much it entails until you are in the throes of parenthood.

All I want is what is best for my kids and for my family, but sometimes that is hard. On paper, a lot of it looks easy. Make sure your kids are fed and clean and educated. Easy as that, right? But as it turns out, none of it is even close to easy.
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