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Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon

 


 

Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon

1 head of cauliflower

6 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup real bacon pieces

1 tablespoon minced or powdered garlic

salt and pepper to taste

Rinse the cauliflower and cut into bite-sized pieces.  Place in an 8 x 8 baking dish.  In a small bowl, mix the melted butter and seasonings; pour over the cauliflower.  Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and real bacon pieces.

Bake at 425º about 25-30 minutes, stirring the cauliflower every 10 minutes.  Roast until it is browned on the edges and fork tender.  Sprinkle with the shredded cheddar and return to the oven for 5 minutes or until melted.

Serve as a side dish with your favorite meat.

Warm Cream Cheese and Bacon Spread

This has become one of our favorite cream cheese spreads.

Full of flavor, it is a tasty and quick party or anytime appetizer!


Warm Cream Cheese and Bacon Spread

2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese

1/2 cup mayo

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

8 slices crisp bacon, crumbled

3 green onions, diced

1 T ranch dip mix

  • Heat and soften the cream cheese in the microwave on 70% power.  Mix softened cream cheese and mayo together with electric mixer.
  • Add all other ingredients and mix by hand.
  • Shape into 1 large or 2 small cheese balls and refrigerate for about 3-4 hours , or serve warm with your favorite crackers (see these gluten free crackers and these low carb flax crackers),  your own Almond Thins, chips, or veggies.

One Saturday my girls had a friend over and we had an appetizer lunch.

It felt like we were having a party!

We had Pizza Rolls, Party Meatballs, Warm Cream Cheese and Bacon Spread, and fresh fruit.  It was delicious and hit the spot!

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For low carbers…serve the cheese spread with Almond Thins.

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Cream Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Peppers aka Poppers!

Previously I posted my recipe for Poppers.  In fact, it was one of my first foodie blog posts!  I’ve posted several recipes since then and hope you’ve enjoyed them.

Here’s another way to make poppers.  They’re delicious and naturally low carb!  Instead of wrapping the stuffed peppers in bacon…add the cooked bacon to the cream cheese stuffing!

Easy-peasy!

 Here’s what you’ll need…

oops!  Forgot to include the bacon.


Soften the cream cheese and add the rest of the ingredients.

Stuff the peppers and place on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle with the

parmesan cheese.

yum-yum!

I’m one of those cooks that rarely ever measures anything so it does make

it hard to pass on the recipe.  But, looking at my

previous Poppers recipe, I’d say I used about

the same amount of ingredients.

Poppers

Jalepeno peppers (cut open and remove all seeds)

8 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

seasoning such as Soul Seasoning or Seasoning Salt, garlic, Old Bay, etc

2 green onions, sliced

6 -8 slices bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled

Parmesan cheese

Mix the cheeses.  Add the seasonings, onions and bacon.  Fill the peppers with the mixture and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Place on a foil lined pizza pan or baking sheet.

Bake in a 375º oven for about 20-30 minutes.  Keep a check on them after 20 minutes and bake until the peppers look done and the filling is all melty and gooey.   Cool and enjoy!  I served these with Ranch Dressing.

In case you’re wondering about my readers…here’s the results! Apparently readers from all over enjoy low carb and Southern cooking!  Thanks to all who participated.

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Florida – 2

West Virginia-2

Georgia-1

Hawaii-1

Indiana – 1

Kentucky – 1

Mississippi – 1

Pennsylvania – 1

Texas – 1

Washington – 1

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Bacon-Wrapped Lil’ Smokies

Yum, yum!  When I saw these on 2 different sites, I just had to make me some!  Anything wrapped in bacon…can it get any better?!

When these came out of the oven, I had to share!  So I quickly snapped a shot with my cell phone and uploaded it even quicker!

Make these and soon.

I made them like my friend, Grace, but since I didn’t have the Sugar Twin Brown Sugar (she’s right! it is very hard to find!), I used Splenda and added some spices…like garlic powder, bbq seasoning, and some Cajun seasoning I had on hand.

These would be great for a Super Bowl Party! or have them for breakfast with a low carb biscuit and cuppa Joe, like me.

Happy Sunday to you all!

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Layered Salad

I love a good salad!

And here’s one of my favorite salads…

A dressed layered salad

Here’s what you need…

Layer the salad…

I like to use my glass trifle dish when serving this salad.

Start by layering your greens (I used leafy lettuce and baby spinach), then the sliced veggies, ending with the dressing, bacon, and cheese, and sliced green onions.

Optional:  add sliced boiled eggs, English peas, sunflower seeds

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For the dressing…

1 cup of mayo
1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2-3 tablespoons granulated Splenda or sugar

Mix togther well and pour over the salad before topping with bacon, cheese, and sliced green onions.  Cover and chill before serving.

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Creamy Potato Soup with bacon and cheese

This cold frosty night calls for something to warm our weary bones!

Click on the picture for the recipe.


 

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Happy Tuesday and Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin

I know hunting season has arrived.

Here’s one of my most popular venison recipes.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin
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1 lb bacon
1 deer tenderloin, sliced
1 bottle Worchestershire sauce
1 T garlic
1 T lemon pepper
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Marinate sliced tenderloin in Worchestershire sauce, garlic, lemon pepper for 4 hours or even overnight.  Remove slices from marinade, wrap with 1/2 a slice of bacon and grill over hot coals until done, 8-10 minutes per side.  Serve with a green salad and warm buttered rolls.
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Optional marinade: Teriyaki sauce, yum!
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Tip: If you run out of bacon, skewer the rest of the deer meat with sliced veggies for kebabs.  🙂

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Menu Plan Monday

It’s beginning to have that Autumn feel in the air and it makes planning my weekly menu a little easier.

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I get to use my crock pot more often, too.

Soup, Chili, and Stew are more welcome on cool nights and how I adore a one pot meal that can cook all day while I’m at work.  I love to come home to the smell of supper being cooked.  I know my evening will be a little less hectic.

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MondayVegetable Beef Soup (Will be made in crock pot this time.  Veggies may vary. No cornbread for me.)

Tuesday Enchiladas

Wednesday – Cheddar Onion Burgers

ThursdaySauteed Cabbage with Bacon

FridaySteak and Onion Salad

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Need more inspiration?  Check out Laura’s Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie for more great menu plans.

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Warm Cauliflower Bacon Salad with Ranch Dressing (low carb)

This is comfort food!  Try it soon..

Warm Cauliflower Bacon Salad with Ranch Dressing

1 pkg cauliflower (frozen, then thawed)

3 radishes

1/4 cup diced onion

bacon grease, olive oil, or butter for sauteeing

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

bacon pieces

homemade ranch dressing

Heat some olive oil and butter, OR bacon grease in a skillet over medium heat.  Add chopped cauliflower, diced onion, and some julienned radishes.

Heat until the vegetables are tender.  Remove from heat and spoon into a warmed dish.

Top with real bacon pieces, shredded cheese, and homemade ranch dressing.  Enjoy!

Warm Cauliflower Bacon Salad with Ranch Dressing

goes well with steak, tenderloinpork chops, or meatloaf!

 

Top Recipes of 2009

This past year I’ve tried to become more faithful to blogging. 

I just want to say Thanks to all who’ve posted a comment, sent an email, or just stopped by to look at my little spot on the web.   I hope you’ve enjoyed your time spent here.

Happy New Year!

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Now I’d like to share the top recipes of 2009.

Coming in at #1 is…

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Low Carb Deep Fried Cauliflower

Everyone’s wanting to know how to cook venison…OR mention the word bacon in a post and get all kinds of results!

 

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin

Not far behind is

Beefy Rotel Cheese Dip

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then…

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

 

and finally some Southern Low Carb deliciousness…

Skillet Fried Cabbage with Bacon

 

Looks like Southern Style and Low Carb wins this past year!

Stay tuned for more great recipes coming up this week.  I’ll be sharing a killer Pecan Pie Bar Recipe and how to make great  Buttermilk Biscuits!

Easy Ranch and Bacon Pasta Salad

I love a good pasta salad and if it’s easy and simple, that’s even better!

 

pasta salad

 

A few Sundays ago, my sister-in-law called to invite me to a family picnic and so I decided a simple pasta salad would be a great addition to the meal she had already prepared.

 

After the afternoon service, she, her husband, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren and my family of 4 plus my baby great-nephew, all met at the park for an evening of food and family fun.

 

There was Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup, Cornbread, Sandwiches, Chips, Pasta Salad, Fresh Veggies and Ranch Dip, Sweet Tea, Banana Pudding, and Coconut Cake.

 

There’s no time like Family Time!

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More great homestyle recipes:

Vegetable Beef Soup with Southern Cornbread

Steak and Onion Salad with Creamy Homemade Dressing

Chocolate Fudge Pie

 

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Easy Ranch and Bacon Pasta Salad

1 box pasta, cooked ( I used Dreamfields Penne Rigate)

1 cup homemade ranch dressing

1/2 cup bacon pieces

4 oz shredded cheddar cheese

salt and pepper to taste

cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced – optional

Mix the cooked, drained and cooled pasta with the dressing, cheese, and bacon.  Place in pretty serving bowl.  Cover and chill before serving.

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Find Atkin’s  Low Carb Penne Pasta here.

Skillet Fried Cabbage with Bacon

I’m sick of things I can eat with my fingers!

I needed something to eat with a fork.  I was wanting something green and yummy and fried cabbage with bacon came to mind.  This is one of my favorite vegetable dishes, with lots more flavor than just boiled cabbage which is more common here in the South.

Grab some sliced bacon, dice it and throw it in a skillet over medium heat.  As it cooks, cut a head of cabbage in half and chop it into nice size pieces.

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After the bacon is crispy, remove it from the skillet and let it drain on a paper towel.  Reserve all but about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease.  Add the chopped cabbage and some diced onion into the skillet.  Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the cabbage is done but still has a little crunch left.

Put into pretty dish and top with the crispy bacon pieces.  Eat all by itself or with the meat of your choice.  I chose a nice medium sized pork chop.  See my lowcarb page for the plated meal.  Enjoy!

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Microwave Pork Rinds

Peace Love and Cavaliers

Lowery’s Bacon Curls in Original or Hot and Spicy

These are the absolute best!  I serve them along with some homemade dip and a big tall glass of Diet Pepsi. 

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin

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My Grillmaster is at it again!  This time it’s one of his specialties, wild game. 
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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin
 
1 lb bacon
1 deer tenderloin, sliced
1 bottle Worchestershire sauce
1 T garlic
1 T lemon pepper
 
Marinate sliced tenderloin in Worchestershire sauce, garlic, lemon pepper for 4 hours or even overnight.  Remove slices from marinade, wrap with 1/2 a slice of bacon and grill over hot coals until done, 8-10 minutes per side.  Serve with a green salad and warm buttered rolls.
 
Optional marinade:  Teriyaki sauce, yum!
 
Tip: If you run out of bacon, skewer the rest of the deer meat with sliced veggies for kebabs.  🙂