“Mustardy Cauliflower Cheese” from “Ottolenghi Simple”

It’s autumn: the days are shorter, the nights are closing in more rapidly, the trees are turning, all of which means it’s time to return to our most favourite food group: CHEESY COMFORT FOOD. Of course, comfort food comes in all types of guises, and frankly, cheesy comfort food is good all year round. But […]

“Mustardy Cauliflower Cheese” from “Ottolenghi Simple”

“Cauliflower Cheese” from “The Magic Fridge”

Cauliflower cheese is a decidedly British dish, and one, I have to say, I fell in love with nearly 20 years ago when I arrived here and never stopped loving. One look at this search of Cookbook a Month archives will show you how much we love cauliflower cheese and variations thereof. It’s a winner. For […]

“Cauliflower Cheese” from “The Magic Fridge”

The Ultimate English Sunday Lunch for Eight to Ten; The Rib, Yorkshire Pudding, Cauliflower Cheese and Roast Potatoes

Tom: Well, I can’t believe how little you have to do to cook that. You just bung the beef in the oven for a couple of hours. You didn’t even season it, right? Kirstin: No, I didn’t. Should I have? Tom: And the outside was all crunchy and charred, while the inside was wonderfully rare. […]

The Ultimate English Sunday Lunch for Eight to Ten; The Rib, Yorkshire Pudding, Cauliflower Cheese and Roast Potatoes

“Cauliflower Cheese Soup” from “Jamie’s Great Britain”

Andrew (12): This smells like Thanksgiving dinner. Maureen: You’re right. It does. It must be the sage, the thyme and the rosemary. There’s lots of that on Thanksgiving. Andrew (surprised): Hey! Not bad! It smells like Thanksgiving dinner and it tastes like Thanksgiving dinner. Maureen: What do you think, Tim? Tim: I like it. Maureen: […]

“Cauliflower Cheese Soup” from “Jamie’s Great Britain”

“Beef Chop with Chimmichurri” and “Cauliflower Cheese” from “Good Things to Eat”

Two things I need to admit immediately. First, I lost the notes I made for both dishes, so there’s no dialogue. Sorry. Second, we didn’t have them on the same night. But since this is the penultimate day of the month, I need to put them together for my last post on “Good Things to […]

“Beef Chop with Chimmichurri” and “Cauliflower Cheese” from “Good Things to Eat”

“Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese” from “Food52 Genius Recipes”

As soon as I saw this recipe listed in “Genius Recipes,” I knew I wanted to try it. I am a sucker for cauliflower. Usually when I make cauliflower, I toss it in olive oil, add some salt and pepper and then roast it for about 20 minutes (covered in foil so the small florets […]

“Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese” from “Food52 Genius Recipes”

“Macaroni and Cauliflower Bake with Three Cheeses” from “Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course”

Maureen: I’ve got three words: Full of yum. Andrew (13): I think it’s really good. Me gusta! Nicholas (9): I think it’s really good. I tasted it a number of times now and it has the same consistency throughout. Tim: It’s nice, but I wonder about the incremental gains from the one we usually have. […]

“Macaroni and Cauliflower Bake with Three Cheeses” from “Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course”

“Parmesan Roast Chicken with Cauliflower and Thyme” from “Simple”

If I ever had to pick a perfect supper, this would certainly make the list. Tray bake? Check. Chicken? Check. Cauliflower? Check. Cheese? Check. Easy? Check. Delicious? Check. Everyone likes it? Check. See what I mean? The perfect supper. This is not to say that I haven’t made a variation of this a million times […]

“Parmesan Roast Chicken with Cauliflower and Thyme” from “Simple”

“Cauliflower Cake” from “Plenty More”

Maureen: I’ve been intrigued by this recipe for as long as I’ve had the book. It’s cauliflower cake for Meat Free Monday today. Nicholas (11): What? Cake made of cauliflower? That sounds strange. Maureen: It’s not actually cake like we think of cake. It’s more of a frittata, with lots of eggs, cheese and some […]

“Cauliflower Cake” from “Plenty More”

“Macaroni and Cheese” from “The River Cottage Family Cookbook”

Tim: What do you think boys? Andrew (12) and Nicholas (8): Good! Maureen: Nicholas, I didn’t put bacon on yours since you told me earlier today that you were “born hating bacon.” Would you have liked some anyway? Nicholas: No. It’s perfect the way it is, without the bacon. Maureen: Do you like this more, […]

“Macaroni and Cheese” from “The River Cottage Family Cookbook”