YaYa’s in the Kitchen with YoYo: Cauliflower Parmesan

YaYa’s in the Kitchen with YoYo: Cauliflower Parmesan


YaYa’s in the Kitchen with YoYo!

YoYo is excited to wear his birthday gift from special friends. His own apron!
Prepare the cauliflower by washing and trimming.
Slice the cauliflower into one inch pieces. Yes, some will fall apart, it’s fine!
Brush or use your hands to put olive oil on both sides of the cauliflower.
We baked on parchment as it helps with clean-up!

Season with salt and pepper. We used a combo of Himalayan and Kosher salts
and freshly ground mixed pepper.
Roast at 425 degrees F for about 35 minutes (carefully turning once midway
when the bottoms are golden brown) and cooking until both sides are golden brown.
The time will depend on your oven. We cooked ours 45 minutes total.
Now, spoon on your favorite marinara sauce. We used our all time favorite
homemade sauce from Aunt Carla’s recipe. We prepared it last Fall with the
freshly picked tomatoes from the local farm we visited. Since it was frozen,
we simmered it and added a bit more tomato paste to thicken it.
Next, we sprinkled each piece with shredded Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
Save some of each cheese for adding when you serve. Broil till bubbly & melted!
How gorgeous is this ooey gooey melted cheese on our beautiful cauliflower?
We served it with a crisp mixed salad and a crusty warmed multigrain baton.
Of course, we drizzled Denissimo balsamic from our friends at Smashing Olive!
Garnish with more cheese, fresh basil and red pepper flakes.

For the recipe and more details…

If you’d like to read the Delish recipe and watch the video that inspired us, watch here!

Enjoy and be sure to follow YaYa’s in the Kitchen for more family cooking & baking memories!

I do believe YoYo said, “This was the best ever!”

Contact us for questions on this recipe or to learn how Children’s Communication Center may be able to help your family.

Lori (YaYa)



YaYa’s in the Kitchen: Peach & Blueberry Crumble

What’s a YaYa to Do?

When a box arrives on a Saturday afternoon and your husband suggests you open it, well you open it!

A new beautiful pie plate inside with a sweet note, “A treat for YaYa’s Kitchen!”

It is true, life is timing as YoYo just picked tomatoes at a local farm and also came home with fresh Georgia peaches. Our fridge and freezer are also filled with hand-picked with local organic blueberries the two weekends prior.

Hmmm…What’s a YaYa to do? 

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