Friday, October 9, 2015

All Whisked Up Challenge!

Earlier this year, I was invited to join a group of bloggers called Wisconsin Whisk. I felt extremely privileged to be asked and joined instantly. I haven't been able to attend the meetup in Madison or the virtual meetup to find out more about the other bloggers, but the Facebook group is providing me some great recipes and new blogs to follow. 

One of the things that I have been able to be a part of is the All Whisked Up Challenge. Members of the Wisconsin Whisk group are blindly sent a blogger by the organizers and sent their info via email. We are to wander through their blog, learn about them, and cook one of their recipes. 

I was given Edesia's Notebook, a blogger based out of Kenosha. No her name is not Edesia, as that is the Roman goddess of feast. Lesa, is a mom of two girls and wife of a pastor, and she enjoys cooking for her family and church. Like myself and most Wisconsinites, she is a fan of cheese!  I won't hold it against her that she is a St. Louis Cardinals fan (Go Brewers!) because she has lived in other states before making Wisconsin her home. 

Her recipes are easy to follow and don't involve too many ingredients--this is the perfect pairing for me. I am not an overly complicated cook myself and quite a few of her recipes sounded amazing. I also love the style of her blog, she has her recipes indexed and that has been a goal of mine for a few years and I just haven't gotten around to it. Goal for 2016!

I talked with my guy and asked him to help me slim it down to which recipe I was going to make as it was just too hard to do on my own, and we decided upon Loaded Cauliflower Casserole. I had most of the ingredients already at home and only made a few simple changes to the recipe to reduce the calorie and fat count. 

I bought a fresh head of cauliflower and got to chopping. In just about 10 minutes it was tender from the microwave. 

I mixed up the rest of the ingredients that included Lite French Onion Dip, 1/3 less fat cream cheese, and turkey bacon. I also didn't have fresh chives so I used my dried ones. 
Then it was as simple as mixing the rest of it up together and getting it into the casserole dish. 

I topped it with some 4-cheese blend and more turkey bacon and popped it in the oven. 

And in just 30 minutes, it was done and bubbly. I let it rest for about five minutes and then scooped myself a decent portion out and took my first bite.

This recipe is  AH-MAZING!!!! The French Onion Dip is what really puts it over the top. I think that all my party potato recipes are going to include French Onion Dip from here forward. It adds a level of flavor depth that is so good, but not overpowering. I could actually eat this casserole as a meal and I love that it is low carb.

It has for sure become a favorite of mine. 

I urge all my readers to check out Wisconsin Whisk and see what other bloggers from around the state are sharing. I am so happy to be apart of this group and can't wait to see what the future holds! I am already a huge fan of Edesia's Notebook and saw a recipe for Crispy Orange Terriyaki Wings - maybe I'll be the next Wings Around Waukesha post! 

Check out all the other members of the Wisconsin Whisk - All Whisked Up Challenge at the link below.

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  1. We love this dish, and I'm glad you liked it too! Good to know that it works well with reduced-fat ingredients. Thanks for the lovely comments!

  2. So fun! I might need to make this sometime when I'm feeling like some good ol' fashioned comfort food! :)