Yes, I Can….cook Cauliflower Pizza!


Ok so I asked my friends on Facebook if they ever made cauliflower pizza crust.  Secretly meaning, do you have a Pinterest recipe. Lol

 Since most people enthusiastically replied oh yes I made it, but did not supply recipe I looked online and did a little picking and choosing.

Ingredients

1 box of cauliflower rice (what happens naturally when you use a food processor)

1 egg

1/2 of a mozarella cheese ball

A handful of big slized parmassean cheese

Spices

Dried basil

Dried Oregano

Siraccha pepper

Red pepper flakes

Garlic

Garlic powder

Put cauliflower in a bowl and microwave for 5 min.  Make sure you use a potholder to take it out or you will burn your fingers!  đŸ˜‰ or you could use a microwave safe bowl if you like that sort of thing!

Here comes the tricky part, the cauliflower becomes very watery when you cook it so you are supposed to put it on a paper towel and squeeze it.  I recommend putting the cauliflower in the fridge for 15 minutes after microwaving to avoid 3rd degree burns.

It took practically a half a roll of paper towels to squeeze the water out.  It works great then splits and all your cauliflower starts escaping.  So after I lost some I put a strainer under it in case that happened again!

I’m sure I could have squeezed some more but I was hungry and wanted to get this experiment going.

In a separate bowl, or plastic carry out container from your favorite take out place, don’t judge….

Combine mozzarella, parmasean, egg (beaten) or it doesn’t work very well, and add your spices then pour your cauliflower in. 

Now for the messy stuff, pretend your making meatloaf and just start squeezing it all together.

Apparently you need parchment paper to put this on so tear off a sheet and put it on your baking sheet, or if you don’t have a baking sheet use the broiler pan like I did.  Cost with some sort of spray then put your pizza dough right in the middle and start smashing it down.  I made a circle because I don’t like rectangle pizza.

Bake in oven 400 for 15 minutes.  I ended up cooking mine about 3 min more and this will be the place you have to decide how crisp you like it.

Bring it out add your toppings.  I took a little pizza sauce, mozzarella  and then my pepperoni and then baker for another 15 minutes and viola!

Cauliflower pepperoni pizza!

It’s not like real crust but if you are craving pizza and trying to avoid the crust this does very nicely!

Try it and let me know!  

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Miss America Lottery isn’t for wimps like me

Wow!  This was my first time to watch the Miss America lottery picks online live!  Of course as a former Miss Oklahoma I am watching for her placement!

I watched and I watched and it started to feel like waiting for my Sooners to win a national championship!

I am picturing that little wire frame ball where bingo like balls with the girls state titles are on it.  And I was thinking man, Miss Oklahoma’s ball has extra weight so that it won’t pop in that little spot so I can tell bingo!

In the end she finally got to pick.  She will be the #6 contestant on her night.  

Really does it matter?  If all things are even?  The cream always rises to the top right?

But it was nerve wracking and I had to pop open a bottle of Pinot noir to get thru it!  Lol

Good luck to all the contestants!  I can’t wait to see you in the parade!

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Unsolicited advice from a former Miss America contestant 

Omg I have been away from the Miss America Pageant for way too long. I was lucky enough to be invited to judge Miss Oklahoma and have watched the Miss Arkansas, Miss Tennessee and Miss Texas pageants online! Yes, I have no life but that’s not important!

As a former judge I am not able to reach out to contestants so maybe I can make a blanket statement that won’t get me in trouble!

Swimsuit:  Slow down. I appreciate the confidence displayed in swimsuit but pace yourselves. If you are crossing the stage in three steps you might need to add a few steps to that walk! You all look gorgeous but just slow down!

And please please please lose those platform shoes! It is so distracting! You don’t need them to feel beautiful! Do you?  

Let me give you the best advice I can! You need to impress the judges so if you don’t look at them you are not impressing them!  

Talent: do something you are passionate about but, if you are not the best singer, dancer, instrumentalist, pick a song that will show your personality!

On stage question: breathe. Don’t anticipate the answer to the question before it is finished. Once it is take a moment to think about what you want to say. We are all pulling for you! There is no right or wrong answer! Remember that! You are expressing your opinion so that should be easy right? Just pretend you are talking with friends and in reality you are!

Interview:  be prepared! You don’t have to know everything but do know your state that you represent! Tell me something interesting! That will make me remember you!

If I were able to talk to you that’s what I would say! lol hopefully I won’t get banned for this!

Keep smiling and keep being you!

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Being anti-social in a social world

God, I really hate going out!  Lol!  

The effort it takes for me to get motivated to go to a party!  Yes, of course it’s nice to see old friends and meet new ones.  But…..

I am much more social out here in cyberville.  I pretend you laugh at my jokes!  You can make me feel good about a picture I post.  I can seem informed.  

But then I attend a party and realize how little I’ve accomplished!  How I absolutely no nothing about anything real lol.   Surrounded by intelligent, beautiful woman.  I’m inspired.  

And then I’m ready to hide back here, behind my keyboard on my iphone.  And share pictures of my dogs.  Drink wine and watch Netflix.

So I’m just going to keep living the dream!

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Pageant 101 to my lesbian friends

Me trying to explain my joy of pageants to lesbians.

Whenever my experience in pageants gets brought up in conversation i sometimes feel like a salmon swimming up stream.

Of course, most of my friends are gay and many have a negative impression of pageants.

My first comeback is always you have to be in it to understand! But I try to explain.

I told my story of judging Miss Oklahoma after 33 years. Of course they are interested! But then a child cries or someone needs a cocktail and I get sidetracked lol.

It is interesting to say the least being a pageant girl amongst gay friends. Boys I’m not talking about you! You get it! But women! Why is it so hard to understand? Yes we have to get on stage in a swimsuit but it’s not about that, it’s about being fit! Living a healthy lifestyle! You should get that! Most of you rode bikes to the party!

Most of you stood in front of the mirror and applied makeup. Put an outfit together. Well I know I spent time planning what I would wear.  

Do you really want to know what it means to compete for Miss America or are you just judging me on a totally different score card?

One person said social media was evil and that even on a professional site unless we did the same thing she would not accept my connection.

Wtf? Seriously? Isn’t it all about connections and helping each other achieve?

My friends for over 20 years have always called me Miss Oklahoma! Wow so proud! I am and will always be a pageant girl! So the next time you see me at a cocktail party, don’t ask me about Miss America unless you have time to sit and listen. It’s not about me! It’s about a pageant that enables young women to attain scholarships #1, but more than that it is the reason I am who I am today! So if you dismiss the pageant you dismiss me!

We all have different ways to make history, to break barriers. I would just ask you to think before you speak the next time you want to talk about pageants. Be prepared for a long answer!

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It’s All About Making people smile

When I got Max and Myles it was all about what I needed. I had lost my boy Jackson to cancer and I was hurting!  

Yorkie love
My intention was to just get Max but the breeder was leaving town and had Myles left! What could I do? 

Today marks one year since these two brought a smile back to my heart!

Lilo had two new little brothers! And there was the sound of paws pitter pattering all over the hardwoods.

We cheered for the Oklahoma Sooners!

Boomer Sooner

And the Dallas Cowboys!

Cowboy love
And we anxiously waited to see if Santa Claus would find us at the beach!

Waiting on Santa
We gave shout outs on St. Patrick’s day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
And we traveled all the way to Oklahoma to attend the Miss Oklahoma Pageant. Well they didn’t actually attend the pageant but they did spend a lot of time partying in the hospitality room!
Yes, there was a lot of wine….but the best treat was getting their picture taken with the reigning Miss Oklahoma Sarah Klein.

 Sarah Klein Miss Oklahoma
These two have been having a ball and making people smile…and isn’t that what it’s all about?

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Not your mother’s Miss America Pageant

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Miss America Vanessa Williams and Trelynda Kerr Miss Oklahoma

I recently judged the Miss Oklahoma Pageant. Wow, 34 years after I won the title of Miss Oklahoma 1983!

A lot has changed! This is not your mother’s Miss America Pageant.  These girls are on a job interview! They all are required to have a platform ( I thought they meant the shoes, since they all wear them).

But that deserves a post all in its own lol.

Seriously though, these women are so fortunate to have this requirement as it helps them develop into fantastic human beings!

I laughed with some of the other judges about the platform because it was not a requirement back in my day! Did I just say that? Back in my day we wore 5 inch heals with all of our weight on the ball of our foot! Does that count as “oldtimer” speak? I digress!

The point is, these woman have a platform that they believe in! Something they can evangelize their entire year and beyond! A purpose! That’s what I’m talking about! Miss America is no longer just about winning the title and hopefully launching a career but actually about finding your purpose! Can you imagine? I’ve spent the last 34 years trying to find my purpose!

I’m so proud of each and every girl that has the guts to compete in pageants! And yes boys and feminists out there! It does take guts!

It’s a nerve wracking process! But so rewarding, with scholarships, life long friendships, the ability to speak publicly about the town, state and cause that they hold dear!

So before you turn the dial when you see the Miss America Pageant coming on, take a moment to watch and admire the effort and learn about the organization. Who knows you may just want to participate yourself!  

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13 Reasons Why Not

After watching 8 episodes of #13reasonswhy I wrote this. I’m ok,  just responding to what I know so many feel and how I deal with life….

I’m alone in my thoughts alone in my world surrounded by likes on Facebook or follows on twitter.

 I’m alone in my silence, alone in my pain. I reach out for affirmation. For someone to understand. To connect. I need instant gratification. I can survive being alone. If I can help one person then how am I alone? 

 You may think I have everything, but to me I have nothing. If I’m gone what will me legacy be? Who will remember me and what will they remember? 

 Then a lick and reality is back. You are always here. You need me and I need you. We are connected. A lifeline is what you offer and I reach out and take it! And we go for a walk and you explore new things and there is beauty in that. People smile as you walk by and you inspire me to achieve a purpose.

 I don’t need 13 reasons why, I’m shown more than 13 reasons why not! #imok #mydogsmotivateme #justapoem 

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Welcome to the first day of summer

Today is the first day of summer.  It was or is, not sure how you are supposed to say that, my father’s birthday!  So today up in heaven, and I am sure you are there, although that is for another day…. I love you and miss you!

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Your post, “I am a Whosoever” is awesome! It almost made me cry.

Thank you so much! I have been behind on my blog responses.

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