Cauliflower Cream Cheese Spaghetti

Soooo as I was craving pasta and stuffing my face with a leftover donut as I was looking for something to make for dinner. I came across one of my favorite recipes, Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti. Then I thought I should probably avoid the pasta and maybe find a substitute to keep it “Keto” friendly. A small miracle that I actually had fresh mushrooms on hand and also cauliflower. So that’s how a new recipe was born!

12oz spaghetti - I substituted for 1 head of cauliflower. I cut it larger so it didn’t get mushy.

1 28oz jar spaghetti sauce

1 lb ground beef

1 container fresh sliced mushrooms

1 tsp Italian seasoning- I didn’t have the official seasoning but used Oregano, basil, rosemary & onion powder. About a few shakes of each. See how precise my cooking is? Haha

1 clove garlic- I used 1 Tbsp minced garlic

8 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated- I just used Colby jack shredded cheese because I didn’t have parmesan.

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked, drain. Stir in mushrooms and spaghetti sauce. Set aside. If you like the mushrooms more cooked like I do, I let them cook with the beef until tender.

2.) Cook spaghetti or cauliflower, drain. Add the cream cheese, spices and garlic. Stir until cream cheese is melted. Make sure you really drain the cauliflower as it is more watery than spaghetti noodles. Mix sauce and meat mixture with the cauliflower.

3.) Lightly grease a 9X13 pan. Spread mixture in the pan, add cheese to the top. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until bubbly.

I would have loved to serve this with garlic bread but that is not Keto friendly and I didn’t have any on hand. This dish was even better a few days later warmed up for lunch!

Enjoy! Make sure you tag me on Instagram if you make any of my recipes! @ladyandredstyle

Made in Iowa- Shop Local Gift Guide

If you are looking to support small businesses, look no further! I love giving and receiving unique gifts and what better thing to do is to gift something made for your state of Iowa! They usually come with a little story or history to them and people appreciate something that has meaning behind it. I think the white elephant and office gifts are the hardest things to find unique gifts for and I hope with this list below, you can cross off just about everyone from your list this season! Remember to shop small and support local businesses!

Below I have highlighted just a few of the gifts available on the Travel Iowa website! Even if you are not in the market for a gift at this time, definitely check out the website as it highlights Things to Do, Places to Stay, Trip Ideas, Travel Regions and of course Gift Ideas. Click HERE to take a look!

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I love these shelves for your basement bar or man cave! They are made from the barrel ends of used Templeton Rye Whiskey barrels. They are 21" diameter and 1" thick and theshelf is 8" deep. Made in Bondurant. $125. Purchase HERE

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Hello perfect housewarming gift, hostess gift or gift for that Grandma who has everything! These are made by Dirt Road Candle Co. in Atlantic, Iowa! $24 for a Holiday sampler of 3 candles. Select your gift HERE

The image below is another great hostess gift! For only $5.95, add a few of these to your cart to accompany a bottle of wine as a gift set. Zaza’s Artisan Pasta is made in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Shop HERE

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The older I get the more I love receiving experiences as a gift. Seven Oaks is a great place to ski, snow tube and snowboard in the winter, and to kayak/canoe, river tube and paintball in the summer, all in central Iowa! It is located in Boone – a quick drive from the surrounding cities. Choose your gift certificate amount HERE

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Everyone needs a shirt from Raygun, so start em young! This Iowa-adorable shirt is for the littles in your life. Raygun is located Downtown Des Moines and they are known for their T-shirts with style….and sayings! Purchase yours HERE for only $20.

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Are you really from Iowa if you have not had a Dutch Letter from Jaarsma Bakery? Looking for that perfect gift to take to the office for the staff or bring into your ladies or mens groups? Grab 12 dutch letters for $27 so everyone can experience a little bit of Pella, Iowa. They ship well. Click HERE to browse their website for other tasty treats too.

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I love these printed candle holders $12 each, made by Kara Lynn Schlabaugh out of Iowa City, Iowa. I also think they would be really cute to keep salt and pepper in on the table as decor! Browse all of the styles HERE.

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One of a kind sculptures from Davenport, Iowa are made by Isabel Bloom. Choose from designs that are whimsical, children, animals, inspiring angels, and outdoor statues. Each sculpture comes with a card perfect for the occasion. Looking for something to get a teacher, a mentor, a retiree, or need a gift in a time of sympathy, Isabel Bloom is timeless and sure to make a lasting memory. You can search for the perfect occasion gift HERE.

I have only highlighted a fraction of the gifts available through their website! Start your own search by clicking HERE for a full tour of the website, Travel Iowa.

 Amana Woolen Mill Throw-$85

Amana Woolen Mill Throw-$85

 Bannor Toys Iowa Rattle- $19.99

Bannor Toys Iowa Rattle- $19.99

 Iowa Outdoors Magazine Subscription- $15

Iowa Outdoors Magazine Subscription- $15

 Great River Maple Syrup- $20

Great River Maple Syrup- $20

Teenage Girls Gift Guide

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!! We went to dinner and are so lame we are back home and I am working away trying to work on posts to help you all shop!!I hope you are all shopping your little hearts out already and if not, add these to your cart for when you are ready to shop. This was the second most requested gift guide on my Instagram poll and I hope this makes things easier for you all and you avoid the dreaded eye roll 😂

Click on the image below and it will take you directly to the product to shop and add to your cart. XO

The Ultimate Guy Gift Giving Guide

I took a little poll over on my Instagram stories about the type of gift guides you would like to see and majority of you chose gifts for the men in your life. Why are they so hard to buy for? I mean, walk down any Target isle and buy me anything in it and I would be happy as can be! Plus, guys and gift cards are hard too because either they forget them at home when they go shop, they don’t shop OR to they give it to their wives/ sig.others 😂 #guilty.

I hope you find something from my list below or at least an idea that maybe you didn’t think of! Let me know if you have any questions or if you grab something from the list and the Mr. is happy!! Click the image below and it will take you to the website to purchase! Happy gift giving!

**Some of my favorite gifts to give guys are experiences. Concert tickets, sporting events, etc.