If you have tried Brussels sprouts before and didn't really like them, you should give them another shot. Catherine Dowdy, from the UK Cooperative Extension Office in Owensboro, Kentucky joined WBKR-FM's weekly What's Cookin'? segment and served up a delicious adaptation of a recipe from Planeatmove.com. Look! Here's the truth about Brussels sprouts. While they may not taste all that great by themselves, they are a food that truly absorb the flavors they're cooked in. If you find the right combination of flavors, those sprouts can be really tasty.

Here's a a prime example. Check out this recipe for Not Your Grandma's Brussels Sprouts.


1 pound Brussels sprouts, quartered

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet or oven safe skillet and drizzle with olive oil. Season them with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss to coat.
  3. Bake 10 minutes, shake the pan to turn and bake for an additional
    8-10 minutes, until crisp and golden.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. **Catherine actually tossed in the Parmesan cheese after the first ten minutes.

Now, Catherine and her crew at the UK Cooperative Extension Office pride themselves in serving up healthy and cost-effective recipes that can feed the whole family for a relatively low price. This recipe is no different. The recipe above makes 2 servings and the entire recipe costs an estimated $1.60. That makes the cost per serving just $0.80!

What's Cookin'? is sponsored weekly by Kight Kitchen Interiors in Owensboro, Kentucky!

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