Zucchini Bread: It’s what’s for breakfast!

October 1, 2010

Zucchini Bread

And lunch, and dinner… But that’s because it is just so yummy. A friend of my husband’s passed this recipe along to me, and she’s even given me a few slices from time to time. Since I had a ton of zucchini to deal with, I thought I would make a couple of batches of this recipe and freeze most of the loaves, since bread freezes nicely.

That was the plan, but it went a little awry as we’ve snacked and nibbled our way through two and a half loaves now. This morning I finally tucked one lone loaf into the freezer for a good winter snack. (more…)


Zucchini Pie

September 28, 2010

Zucchini Pie

Given the latest crop of zucchini to pop up, I’ve been trying to get creative with how to use all of it up before it goes to waste. This past weekend was a zucchini-stravaganza for sure!

One of the dishes I made was this Zucchini Pie. The recipe comes from a cookbook I received last Christmas, Heirloom Cooking with the Brass Sisters. I had actually popped open the book to find a recipe for Zucchini Cheese Bake, but when I read the story behind this, I decided it must be made (too!). (more…)


Bringing home the bacon

September 12, 2010
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Two of the larger zucchini from my garden

Actually, bringing home the zucchini is more like it. This evening I went out, knowing that some of the zucchini was ready to be picked, not realizing I had monster zucchini in the garden. These two bad boys were waiting for me, along with a few non-freakoid zucchinis of normal size. Nearly 8 pounds total. I see zucchini bread, zucchini casserole, and zucchini pizza and/or pasta in my future.



Pickled Jalapenos

September 11, 2010

Pickled Jalapenos

A while back I stumbled upon a picture of The Hungry Texan’s pickled jalapenos on YumSugar. Hers were very festive – a great mix of green and red, perfect for holiday gift giving – and I’ve been thinking about them ever since. Putting away some jalapeno peppers for football season would be awesome – nachos here I come! So that’s exactly what I did, following her recipe to a tee, scaling down a bit since I didn’t have nearly enough jalapenos.

While mine aren’t as pretty (not enough red peppers) I’m sure they’ll be tasty come nacho time. (more…)


For the Antipasto Platter: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

September 10, 2010

Oven-Dried Tomatoes

After many battles with my tomato plants, over the past weekend I finally yielded enough tomatoes to make something beyond an individual caprese salad. I decided to flip through one of my favorite cookbooks, the Food of Italy, to find inspiration on how to handle the 3 pounds of roma tomatoes I had on hand.

While many of the tomatoes will be destined for pizza sauce, I decided to take 20 of them and make oven-dried tomatoes, which was really easy. (more…)