My garden provided most of the inspiration for this edition of Formerly Faceless Recipes. I am trying to use the zucchini before it gets out of control.
Rosemary Zucchini Sticks
REVIEW: These are so good! I baked mine a little longer to make the coating brown a bit more and crisp up a bit. Love the fact that they're baked, not fried. DH usually turns his nose up at zucchini
that isn't fried (or hidded in baked goods), but he loved these and asked for more. I may add a little garlic and onion powder to the coating next time. I served these with ranch dressing for dipping. Yum!
Zucchini and Razor Clam Fritters
REVIEW: Living as far inland as I do, razor clams aren't something I've ever seen. I used canned clams, drained, instead. I felt these needed a little extra seasoning. I may try these again with
my homemade seasoned bread crumbs and some extra garlic. My batter was extremely thin, so I did add extra bread crumbs and flour (and salt and pepper) to make them more of a drop consistency. Thanks for a tasty recipe!
Italian Zucchini Bake
REVIEW: I really thought I had all the ingredients for this, but I was out of mushrooms, so I had to skip that step. Olives are never on our menu, so I skipped those. I used a combination of diced
peppers fresh from the garden, hot and sweet, and added pepperoni as suggested in the description. DH loved this! What a great way to use up some garden zucchini! Tip: I did step one before starting the rest of my dinner. It was simple to top the zucchini
"crust" and bake it at meal time. I did bake it a little longer for this reason. Delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!
Lemon Zucchini and Cucumber Salad
REVIEW: This was definitely an interesting dish. I had all the ingredients, so I gave it a try. If I make it again, I will not steam the zucchini quite as long. I steamed it for just 3 minutes,
but would have preferred it a bit crisper. The directions don't say whether to slice it thickly or thinly, so that can definitely affect your outcome. I sliced all the veggies to the same thickness. The balsamic and lemon work very well together.
Soft Zucchini Spice Cookies
REVIEW: These were delicious! I enjoyed the addition of the orange zest. It makes these stand out. These cookies ARE cakey. Any type of zucchini cookie will be. If you don't LIKE cakey cookies,
move on. These were very moist. Don't remove water from your zucchini when making these, and be careful not to overbake. Both can lead to dryness. Thanks for sharing!
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
REVIEW: This is a dense, moist, chocolately slice of Heaven! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly. DH loved it, so it's a five-star recipe for sure!
Zucchini Bread with Dried Cranberries
REVIEW: Dense, moist, fruity, and delicious! I love this recipe, but DH is not fond of fruit and nuts in baked goods (strange man) so I weighed the batter and removed half before making those
additions. I made 12 muffins with the removed batter. They baked in about 19 minutes. It's good without, but I prefer the cranberries and nuts. I toasted my walnuts before chopping them for more flavor. Thanks for a keeper!
Creamy Mango Smoothie
REVIEW: This is simple and delicious. I used one whole mango, chopped, which was about 1 1/2 cups. I did use 1/2 cup of yogurt (one small container) and 1/2 cup of skim milk. This is one of the
creamiest smoothies I've had. Thanks for the recipe!
Rachel's Sugar Plum Spice Jam
REVIEW: I’m so glad I tried this recipe! True to the description, the simmering jam had my kitchen smelling like Christmas. It tastes wonderful and has set up nicely after about 12 hours. Do take
the time to read the instructions for “cooked jam” that come with the powdered pectin. It’s important to measure out the sugar ahead of time as it needs to be added all at once. Also, if you live above 1,000 feet above sea level, you will need to increase
the processing time by 5 minutes (I processed mine for 15 minutes because of this). Processing time increases again at 3,000 ft. Check the guidelines to be sure your jars are processed correctly. I couldn’t find 12 oz jelly jars, so I went with the 8 oz ones.
I expected to get 15 jars, but only got 12. Still, this is a five-star recipe. I can’t wait to include this jam in Christmas gift baskets! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
Since the main ingredient here is zucchini, I'll include this:
Zuquiche - Crustless Spinach Quiche
My Personal Recipe
(I may be JUST a little biased...)
Check this out if you'd like to try something different with your zucchini.
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