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Zucchini Galore - FFR XV 
Aug. 4, 2010 5:21 pm 
Updated: Aug. 11, 2010 9:45 pm
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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Aug. 4, 2010 5:33 pm
Another awesome blog, Pam! I have been making tons of zucchini dishes this summer too, but my garden is still spitting them out like crazy! Thanks for sharing with us. :)
Aug. 4, 2010 6:47 pm
Yum, yum, yum!!! I love zucchini, but don't grow my own. I might plant a couple next year just for the heck of it...to see all the requests for it on the RE, it must be easy to grow. I might give several of these recipes a try this year, though. I know my family would love the sweets. ~~**~~ I'm also really excited about that smoothie!! 29 grams of carbs is well within my budget for breakfast. ~~**~~ And, if all that wasn't enough, you make me want to make jam and I've never canned a thing in my life. Those will make such lovely Christmas gifts!
Aug. 4, 2010 7:34 pm
After an initial growing burst, my zucchini and squash seems to have decided not to grow very well this year. That's a first! The zucchini sticks looked awesome, saved that one to try.
Aug. 4, 2010 7:50 pm
You make great "faces".;o)
Aug. 4, 2010 7:57 pm
The zucchini strips look soooo good!
Aug. 4, 2010 8:10 pm
I always pick up 'at least' one great recipe from your blog, Pam!
Aug. 4, 2010 8:13 pm
Everything looks terrific. I'm going to try the Italian zucchini bake and the chocolate zucchini bread. Sounds great- thanks for sharing this, Pam!
Aug. 4, 2010 8:30 pm
YUM!!! I really wish my zucchini and squash plants grew this year - so far only the strawberries, tomatoes and basil are growing - wonderful blog Pam
Aug. 4, 2010 8:35 pm
Really nice blog - thanks so much. Yes zucchini are rampant here! Loving this!
Aug. 4, 2010 10:07 pm
Once again Pam.....nice job. Do you grow your own plums too? And there is no way I'm going to believe you are growing mangos in Pa. :D
Aug. 5, 2010 2:43 am
Looking good! I want to try the lemon zucchini salad!
Aug. 5, 2010 4:11 am
Everything looks amazing! Great photos!
Aug. 5, 2010 5:12 am
Pam - just average, I think. That is average for you and your blogs - we have come to expect excellence from you nowadays! As usual, super job.
Aug. 5, 2010 6:22 am
I forgot to look at this blog when it was posted. Now over coffee and before breakfast I'm checking it out! When will I learn? YUM!!!!!!!! Have zucs and rosemary think I'll try that first recipe now!
Aug. 5, 2010 6:33 am
Avon - no on the plums. Had to buy those. I do have apples and peaches on the property. I just discovered the apple trees this summer and am hoping to use them soon. The peaches are nowhere near ready and I'm not sure they will even be decent. I've lived here almost 5 years and am still discovering all the little extras that came with our property. This year I found mega blackberries and elderberries, too.
Aug. 5, 2010 6:33 am
Thanks everyone! Phil, you almost had me. Almost! lol
Aug. 5, 2010 6:35 am
Great blog Pam, as usual! You are the 'Zucchini Queen'! :)
Aug. 5, 2010 6:54 am
thanks...great blog (as per usual)...i need some good zuke recipes...mine haven't 'arrived' yet...but i planted too many so look forward to trying these recipes when they 'appear'...hehe...thanks again for blogging...
Aug. 5, 2010 6:58 am
p.s. can't wait to try your 'zuquiche'...we eat alot of quiche and am always looking for new recipes...thanks again...
Aug. 5, 2010 9:19 am
Years ago my neighbour loaded her son's wagon with zucchini and went door to door to give them away. I have been a fan ever since. Thanks for the blog.
Aug. 5, 2010 4:37 pm
Wow, great blog. I saved four recipes from it. Thanks!
Aug. 6, 2010 5:47 am
Good Morning, Genius! Love, love the blog and the zucchini recipes; heck, ALL the recipes, actually! Super photos. Just in the nick of time, too!!
Aug. 6, 2010 7:17 am
I absolutely love when you do these! They always give me such good ideas! Keep up the good work!
Aug. 6, 2010 4:16 pm
Thanks for another mouth-watering blog, Pam!! I'm SO excited about these cookies! Several months ago, my co-worker brought in some zucchini cookies that her neighbor had made. We LOVED them and I promised to try to find a recipe to make more. Of course, I promptly forgot...until now! I'm going to make them this weekend :-)
Aug. 7, 2010 12:44 am
Everything looks awesome, can't wait to try some of these mouth watering recipes. thank you
Aug. 8, 2010 6:58 pm
Those clam fritters looked DELICIOUS! Wow.
Aug. 8, 2010 10:23 pm
Have you ever sliced zucchini lengthwise, brushed with olive oil, sprinkle with salt/pepper and basil (or your fav herb) and grill? Delicious!
Aug. 9, 2010 9:09 am
What a great collection, and the photos are wonderful! I can't wait to get cooking and try some of these delicious-sounding recipes. I think I'll start with the Zuquiche tonight.
Aug. 9, 2010 1:00 pm
Everything looks delicious, and I don't even like Zucchini. I may even have to try it again...
Aug. 9, 2010 2:29 pm
I have so many zucchini in my garden that I didn't know what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration!
Aug. 9, 2010 3:51 pm
Susan - I love grilled zucchini! I like to sprinkle it with some freshly grated Parm and close the lid JUST long enough to melt it before serving. YUM!
Aug. 10, 2010 1:58 pm
Beautiful photos ... and here I thought I was getting tired of zucchini ... I'm newly inspired! Thanks!
Aug. 11, 2010 12:20 am
Can't wait to try the jam, the quiche and the sticks! I'll need more zucchini :) Today I made zucchini brownies, blew hubbys mind that they were made with veggies, Love it!
Aug. 11, 2010 12:39 am
Amazing photos plus wonderful recipes, i am going to try the quiche in the coming days. Usually I use zucchini for doing wonderful soups they taste heaven, or else I fry zucchini, and then cover them with a very good basil and mint tomato sauce. Simply DELICIOUS lol
Aug. 11, 2010 4:05 am
Thanks so much for an outstanding assortment of unique recipes with insightful comments-- eager to try most of them!
Aug. 11, 2010 9:30 am
This is my first year using All Recipes to use up my zucchini, and I've found some new uses for it. What tastey recipes on this site--I'm still trying to convince my mom that there's more to do with zucchini than just frying it or making plain old zucchini bread. Great pictures-- the chocolate zucchini bread looks wonderful!
Aug. 11, 2010 9:35 pm
This compilation was awesome!
Aug. 11, 2010 9:45 pm
While I do love me cukes they sure curl me flukes But now please! Zucchinis give me the spooks... ...Zucchini spooks
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