7 August, 2018

Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Zucchini

Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Zucchini
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Jerry Lee Lewis’ signature song of “Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire” was playing in the background. What a song to get you pumped up and motivated. Since I was going to be cooking zucchini AGAIN, I needed some motivation! I had 13 zucchini in the fridge, neighbors and friends were avoiding me when I
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31 July, 2018

Think Outside The Box With Zucchini Nachos

Think Outside The Box With Zucchini Nachos
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  Everybody loves nachos, right? Well here’s a healthy twist to a time-tested recipe that is sure to please everyone. The only chips used in this recipe are zucchini chips. (Yes I’m still peddling zucchini in my recipes.)  If you are a nachos purest, you may have to adjust your thinking about this recipe. Consider
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27 July, 2018

Junior Chef Creates Blueberry Swirl Rollup

Junior Chef Creates Blueberry Swirl Rollup
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We interrupt our scheduled zucchini recipe series to insert one more blueberry delight. I can hear the sighs of relief from around the globe. 🙂 Hubby was out in the garden pulling the last of the blueberries from the plants along with our bonus grand Ellie and I decided we needed to make something in
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24 July, 2018

Blueberry, Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry, Blueberry Muffins
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Believe it or not, I’m somewhat burned out from cooking zucchini recipes. I am ready to bake something other than zucchini. [Insert LOL or hahaha. An emoji doesn’t come close to the gut-splitting laugh I’m experiencing from that statement.] Since our two little blueberry bushes produced about 10 pints of blueberries this year, I had
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6 July, 2018

You Say Banana, I Say Muffins, Breads, Cakes…

You Say Banana, I Say Muffins, Breads, Cakes…
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Bananas are one fruit I put my foot down when it comes to buying organic. You may not believe this, but I was told by the produce manager of our local market that there is no such thing as a truly organic banana. Well, I guess he should know. I found several articles that are
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29 June, 2018

Panelle – Sicilian Street Food – Chickpea & Veggie Fritters

Panelle – Sicilian Street Food – Chickpea & Veggie Fritters
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The food carts in Sicily that we encountered on our trips are so different than those found in the US, yet so similar. We’re not food cart aficionados usually, but when in Rome…  Actually, there are a lot of food carts in the Portland metro area that are quite sought-after. My favorite is the cart called
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26 June, 2018

Clockwork Orange… And Pistachio Energy Balls

Clockwork Orange… And Pistachio Energy Balls
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While waiting for the garden to grow summer produce, I’ve been trying to be patient. I go out to the garden every day and check the progress of the tomatoes, onions, garlic, zucchini, peppers, broccoli, scarlet runner beans, cucumber, fava beans (favas are really tasty as evidenced by this prior post FAVA), sugar snap peas,
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22 June, 2018

You’ve Got Chips – Oven-Fried

You’ve Got Chips – Oven-Fried
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Decided to make potato chips today (or crisps as they are referred to in the UK). The hardest part of this recipe was getting the slices of potato even and consistent in size. You see, I don’t have a mandolin….. yet. I know I’ve lamented about this on past posts. You wouldn’t want to know
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19 June, 2018

Anytime Is Cookie Time – Especially Pistachio Cookies

Anytime Is Cookie Time – Especially Pistachio Cookies
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Pistachio – what an odd name for a crazy little nut. According to Wikipedia, the pistachio is a member of the cashew family originating from Central Asia and the Middle East.  Pistachios are a nutritionally dense food. They have quite a few amazing health benefits. And are an excellent source of good fat, fiber, antioxidants,
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29 May, 2018

A Lovely Bunch Of Coconut Macaroons

A Lovely Bunch Of Coconut Macaroons
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Macaroons have long been a favorite of mine but I don’t make them because of the obvious – I’d eat them! I’m the only person in this household that likes macaroons, so I would have the opportunity to eat the whole batch. Sharing these coconut delights with neighbors and friends is an option, but a
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25 May, 2018

To Dip Or Not To Dip – Chocolate Espresso Sauce

To Dip Or Not To Dip – Chocolate Espresso Sauce
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  Might you think this is a caffeine jolting chocolate sauce? I would if I saw the ingredients. Since caffeine doesn’t affect me like it does so many other people, I’m probably not a great judge of the impact the caffeine in this recipe may have. Espresso combined with chocolate….. Let’s start with why this recipe
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8 May, 2018

No More Pre-Packaged Taquitos!

No More Pre-Packaged Taquitos!
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Taquitos have a history in our family, well mostly with my hubby. Back in the day, he used to eat them by the dozen. Yes, literally by the dozen! He claims he only ate 10 at a time, but why quibble over two taquitos. (I swear it was a dozen.) He would buy them frozen
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