Muffin “Monday”: Zucchini Cherry

Zuke Cherry plated

Yeah, so I’m LATE again in posting my Muffin Monday post. And, yeah, this isn’t technically a muffin. But if once you (make and) taste this awesome Zucchini Cherry loaf you will totally forgive me.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 4 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice (you can use Cinnamon if you don’t have Pumpkin Pie Spice)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Oil
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 cups Zucchini, grated
  • 1 cup Cherries, chopped and pitted.

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep 6 mini loaf pans (this recipe also make 24 med. muffins.)

2. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients.

3. In a small bowl crack the Eggs and slightly beat them. Add the Oil and Vanilla.

4. Combine the wet with the dry and stir until well mixed. The batter will be on the thick side.

5. Add the Zucchini and Cherries. (This will moisten up the batter considerably.)

Zuke Cherry Batter

6. Divide evenly into the mini loaf pans.

7. Bake for about 1 hour (for mini loaves) or 40 minutes (muffins).

8. Use the toothpick test to judge if the loaves / muffins are done. (I prefer a drier Zucchini bread.)

Zuke Cherry baked

9. Let cool and enjoy.

 

Not only do these baked goods taste awesome, but they travel well and are perfect for shipping out to loved ones needing a little TLC from home. The fact that they use up 3 cups of grated Zuke is a total bonus. They are perfect for the squash you’ve left on the vine a bit too long. You know the one’s I’m talking about… the one’s that are roughly the size of small dog?

I’m waiting to get my reviews in from those darlings who received a package from me this week. But I’m confident these Loaves / Muffins will receive two, crumb covered, thumbs up.

 

 

 


All You Need Is Love

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Summer Writer’s Blog: REVEAL — Becky’s thoughts on LOVE

Originally posted on A Side of Rice:

One of my former co-workers has two blogs she updates regularly. I’m such a slacker, with only two blogs that I update when something crazy happens in my life, or if I bake a treat.

June 1st, she issued a 30-day writing challenge. Being the non-procrastinating type that I am, I jumped right on the challenge. On July 1.  But at that point, Rita was only on challenge number 26 herself — seems we both have a little procrastinator in us.

The theme for July 1 is LOVE. So here’s what the theme inspired me to write about…

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

I only thought about the past week using the words ‘baseball’, ‘vacation’, and ‘work’. But I was decidedly wrong about that. My week was about love.

First it was the love of baseball. My oldest son Alex’s baseball team has been fundraising and preparing for the ultimate…

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Summer Writer’s Challenge: Day 31

Beautiful tropical beach with the word summer written on the san

Well you’ve done it. You’ve made it to the end. This is the last day for the Summer Writer’s / Creative Challenge. I’ll still be taking submission for another month (indeed I know some of you have not shared your work because you didn’t want to reveal until you finished your story, but now you can take your time and wrap things up.)

 

Today’s prompt is: FINALE.

 

Firework Finale

Firework Finale (Photo credit: Chris_J)

 


Summer Writer’s Challenge: Day 30

Beautiful tropical beach with the word summer written on the san

It is the penultimate day of the Summer Writer’s Challenge, so if you were thinking to yourself…”Dear God when is this going to be over already!” Fear not, just one more day to go! So hang in there and be creative.

For today’s prompt I take my clue from time spent with my nieces over the weekend…. Today’s prompt is SWEET.

Nothing sweeter than game time with my nieces. I surprised them with a homemade "Frozen" inspired version of the board game Clue.

Nothing sweeter than game time with my nieces. I surprised them with a homemade “Frozen” inspired version of the board game Clue.


Summer Writing Challenge: Day 29

Beautiful tropical beach with the word summer written on the san

 

In honor of the Fourth of July weekend today’s prompt it Sparkle.

Sparkles

Sparkles (Photo credit: Theron Trowbridge)


Summer Writing Challenge: Day 28

Beautiful tropical beach with the word summer written on the san

 

Wow can you believe we are on Day 28 of the challenge and I haven’t written Summer Reading Challenge in the headline once? OK I’ve written it several times, but I’ve been awake enough to correct it before I’ve pushed the PUBLISH button.

 

If you’ve made it 28 days, even if you haven’t written every day, I salute you. Today’s prompt is ENDURANCE.

 

 

Glimpse of the Ship ['Endurance'] through Humm...

Glimpse of the Ship ['Endurance'] through Hummocks, 1915 / photographed by Frank Hurley (Photo credit: State Library of New South Wales collection)

 

 

 

 

 


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