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#800

Just wanted to thank you all for sticking with me through 800 blogs!

800 BALLOONS BAM!

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 


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 Challeng: Day 27

Beautiful tropical beach with the word summer written on the san

Whew! It was a hot one  out there today. How hot was it? Well I worked for a bit today at the performing art studio. Part of the studio was air conditioned, but I had to retrieve the guitar from a part of the studio where there no classes (and no air) today. When I walked into that room my glasses steamed up. Blah.

Thus inspired I give you today’s Writing prompt: STEAMED

Steamy Sunday

Steamy Sunday (Photo credit: robokow)


Summer Writer’s Challenge: Day 26

Beautiful tropical beach with the word summer written on the san

I know today is July 1 and I had planned to only do the Writing / Creative challenge for the month of June, but since I’m running behind, I’ll finish out the 31 days I had planned OK?

Today’s prompt is … LOVE.

LOVE Philly

LOVE Philly (Photo credit: Gene Tobia)


Summer Writer’s Challenge: Day 25

Beautiful tropical beach with the word summer written on the san

 

Happy Sunday people. If you are still hanging in there on the creative challenge today’s prompt is BRAVE.

brave

brave (Photo credit: greg westfall.)


Summer Writer’s Challenge: Day 24

Beautiful tropical beach with the word summer written on the san

 

It is Friday. That means the weekend is upon us. So I am inspired to come up with today’s prompt beased on the roughly 60 hours of leisure between now and the start of the work week.  Today’s prompt is… RELAX.


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