January 27, 2016

Sweet, sweet potatoes.

The recipe made 36 bars.



I made Sweet Potato Bars last week. I shared them with my neighbour and a friend of mine. I love to bake but there is always too.much.food in this house. I found the recipe on Pinterest at A Dash of Sanity. The recipe called for a frosting but the bars are plenty sweet (for me) just the way they are. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/468233692489307735/
Rave reviews from the recipients of this moist, tasty bar! AND, sweet potatoes are good for us! 

January 15, 2016

Baking with Zucchini!

Every time I bake with zucchini I remember my sister's distaste for the idea of putting zucchini into a cake. She couldn't understand why I'd ruin a good chocolate cake with vegetables! When she tasted the finished zuke cake, she was astonished at how moist the cake was and "I can't even taste the zucchini!" Well, of course sister dear! These times of sister-sharing are far and few between now due to living provinces apart. However, when I bake with zucchini, I remember how this little sister pleased her big sister in a huge way with a cake!

So since being laid off from my position due to the economic downturn, I have a little more time to bake. One can only job hunt in this crappy market so much in day!  And also thank you provincial-federal governments and corporate Canada for down playing our ongoing bleak economic situation. But I digress...I'll put on a political parade another time ;) Right now I am typing while listening to our 2016 city budget deliberations. Can my life get any more exciting?

Believe it or not, I still had two medium size zucchini sitting in my kitchen. Sure, it's January and sure they weren't absolute fresh garden produce but they did come from my own garden and I love knowing where my food comes from. Yes, the zucchini were starting to turn slightly but still great - in my eyes! My taste buds didn't mind either.


This past week I used up the last of my zucchini.

I made Chocolate Zucchini Cake, 
 recipe found in Reader's Digest Chocolate Sensations book.


Not too sweet at all. Would go great with a dollop of whipped topping!
I moved on to try a Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe 
I had in my Recipes To Try file.


Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
Not too sweet but tasty crunch with nuts and chocolate chips

 

I ended up baking two tried and true recipes given to me by a friend, 
Chocolate Zucchini Cake and Zucchini Muffins.
Chocolate Zucchini Cake and Zucchini Muffins
My two favourite zucchini recipes!
Cake is sweet with chocolate chips/pieces on top & muffins have a brown sugar/walnut topping.
I love zucchini baking!!!

I would love to receive your favourite zucchini recipes 
so I could try them out!

Funny thing, my sister also had an issue with using sour milk in my Sour Milk Oatmeal Cookies. Until she tried them :)




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