Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Bread--Now It's Coming Out Of Your Ears...More Zucchini

  Back when cinnamon chips were an exclusive item, I came across this recipe for zucchini bread made with cinnamon chips.  Now, I think, you can buy these chips about anywhere.  There is nothing better than cinnamon chip zucchini bread fresh from the oven.  Mmmm.  Mmmm.  (Terry)

Combine in a large bowl:
3 C flour, 1 tp baking soda, 1/4 tp baking powder, 1 tp cinnamon, and 1 tp salt.
In a smaller bowl, whisk together:
3 eggs, 2 C sugar, and 1 tp vanilla.
Stir into wet ingredients:
1/2 C sour cream, 1 C vegetable oil, and 2 C shredded zucchini.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
Add 1 1/2 C cinnamon chips, just barely stirring. (This leaves you just enough chips from the bag to enjoy while the bread is cooking.)
Pour batter into two grease loaf pans:  8 1/2" x 4 1/2".  Bake 55-65 Minutes or until done.  Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans.
NOTE:  If you coat the chips with some of your flour before adding to the batter, it will help prevent all your chips from sinking to the bottom of the pan while your bread cooks.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chicken Stir Fry--Still Using My Year's Supply...Of Zucchini

    If you still have one of those 6-foot long zucchinis that I shared with you this summer, then this next recipe is for you.  This is one of my favorite stir-fry recipes.  I have made it many times over the years, and even Wayne, who as you know is not a fan of squash, enjoys it.  Increase amounts according to the number of people you are serving.  I usually double the amount of vegetables and still use just the 1 chicken breast.  (Terry)

Heat a large frying pan.  Add 2 TB oil and heat to a shimmer.  Add the following prepped vegetables and chicken:
1 diced chicken breast
1 very large onion, sliced
1 green pepper, cut into strips and then halved
1 stalk of celery cut into small chunks, on the slant
Cook until chicken is done and vegetables are as crisp or tender as your family prefers.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Orange Zucchini Bread--More Of The Same: Zucchini

  Still have zucchini?  Yeah, me, too.  So here is another zucchini recipe that I really, really like.  It has been adapted from Our Best Bites.  (Terry)
2 1/4 C flour
2 tp cinnamon
1/8 tp ground cloves
1/2 tp salt
1 1/2 tp baking soda
1/2 C canola oil
3/4 C granulated sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tp vanilla
zest from one large orange
1/2 C sour cream
3 C grated zucchini
optional: 2/3 C chopped pecans, toasted (optional)
Beat eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla for about 30 seconds. Add sour cream and orange zest and beat to combine. Mix in zucchini.
Mix together:  flour, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and baking soda.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.  Mix just until combined.
Spread batter into 2 greased loaf pans.  Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pan.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Blueberry Lemon Poppy Zuccini Bread--My MOST Favorite Zucchini Bread! Try It. You'll Like It.

  Remember when a few months ago I told you I have zucchini galore.  (And still do and it is now January of the following year.)  Well today I have a craving for my MOST favorite zucchini bread recipe.  I have several different breads I like, and will periodically pass the recipes on, but this is the one I like the most.  I got it this past fall at our Eastern Idaho State Fair.  I attended a workshop taught by Nancy Weber, and it is her recipe.  (Terry)

1 C canola oil
2 C sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tp lemon extract (yes, extract, not juice)
1/2 - 1 tp almond extract
1 TB grated lemon peel
2 1/2 C grated zucchini
1 TB poppy seeds
2 1/2 C flour
1 tp salt
1 tp baking soda
1 tp baking powder
1 1/4 C blueberries
In a large bowl, mix oil and sugar, by hand.  Add eggs and extracts.  Mix well.  Stir in zucchini lemon peel, and poppy seeds. 
In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.  Stir until combined.  Gently fold in blueberries.  Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.  Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in come out clean.  Let cool 10 minutes, then remove from pans.
Mix together:  2 tp lemon juice, 2 TB butter, 1 tp almond extract, 1 TB milk, and 1+ C powdered sugar to desired consistency.  Spoon over mostly cooled bread.  Let cool completely to allow glaze to set up.