zucchini bars

Jul 10, 2012 by

cravings are in full swing for this pregnant lady.  it started with anything peach, and then pickles, then to watermelon sorbet, then vernors, cream soda and my current craving is zucchini.  i was telling my mom about my cravings and she said, just plain zucchini??   no, not just straight-up zucchini, it needs to be covered in cheese or in bar form.  i don’t think there is any other way to eat zucchini!  well, maybe bread. this recipe was a summer staple in our house growing up.  at the end of summer, we’d have all kinds of vegetables coming out of our ears and mom would make this delicious treat.  it turned out just like i remembered and i feel a little less guilty about eating them, because they are full of veggies! source:...

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coconut key lime pie

Sep 11, 2011 by

wow.  what a whirlwind we’ve been through since may.  we packed up everything and moved across the country.  (when i say across, i really do mean it!  hello, pacific northwest!) it is nice to finally be settled and back into the “groove” of things.  and by groove, i mean my ocd self is happy and content to know where everything in the house is again. i’ll be playing catch-up on my blog for the next few weeks, so i hope you enjoy the backlog of the recipes that i have created over the past few months!  fall is on the way, and i’m eager to make soups and lots of apple-based dishes.  so let’s get going on these spring and summer recipes to make way for fall! i have a go-to key lime pie...

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german chocolate cake

Feb 15, 2010 by

valentine’s day was yesterday. it was our first as a married couple! to commemorate the day, i baked my hubby a heart-shaped german chocolate cake, one of his favorite desserts. source cake 1 4 oz. package baker’s german’s sweet chocolate 1/2 c water 2 c flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 c butter, softened 2 c sugar 4 eggs, separated 1 tsp vanilla 1 c buttermilk preheat oven to 350°. cover bottoms of 3 9″-round cake pans with wax paper; grease sides of pans (i used pam with flour in it). microwave chocolate and water in large microwaveable bowl on high 1 1/2 – 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. stir until chocolate is completely melted. mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. beat...

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coconut macaroons

Jan 14, 2010 by

found this delicious recipe on the back of a bag of coconut and the result was pretty delicious. 🙂  they taste like little almond joys! 5 1/3 c coconut 2/3 c sugar 6 tbsp flour 1/4 tsp salt 4 egg whites 1 tsp almond extract mix coconut, sugar, flour, and salt in large bowl until the coconut is evenly coated.  stir in egg and almond extract until well blended.  drop by well rounded tablespoonfuls onto a non-stick baking sheet. bake at 325° for 20 min. or until edges of cookies are golden brown.  immediately remove from cookie sheets to wire racks.  cool completely. to make them extra delicious, dip them in chocolate! melt one cup of chocolate chips in a ramekin.  dip macaroons  halfway in chocolate, scrape excess chocolate off the bottom.  place on wax...

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