Friday, September 24, 2010

My first attempt at Zucchini Bread!

It as on my list of things to make for the kids, but I've never actually had it before so I was super shocked when I looked at the's sweet!? Cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar??? I seriously had no idea. I liked the recipe I found (again, not sure where I got it from...I know, I have to be better about sources!) but it called for 3 freaking cups of sugar! What the hell!? Are they trying to kill us!? Well, I cut it down to 2 cups, and by the taste of it I could have done 1 cup! I also used Whole Wheat Flour for 2 of the 3 1/4 it calls for, and didn't have a lemon on had so I figured it was just for some acidity and used OJ. Oh yea, and I didn't add nuts because of the kids. And even with all those tweaks it was a pleasant surprise! It was a big hit...with everyone!

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup water
2 cups grated zucchini
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, nutmeg, baking soda, cinnamon and sugar. In a separate bowl, combine oil, eggs, water, zucchini and lemon juice. Mix wet ingredients into dry, add nuts and fold in. Bake in 2 standard loaf pans, sprayed with nonstick spray, for 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Alternately, bake in 5 mini loaf pans for about 45 minutes.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hamantash, Hamentasch, Homentash, Homentasch, Humentash...

However you spell it, however you say it, it's all the same yummy goodness! I'm representing the Jewish Princess inside me!

I went to the farmer's market today and found some Italian Prunes and had to have them. In an instant I knew what I wanted to make...Humentashen!

This is the recipe I used for the filing.

Here is the recipe I used for the cookie.

I tweaked them a little. For the filing I added some blueberries (just because I picked them up today as well), and added corn starch to make it really thick. Then for the cookie dough I used half Crisco and half bacon grease! lol I guess they're not Kosher!

They're delishious and I totally had a nice flashback to my childhood...Lower East Side Manhattan with my mother and grandmother enjoying amazing Jewish snacks! YUMMY!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cindy's Corn Casserole...

Recipe Here : Cindy's Corn Casserole

Believe me, I've had it before and it's delish! So I decided to make mini versions for the kids, minus the heat! I don't think I followed the directions to the T, and they came out a little too moist. Tasted great, but I wanted them to come together more, so I just added some corn meal to the left over batter and the second time was the charm!

BTW...everyone loved them! Asking for the recipe! I'll pass it on! Thanks MEI!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I've been cooking so much food in the last few weeks for the kids, and I haven't taken a single photo! I'm so upset with myself! I MUST REMEMBER TO SHARRRRE!

Monday, September 13, 2010


I can't believe I'm 31...