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TOMATO BISCUITS

Tomato Biscuits - TSLC

This recipe for Tomato Biscuits is a great way to use up all those extra tomatoes in the garden.  We loved the biscuits as a change from just regular biscuits and they were great for breakfast with eggs or with a meal. If it’s called a biscuit, I like it!

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon white granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil, Optional (or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil)

2 tablespoons butter or bacon drippings, melted

3/4 cup buttermilk or could use regular milk

1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or cheese or your choice

Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, baking soda,  ginger and basil.  Add bacon drippings or butter and buttermilk. Mix with spoon.   Fold in tomatoes and shredded cheese. Turn out onto a floured surface. (Add more flour if needed because this is a wet dough)  Pat out onto dough board with your hands and cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter. Place on a sprayed baking sheet. I don’t try to roll these out.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Can brush tops with melted butter before removing from oven.  Makes about 16 biscuits.  Enjoy!

Note:  Since this is a wet dough, do not use overly ripe tomatoes.  I drained my tomatoes after chopping and before adding to dough mixture. I have not tried these with canned tomatoes but if I did, I would use diced canned tomatoes, drain and cut back on the milk in the recipe.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Mashed Potato Biscuits.

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SWEET POTATO, CREAM CHEESE AND MARSHMALLOW CRESCENT ROLLS

Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls - TSLC

This recipe for Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls is one you will make over and over again.  Serve it to family and guests for a wonderful breakfast dish with coffee or serve it as dessert with ice cream or whipped cream.  Children will love it as a snack with milk.   I love sweet potatoes and I could eat this whole thing by myself.  If you like sweet potatoes as much as I do, I think you will love this recipe.

2 medium sized sweet potatoes,  cooked and  peeled or about 2 cups

4 tablespoons butter or 1/4 cup

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons milk

1 egg

2 (12 ounce) cans regular crescent rolls

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

4 ounces cream cheese

TOPPING

3/4 cup powdered sugar

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Boil (or bake)  sweet potatoes until tender, remove from water, drain and peel.  Place cooked potatoes in a large mixing bowl and add butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, milk and egg.  Mash with potato masher and then stir to make sure all ingredients are mixed well.  Place one can of the crescent rolls in a 9 x 13 baking dish. (I do not grease or spray the dish)  Pinch edges together to make a bottom crust.  Spread the sweet potatoes over the rolls. (See photos below) Sprinkle on the 2 cups of miniature marshmallows, the chopped nuts and cut the cream cheese up in pieces about the size of a dime on top of all the ingredients.  Place the second can of crescent rolls over the ingredients.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until crescent rolls are brown on top.  Remove from oven and let cool.  Whisk together the topping ingredients and drizzle over rolls. (I use a small cream pitcher). This will keep for several days in the refrigerator and you can reheat individual servings in the microwave.   Makes about 12 servings.  Enjoy!

Note:  You could probably make this with canned sweet potatoes, too.  I have not tried it using the canned sweet potatoes.

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Crescent Cherry Cheesecake Bars.

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ZUCCHINI BREAD

 

Zucchini Bread - TSLC

This quick bread made with zucchini is so good it will not last long. The recipe makes two loaves and it freezes well.  It will keep in the refrigerator for a week, too. This bread always gets great reviews. I just made it today because I have tons of zucchini and it is already half gone.  I am tweaking and updating some photos on the site and reposting this bread since it is that time of the year for zucchini!  You can leave out the nuts or you can add chocolate chips to this recipe, too.  I always make one with chocolate chips and one loaf without.  Just stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips to the batter in one of your loaf pans. Either way is delicious!

2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups zucchini, unpeeled,  shredded and drained.  (Pack as much shredded zucchini into the cup as you can. If your shredded zucchini is very wet you can drain in a colander, too)
1 cup walnuts or pecans (Optional)
 
In a large bowl mix sugar, eggs, and oil with mixer.  Add remaining ingredients except nuts and continue mixing. Fold in nuts. Pour into two greased or sprayed 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.  Cook in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes. ENJOY!
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ZUCCHINI PASTA CASSEROLE

Zucchini and Pasta Casserole TSLC

This Zucchini Pasta Casserole is another great way to use up all that zucchini in the garden.  We love squash and I am always looking for new ways to “fix” it.  This makes a lot but you could cut the recipe in half.  It keeps well in the refrigerator for several days and can be reheated in the microwave or oven.

4 cups chopped zucchini squash

2 cups shell pasta, (could use regular macaroni or rotini pasta)

1/2 cup chopped purple onion (could use green onions or regular onion)

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or could use oregano

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon fresh chopped basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (Optional)

1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped chives, Optional

2 cups milk

2 cups fresh chopped tomatoes (could use canned tomatoes)

1 cup chopped ham, cooked (could use another meat like chicken or bacon)

1/3 cup bread crumbs (I used plain could use Italian as well)

1 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided 2/3 cup + 1/3 cup

Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente and drain.  Set aside.  Melt butter in a large skillet.  Add squash and onion and saute’ until squash starts to get tender.  Add flour, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, basil, chives and milk.  Cook till starts to thicken.  Stir in 2/3 cup of the parmesan cheese and the pasta.  Add the tomatoes and ham. Mix to combine all ingredients.  Remove from stove and pour into a 2 to 3 quart baking dish.  Sprinkle bread crumbs and the other 1/3 cup parmesan cheese on top. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven, uncovered,  30 to 35 minutes.  Makes about 8 servings. Enjoy!

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries.

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