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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!
Zucchini Bread  TSLC
You can find other Zucchini Recipes here. 
 

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SPICY TUNA PASTA SALAD

Tuna Pasta Salad TSLC

My family loves salads and pasta salad is always a favorite in my home.  This Spicy Tuna Pasta Salad recipe is good by itself or with a meal.  Great to take to pot lucks, too. I like it for lunch and it keeps for several days in the fridge.

3 cups rotini pasta, cooked al dente according to package directions (could use macaroni or shell pasta, too)

2 boiled eggs, chopped

1 small green pepper, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup chopped onion or 3 or 4 green onions

1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped

1 large firm tomato, chopped

2 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained

1 1/2 cups sour cream

1 (1 ounce) package Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch Dressing Mix (If you don’t like spicy try the original ranch)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

Pinch of cayenne, Optional

1/2 cup mayonnaise (could use Miracle Whip, too)

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or cheese of your choice,  Optional

In a large mixing bowl combine pasta, eggs, green pepper, onion, cucumber, tomato and tuna.   Mix together the sour cream,  dry spicy ranch dressing,  black pepper, salt, cayenne and  mayonnaise. Combine with salad ingredients. Fold in cheese.  Refrigerate several hours or overnight.  Makes 10 to 12 servings. Enjoy!

Note:  You can make this salad using ham, chicken or any meat you like, too.

Tuna Pasta Salad - TSLC

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

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CHEESY ZUCCHINI CORNBREAD MUFFINS

Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Muffins - TSLC

This Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Muffin recipe is a great way to use up some of that extra zucchini.  You could also add bacon to this recipe.  We love cornbread muffins just about any way you “fix” them and this one is a favorite, too.

2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix*

1/3 cup self-rising flour

2 eggs

1 teaspoon sugar

1 1/2 cups buttermilk (could use regular milk)

2 tablespoons cooking oil or bacon drippings

1 cup shredded zucchini

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or cheese of your choice

cooking spray for muffin tin

Combine the cornmeal mix, self-rising flour, eggs, sugar and buttermilk and oil.   Mix well with a spoon. Fold in zucchini and cheese and mix.  Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.  Fill each cup to about 1/4 inch from the top.  Bake in preheated 425 degree oven 25 to 30 minutes until muffins are golden brown on top.  Makes 12 muffins.  Enjoy!

Note:  If you use bacon drippings and fry bacon for the drippings you can also fold in the crumbled bacon. These muffins are great with the bacon, too.

*If you can’t find self-rising cornmeal mix you can use regular cornmeal with the following additions:   1 cup plain cornmeal + 1 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt = 1 cup self-rising cornmeal. 

Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Muffins TSLC

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Mexican Cornbread.

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HAM AND BEAN PASTA SALAD

Ham and Bean Pasta Salad - TSLC

This Ham and Bean Pasta Salad recipe is one of my very favorites and will quickly become one of yours, too.  This salad is great for picnics, family gatherings and just anytime you want a great salad.  It keeps well in the refrigerator and I love having it for lunch.  It is a meal by itself!

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni, cooked and drained according to package directions (could use shells or rotini, too)

1 cup ham, cooked and chopped

1 (15.5 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup carrots, scraped and chopped

1 cup frozen peas (could use fresh or canned)

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

1/2 green pepper, chopped

1/2 cup mayonnaise (could use Miracle Whip)

3 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped (could use 1 teaspoon dried)

3 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped (could use 1 teaspoon dried)

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook macaroni according to package directions, drain.  In a large bowl combine macaroni, ham, kidney beans,  carrots, peas, onion and green pepper.  Mix together the mayonnaise, basil, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, black pepper and salt in a smaller bowl with a spoon.  Combine the dressing with the pasta.  Fold in the shredded cheese.  Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.  Makes 8 to 9 cups of salad.  Enjoy!

Ham and Bean Pasta Salad TSLC

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Ham Salad.

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