September 14, 2018

September 11, 2018

Silky creamy zucchini soup

A silky smooth creamy zucchini soup is a perfect last hurrah to your summer zucchinis as we transition into fall. Fall is hands-down my favorite season, but I still have a hard time with the end of summer, especially now having children. Even though they are only two years old, the passage of time is more apparent to me now than ever. Soups are a favorite of mine, and even more as the weather beings to cool (as I write this we are in the midst of a late summer heat wave though). We've been gifted many zucchini this year (Which you may have guessed from all my zucchini recipes lately) and I thought it would be a great vegetable to make a cream soup from. The texture of the zucchini blends up so nice and smooth that very little cream is used here. In fact, I used chicken broth for the majority of the liquid. I kept the flavorings to a minimum, but herbs like parsley or basil would be a nice compliment to this soup. This recipe will serve about 4 people as a main dish with a side of bread or crackers and cheese. It's also a nice starter or side dish with something like a BLT sandwich.

September 7, 2018

September 5, 2018

Lemon zucchini bread

This lemony bread is studded with zucchini making it a delicious summertime quick bread. I feel like I've been sharing tons of zucchini recipes this summer. I always think that there's no way I can come up with another new way to use something, but that never seems to be the case! This bread is a change-up from regular zucchini bread - it's packed with lemon zest, a little lemon juice, and then drizzled with a lemon glaze. As usual, my toddlers helped with this bread and they did a great job of helping me dump the measured ingredients into the bowl and of eating the shredded zucchini as fast as I could grate it. They love being helpers lately and we try to embrace that and involve them as much as possible while doing work around the house and yard. I truly love that they enjoy helping in the kitchen and also that they enjoy eating what we make (for the most part). This recipe will make one loaf of bread.

August 31, 2018

September Recipe Round-Up {Back to School + Giveaway}


Welcome to the September Recipe Round-Up! I, for you, can't believe it's September again already. This month's round-up brings you back-to-school recipes with fun desserts and easy dinners for the family. Our bloggers are sharing their favorite recipes with you, including breakfast, side dishes and snacks, main dishes and ((of course)) dessert.  Plus, we have another amazing GIVEAWAY that you don't want to miss! Continue reading to see all the recipes and enter the giveaway.