Friday, July 30, 2021

Experiments & Roses

 We woke up to thunder, lightning and much needed rain this morning. Hoping it will cool things back down a bit. Who knows? We can only hope. 

The knockout roses are loaded again for the third round of blooms. Deadheading and duck water paid off. 

With lots of zucchini and squash I have been experimenting. Here are a couple successes I would recommend.

This is an excellent zucchini recipe! You make a crust almost of shredded zucchini and cheeses and bake. Then add aground beef topping and cheese. Changes I made was to use pizza sauce instead of just tomato sauce. I added mushrooms, garlic, oregano and basil. Then on top of the burger I added pepperoni before topping with Italian cheese. OMG my husband loved it. It was like a zucchini crusted pizza.  This is definitely a keeper for us. I might even freeze some shredded zucchini to make this in the winter. 

I love snack cakes. This is a simple cream cheese frosted zucchini snack cake. An 8X8 pan and 30 minutes in the oven and a small and simple dessert. The only thing I changed was to add about a cup of chopped pecans. Simple and moist and delicious. This is a keeper too and a great option when the zucchini has filled up the kitchen counters. 

If you guys try them let me know what you think!

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  1. Your roses are beautiful! Thank you for the zucchini recipes. That first one with the ground beef sounds delicious!

  2. Thanks for the recipes, I am going to try both of them this week. I shred & freeze our extra zucchini so I have plenty of bags in the freezer.

  3. Would it be okay if I share these recipes with my sis-n-law, she also has a plethora of zucchini .
    Your roses are beautiful.
    I think my husband would also really like these recipes and he doesn't like zucchini.
    So.....maybe I won't tell him they have zucchini in them, I owe him one anyway and it won't taste like green gooseberries either. :)

    1. Feel free to share as I provide a link to the origin of both recipes. Neither are mine but ones I have modified or tried and liked.


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