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Zucchini Pizza Casserole

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Ingredients: 4 c shredded unpeeled zucchini 1 tsp salt 2 large eggs ½ c grated Parmesan cheese 2 c shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1 c shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 lb lean ground beef ½ c chopped onion 15 oz tomato sauce 1 red or Continue Reading

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Zucchini Tots

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Ingredients: Cooking spray 1 packed cup grated zucchini 1 large egg ¼ medium onion minced ¼ c grated sharp cedar cheese 1/3 c seasoned breadcrumbs ¼ tsp salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Preheat oven to 400. Spray baking sheet. Grate the zucchini into a Continue Reading

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Zucchini Ravioli

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Ingredients: 4 med zucchini 2 c ricotta cheese ½ c finely grated parmesan cheese plus more for garnish 1 egg slightly beaten ¼ c thinly sliced basil 1 clove garlic minced salt and pepper to taste 1 ½ c marinara sauce ½ c shredded mozzarella Continue Reading

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Summer Squash Bread

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Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup oil 2 cups sugar 2 cups grated squash 3 tsp vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts 2 cups flour ¼ tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 3 tsp cinnamon Instructions: Beat eggs, oil, and squash. Sift dry ingredients and Continue Reading

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Eggplant, Squash and Tomato Casserole

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Ingredients: 1 eggplant cut into ¼ inch thick slices and quartered 1 lb of squash cut into ¼ inch slices, bite size Cooking spray 1 lb tomatoes, seeded and cut into ¼ inch slices 1 ½ tbsp olive oil ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground black Continue Reading

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Raw Summer Squash Salad

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Ingredients: 4 cups thinly sliced zucchini /summer squash green and yellow 1-2 tomatoes thinly wedged salt and pepper to taste juice of one lemon (approx. 3 Tbs) 1 tbsp olive oil-may need a bit more 2 oz feta cheese, crumbles 2 tbsp dill optional: ½ c Continue Reading

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Baked Veggie Rings with Herb Dip

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I’m not a sweets person. I don’t often crave chocolate, I can go without candy, and if given the option, I’d take potato chips over a donut. I do really love ice cream, but I think that’s because Tim is so good at making it. But, even then, Continue Reading

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Savory Crêpes

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Right now my thoughts are flipping between crêpes and the onion rings I ate right before I made the crêpes. Of both, I couldn’t wait to eat more. But, let’s talk about the crêpes today (those onion rings can wait until next week). When I was a Continue Reading

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Hearty Kale and White Bean Quesadillas

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When I plan our menu I try to include a good variety of foods, so we don’t get bored. Sometimes they’re a little more complex, have multiple steps, and more ingredients. Other times they’re simple, basic, super easy. Scrambled eggs and toast makes a great dinner. So Continue Reading

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Broccoli and Goat Cheese Wraps

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I saved a wrap for Tim to eat when he got home from work. He came into the office and told me that it was really good. He loved how the broccoli was tender, with just a bit of crunch. That the nuts gave more crunch. Continue Reading

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Potato Pancakes

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It’s finally arrived. The day of my favorite meal: Thanksgiving. I don’t know if it’s my favorite because it only happens once a year though. If I could only have one meal for the rest of my life, I don’t know that it would be Continue Reading

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Roasted Broccoli and Squash with a Basil and Tahini Sauce

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As I type this, I’m practicing my songs for the Christmas concert in December. This seems wrong because the weather doesn’t match the feel of the songs. I don’t know if it will ever not be weird to me to have 90 degree weather in October, but Continue Reading

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Cream of Squash Soup

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This summer, like most summers, I planted a garden. We used the compost that I’d been working on for a year. We bought organic dirt, and I rummaged around for the seeds that I’d been saving. Some were from packages (and probably a few years old Continue Reading

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Carrot Pasta with Tarragon

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If I told you that this was another dish where versatility is key, would you be surprised? It’s the way that I cook, so as often as possible, I will offer alternatives. Just in case it’s a different season when you read this post, in Continue Reading

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Whole Wheat Pear Muffins

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I’ve never been the best baker. I like to think that it’s because of my lack of skill when it comes to all things science. I got a D in chemistry in high school. Sometimes I wonder, if they’d told me how much I would Continue Reading

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Summer Vegetable Frittata

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Ingredients: 1 ½ tbsp olive oil  ½ tsp salt, divided 1 c diced squash 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ tsp black pepper ½ c chopped sweet peppers 1/3 c chopped onion ½ c chopped seeded tomato 1 tbsp chopped oregano 9  large eggs Instructions: Heat Continue Reading

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Veggie Pot Pie

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Pot pie is one of my favorite foods. I think I say that a lot though. So many foods are favorites that I’m starting to lose track. I guess it depends on the season. Pot pie is one of those dishes that I don’t make all Continue Reading

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Tuna Boats

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There are so many things that you can do with tuna. It makes a fabulous sandwich, one of my favorites. It’s a great addition to pasta, one of my comfort foods. And, it’s good in a boat. Specifically a boat made of veggies. This is Continue Reading

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Summer Squash Pancakes with Basil Chive Cream Sauce

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Ingredients: Summer Squash Pancakes 2 squash, grated 2 carrots, grated 1-2 diced sweet peppers 1 ¼ tsp salt ¼ c flour 1 ½ tsp sugar (optional) 1 ½ tsp pepper 2 egg whites olive oil Basil Chive Cream Sauce ¾ c sour cream  ¼ c chopped basil 2 tbsp chopped fresh garlic chives Continue Reading

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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  Ingredients: 2 c flour 2 c sugar ½ c dark baking cocoa 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 large eggs ¾ c Greek or Plain yogurt ¼ c vegetable oil 2 tsp vanilla extract Continue Reading

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