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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A super moist, mouth-watering chocolatey treat.  And, yes, another way to use that summer zucchini, decadently! Chocolate Zucchini Cake   1/2 c butter, softened 1-3/4 c sugar 1/4 c vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 t vanilla extract 2-1/2 c flour … Continue reading

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No Cooking Required — Summer Salad Bar

Where I live, we’ve been having one of the hottest, driest summers on record.  When the weather is hot like this, I turn to ‘no cooking required’ meals.  A salad bar works well for my family.  I just set out a … Continue reading

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Zucchini, Again?

Looking for a way to use seasonal zucchini and tomatoes?   Try this quick and easy meatless main dish.  It’s colorful, flavorful and a little bit creamy.  What’s not to like?    Fettuccine with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Basil 4 oz … Continue reading

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More Vegetables Less Excuses

Maybe you could use a little nudge in finding a solution to one of these pesky excuses.   My excuse: I don’t have time to prepare vegetables. My solution: Buy the bagged, ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook vegetables.  Bagged salads and baby … Continue reading

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Summer’s End Vegetable and Pasta Salad

To eat more vegetables, they need to be available, convenient and look fantastic. We eat with our eyes.  The more colorful and attractive a food is, the more enticing it is. This one is pleasing to the eye and the … Continue reading

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Go Mediterranean with Fresh Tomatoes

When the first ripe tomatoes are on the vine, I make Greek Salad.  From my kitchen to yours, enjoy. GREEK SALAD Salad 3 tomatoes, medium, diced 1 cucumber, large, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup red or sweet onion, chopped 1/3 … Continue reading

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