Thursday, July 30, 2009

Zucchini Bread

This was my mom's recipe. Wow, it is good!!
Makes 2 loaves or 24-30 muffins
Prepare pan with Baker's joy or lightly grease and flour to keep from sticking. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Beat 3 eggs in large bowl.
Add 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of oil, and 2 tsp. vanilla extract.
Add 2 cups coarsely grated zucchini (with peel still on it), 3 cups flour sifted with 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. allspice, 3/4 cup raisins and 3/4 cup coarsely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans--optional).

Bake loaves for 1 hour, muffins about 35 minutes or until they test done. (Not gooey in the middle when you put a toothpick in them

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fresh Guacamole

There must be as many different ways to make guacamole as there are people who make it, but this is the way we have been making it lately. Frequently. Often. A lot. We love it!

2 ripe medium sized Haas avocados
1 medium sized ripe tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
cilantro to taste
Kosher salt to taste
fresh lime juice

Finely chop onion and place in small mixing bowl. Add salt and cilantro and mash/grind together. Add avocados, tomatoes and squeeze of fresh lime juice and mix well. If the avocado is a little chunky, that is OK. Serve in fresh warm corn tortillas, or with blue corn chips, or on tacos, or in burritos, or... Yeah, anything is better with guacamole!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Chocolate Sauce

This is actually a recipe for frosting, but it is SO good on ice cream. If you make it for a cake, you will need to whip it until it is fluffy, and put it on a cold cake or it will all run off.

Chocolate Sauce

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
3 T cocoa
1/3 cup milk

Stir and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute.
add 1 tsp. vanilla.

For ice cream, serve warm. For a cake, cool until thick. Do not spread while hot.