Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

Another great recipe for those people who don’t like zucchini on it’s own. My fella really liked these fritters and he’s usually not a fan of zucchini. Whenever we get some zucchini in our vegetable box, I look at it as a challenge to make something delicious with this super versatile ingredient. Look for an…

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Jalapeño Simple Syrup

Jalapeño Simple Syrup

My plan for this simple syrup is to make spicy cocktails. Most likely some spicy margaritas, knowing me! I’m thinking it will make a fantastic July 4th drink, if I can wait that long. Time will tell… Couldn’t be easier to make, combine the sugar and water, and then let the pepper sit in the syrup…

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Pesto Hot Toasts Appetizer

Pesto Hot Toasts Appetizer

I really love this appetizer recipe and they are so easy to put together. The first time I tried it, I was using up some leftover sauce and french bread. I used some leftover basil pesto sauce in place of the fresh basil on french bread slices and it was delicious (below). The sauce discolored…

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Fresh Zucchini Cookies

Fresh Zucchini Cookies

These cookies are surprisingly awesome! I think it’s the combination of sweet raisins and crunchy walnuts that really makes them spectacular. These cookies came out of the oven soft and stayed soft in our cookie tin for the next few days. Taste better than some cookie recipes without vegetables, in my opinion. Yum!  1/2 cup…

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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

This is a recipe I brought with me from the heart of Texas given to me by a co-worker I knew long ago. Double the recipe if you’re feeding a crowd. Delicioso! ½ of a medium onion, chopped 1-2 Tablespoons light olive oil ½ teaspoon chili powder dash of cayenne pepper 1 cup rice 3…

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Carrot Ketchup | aprilscookbook.com

Homemade Carrot Ketchup

So, it turns out you can add some carrot to a batch of homemade ketchup and nobody will notice. If you want to sneak some veggies into your kids’ french fry dip, this is one very easy way! The sweetness of the carrots compliment the tomato very nicely without adding any carrot flavor to the ketchup.…

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