Chocolate Zucchini Bread

What better way to wrap up the last full month of summer than with a recipe that uses up that certain produce everyone who owns a garden is trying to foist onto everyone else right now.  Zucchini!  Love it or hate it, it is quite abundant this time of year.  And even if you don’t like this green veggie, hiding it in a chocolate quick bread is obviously the best thing to do with it.  It will certainly make you reconsider your non-zucchini eating stance.  And, as usual, we’ve got you covered with a gluten-free variation and a whole wheat/natural sugar variation.

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French Bread

I love French bread for its versatility.  Bread and cheese, sandwiches, garlic bread, French bread pizza, so many uses.  And so many of them great for summer, when picnics and gatherings are in full swing.  I had a lot of fun testing this recipe out, as bread has always been my first love when it comes to baking.  As with most breads, there are a lot of variations and “correct” ways to make French bread.  Here is my interpretation.  Hope you enjoy, with cheese and wine of course!

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Irish Soda Bread Pudding

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Since this post falls on a holiday, I decided to figure something out that could be made with leftovers of traditional foods people might be cooking today.  Last year our bonus post for March was a basic Irish Soda Bread.  I delved a bit into the history of the bread and my version stuck to the more historic recipes, just flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk.  One of my favorite things to do with leftover bread is make bread pudding.  Perfect for a simple dessert or even breakfast (along with some corned beef hash!)

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