Chocolate Zucchini Bread


The first time I had Zucchini Bread was a few years ago; a friend from work got a loaf in a care package from him mom. I’m a recovering  picky eater, so I was kind of leery at first. Until pretty recently the only vegetables I ate were broccoli, cauliflower,  carrots and lettuce (if it was slathered in Ranch). I gave it a shot and was amazed at how moist and yummy it was.  I’ve been hooked since.

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

A week later and I finally feel like I’ve recovered from the whirlwind vacation. I’m not the kind of person that has to have a plan for everything.  I’ve come to realize that going to great lengths to make a plan usually leads to me getting frustrated because inevitably nothing goes according to plan. But I really like to have a plan when I’m traveling. I don’t have to have every minute of the day scheduled just the big details, like lodging.

Easter Cookies ( A little late)

This post is a few days late; I scheduled it to publish on Friday but I guess sometimes I’m not as computer savvy  as I would like to think I am. Better late than never, right?

I’m half way into my whirlwind vacation, killing time in the Vegas airport & drinking a spicy mango margarita.YUMMY!  In the past few days we have driven over 20oo miles through 5 states.  Now we’re on our way to warm and sunny California to do some surfing, shopping & wine tasting.

Guest Post by Dawn from Addicted to Recipes

I am so excited to be writing my first guest post for a fellow food blogger!  Thank you so much Dawn for the invitation!  I had so much fun trying to decide what recipe to try out for this post.  Of course, I had to try something new, after all, that is the reason for my blog, Addicted to Recipes (http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com), to try at least one new recipe a week and write about it. That was my one and only 2012 resolution.

 

Guest Post by Pamela from Pamela’s Heavenly Treats

I want to thank Dawn for inviting me to guest post on this wonderful dessert blog.  The name of my blog is Pamela’s Heavenly Treats, and I am Pamela.   I am a wife, mother of 6, homeschool teacher and I have a small Healthy Cupcake & Cookie business. Everything that I make is made with 100% Whole Wheat Flour and my secret ingredients. You will not know that you are eating healthy when you taste these treats.
I started blogging January 2012, I started because I opened my healthy treat business and wanted to promote it, but I got more than that,  people that really like my healthy treat recipes, so that’s what I love each day the comments, and the friends I have made over the past 3 months.   I have been baking since I was 12, my grandmother was the best baker in the world, she made everything from scratch, and I watched her, and learned everything she knew, and now I am doing what she did but just in a more healthy way.  One kitchen item that I can’t live without is  my Kitchmaid Commercial Blender, I love it, it does everything from mixing, to kneading, to making ice cream and it can do so much more. My favorite dessert to make is  cupcakes and cookies, I think that might be a little obvious, because of my business. But I will dabble in some other healthy desserts when I come across a recipe that I want to tweak, and 9 times out of 10 it comes out really good.  Now let’s get to the recipe!

Since its Spring season and Easter is right around the corner, I made No Bake Peanut Butter Nests, I got this recipe from Couponing & Cooking one of my favorite recipe blogs, and I just tweaked the recipe to make it a healthy treat.  These are so easy to make, and take only about 10 minutes and you are done, and they are the cutest little cookie.

Peep Cupcakes

By far my favorite Easter candy is Peeps, with Cadbury Creme Eggs coming in at a close second. The weird part about my love for Peeps is that I like them when they are slightly stale. Every holiday that Peeps are available, my mom sends me boxes of them.Because she love me, she pokes holes in the wrappers before shipping them. By the time they make the journey  from Louisiana to Alaska they  have the perfect amount of staleness. This is no lie people; I can’t make  this stuff up.

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes & Peanut Butter Frosting

Last week was a whirlwind. I had plans for something fun almost every night of the week. Then we decided on a last minute Spring get away, a must after an Alaskan winter! I was beginning to wonder if I was going to get around to my Easter treats before we left. I had all these ideas that I had to get out of my head. Does anyone else have this problem? Once you get an idea in your head it bugs you until you do it??  Finally this weekend I found some time to do some baking.