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Got Zucchini?

Last week I bought a bunch of zucchini. It’s one of those veggies that the whole family loves. Normally I slice it thin and just cook it with a little olive oil. This time I decided to make zucchini chips and Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins. Sorry no pictures of the chips we ate them too fast! And actually I didn’t save any of those for the kids, my husband and I scarfed them quickly while the kids were out. If you make them make sure to make a lot they are yummy. For the chips slice the zucchini thinly and toss with olive oil and salt. Cook at 250° for 2-3 hours depending on your oven. If they are still a little soft you can even microwave them. They are a delicious crunchy snack and healthy to boot! The muffins are a perfect breakfast snack and they are healthier than some of the other things they grab. Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins – 24 servings 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups white sugar (I used 1 cup raw sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of white) 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups shredded zucchini (I used a cheese grater) 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 24 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Mix egg, oil, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in another bowl; stir into dry ingredients...

cake in a cup

My middle daughter has a lot of food allergies so when it comes to making desserts we usually have to make 2 kinds. The problem we’ve found is that most recipes are for multiple servings. It is hard for one person to eat a 13 x 9 dish of lemon bars, Rice Krispy treats on the other hand no problem! So we end up throwing away part of the batch. Last night I decided to make brownies for the rest of the family and a single serving cake for my daughter. I found a recipe online that I adapted to suit her needs. It was easy and mess free and you cook it in the microwave in a mug. How easy is that? I used a large Starbucks mug but it did get very hot so next time I will cook something in a microwave dish, but it does look cuter in a mug! Also the cake does stick quite a bit so messy clean up, next time I may spray the cup with Pam. To clean the mug this time I just filled it with boiling water from the kettle. Makes 1 mug 1 Tbsp dairy free butter or regular butter 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp applesauce vanilla extract, few drops 1/4 C Gluten Free Flour or regular flour 1/8 tsp baking powder pinch of salt Topping 1 tbsp dairy free butter or regular butter 2 tbsp Gluten Free flour or regular flour 1 tbsp brown sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon In a mug soften 1 tbsp of butter in microwave, about 5 seconds. You don’t want it melted,...