Roasted Zucchini with Thyme

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I sit here. Staring at the dashboard. Contemplating whether to actually write about this at all. It's way past zucchini season for most of us. But there are probably just a handful of you that live at the southern tip of Florida or Texas, who might still be able to get fresh zucchini for a decent price at the farmer's market. Or better yet, have some still growing in your … [Read more...]

Zucchini-Sausage Cornbread – Guest Post

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This meal will satisfy the heartiest of appetites and the pickiest eaters! Zucchini-Sausage Cornbread Makes 4 generous servings ½ lb. breakfast sausage, browned and drained ($1.50) 1 box cornbread mix ($ .35) 1/3 cup milk ($ .11) 1 egg ($ .10) 1 large zucchini, shredded, about 1 ½ cups ($ .59) ½ cup cheddar, shredded ($ .33) Side of Black Eyed Peas Preheat … [Read more...]

Alea’s Herbed Chicken on Vegetable Confetti

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Gardening helps offset my grocery bill, especially since I grow items that can be expensive at the grocery store such as peppers and tomatoes. The one downside to gardening is that supply sometimes exceeds demand, particularly when I grow things like yellow squash and zucchini. My children are now examining all baked goods with a suspicious eye, so I have to step up my game … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Mini-Meatballs

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I've had this hankering for olives lately. While I haven't set out to eat an entire jar of green olives, I have no doubt that I could do it...as long as I had a huge glass of water and something sweet nearby. As I was perusing the cupboards when making my meal plan over the weekend, my eye fell on the olive jar ($.49 from Walgreens). And as I started to tear into it and eat … [Read more...]