Easter Basket Teaser – Recipes To Come!

Sweet and quick breads are the order of the day for Easter Sunday.  These can be made in advance as far back as Good Friday or as late as Easter morning.  If prepping them early, remember to store them in an airtight container, or wrap well in plastic wrap.

The Banana Bread, Sour Cream Coffee Cake, and Zucchini Bread are all easy to throw together and impressively tasty for those Easter guests.  Whether it’s just the regular household, or extended family, these are sure to please.

Not everyone thinks of quick breads as appetizers, or thinks of appetizers on Easter morning at all, but these are perfect for that time between searching for eggs and that big meal.

Check back tomorrow for the first round of bread recipes!


Zucchini Bread

So, anyone who’s browsed my blog knows that my beloved grandma took a few shortcuts in the kitchen.  Let me tell you something, here, in this recipe, she did not.  I did.  It’s the dead of winter in February 2021 and not only is fresh zucchini hard to come by, it’s impossible to find.  Between the winter months and the pandemic, it’s just another food that’s fallen into the food shortage.  

But heck if I had a craving for this memory inducing treat.  I strongly considered the yellow summer squash that has the same distinct feel of zucchini but not that great green and unique flavor.  Now, if you’re in the mood for the fresh stuff, and can only find the yellow squash, go for it.  It has the same texture and nutritive values, just don’t include the seeds. 

Gosh, what’s a person to do when they really want that zucchini flavor?  Head to the freezer section at the local grocery store where the new fad of spiralizing all the veggies comes in handy.  I picked up some spiralized zucchini in a 12 ounce bag, not store brand, since I tried that too and it was a brick of water and yuck. 

So head on over to my recipe to check out the delicious, simple and now, year round indulgence. 


Guacamole

This recipe comes to us by way of MyHeather.  My best friend since high school.  My dearest friend who tells me like it is.  Including how to make some damn good, yet wildly unconventional guacamole.

Wait, her name is “MyHeather”?  Yes, and it’s pronounced “YourHeather.”  Only I get to call her “MyHeather.”  🙂  There was a time in my life when there were FIVE Heathers running around, and I needed to distinguish between them all, and since it made the most sense, she became “MyHeather.”

She lives a good 2,700 miles away from me and during one of our annual visits, I was at her house and we decided to make guacamole… her way.

I was unsure of this unique recipe, especially since she doesn’t like sour cream, so the recipe calls for… mayonnaise.  Yup, I said it.  Mayo.  Not jalapeños either.  Pepperoncinis.  Another unique aspect.

Turns out I LOVE this recipe.  Like a little too much.  It’s SO good, and I’m not just saying that. 

Give it a shot.