Friday, August 23, 2013

Ahoy its a Boy!

Please go to my other blog for a detailed update on my Santa Barbara baby shower. Man, is this little boy spoiled already!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Christina's Cookin' Up Crafts!

Today I launched my craft blog!  It will include recipes, crochet tutorials, couponing tips, and more.

Check it out here!

Special thanks to my gorgeous and highly accomplished older sister who has been my biggest support in this endeavor and designed my blog.  She is a rose among thorns. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Daily Dish: Zucchini is in the Air

It seems like this time of summer, zucchini and summer squash are just multiplying and blossoming everywhere you look! I thought it might be helpful for me to share a few of my favorite zucchini recipes for you to try.

My very favorite cookbooks are the Our Best Bites cookbooks. They have two awesome cookbooks and literally everything I have tried, I have liked. They have a unique spin on zucchini bread which is DELISH:

Chocolate Zucchini Bread:


Go here for the recipe. It makes two loaves and it gets gobbled up fast! So be advised. The prior link takes you to their blog where you can find lots of their delicious recipes.

Dad's Zucchini and Squash Saute:
This is simple but a perfect side dish for any meal. My dad would make this for us all the time as kids when we had a big garden and it was one of my favorites.

Yellow summer squash
Onions (if desired)
Olive Oil
Seasoned Salt

Heat up a pan with a drizzle of oil in it while you thinly slice first 4 ingredients. Throw in the pan and season to taste. Allow to saute until veggies are tender. The volume will decrease significantly as it cooks so plan accordingly.

Zucchini Quiche:

My sister, SIL and niece are all gluten intolerant and so my mom wanted to find some good recipes that they could eat. This recipe is gluten free and is delicious. My mom has made it several times for adoring fans. What I love about this one, is that its not "weird" gluten-free, it pretty much just happens to not have gluten in it, you don't have to try too hard with this one. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer!