Category Archives: Breakfast

Zucchini Tots

I’ve always wished that I liked zucchini more…but really, the only way I truly love to eat the stuff is smothered in butter. haha. Okay, so that’s not so healthy. I found this pin today, and I was actually already planning on making zucchini with our dinner, so I gave it a try! The original recipe can be found here: http://curiouscountrycook.blogspot.com/2012/03/zucchini-tots.html

What You Need:

1 cup grated zucchini

1 egg

1 cup diced onion

1/4 cup (more or less, depending) bread crumbs

A sprinkle of cheese (original called for 1/4 cup, I just sprinkled it)

Salt and Pepper

Grate your zucchini and dice your onion. The original recipe says to dry the grated zucchini in a towel, but honestly I forgot to. Mine turned out fine, so I guess that’s one less step for you!

Next, mix together your zucchini, onion, egg, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper.

Drop spoonfuls of the mix into your greased MINI muffin/cupcake pan. Don’t use the regular sized muffin pan, they just won’t hold together as well and won’t crisp up as nicely as the mini. Sprinkle the tops with cheese.

Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.

They smelled pretty good! And they are cute 🙂 Mark really liked them, although he seemed pretty leery of them at first LOL I thought they were okay, but kind of bland. I feel like they need something more…but I just can’t figure out what! I guess I’ll rate them 4 out of 5 stars, since I would have given them 3 but Mark would give them 5. I’m sure I’ll make them again.

Have you made the Zucchini Tots? What did you think?

The Best Cornbread

I’m a born-and-raised Southern California girl…but sometimes I really think that I simply belong in the South. Southern food just makes me so happy! Cornbread is one of my all-time favorites, so when I found this Pin that claimed to be “The BEST cornbread ever!” I was all over it. Even the most novice of cooks could make this easy recipe. The original can be found here: http://thepearsonfamilee.blogspot.com/search/label/breads

Here’s what you need:

2 cups Bisquick

6 tbls cornmeal

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

1 cup milk

Start by mixing together the Bisquick, cornmeal, and sugar.

Next you will melt the butter, then add the milk and eggs to the butter. Mix it all together and then add it into the bowl with the cornmeal mix.

Stir until well combined. Make you you get it all! It’s really easy to have a pocket of dry mix still left at the bottom. Now, pour it into a greased 8×8 baking dish! At this point you are free to lick the bowl. I looove raw  cornbread mix!

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until it starts to turn golden brown on the top. Don’t over-bake!

This really was some delicious cornbread! My husband, my little brother, and myself had it with our crispy cheddar chicken for dinner. It went quick!

This is certainly a 5 out of 5 star recipe that I can’t wait to make agin! Quick, easy, and cheap. Love it!

Have you made the Best Cornbread recipe? How did you like it?