Monday, August 31, 2009

Have your cake and veggies too!!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread/Cake

I'm not a huge fan of pineapple so this is a great twist for me on the zucchini bread thing. Its so yummy you will die of yummy-ness!!

Here's what you need:
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1 Tb vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini

Here's what you do:
In a large bowl combine oil, sugar and eggs. In a separate bowl sift dry ingredients. Add together, add milk and mix well.
Melt baking chocolate in the microwave for 20-30 second intervals until just melted.
Blend chocolate and vanilla into batter.
Stir in zucchini.
Bake at 350* in greased 9x13 baking dish for 25 minutes
Bake at 350* in two greased bread pans for 45 minutes.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Apricot Chicken

This recipe tastes like you took a lot of time preparing it, but actually, it is super easy! I love making this dish for company because it appears fancy when it is really simple!

5 chicken breasts or 1 large whole chicken
½ cup Russian salad dressing
¾ cup apricot-pineapple jam
½ pkg. Dry onion mix

Use 9 x 13 pan. Clean and remove skin from chicken. Salt lightly. Mix together jam, salad dressing and soup mix to make sauce. Pour over chicken. Bake at 360 for one hour.

Or, mix everything together and put in a crock pot on high for four hours or low for six!