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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Season's Screamings!

'Tis the season for goblins, ghosts and screams...
Free printable.
Postcards can be printed when I size the printable to the size of a card or postcard for all the tricksters  on my snail mail list.  Kids love getting snail mail : )
Just click and print!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Mmm...Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is the perfect snack.   This "recipe" is quick and easy.  Don't judge my lack of fresh from the garden, stove top roasted peppers...the jar is a perfect solution when I need roasted peppers now : )
Into the bullet blender with a can of drained chic peas, roasted red peppers, one clove of fresh garlic and blend until smooth.  Dash of pepper and salt before serving.
Simply Delicious.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Carpe Noctem

It is almost time to Carpe Noctem.  I think this will be our house  t-shirt costume for Halloween this year.  I made it as a sign for my Halloween decor, but now I see t-shirts for the trick or treat night of fun.
Seize the Night-Carpe Noctem
The Moonlight Factory motto, Carpe Noctem, fits well with Halloween, don't you think?

Santa Claus finds it suited to his night of work also : )

Monday, September 1, 2014

Amazing Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread?  If this combo is wrong, I don't want to be right...a summer slice of heaven with a cold glass of milk.  This Amazing Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is a huge hit with everyone!  It is a very moist bread and it does not dry out waiting to be devoured.  

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
In a large mixing bowl cream together: 
3 large eggs
1 cup canola oil
2-1/4 cup sugar
Add to the mixture:
3 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups zucchini (squeeze out water)
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1small box of instant chocolate pudding
3 cups flour
Stir into mixture:
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Pour batter in to 2 loaf pans that have been spray greased.  Bake 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Mmmm....



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ohhh No... sneaky Fall is showing her colors...

Hello Fall.  We weren't expecting you...
Oh my, sneaky Fall is showing her colors in my back yard already....

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fried Green Beans

Fried Green Beans.  Fresh from the garden, it almost sounds wrong to fry a fresh green bean, doesn't it?  The garden is in full production mode and I have green beans for miles.  Besides many sides of fresh green beans with dinner, freeze batches for winter months, it is time for some good ol' southern Fried Green Beans.
Start with clean, ends cut off and blanch green beans in boiling water for 4-5 minutes.  Stop cooking process with cold water bath and drain  Step up three breading plates..
 First plate is 1 cup flour, 2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.  Mix all ingredients together.
Second bowl is 2 eggs with 1 cup heavy cream whipped together with a fork.
Last plate is seasoned bread crumbs.
Dredge green beans through flour mixture on plate one.
Dip floured green bean into egg wash in bowl two.
Dredge green beans through seasoned bread crumbs on plate three.
Fry in canola oil heated to 320 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels and serve.
If Fried Green Beans is wrong, I don't want to be right...