I love to cook, sew, take pictures, have dance parties in my living room, eat, sing loudly to songs I don't know, decorate, throw parties, make messes, host playgroup, bike, kiss my husband, eat, play the piano, visit new places and scrub my bathroom floors with a toothbrush while my kids whine and complain.... anything but laundry. This here blog is dedicated to everything a mom can do, except (heaven forbid) that basket of clothes that needs folding.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Zuchinni Bread

What's better than having your own garden? Easy: having your own garden that you did little work to and still enjoy the benefits. Sure, I was having a baby while my husband was busy building the beds, prepping the soil and planting the seeds- but boy am I lucky to enjoy the fruits of his labor. I like his fruits. I have especially loved having oodles of zuchinni around to make this divine bread.... a perfect Sunday snack:

Zuchinni Bread
(found on allrecipes.com)

 3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chocolate chips or walnuts

  1. Grease and flour/sugar two 8 x 4 inch pans (or a bundt pan- thanks to my sister-in-law for this fabulous idea). Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl (I felt lazy I didn't sift and it work out just peachy). 
  3. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted (ahem, non-sifted) ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and chips until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.


  1. This is sooo great!!!!! I've been thinking about starting something like this too:) I love reading about all your creative projects!I really hope I get to see your sweet face ASAP!!! And kiss that chubby baby and squeeze those darling kids!! Miss you tons..... and.... I am looking at my forgotten laundry pile right this very minute!!!:)

  2. What a fun collection, keep up the good work! Love it.

  3. Hilllllll.... you. are. so FUN!! I am so glad you are doing this! Now I call direct friends here when they need an idea of who my favorite Hill is.

    Also, Im so glad that you put a bra on your laundry line! ha! Its so you.

    Glad I will see more of your creative writing and ideas. I love it all.

    See you in 12 days!!!

  4. Everything you touch is absolutely amazing! I can't wait to "keep" up on this new blog too! I just wish I had the time to do 1/2 the cute stuff you do!