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I was out watering my garden and I saw the blossoms of my zucchini coming on the plants and baby yellow squash already growing! It is so exciting! If you are a gardener, you already know that the excitement can quickly change to being overwhelmed with an over abundance of squash!
That feeling of being overwhelmed is probably why it was decided to have a National Zucchini Bread Day on April 23rd. Warmer climates will be harvesting by then, and it is a good time to start gathering recipes to use for not only bread, but for a variety of other foods that begin with the letter Z for zucchini!
We have a number of zucchini recipes on our site, so I thought I would give you a head start in the gathering of zucchini recipes for when your harvest is overly abundant, or for when your gardening neighbor secretly leaves you a bag of zucchini on your doorstep out of desperation.
Zucchini Orange Bundt Cake Zucchini has such a mild flavor that the citrus goes very well with it! This cake is moist and beautiful with the flecks of green from the zucchini and the orange zest. Use a bundt cake pan, like this one.
The Best Ever Chocolate Zucchini Cake Alicia describes this cake as fluffy, moist, soft, chocolatey and delicious.
Molten Chocolate Zucchini Cake that is Gluten Free, but you can't even tell that you are not eating gluten or a vegetable for that matter! It is that good!
Okay, I did dessert first. But, here are some main courses.
Shrimp Pesto with Zoodles Anything shrimp is fine by me! Lindsey make this dish as a romantic dinner for two. If you substitute zoodles for noodles, you can use up a lot of zucchini!
A nice little spiralizer is all you need!
Chicken Cacciatore with Zoodles is also a great way to go!
Finally, for those of us who love to can, don't forget to makeZucchini Relish! My family loves it!
I am sure that with the number of squash that I am seeing coming on my plants, I'll be finding more recipes! I'll let you know when I do! Share yours with me as well pretty please!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!