Saturday, September 27, 2008

Something Yummy!

This time of year I always start thinking about baking, especially zucchini & pumpkin bread! Here's a quick & easy way to brighten someone's day :) ! That great sentiment is from the soon to be released ODBD set, Flourished Christian Symbols! I'm excited to share this recipe with you because it's one of my very favorites!! I think the vanilla is the key, plus it's really moist, I just love'll have to let me know what you think :) ... I'll get back to that recipe in just a jiffy, but for now, onto a coordinating card, made with the same stamp set. This started with a completely different layout, but at one point I had the pieces laid out and saw that they made a cross, so I went with it! This next one was made with ODBD's soon to be released We Three Kings set (ODBD) and Taylored Expressions cupcake challenge #35 sketch!
and the inside of the card...using a couple more pieces from the We Three Kings set!

....and now, that yummy recipe :)

Yummy Zucchini Bread
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 2/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups shredded zucchini
2/3 cup water
2 Tbsp vanilla
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp cloves

Optional add-ins:

1/3 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup golden raisins and/or craisins
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottoms only of loaf pans
(2 pans 9x5x3 in. or 3 pans 8 ½ x4 ½ x2 ½).
Mix oil, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add in eggs, zucchini, and water. Mix dry ingredients together and blend into zucchini mixture. Stir in nuts, raisins, and chocolate chips if desired.
Bake 60-70 minutes or until wooden toothpick comes out clean from center of the loaf. Cool slightly. Loosen sides of loaves from pans and remove the loaves to a cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing.

*For Pumpkin bread:
Substitute 15oz can of pumpkin for zucchini and increase bake time by about 10minutes.

Hope you enjoy that recipe and your weekend too :) ... thanks for stopping by!

Supplies for the Zucchini bread belly band~ Stamps: Flourished Christian Symbols Ink: Chocolate Chip Paper: White, Textured Red, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze & Ski Slope DP (SU holiday mini) Tools/Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Dew Drops

Supplies for the Cross Card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) ~ Stamps: Flourished Christian Symbols Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, White, Ski Slope DP (SU holiday mini) Ink: Chocolate Chip Tools/Accessories: Scallop Edge PUnch, 1/4" Chocolate Chip gg ribbon

Supplies for the We Three Kings card (size 5 1/4 x 5 1/2) ~ Stamps: We Three Kings Paper: Chocolate Chip, White, Ski Slope DP Ink: Chocolate Chip, Palette Noir, Copic Markers Tools/Accessories: Clear rhinetones, Kaiser self-adhesive olive rhinestones, 1/4" Chocolate Chip & Olive gg ribbon


silke said...

Hi Nancy - all of your lates ODBD creations are beautiful - great ideas!!! ~TFS~
Have a great weekend!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Nancy, you are amazing! These cards are beautiful! The bread loaf belly band is a genius idea!

Elena said...

Wow! The cards are gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Looks so good!

Jennifer Sc. said...

I am so excited for this stamp set to be released! your creations are just lovely and so inspiring!

Angel said...

I absolutely LOVE pumpkin bread and will definitely be trying your recipe and maybe putting a pretty band on it too. What a good idea! You're awesome!

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait to order the new sets, the sneak peeks are wonderful. Thank you for sharing the recipes, they sound great.

Ad K.

Pam Speidel said...

What YUMMY creations Nancy!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Fabulous cards!! And thanks for the recipe - I love pumpkin bread, so I will definitely be giving this a try!
hugs, Jami

Sherri said...

They are all so cute! Thanks for all the ideas & the recipe!!

Kathryn said...

WONDERFUL projects -- the bread looks so yummy!
The Christmas card is gorgeous -- love the card, the image, the colors -- everything! :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Your cards are great. love this stamp company, thanks for sharing his wonderful recipe definitely going to make it this holiday

Tonya said...

Nancy, the cards and ideas are wonderful. You have such a clean crisp style, and your projects just come together so well!

Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Becky O said...

Hey all your cards are looking amazing. And thank you. Yep she is one proud Nana.

Nancy said...

More beautiful cards!
BTW...the zucchini bread is wonderful! Made it this morning and my son dove into it after school today!

Artfelt Expressions said...

The cards, the gift and the reason for them are all absolutely beautiful.

Debbie Olson said...

Nancy, these are beautiful creations, and I'm going to go order some stamps! :-)