Books, Books and More Books

I simply can’t get enough books. It takes me several days to finish a good book but the joy of being so engaged in the story that you actually feel a part of it is like no other feeling. 

Yellow Crocus and Quaker Cafe are two recent reads that I adored. Quaker Cafe starts out a bit slow but is a really enjoyable, heartfelt story. Yellow Crocus is just a winner, through and through. 

If you love reading, try out Kindle Paperwhite, I’m really loving it and have started 11/22/63 again…can’t wait for the miniseries, James Franco will be a terrific Jake!



Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread {a tweaked recipe}

I started with this recipe that I found on Pinterest.

I doubled the recipe, used an extra large zucchini which looked a like a little more than 4 cups,

1 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 3/4 cup vegetable oil(instead of applesauce)

…increased the cocoa to 1/2 cup and used 4 cups of all purpose flour. Omit the cinnamon and keep all other ingredients the same as original recipe but doubled.

Mix wet ingredients and sugars together, mix dry, combine, pour into greased loaf pans*see tip below*bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes then 325 for 17 more minutes. Use your nose and instincts, my electric oven(ick, I prefer gas stoves)is way hot! A knife inserted should come out clean when done.



*Even though I used non stick loaf pans I slathered them with margarine(Shedd’s Country Crock original)guaranteed not to stick and it adds a touch of buttery goodness.

Makes 3 medium loaves( or two large)

This is SO good! The kids loved it, even Jenna who hates veggies, if she only knew! 🙂

Genesis 9:3 ESV

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.