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Italian Zucchini Pie

Italian Zucchini Pie

Looking for a great way to use up zucchini? This is a fabulous recipe for Italian Zucchini Pie. It’s a twist on both zucchini and pie. It’s great fresh and freezes well too! This recipe was originally given to me by a good friend with an enormous organic garden and orchard in Southwestern Missouri.

Italian Zucchini Pie

Yield: 8 pieces

Italian Zucchini Pie

Italian Zucchini Pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced (or shredded) zucchini
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter (or oil)
  • 2 Tbs parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (I usually use "real" crushed garlic)
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 9" pie shell

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a 10" skillet, cook the zucchini, onions, and garlic (if using fresh) in butter and/or oil until tender (about 10 minutes).
  3. Stir in the parsley and seasonings. In a large bowl, blend the eggs and cheese together and stir into the veggie mix.
  4. Prepare the crust and spread mustard on the crust.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
  6. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  7. Enjoy!

I have frozen these in years with bumper zucchini crops and intend to freeze a couple this week. I freeze them before baking and then just pop them in the oven while they are still frozen and bake for 34-40 minutes.

Yum! Enjoy. This recipe is shared at Life As Mom, Real Food Forager, Simple Lives Thursday and  Food Renegade. For more yummy ideas, check out their blogs!

German Pancakes ~ Quick & Easy Homemade Breakfast

Need a quick breakfast idea? This recipe for German Pancakes is one of my kids’ favorite recipes.

German Pancakes ~ Quick & Easy Homemade Breakfast

Honestly, I’m not sure why this recipe is called “German” pancakes. I lived in Germany for 9 years and I can tell you, I never had anything like this there. Still, this recipe is a family favorite. It’s quick and easy and delish!

It’s similar to a Dutch Baby – might even be identical, in all honesty. I haven’t been to the Netherlands in several years, so I don’t know if they eat this there or not! What I do know is that this recipe has been my kids’ favorite breakfast for a long time.

My friend Stacee gave me this recipe many years ago. I was drawn to it because it’s quick, easy, and frugal. You really only need eggs, milk, and flour to make these German Pancakes, though vanilla and salt make a nice addition too. If you’d like to try this quick poofy pancake, here’s the recipe!

German Pancakes

German Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour {I use freshly ground hard white wheat}
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-4 TBS butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Dot a 9x11 or a large, deep dish round baker with the 3-4 TBS butter.
  3. Crack and whisk eggs slightly.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and pour over the butter in the prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until the pancake is golden and puffy.
  6. Top with real maple syrup, homemade buttermilk syrup, and powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy!

Want some more quick breakfast ideas? You might like these posts too:

Leftover Eggnogg Waffles

Almond Milk Pancakes

Egg casserole that’s not mushy

Apple & Pear Scones made with Whole Grains

1.      apple & pear scones

Apple & Pear Scones with Whole Grains

Apple & Pear Scones with Whole Grains

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • ? cup whole wheat flour
  • ? tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ? tsp. salt
  • ? cup sugar
  • ? cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 1/2 cup diced pear
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients and cut in butter until the mix resembles small peas.
  3. Add the diced fruit and then add milk.
  4. Stir until combined.
  5. Turn dough out onto a cooking stone.
  6. Form a 9" circle.
  7. Top with extra sugar if desired.
  8. Cut circle into 8 pie shaped pieces.
  9. Separate the pieces so they don't touch.
  10. Bake for 22-28 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!

Apple & Pear Scones made with Whole Grains

 
Simplify breakfast time by making scone packets for your freezer. I get out 5 different bowls, mix all of the dry ingredients together (one recipe per bowl), and then dump each bowl into a freezer bag. Then next time I want scones, instead of having to get all of the dry ingredients out again, I just pull a bag out of the freezer! I got this idea from Jessica over at Life As Mom and it works great for me.

Have you ever tried whole grain baking, like apple & pear scones?