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Zucchini Cream Cheese Pound Cake

12 Sep

One of my favorite summertime vegetables has got to be the zucchini. Not only does it lend itself to numerous savory dishes (roasted in the oven, fritters, with pasta) but also the sweet variety. Zucchini Cream Cheese Pound Cake is just the latest one at my house. The zucchini I got from my mom in law’s garden, the recipe from The Joy the Baker Cookbook.

Very similar to traditional zucchini bread, but with a richer taste and a denser texture. Joy suggests using her Brown Sugar Cream Cheese frosting to top the cake, but I opted with a simple dusting of powdered sugar. It didn’t last long at our house. Dessert in the evening, breakfast in the morning.

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Spiced Peach-Carrot Bread

5 Sep

The wedding whirlwind is officially OVER!!!  Besides my wedding recently having come and gone, I was in three other weddings all within 10 months!!  It was a lot work and worrying, but my brother, cousin and friend are all good and married now.  I finally feel like things are starting to get back to normal at home and my energy level is coming back.  I’ve been taking care of business with my still very busy work days, as well as finishing up my “thank yous” to all the family and friends that wished us so many beautiful years and congratulations for our marriage and of course… the regular ol’ housework.  Boo.

Now to the fun stuff that I get to do at home.  I wanted to try this spiced peach-carrot bread from Southern Living.  The evenings are starting to cool down and I’m really looking forward to Autumn and opening up some windows in our house and having the cool breeze flow through.  I guess this will be my pre-welcome to all the goodies that are coming up in the Fall, like ground nutmeg!

So, with coffee in mind and in celebration of the short work week, I made this:

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