Posts Tagged ‘puree’

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

July 18, 2010

These taste like brownies but hold together in slices like a bread. A great way to sneak veggies into something that tastes like a dessert 😉


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup raisins

In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Combine the eggs, oil, butter and extracts; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in zucchini, pecans and raisins. Pour into two greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from the pans to wire racks.

*If 2 Loaves are too much to consume for you at one time, freeze the second to eat later.*


Little Frugalista


Super Easy Stromboli

April 8, 2010

From my Meal Plan this week

I usually cook everything from scratch but on the occasion I need a break and this is a great way to prevent us from going out to eat  because it is soooo easy.

All you need is: A store bought pizza crust and pizza toppings of your choice

 I found the pizza crust on Manager’s Special for $1 which I couldn’t pass up.

Spread the pizza crust out like you are going to make a pizza and place toppings in the center of the crust

My filling included:Pepperoni,Turkey Pepperoni,Ham Cold Cuts Torn Up (got them in a GREAT deal at Kroger but nobody wanted to eat it on sandwiches),Frozen Green Pepper,Chopped Onions,Mozzarella Cheese,Minced Garlic and Pureed Broccoli/Cauliflower leftover from Easter Dinner to add nutrients (Pictured Below).

-Leave out the Pizza Sauce because you will serve it on the side to dip the Stromboli Slices in.

My kids think pureed Cauliflower,Broccoli and Spinach are Italian Seasoning ;)……

Pull the crust together and pinch to close at the top

Cook at 350 until golden brown on top


Little Frugalista