Thursday, August 6, 2009

August Recipes


Here are a few recipes for my dear blog friends. 

Here is a perfect way to use up one of those big zucchini's that hid from you yesterday and today weighs about 4 pounds and seems useless!

Zucchini "APPLE" Pie

Two prepared 9 inch pie crusts.

4 cups sliced zucchini that has been peeled, seeded and sliced to resemble apple slices

2 T. lemon juice

 dash of salt

1 1/4 c. sugar

1 1/2 t. ground cinnamon

1 1/2 t. cream of tarter

dash nutmeg

3 T. flour

3 T. butter (optional)

In large bowl combine all ingredients except pie crusts and butter.  Toss gently to incorporate all ingredients.  Place one layer of prepared crust into a 9 inch pie pan.  Add filling ingredients.  Dot with butter if desired.  Top with second prepared pie crust.  Flute edges, brush top with milk or egg wash if desired.  Poke a few holes to vent.  Cover edges of crust with foil.Bake pie in 400 degree oven 30 minutes remove foil bake 30 minutes more.---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Zucchini Cobbler (Courtesy of: A Firefighters Wife...thank you for posting this!)

Zucchini Cobbler
Boil 8 cups of zucchini that has been peeled, seeded and diced (bite size). Drain and then let it cool. Add a 10 oz can of crushed pineapple (juice and all)

Mix together 1 cup of sugar ( I use raw), 3 Tablespoons of flour, dash of salt, 2 tsps of cinnamon, 3/4 tsp cream of tartar. Stir this into the zucchini mixture. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Pour a yellow cake mix on top and then drizzle half of a cup of melted butter onto it.

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

((I wish I had some zucchini so I could try this recipe!))


These recipes come from a blog I have linked on my main page...go visit her sight, she posts some great recipes!  The Real Mom's Kitchen

Italian Chicken Roll Ups

4 oz. softened cream cheese

1/2 c. chopped green pepper (or chopped onion)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4 inch thick

4 slices American cheese

1 cup prepared spaghetti sauce

Mix cream cheese with green  peppers.  Spread 1/4 of cream cheese mixture onto each pounded breast.  Add one slice American cheese roll up.  Place seam side down in prepared casserole dish.  Pour spaghetti sauce on top of rolled breasts.  Cover with aluminum foil.  Bake 400 degrees 20 minutes.


Easy Cheesey Sloppy Joe's

1 pound ground beef

1 C. chopped green pepper

1/4 C. chopped onion

1 C. prepared barbecue sauce

4 hamburger buns, (toasted?)

4 slices of American cheese

Cook ground beef on medium high heat with onions and green peppers.  Cook until no longer pink.  Drain.  Add barbecue sauce.  Stir until combined.  Put sloppy joe meat on 4 individual bun halves top with one slice American cheese.  Serve.


This is from a recipe book I borrowed from the library.  I believe from a Sandra Lee cookbook.

Ravioli Stroganoff

1 (25 oz. pkg) refrigerated cheese ravioli

2 T. oil

1 pound lean ground turkey burger

1/2 t. italian seasoning

1 (10 3/4 oz) cream of mushroom soup

1 C. milk

3/4 C. sour cream.

Prepare ravioli according to package directions.  Drain, set aside and keep warm.  Brown meat in oil in medium saucepan on medium high heat until cooked.  Season meat with italian seasonings.  Stir in soup.  Bring to simmer.  Remove from heat.  Stir in sour cream.  Gently toss in pasta to the sauce mix.  Serves 4.



  1. Love your garden! Last year Jack got a pickup load of bark mulch and dumped it on one of the flower beds that didn't have anything in it. When we were done distributing there was a sciff left in the flower bed. Several weeks later there was a plant that looked like it might be a zucchini growing!  Farther down the road it turned out to be a pumpkin plant and we had 5 gorgeous pumpkins for the fall and I didn't even have to do anything!!  Was a very nice surprise!   Lindy Burkhart-Astoria, OR

  2. Ok, I just have to that you in the pic wearing black leather pants?????  Do tell my friend!!!

  3. That is a big zucchini! I want to try the pie now! I'm glad you posted that recipe on your blog, too. It is yummy!

  4. @Debra - That is NOT my picture.  My zucchini has no I went to my beloved internet and got a FREE picture of someone else's beautiful zucchini and hot leather pants.  I never wore leather pants even when they were in style!

  5. I wish I wasn't trying to limit my sugar intake or I'd try that zucchini pie. I bet it's yummy! Thanks for stopping by to post. 

  6. @georgene - You could try imitation sugar or honey even or less sugar than what the recipe calls for.  I make apple pies and use no sugar they are great!