40+ Zucchini and Corn Recipes | girlversusdough.com

So it’s nearing the end of the season (wwhhyyyyy???) and I feel like I failed summer. As in, I just really didn’t get to enjoy it like it’s made to be enjoyed, you know? I never once put on my swimsuit, I didn’t have a single bonafide beach day, I didn’t get to go for a long bike ride in the 90-degree heat and sweat through every pore of my body (attractive.) or enjoy an outdoor concert (that one’s changing this weekend, though, if that rain stays away. STAY AWAY, RAIN).

This is all thanks to the little munchkin who was born right at the start of summer, so I’m not mad. I’d much rather chomp on chubby cheeks and sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” for hours and hours (OK like maybe 45 minutes, but still) than roast in the sun on a beach towel. Truly. Also we already have family vacation plans to a warm, sunny, beachy location next year so maybe that’s what’s keeping me going, I do not know.

That being said, I have very much enjoyed summer in the form of food. I recently polished off an entire pineapple with my by myself this week (some of it in my guacamole!), I have had no less than five drippy ice creams on cones and I’ve probably devoured enough zucchini and corn to last a lifetime, and yet I am not sick of it one bit. Because whenever I think I might be, I remember that The Season That Shall Not Be Named and its dearth of fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables is inching ever closer and so in protest, I will continue to eat all the zucchini and corn.

In case you, too, are on the zucchini and corn bandwagon like me and/or are drowning in the bumper crop of either, I’ve gathered a roundup of tasty recipes for you from the Interwebs! Feast your eyes on more than 40 recipes that include zucchini and/or corn, startinggg…… now.

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cookie butter banana bread

I’m taking some time off the next few weeks to spend with my family and our new bundle of joy. In the meantime, I’ve set up a few posts ahead of time to share. This cookie butter banana bread has been a looooong time coming — but was worth the wait. A warning: be prepared to go full-on Cookie Monster on this bread once you get a waft of it.

What is this? Two banana-based recipes in a row?? Surely a food blogger wouldn’t allow this redundancy! Except that one involves pie and the other (hint: this one) involves cookie butter so I think we can all agree: Mmmk, yeah, two banana recipes in a row is A-OK.

cookie butter banana bread

This recipe has been a thought bubble (I originally typed “buttle” — what? SLEEP DEPRIVATION YOU SLAY ME) in my head for a really, really, ridiculously long period of time. And I don’t really know why I kept putting it off; though it probably has something to do with the fact that I’m allergic to naners and I knew this bread would be amazeballs and it would be torture of tortures to bake it and smell it and watch my husband eat slice after slice AND then declare it may be the best bread I’ve ever made. Spoiler alert: All of the above happened. Harrumph (I mean, hooray!). At least I could console myself by eating spoonfuls of cookie butter.

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peaches & cream streusel bread

This is the last recipe I prepped for the blog this week before baby. I feel like I should light a candle and break out into ballad. “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” anyone? It’s my favorite.

*Crickets*

No? That’s probably wise.

Anywho, I have quite the stash of posts set up for all y’all while I take maternity leave for a few weeks. I also have some really super/cool/awesome guest posts lined up from my blog friends, so you best get started whetting your whistle for those. I just didn’t want to leave you hanging with English muffins for weeks on end, ya know? (Though on second thought, maybe that’s not so bad.)

Can I be honest about something? I’m ready for a break. As much as I love (LOVE LOVE) what I do, I’m ready to take a step back for a bit from the kitchen to enjoy other parts of my life — like being a mom for the first time. I’m ready to take some time to refocus my energies here so that, when I’m ready to be back in the kitchen, I can make the yummiest of yums for you guys. Because you are here and I am so grateful and you deserve only the yummiest of yums.

peaches & cream streusel bread

But for now, break time. Time to be a mama. Oy, that’s a little terrifying to write.

This peaches and cream streusel bread was the perfect recipe to end my preparatory baking/cooking binge (a.k.a. nesting, a.k.a. my house has never been so clean nor my pantry/fridge/freezer so well organized! It’s amazing! It’ll last for maybe a week!). It comes straight from my new eCookbook, “Quick Bread Love” (if you don’t have a copy yet, get thee one!), and it truly is my favorite recipe from the book. Can I say that? Is that like choosing a favorite child? I don’t know these rules yet.

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OH MY GARSH, YOU GUYS. It’s here. It’s really here. Somebody pinch me and hand me a cookie (I need both to know this is real life).

I am so giddy to announce that my eCookbook, “Quick Bread Love,” is now available for purchase!

This eBook has been in the works for many, many moons (OK like four months, but still) and has required many hours of hard work in the kitchen, behind the camera, on the computer, on the floor in a heap of butter and pouty faces (ya know, when things didn’t go as planned) — but I loved every minute of it. Truly. And I am so excited to share all of that hard work with you today.

So what will you find in “Quick Bread Love”? 31 tasty, easy quick bread recipes (including sweet and savory loaves, muffins, scones, biscuits and coffee cakes!), for sure. But here’s a more in-depth smattering for you of the goods:

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blueberry buttermilk drop biscuits

Yes yes yes we will talk about these magical biscuits, but first things first: The eCookbook! It’s coming along just dandy, thanks for asking, and I’m thisclose to getting it done and out to all of you. So if you want to be the first to know about it (a.k.a. the first to get your mitts on some serious quick bread/muffin/biscuit carb love), or if you want to learn more about the eBook affiliate program I’ll be setting up, too, do me a favor and click on the button in the bar at the way top of the page, or in the sidebar.

blueberry buttermilk drop biscuits

LIKE THIS.

blueberry buttermilk drop biscuits

Or, THIS.

From there, you can enter into the e-mail list that will get exclusive updates by yours truly. Oh, and you may or may not get a bonus gift if you sign up, too! (Hint: You do).

And now, about these blueberry buttermilk biscuits. Let’s just put it this way: I’m up to my eyeballs in quick breads and muffins and biscuits and scones and coffee cakes from this eBook (and my freezer is so full, I have to sloooowwllly open the door to avoid rock-hard frozen loaves catapulting at my face) and I STILL wanted to make these. I do not regret this decision, as the day I baked them I also baked two other types of biscuits and I ate no less than one of each of them and was in full-on biscuit bliss all day long. Also my house smelled like one giant, buttery biscuit. It was glorious.

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morning glory scones

Well, you guys, not going to lie — it has been a WEEK.

It started with a gigantimous to-do list on Monday after a few rough nights of sleep, followed by server issues on my blog (yay for tech problems I don’t understand! and for sarcasm!) and a few other hiccups in my days. But then it ended with these Morning Glory scones, so I’d say all is well and forgiven, Horrible Week. Now let’s eat scones and forget about each other.

In case you don’t know what “Morning Glory” implies, it usually has to do with the magical medley of the following ingredients: carrots, apples, raisins, shredded coconut, chopped nuts and spices. Sometimes I see pineapple thrown in there, too, and I’m totally down with that.

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