Lemon-Glazed Zucchini Bread

Lemon Glazed Zucchini Bread  ~ The Peachy Pair

Happy National Zucchini Bread Day!  Are you a fan?  Well, you should be!  Especially if you find a great, healthy recipe like the one I found a few years ago in Cooking Light Complete Cookbook. 

I’ve made this a couple of times (and featured it on a previous blog I wrote).  When I lived with my mom I made it once, and she requested it again.  It’s that good!

It’s also relatively easy, for baking.  You know I’m not much of a baker, but I sure an follow directions well!  I also enjoy making this as muffins, but I went old school loaf this time around. 

Lemon-Glazed Zucchini Quick Bread

  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup finely shredded zucchini (about 1/2 of a zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup 1% low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind (about 2 lemons worth)
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup sifted powder sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and ground nutmeg in a large bowl. 

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Make a well in the middle. 

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In a separate bowl, combine zucchini, milk, oil, rind, and egg. 

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Add to center of dry mixture

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and mix until just combined.

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  Pour the batter into a 8 x 4 inch loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. 

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Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until just set.  Cool for 10 minutes in the pan on a cooling rack. 

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Remove from pan and cool completely. 

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Meanwhile, combine powder sugar and lemon juice (start with 2 tablespoons and add as needed). 

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Drizzle over loaf. 

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Lemon-Glazed Zucchini Quick Bread
Serves 14
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
198 calories
37 g
14 g
5 g
3 g
1 g
69 g
141 g
20 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
69g
Servings
14
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198
Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 141mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 37g
12%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
5%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  2. • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  8. • 1 cup finely shredded zucchini (about 1/2 of a zucchini)
  9. • 1/2 cup 1% low fat milk
  10. • 1/4 cup canola oil
  11. • 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind (about 2 lemons worth)
  12. • 1 large egg
  13. • Cooking spray
  14. • 1 cup sifted powder sugar
  15. • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and ground nutmeg in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle. In a separate bowl, combine zucchini, milk, oil, rind, and egg. Add to center of dry mixture and mix until just combined. Pour the batter into a 8 x 4 inch loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until just set. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan on a cooling rack. Remove from pan and cool completely. Meanwhile, combine powder sugar and lemon juice (start with 2 tablespoons and add as needed). Drizzle over loaf.
Adapted from Cooking Light Complete Cookbook
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calories
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fat
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protein
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carbs
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Adapted from Cooking Light Complete Cookbook
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A Peachy Pair Original: Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket ~ The Peachy Pair

Happy National Pig in a Blanket Day!  Who doesn’t love those fun little hor’d ourves that, at least I, always ate too many of.  Well, is there really such as thing as too many?

So, how about just one big, plump and delicious pig in a blanket?  A pig on steroids, if you will.   And I will!

Full size hot dog wrapped in pizza dough that was been sprinkled with cheddar cheese on the inside.  The outside coated in melted butter for a golden crust.  Can’t get much easier, or tastier, than that!

Pigs in a Blanket

  • 13.8 ounce can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 6 hot dogs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Ketchup, Mustard,  and relish (optional)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Roll out pizza dough and spread with your hands until somewhat even (mine kind of tore when I broke the package open and didn’t spread that well). 

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Using a pizza cutter, make 6 triangles as seen below. 

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Sprinkle evenly with cheddar. 

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Starting at the wide end, roll a hot dog up in each triangle. 

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Place on a baking sheet. 

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Brush on the melted butter.

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Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until crust is golden. 

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Pigs in a Blanket
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
451 calories
30 g
58 g
31 g
14 g
12 g
132 g
1223 g
6 g
0 g
17 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
132g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451
Calories from Fat 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g
47%
Saturated Fat 12g
59%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 58mg
19%
Sodium 1223mg
51%
Total Carbohydrates 30g
10%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 6g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
20%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 13.8 ounce can refrigerated pizza dough
  2. • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  3. • 6 hot dogs
  4. • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  5. • Ketchup, Mustard, and relish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out pizza dough and spread with your hands until somewhat even (mine kind of tore when I broke the package open and didn't spread that well). Using a pizza cutter, make 6 triangles as seen above. Sprinkle evenly with cheddar. Starting at the wide end, roll a hot dog up in each triangle. Place on a baking sheet. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until crust is golden.
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Lemon Linguine with Ham

Lemon Linguine with Ham ~ The Peachy Pair

This year for Easter, Glen and I volunteered to bring a Glazed Spiral Ham to our feast with my family.  We found that Publix had some on sale and Glen did a great job of preparing it.

The problem?  We tend to err on the side of more is better.  And boy, did we have a lot of leftover ham!  Glen whipped up some ham salad.  We made ham sandwiches.  That’s in addition to just leftover ham.  Ham two to three meals a day.  And I don’t even love ham.

Jennifer of injennieskitchen.com, who I have talked about a time or two here, puts out a quarterly publication called Simple Scratch Cooking.  I already had plans to make a version of her Tagliatelle Limone that I saw in the Winter 2014 issue.

So, take lemon pasta and add some leftover ham?  Sounds like a plan to me.  And boy, did it turn out well!  As an added bonus, I was able to use some of the fresh herbs we planted in pots in the backyard a few weeks ago. 

Lemon Linguine with Ham

  • 16 ounces linguine pasta
  • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup Pecorino Cheese
  • Lemon zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 10 ounces ham, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

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Cook pasta according to package instructions. 

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In a small bowl, combine yogurt, cheese, and zest. 

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Mix until well combined.  After draining pasta, return to pot. 

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Add butter. Toss to melt butter and coat pasta. 

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Add ham

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and then the yogurt mixture.  

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Toss well, then top with parsley. 

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Sprinkle with some additional cheese, if desired.

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Lemon Linguine with Ham
Serves 6
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Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
469 calories
59 g
67 g
12 g
29 g
7 g
179 g
645 g
4 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
179g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469
Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
19%
Saturated Fat 7g
34%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 67mg
22%
Sodium 645mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 59g
20%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
26%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 16 ounces linguine pasta
  2. • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  3. • 1 cup Pecorino Cheese
  4. • Lemon zest of 2 lemons
  5. • 2 tablespoons butter
  6. • 10 ounces ham, chopped
  7. • 1/4 cup parsley
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, cheese, and zest. Mix until well combined. After draining pasta, return to pot. Add butter. Toss to melt butter and coat pasta. Add ham and then the yogurt mixture. Toss well, then top with parsley. Sprinkle with some additional cheese, if desired.
Adapted from Simply Scratch Cooking, Tagliatelle Limone
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fat
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carbs
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Happy 100th Posting!

Happy 100! - The Peachy PairThis post marks our 100th post as The Peachy Pair. We want to thank you all, our visitors, for being a part of every one of them.

I thought it would be fitting to give you some stats for the last 100 posts. Maybe not total visitor stuff, but your favorites as you voted by viewership.

Top Recipies

Macaroni and Cheese with Apples and Sausage ~ The Peachy Pair1. Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage and Apples – This has been a constant viewed blog post getting a few hits daily since Jenny posted it December 22, 2014.

Healthy Shrimp and Polenta ~ The Peachy Pair2. Healthy Shrimp and Polenta – Posted September 22, 2014

DSC_0036small3. Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes – from May 25, 2014

Top Restaurants

banner_31. Southern Smoq BBQ – The clear winner in terms of viewership. Great local BBQ stop. Posted October 23, 2014.

Happy Valentine's Day - The Peachy Pair2. Valentines Restaurant Suggestions – February 2, 2015

13. Tom+Chee (National Grilled Cheese Day) – Jumped way up in the rankings in just a few short days. Posted April 12, 2015!

Thank you everybody for a wonderful 100 posts and here is to the next 100+!

Tom + Chee (National Grilled Cheese Day)

To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich day and National Grilled Cheese Month we decided to post up a review of Tom + Chee.

Tom+Chee - The Peachy PairFans of the show Shark Tank might be familiar with this restaurant. It was featured and backed by one of the Sharks. Tom + Chee recently opened up in Buford, GA and we had to try it out. Who doesn’t love grilled cheese sandwiches?

From the traditional grilled cheese to a grilled cheese doughnut there is something for everyone here. The interior of the space is fun and colorful.

27We have now visited this place twice and both times they have been fantastic. This last time we snapped some pictures so we could share them with you.

4Jenny had the Ham+Chee. It consists of ham, pickle, and American cheese on a hearty white bread. I had the same the first time we went. It reminded me of a cheeseburger with the pickles and American.

3I went with the hot+spicy and boy was it. A true spicy Italian sandwich with pepperoni, spicy cherry peppers, onions, and pepper jack on a wheat berry bread. My mouth was on fire, but in a great way!

5Just for fun, I also added on one of the grilled cheese doughnuts. They open up a normal glazed, invert it and grill it to perfection. The blend of the cheese and glaze gives this a unique flavor that you can’t miss trying.

6Celebrate National Grilled Cheese month for yourself and head on over to Tom+Chee. You won’t be disappointed.

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