It's like a commercial jingle and nursery rhyme all mixed into one!
Patty cake, Patty cake, baker's man, bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it, and pat it, and break me off a piece of that KitKat BAR.
Insight into the mind of a mad woman. Sorry...THAT up there is just the way this little mind works. It used to think brilliant thoughts, but now I am watching NickJR again, and between that and reading nursery rhymes, well...you get the idea.
It could be worse...I could've sang what I get stuck in my head every day now.
Oh why not...There's a party in my tummy...so yummy...so yummy.
I made Zucchini-Carrot Bars this week and they were YUM! Very moist, and a great sweet way to get your veggies in! Any excuse, I will make any excuse to work in sweets. Oh yes....they have to be healthy right? There are veggies in there. That's my logic and I'm sticking my tongue out at you with it!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup grated carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup canola oil (any vegetable oil will work)
1/4 c honey
3/4 packed light brown sugar
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13x9 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Stir until all the spices are well distributed and set to the side. In a small bowl put the cup of walnuts and spoon in a heaping tablespoon of the flour spice mixture. Stir the flour over the walnuts and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl mix the grated carrots and zucchini together. Add in the brown sugar, oil and honey. Lightly beat to eggs and stir them in. Add the teaspoon of vanilla and stir in the raisins. Next add the flour spice mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the nuts.
Spread the batter into the prepared 13X9X2 pan and bake for 25-28 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 package softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons room temperature butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese and butter together. Add the vanilla and sugar and beat until smooth.
Spread the icing on the cooled cake and cut into bars.
And last but not least....
Serve and Enjoy!
Now, go visit all the sweet treats, and SHARE your favorites with us.
Speak up SMACKERS...let me know what you want to see on Share a Spoon. Will you be next week's feature?
Get out your favorite cookie recipes and dust them off too! We will do a cookie recipe swap this month in honor of Friends You Love.I mean really, what's more friendly than a big plate of cookies?
The Smack Talker
I'm a fast talkin', smack talkin', food lovin', recipe writin', ADHD sufferin', joke tellin', wit swappin', SNARKTASTIC mommy of five. I married Prince Charming who just so happens to be a Star Wars geek, and we are living happily ever after. I tend to over share, lose my cool and make rash generalizations. I'm teaching my kids to love everyone and appreciate all things. Did I mention I love FOOD?