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Like Anything, What You Put into It Determines Success!!

I have heard and read so many nasty comments on recipes these days. Comments are of course expected and helpful to a point. Nasty comments are not. I have to once again say thank you to my followers. I have never received a nasty comment on any of my posts, in fact I get kind messages often on them. Cooking like anything else is dependent on so many things. You get what you put into it. For instance, fresh purchased farm stand vegetables and herbs and spices will of course produce a better more flavorful dish. A recipe can change drastically from what is available to go into it. We all have dried herbs and spices for example that are way past their prime. That is one thing that can change the results as can the time of year, availability and where your ingredients have come from and how soon. Those who tweak a recipe then complain should also expect a different result, plain and simple, some ingredients just do not go together. Be kind, not judgmental....

Today I am sharing a recipe I whipped up on a whim, and I might add it came out better than expected. I am a huge fan of zucchinis and zucchini boats but need a variety of stuffing ideas to be happy. This one did the trick.

Here is what I did: amounts of choice

Wiped and cut in half lengthwise 2 medium (no larger for best results) zucchini

Hollowed them out leaving a small border (see photo)

Mashed well the zucchini meat and added:

Spices of choice, amounts of choice, turmeric, bl pepper, dried oregano, dried basil Heaping TBSP of a freeze-dried onion combo

3 TBSP of panko breadcrumbs

2 palm full of my shredded cheddar cheese combo

2 thin slices of good quality deli ham, diced

Mixed well

Stuffed my boats, filling should be a little on the dry side

Lightly drizzled with avocado oil (any oil works here)

Baked in a 425-degree oven for 25-30 minutes (test after 25, if not where you want them to be add another 5 minutes) I like mine crisp tender so did the 25 minutes

Removed from oven and let sit for 5 minutes (if desired top here with a little more shredded cheese, I did not)

You can find plenty of zucchini boat recipes out there but why not get creative, you will be glad you did, I sure was!! Be Safe, Happy Cooking!!

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