As I browsed facebook yesterday, I came across this appetizing picture from Two Peas and Their Pod.
A delicious serving of zucchini “nachos.” I was instantly inspired to make something similar for dinner. I’ve mentioned before how I will often just “wing” a recipe without following the directions, and that is what I did here. I baked two small zucchinis in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes. I then topped the zucchini with all the nacho fixings we had in the house!
Romaine, tomato, black beans, tuna, onion, homemade guacamole, and salsa.
These were so amazingly delicious and easy, Brian and I both scarfed them down in no time. I can’t wait to make them again! Maybe next time I will follow the actual recipe 😉
Speaking of following recipes…
One of my absolute FAVORITE things to do is to read and look through cookbooks. I am a bit particular about the cookbook: it must be brightly colored and it must have several pictures (one with each recipe is preferable!).
When I was younger and even in college, I would even go to the library to specifically check out cookbooks to read in my spare time. Once I graduated college, time really got the best of me and I got away from this hobby, but a couple of weeks ago I actually won a cookbook written by Averie of Averie Cooks!
Not only is this cookbook brightly colored with pictures for EVERY recipe, but it is all about recipes with peanut butter! If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know about my love for peanut butter. This cookbook is absolutely perfect in every way, and I couldn’t be more excited to read it.
Receiving this cookbook really sparked my want to begin reading my cookbooks again! I have some very pretty cookbooks that have been calling my name for quite some time, yet they have only made a pretty display in my kitchen.
Because I want to read my cookbooks, try new recipes, and learn new techniques I have created a little challenge for myself.
I will create one recipe per week from a cookbook without altering the recipe.
The latter part of that challenge is going to be the hard part! I am going to start small and only run my challenge through the end of September, but who knows…maybe I will continue longer!
The recipe that I created this past weekend was from Averie’s Peanut Butter Comfort cookbook.
Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Brian was very happy with my first recipe choice.
Based on this post, here are a few similar ones you should check out.