Still trying to figure out what to do with all of the zucchini in your garden? I sure am! Here are 21 delicious recipes:
Still trying to figure out what to do with all of the zucchini in your garden? I sure am! Here are 21 delicious recipes:
Use the following services to save money at the grocery store and other places you shop:
The Ibotta app is an easy way to save money at the grocery store. You earn cash back after making purchases. Simply check out the offers at participating stores (and there’s a lot of them) then scan your receipt. After collecting at least $20 in cash back you can request payment. I have mine sent to my PayPal account then transfer to my checking account. Also, if you use the link I’ve shared, we can work together to earn extra savings. We can complete monthly team challenges for additional cash. I’d love to have you on my team!
ShopKick is an app that works a bit like Ibotta. You earn points, called kicks, for walking into stores, scanning items, scanning receipts containing featured items and connecting debt or credit card to record purchases at certain stores. It’s pretty cool, you don’t even have to make a purchase to earn points! Simply walk-in to some location, like Walmart, to earn points. Kicks can be redeemed for gift cards, not cash. I use mine to purchase Amazon gift cards which I use to purchase Christmas presents. My referral code is SAVE906179. I’d appreciate it if you’d let ShopKick know I set you their way.
While not strictly a shopping app, Swagbucks offers numerous ways to saving money while shopping. You can print coupons through the app to use while you’re shopping. You can also link to online retails for savings on purchases. Primarily, the site gives you a wide variety of ways to earn points called “swagbucks” that can be exchanged for gift cards. I use my bucks for a Mastercard which I then use to pay towards my water bill each month. You can even earn “swagbucks” simply for signing up! I highly recommend checking this one out! It will be well worth your time.
BerryCart offers cashback for making purchases of select deals, you scan receipts, and then choose payment via PayPal or gift card. Most of the products to purchase are for natural or organic food items often only found at health food stores.
#5 Walmart Price Checker
The Walmart Price Checker, part of the Walmart phone app, will allow you to scan your Walmart receipt to ensure you’ve received the best price for the items you’ve purchased. It’s a free service and an easy way to make sure you’re not leaving money on the table! You can locate it under “Services” on the Walmart App.
I use all of these tools and would be happy to help you out if you have questions! Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!
This is the first place I recommend seeing when visiting Boise. The Idaho Fish and Game MK Nature Center offers a unique wildlife experience on a 4.6-acre site along the Boise River Greenbelt. The StreamWalk and Visitor Center provide a glimpse of Idaho’s many landscapes and abundant wildlife. Underwater viewing windows along the stream walk give visitors a fish-eye view of the world.
Boise motto is “The City of Trees” but I think it should be changed to “The City of Parks.” The city maintains over 130 parks and public facilities! Yes, Boiseans value open, public spaces. Click here for a list of all of the facilities.
My favorite is Kathryn Albertson Park. It is a 41-acre special use park located near downtown Boise. A haven for wildlife and quiet contemplation, the park features wide, paved footpaths and outdoor gazebos in a beautiful natural setting.
The Greenbelt is a 25-mile paved path running along-side the Boise River. The tree-lined pathway follows the river through the heart of the city and provides scenic views, wildlife habitat and pedestrian access to many of the city’s popular riverside parks.
A theatrical experience like no other! In addition to all the magic, drama and passion of professional theater, and a 770-seat, state-of-the-art facility that was built to feature the human voice, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater & Reserve is nestled in a unique habitat that is home to an astonishing variety of plant and animal species. The Festival operates under an agreement with the Idaho Foundation for Parks & Lands and the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation. As you make your way into the theater proper, you’ll enjoy native plants, the songs of water birds and glimpses of deer, heron, ducks, geese and an occasional fox.
Explore the historical sites of downtown Boise including the Capital, The Basque Block, The Idanha Hotel, The Egyptian Theater, Harrison Blvd, Mansions, Warm Springs Ave. Mansions, Fort Street, The Old Penitentiary and many more! Boise Trolley guided tours offer a unique way to view the city.
#6 Bogus Basin – Nordic and Alpine Skiing and More
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, ID and operates with a special use permit on the Boise National Forest under the USDA.
The Idaho Botanical Garden provides enriching garden experiences through educational programs, botanical collections, a variety of entertainment, cultural and community events. It is also a refreshing and inspiring year-round outdoor destination.
Nestled at the base of the Boise Foothills, the Garden offers a beautiful location to host weddings, celebrate birthdays and hold private events. Each year, the Garden invites the community to a variety of events that highlight the Garden through music, art, and seasonal celebrations. If you’re here during the holiday season, Winter Gardens Aglow is wonderful experience.
Home of Boise’s Basque Community the Basque Block is one of Idaho’s most compelling examples of conservation and documentation of a living ethnic neighborhood. Located downtown between Capitol Boulevard and 6th Street on Grove, the Basque Block is comprised of two boarding houses - the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberruaga house, and the Anduiza with its unique indoor frontón court (jai alai, now pala arena), the Basque Center, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Bar Gernika, Leka Ona restaurant, and the Basque Market.
Freak Alley Gallery, established in 2002, is the largest open air, multi-artist mural gallery in the Northwest. The outdoor mural gallery is free and open to the public all year long. You can walk through day or night to check out the ever-evolving painted murals.
Boise is a great place to visit if you’re a foodie or simply love to eat. The vibrant downtown sports a variety of local and chain restaurants. Here’s a guide to help you find them. The food scene is thriving in the city with so many excellent options. If alcoholic beverages are more your thing, Boise is home to numerous craft breweries, wine bars, and even a distillery.
My family recently celebrated my mom’s 75th birthday. My sister and I hosted an afternoon party for her with over 50 friends and family members present. The event was a great success thanks in part to the wonderful appetizer recipes I found on Pinterest to serve at the party.
The offering I put together had something for everyone, from sweet to savory, vegan to full-on meat. It was the perfect combination to please all guests.
This treat was by far the “hit” of the party. It tasted wonderful and was so easy to make! I assembled the cheese ball the day before and rolled it in the panko topping before serving. Savory, creamy, cheesy, spicy…yummy goodness. The best cheese ball ever! LOL – Guests were pulling me aside to ask for the recipe.
Check out Carlsbads Cravings for the recipe!
This was my favorite appetizer. It was fun and easy to assemble and delicious! Marinated cheese is surprisingly good! Another bonus, my finished product looked exactly like the picture on the website. This recipe was easy to replicate.
One word of caution: If your serving dish doesn’t have edge, be very careful when moving. I ended up wearing quite a bit of the marinate. (Luckily I hadn’t changed for the party yet.)
Check out A Folks Tale for this winner!
I love spinach artichoke dip! And this was the perfect recipe for this party. I was able to start the recipe in my slow cooker in the morning and it was ready to serve in the afternoon. Dip tasted great and the easy preparation makes this recipe a big winner in my book!
Check out Gimme Some Oven for the scoop!
I can’t say enough good things about Rosemary Pecans. This is a simply divine treat! The nuts are slightly sweet, but mostly savory and spicy. So, so good. This was also an economical dish for me to put together. I picked up the pecans for a nice price at Costco and I grow rosemary in my garden. Also, I made this dish the day before the party, so all I needed to do was put them in a pretty serving bowl at party time.
I found this recipe at Real Simple.
I don’t think you can go wrong with baked brie. It just good. Warm cheese, bread, bacon, what else is there to say?
This treat was super easy to put together. In fact, this another appetizer that I assembled the day before the party, then baked right before the party started.
You won’t be disappointed in this recipe from Leigh Anne Wilkes Your Home Based Mom!
I served veggies and offered humus, instead of ranch dip for dipping, as the menu was pretty dairy rich up until this point.
Truffles are pretty easy to make, can be made days in advance, and they taste good. That’s three stars in my book! I made my sugar cookie truffles in 3 colors and they looked beautiful on the table.
Look to Sincerely Jean for the recipe.
What’s a party without a little alcoholic punch? My guests loved this drink, I had to keep making more! The punch is very pretty to look at too. My mom loved the punch so much, she made it again for a 4th of July party.
Recipe courtesy of Crazy for Crust.
I hope my list of tried and tested recipes will help with your next gathering. Bon Appetit!
It’s summertime in southern Idaho which means my garden is producing copious amounts of zucchini. I don’t know about other areas of the country, but zucchini grows very well in our dry summer climate…and I mean VERY well. People who grow zucchini often has a surplus to give away. Around here we say, “If you don’t have zucchini you must not have any friends.”
I only plant one zucchini plant each season, but I still seem to have more than I can keep up with. With such a prolific plant at our disposal we’ve gotten pretty good at finding ways to use up our extra squash. I love zucchini sliced thin and sautéed with onions, mushrooms and fresh thyme. Fried zucchini is also very good, but not quite as healthy. I get over myself and fry up a tasty batch about once per season.
I’m not a big fan of zucchini skin, so I often peel some or all of it off…It depends on the recipe. When I was child my mom would make zucchini jam. The recipe involved adding flavored Jell-O gelatin to the zucchini. I’m sorry, but no amount of sugar made grape Jell-O zucchini jam palatable.
If you know anything about zucchini, you know it’s often turned into zucchini bread. This is a great way to use up the squash that’s grown too large (which can happen overnight.) Zucchini can also be grated and frozen for use during the winter. I freeze mine in the exact portion I need for my favorite bread recipe.
Hungry yet? I am! Check out the Recipe Box for my favorite zucchini recipes.
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I look forward to hearing from you!
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