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Herbed Stuffed Zucchini


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I got this recipe from my friend from Kats’ Kitchen.  It was so good. My kids didn’t eat it, but then again I  didn’t offer it to them, I ate it all……….. for lunch. It was quick to throw together and easy to make.

Herb-Stuffed Zucchini

2 medium zucchini (split in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds)
1/3 c. Panko breadcrumbs
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. dried dill
dash of garlic powder
2 T. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 c. fresh grated Parmesan Cheese

Combine all ingredients together except the zucchini, olive oil and Parmesan cheese.  Lay  zucchini on a  greased baking sheet, with sides.  Spoon the tomato mixture into the zucchini, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.   Bake at 425º for 25 – 30 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Kats’ Kitchen.

What is your favorite way to use zucchini?  DO you have any zucchini recipes you can share with us?? It IS that time of year where we are swimming in zucchini! 🙂


Crispy Oven Baked Tilapia


I really want to serve my family more fish. Fish is not my very favorite food IF I am being honest.   I am working through this. I have made a few fish flops. No good. It happens.

So, my kids were nervous when I said “fish” was on the menu. My husband was happy. I was going. to. eat. it too!

No need to be nervous. This was a good dish. The kids said “mom, can this be the only fish dish you make?”

BE sure to use Panko bread crumbs. You can use regular bread crumbs BUT you will not get the “crispy” coating that makes this really good.  Panko bread crumbs are Japanese style bread crumbs. They are fabulous.

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Crispy Oven Baked Tilapia 

4 tilapia filets
2/3 c. flour
salt & pepper
2 eggs
1 c. Panko bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. paprika
good dash of garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

You will need 3 bowls, wide enough to dip the fish in.

Drizzle a 9″ x 13″ pan with olive oil, spread around.

In 1 bowl, put the flour and salt & pepper (mix together). In the 2nd bowl, put the eggs ~ beaten a bit. In 3rd bowl, put the Panko, paprika, garlic powder and Italian seasoning (mix together).

Dip the tilapia filets in the flour, then egg, then Panko.

 Place the fish on the olive oil coated pan. Bake @ 450° for about 12-15 minutes, till fish is flakey and cooked through.