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Saturday, June 15, 2013

What recipe can mend a broken family?

What recipe can you use to mend a broken family? What recipe, indeed? That is the major question to be answered in my new release, just out this month from Covenant Communications. The book is a novel about the Burnetts, a family much like yours, but including a few problems your family may not have experienced. Each chapter begins with a recipe and today I am sharing the recipe for Emily's Zippy Zucchini Pie, the one from which the book derives its title: ZUCCHINI PIE: GRANNY'S RECIPE FOR LIFE.  Enjoy!

Emily’s Zippy Zucchini Pie
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ C. canola oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 4 C. shredded zucchini
  • ¼ C. chopped, seeded jalapeño pepper
  • ¼ C. finely chopped onion
  • ½ C. shredded cheddar/jack or pepper jack cheese
  • 1 deep dish unbaked pie shell
1. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, oil, salt, and pepper.
2. Add the zucchini, jalapeño, and onion; stir to coat.
3. Stir in cheese
4. Pour into pie shell.
5. Bake at 375 for 18–20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
6. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Serves eight.

For a less zippy pie, eliminate the jalapeño and add 2 tsp. dill weed. You can also use a mix of squashes including zucchini, yellow crookneck, or any other summer squash varieties. Replace chopped onion with green onions, leeks, or scallions. Try different flavors of cheese. This is an excellent way to get non–vegetable lovers to enjoy the season’s freshest produce.

Please feel free to enjoy the book as well.  ;-)

Susan Aylworth is the author of nine published novels, all currently available in digital form for various e-readers. Her newest book, ZUCCHINI PIE: GRANNY'S RECIPE FOR LIFE, is out this month from Covenant Communications. Her tenth novel, RETURN TO RAINBOW ROCK, will soon be available as an original e-book, the seventh in the Rainbow Rock series. Find Susan at or follow her @SusanAylworth.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm. This recipe sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it. I"m looking forward to reading ZUCCHINI PIE: GRANNY'S RECIPE FOR LIFE too.


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