One Sweet Festival Review

One Sweet Festival

One Sweet Festival

My daughter Courtney and I went to the One Sweet Festival last week and had a great time.  I would like to have sampled every vendor there but both my wallet and my waistline prevented me from doing so.  Nevertheless, we did do some sampling so away we go!

Pop' n Dot

Pop’ n Dot

We started off with a free drink from Pop’ n Dot which was awesome because it was a hot day.

Pop' n Dot

Pop’ n Dot

I had a Diet Coke with Vanilla and Cort had some pink, fruity thing.

Dough Gods

Dough Gods

Next we hit up Dough Gods because I’ve been wanting to try edible cookie dough.

Dough Gods

Dough Gods

And it did not disappoint!  We got a salted caramel cookie dough with toffee bits and it was really good, really sweet but for me that’s a win!

Momo's Gourmet Cheesecakes

Momo’s Gourmet Cheesecakes

Then we skipped over to Momo’s cheesecakes because that is one of Cort’s favorite desserts.

Momo's Gourmet Cheesecakes

Momo’s Gourmet Cheesecakes

We got 4 mini cheesecakes – 1 raspberry lime, 1 peanut butter cup and 2 Samoas, I was told they were delicious, I let Cort have mine.

Lisa's Passion for Popcorn

Lisa’s Passion for Popcorn

We finished up with a bag of sugar cookie popcorn from Lisa’s Passion for Popcorn which was also yummy!

All in all it was great time with my girl.  Like I said, we would like to have tried every vendor there but you know – money and calories!  Thank you One Sweet Festival for the “VIP” early entrance!

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Lemon Zucchini Cake

Lemon Zucchini Cake

Lemon Zucchini Cake

Zucchini season is almost over people, I think we’re going to make it!  I made this cake for my friend Kent who gave me air conditioning at work in the most improbable situation so I promised him cake.  Thanks Kent!

cake

1 1/2 cups sugar

3/4 cup canola oil

3 eggs

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini

frosting

2 cups powdered sugar

2 – 3 tablespoons lemon juice

1  For the cake, preheat oven to 325.  Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray for baking.

2  Beat together sugar, oil and eggs until well blended.  Add in lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon extract and beat well.

3  Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Beat for 2 – 3 minutes.  Fold in shredded zucchini.

4  Pour into prepared pan.  Bake 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool in pan 10 – 15 minutes before removing.  Allow to cool completely before frosting.

5  For the frosting, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth.  Add more or less juice for desired consistency.  Pour over top of cake, allowing to drip down sides.

recipe from Shugary Sweets

Death By Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Death By Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Death By Chocolate Zucchini Bread

But, on the upside, you would die happy and full of chocolate!

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup flour

2 cups grated zucchini

1 cup chocolate chips

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Spray loaf pan with cooking spray for baking.

2  Whisk together butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa.  Stir in baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour.  Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.

3  Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

4  Let cool 10 – 15 minutes before removing from pan.

recipe from Mindee’s Cooking Obsession

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies

If you follow my blog then you know that I have a thing for baking with zucchini.  My favorite zucchini recipe is this Blue Ribbon Zucchini Bread and after much research and taste testing, I have finally found my #2, this recipe right here.  It’s to die for and if you don’t tell anyone that there is zucchini in them, they will never know!

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil

2 cups flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

2 cups shredded zucchini

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/4 cups chocolate chips

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Grease 9 x 13″ pan with cooking spray.

2  Beat together sugar, oil and flour until it resembles wet sand.  On low, add cocoa, zucchini, vanilla, salt and baking soda and beat until well combined.  Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.

3  Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.  Bake 28 – 32 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

recipe from Two Peas and their Pod

Italian Zucchini Bread

Italian Zucchini Bread

Italian Zucchini Bread

There is just no end to the ways to use zucchini which is lucky for me because my Jurassic Park zucchini plant likes to grow them big!

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes

1 cup butermilk

1 stick butter, melted

2 eggs

1 cup shredded zucchini

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Spray loaf pan with cooking spray for baking.

2  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, oregano, garlic powder and onion flakes.

3  In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter and eggs.

4  Add wet ingredients to dry and stir together just until combined.  Fold in zucchini and cheese.

5  Bake for 55 – 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center.  Let cool for 10 – 15 minutes before removing from pan.

recipe from The Southern Lady Cooks

Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

We plated two zucchini plants in our garden and one died.  The surviving one looks like something that belongs in Jurassic Park, it’s massive and apparently trying to  make up for the loss of it’s companion because it’s producing these massive zucchinis that are really only fit for bread and baked goods so buckle up followers and let the zucchini recipes take over!  This one was delicious by the way.

1 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup olive or canola oil

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups packed shredded zucchini1

1 1/4 cups chocolate chips, divided

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Grease loaf pan with cooking spray for baking.

2  Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

3  In another bowl, whisk together brown sugar, butter, oil, eggs and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir together just until combined.

4  Add zucchini, 1 cup chocolate chips and walnuts and fold into batter.

5  Pour batter into prepared pan, sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

6  Remove bread from oven to wire cooling rack and let rest for 15 minutes before removing from pan.

recipe from Sweet and Savory Meals

Savory Zucchini Cheddar Quick Bread

Savory Zucchini Cheddar Quick Bread

Savory Zucchini Cheddar Quick Bread

Decided to give some savory zucchini breads a try, this one was good but I’m still a fan of sweet over savory however the hubs really liked this one so give it a try.

1 1/2 cups grated zucchini

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 egg

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

2 green onions, chopped

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray for baking.

2  Wrap grated zucchini in a paper towel and squeeze out most of the liquid.

3  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

4  In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter and egg.

5  Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until combined.  Fold in zucchini, cheese and onions.

6  Pour batter into prepared pan, sprinkle with a little additional cheese and bake for 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool 10 – 15 minutes before removing from pan.

recipe from Laughing Spatula