Amy Denney

Blueberry Zucchini Bread
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Amy Denney's rating

Yum. Some of the best muffins I've made. Of course, I made a few changes...used 2 sticks butter instead of oil, made muffins instead of loaves, and used frozen instead of fresh blueberries. Added a bit of crumb topping, too. Everyone at work loved them. Great way to use up my extra zucchini from my garden!

Focaccia Bread
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Yum. Made it as written...but added lots of fresh rosemary, garlic, and basil to the dough. Added sliced tomatoes to the top (brushed with olive oil) as well as a generous sprinkle of kosher salt.

Maharani Cupcakes
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I also made these for an Indian-themed dinner, and they were quite a hit. I must admit that I toned down some of the more intense tastes...only 1 T curry powder, and just a few basil leaves in the whipping cream. The cupcakes looked beautiful - I scooped out a plug from the top of each cupcake and filled with lemon curd, then topped with the slice of cupcake that I removed. Then I spread some more lemon curd over the top, with the whipped cream over that, but not quite covering it all of the way. Over that, I sprinkled toasted coconut, and topped with a sprig of very small basil leaves. Great presentation, unique flavor.

Braseltouille - Meatatarian Ratatouille
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Amy Denney's rating

Yum. I have tomato, zucchini, and squash growing this year , and was looking for a way to use them up. I did make a few changes. I used one large zucchini, 2 squash, 3 big tomatoes ,and a few cherry tomatoes. No canned. I did have half a jar of Ragu spaghetti sauce I threw in. And of course 1 lb of mild Italian sausage. At the end of the stovetop cooking, I added about 1 cup of shredded parmesan, and then once it was in the casserole dish, I topped it with shredded mozarella instead of cheddar. It was all about using up what I already had and this recipe worked great!

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