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Morning Glory Farm Cookbook Giveaway (Recipe – Zucchini Bread)

Do you remember the cookbook, Table Talk, that I blogged and blogged and blogged about last summer? I love that cookbook… it is still on the top of the list of favorite cookbooks I own. I love the Table Talk cookbook because it tells a great story, has beautiful photos and every single recipe I’ve tried has bee a hit. There hasn’t been one dud yet.

Recently, the publisher of Table Talk contacted me about another cookbook they were releasing called Morning Glory Farm. I think Table Talk may now have some competition as one of my favorite cookbooks! See, I believe that so many people can make a cookbook, but it takes a special kind of author to be able to weave personal stories in with the recipes they share. Morning Glory Farm is more than a collection of recipes. It is a tale of a husband and wife who, 30+ years ago, started a small farm. Through their hard work, dedication, ups and downs in the farming industry, and help from friends and family, they grew their farm  to be one of Martha’s Vineyards finest…where people will stand in line on any given day for a fresh loaf of zucchini bread or just picked corn. Their farmstand is bustling with customers daily, hoping to snatch up fresh produce or fruit pies. Their farm has become so popular that keeping items stocked in their retail store is a everyday challenge.

The Morning Glory Farm cookbook shares 70 recipes that are favorites of the residents of Martha’s Vineyard. The Morning Glory Farm cookbook is extra special because it separates each recipe out into the season that it would highlight the freshness of the produce available that season. For example, winter recipes include such gems as “Judy’s Simple Chicken Pot Pie” or “Baked Stuffed Winter Squash” while the summer recipes include recipes like “Chesca’s Roasted Corn Chowder” and “Fresh Green Bean Potato Salad”.

I have a huge amount of recipes from this cookbook bookmarked to try. The lovely folks at Morning Glory Farm thought that you should get in on the fun as well. I have an extra cookbook to give away to one lucky Dine & Dish reader. To qualify, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Make sure to include your email address in the form so that I know how to contact you. The random drawing will take place next Tuesday, so all entries need to be left by midnight CST on Monday, August 31st.

And, to tempt your tastebuds, I challenge you to try this Zucchini bread recipe and tell me if you have ever tasted better Zucchini bread. I am not sure what it is about it, but the light crust of this bread sets it apart from any other Zucchini bread I have tried!

Morning Glory Zucchini Bread (from the Morning Glory Farm cookbook)

2 to 2 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray two 9″ x 5″ bread pans with nonstick spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine zucchini, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Beat sugar into mix until it is thoroughly creamed.
Once liquids and sugar are well mixed, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until batter is well blended and even in texture. The batter should be smooth, outside the zucchini shreds. If it’s not, add a little juice from the zucchini.
Pour batter evenly into pans.
Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until bread is brown and springs back when gently pressed in the middle.

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  1. I would love to win the cookbook!! Reading new cookbooks and trying out the recipes in them are favorite hobbies of mine! And I live on a farm so I have a garden where I grow some of the fresh vegetables used in the recipes you mentioned in the post!!
    .-= Krista´s last blog ..Illinois Football Field Cake =-.

  2. This sounds like a terrific book – part cookbook, part historical. Fantastic.

    Heather’s last blog: http://whatsbloomingthisweek.blogspot.com/2009/08/peach-and-blueberry-our-favorite-summer.html
    .-= Heather @ what’s blooming this week´s last blog ..Peach and Blueberry, Our Favorite Summer Pie =-.

  3. Sounds like a neat cookbook. Stories make them even better. The bread doesn’t look overwhelmingly like zucchini bread…I bet it’s wonderful!
    .-= Claire´s last blog ..Randomness with Some Food =-.


  5. I love cookbooks with pictures and stories. I can read them like a novel.
    Also, I really enjoy your blog, it’s one of my favorites.
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Perfect Summer Salad =-.

  6. Hi Kristen – This looks like a great recipe for zucchini bread…Thanks for the giveaway, nice book for someone lucky to win…Michele

  7. Looks like I will be making zucchini bread tomorrow. The recipe looks easy enough, even for me.

  8. Looks good to me wish I still had zucchini.
    .-= Amy J´s last blog ..Have pluots? Flambe ‘em! =-.

  9. What a good idea to separate the book into seasons! And who doesn’t love zucchini bread?!

  10. Mmmm…this sounds like a fantastic and easy recipe! Can’t wait to try!
    .-= candy´s last blog ..Serve It Up Sunday – Back in the Swing =-.

  11. April in CT says:

    *crossing my fingers*!

  12. Sounds like a great book with wonderful homey recipes!
    .-= leslie´s last blog ..Newest Video =-.

  13. I love all cookbooks – the ones with just recipes are good, but the ones about food customs, history, etc are the absolute best. All the ones I have like that have drool marks :) Obviously, I hope I win this one!!

  14. Your zuke bread looks really good!! That cookbook sounds fantastic!
    .-= Bunny´s last blog ..Rosemary Skewered Chicken – Spicy Broccoli Mango Salad – Sara Lee Copy Cat Coffee Cake Recipe with a Twist! =-.

  15. Well I am always up for a challenge, and my mother in law just brought a monster zucchini over, so I’ll make this tomorrow. :)

    As for favorite cookbooks, I am totally with you. I have one that I have blogged and blogged and blogged about too! LOL This Morning Glory Farm book sounds fabulous, I would love to see it!
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Elvis Presley’s Whipping Cream Pound Cake =-.

  16. Karen Fender says:

    I just purchased some zucchini and was wondering what I was going to do with the rest of them, now I know..The cookbooks sound wonderful, thanks for mentioning them..

  17. A- I love cookbooks (and appreciate your recommendation, will have to check out ‘table talk’. I do recall you loving a cookbook a while ago, but mama-brain has zapped all memory neurons). B- I LOVE zucchini bread! Delish. Thanks for the recipe.

    Please include me in the drawing. Fingers crossed!

    If you have time, how are you and that new babe of yours?

  18. I LOVE cookbooks!!
    .-= Jennifer Mullinax´s last blog ..Savanahland… =-.

  19. OK! I’m up for the Zucchini Bread challenge! I have my old stand by Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe that my kids devour (anything to get them to eat extra veggies!) but I am going to try this one out and will report back with the verdict! Thanks!

  20. The bread looks so good…I haven’t made zucchini bread yet this season, so I’ll have to try this recipe.
    I love reading cookbooks!
    .-= Lynda´s last blog ..Chicken Quesadillas with Corn and Summer Squash (another recipe for the prolific Zucchini!) =-.


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