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. Lemongrass Cindy says

    Oh, Kristen, I’m sorry to hear about your hacker dude. I’ve always wondered why people like that don’t use their powers for good instead of for evil! If I was that intelligent, I’d like to think I’d put it to good use.

    *crossing my fingers for a cookbook*


  2. says

    Well, I believe in Karma and hacker dude will get his just desserts. May he be run over by a flock of wayward chickens! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the cookbook contest!

  3. Nancy says

    I am sorry about your “hacker” – too bad time is not spent on something honorable and honest. Love your website – thanks for your contests.. they’re fun!

  4. Kim Witman says

    So sorry that you were violated……It is an ugly feeling. I’d love to make this Zuchini casserole even if I’ll need to purchase the zucchini.

  5. Michelle S says

    I love cookbooks! Sorry to hear about the site getting hacked! Wish hacker dudes would use their talents on something productive!

  6. says

    Last week, I made my usual Blueberry Zucchini Bread. Tonight, I made your recipe with more of the monster zucchinis from my garden. Hubby declares your recipe to be the winner. He likes the clean delicate flavor of the cinnamon versus the additional spices of my usual recipe. This is a winner.
    .-= SB’s Bea´s last blog ..Waste Not, Want Not =-.

  7. Simone says

    I would love to be entered in the cookbook giveaway AND I have a question about the recipe. Are you supposed to squeeze the water out of the Zucchini after you shred it? It’s always so wet and adds so much moisture to the batter so I was wondering if maybe I should squeeze the excess fluid out….let me know!
    palegirl88 at yahoo .com

  8. Janet Becker says

    This sounds wonderful – and makes me want to go visit some of the farms close to me. I have one that has the best sweet corn just a mile away.

  9. Jennifer Young says

    I would love a new cookbook:) I think I am the only one who does not have zucchini coming out of my ears–no garden and no neighbors dumping it on my porch! Would love to try their other recipes though!

  10. Jackie S. says

    I too am wondering if you have to squeeze out the excess water from the zucchini.

    Sorry to hear you got hacked it’s obvious some people have nothing better to do with their lives.

  11. Laura says

    Are we all supposed to enter again?? If so, here’s my entry. Not sure if it was deleted or not. I only have time to check my email from D&D, comment and now go rescue my rolling baby from getting stuck under the sofa (again)… sorry about the hacker. Stupid hacker.

  12. Julie says

    I’d love to win a cookbook! I just found your site this week from searching for what to do with all of these green tomatoes I have. After a few links and clicks from a recipe by fortunavirilis, here I am.


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