BABY SHOWER ZUCCHINI BREAD & JUICE BAR

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Last weekend was Kaitlin's beautiful baby shower so our girlfriends celebrated the little guy and the beautiful mama-to-be with a ocean-themed party for #AhoyBabyD!  As we all know, food and drinks are super important at any party so our friends and I made everything homemade to ensure quite the hit!  Below are two of my favorite recipes from the party:

 Paired with homemade jams - strawberry, raspberry & grape!

Paired with homemade jams - strawberry, raspberry & grape!

Great Granny's Zucchini Bread

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2.5 cups sugar (can substitute stevia)
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups grated, unpeeled garden fresh zucchini (we added a bit more)
  • 3 cups flour (can substitute almond or coconut flour)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • .5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

In large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy.  Add oil, sugar/stevia and vanilla and blend well.  Stir in grated zucchini.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.  Blend with zucchini mixture.  Fold in walnuts.

Grease and flour two 9X5 inch loaf pans.  Divide batter evenly between the two prepared pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Makes 2 loaves.  Enjoy!


DIY Juice & Fruit Bar

The juice & fruit bar was the extra special touch paired with the option of sparkling apple cider or champagne to build your ideal mimosa.  You can choose any freshly squeezed juice that you prefer.  Our friend Laura chose cranberry, orange and pineapple juices with fruit options of berries (blackberries & raspberries), strawberries and pineapple.

We had the choice of sparkling water or cucumber mint water as well. Cheers!

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 Brunch food with three homemade quiches - ham & cheese, vegetarian and quiche lorraine.

Brunch food with three homemade quiches - ham & cheese, vegetarian and quiche lorraine.

 The lovely party planners :)

The lovely party planners :)

 Daddy-to-be stopped by!

Daddy-to-be stopped by!

 Light blue Essie party favors!

Light blue Essie party favors!