Shower Recipe Cards – Zucchini Pancakes

The back story:

When we had our wedding shower, I say we to be nice but we all know really I mean numero uno, ME!  In the RSVP, I had asked for each guest to send recipes.  I love reading cook books and always wanted a recipe box so what a better way then to get it started then with recipes from family and friends.  We were rewarded with many amazing recipes!  Sadly, up until now I have only made a few of them.  Well, that’s all about to change and you’ll get to join in on the fun.  Each week, I’m going to feature one of these fab recipes in honour of the amazing women that gave them to me, I mean us.

Today, I’ll be starting off with a recipe from my late Aunt Marguerite.

Let’s get started. shall we!

Ingredients (makes six pancakes):

1/3C Biscuit mix
1/4C grated Parmesan cheese
1/8t pepper and salt
2 slightly beaten eggs
2C shredded zucchini (I ended up using 2 and not the 4 that are pictured below)
Oil for the frying pan

In a mixing bowl stir together biscuit mix, cheese, pepper and salt.  
Then add in the eggs and mix until moistened and fold in zucchini.

In a skillet, add oil and heat to medium.  Using1/4C of mixture for each pancake and cook for about 6 or 7 minutes on each side or until brown. (Mine were a little less then a 1/4C, I used it more as a scoop then a measuring cup)

While I was cooking the pancakes, I had the oven on low and placed the finished ones in a dish in the oven to stay warm.  Also, at the same time I slow roasted some lemon pepper salmon.
There you have it…dinner!  
I decided since the pancakes already had a veggie and a starch we didn’t need anything else.  
Dan enjoyed his pancakes with none other than maple syrup!  They were already a little sweet from the Biscuit mix and this just added a nice flavour to the whole dish.
The pancakes came together very nicely.  6 minutes is a little long per slide when you are hungry, so we of course taste tested the first two.  We had to make sure that we would like them! And we did!

Summers Ups and Downs

it’s the middle of August and this means for parents, kids and teachers it’s
back to school!  However, for the rest of us working non-parent type
people it just means another long weekend is just around the corner!
realize it has been a very long time since I last did a blog and for that I’m
sorry.  I wish I had some great excuse as to why but I really don’t.
At the end of May we lost our beloved Ruby and it’s taken me until now to get
the courage to face my blog and put it into words.  Back in February, I
wrote this post about this amazing little being.  She was very special and
the best thing she did was bring myself and Hubby, Dan, together and make us a
family.  We learned many things from her along the way and still do to
this day.  She was the best and is truly missed.


losing Ruby, it put some things into perspective.  We decided that we need
to do more fun things.  So we want to an amusement park!


was already planned but Dan then piled into a van with his band members and
partners and headed out west.  They did two tours, one out west and
another out east.  This amazing opportunity took place over 5 of 6
weeks.  Dan being away for that long made me realize that we have to do
more fun things together.  So that’s just want we did when he got
back!  We took a road trip!  I should have thought of the amount of
time he had already spent in a van this summer before planning but he didn’t
seem to mind at all so it was good.  We ate, drank and saw our way to
Nashville TN, Chapel Hill NC and Washington DC.
amazing how something tragic helps you see how strong you really are and how
great the things are around you.  The rest of the summer has been really
good!  Great family and friend weekends.  We have so much to look
forward to as well in the upcoming weeks: a cousins wedding, friends having
babies and a mini cottage vacation!  I hope you are enjoying your
is what I’ve been up-to though the eye of my phone’s camera lens!

a dozen roses from my own garden!
happy canada day!


been working on this one for a long time!  the kid will be a teenager by the time i finish (i’m actually making two)
for my niece!
pork chop with roasted pinapple
road trippin’


painters alley – Nashville
so many to pick from!
main course from our beer dinner in Chapel Hill
couldn’t see what i was taking a picture of but it turned out better then i could ask for!


did someone say pie!?
best $100 spent ever!!
healthy fish and chips
mexican burgers – oh ya!