Sharing a recipe from a cookbook I received as a birthday gift from a co-worker in 1979 is on my agenda today.  When working at a bank I made a wonderful friend in a sweet lady named Ruth. When we were not busy or at lunch our conversations mostly centered around my new married life which included the topic of cooking meals for my new husband.  I have made many recipes from this cookbook which is was compiled from ladies from the Salisbury American Business Women’s Association.  There are many stains on this cookbook and the spine is coming apart as you can see from the photographs.  I’m not sure if it’s proof that I made lots of messes when I was a new cook or it’s evidence of the continuous usage, but one thing is for sure…my family and friends have enjoyed the many wonderful recipes through the years. 

Zucchini Bread
3 eggs, beaten

2 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups grated zucchini 
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups flour
1/2 cup nuts of choice
1/2 cup raisins (optional) 

Sift dry ingredients together (excluding sugar).  Mix first 5 ingredients well, then add sifted ingredients.  Mix well.  Bake in greased and floured loaf pans at 350 degrees for 1 hour (watch).  Add nuts or raisins, as desired.  (source:  Sally Guilford)