Zucchini and Feta Fritters with Red Pepper Dip


Now that school has started, I’m back to trying to make Meatless Monday a weekly ritual.Zucchini and Feta Fritters- Mama's High Strung

I found a delicious recipe that not only answers that call, but is also easy to make a day or two in advance and even freeze for the future (when School Year Reality hits hard).

Zucchini and Feta Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper Dip are perfect for this time of year because zucchini is so plentiful. Make sure you really WRING OUT the zucchini after shredding it because the fritters will not hold together… major disappointment.

Summer may be over (according to the school-year calendar), but we can still hold on to some of the delicious flavors of the season with these Zucchini and Feta Fritters!

Roasted Rack of Lamb


Most mamas get a day off from cooking on Mother’s Day. Not this one.

I was in the kitchen, as usual. Wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. OK…that’s a lie. A warm, sunny beach somewhere sounds pretty good.

One of my favorite special-occasion dishes is Roasted Rack of Lamb. I was always intimidated about preparing it because:
(a) It is crazy expensive even if you buy it from Sam’s Club or Costco.
(b) It isn’t a lot of food, so it definitely wouldn’t feed my brood.
(c) I was scared to cook it.

But I found out in culinary school just how incredibly easy it is to prepare, so scratch that off the list:
(c) I was scared to cook it.

I also learned that while Rack of Lamb is the star of the show, you serve it with a lot of other things, like rich and creamy potato dishes, so no one leaves the table hungry. Everyone gets a proper serving size (3 oz. of meat), which turns out to be 3 or 4 ribs. So scratch that off, too:
(b) It wasn’t a lot of food, so it definitely wouldn’t feed my brood.

Now, if I could figure only out a way to eliminate (a)…


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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mamashighstrung@gmail.com