Lemon Zucchini Muffins

Lemon Zucchini Muffins

My Blog is turning 3 today!!

Can you believe that?! I cannot believe that I have been blogging for 3 years.

So many recipes, so many new friends, so many opportunities.

I would never have thought 3 years ago that the blog would become such a big part of my life but it has.

People that I never would have thought of paying attention to things like a food blog, talk to me about my recipes or about the content that I write about. Just wow!

Throughout the 3 years I have been amazed at the interest, support and overall love I have gotten with this blog.

I wanted to share with you guys some of the things I have learned, seen and dealt with over the past few years. If someone would have told me 4 years ago that I would have a blog, I would have laughed at them.

Now? I can’t imagine now having it.

Here are 10 things I have learned about myself and about food blogging over the past 3 years:

  1. If you blog, do it because you love it. Don’t do it for money or for others. Blogging has to be for YOU and no one else.
  2. You will be dubbed as the person who “always has a good recipe for ____”. Food blog #FTW.
  3. The food blogging community is ENORMOUS but it feels like you know them all personally. Each and every one.
  4. I LOVE cooking! I knew I loved it before, but I have become so much more adventurous and I have a recipe “to make” list a mile long of all the recipes I want to try.
  5. I have become a complete foodie. I admit it.
  6. Being picky is not a bad thing. Embrace it. ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Shamelessly taking pictures of my food has become common practice. Family, friends and strangers have seen me do it and it probably won’t stop any time soon.
  8. You start to use your own blog as a cookbook. “I think I made that once…. ::hits search button:”.
  9. Ask your Mom how to make things from your childhood. You won’t regret it.
  10. Give credit where it is deserved.

Those are only a few things that I have learned over the years, but good things I think.

Thank you all for being a part of my blogging journey! Some of you I have known since the very beginning of my blogging and I am so glad to get to know all of you and keep in touch so regularly.

So in honor of the blog, grab a muffin and enjoy!


Lemon Zucchini Muffins
Recipe Type: Muffins
Author: RavieNomNoms
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Cook time:
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Serves: 12
Perfect way to sneak in some veggies for those picky kids and husbands!
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking Spray
  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon rind, salt, and nutmeg. Stir together with a whisk and make a well in the center.
  2. Combine the zucchini, milk, oil and egg and stir well. Add to the flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.
  4. Bake at 400ยบ for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans immediately and let cool on a wire rack.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 147 Fat: 4.3 Saturated fat: .8 Carbohydrates: 24.3 Sodium: 62 Fiber: .6 Protein: 3.1 Cholesterol: 18
Original Recipe from Cooking Light[url href=”http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/zucchini-lemon-muffins-10000000249591/”] Zucchini-Lemon Muffins[/url]


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  1. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    Do eat one of those healthy and delicious muffins for me, Raven.

  2. Happy Blog Anniversary! Three years, wow time it flying I thing we have been doing it about the same time. I agree with all your good point, especially doing it for yourself. A toast to more many more tasty recipes and adventures in the kitchen. I’ve enjoyed following your journey.

  3. Raven,
    Happy Third Blog Anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog, and have seen you grow from a twenty something girl into an engaged woman planning her wedding with many Foodie adventures along the way. I’ll toast your Blog Anniversary eating one of these fabulous Lemon Zucchini Muffins!

  4. Congratulations! Love the 10 things you’ve learned, thanks for sharing.

  5. Raven, it is so nice to meet you! And, happy 3-year blog anniversary! I enjoyed reading your about page and I’m happy to learn you are blessed with your fiancรฉ, Patrick, and have a good man in your life. And, it was fun learning that your Mom is a professional baker! How cool is that? Your Lemon Zucchini Muffins look scrumptious! Thanks for taking the time to drop by Wicked Good Kitchen. I hope you’ll make my Cherry Pie Crumble Bars soon! xo

  6. Throw a few poppy seeds in there and it’s like Lemon Poppy Seed muffins with an added veggie bonus!

  7. Happy 3rd bday to Ravinomnoms!! I totally agree with your list of what you learned from blogging… my blog is like my 3rd child. It’s a great hobby that my entire family gets to enjoy and reap the rewards. Wishing you many, many more years of happy blogging. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love the idea of adding lemon to those zucchini muffins. YUM! Now pass one over. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Thank you so much Ramona!! I hope I have many more years of blogging to come ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Happy blogo-versary! And amen to everything you learned. All true!

  9. Happy three years sweet friend! I know I’m so glad you started blogging back then…and I can’t wait to follow you in the three years to come. What lovely muffins to celebrate such a lovely occasion!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Thank you so much Monet! I love being able to share recipes with you and see how you grow as a blogger as well!!

  10. Happy Bloggy Birthday! These muffins are perfection!

  11. Happy, Happy, Happy Blogaversary!! My blog is just weeks older than yours, and I seem to think that I found yours just soon after I began blogging. I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know you over these three years and I’m eager to continue following your house adventures!! Waiting for wedding pics too!
    And the muffins?? Love them!! As would a certain teenage girl I happen to know. Keep blogging Miss Raven!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Look at that! I didn’t know that. I think I found yours very soon after I started through foodbuzz. I have enjoyed getting to know you and the family as well! I feel like I know you already!!

      Thanks Kim!!

  12. Happy Blogiversary!!! I love your lessons learned – so very, very true. You know I love the recipe too – baking with veggies is the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Congrats on your 3 years and cheers to many more years to come!! The muffins look so good, thanks for sharing.:)

  14. We go waaaay back! Congrats on three years, Raven – and I agree with or am doing everything on your blogger list ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Happy anniversary to your wonderful blog! Your muffins look terrific and I totally agree with your lessons learned list ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Aw happy anniversary!! That is a great accomplishment! Also these muffins look so interestingly delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Happy anniversary to your blog! I’m so glad you’re part of the blog world! These muffins look yummy, love the addition of the lemon!

  18. Congrats on 3 years!! Great list of things you have learned, most of them are true for all of us!
    Zucchini muffins are a favorite here, love that these have lemon.


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