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Costello’s Greenhouse Zucchini Bread

Re: Costello's Greenhouse Zucchini Bread Recipe
From: Candy
Date: 6/18/2023, 9:08 AM
To: Phaedrus 

On 6/16/2023 7:15 PM, Candy wrote:

Hi - 

In searching through my Kansas City cookbooks, I would swear that I had the 
Costello's Greenhouse Zucchini Bread recipe in one of those books.  

I can't find it, and I would so like to find it again.  I gave away so many of
my cookbooks awhile back but that is one recipe that I would just give anything 
to have again.

I noticed that several years ago, someone on your site also requested this recipe, 
and I wondered if you were ever able to find it?

Thanks so very much!

San Diego, California

Hi Candy,

Well, I found out that this recipe is in a cookbook called ""The National Food Lover’s Cookbook" (NFL) - “A Superstar collection of recipes from celebrated personalities of the National Football League” compiled by Ruth Arnold-Kenefick, Carolyn Reichow and Dottie Dekko and published in 1980. The recipe was in this book because Vince Costello was a middle linebacker for the Cleveland Browns in the 1950s - 1960s, beside being the owner of Costello’s Greenhouse Restaurant in Kansas City.

Once I knew this, I resolved to obtain the recipe by hook or by crook. Luckily, I was able to get it more by hook than by crook. See below:


Vince Costello’s Greenhouse Zucchini Bread
From: "The National Food Lover’s Cookbook(NFL)"
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 zucchini, chopped
2-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream eggs, sugar, oil and sifted dry ingredients Stir in zucchini, 
add raisins and nuts and stir again.
Bake in two greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pans and bake at 325° F for 1 hour.

Wow, thank you SO SO MUCH!!!! You're a research genius!!!  I really appreciate it!!!


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