I made these the first time exactly as directed and they came out very yummy, though with some floury spots in places that didn't crisp up quite right. The next time I made them, I added a couple pinches of ground cayenne pepper to the flour/seasoning mix--that worked pretty well! I also used both zucchini and a yellow squash I needed to use up, and the recipe worked for the yellow squash, as well. The next time I make them, I will use the suggestion in these reviews of adding extra cooking spray to help ensure crispiness, and I might add a bit of Parmesan cheese. You notice I keep saying "next time"--these sticks are that good.