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The Name Game Recipe Blog.... 
 
Mar. 1, 2010 9:39 pm 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2010 10:43 am
Okay, so here's the idea. You find a recipe that comes close to your name. By using the 1st 3 letters, find the closest spelling in your recipe box, a recipe you have saved, and haven't reviewed and isn't one of your own personal recipes. Some recipes won't be exactly the 1st 3 letters but come close to it as possible....if all else fails and can't come close, try your last name. I think it's do-able.

So how do you look for a recipe, to follow your name as close as possible.... Go to your recipe box, select the Title button located in blue and above the recipe list, click it and it will put the recipes in ABC order. Then--Make it, photo and review it. Simple enough. My name is Melissa...so I had a lot of personal recipes that said "Mel"...it was a no go. But I found a personal recipe by Nicole called Mini Italian Meat Loaves for Missy.....SO I made them.  Here's the link:  http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62260149/Mini-Italian-Meat-Loaves/Detail.aspx<  

So How do you get others to see on this blog what you did.... easy, copy and paste the recipe to the comment section, and then copy and paste your review. The recipe should have your photo already attached. Sound like fun? Let's get to cookin'!!! Here's mine with review and photo below. Thanks for playing.  OHHH!!! And tell us your name so we know how you matched up the recipe to you. Thanks.

Mini Italian Meat Loaves
PhotosNicole's personal recipe---Mini Italian Meat Loaves AR
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    Nicole's personal recipe---Mini Italian Meat Loaves AR
Review: This was a very good recipe. My kids loved it very much. The only thing I could possibly me negative on, is the tomato sauce. There isn't much flavor to it. I will suggest using some spices mixed in to it or even a spagetti sauce. However, the meatloaf was spot on, nice aroma, flavor and very tender and not dry at all. It did have to cook longer only because I double the recipe and made the 8 individual meat loaves. My kids gave their thumbs up. And no one left any on their plate. We will make again, with changing the tomatoe sauce. But the over all recipe will stay the same. Thanks very much Nicole.
 
Comments
Mar. 1, 2010 10:50 pm
Well my name is Anne and I actually had this in my recipe box. I would love to take credit for submitting it, but I can't. So from one Anne to another. Great recipe. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Annes-Fabulous-Grilled-Salmon/Detail.aspx...........My review: I participated in another RE'ers game involving first names and selecting something to make out of our recipe boxes that most closely resembled our names. This was mine and it didn't disappoint. Very easy to prepare with readily available ingredients. I did have to sub dried basil for the fresh however and in the end, I am sure it made a difference, but I think it may have been slight. Because of weather, I did as some others have and baked it in a 350 oven for approx. 15 min. and finished under the broiler. I'll be making this again.
 
Mar. 2, 2010 4:36 am
Melissa, I had a great time doing this, Thanks! Here's the recipe that was closest to my name in my recipe box: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Covered-Cherries-2/Detail.aspx...Here is my review: I just made these yesterday, but tried one today (even though they are supposed to set for awhile), just to see how they tasted and they are delicious! Very easy to make, though pretty time comsuming, but worth the effort. I couldn't find the cherries w/ stems, so I just used regular cherries. To dip, I poked the chilled, wrapped cherry w/ a toothpick and dipped it into the chocolate, letting the excess drip off, and placed them on waxed paper to dry. Once dried, I drizzled them w/ additional chocolate to make them look pretty. I had no problems w/ leakage or anything, which was a good thing. I can't wait to try these once they have time to get all juicy! I will be using this recipe for my cherries from now on! Thanks for sharing. :)...and here are the links to my photos: http://allrecipes.com/Cook/Photo.aspx?photoID=361403...and...http://allrecipes.com/Cook/Photo.aspx?photoID=361405
 
MK! 
Mar. 2, 2010 7:37 am
This was a fun idea!!! Marissa: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Margarita-Grilled-Shrimp/Detail.aspx ----Review: This was good - I would have liked more margarita flavor, but the shrimp cooked perfectly as written!
 
MK! 
Mar. 2, 2010 7:38 am
Christina - I'm jealous I wish my name gave me chocolate covered cherries! lol I've been waiting to try those!
 
Mar. 2, 2010 3:16 pm
LOL, MK, I know! I definately got lucky with that one. You should try them, we thought they were great! :)
 
Mar. 2, 2010 4:45 pm
Loved this game, mis7up, because I made a recipe that I may have never got around to trying. These were great bars. I happened to have a family dinner that I needed a dessert for and this was just the ticket. Loved by all and I shared the recipe. I used my homemade raspberry jam and will make more next year just for this recipe. Make a double batch! Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars By: MARBALET "One of my favorite cookie bar recipes." Original Recipe Yield 1 - 8x8 inch pan Ingredients 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8 inch square pan, and line with greased foil. Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Rub in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars. This was my review: I gave it 5 stars. These bars were named appropriately "delicious"! The only change I made was to double the recipe and use a 9X13 pan and I'm very glad I did. This is the link to my picture. http://images.media-allrecipes.com//site/allrecipes/area/community/userphoto/big/360096.jpg
 
Mar. 2, 2010 6:37 pm
This is fun mis7up! I didn't make these yet, but will do so Thursday night for dinner, and take pics! They sound good, and my name really can't get any closer than this one ;)
 
Mar. 2, 2010 6:37 pm
Ooops..here it is..&#10;&#10;http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cyndis-Shrimp-Fajitas/Detail.aspx
 
mis7up 
Mar. 2, 2010 7:10 pm
Great Guys!!!! I'm so thrilled. I've been wanting to do this for some time.....all can join in....I'm even going to do my last name too.
 
Mar. 2, 2010 7:39 pm
Hi Melissa! I had a fun time doing this and it had been in my box awhile but I had never gotten around to making it. The name of the recipe doesn't get any closer than this. My name is Nicole (surprise surprise) BUT, I've gone by my nickname Nikki my entire life. I preferred it all growing up but now that I am older I prefer Nicole but good luck getting anyone to call me that. Even DH says he married "Nikki" and that is who I will always be. Anyway, I had fun making this and will definitley make it again. Thank you for a fun game. Here is the recipe....http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Nikkis-Creamy-Crock-Pot-Potato-Soup/Detail.aspx&#10;&#10;Here is the review:http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Nikkis-Creamy-Crock-Pot-Potato-Soup/Reviews.aspx&#10;&#10;And, my two pictures are the only ones on the recipe
 
Mar. 3, 2010 8:48 am
Something's funny here...I wanted to get in on this, but when I typed the first 3 letters of my first name LAU nothing came up, so I tried with my last name PIL and nothing again...I wanted to get in on this, but I don't have anything to work with :(
 
mis7up 
Mar. 3, 2010 11:10 am
Oh you can....just get as close to your name as possible, it doesn't have to be exactly, just close....i'm pretty sure there something.
 
stacey 
Mar. 3, 2010 4:38 pm
is there a deadline for doing this? Or is it whenever you get the chance?
 
mis7up 
Mar. 3, 2010 7:08 pm
well there was a deadline but there are so many people that are interested...so no, go right ahead you have plenty of time.
 
Mar. 4, 2010 8:01 am
Burns, PA found this: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Portuguese-Burnt-Sugar-Candy/Detail.aspx We called it taffy when we made it with my grandmother!
 
Mar. 7, 2010 1:08 pm
Deborah B - if you get back on here, I also made the raspberry oatmeal bars and mine set up fine. I did see a review that talked about patting it down, which I did. I didn't change anything else in the recipe and was very pleased with it.
 
Jules 
Mar. 8, 2010 10:45 pm
I totally played along, except I typed in my first name, nickname, and last name into allrecipes search database (not my recipe box) and found some recipes I probably wouldn't have found or made otherwise. Thanks, that'll be entertaining this week.. ha
 
Mar. 12, 2010 10:43 am
Hi Miz 7up, didn't have a chance to play but want to thank you for your white chocolate advice on AR. Hopefully I can find the right brand here in Northern Ont. I also perused your photo's and you have a real nack for photography. Beautiful! Thx again.Susan
 
 
 
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