Yes....wow. Another week. Where did it go? This last week was filled with heart-felt messages from a ton of members on my last blog for
Veteran's Day. I'm soo honored, thank you. I'm so blessed for a lot of things this year and most of all, the valued members that have grown on allrecipes and totally touched my life as well as my family and loved ones. I thank you all.
This week...really did go by fast. Not only did I celebrate Veteran's Day for hubby. I also sprained my ankle on Friday...not good, but it's for the most part today...way way better. So Here's a laugh. I know I know, it was
on someone else's expense...but was going to make my hubby a fish dinner, with the trimmings. Well I have difficulties finding self~rising flour in my little town. Friday, had planned to make hush puppies, but I was running behind and thought a quick fix and
get a hush puppy mix OR frozen hush puppies. Well back in Texas and Oklahoma.....it was always readily available. I walked into Albertson's in the next big town, and looked every where for what I needed and asked the local stock clerk and said "where is the
frozen hush puppies?" the reply was "And....what is that?" O!!! I just blurted out..."Are you kidding me?" WOW....no offense, I was giggling. The guy had to find someone in the store that knew something of what I was asking. Well one person new, but said they
didn't stock it. I apologized for laughing at him, but he did ask what they were made of....I laughed all the way out the door.
I also have to say that before this happened. A guy was doing a sample table of mini fillo cups with pumpkin pudding and whip topping. I stopped at
talked to him and suggested where to find other recipes and when he handed me the recipe he had...the 1st thing I saw on the right corner of the recipes was the allrecipes.com logo...I about busted in laughter. So him and I talked for a little bit. He was
really nice. And then...I ran into that clerk about the hush puppies. And as I put my basket back in the parking lot...wham...down I go. So dinner was off until Sunday. The fish was great and I called my mom to save my bacon on the hush puppies...THANKS MOM!
And she jokingly said...just make a list, comeback home, rent a U-Haul and drive all the things I need back to Oregon. hahaha I would too. Anyway, this week was slow for participants. But that's okay. Today was a busy day....So let's get started on the blog...for
those that are new to my blog, welcome. I hope you enjoy!
Hidden Treasures....in our boxes, what we have collected, but soon neglected.
How this got started was, I noticed like a lot of us, collecting recipes in our boxes...making a few here and there...but then after getting over a 1,000 in my box I realized...I've not made that many. And look at what I saved.
So instead of working forward...I went backwards to the beginning and thought...I really should make this or that. And then I started seeing why I saved the recipes. Such abundance of recipes sitting there being neglected..watching others make the same things
but not even touching them...so now's the time to stop the madness and start cheering on the under dogs in my box...
So now every Wednesday, I'll be posting a weekly blog focusing on those poor neglected recipes. If you'd like to join in...go for it. All it requires you to do, is look into your Recipe Box starting from the oldest date in
your box and making those that are sitting in there....pretty simple. Recipes wanted are un-made, and un-reviewed by you. Once you've made your oldest recipe, email me @ (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with your screen-name, a link to your recipe selection, your review, and a photo of your recipe. A photo isn't required but it does help with seeing what you have made...good or bad photo, it doesn't matter. Have your stuff to me by midnight every Tuesday
evening and I'll post a blog the following day. And maybe just maybe, our recipe boxes will be full of recipes we've made and not recipes neglected. It doesn't matter if the recipe is another member's personal recipe or Kitchen Approved. Someone will thank
you. So here's where I start. Mine 1st...
So I shall begin, I'm mis7up
I'm at times an absentminded professor in the kitchen...things right in front of my face and I can't see it. ;-) And then other days...well I'm just a nut! LOL! Anyway, this weeks recipe I did...I was soo worried about because
of the cardamom. Nothing else. And it wasn't very much, however, this recipe was not a success nor did I care for it. Not sure what went wrong even after worrying about the spice. The recipe is Czechoslovakian Cookies, it's actually more of a bar then a cookie.
The recipe has been in my box since Nov. 2008.
My recipe review is as follows:
Well....this didn't turn out as I thought it would. Easy ingredients. Easy to put together. The batter was stiff when putting in the
pan. I followed it to a T. Baked it and it didn't look done, even after it was in the oven an hour and a half. And I took it out. Waited until it cooled and it was gooey in the center. I think I should have pre-baked the bottom a little bit before adding the
jam and top. And even though it add little cardamom, I preferred the flavor before it was baked. After, just wasn't to my liking...totally sorry.
Next up we have~love to cook,
LTC, I soo laugh at your comment in your email to me..."must have had a free day" because you save several. LOL...I have too. I was soo
looking into my box and I have a bunch in Dec. '08... LTC, did a recipe I remember as a child. I can't remember which my grandmother's made it, but I remember liking it. She doesn't have a photo of it, nor have I made this recipe. But that's okay. We'll work
it out. ;-) Her recipe was Irish Eggs and it's been in her box since Oct. 2009.
Her review is as follows:
This was super easy to make and oh so delicious to eat. I added some salt & pepper and made it under the grill (broiler) on the high
setting! Made it as part of mis7up's forgotten treasures blog and am glad!This is a keeper and regular dish on our menu!
Hiya! Girlie, glad to see you again on the blog. And a great looking recipe. I'm totally enjoying getting emails from my fellow members.
It's been great to get to know each and everyone a little better. And Molly is such a doll. She's actually doing something new this year like myself...spending this Thanksgiving with our inlaws...I'm very excited for her and I can't wait to hear how it went.
I'm soo looking forward to my Thanksgiving too. ;-) Molly picked a really good recipe below and I am going to have to save this recipes too. It's Mini Crescent Burgers.
Her recipe review is as follows:
Made this as part of mis7up's Hidden Treasures challenge. This has been in my recipe box since 12-29-2010. This recipe was a "treasure" amongst the many I have saved. Since there were only 2 of us eating I used 1 can of crescent
rolls and left them full size. I went to get the onion soup mix and realized it was spinach soup mix instead - plan b - looked in the fridge and found a bottle of chipotle sauce so I used it instead but did add the shredded cheese. The results were a fantastic
sandwich that I served along side Indiana's Finest Sweet Potato Casserole from this site. I will be making these again and it's nice to know that it is easy to change up the filling flavor.
Next up we have Jodi,
I have to apologize on this blog...so how or another, Jodi's email was put in a spam folder and this got missed...so my apologies for
missing it. So I had to totally edit the blog to fix that. And Jodi, is a gem, she's very good about participating in this blog and I enjoy getting her emails ;-) Anyway, she did a recipe that's been in her box since July 2007 and the recipe sounds very good.
It's Pork and Pepper Stew, and I like her recommendations on her tweaks.
Her recipe review is as follows:
This was a hit with all of us, everyone loved it! I didn't use bacon grease though - I would have if I had cooked bacon recently but I hadn't, and I
wouldn't use 1/4c though - we used a little olive oil to brown the meat. We didn't make many other changes - I didn't get any jalapeno peppers, I forgot them, so I used 1/2tsp crushed red pepper flakes for some heat. Also due to a misunderstanding DH added
the whole can of paste, not the end of the world :) At first it seemed that it was going to be way too thick, but the 'broth' was plenty as it cooked. I served over brown basmati rice, delicious!
Thanks for all the submissions, good or bad or indifferent, the recipes are finally made and that's a plus. I want to thank all for emailing submissions.
And anyone that didn't get on this blog, will the following Wednesday. Just remember, we are only human ;-) And we humans need food. Lets not neglect these delish recipes and start making them to show others. Even if the recipes are not so great...still submit
them...good or bad ;-)