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Feb. 13, 2012 10:55 am 
Updated: Apr. 26, 2012 7:31 am
Welcome to Formerly Faceless Recipes #50. I'll start out with the Super Bowl munchies I served this year.It was just the family, but we sure ate well enough! Four of the seven recipes I served were faceless and tasty.  Click on any photo to view the recipe.  Blue Cheese Hot Wings!By:… MORE
 
 
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Tags:  Appetizers, Dessert
 
 
Aug. 21, 2010 5:28 pm 
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010 7:21 pm
Slightly smaller than usual, this edition of Formerly Faceless Recipes is packed with delicious recipes that use common ingredients. I love recipes that call for things I always have on hand, don't you?  Creamy Peppercorn Dressing  Review: I halved the recipe, but otherwise followed it… MORE
 
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Jun. 14, 2010 6:03 am 
Updated: Jun. 21, 2010 7:00 pm
Welcome to the sixth installment of Formerly Faceless Recipes. It's been a while coming. Other projects (the end of the school year and my son's birthday)  have kept me pretty busy. I've also been kept busy nursing my husband back to health after his dirtbike accident and surgery. We're sti MORE
 
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Jun. 13, 2010 10:20 am 
Updated: Jul. 22, 2010 3:50 am
Several people have asked for a step-by-step of the Topsy Turvy or Mad Hatter Cake I baked for my son's 13th birthday. I'll give my version, then add a couple of links I used to help me get started.   I started by baking 6 layers and yes, I used box mixes. MORE
The cake that nearly did me in!
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Mar. 11, 2010 7:32 pm 
Updated: Jun. 18, 2010 6:16 am
I love lemon. There, I said it. I prefer it to chocolate and most other flavors out there. My family, however, is strictly chocolate and vanilla. I recently volunteered to bake a dessert for a fundraising luncheon for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. As I tried to think of what to bake, I… MORE
Lemons!
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So tasty!
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Luscious Lemon Cake
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Jan. 10, 2010 2:03 pm 
Updated: Jan. 17, 2010 3:07 pm
What kind of cakes do you bake for a kid who wants to go to culinary school and ultimately own his own pizza joint? A chef's hat and a pizza, of course!The first step was baking the cakes. I used Chocolate Fudge Pound Cake and made 2 8" and one 9" layers. I glued the 8" layers together with… MORE
The Chef's Hat Cake I love marshmallow fondant!
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The Pizza Cake
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Oct. 11, 2009 12:42 pm 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2010 2:38 pm
Apples, apples everywhere. I've been craving Apple Danish, so I picked up some gorgeous Cortlands from Apple Castle, not too far from home.   Don't they look yummy?    Peeled them...   sliced them... Flour, salt, and shortening combine to begin… MORE
Danish Pastry Apple Bars - So delicious!
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Sep. 26, 2009 7:39 pm 
Updated: Oct. 3, 2009 9:42 pm
Why is my garden still producing zucchini? I picked 9, yes, 9 two-pound zucchinis the other day. When will it ever end? Don't get me wrong, I like zucchini. But this is overkill. Sigh.How do you use up zucchini?Well, if you feel creative, you invent a recipe. I also happened to have… MORE
My Zucchini Apple Spice Cake
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Jun. 17, 2009 5:10 am 
Updated: Jun. 21, 2009 8:06 pm
Part II - AssemblyThis part has no picture, so I'll just explain it. I used two cake boards which I cut square and taped together, then covered with foil. Thank heavens I doubled it, because this is one heavy cake. I bought dowel rod at Wally World and cut four lengths about 1 1/4 inches - the… MORE
From Bear to , well, Snowman...
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White Frosting - He's sitting on the layer at this point. It's already been frosted white.
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Piping the Black Frosting - The birthday boys gets involved.
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The Beak
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Jun. 17, 2009 5:01 am 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2009 11:11 pm
Okay, so I can't quite compare with those names. I won't even claim to be close. They are, however, inspirational when it comes to decorating cakes and throwing parties. For my son's 12th birthday I created two cakes. I used Martha's monkey cake idea, but used a yellow cake mix. I've included a… MORE
Bear Plop - It's supposed to overflow. The first cake did not do this. This is the second attempt.
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Oops! The chocolate pound cake that wasn't.
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Front of Bear
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The Monkey Cake
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Pam-3BoysMama

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA

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Jan. 2003

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Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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About Me
I have three teenage sons who are picky eaters (especially the middle one). I try to cook things that they might enjoy trying, but they're not always willing to try new things. My husband started out a picky eater when we met back in 1986, but he's gotten much better and is willing to try ALMOST anything I make. In my spare time I teach second grade. I have introduced my students to cooking and/or new foods over the years.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try all sorts of new recipes, so I don't really have a favorite thing to cook. I enjoy using fresh ingredients from the garden and canning those ingredients to use year-round. I also enjoy baking treats for my second grade class. I'll try almost anything if I think my family will eat it. Of course, I've been known to try a recipe because I want to, whether they'll eat it or not.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making the pumpkin pies and other desserts for Thanksgiving. I always like to try one new dessert for each holiday. Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition that goes back as long as I can remember.
My cooking triumphs
I've made some pretty cool cakes for my boys' birthdays. They include a firetruck, baseball, football, and Pokeball. I've also used shaped pans to decorate everything from Barney and Elmo, Power Ranger, Jeff Gordon's #24 racecar, football helmet, a dog and dog house, a monkey, a giant cupcake, and a penguin. Some recent cakes have been a pizza, chef's hat, and Topsy-Turvy (Mad Hatter Cake.) The last one didn't collapse - that was a real triumph! One of my best triumphs has been teaching my boys to cook. They'll never go hungry.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I cooked a turkey I relied on my thermometer to tell when it was done. It wasn't.
 
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