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Formerly Faceless Recipes VII 
Jun. 16, 2010 5:59 am 
Updated: Jun. 18, 2010 6:52 pm
Zucchini Bites
5 Stars
Review:  These are delicious. They are a great snack by themselves, but would also be great with soup or chili. I made half a batch, filled the muffin cups full, and got 9 muffins. Thanks for a tasty recipe!

Swedish Nuts I
3 Stars

Review:  These taste good but WOW, that's a lot of butter. I think it could easily be cut back to 2 or 3 Tbsp. and still do the job. I used almonds, walnuts, and pecans. The pecans were so coated with the mixture that they were unrecognizable. I may make these again with modifications, possibly adding some cinnamon for more flavor.

Sandwich Spread
5 Stars

Review:  This was a blast from the past. I found this recipe completely by accident. Growing up in Pennsylvania, this was a lunchbox staple. I don't know how often I'll make it because my picky kids think it's weird, but I really enjoyed it! Thanks for bringing back a wonderful childhood memory!

Jalapeno Hamburgers
4 Stars

Review:  These were good and moist, but did not have the spicy flavor I expected. They also fell apart easily while grilling.

Overnight Chicken Fruit Salad
5 Stars

Review:  This was a great combination of flavors. I don't know that you really need to make it the night before, but it's nice that you can. It tastes great right away, but the flavors do blend together even more overnight. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Teriyaki Marinade III
Review:  I marinated this overnight and made and had tender, tasty chicken the following day. I plan on trying this with pork in the near future.

Ken Shoe Green Beans
5 Stars
Review:  These were excellent. I did make one change since I was cooking on my grill using a side burner. I steamed the beans for several minutes, then just used a small amount of oil to follow the rest of the steps. We really enjoyed these and I will make them again.

Blueberry Gems
4 Stars

Review: These are good, but a little bland. I even added some orange zest, but still didn't have a lot of orange flavor. They seemed to be lacking spice, but were very moist.

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Jun. 16, 2010 6:01 am
The zucchini bites look divine! I think my toddler would love them too :) Thanks Pam!
Jun. 16, 2010 6:25 am
oh yum!! I'm going to check out some of those recipes - especially the jalapeno burger. Love the muffin photo in particular - but I am a muffin kind of girl! I actually made the To Die for Blueberry Muffins this morning!
Jun. 16, 2010 6:27 am
Lol......I know what you mean about the sandwich spread! My mom made us that when we were growing up, just to switch up from pb&j. Great blog!
Jun. 16, 2010 6:29 am
These all look so great! I wish I were as adventurous as you but I'm afraid of buying groceries for unreviewed recipes and then wasting them on a bad one...I look forward to more of your blogs! :)
Jun. 16, 2010 6:30 am
Once again Pam everything looks really good. The zucchini bites, the jalapeno burger, and the green beans really caught my eye this time. I made a faceless recipe last night and was pleasantly surprised too. I posted a link in your last blog but I'll repost in this one, didn't know you were going to do another blog so quickly!.....
Jun. 16, 2010 6:31 am
Hehe, my grandma used to buy sandwich spread from our butcher and pack my grandpa a lunch with those sandwiches every day. I've always thought it smelled funky so I've never had any. Great trip down memory lane. ;)
Jun. 16, 2010 6:34 am
Great pictures as usual.I saved your zucchini recipe.I'm going to have more squash then I know what to do with.My girlfriend/neighbor joked that we should have a road side stand.I've got zucchini,acorn and butternut.Definitely wasn't thinking clear that day.LOL!I got to cook in my kitchen the last couple of days but the heat wave is on and no cooking(except for breakfast)on the stove.Have a great day!:0)
Jun. 16, 2010 6:35 am
Good job Pam...maybe I should ask you to photo stuff I want to make and sell!
Jun. 16, 2010 6:35 am
Everything looks great as usual, Pam! Keep up the good work, lol! :)
Jun. 16, 2010 6:39 am
Great job, Pam! I look forward to the next installment of formerly faceless recipes! ;)
Jun. 16, 2010 6:44 am
Nice job! I remember my mom making some sort of sandwich spread like that, too! Suddenly I want some...Thanks, Pam!
Jun. 16, 2010 6:58 am
You made that zucchini recipe look great and I don't like zucchini at all...great job, as always, Pam!
Jun. 16, 2010 7:25 am
Great blog I saved several recipes. So many looked good. Especially the zucchini bites. Can't wait to try them.
Jun. 16, 2010 7:45 am
another great blog, Pam. I really enjoy reading this, save some recipes and get a perspective of new ideas. Some weeks I get into a rut and this helps to find somthing I would have never considered making. Please keep them coming, I look forward to reading them:)
Jun. 16, 2010 7:46 am
Thanks for the great comments everyone! Avon - I actually saved the Hillbilly Pie recipe because of your photo and review! PC, many of the recipes *DO* have reviews, just not pictures. By reading the recipes I can usually get a feel for whether it will work. That's why most of my reviews end up being 4 or 5 star. :)
Jun. 16, 2010 8:22 am
The sandwich spread is a blast from the past for me, too.
Jun. 16, 2010 10:19 am
I love that you do this! Keep 'em coming!!!
Jun. 16, 2010 11:13 am
I LOVE photos of 'close-up' food! And, on an angle, fabulous too! I want to reach out and taste it! LOL!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your talent(s) and the joy of cooking for your family. I know they must appreciate you! You are an inspiration and a pleasure to read!
Jun. 16, 2010 11:26 am
Beautiful blog - again! Thanks!
Jun. 16, 2010 1:38 pm
Beautiful pictures! I saved the green bean recipe just because you make it look so good.
Jun. 16, 2010 7:29 pm
Hubby and I love sandwich spread! I still buy it at the deli. MIL used to make it, so yummy with extra mayo spread on the bread.
Jun. 17, 2010 9:04 am
Good job again!!
Jun. 17, 2010 3:19 pm
Love zucchini--I WISH I knew someone growing it!! Send me your squash!! Can't wait to try the bites!
Jun. 18, 2010 2:56 pm
LOL - my little plants still only have flowers. I'm still using up the frozen stuff from last year!
Jun. 18, 2010 6:52 pm
You so have ESP!!! How else did you know I have zucchini, greens beans, and blueberries AND chicken all at the same time?!? :) Wonderful blog and YUMMY pics! I will certainly be trying these out. Tonight we're having grilled chicken, squash and zucchini casserole, corn on the cob, and lemon blueberry crumble. Yum! Thank you for sharing!!
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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.
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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.
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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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