Welcome to the eighth installment of Formerly Faceless Recipes! I've gotten such great feedback on these blogs. Thanks to all of those who have been so encouraging! It really is a quest: finding recipes
that sound good to me and don't have pictures. I've never been one to shy away from a recipe because it didn't have a picture. Most of the recipes my mother used were from cookbooks that had NO pictures at all. I learned to cook following recipes without pictures.
Isn't it funny how times change? I'll definitely admit to saving a recipe just because the picture looked good enough to eat. That's why my recipe box is overflowing!
Oh well, enough
smalltalk. Let's get started!
The first four recipes featured were all part of the same meal. It was a five-star affair!
Review: This was delicious. My brisket was small, so I was forced to make some changes. The cooking directions for this recipe are very vague. I chose to use a small roaster. I wrapped the brisket loosely in foil
and set it inside the roaster. This held in the juices and made the meat very tender. For "steak rub" I used "Spicy Flat Iron Steak Rub" from Allrecipes. (I left out the Ancho Chile powder - didn't have any.)
Review: I did a recipe search for "red lentils" and chose this recipe because I had MOST of the ingredients on hand. I was unable to find mango chutney and simply didn't have time to make it. I did add some diced,
fresh mango in its place. It was such a small amount that it really disappeared into the dish. I think it could easily be left out and wouldn't be missed. I found that the dish took MUCH longer to cook than indicated - almost 50 minutes to cook the potatoes
through. I had to add at least an extra cup of vegetable stock during cooking. The result was delicious. I will make this again!
Review: This was delicious. I'm not sure why it has several bad reviews. Souffles do take some work. It's the nature of the dish. This is not even close to a quiche. I accidentally left out the cheese and it was
still wonderful. Mine did take an extra 15 minutes to be completely cooked and brown the top. I may increase the oven temperature the next time. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
My Grandmother's Best Berry Pie
Review: I wanted a blueberry dessert that was a little different and this fit the bill nicely. The crust is incredibly simple to make and the filling couldn't be easier. My berries were a bit tart, so I sprinkled
a little Splenda over them before adding the crumb topping. My pie was completely done in 25 minutes (the crust was actually getting very dark). This is delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Review: This is excellent cornbread. Using the blender is an interesting way of mixing the wet ingredients. It really pulverizes the onions, which distributes the flavor throughout the cornbread. I only have a 12"
cast iron skillet, so I opted to use a 10" round cake pan which worked fine. I didn't preheat the pan first. Thanks for a tasty recipe!
Review: This is so good! I thought the orange flavor would overpower the oatmeal, but it did not. These flavors work well together. I toasted my walnuts before adding to the oatmeal. I will definitely be making this
Orange Breakfast Crunch Topping
Review: This is a great addition to hot breakfast cereal, though I'm sure it can be used in other ways. I sprinkled it on Orange Cranberry Oatmeal from Allrecipes. Very tasty!
Strawberry Soup IV
I found this recipe by chance. A member (not an RE regular) posted a message on the RE thanking another member for a review of her recipe. I clicked her profile to check out the recipe, then looked at her
reviews. This recipe sounded interesting, and I had all the ingredients, soooo...
Review: I never thought I would make a cold fruit soup. I stumbled upon this recipe and happened to have all the ingredients on hand. I'm very glad I tried it! It was cool and refreshing, perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing the
Here's a shot of the leftover brisket - delicious!
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