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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

Formerly Faceless Recipes IX 
 
Jun. 25, 2010 7:08 am 
Updated: Jun. 28, 2010 5:50 am
It's hard to believe this is already the 9th installment! I know at least one of these recipes has additional photos posted by other members, but I'm working as I go and I'm too lazy to change the blog... :P

Let's get this party started!


Chicken Spectacular
4 Stars
Review: This was very good. The key is to liberally season the chicken with salt and pepper before dipping in the egg. I dipped just the top of the chicken breast in egg, as that was the only part being dipped in the onions. I also crushed the fried onions to help them better cover the chicken. My chicken breasts were very large, so I added extra cheese during the last step. The directions don't state whether to cover while baking. I did not at first, but noticed the onions became dark very quickly. I covered the baking dish with foil for about 20 minutes, then uncovered to crisp the onions during the last 10 minutes. Because of the size of the chicken breasts, my cooking time was also longer.

Herbed Vegetable Bake
4 Stars
Review: I made this exactly as stated except I used regular margarine (all I had on hand). The taste was good, but these were really steamed vegetables. That small amount of water added before covering the dish causes the veggies to steam. I think I will add mushrooms and red peppers the next time for more flavor.
 
Mango Pina Colada Smoothie
5 Stars
Review: Oh my goodness! This was one of the best smoothies I've ever had. It was like having a slice of the tropics in my Pennsylvania backyard. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
 
Stuffed Blueberry Toast
5 Stars
Review: I cut this down to one serving, but otherwise made this exactly as stated. This was absolutely delicious! It's not overly sweet. I served this with whipped cream and extra almonds and blueberries. Thanks for a great recipe!
 
 
Filipino Ribs
4 Stars
Review:  These were delicious- fall-off-the-bone tender and full of flavor. I was afraid the flavor of the anise pods would be overpowering, (my whole house smelled of the spice after the boiling step), but the sauce works well with the anise flavor. I doubled the amount of sauce and added more as they cooked in the oven. I found that the sauce that dripped from the ribs burned very quickly on the bottom of the baking dish and couldn't be used to spoon over as suggested.


Drunken Ribs
4 Stars
Review: These were very tasty, but a little on the tough side. They actually marinated for over 36 hours. I halved the recipe, but only used a total of 3 cans of beer instead of six. I marinated the ribs in a Ziploc freezer bag with two cans of beer and used one in the sauce. It was very runny at first, even after cooking for the prescribed time. I put the rest of the sauce in a foil-wrapped pan on my grill and allowed it to thicken up as the ribs cooked. By the time the ribs were finished, the sauce was nice and thick. This sauce has a wonderful barbecue flavor.

Oatmeal Crackers
4 Stars
Review: This is a good base recipe, but really needs some help in the flavor department. The cinnamon smelled good in the dough, but was undetectable in the finsihed product. You will need a large baking sheet for this recipe. Since this is rolled out on the sheet, it's best to use one without sides to allow room for the rolling pin. I may try a savory version of these using parm and garlic.
 
Orange Cream Cheese Spread
4 Stars
Review: This is a good recipe, but needs a little extra flavor. After tasting, I doubled the orange zest and 1/4 teaspoon of orange extract. This was very tasty on Oatmeal Crackers from Allrecipes.
 
 
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Comments
Jun. 25, 2010 7:16 am
Nice! Those ribs look so good - I am drooling.
 
Jun. 25, 2010 8:13 am
Beautiful food! The submitters of these recipes just have to be thrilled to bits with the way they look! That smoothie looks like the best thing EVER.
 
Jun. 25, 2010 9:29 am
Oh that all looks so good! I am on the hunt for a good cornbread recipe and am intrigued by the slice next to the chicken spectacular. What's the recipe? Thanks! :>
 
Jun. 25, 2010 9:51 am
YUM! Pics are beautiful!
 
Jun. 25, 2010 10:51 am
ne1u12b - That's Zucchini Cornbread - I actually did that one in my last blog. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Zucchini-Cornbread/Detail.aspx
 
MK! 
Jun. 25, 2010 4:07 pm
Great job again! I took a picture of a faceless recipe and will upload it tonight!! Its for "Tropical Quinoa"!
 
Jun. 25, 2010 5:37 pm
If you ever tire of teaching you could have a career as a food photographer. Nice job!
 
Jun. 25, 2010 7:44 pm
MK! - I saw your picture. I hope it tasted as good as it looked!
 
Jun. 26, 2010 4:25 am
I really love your blog Pam - I have put the mango drink and chicken spectacular in my inbox. I'm a big mango and pina colada lover and the chicken dish looks so easy!
 
Jun. 26, 2010 5:37 am
Well done, an excellent job. And thank you for recommending the Zucchini Bites in an earlier episode, I have done them a few times now. I went out with Phil the other day and we each got a mini-muffin tray so I will test the miniature versions in the next week or so.
 
Jun. 26, 2010 11:11 am
thanks, i will have to try that! I don't have a cast iron skillet though, could i use a stoneware pie plate maybe?
 
Jun. 27, 2010 5:22 am
Yes - I used a cake pan. My cast iron was too big for this recipe.
 
Jun. 28, 2010 5:44 am
I just love that you do this!!!!!!! Another great job!
 
Saveur 
Jun. 28, 2010 5:44 am
What a delicious line-up this week. Mouthwatering, I'm officially hungry!
 
Denise 
Jun. 28, 2010 5:50 am
Everything looks sooo goood! I am having a visual of lying on a float in the pool and drinking the Mango Pina Colada smoothie! AAAhhh! How refreshing! :)
 
 
 
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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.
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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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