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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

FFR XII and a Personal Recipe Plug 
Jul. 11, 2010 9:06 pm 
Updated: Jul. 26, 2010 8:28 pm
Here we go again. Some may noticed I changed my blog from "Buttered Noodles" to "So Many Recipes, So Little Time." It just seems to fit better since I began writing Formerly Faceless Recipes. So here goes installment 12.
Do you ever find yourself buying an ingredient for a recipe, then trying to find uses for the leftovers?
Happens to me all the time! That's why you'll often see a repeat ingredient, like coconut milk or salad shrimp, in the recipes I choose for this blog.
Let's get started! 
Nutty Fresh Strawberry Salad
5 Stars
Review: This salad was absolutely delicious! I don't know that the dressing really needs to be refrigerated for six hours. I also don't think I will use butter to toast the almonds the next time - I'll just use a dry skillet. That said, it's wonderful as is!
Natalie's Coconut Spice Elixir
3 Stars
Review: I wish I could give this more than 3 stars. I was able to drink most of it but it had a gritty texture, especially toward the bottom, that was a bit off-putting. I did finely grind my flax seeds. The taste was okay, but the nutmeg (I used freshly ground) was a bit overpowering.
Milk Powder Candies
4 Stars

Review: I cut this recipe to 20 servings, but followed the directions otherwise (at first). What I had was more of a batter than a dough. I let it sit for about 15 minutes and it firmed up a little. It was still not thick enough to roll. I didn't want to add more confectioners' sugar or powdered milk. I decided to add flaked coconut. After adding about a cup, the dough was finally firm enough to roll. It was still sticky, so I used a cookie scoop and dropped the balls into the sugar, then rolled them. They do firm up in the refrigerator and make a very tasty treat.

Vinegar and Egg Crust
5 Stars
Review: This is really flaky and delicious. I happened upon this recipe by accident and decided to give it a try. You definitely won't need all the liquid. I will definitely use this recipe again!

Peach Custard Pie I
4 Stars
Review: Is there milk left out of this recipe? A custard, by definition, is made with milk and eggs. When I made the egg mixture, I could see right away it would not adequately cover the peaches. I added 1/4 cup of cream and it still just barely covered them. The pie has a good flavor, though, and disappeared quickly. I may make it again with my alteration.

Quick Shrimp Scampi Pasta
5 Stars
Review: I am rating this recipe as made using the submitter's suggestions in her review. This is a quick and delicious meal. I used fresh basil instead of dry since I have a garden full of it at the moment. My first thought when I read the recipe was "It's missing garlic. It's not scampi." Why do the Allrecipes editors make drastic changes to submitted recipe? My tip: follow Noelle's directions in her review. They're spot on! Thanks, Noelle, for a great recipe!

Shrimp Deviled Eggs
5 Stars
Review: These were delicious and make such a pretty presentation. I topped each one with a whole tiny shrimp and a small parsley leaf. Even better the next day!

Shrimp and Dill Deviled Eggs
4 Stars
Review: These were good, but the filling was a little too soft. I would cut back the mayo a bit and add more as needed. The combination of lime juice and dill was a tiny bit overpowering after being refrigerated overnight.
Pesto Shrimp Sandwich
5 Stars
Review: I followed the recipe as written using homemade pesto. This is a delicious sandwich. I loved it and I will definitely make it again! Thanks for a great recipe!

Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
5 Stars
(Okay, this wasn't faceless - I just love it so much I had to include it!)
Review: Fabulous! Simple! Delicious! I did cut the sugar by about half. I used homemade raspberry vinegar (Raspberry Vinegar I from this site). My dressing was very pink in color from the vinegar.

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
My personal recipe - still working out the kinks. I think I need to lower the baking temp to 325 as the brownie base came out a little dry. If anyone would like to check out the recipe and make suggestions, I'm open to all. (They do taste good, though.)
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Thanks for dropping by!

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
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Jul. 11, 2010 9:25 pm
They all sound great especially the brownies! Thanks again!
Jul. 11, 2010 10:16 pm
Beautiful pictures and a wonderful selection of recipes! Great job as always!!
Jul. 12, 2010 12:30 am
Everything looks delish! I'm going to try the cheesecake brownies. My raspberry crop was excellent this year so I am always looking for recipes with raspberries. Thanks for sharing! :)
Jul. 12, 2010 2:07 am
Looks like you have quite a few winners here! I love the scampi and pesto shrimp recipes. I was just telling Grumpy last night I needed to make my own pesto because I have a ton of basil right now!
Jul. 12, 2010 5:39 am
That shrimp scampi looks amazing! Well done- once again :)
Jul. 12, 2010 8:15 am
Wow, it all looks so good. 8am and you are making crave shrimp scampi. LOL I have used the pie crust recipe you featured for 30 years or so. Best pie crust bar none. Got to check out your recipe box now :)
Jul. 12, 2010 11:13 am
Everything looks good!
Jul. 12, 2010 3:32 pm
I love these blogs! You take great pictures and I use some of the recipes you make. I usually use the recipe with the highest rating, which of course always has a picture because of that. Now because of your blog I'm using recipes I would have never found.
Jul. 12, 2010 8:01 pm
Thanks everyone! I've often wondered if these blogs are worth the effort, then I read the encouraging comments and write another blog! Thanks for reading!
Jul. 12, 2010 8:06 pm
I have "blog" envy!!!!! I am still learning about blogging! Great pics, Pam!
B L 
Jul. 12, 2010 8:16 pm
I don't know... pretty controversial if you ask me ;) but great blog, anyway! :D That strawberry salad looks delicious. I am still looking for a recipe that a friend gave me long ago and I lost - it was a strawberry salad with sugared almonds and it was divine! Love your blog and photos. However, I think you may need a dash more controversy. jk.
Jul. 12, 2010 10:03 pm
Your photos are gorgeous, plus, shrimp in devilled eggs?! That sounds so good. Wonderful blog.
Jul. 12, 2010 11:03 pm
Wow, great photos and great recipes too! Thanks so much...can't wait to try the raspberry dressing looks devine!
Jul. 13, 2010 12:07 am
Those raspberry brownies are calling to me. I will definately give them a try. I made the Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing because you made and blogged the raspberry vinegar and I agree. 5* for sure. Thanks
Jul. 13, 2010 3:57 am
oh my...great pics and good recipes...it is about five a.m. and am getting really hungry for some reason...hehe...thanks for sharing...look forward to your blogs!!!...thanks again for sharing...i am probably going to save some of the recipes u chose...hago
Jul. 13, 2010 4:17 am
You know if by chance you need a tester in order to ensure you given the appropriate stars I'm available.
Jul. 13, 2010 7:03 pm
Awesome job once again, Pam! I really love your blogs :)
Jul. 13, 2010 10:04 pm
I totally love the idea of shrimp in deviled eggs. Did the two recipes taste drastically different? Thanks for sharing...fun blog and great pics as usual!!
Jul. 13, 2010 10:04 pm
I totally love the idea of shrimp in deviled eggs. Did the two recipes taste drastically different? Thanks for sharing...fun blog and great pics as usual!!
Jul. 26, 2010 2:43 am
Find myself making lots of stuff with leftover ingredients? That's THE main reason I stuck with this site - it was the only thing around where I could search by an ingredient. I right now am doing about 4 things in a row with ranch dressing, and pretty soon will be the pumpkin spree... (pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin PANCAKES... I finally threw the rest in the freezer and hope it's OK... sheesh)
Jul. 26, 2010 2:44 am
Oh, a little late. It totally went over my head that this hasn't been posted on for 2 weeks. OK, excuse me while I got back to la-la land.
Jul. 26, 2010 8:28 pm
That's okay, Erimess. :)
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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.
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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