I'm back with the fourteenth edition of Formerly Faceless Recipes. What a delicious adventure this has been.
Pesto Chicken 'n' Ravioli
Review: I used frozen ravioli and homemade pesto sauce. This is a very tasty recipe which can be thrown together at a moment's notice. Yum!
Apple Cider Chicken Marinade
Review: My chicken turned out moist, tender, and delicious. I was only able to marinate about two hours before grilling, but that was plenty of time. I'm sure it would have been even more flavorful
if allowed to marinate the full 8 hours. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Tropical Sweet Potato Fries
Review: These are very tasy but were a bit on the soggy side. Maybe cutting back on the boiling time or microwaving instead of boiling would help. They flavor was wonderful - they just weren't really
"fries" to me. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Crispy Cucumbers and Tomatoes in Dill Vinaigrette
Review: This is a quick, simple, refreshing summer salad. I used halved cherry tomatoes as that's all I had on hand. This is a great way to use all those cucumbers and tomatoes from the garden.
I'll be making this often!
Buttermilk and Chive Salad Dressing
(I saw Naples' photo of this dressing, but it isn't attached to the recipe.
It made me want to try this dressing, though. Admittedly, her photo trumps mine.)
Review: I halved this recipe, but otherwise followed it exactly as written. It is a mild flavored dressing, but the flavors come alive a bit more after it sits. I made it an hour or so before eating
it and the flavor of the chives was more noticable then. I served it over a salad of homegrown baby greens and cukes with grape tomatoes, bacon, and croutons. I will make this again. Thanks for the recipe!
Review: I left out the water but did heat the vinegar. I took a course dealing with herbs in cooking and one focus was using herbs in vinegars. Diluting the vinegar rally serves no purpose. I found
that heating the vinegar really caused the herbs to go to mush. After two weeks I strained out the mushy herbs and replaced them with sprigs of fresh Rosemary. I have used this in a simple vinaigrette dressing and in a marinade and both were delicious.
Review: These are delicious, chewy cookies. The almonds are a nice touch. The liquor smells strong in the dough, but is not really evident in the finished cookies. I did cut the chocolate chips
back to 2 cups. Thanks for a great recipe.
Hot Water Pie Crust II
Review: This turned out better than I expected. I've always used the ice water method of making pie crust. This worked very well and made a nice, flaky crust. My only complaint was that it was a
bit hard to roll out (even after refrigerating) and I wasn't able to roll it as thin as I usually do.
Okay, these next few are NOT formerly faceless - they're all personal recipes.
These two cupcakes are both worth trying. Both are delicious! I wish AR would publish these recipes so more people would notice and try them!!
Sweet Vanilla Cupcakes
Review: Delicious! Mine did puff over the tops of the muffin cups, so I may make 15 next time and not fill them as full. These are better than any boxed mix! Thanks for sharing!
Nanny's Mayonnaise Cupcakes
by Grumpy's Honeybunch
Review: These are wonderful! They're moist and delicious. I halved the recipe as I only needed 12 cupcakes. I'll definitely be making these again and again! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
And here's a personal recipe of my own:
Blue Summer Fruit Smoothie
I created this after picking several gallons of blackberries. They grow wild on our property and this year I discovered an entire wonderful patch I hadn't known was there. I've made two batches
of jam, a blackberry pie (above) and blackberry ice cream (also above).
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