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Tastes of Summer - FFR XVI 
Aug. 13, 2010 5:58 am 
Updated: Aug. 21, 2010 4:28 am
Summer is winding down. School starts in less than two weeks. I know my kitchen time will be limited between teaching and running two of my three sons to football. Here is Formerly Faceless Recipes XVI.

 Flourless Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes
 Review: These are very tasty, but much more like breakfast cookies than pancakes. They are very thick and hearty and do not bubble like regular pancakes. I needed to form the batter on the griddle as it did not immediately spread out. The blueberries needed to be pushed into the pancakes. Thanks for a tasty recipe.
 Honey Butter Zucchini Bread
Review: This is a delicious, moist zucchini bread. I halved the recipe and made four small loaves. I removed half of the batter before adding the nuts and coconut. I added mini chocolate chips to the other half. My mini loaves baked in about 30 minutes. This is definitely worth making again! Thanks for sharing

Zucchini Skins
Review: This is a great idea in theory. In practice, the finaly product is soggy. My husband tried one bite and politely refused another. I may play with the recipe a bit - possibly frying the scooped out zucchini (yikes) to get that crunch that we expect from potato skins. This might make them more appealing.
Baby Zucchini Salad
Review: Delicious and simple. This is a wonderful way to use up some of those fresh, summer zucchini. It's a great side dish for a summer meal.

Spiced Balsamic Vinaigrette
Review: I really enjoyed this. I made it exactly as stated using a white balsamic. Thanks for a great recipe!

Artichoke and Tomato Chicken
Review: Delicious! I used marinated artichoke hearts and fresh mozzarella. I did add some shredded mozzarella toward the end and returned it to the oven to melt. I will definitely make this again!

Chicken With Quinoa and Veggies
Review: This was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written except the garlic scapes. They were not available in my area, so I used scallions and garlic instead. My husband loved this dish. Thanks for a "keeper!"

Spaghetti Al Amatraciana  

Review: This is very tasty. I did make some slight changes. After following the recipe and then tasting the sauce, I grated a clove of garlic into it. I also added chopped fresh basil and parsley. I used whole wheat spaghetti which worked very well in this dish. Thanks for a great recipe!

Potato Asparagus Bake
Review: This disappeared quickly - no leftovers. I did my best to screw this recipe up, including breaking my food processor, but it still turned out great. The next time I will probably just chop the asparagus and mix it into the potatoes. Delicious side dish!

Crazy Mixed Up Cake
Review: This turned out very tasty. It did take a good bit longer to bake, however. After 35 minutes, the center was still liquid. I baked it about 7 minutes longer and tried the toothpick. The cake immediately sank in the middle. After 5 more minutes it was finally done. My husband loved this.

Finnish Blueberry Pie
Review: This is definitely NOT what I think of when I think of pie. It is a delicious and simple dessert. I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8X8 baking dish. I served this with homemade, sweetened whipped cream. Delicious!
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Aug. 13, 2010 6:27 am
Yay first! There is absolutely nothing here I WOULDN't make...double negative aside, everything looks perfectly, wonderful and mouthwatering. Nice job Pam.
Aug. 13, 2010 6:36 am
Thanks for another great blog and bringing these recipes to life. I hope you are able to continue, I really enjoy your posts.
Aug. 13, 2010 6:38 am
Everything sounds good, as usual :) I want to try the honey butter zucchini bread now! Thanks.
Aug. 13, 2010 6:40 am
I agree with Avon. Everything looks wonderful. Great job.
Aug. 13, 2010 6:52 am
I love looking at your pictures! I tried that zucchini stick recipe from the last blog. YUM! Thanks for all your work giving the recipes a face!!
Aug. 13, 2010 8:43 am
Everything looks so delicious, now you have me wanting a slice of that pie...
Aug. 13, 2010 9:21 am
I want it all! Nice photos! Honey Butter Zucchini bread sounds fabulous...so does the pie!
Aug. 13, 2010 9:46 am
I always love your photos! I've tried the spiced balsamic vinaigrette a number of times and it is so good. I can't wait to try the crazy mixed up cake recipe!
Aug. 13, 2010 9:50 am
Thanks Pam, saved two recipes the Artichoke and Tomato Chicken and the Potato Asparagus Bake. Yum. But all your dishes look great.
Aug. 14, 2010 5:11 am
Oh great - more tasty ideas brought to light and life by our multi-talented photographing supercook. Thanks!
Aug. 14, 2010 5:14 am
I have to tell you I look forward to all your blogs, because I end up adding at least a couple of the recipes. This time I added five of them...lol Thanks for all the inspirations and the awesome pictures on these otherwise faceless recipes :) I hope during school you're able to still give us a blog once in a while!
Aug. 14, 2010 6:18 am
I'll still have to cook, so there will be photos and blogs (a bit of an addiction, I guess). But I know there will be more pizza nights, sloppy joes, and burgers on the busy nights, so not as many new recipe. :( sniff Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!
Aug. 14, 2010 6:19 am
I just love this blog! Your food looks so delicious Pam! Saved a few of the recipes.... Thanks for sharing!
Aug. 14, 2010 12:23 pm
You keep trying interesting recipes! I like the pics!
Aug. 18, 2010 2:42 pm
Fantastic, as always! :)
Aug. 19, 2010 3:44 pm
Thanks! I always put a few of your reviews into my recipe box...it helps to see the pictures and know that you've tried them.
Aug. 20, 2010 7:55 pm
Everything looks delicious! I'm going to try the chicken with quinoa, nice job Pam.
Aug. 21, 2010 4:28 am
I was wondering how to improve your blogs .... but you did it yourself! Great job! Thanks
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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.
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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