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Formerly Faceless Recipes - Eighteen 
Sep. 12, 2010 1:38 pm 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2010 8:21 pm
It's not as easy to find time to try a lot of new recipes since school has started, but here's the latest installment of Formerly Faceless Recipes:

My Kid's Favorite Zucchini Bread
Review: This is a simple, delicious, basic zucchini bread recipe. The result is moist and tender. You could easily add raisins, nuts, or other ingredients to suit your own taste. Tip: to take the moisture out of the zucchini, toss it with 1/2 tsp of salt and set it in a colander over a bowl for about 10 minutes. Press on the zucchini to remove the liquid. Cut back the salt in the recipe to 1/2 tsp.

Bob's Blue Cheese Dressing
Review: This is a simple and delicious alternative to bottled dressing. I did add a little milk to thin it out a bit, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for sharing!

Mozzarella Basil Bread
Since I posted my photos of this recipe, CC and Kathleen have also posted beautiful pictures.
Review:  This bread is absolutely delicious! I used fresh basil (triple the amount) since I have a seemingly endless supply in the garden. I otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I did have to add in at least an extra cup of flour during kneading. The recipe makes two LARGE loaves. My husband and oldest son loved this one. Thanks for sharing!


Refreshing Blueberry Soda
Review: I followed this recipe exactly, including the basil. I tried the finished soda, then ended up straining the mixture through a sieve to remove the excess bits of blueberry skin and tiny seeds. This made the soda more visually appealing as well as easier to drink. This is very tasty and the basil adds a delicious twist!
Caramel Frosting III
Review: This is a very tasty caramel frosting. I did add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. The recipe didn't state how much to add, but this amount seemed sufficient.
Blackberry Jam Cake II
Review: This is a very moist and tasty cake. I didn't really notice the chocolate flavor so much. I used homemade blackberry jam I made earlier this summer. I did notice the larger pieces of fruit in the jam did migrate to the bottom, but the cake itself took on a slightly purple hue from the preserves. One negative for me was that the cake didn't rise in the center. I'm not sure if this was due to the amount of mixing to incorporate all of the ingredients. I did make half the recipe and baked it in an 8" square pan. It tested done at 40 minutes despite the sunken center. I topped this with Caramel Frosting III.
Kickin' Crunchy Oven "Fried" Chicken
My Personal Recipe
Okay, so I gave it 5 Stars, but SouthernGma did too!
Fall Festival Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
My Personal Recipe
I love these. I'd have to or the recipe wouldn't be sitting in recipe limbo waiting to be published. If you can find pumpkin, these are worth a try!
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Sep. 12, 2010 1:50 pm
Lots of nice ideas here, Pam. I saved your muffin recipe and hope to give it a try soon. I love this project of yours!
Sep. 12, 2010 2:08 pm
Awesome photos! That mozzarella basil bread looks fabulous! I've saved that recipe - I also have tons of basil in my herb garden. Thanks!
Sep. 12, 2010 2:18 pm
Your pictures, as usual, are stunning and make me want to try foods I know I'd never like! I have a very, very similar recipe for chicken that I haven't made in ages, but I'm going to try yours first. Thanks for a great blog. Can I hire you to take photos of my food? ;-)
Sep. 12, 2010 2:30 pm
Great blog! Saved your muffin recipe and will be making it very soon! i have a few cans of pumpkin leftover from last year..
Sep. 12, 2010 4:05 pm
One of these days I am going to learn how to take great pictures and then learn how to post them. Your pictures are always wonderful. I am going to try the pumpkin cranberry muffins. Great tip on the salt with the zucchini. Tonight I am going to make the zucchini bread with the coconut and chocolate chips from this site and will try your tip. Thanks!
Sep. 12, 2010 5:44 pm
Looks delicious, as always! Thanks for the inspiration. I have tried a couple of the recipes because of your tasty pictures!
Sep. 12, 2010 6:00 pm
Great job, again. The faceless crowds salute you...and no doubt lift their little hands and from their little faceless mouths whisper desperate pleas of "Pick me! Pick me!"
Sep. 12, 2010 6:36 pm
Wow, great pics! Good job!
Sep. 13, 2010 5:07 am
YOU... are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.
Sep. 13, 2010 9:24 am
Awesome Pics! How did you get the link to say the name and not the url? I am usually computer savvy but couldn't figure it out on this site :/
Sep. 13, 2010 9:34 am
Your photos are always amazing, everything looks awesome. I love these blogs :)
Sep. 13, 2010 1:09 pm
You have out done yourself again, lovely photos. Makes me want to get busy in the kitchen.
Sep. 13, 2010 2:08 pm
Messy cook - type the name, then highlight it and select "link" (the little chain link pic at the top of the blog editor). Then you can paste the link and it will make the words "clickable." Good luck!
Sep. 29, 2010 8:21 pm
Pam...I made your chicken last night..thanks for a good recipe!!
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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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