I went through 12 years of school - kindergarten through 11th grade - only ever crossing paths with one other girl who shared my first name (in 8th grade). She was a bully, and doesn't count. Suddenly, as a senior, there were three Pams in my art class.
That was the year someone stole my ceramic Garfield - right off the shelf.
I'll bet it was the bully (even though she'd dropped out of school by then).
Since then, I have only known two other Pams.
One turned out to be a total (censored- this is a family site).
The other is a wonderful lady I've worked with for years and even taught her son in second grade (yikes- he's in college now!)
My point is, you wouldn't think PAM is that unusual a name, but I just haven't run into it much in my life. It seems that, here on Allrecipes, there are quite a few ladies named
Recently, I had printed off several recipes I wanted to try and I noticed that three of them all had some form of "Pam" listed as the submitter. So began my quest for a dually themed blog. Not only is this "Formerly
Faceless Recipes", it's a Pam blog. Each submitter has "Pam" in her screen name.
I wonder if all the other Pams have the same problem I have with telemarketers. I say "Pam", they call me "Kim". If I look myself up on whitepages.com, I have an "alias" listed under
Kim. I've even spelled it and they still don't get it right.
Oh well, here are this blogisode's recipes. I hope you find one that suits your tastes!
Soft Apple Butter Delights
I thought these were excellent. I have to admit, I was a little bit skeptical when my dough was finished. It was very loose - more like a thick batter. I refrigerated my dough overnight and it firmed up nicely. I'd suggest using parchment paper with these.
They come off the sheet beautifully. I used a small cookie scoop which made perfectly uniform-sized round cookies. These do spread - you'd have to expect this with any dough that includes fruit puree or butters. The edges of the finished cookies are slightly
chewy and the cookies are soft, as promised. We really enjoyed these. They were a nice was to use up some homemade apple butter. Thanks for a tasty recipe!
Rice Pudding III
Honestly I wonder if this recipe isn't misprinted. I halved this, then only used 3 eggs and 2 cups of milk. I used a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish and it took over 90 minutes to bake. The resulting pudding was still mostly egg with a little bit of rice thrown
in. The rice was all at the bottom. I spooned some of that layer out, topped it with cinnamon and it tasted very good, but was still very eggy. This recipe needs major revisions to make it work.
This couldn't be easier to throw together. It's simple, quick, tasty, and uses only three ingredients.
What's not to like?
Classic Clam Chowder
USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
Delicious! I followed this recipe almost exactly. The only changes were extra bacon, and a little extra cream. I served these with Rosemary Drop Biscuits by FrackFamily5 for a very tasty meal.
Quick Spinach-Ricotta Calzones
By: USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
I'm at odds with this recipe. I searched high and low for 11.3 oz canned rolls, but came up empty. I settled for a 10 oz can and bought two. Try as I might, the biggest circles I could roll with
those things was 5". Even then they were very thin. I could only use a rounded tablespoon of the filling in each one. These were very tasty, but I have more than half the filling leftover after using one can of the rolls. I'm planning to use the other can
to make 10 more, but I'll probably still have filling after that. I can't imagine that 8 rolls from an 11.3 oz can could possibly hold all of the filling. These do taste good, but if I make them again I'll make a pizza dough for the crust.
Baked Lentils with Cheese
By: Pamela Ulrich
This was tasty, but even after cooking 15 minutes longer than suggested, the lentils were still a little al-dente. I used green lentils - I learned too late that red might have been a better alternative, but there was no recommendation in the ingredient
list. I found that the vegetables produced extra water and the resulting dish had a good bit of extra liquid. This needs a little tweaking, but DH did go back for seconds. Thanks for the recipe.
These were wonderful. I had no trouble with dense muffins. I did wonder, because the batter was very thick. I made ten nice sized muffins that were just slightly crunchy on top. The spread was a wonderful addition. It is not meant bo be an icing. I'll
definitely be making these again!
By: USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
I know - third one by this lady. She's got about a hundred, I think.
I chose this dressing because I was in a pinch and I had all the ingredients. I used the mayonnaise and vinegar combination. I added very little salt. I liked the recipe for ease of preparation, but felt it lacked a bit in flavor. I think the addition
of some herbs might be good here. This is a good base recipe that won't mask the flavor of the salad it's dressing.
Nutty Monkey Muffins
My Personal Recipe
Not faceless - Just pimping my own recipe
These are really good - I promise! Go read the reviews. :)
I leave out the nuts for my kids, but I'm a pecan freak.
Isn't he cute?!?!
Sorta reminds me of a couple of kids I know.
Since we're going bananas...
Banana Walnut "Brownies"
These are pretty good. The banana flavor really comes through. I'm still messing with this
recipe - not really sure what I want to change at this point.
Click on any title below to see the recipe.