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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

Formerly Faceless Recipes XXXV 
Apr. 9, 2011 6:43 am 
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011 8:53 pm
Welcome to the latest installment of
Formerly Faceless Recipes!

I recently made a request for members to suggest recipes that they'd like to see here in my blog.
I received many, many responses.

I've included a few here. Some that I'd intended to include
have also been given faces by other members.

Quick Chick
By: Kathy Miller
This was good and simple enough. I used fresh mushrooms and a little bit of chicken broth to replace the mushroom liquid. The finished dish isn’t the prettiest to look at. It would benefit from some added color. If I make this again, I would probably add some red and green peppers.

Creamy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
By: Christine-CanadianCook
Suggested by ElCay
These were okay, but not as amazing as I expected them to be. The recipe doesn’t state whether to slice the brussels sprouts thick or thin. I guess mine were too thick, because they took forever to soften. The finished product was a little on the bitter side. My husband didn’t care for this side dish.

Half Moons II
These were okay, but somehow were just too sweet. I did have to mix the dough by hand as the very end. I also had to squeeze the dough tightly before forming the crescents. I had to let the cookies cool slightly before rolling in the sugar since they were just too hot to handle. Update: I have lowered my rating from 4 to 3 stars. After one day these cookies are nearly tasteless. They just need something for additional flavor, but I'm not quite sure what. Possibly using almond extract instead of vanilla would help.

Tough Buck Barbecue
I used this recipe to do a roast as suggested. I cooked it a good bit longer than the suggested two hours – cooking it until the meat fell apart. I smothered the meat with the sauce and baked at 350 for an hour (only because I was short on time at that point and my venison was so tender already.) Very tasty – I will be making this again.


Hot Chicken Salad IV
This was really good! I used diced red pepper since I didn’t have pimentos. My husband hates mayonnaise (so he thinks), but didn’t see it go into this dish. He went back for seconds! I served this on toasted French bread. Delicious!

Dilly Biscuit Squares
By: Lorene Corbett
These are really good. There isn't really much dill flavor from the butter on top, but the cheese makes these really stand out. This may be nit-picky, but they're rectangles, not squares. If you want squares, either cut nine or twelve.

Sunday Lunch Soup
This was okay, but it definitely needs some tweaking to be really good. First, "mixed spice" is not readily available in the US, so I used Mrs. Dash original flavor. I had to add extra bullion since there was very little flavor without it. My husband and I both tasted the soup before adding the cream and liked it. After the addition of the cream, my husband didn't care for this and did not eat his soup. This may work better if you plan on pureeing the soup, but I really think it needs a thickener if it isn't pureed. Without it, it's a little on the watery side. The addition of the cream actually detracted from the overall flavor. If I could, I would give the recipe 3.5 stars.

Taco Chip Chicken Wings
By: Pam

This recipe has a major error that dooms the cook to failure. If you rinse and dry your chicken wings, nothing will stick to them. I made an egg wash with one beaten egg and some water, rolled each wing in it, and then rolled it in the chip mixture. I baked these the full 40 minutes, but the result was chewy wings with rubbery skin. They really needed to bake longer. They were average-sized wings, not overly large. I probably won't make them again as I really prefer my wings with crispy skin.

Chocolate French Toast
By: mama mia

This was good and quick enough to throw together. I had a little difficulty getting my cocoa powder to incorporate with the other ingredients. I’d suggest mixing the dry ingredients with just the eggs first and then adding the milk to make this incorporation easier. This was delicious served with cherry pie filling and powdered sugar.

City Fried Chicken
By: getsome

This recipe has promise, but needs a little help. First, I’d cut back on the salt. The other difficulty I had was that the breading was pretty dark by the time the chicken legs had cooked through. I would use the suggestion of first boiling the chicken legs to avoid burning the coating in the future. I used some of the breading on chicken tenders and it worked very well.

Fiance’s Favorite Savory Green Beans
These were very tasty, but the breadcrumbs were a little strange to us. I may make this again, but will probably skip the breadcrumbs the next time.

Grandma’s Apple BreadBy: virginia lambert
Suggested by Maridele
This is tasty, but has a slightly strange texture and is a bit crumbly. A word of advice – I followed the directions and sifted the dry ingredients. DO NOT sift the rye flour. My sifter is now useless. Particles from the rye flour became trapped between the two screens and will not come out.

Mommy’s Loving Care Cookies
By: Litily Humpert
Suggested by Baking Nana
These are delicious. They are not fat, puffy cookies, but they don't claim to be. They are pleasantly chewy with slightly crisp edges. I'll make these again for a rich, chocolatey treat!

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Apr. 9, 2011 8:52 am
Pam, I absolutely love your blog. I've been reading it for some time but not sure if I've ever commented. Your writing is great as well as your pictures. I like the unique idea of "faceless" recipes. When choosing a recipe I tend to gravitate more towards pictures rather than reviews. In the last blog or so I thought your spaghetti and meatball cupcakes were so creative, just genius! Oh, and I love that you said your son is spoiled and won't eat canned frosting... made me laugh! Can't wait for the next blog. Great work!
Apr. 9, 2011 8:54 am
Thanks for posting!! I always look forward to reading these. I have saved the quick chick recipe. Thanks so much for all of your hard work, your awesome!!
Apr. 9, 2011 9:00 am
Nice blog! That Tough Buck looks delicious. Thanks for another entertaining blog.
Apr. 9, 2011 9:22 am
Oh my Pam, I'm all about that chocolate french toast topped in cherry pie filling! Looks fantastic.
Apr. 9, 2011 9:34 am
Great blog and beautiful pics as usual! My kids would go nuts over that french toast!
Apr. 9, 2011 12:29 pm
Another awesome blog with great pictures! Thanks for posting!
Apr. 9, 2011 9:28 pm
You know you take great pictures, but your commentary is very helpful too. Chocoholic that I am, I can't decide whether to do the chocolate french toast or the loving care cookies first. Thanks for sharing!
Apr. 10, 2011 1:30 pm
i was just thinking about your blog...thanks for the post on the buzz to alert us! everything looks wonderful as usual! keep up the great work!
Apr. 10, 2011 1:33 pm
Thanks, once again Pam! Great blog!
Apr. 10, 2011 6:17 pm
Thanks for sharing Pam, great blog as always!!!
Apr. 11, 2011 11:27 am
As always, beautiful. I like the way you comment on them as well. Thank you!
Apr. 12, 2011 8:42 pm
YAY! You went back to your rating! I like that. Everything you made looks fab! I want to try the chicken salad. GREAT JOB!!!
Apr. 12, 2011 8:53 pm
This may be my last blog, at least for a while. My blue star is gone. Despite "auto-renew" being checked in my billing section, my membership did NOT renew automatically.
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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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