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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

Formerly Faceless Recipes XXXVII 
May 21, 2011 2:19 pm 
Updated: Jun. 23, 2011 8:49 pm
Here is blogisode #37.
Not too many recipes this time as real life has interfered with my cyber-life lately. 
Seems like all I've made lately is desserts.

Oatmeal Breakfast Treats
By: Angie Provence

 This is basically an oatmeal cookie made with no levening. Being an oatmeal raisin cookie, this cried out for cinnamon, so I added it. After reading another review that mentioned blandness, the cinnamon added just the right touch. These keep well in a zippered plastic bag.


Heavenly Cake
By: Amy Sumerlin
This is a good recipe, but the directions are very vague. The batter is incredibly thick. It cannot be poured, but must be spooned and then spread in the pan. For me, the baking time was a little long. I tested the cake at 45 minutes. As the directions do not say how to test doneness, I tried the toothpick test which showed the cake was not done. After 5 more minutes, the toothpick test still showed the cake wasn't done. I touched the cake top at that point, and it sprang back nicely, so I removed it from the oven and let it cool. This was a total of 50 minutes baking time and the cake is just a tiny bit dry. I wish I'd done the touch test at 45 minutes because I think it was probably done at that point. I wanted to top the cake with something, but ended up not having time to make a frosting or ganache. I topped slices with whipped cream (from the can) and chocolate curls. This is a rather expensive cake to make, as the chocolate is over $1/oz and the recipe calls for 8 oz. If I make this again, I might just use 4 oz of chocolate and use chocolate pudding instead of vanilla.

Huckleberry Cake
By: GrandmaDebra

Very tasty, but after sitting overnight the bottom of this cake became very wet. I used blueberries, which, after a little research I learned are actually huckleberries. Apparently it's a difference in terminology as we only seem to have the blue ones in my area and they are always marketed as blueberries. I loved the topping on this cake - don't skip that! This looks so pretty topped with whipped cream and sliced almonds.


Pita Chicken
By: Kim Fliehmann

Tasty! The one problem I had was that my pitas fell apart when I stuffed them and I really had trouble getting everything in there. I used homemade salsa. I mixed all the dry seasonings together and sprinkled this on the chicken before cooking rather than after to really flavor the chicken. I think this would work even better rolled in a tortilla. Thanks for a tasty recipe!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake III

This is one of the best and simplest coffee cake recipes I've ever made. It's easy to put together and bakes up very nicely. I used butter flavored shortening since I had it on hand and followed the directions exactly. The batter is very thick and needs to be spooned into the pan rather than poured. The addition of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture on top of the final addition of batter makes for a slightly crunchy exterior and moist, tender interior. I checked the cake after 40 minutes and it was still very under-done. After 10 more minutes the toothpick came out clean. The cake turned out beautifully after a 10 minute rest and it smelled heavenly. It's delicious, and I'll definitely be making this one again!


Pufferdoodles (Puffy Snickerdoodles)
Personal Recipe
(I'm a little partial, though.)

This is a light, puffy, airy snickerdoodle cookie recipe. It tastes like a traditional snickerdoodle, but has an almost cakey interior. I adapted this recipe from the one I made in 7th grade Home Economics class. I won't say what year. ;)

These really are tasty - if you're looking for a traditional snickerdoodle recipe, please don't make these. They are meant to be tall and fluffy, not flat and chewy.


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May 21, 2011 2:22 pm
Sigh. My formatting just isn't there. Oh well.
May 21, 2011 2:35 pm
Pam - I don't tell you nearly enough how much I admire the service you're doing for the whole AR community. Fantastic job! once again :)
May 21, 2011 2:39 pm
What Mominator said. And I think your formatting is just fine. I always look forward to your blog, and your great photos. Thank you, Pam. And those Snickerdoodles look like just the ticket.
May 21, 2011 2:55 pm
What the other two said. Great job Pam once again. And I'm with Toni. Stealing the cookies for my box now.....
May 21, 2011 4:02 pm
Love your blog and pics Pam. Than ks for all the work and time you have put in on these!
May 21, 2011 4:04 pm
Oh my! great blog as usual! Cajun Chef would love those pufferdoodles...where is that rascal lately???
May 21, 2011 4:15 pm
He's been AWOL for awhile. I've seen a lot of fresh "faces" around lately, but I haven't been around much either...
May 21, 2011 4:26 pm
Every thing looks fabulous as usual Pam!
May 21, 2011 4:28 pm
My fave blog- as always- HUCKLEBERRIES took me back- used to pick them as a kid.... :)
May 21, 2011 4:31 pm
Yum as usual. Have got to try the Puffydoodles!!!
May 21, 2011 5:38 pm
Pam, your pictures are terrific! They make me a) hungry and b) inspired. Thank you for sharing.
May 21, 2011 7:21 pm
Great recipes, fantastic pictures, love your blog!! Thanks!!
May 21, 2011 8:45 pm
puffydoodles:D a picture says a thousand words, great job on theses
May 22, 2011 12:37 am
Beautiful as always Pam.
May 22, 2011 5:56 am
Looks delicious, Pam. I really enjoy your blogs, keep them coming! Thanks for posting and sharing with us.
May 22, 2011 7:16 am
I will be over for some coffee and cake...Great job Pam!
May 22, 2011 8:28 am
Will you please come live with me Pam? Pretty please!!! I'll bring you coffee everyday morning!!! Please???
May 23, 2011 3:32 am
Again, great job!
May 23, 2011 5:59 am
Everything sounds great! I would like one of each :)
May 23, 2011 6:12 am
Love your idea to give the recipes a "face!" Great job...
May 23, 2011 9:23 am
Excellent job! Everything looks so good as usual!
May 23, 2011 4:17 pm
That coffee looks amazing, I think that will be my rainy day project tomorrow. Your formatting is just fine and I love your little angels. Thanks, Pam.
May 23, 2011 5:05 pm
Your photos are beautiful!
May 27, 2011 7:59 am
LOVE your blog Pam!!!! The photo of the coffee cake is beautiful. It makes my mouth water. Keep up the great work. :)
May 27, 2011 12:37 pm
Chiming in here to say I also love your faceless recipe blogs. Great inspiration - I added four of the recipes to my Recipe Box and I can't wait to try the Pufferdoodles - the name alone is a hoot!
Jun. 23, 2011 8:49 pm
Pam- I have been pretty much home bound for a while with a back injury and I have very few things to look forward to besides healing. Your blog is one of the things I get excited about. I know it sounds silly and gushy but it's true. You and a few things on tv keep me going. I know it must be time consuming for you but as you can see there are a lot of members besides me that appreciate what you do.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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