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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

Formerly Faceless Recipes XXXVIII (38) 
Jun. 27, 2011 4:17 am 
Updated: Jul. 6, 2011 10:50 am
Wow! It's been a while, hasn't it?! I'm back up and running after two broken computers and a family vacation. Advice - NEVER trust HP tech support.
Without further delay, here are the newest additions to the "Formerly Faceless" recipes list...
(I have a couple of photos at the end that have nothing to do with food, but, well - you'll see.)

Lemon Meltaways
By: Susan Lewis

These are very tasaty and simple enough to make. The dough does get very firm when refrigerated. As a result, I ended up cutting the cookies a little thicker than suggested to keep them from crumbling. DH and I enjoyed these very much.

Lemon Ice I
By: bsteimle
Wonderfully refreshing! The one problem I had with this recipe was that it never froze completely in my Kitchenaid ice cream attachment. I ended up having to put the very soft mixture into the freezer where it hardened completely. I would have preferred a softer consistency. I believe this may be due to the fact that the recipe does not call for chilling the mixture before placing it into the ice cream freezer. This mixture was just cool to the touch.


Venison Tenderloin
I have mixed reviews of this recipe. I had to make a change in cooking method. When I thawed my tenderloin I realized it was sliced into inch thick medallions.  I chose to grill the meat instead of roasting as a result.  The meat was relatively tender, but still had a more gamey taste than I've had with other marinades I've used with venison.  The flavor of the wine was very predominant.
Quinoa with Peas
By: XtinaU

This was very good, but could have used a little more flavor. Some sauteed red peppers might go nicely in this dish. I'd probably also add some additional herbs and garlic.

Doreen's Oriental Swordfish Steaks
Very good marinade! This also works well on shark steaks. I had to substitute as I wasn't able to find swordfish that was wild-caught. Thanks for a tasty recipe!

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Sunrise on Virginia Beach
Our new puppy, Oliver
Jun. 27, 2011 4:27 am
The pictures are very good! I especially love the puppy one!
Jun. 27, 2011 4:29 am
Great pictures and congrats on the new pup, he looks adorable! I got a new camera and hope to take much better pictures. Been looking at taylor takes a for professional tips. I gotta get a table set up outside and figure out how to take better indoor pix, yours are just wonderful!
Jun. 27, 2011 4:31 am
Looks great, Pam! I'm glad you put the number in brackets in the title, too early in the morning to figure out what all those letters were ;) Since I've recently started blogging here and have played a bit with Blogger and copying-and-pasting here, I'm curious - how do you put your star rating in where you do? Just save it as a jpeg and insert image where you want it?
Jun. 27, 2011 5:03 am
The recipes look delicious. Oliver is precious. Who can resist that face?
Jun. 27, 2011 5:11 am
Recipes look great! Oliver is adorable.
Jun. 27, 2011 5:35 am
Excellent! Great photos - we love lemon and the fish looks fabulous. Oliver is a cutie pie - congratulations!
Jun. 27, 2011 6:00 am
That name fits him to a T! Another great blog.
Jun. 27, 2011 6:13 am
Those lemon recipes sure look luscious.
Jun. 27, 2011 7:18 am
Oh my gosh, Oliver is adorable!!! And the recipes look really tasty! I think I will try the swordfish one soon!
Jun. 27, 2011 7:44 am
Alex - I originally used a "snip" program on the star ratings and saved them as jpegs that way. I've never tried the right click method, but it might work, too. :)
Jun. 27, 2011 7:53 am
Wonderful blog as always. And..... what can I say about Mr. Oliver?? Soooo cute! My daughter and her husband live in Richmond and love to spend time in VA Beach. Beautiful pics!!
Jun. 27, 2011 8:39 am
looks awesome as usual. looking forward to trying that swordfish recipe!
Jun. 27, 2011 8:56 am
Another awesome blog! Oliver is adorable!
Jun. 27, 2011 9:39 am
Cool - I have a snip thingy on my work computer, I'll have to remember to use it if ever I want to put an image like that in my blog! :)
Jun. 27, 2011 12:11 pm
Love everything but especially Oliver!
Jun. 27, 2011 2:15 pm
Ahh, Oliver is a cutie!
Jun. 27, 2011 5:30 pm
Oliver is adorable! The lemon recipes look lushious. I've been playing with lemon ice/sherbert/frozen yogurt. Of course, I have no icecream maker, so my results will vary.
Jun. 28, 2011 5:26 am
Really enjoy reading these blogs Pam! You do it so well, everything looks delicious, and your pup is adorable.
Jun. 29, 2011 8:19 am
Everything looks delicious!
Jun. 29, 2011 10:31 am
Oliver looks delicious; I could just eat him up, lol!
Jun. 29, 2011 10:06 pm
Enjoyed reading, as always. I have a Cuisinart ice cream maker, maybe I'll give the lemon ice recipe a whirl.
Jun. 30, 2011 5:57 am
love the blog...your pix are food porn!
Jun. 30, 2011 1:50 pm
Love it! You take great pics!
Jun. 30, 2011 10:07 pm
Great job! I adore lemon anything pretty much! And since the man is supposed to eat more fish, I may just have to try the swordfish. Try making it for him, that is- I don't eat seafood! Oliver is simply precious and I love his name...I had a cat named Oliver awhile back :)
Jul. 1, 2011 1:24 pm
Thanks everyone! I'm hoping to post the next blog a little quicker. Oliver is a sweetie, but it's a bit like having a newborn around, LOL. :)
Jul. 1, 2011 4:36 pm
What a cutie pie Oliver is! I wish you tons of fun with him. I know our dog (our forever puppy) keeps us laughing and smiling.
Jul. 2, 2011 10:28 am
GORGEOUS PHOTOS! Oliver is my fave though!!
Jul. 3, 2011 7:41 am
DD and I cracked up at your HP advice....she suffered for weeks trying to get a laptop fixed...grrrrr. The sunrise pic is gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
Jul. 4, 2011 2:56 pm
I think Oliver needs to come home with me ;-) What a sweetie-face! Lucky Noodles, thanks for mentioning; I've never seen it and can always use tips about taking better food photos. But the photos here, Pam, are making me drool. Happy 4th, everyone!
Jul. 6, 2011 10:50 am
Okay, I *had* to try those lemon meltaways... you made them look so good! I made mine with lime, carefully measured my flour before and after sifting it and found the difference to be significant. Perhaps that is one of the issues folks are having with the crumbly-ness. These are simply scrumptious- I also added a drop of two of lime oil, as well as a few drops of coconut extract to the frosting. They melt in my mouth and do not crumble in my hand- my new favorite lime (or lemon) cookie! Thanks for bringing it to my attention... :)
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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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