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Formerly Faceless Recipes XLIII (43) 
Oct. 16, 2011 1:22 pm 
Updated: Oct. 24, 2011 5:23 pm
The weather has turned noticably cooler over the past week - from the sixties down to the fifties - and wind. LOTS of wind! Several types of comfort food are included this week for this very reason- cookies, hot cider, pasta, soup - it's all here. Enjoy!

Pasta Fagoli II
By: DML31

This is a little more work than other recipes, but so worth it!  I used fresh herbs as I had them growing outside my kitchen. When the time came to fish out the garlic cloves, I couldn't find all of them. I smashed what I found and returned it to the pot. I never did find the others. This was delicious served with Beer Bread I from this site. I'll be making this again!

Chops in Mushroom Gravy
By: Karen Ehatt
Tasty and easy. My chops were a little on the thick side, so I had to cook this longer than the stated time. I served it with rosemary roasted potatoes.

Pumpkin Pie Martini
By: Beth
I used skim milk to make this drink since the recipe doesn't specify. I think whole milk would make it better and make the drink creamier. I don't think of a martini being a sweet drink, but pumpkin pie certainly is. The drink itself isn't sweet, but the honey and graham crackers add that sweetness. I wasn't crazy about the first sip, but found that I liked this well enough as long as I had a little of the honey and graham cracker
with each sip. I finished it quickly - maybe too quickly. ;)

Strawberry Salad I
By: Tina
I know, this doesn't quite for with the theme.
I just couldn't pass up the deal on strawberries. :)
Very tasty salad. I was pleasantly surprised by the dressing. The poppy seeds really added to it.
I used regular Miracle Whip as it was all I had on hand. I'll cut back on the onions next time
as they were a bit strong.

Hurry-Up Ham Carbonara
By: Ramona Parris
This was quick and simple to make. I cut back on the oil a bit. I did add frozen peas and sliced mushrooms to this dish. I added about one Tablespoon of chicken stock to the egg yolks before adding them to the pasta. This helped to incorporate them without cooking them too quickly. Very tasty dish!

White Cheddar Macaroni with Bacon and Thyme
By: Aprille

This is a definite keeper! Although I served this as a side dish with chicken, it would easily stand alone as a main course. I halved the recipe and baked in an 8x8 casserole dish.

Cranberry-Nut Oatmeal Cookies

Delicious! If you like a cookie that's crunchy outside and chewy inside, these will make you happy. Cranberries and pecans are an awesome combination.

Apple Cranberry Cider
By: Taste of Home Test Kitchen

I loved this. I skipped the cheesecloth and just strained before serving. I served this with Cranberry-Nut Oatmeal Cookies. Delicious!

These guys are incredibly obnoxious, no?

Oct. 16, 2011 1:34 pm
As always, great blog! Did the bacon get soggy in the White cheddar Macaroni?
Oct. 16, 2011 1:36 pm
Nice pictures
Oct. 16, 2011 1:47 pm
Yum! All these recipes look delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Oct. 16, 2011 2:19 pm
Thanks Pam - always look forward to your blog with delicious pictures. I just saved the cookies.
Oct. 16, 2011 4:31 pm
Very wonderful photos, Pam! By the way, I made the Lemon Cake With Lemon Filling.... using your version of the cake! Perfect!
Oct. 16, 2011 4:49 pm
Thanks for another great blog and some fantastic pictures, too!!
Oct. 16, 2011 5:37 pm
Yum! These recipes look so good! You're putting me in the mood for fall :)!
Oct. 16, 2011 5:52 pm
Thanks, everyone! MATTSBELLY, the bacon didn't get soggy at all. I fried it pretty crisp beforehand. Marianne, I'm glad you liked the cake! I haven't made that in ages, but I just bought a bag of lemons. :)
Oct. 17, 2011 6:51 am
Great as always Pam! Don't know how you find the time!
Oct. 17, 2011 8:11 am
Beautiful pix, as always! Saved the Pasta Fagioli! Thanks!
Oct. 17, 2011 9:56 am
Everything looks delicious, Pam. Wonderful photos, as usual! Saved a few of these. Looking forward to the next edition!
Oct. 17, 2011 6:36 pm
Yummy! You really got my appetite stimulated - now I have to go cook. Thanks Pam.
Oct. 24, 2011 5:23 pm
Great job, Pam! I really love the Halloween animated cute! Beautiful pics that make me HUNGRY as usual!
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About Me
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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