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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

Formerly Faceless Recipes 44 (XLIV) 
Nov. 18, 2011 8:09 pm 
Updated: Nov. 20, 2011 3:23 pm
 Welcome to Formerly Faceless Recipes 44!
Fall flavors and comfort foods are prevalent this time around.

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Squares
By: Libby's
These were good, but not as good as I'd hoped. I baked them in the evening for the following day and refrigerated them over night. Though they had tested "done", they were a bit mushy when I cut them. The flavor was good, but the texture was off just a bit.

Spinach Pie
By: Sandy

Very tasty and quick to throw together. I used fresh spinach that I steamed and squeezed dry, but otherwise followed the recipe as written.


Kristy's Lasagna
By: Kristy Kniest
This was very good and quick to put together. It reheats well, too. I don't generally follow a recipe when I make lasagna, but tried this one on a whim. I'd make it again.

Spiked Fall Cider
By: Sarah G
I loved this! It's the perfect fall drink and smells so wonderful while it's heating.
I'll definitely be making this one again - soon!

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
By: Campbell's Kitchen
Where do I start? There is a problem with the directions with this recipe. I believe step three should say "until noodles are tender". The vegetables should have already been tender at the end of step one. Bringing a mixture like this to a boil requires constant stirring or you risk the soup sticking and burning. Adding uncooked noodles means the soup will thicken as the noodles cook, which takes a LONG time. By the time the noodles were cooked, my soup was incredibly thick, barely still a soup at all. I would suggest cooking the noodles in a separate pan, straining them and adding them just before serving. Unfortunately this recipe tasted too much like canned soup to make me want to make this again.
(There's a newer picture now - I took too long to post this blog.)

Pumpkin, Spinach, and Feta Frittata
By: Jalay
I used butternut squash as the submitter mentions in the description. I also cut this back to one serving. It looked as though there was not enough egg in the mixture, but when it did firm up, it was just the right amount. Even though I only made one serving and used a smaller baking dish, this still took the full 25 minutes to bake. The sweetness from the squash was evident in the final dish. I needed to add a good bit of salt and pepper to the finished product, which made me wish I'd added it before baking.

These taste great. They are flat cookies - surprisingly flat. I made my first batch too large, and they did start to fall apart. When I used my small cookie scoop the result was much better. The oats give these a great texture.

Chicken Pilaf Saute
By: Dorothy Schmidt
I really enjoyed this. I used fresh thyme, but my tomatoes are kaput, so I used a can of diced. If I make this again, I will keep the almonds out and sprinkle them on at the end. Though I liked them, my husband didn't care for them.

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Nov. 18, 2011 8:22 pm
you need to tell me how the heck you do the animation..I've been trying to figure that for some time!!! And another great blog.
Nov. 18, 2011 11:32 pm
Looks delicious, as always! Saved a few to try myself. Thanks for posting!
Nov. 19, 2011 4:40 am
Mis7up - I write my blogs in Blogger. I just find the animations on the internet, save them to my computer, and insert them like any other picture. I've found that I have to make sure to set them to "original size" or they don't always animate. It's really simple. :)
Nov. 19, 2011 4:50 am
Thanks Pam. Another great blog. I can't believe you are up to 44. Amazing! As always your pictures are great.
Nov. 19, 2011 5:23 am
LOVE your graphics!!! I'll have to try those Buckaroons and cider recipes!
Nov. 19, 2011 5:35 am
44! Wow! Everything looks so good!
Nov. 19, 2011 11:59 am
I appreciated the tip for the Buckaroons (cookies) and put it in my recipe notes to make them smaller! I have LOVED cookies my whole life and cannot resist trying a great new recipe. At first, I thought with the *name* Buckaroons that there might be coconut in them... I will make these w/o chocolate chips for DH and see how he likes them (I have made my favorite oatmeal cookie for years but it is not as 'chewy' as he would like, so am always experimenting)... BTW, really LOVE all the 'motion' cartoons on your Blog! Thanks so much for sharing!
Nov. 19, 2011 1:52 pm
Love the animations and the recipes. You were much nicer about the chicken soup than I could have been, I was so disgusted I couldn't eve write a review. Those Buckeroos look good, I'm saving them, the cider and the frittata. Thanks, Pam great job, as usual.
Nov. 19, 2011 2:47 pm
BigShotsMom- I know my palate has changed a lot over the past decade. I thought maybe I might have liked that soup more way back when. Three stars was probably a tiny bit generous and may have been swayed a little by the overall rating. Simply put, if I don't care for canned soup any more. It was glorified canned soup. Sounds like neither of us will be making it again. ;)
Nov. 20, 2011 10:48 am
Pam...You are the Queen of blogs and faceless recipes. Thanks so much for another great job!
Nov. 20, 2011 10:50 am
PS That spinach thingy dingy looks yummy! Talk about tastes changing.....when I was a kid the spinach comment would have never come out of my mouth:)
Nov. 20, 2011 3:23 pm
looks great pam! just having some spiked cider here now myself! :-)
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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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