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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

Formerly Faceless Recipes 47 
Jan. 7, 2012 8:08 pm 
Updated: Jan. 18, 2012 2:40 am
So, the holidays are over and the cookies are behind us,
or rather, part of our behinds.
Many people start dieting to ring in the new year. I am not one of those people. I prefer the seefood diet. I SEE food, I EAT food. If it looks good, it goes on my plate - in moderation. So here are the newest recipes that graced my plate over the last week or so.
Please click on the photos to view the recipes.
Buttermilk Ranch Cheeseball
This is quick and simple to throw together and uses ingredients I generally have on hand. I made this to take to a family gathering and it was very tasty. I found that I actually liked this better after the flavors had a chance to meld together and the cheeseball warmed up a bit. I would definitely make this again!
I had leftover pork from New Year's Day, so this sounded good.
Meaty Barbeque Sandwiches
I used butter and cut down on the onion. Otherwise, I followed the ingredients to a T, at first. I made the sauce completely before adding the meat. When I tasted the completed sauce, it just didn't work for me. It was overly tangy from the white vinegar. At this point, I added a little more sugar and worchestershire sauce, and finally some liquid smoke to give it more of a barbecue flavor. I thought the flour was a little strange. My son enjoyed this and had seconds, so this gets 4 stars.
While this barbecue recipe was decent, I prefer a spicier, smokier flavor for my BBQ pork sandwiches. Click the title below to view my personal recipe. :)
Chicken Tetrazzini II
By: Keli Oelerich
My husband really liked this. I thought it was okay, but the sherry was a little overpowering for my taste. The sauce also wasn't as creamy as I would have liked. I imagined this would be quick to throw together. Though it wasn't difficult, this is a "one dish meal" that dirties two pans, a skillet, a baking dish, a strainer, and numerous utensils. If I make this again, it will probably be with leftover chicken and pasta from other meals.
Ham Balls
By: Beth
These are very good. I did think the sauce needed a little something more - more vinegar and mustard powder, maybe? I halved the recipe and used my 1 1/2" cookie scoop to portion the meat mixture. My intention was to make the meatballs slightly smaller than the recipe calls for. I still used a 9x13 baking dish, but quickly found that half the sauce would not come close to covering the meatballs, so I mixed up a second half batch of sauce. After baking for 30 minutes, I flipped the meatballs over to completely coat them with the sauce. Very tasty!
Note: I didn't care for these as much when I reheated them the next day.
Breakfast Treat
By: Shari Hoffman
My husband proclaimed this "the best egg bake thing" he ever ate. I made two changes to the recipe: the first was to butter both sides of the bread instead of melting the butter, and the second was to add some diced sweet red bell pepper. Otherwise I followed the recipe, possibly adding a few minutes to the baking time (forgot to set the timer - oops!) The bread toasted up nicely on the bottom.
Three-Cheese Macaroni
By: Melonie Corbin
I found this recipe when I searched for "leftover ham" recipes. Imagine my surprise when ham wasn't listed in the ingredients. It is mentioned in the submitter's description, though, so I went ahead and made it. I had all of the ingredients *except* elbow macaroni, but any short-cut pasta should work well in this recipe. I chose Campanelle. I added one cup frozen peas (which I thawed in boiling water for 2 minutes) and one cup julienned ham. I was honestly leery of this recipe because of the cheddar cheese soup, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The combination of cheeses made this a winner. It is definitely quick and easy and scores points there. It would be a great recipe for kids or beginning cooks. The next time I may add shredded sharp cheddar cheese for a little more flavor. I found this needed a sprinkling of black pepper for my taste. Thanks for a super-simple, tasty recipe!
I got doughnut pans for Christmas, so naturally, I had to come up with a recipe for them. I thought this turned out really well!
Scrumptious Baked Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts
My Personal Recipe
These are cake doughnuts, NOT deep fried yeast doughnuts like the famous chain doughnuts. They are lighter and fluffier than any fried cake doughnuts I have tried.
Thanks for dropping by!
Jan. 7, 2012 8:20 pm
The doughnuts look great!! And I may have to try that Breakfast Treat...always love trying new egg bakes! (I also like the little characters dancing around:) )
Jan. 7, 2012 8:20 pm
Love your blogs and all the fun graphics! Thanks for giving these recipes faces! :)
Jan. 7, 2012 8:42 pm
Oh Pam, that cheeseball just looks so good! I never have made one so I am anxious to try it. And of course your donutsvare scrumptious looking!! Thanks, I am Really impressed with the way you have taken on the faceless recipes. :) Great job and of course we benifit from great photos!
Jan. 7, 2012 9:55 pm
Going tomorrow to buy a Doughnut Pan! Great blog once agian Pam!
Jan. 7, 2012 11:20 pm
Where to start? Your pictures are so professional, your reviews are so helpful, and I love your graphics. I am sitting here salivating over the donut and the breakfast treat - and I'm not even hungry!
Jan. 8, 2012 4:08 am
LOVE the blog, as usual, Pam! I also just got a doughnut pan, so I can't wait to try that recipe out, Thanks! :)
Jan. 8, 2012 4:43 am
Looks good! Until AR fixes my problem, I can't post photos here---haven't been able to since the beginning of November! I might have to post my own faceless recipe blog on a different site!
Jan. 8, 2012 7:07 am
Awesome as usual. I too think that cheese ball looks delicious! I can almost taste it looking at your picture!
Jan. 8, 2012 7:31 am
You really should be on the AR payroll. You do a fabulous job with the faceless recipes. Thanks for sharing.
Jan. 8, 2012 7:39 am
Hey Pam, I so enjoy your blogs, beautiful pictures.. great discoveries. I saved 2 of the recipes! I have a question about the Ham Balls. It calls for 3 1/2 pounds of meat and it's only 8 servings. Is that correct? I wondered if this would be good served over rice too? What do you think? Again, great blog!
Jan. 8, 2012 7:56 am
The doughnuts look great! I remember from your last blog to click on the photo to get the recipe. This makes it easy to access the recipe. Thanks!
Jan. 8, 2012 9:51 am
Another great blog. Pam, you always seem to fill holes I didn't know were in my recipe box. I'm adding the Breakfast Treat and Ham Balls. Thanks!
Jan. 8, 2012 9:57 am
Oh, and I snagged your BBQ sauce recipe, too. Hubs just found our old personal recipe that we'd thought lost forever and we're not sure if we'll still like it as much as we used to. Thanks for giving me another option, in case we make ours and decide it sucks! :D
Jan. 8, 2012 10:11 am
I love your blog Pam. You are truly the queen of the faceless :) The graphics are too cute! Going to try your doughnuts.
Jan. 8, 2012 10:52 am
Just recently discovered this blog. Love it ! Keep up the good work!
Jan. 8, 2012 11:58 am
Cindy - no, I don't think the number of servings is accurage. I halved the recipe and, if memory serves me, it made about 32 1 1/2 inch meatballs. I could only eat about four of those and I made them smaller than the recipe called for. I'd say it easily makes 16 servings. :)
Jan. 8, 2012 11:58 am
Thanks for the kind comments, everyone! :)
Jan. 8, 2012 12:10 pm
*accurate (Two comments above.) Danged mini keyboard...
Jan. 8, 2012 12:15 pm
Thanks Pam.. I wondered why there was so much meat, but I want to make them too :)
Jan. 8, 2012 12:40 pm
As usual, gorgeous pix and great reviews!!! They ALL look so tasty!! Nice blog!
Jan. 8, 2012 6:52 pm
perfecto...buttermilk donuts are my favorites..saved that one for sure.
Jan. 9, 2012 5:02 am
I'm sitting here in the a.m before I had breakfast and my mouth is drooling over each of these dishes. Would you mind sharing these recipes. I could not click on any of them except the spicy sauce. Great photos!
Jan. 9, 2012 6:02 am
Thanks for toning down the graphics Pam - I do sooo admire your work - Can always rely on you for great recipes and honest reviews.
Jan. 9, 2012 7:27 am
Luv2cook - I guess I forgot to mention to click on the pictures to get to the recipes. They should open up in a new window. I'll edit the blog to include that - thanks for the reminder!
Jan. 9, 2012 8:10 am
Guess I have to go get a donut pan! Great blog Pam, everything looks delish!
Jan. 9, 2012 9:13 am
Once again you have a great blog! I would like a bite of that cheese ball please!
Jan. 9, 2012 6:57 pm
Oh, my! The cheese ball looked fantastic! I just wanted to swipe my finger in that picture! And, I need a trip to BB&B or Target or WM for a donut pan!! Great blog as always! Thanks!!
Jan. 9, 2012 7:21 pm
Thanks for another enjoyable blog!
Jan. 13, 2012 8:52 am
Thanks Pam for posting yet another fun and colorful blog. Always look forward to reading yours and checking out the recipes. Great pictures!
Jan. 13, 2012 9:17 am
Loved! The 3 cheese noodle dish looks SO good. I did a recipe request for doughnuts the other day and got a lot of great ideas. I will be adding yours to the list! Where can I get a doughnut pan?
Jan. 14, 2012 9:14 am
Thank you..saved the cheese ball and doughnuts, cant wait!
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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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