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Formerly Faceless Recipes #50 ~ Munchies, Main Dishes, and Sweets! 
Feb. 13, 2012 10:55 am 
Updated: Apr. 26, 2012 7:31 am
Welcome to Formerly Faceless Recipes #50.
I'll start out with the Super Bowl munchies I served this year.
It was just the family, but we sure ate well enough!
Four of the seven recipes I served were faceless and tasty.
Click on any photo to view the recipe.
Blue Cheese Hot Wings!
By: tashmaxx
These were very good. I was really hoping for more blue cheese flavor, but it didn't really come through. These did not become crispy in the allotted baking time, so I baked them a little longer, then a little less after dunking in the sauce. We enjoyed these on Super Bowl Sunday.
Hot Clam Dip II
 By: lara
This was tasty, but could have used just a little more kick. I used Sourdough bread as that was all that was available (and I was too busy to make my own). This is relatively quick to throw together, but the baking time is the killer - plan ahead. Toasting the extra bread is key here. Very yummy! 
Country French Cheese
 By: Art Walker
This is a very tasty combination of ingredients. The sweetness from the dressing works well with the salty bacon. I made half this recipe as I only needed a small cheese ball. The mixture is very soft at first. I wrapped the ball in plastic wrap and refrigerated it for about an hour before rolling in the parsley and nuts.
Cutie Cracker Close-up
Chili Con Queso Dip II
By: Kathleen Burton
 I made half of this recipe and heated it in a small crock pot.  This couldn't be quicker and simpler to put together. This one will be a definite keeper!
Now for the regular weeknight fare...
Tasty Bake Chicken
By: Helen
This is a good, simple recipe for a baked chicken breast. I made just two chicken breasts, but used the full recipe for the dressing mixture since they were quite large.  I lifted the skin and smeared some of the dressing underneath. The chicken was very flavorful and moist with a nicely crisp skin.
Skillet Chicken Pasta
By: scotty.h
Ketchup? I thought it sounded strange, but it worked. I took an extra step and blanched and peeled the tomatoes first. I used whole wheat pasta, and it worked very nicely with the sauce and veggies. Very tasty!
Eddie's Special Burgers
By: Susan
This is a good flavor combination. It hardly needs the dressing with all the flavors from the veggies and cheese.  I put the cheese on the burgers and put a lid over them for a minute to melt the cheese, then topped with the veggies. This did remind me of a Philly Cheese Steak. 
Jalapeno Potatoes
By: LilSnoo
Good, but very, very spicy.  Don't get me wrong - I love spicy food. Maybe my peppers were extra hot, since I used home grown jalapeno peppers (canned). I may make these again, but will cut back on the peppers.
Easy German Chocolate Cake
By: Dawn Glenn
This was very tasty, but the edges baked up quite hard by the time the middle was done (which took longer than indicated in the recipe). The cream cheese filling blended nicely with the chocolate cake.  This would have been a bigger hit if the edges hadn't dried out.
Oat-Chip Banana Bread
By: Lisa Green
This was very tasty, but took a bit longer to bake than stated. Because of the added baking time, the edges of the bread were very dark. The inside was very moist and full of flavor. Strangely, this bread almost appeared to have two layers when I sliced it. The bottom half was darker than the top. Very tasty.
South of the Border Chicken Soup
Tasty soup. This does need some additional seasoning. I didn't have the frozen mixed vegetables, so I used some frozen peas and corn and threw in some fresh celery and carrots. While this did have good flavor,
I didn’t really get “south of the border”.  Perhaps a bit more seasoning would have helped in that department.
Lime Creams
By: Terre
These are tasty and very pretty little cookies. I stress "little" because I believe their is a mistake in this recipe. It instructs the baker to use 2 TBSP of dough for each cookie. Those would be huge cookies, and come nowhere near the 36 servings indicated as other reviewers have mentioned. 2 tsp. is more like it. This amount of dough made 30 cookies, and each was filled nicely with the filling. I half expected the filling to spill over when baked, but it didn't. I did use just one drop of food coloring and the color was just right. I am a little puzzled about the name of these as there is really nothing creamy about them. These would be a nice green dessert for St. Patrick's Day, especially with a bit of green color added to the dough.
Thanks for dropping by!
366 recipes and counting!
Perfect number for February of a leap-year,
don't you think?
Happy Valentine's Day!
Feb. 13, 2012 11:26 am
You do such a nice job! Well done (again).
Feb. 13, 2012 11:33 am
So very impressive. I'm lucky to get dinner on the table without taking pics and writing such great explanations. Thanks again!
Feb. 13, 2012 11:33 am
Fabulous! You are really to be commended for sticking with this and continually sharing your great creations. 366 !!! Wow - great job!
Feb. 13, 2012 12:05 pm
LOVE THE BLOG!! I saw the jalapeno potatoes and saved them yesterday!! I LOVE the country french cheese pics. SO PRETTY!! SAVING THAT ONE TOO!
Feb. 13, 2012 12:19 pm
Nice blog! I have a question, please - on some of the pictures I am able to click and the recipe pops up on others especially the Lime Creams, I get a larger picture with no recipe connect to A/R. Is that a quirk with A/R? Of course, I typed in the word Lime Creams and the recipe popped up - just wondering why this happened? Thanks!
Feb. 13, 2012 12:45 pm
I'll check it, Shearone. Thanks for the heads-up.
Feb. 13, 2012 12:45 pm
Great job as usual, Pam! You sold me the cheeseball, the hot clam dip, and the skillet chicken pasta. Thanks for sharing.
Feb. 13, 2012 12:52 pm
Broken links are fixed! Thanks everyone!
Feb. 13, 2012 1:01 pm
You had me at blue cheese & wings but everything else looked awesome!
Feb. 13, 2012 3:21 pm
These looked tasty the way you photographed them! I might just have to try the clam dip!
Feb. 13, 2012 9:01 pm
The jalapeno Potatoes really look good. Stellar Photos-Pam.
Feb. 14, 2012 6:55 am
Congratulations on #50!
Feb. 14, 2012 7:17 am
Thank you for your commitment to this is so helpful and impressive.....I love the cheese ball and I might just have to make that soup tonight. Happy Valentine's Day.....
Feb. 14, 2012 10:16 am
My eyes went straight to that cheese ball! Mmmmmmm!
Feb. 14, 2012 4:16 pm
All I can say is mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Thanks for sharing your recipes.
Feb. 14, 2012 8:31 pm
Great job as usual Pam, I'm pretty sure our tastes are very similar. Everything looks just wonderful! Clam dip and the box.
Feb. 28, 2012 5:59 pm
Yay for your 50th Formerly Faceless post!!! Thanks again and can't wait for the next one!
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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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