Formerly Faceless Recipes - So Many Recipes, So Little Time... Blog at - 271040

So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

Formerly Faceless Recipes 
Mar. 24, 2012 5:08 am 
Updated: Apr. 14, 2012 5:44 pm
Welcome to
Formerly Faceless Recipes 51.
Please click on any picture to view the recipe.
Luscious Lobster Bisque
Though I followed the recipe, I found this to be less flavorful than I would have liked. It would have also been helpful to know the preferred size of lobster tails to use. Mine were on the small side, so I added extras, but still found there to be too little lobster meat in the finished soup.  I ended up adding extra seasoning to this recipe.
The Best Marinade Around
 By: H. Roberts
This is really good. I've made it twice - once exactly as the recipe states, and once using lime juice instead of lemon. Both are delicious! I'll be making this again and again.
 Angela's Amazing Chicken Pot Pie
By: Angela Morris
Honestly, I'd give this 2 1/2 stars if I could. This is amazingly BLAND. I added onion, salt, and garlic to the water while cooking the chicken and mistakenly thought the broth would add the needed flavor to the dish. I was so wrong. This recipe lacks any seasoning beyond salt in the water that cooks the potatoes. I added chopped baby carrots and frozen peas or more color and veggie flavor, but this recipe desperately needs some minced garlic and onion, salt and pepper at the very least. My crust took a full hour to have any color at all. At that point it was just a light brown. The recipe has possibilities, but it needs help.
 Broiled Parmesan-Lemon Tilapia
By: MOMS2398 Supporting Member (Click to learn more about Supporting Membership)
This was really tasty and simple to make. This recipe comes together quickly which makes it great for a weeknight meal. I'll be making this one again soon.
Texas Yum Yum
By: MOMS2398 Supporting Member (Click to learn more about Supporting Membership)
 This is really quick to make. My graham cracker crust turned out to be one of the larger, extra serving ones (10 inch rather than 9). The ingredients in the recipe barely fit in the larger crust, so I'm not sure how well they would fit into the 9 inch crust. I did use white chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. There were no leftovers.
Cream Cheese Colcannon
By: katt
Very tasty! I used red potatoes and left the skins on instead of peeling them. I did need to cook the cabbage and onions longer than stated to soften them. I added a bit more salt and pepper, as well. This was a very satisfying side dish for our St. Patrick's Day dinner.
Irish Chicken
 By: Dace
Honestly, this was a little weird. Irish cream just doesn't go all that well with the other ingredients on the list. The sauces on the chicken and beans tasted more like they belonged on a dessert than a dinner. There is absolutely no seasoning anywhere in this recipe. Maybe it's implied, but "salt and pepper to taste" would be the bare minimum. I added salt, pepper, and garlic powder on the chicken before baking. One hour is a long time to bake boneless chicken breasts, and mine were pretty dried out even though I stopped the baking after 50 minutes. Stuffing the chicken with uncooked bacon sounded like a very bad idea, so I did cook my bacon first. It did not overcook even after 50 minutes. I added freshly ground black pepper to the green beans. These were my favorite part of the meal, before I added the sauce (I skipped the peanuts). I also added pepper to the potatoes, which I put into the oven for about 20 minutes while the chicken was baking. I ended up adding salt and more pepper to them before eating them. In short, this meal wasn't a success, especially for the amount of work it required, and my husband hardly ate any of his portion. I won't be making it again. Sorry.

 JG's Irish Lamb Stew
By: JG
The final product was pretty tasty, but this recipe is somewhat labor-intensive for a one-pot meal.  This was a hearty and satisfying meal in the end, and the leftovers were great heated up for lunch the next day.
Irish Apple Cake
Topping this cake is key. By itself, it's a bit dry, but has a nice flavor. I sprinkled the top of the cake with a little cinnamon before baking and served the cake with a tart lemon sauce.

Lemon Sauce II
By: MELLY343
Tasty, and simple enough. I used Meyer lemon juice, so I used more lemon and less orange. I also used corn starch as I was unable to find arrowroot powder. I served this with an apple cake and it was delicious.
Strawberry Delight
I'm rating this 5 stars on taste. I took this to work and had several requests for the recipe and no leftovers. The cream filling made with cream cheese is a nice change from the usual pudding. I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream and used a combination of strawberries and blackberries. I also only used 3/4 of an angel food cake, but all the cream filling. This completely filled my trifle bowl. I guess I need a bigger bowl, but everyone seemed happy with the proportions. Thanks for a keeper!

Photo Detail
Photo Detail
Photo Detail
Photo Detail
Photo Detail
Photo Detail
Mar. 24, 2012 5:16 am
Everything looks so good I dont know what I would take a bite of first!
Mar. 24, 2012 5:27 am
the Texas Yum Yum looks fantastic, everything looks delicious :)
Mar. 24, 2012 5:45 am
Pam, you gave them such happy faces...all of them! The fish looks amazing, I'll give that recipe a try for sure, and maybe a few of the others. Love your blog, so fun!
Mar. 24, 2012 8:48 am
Pam, thanks for sharing. I was looking for a good marinade. Also, another way to cook tilapia. The strawberry dessert is right up my alley. Your blog is wonderful and I enjoy looking at your photos.
Mar. 24, 2012 10:52 am
The fish looks perfect. I am going to have to try that! Thanks for doing this!
Mar. 24, 2012 11:53 am
Once again you have given us a great blog. I've always breaded fish with parmesan the lemon is a nice twist I'll have to try. Your steak and lobster bisque pictures look like something from a magazine and I love your cow graphic. You still have the best FFR blog!
Mar. 24, 2012 2:53 pm
Yum, I'll take a big bowl of that lobster bisque please! :)
Mar. 24, 2012 3:46 pm
You have some good looking recipes photos!
Mar. 24, 2012 5:31 pm
Thank you, everyone. I'm so glad you enjoy the recipes, photos, and reviews. :)
Mar. 25, 2012 5:46 pm
Love looking at the pics and recipes, Pam. I always leave your blogs hungry! I've been looking for a lobster bisque recipe for a long time...tried many but not happy with the results...I know the perfect one is out there somewhere!
Mar. 25, 2012 6:25 pm
Always look forward to your blogs. You never disappoint! Thanks!!
Apr. 1, 2012 5:10 am
Really appreciate your dedication to your blog. I especially want to try the lemon sauce. I only make plain cakes and a good sauce would liven them up.
Click to Change your Profile Picture

Home Town
Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2003

Cooking Level

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Gardening, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music

Go Pro!

In Season

It’s Ghouls’ Night Out
It’s Ghouls’ Night Out

Get cute n’ creepy recipes to feed all your little monsters.

Cool Weather Salads
Cool Weather Salads

Fall and winter salads bring bright flavors to your favorite meals.

Allrecipes Cooking School
Allrecipes Cooking School

It’s everything you need to cook your best. Learn more about Allrecipes Cooking School.

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.
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States