Welcome to Formerly Faceless Recipes #52. At the close of this blog, I will have given faces to 382 kitchen-approved recipes.
Frankly, it's getting harder and harder to find recipe that sound good to me and that I think (at least) my husband will like. So the blogs are fewer and farther between these days. I don't really get the Ambassador program,
but my understanding is that it is also geared toward giving faces to recipes. I'm by no means complaining, but there are fewer recipes to choose from now due to the efforts of others.
This is a good thing.
Let's jump in, then.
Grandma's Farmhouse Turkey Brine
This brine helped produce the moistest turkey I've ever eaten. I did rinse my turkey before roasting. I stuffed the cavity with celery tops and fresh herbs, then rubbed
the skin with a bit of canola oil and sprinkled on freshly ground black pepper. Temperature-wise, my turkey tested done long before I expected it to. I chose to roast it minutes longer and it was still moist, juicy, and perfectly roasted. I did find a few
bites of meat to be a bit on the salty side, but no one else seemed to notice. I might cut back on the salt the next time as I feel there was more than enough. This is not a pretty brine - it's a murky brownish color. The finished bird is much more appealing.
Ryan's Fantastic Spaghetti Sauce
By: Ryan Hargreaves
I made half the recipe, and the servings are HUGE. There is good flavor here, but DH and I both thought the vinegar (which I carefully measured) was overpowering. It was the one flavor that came through in every bite and seemed to really soak into the pasta.
I wish I had gone with my gut and replaced the vinegar with white wine.
Robert's Rosemary Rub
This was very tasty. I used it on Rib-eyes and my husband and son really enjoyed it. I ground the rosemary with a mortar and pestle to more evenly distribute the rosemary flavor. This
worked very well to get the rosemary flavor into every bite. Thanks for sharing this simple recipe.
Frenchie's Salad Dressing
This is a tasty dressing. I started out adding less sugar than the recipe called for, but after tasting, added the rest. I grated the onion and garlic to avoid having chunks in the dressing. This is nice and tangy and slightly sweet, just like a good French
dressing should be.
King's Seasoned Salt
By: Falvor King
This is tasty enough, as is. I haven't actually used it in a recipe yet. My usual use of seasoned salt is on grilled potatoes, and this should work well. It's certainly much less expensive to mix this up with spices I generally have on hand.
For the Dogs
This next recipe was not faceless. It is also NOT published, but my dogs and I think it should be. They love these things!
Sunny Day Sunflower Dog Treats
Personal Recipe By: apple.strudel
Max and Oliver loved these. They smelled so good while baking that I almost ate one myself. My flax seeds were the golden ones, so they aren't showing up in the picture.
Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Pumpkin Puppy Pretzels
My Personal Recipe
Pumpkin is good for dogs' digestive tracts. That said, I wrote this recipe for my dog Max, who needs some help in that department. Oliver likes them, too. :) If you don't feel like rolling pretzels, you could just make them into sticks, or possibly even roll
the dough and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.