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Formerly Faceless Recipes 53 
Jun. 15, 2012 10:14 am 
Updated: Jun. 30, 2012 4:13 am

It's been a while. School is out for the summer, so I finally made time to log the dozen recipes I've given faces since #52.  A couple of those have new pictures since then, which you will see if you visit the recipe. 
Here's #53.
Please click the words below each photo to visit that recipe. 

Lemon Thyme Chicken Tenders



I'd give this 3 1/2 stars if I could. This was really very lemony. I do enjoy lemon, but this much lemon was a bit much. My husband really didn't care for this and didn't finish his. I might try this again, but cut the lemon juice by half and just let them marinate for two or three minutes.

Chicken El Dermie Le Hermie

By: Christopher Bingel 


This is a very simple and basic way to cook chicken. I did use drumsticks for myself, but baked a chicken breast for my husband as he prefers white meat. Tasty!

Chicken and Asparagus with Penne Pasta

By: sandiq 


As I write this review my husband is having his third serving. That definitely earns five stars. I chose to saute the chicken as it was already too warm in my kitchen to warrant turning on the oven. This was very tasty. I did use some extra olive oil and a little pasta water to keep it from drying out. This is a keeper and I'll definitely be making it again!

Blazing Brisket



I did not use the fatback nor the shortening. (I have a non-stick roasting pan). This is a LOT of garlic. The sweet potatoes did not taste that great after roasting with the meat and went uneaten - they were very salty, from the bacon I'm assuming. We didn't care for the dipping sauce. As someone else mentioned, a creamy horseradish sauce would probably work better.

Doreen's Teriyaki Steak Marinade



Very good and basic marinade. We enjoyed this with sirloin kabobs.

Joe's Favorite Hamburgers



There is a good bit of liquid in this recipe. That should be apparent to anyone trying it. The bread crumbs are a must because of it. Even with the bread, the meat mixture is very soft. I tossed one burger on the grill to see what would happen. It started to stick and fall apart right away. I ended up grilling these on non-stick foil over high heat. I agree with the reviewer who said these grill better when you begin with frozen patties. Freezing would certainly keep them from falling apart. The flavor of these is good. The texture is different from a plain burger. Don't expect it to be the same and you won't be disappointed.

A Marinade To Die For

By: deb 


I used diet soda and cut back the brown sugar to 1/4 cup (my husband is diabetic), and this was still far too sweet for our taste. I also had a problem with the butter. I added the melted butter, but I needed to marinate the meat for several hours, which meant refrigeration. When refrigerated, the butter separated from the rest of the marinade and rose to the top. The meat wasn't particularly tender, either. There isn't enough acid (vinegar in this case) to tenderize the meat. I probably won't be making this one again.

Creamy Dill Dressing

By: Katheryn Anderson 


This is tasty, but incredibly thick. It is more like a dip, so I served it with sliced sweet peppers. I did low fat mayo, fat free sour cream and skim milk to cut calories. I ended up adding extra milk, but it was still very thick. I felt the sugar made this a bit too sweet. I added a little extra lemon juice and some salt, but still found it sweet. I will taste this again and make adjustments after it rests overnight in the fridge. Very promising recipe!

Berry Cornmeal Cake

By: D.A.L 


This was okay, not great. It did remind me of cornbread and it took much longer to bake than indicated. The resulting cake was somewhat bland, despite the fruit. It needed a shot of whipped cream or ice cream. I had several desserts baked at once and this one did not get eaten. I probably won't make this again - sorry.


Carrot Pineapple Cupcakes

By: urbansunshine 


I review a lot of recipes, but I'm happy to be the first reviewer of this one. The flavor of these is wonderful and would get five stars on its own. They are moist and fluffy. There are a couple of small problems, however. The recipe states to fill the cupcake liners "to the top". Even when I did this I ended up with 14 cupcakes. I'm a very experienced baker, so I wish I had gone with my gut and made 15 or 16 cupcakes. I ended up with the cupcakes spilling over the tops and adhering to the cupcake pan. I thought with all that baking powder they'd rise nicely, but they were pretty flat. I did follow the directions precisely, but added the vanilla with the other wet ingredients. I'm certain this didn't affect the outcome. The frosting is delicious, but mine turned out somewhat thin, even without all the milk. My advice would be to make 15 or 16 cupcakes, and to add NO milk to the frosting until the very end and then, only if you need it.

Best Ever Strawberry Cake

 By: Cassidylea16


I am happy to be the first reviewer of this recipe! It is quite tasty and VERY rich. A small piece is plenty. The description of this cake says it is light. Though I followed the directions to the letter, my cake was rather heavy and dense. It also took much longer to bake than stated (about 35 minutes). The cake does not have a strong strawberry flavor and the color is far from the usual pink color of most strawberry cakes. The frosting really makes the cake.

For the Dogs

Poochie Meat Cakes

By: Shelly H 


I didn't try them myself, but my dogs certainly liked these. I didn't have celery, so I added extra carrot and potato. I wasn't certain what was meant by "large" muffin tins. I have one six-compartment tin that makes really BIG muffins, but that seemed too large. I only made 1/3 of the recipe since I had just under 2 lbs of beef to use. That amount of mixture made 24 meat cakes.

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Jun. 15, 2012 10:32 am
You have been busy! Very nice photos! That chicken with the asparagus and penne looks like a winner! Nice blog! Again!
Jun. 15, 2012 10:34 am
Excellent blog! I love all the photos and reviews and the animation. Nice job!
Jun. 15, 2012 10:40 am
Nice blog pam! Can't wait to try the pasta with asparagus!!
Jun. 15, 2012 10:40 am
I just love your blogs Pam. That strawberry cake looks so beautiful. I've had the Chicken and Asparagus with Penne Pasta saved and almost made it a couple glad to know it is a keeper. Thanks.
Jun. 15, 2012 10:45 am
I missed you! I love the way you animate your blog and I always find your reviews to be right on point.
Jun. 15, 2012 11:09 am
Thanks Pam, as usual I've managed to a few I'll make. You go girl
Jun. 15, 2012 11:10 am
That is, "managed to find a few".
Jun. 15, 2012 1:17 pm
I appreciate your efforts! Love the photos!
Jun. 15, 2012 2:09 pm
I love what you are doing!
Jun. 15, 2012 4:42 pm
I think they all look very good except, "Joe's Favorite Hamburgers" I know you did not submit the recipe, but the recipe calls for "Steak Sauce" that is kind of vague and each cook may prefer a different sauce that could change the over all flavor of the hamburger. I don't use steak sauce since there is no reason why I would want to cover up the taste of a real rib eye steak.
Jun. 15, 2012 6:57 pm
KingSparta - you are right. The steak sauce used could definitely affect the outcome of the recipe, but as long as the cook uses a type they like they should be okay with the outcome, I'd think. These were hard to get to look pretty, LOL.
Jun. 15, 2012 8:16 pm
As always, a great blog!! Thanks!
Jun. 16, 2012 6:08 am
Pam- you always make my day when I can read your blog. I love your killer combo of animation/photos and reviews. I am saving your blog as a weblink because there are so many recipes I would like to try.
Jun. 16, 2012 7:50 am
Nice job, Pam! They all look wonderful but the cake looks especially delicious!!
Jun. 16, 2012 8:39 am
Pam, you are AMAZING!! I always look at your blog (as I'm sure MANY do), don't always comment. Your pictures are beautiful and I love your reviews. I've made many recipes because of your pics and reviews. Thank You!!
Jun. 16, 2012 5:38 pm
ok pam, sign me up for the the fowl and asparagus pasta and strawberry cake! very nice blog...great pictures and very thoughtful reviews. love ya great recipes a chance to shine!
Jun. 16, 2012 5:41 pm
Beautiful food porn there Pam! ! Great job! Thanks for caring enough to give a Face! Lol
Jun. 16, 2012 6:32 pm
Thanks again for such a helpful and well done blog..the Chicken and Asparagus Penne is going to be on our menu very soon thanks to you....
Jun. 16, 2012 7:55 pm
Just beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you for such a wonderful blog.
Jun. 21, 2012 5:42 am
My hat's off to you Pam! You really take a risk with some pricey ingredients, since most 'faceless' recipes have few reviews. Your leap of faith benefits all of us, nicely done! Now, about those Poochie Meat Cakes....I have two pups here next to me, just drooling at that photo, have to try that one!
Jun. 30, 2012 4:13 am
All of your photos and recipes are wonderful. My favorite here is the simple chicken recipe. Makes for a lovely picture also. Sometimes it's best to let the poultry speak for itself. CJ
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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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