Sunday, September 21, 2008

Aug/Sept Round-Up: Keepin' It Real

I loved hosting the Aug/Sept Recipe Exchange! What a fun process! You guys all voted on the theme - "Keepin' it Real" - and submitted some awesome dishes which involve little time and/or ingredients. I can't wait to try more of them.

I apologize to the ladies whose submissions didn't get made. :( Hopefully next time!

Oh, and please email me ( or page me if you are interested in hosting the next round!

But for now... *drumroll*

Apple Dumplings
Submitted by: Carol (no nest name)
(recipe not made)

Bailey's Dip
Submitted by: Jen&Joe06
Made by: blu-eyedwife

Beef Stew
Submitted by: Jennifer (not sure of nest name...)
(recipe not made)

Blackberry Cobbler
Submitted by: kittybits21
(recipe not made)

Chicken and Rice Casserole
Submitted by: streambw
Made by: smallbutfeisty

Cuban Style Pork Chops
Submitted by: mamakrystal
Made by: widdel22

Curried Egg Salad
Submitted by: blu-eyedwife
Made by: chw57

Dijon Chicken in a Skillet
Submitted by: Karome
Made by: streambw

Fettucine with Ricotta, Basil, and Tomatoes
Submitted by: smallbutfeisty
Made by: laki

Florentine Meatballs
Submitted by: laki
Made by: Carol (no Nest name)

Insalata Pizza
Submitted by: widdel22
(recipe not made)

Orange Pork Tenderloin
Submitted by: RyansRose
Made by: hornedfroggy

Pizza Dip
Submitted by: chw57
Made by: mamakrystal

Shoyu Chicken
Submitted by: Amanda (not sure of nest name...)
Made by: BioGrrl

Shrimp and Pasta
Submitted by: Maybebride
Made by: kittybits21

Shrimp Dip
Submitted by: smp21
Made by: MrsSiser - no blog, but here is what she had to say: I don't have a picture because my camera was dead when I made this, but we had it as an appetizer before a football game. It came together quickly & everyone liked it! I think it'd also be great on some bagel chips or crostini. I couldn't find canned shrimp, so I used about 8 oz of shrimp chopped finely.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Submitted by: MrsSiser
(recipe not made)

Tator Tots and Hamburger
Submitted by: BioGrrl
(recipe not made)

Whipping Cream Poundcake
Submitted by: hornedfroggy
Made by: RyansRose - no blog, but here are her thoughts: This recipe was as simple to make as promised. I substituted half & half and was very satisfied with the results. I have a very old stove, so my oven tends to run hot. I split the batter between two 8" loaf pans and baked for 75 minutes, which was a little too long and gavethe loaves a thick crust on the sides and bottom. The inside of the cake is perfect! The density of the crumb is just what you'd expect from a pound cake without being heavy or dry, and it has a very pleasant vanilla flavor that I found goes well with a variety of toppings, but is perfectly delicious on its own.