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August 20, 2004

The First Carnival of the Recipes!!

I want to thank all of you who have submitted recipes. I am really pleased with the response from bloggers and commenters who answered my call for food, food, food!

There are recipes here to fit everyone's taste - enjoy!

Tammi, everyone's favorite Road Warrior has a recipe for Mexican Manicotti. Ah like alliteration a lot.

Punctilious's Chicken Tortilla Soup will be great for fall.

Dana has a Mexican Casserole that should hit the spot.

Boudicca, who has a lovely blog, btw has this recipe, called Mushroom Pork Tenderloin

Teresa of Technicalities goes with a more Mediterranean looking casserole - Chicken and Couscous Both Teresa and I are great believers that Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the best you can buy, btw.

Booklore, a blog with lots of great book reviews, gives us this recipe, Four Pepper Pasta

Random Pizza from Brian Epps of Random Numbers looks like something I have to try out.

Seafood Fettuccine from Tom Metzger of More Sense than Money is definitely *NOT* lowfat - therefore, it must be pretty darn good!

Pumpkin Cheesecake - my husband will like this one! It's from Matthew, aka Physics Geek

SeaShell Casserole from Sarah aka Wacky Hermit from Organic Baby Farm. - definitely a great family casserole.

Jim of Snooze Button Dreams fame, offers this very spicy Hot To Trot hot wing recipe- better have a lot of beer to go with these wings.

Laughing Wolf has a recipe for a one egg omelet.

BeeBee, one of really gifted writers of Blogdom has a great recipe called Coca Cola Brisket. Great for a crowd of folks.

mlah has a recipe for Salsa. mlah is a little confused as to who I am, though - I'm not miss apropos, I am She Who Will Be Obeyed! (or at least I wish I was!)

Triticale (the wheat/rye guy), makes a Barbeque Sauce that looks very good.

Helen, one of the other incredible writers in Blogdom, has a recipe that is just beautiful to read about - It is at the bottom of this post, called Ficelle Picarde (crepes rolled up with cheese, herbs and cream in the inside) - do read the whole post - Helen is so very gifted.

Amy has a recipe for true garlic lovers:


40 Cloves and a Chicken

1 whole chicken (broiler/fryer) cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
10 sprigs fresh thyme
40 peeled cloves garlic
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Toss with a 2 tablespoons olive oil and
brown on both sides in a wide fry pan or skillet over high heat. Remove from
heat, add oil, thyme, and garlic cloves. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.


Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, carve, and
serve. (Note: There is no carving, the meat falls off the bone.)


Calliope, my mostest regular commenter, gave me a recipe for Oven Spiced Fries. Here it is:

2lbs new potatos
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Steak Grilling Rub (any brand)

Cut the taters into wedges, toss with the grill seasoning and EVOO, bake on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 450 (I sprayed the cookie sheet with Pam, made clean-up a breeze). Shake the cookie sheet once during baking. Pull out when the largest taters are soft when you stick 'em with a fork.

Next time I do it I will lighten up on the seasoning, it was a bit over-seasoned for my taste (and I like spicy food). It was quite good though, and incredibly easy. You only end up having to clean the cookie sheet too. Even my 13 year old daughter loved them.

I would also say you could substitute the grill seasoning with seasoned salt and perhaps some italian herbs to add a different twist to it - although the grill seasoning made a nice compliment to grilled steaks and was quite crunchy.



Craig sends a very manly quiche recipe:

Corn Quiche

2, 9-inch DEEP pie shells
1 lb. sliced bacon, fried crisp,
drained and crumbled (divide in ˝)
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups grated Swiss cheese (divide in ˝)
4 eggs, beaten
2 cans cream style corn
Black Pepper to taste
12 oz. Evaporated milk

Pre-heat oven to 450 deg. F.

Fry bacon until crisp, remove and drain on paper towel and crumble, then sauté onions in bacon grease until tender. Place ˝ of crumbled bacon evenly into the bottom of the pie-crusts and top with ˝ of the cheese. Blend eggs, corn, pepper, milk, rest of bacon and rest of cheese in a bowl and mix well. Pour mixture into the pie shells. Bake in oven at 450 deg. F for 10 min. then quickly reduce oven temp to 325 deg. F and bake for 25 min. more. Cool slightly and serve.

Angela has a recipe for Lime Cookies that look mouth-watering. Angela's blog, Fresh as a Daisy is new to me, go check it out. She lives in Guam, so today there is our tomorrow, or something like that!

And here is one more recipe from Angela:


Donna's Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (don't know Donna)

1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
1 cup Pace picante sauce
2 tsp. chili powder
2 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
12 flour tortillas (6 in)

1. Mix soup, sour cream, picante sauce, and chili powder. Reserve 1 cup.
2. Mix remaining picante sauce mixture with chicken and cheese.
3. Spread about 1/4 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla.
Roll up and place seam-side down in a greased (just spray with Pam)
9x13 pan. (Sometimes, I have to have an extra smaller dish)
4. Spread reserved picante sauce mixture over enchiladas. Cover and
bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until hot.
5. Serve with additional picante sauce, tomato, lettuce, and sour
cream, if desired.

Here is Pam's recipe, King Ranch Chicken, one of my favorites -


KING RANCH CHICKEN


1 Chicken
1 pkg Corn Tortillas
1 Onion
1 pkg Longhorn Cheese
1 can Cream/Mushroom Soup
1 can Rotel Tomatoes
1 can Cream/Chicken Soup

1 9”x13” Casserole dish

Boil and debone Chicken - Save Broth! In separate bowl, mix: Can of Mushroom and can of Chicken Soup, the Rotel Tomatoes (only 1/2 can of liquid), 1/4 cup Chicken broth, and 1/4 cup chopped Onion. Layer...

Soften Corn Tortillas in Chicken broth and line dish. Layer Chicken, using 1/2 the Chicken. Layer Soup mixture. Layer grated Longhorn. Repeat layers - ending with Cheese. Bake at 350 deg for 30 to 45 minutes.



Let's do this again next week - send me your linked recipes (if you have a blog) at beth(at)thedonovannospam(dot)com by midnight on Thursday, August 26th.

Update: Since Glenn was so kind as to link to the Carnival of the Recipes, I figured the least I could do is link to his recipe for Pasta with Tomato, Basil and Chevre sauce and an interesting chicken recipe, Instachicken.

One more Recipe - everything else goes to next week - E Poet has a recipe for ribs.

Here are the links to ALL Carnivals of the Recipes!

Posted by Beth at August 20, 2004 06:33 PM