I've never posted a recipe and just linked to it without typing out the recipe. But today, I have a smorgasbord of recipes for you.
I have a ton of recipes in my archives that I've never blogged about, for one reason or another. Maybe because my photos are ugly or I didn't take many, or because the recipe was less than stellar. Some I experimented with and don't have recipes for but I decided to go through my photo archives share with you some of my kitchen creations/disasters.__________________________________________________
Red Velvet Cakefrom Swan's Down- This cake was beautifully red. It sliced perfectly and the contrast of red and white was appealing to me. But it was nasty so it never got blogged. But ain't it pretty?
Golden Pull Apart Butter Bunsfrom King Arthur Flour- Mr. H really loved these rolls but I didn't take many pics so I never blogged about them. I thought they were good but these are still my favorite.
Cherry Tomato & Mozzarella Salad- One my favorite and simple salads- Cubed mozz, halved cherry tomatoes, Paul Newman's Balsamic Vinaigrette and fresh basil. yum!
Fudgy Chocolate Browniesfrom Martha Stewart- A reader left a comment on my blog awhile back saying these were her favorite brownies. They were tasty but still not my go-to brownie. I'm open to suggestions if you've got any!
Hershey's Milk Chocolate & Toffee Nuggets- This was an experiment and used a recipe that a friend gave me. But they were much more crisp than I wanted. I'll have to play with this one a bit, but basically you can just chop up some Nuggets and toss them in your favorite cookie/blondie batter.
Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frostingfrom My Tasty Treasures- I made this before we went to DC and I didn't like the pictures I took because I ran out of light (this was the only good one). It was a very different cake than I expected but I really liked it. It was sticky and gooey and delicious but I thought the frosting was a bit too sweet.
Classic Crumb Cakefrom Martha Stewart- This was a waste of 3 1/2 sticks of butter. I'm not sure what I did wrong but it was a little gummy and seemed almost uncooked. I've seen others make the same recipe and theirs turned out fine. Despite the texture, I thought the flavor was a little lackluster.
Spicy Crab Dip- I just made this one up as I went and it was tasty but I didn't jot down a recipe. I just like the blue bowl so I thought I'd share :-)
Rohrnudelnfrom A Feast For The Eyes- I'm embarrassed to say that I made these a year ago. I never liked the pictures so I never posted them. They were delicious and reminded me of yeasty sweet kolaches with a jam filling. I filled mine with peach jam and topped them with butter and sugar that baked into a crunchy topping.
Guittard Chocolate Chip Bars- A while back I made Guittard chocolate chip cookies. They were super buttery and good but I wanted a bar cookie so I patted them into a baking dish and topped them with more chips. Perfect with a glass of milk.
Garlic Oven Friesfrom A Feast For The Eyes- I won't be mad at you if you think this picture is ugly. ha ha! These fries (and that chili dog) were yummy but again my pictures stunk because I ran out of light. This was the best photo of the baked fries I could find.
Coffee Ice Cream- I adapted Mr. H's favorite vanilla recipe by adding instant espresso to it. In the end it just wasn't as coffee-y as we hoped for. Note to self: Add lots more coffee next time!
Hasselback Potatoes- I can't remember where I found the technique for this recipe, but you basically slice them but still keep them attached, season and butter, then bake til tender. I didn't take photos of the final product and while they were good we still like a loaded baked potato better. I served these with Steak Diane from Vanilla Sugar. so good!
Black & White Angel Food Cakefrom Ina Garten- I made this a year ago for my MIL's birthday. She loves angel food cake and I had always wanted to make this recipe but I was a bit disappointed. The ganache thickened up too much and ended up peeling off the cake. The next day I topped it with chocolate sauce and strawberries which made it prettier, but I still don't like angel food cake. I served it with pomegranate pear sorbet which was the best part!
I hope you've enjoyed my little slide show of recipes. Do you have any recipes in your archives that you haven't blogged about for once reason or another? Please share!