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I’ve been posting more frequently lately, trying to catch up with my archived photos. I’m almost there now, but I found a handful of recipes from back in February and March that definitely fall into the “bad photo” grouping. I think it’s mostly because it was February and March, and the light was not great, but there are some good recipes in here. So I thought I’d bring a MEGA bad photo Sunday today, and get rid of all of these.The first is a recipe I’ve seen several other bloggers do, and I’ve made this quite a few times since the first time back in February. It’s a spin on guacamole – but instead of using avocados, you use edamame. So the end result doesn’t really taste like guacamole, but it sure is delicious!!

The recipe for this Edamole was from the January 2008 issue of Cooking Light, but for some reason, they don’t have it on their website. But you can find the recipe here.
This second dip comes from my sister, and is a favorite of mine. Super easy, and it will disappear quickly!

Easy Salsa
from Goodman Family Cookbook 2007

1 bag frozen white corn
1 can chopped olives
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
1 large can crushed or diced tomatoes
4 avocados, diced
juice of 1 lime
1 package prepared Zesty Italian Dressing

Combine all ingredients. Serve with tortilla or corn chips.
I’ve been meaning to remake this recipe for Five Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin, because it uses sage, and I’ve got lots of that right now!! I found the original recipe at Sugarlaws, but changed it to a pork tenderloin instead of a beef tenderloin. We actually had this for Valentine’s Day earlier this year, and we both loved it! Find the recipe here.
Along with the pork for our Valentine’s Day dinner, I made this Garlic-Roasted Asparagus. Very easy, and a deliciuos way to serve asparagus!! If you are a garlic lover, you will love this one!!

The recipe can be found here.
And this last one is one that I wouldn’t actually recommend. I thougth about not even including it, but I know a lot of people have this cookbook, and I would want to know if a recipe from one of my cookbooks wasn’t that great! This is the Ham and Split Pea Soup recipe from The New Best Recipe. It was a bit watered down to me, and lacked any kind of excitement. But if you really want the recipe, just email me and I will send it to you!

They may not all be pretty, but most of them sure were tasty! And now I don’t have any really old photos in my archives, and I can get a little more organized!

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16 Responses to Mega Bad Photo Sunday

  1. Sylvie says:

    Deborah, thanks for sharing some great sounding recipes. I should steal your idea, as I’ve got a recipe for a wonderful potato and veg bake, but the pictures look like it’s all just an unappetizing mess on a plate.

  2. noble pig says:

    I love that salsa recipe, it looks fantastic! I love it and it’s so colorful.

  3. Patsyk says:

    We all have times when the pictures really don’t turn out, don’t we? At least the recipes were delicious!

  4. Sophie says:

    What yummy snacks! I like the edamame idea, so cool! 🙂

  5. Paula says:

    Are you kidding me? These photos look pretty darn good to me, especially because I like the recipes that go along with them! That edamole looks really good, I’ve tried something with peas and like it so I bet I’d enjoy this, too. The pork looks terrific, and I’m a pea soup fan, so you know I like this one. Oh man, I feel like I’ve eaten a multi-course dinner!

  6. Heather says:

    hmmm, well they all sound delicious, even if they don’t photograph well!

  7. Megan says:

    That salsa looks wonderful. s
    So fresh. And I could make a dinner with that pork and asparagus. It all looks tasty!

  8. The Mediocre Cook says:

    I’ll have to remember what you said about the split pea soup when I tackle that recipe. Of course now I am not really looking forward to… then again I was never fond of pea soups to begin with. The rest of the items look great though!

  9. Colloquial Cook says:

    Hi Deb – my flatmate just told me she like split pea and ham soup, but I’ll make sure not to cook that recipe, otherwise she might run back to Campbells’!
    Thanks for the laugh – I actually believe you when you say the edamame spread was great!

  10. Grace says:

    i’m all for end-of-summer cleaning when it results in several winners like this. the salsa and pig sound fabulous, but i wouldn’t turn any of it away, even the soup. 🙂

  11. hot garlic says:

    I’m so glad you posted the Edamole -I guess I missed that one when it was going around! I love both Edamame and Guac, so how can this not be a hit? Plus, my fam probably gets tired of Garlic and Olive Oil Edamame EVERY time…

  12. Mary says:


    I think your pictures are pretty darn good and your recipes sounds great. Will check them later today when I have more time.

  13. Maria says:

    Great recipe roundup! The asparagus looks perfect!! I have made an edamame hummus before and it was good! I will have to try the spin on the guac!

  14. Sara says:

    that edamame guacamole sounds wonderful! is the recipe on your blog?

  15. Kristen says:

    You crack me up. I never think that your photos look bad at all!

  16. Rosie says:

    What a lovely round-up Deb. It al looks fantastic!

    Rosie x

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