You are here: Home » Recipe Testers » Recipe Testers: September Issue Recipes Recipe Testers: September Issue Recipes Recipe Testers,Social http://relish.com/articles/recipe-testers-september-issue-recipes/ by RelishSeptember 2, 2011 The Relish Recipe Testers Club rates our recipes every month. Here's how our September picks stack up with our favorite home cooks! Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/corn-shrimp-_chowder-4.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Smoky Corn and Shrimp Chowder For me, one of the best things about this recipe is it is easy to cook it all for guests or a family size meal or to cut it down to half. In my case, for just me, I cut it down to one quarter which I think actually would serve two nicely. It was so good, I can't believe I ate the whole thing. (Actually I would have saved half for the next day but I'm not sure if next day shrimp is good or not, so I decided to eat it while it was so very, very good.) Also, I thought this smoky corn and shrimp chowder would have gone great with the key lime pie. I just didn't get that far. Next time. —Tonia Pyle Deconstructed Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs Easy and mostly intuitive, however, “1⁄4 tsp salt” was mentioned in ingredients but not in the instructions. My preference would have been to see “salt and pepper to taste” in the ingredient list unless the purpose is different than just seasoning. —Janet Walker Corn Orzo Salad with Arugula Pesto I've never been very successful making regular pesto from basil, so I wasn't sure how an arugula pesto would taste. But when it all came together it tasted like the pestos I've had in restaurants. I was really impressed with how easy it was to make and how good it tasted. Mixed with the orzo pasta and the vegetables, it was great. Orzo is a great pasta for this particular salad. I also mixed the tomatoes in with the rest of the salad instead of making it a garnish and I enjoyed it that way too. —Candy Fong The orzo cooked so quickly, and the pesto was much easier to prepare than I expected. I made it earlier in the day and kept it in the refrigerator until serving time. I used a box of frozen corn kernels that I thawed instead of using fresh kernels. —Mary Cooper Couscous and Chicken Salad Could do without the mint. That was according to the husband. But I used a local apple mint, so that made a difference. I actually liked it for the fact it ended up being cold—in 100-plus heat, which was welcome. It also makes great leftovers. —Nannette Pritchard Morrison A homerun! A real winner. The flavors were amazing and I couldn't stop eating it. Everything worked. I had to use Quinoa as I had run out of couscous. Super simple to make and one I will be making again and again. —Julie Schauer Fresh Summer Casserole It sort of depends on the pasta used. I like the whole-wheat pastas and those would have added a whole different taste to this. —Jane Robshaw Fresh Squash Casserole Nicely browned cheese and panko on top: inside creamy yellow egg mixture with onion, zucchini and yellow squash pieces. Tasty mild egg flavor, with cheese, onion, and thyme highlights. Soft squash with smooth filling and crunchy topping…a good dish for a potluck. —Carolyn Zichterman Zucchini Bread with Walnuts This is a good quick bread, but the family prefers the one with lemon instead of the spices…a good accompaniment to bean soup. — Peggy Foster Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Smokey Corn and Shrimp Chowder Loaded with calcium, this chowder combines smoked paprika and sweet corn and shrimp. Deconstructed Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs You can use a leftover cooked sweet potato to make this dish. Add some cooked spinach to the hash if you like. Corn and Orzo Salad with Arugula Pesto The arugula pesto adds a peppery bite to sweet corn. Couscous and Chicken Salad A great end-of-summer dish that uses fresh herbs, summer tomatoes, and shredded rotisserie chicken. Fresh Summer Squash Casserole Colorful, peak-season vegetables meld with pasta in the cheesy, creamy casserole. Fresh Squash Casserole Use both yellow squash and zucchini in this easy casserole. Zucchini Bread with Walnuts Do you have an over-abundance of zucchini from the garden? Make this classic Zucchini Bread.