A.S.G. Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (10000605)

cook's profile

A.S.G.

Reviews

Photos

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Vanilla Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2014
This is the quickest, easiest ice cream recipe and the results are always delicious. While I personally prefer the richer, creamier taste of a custard-based ice cream, my husband and kids say this is the best ice cream they've ever tasted. I do change a couple of things -- first, I use maple syrup instead of sugar. Just whisk it into the cream and half and half and it is ready to go. Since the mixture is already cold (I store the maple syrup in the fridge too), I don't bother with refrigerating it but just pour it into my ice cream maker. The maple flavor is rich without being overpowering. I also use about a tsp of vanilla because the maple is the main flavor. So easy and a really great treat without all of the added ingredients, colorings, flavorings, etc. in store bought ice cream.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Basic Ham and Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2013
This soup turned out to be everything I hoped it would! Just had a bowl for lunch with some homemade bread and it was delicious. I made a few small changes: First, I soaked the beans overnight, then rinsed them. I had about 5 cups of homemade chicken stock on hand which I brought up to 8 cups by adding fresh water. Instead of a ham hock, I had two large ham bones I'd frozen after a couple of nice holiday dinners. I cooked the soup as directed in the recipe, just adding a couple tablespoons of brown sugar and a few sprinkles of cayenne pepper. After an hour of simmering, I removed the ham bones and cut off any meat that hadn't already fallen off. This gave me plenty of ham and I didn't need to add more. I also took out a couple of cups of the cooked beans to puree, then added them and the chopped ham back to the pot. Simmered another half hour, and everything was perfectly cooked. The result was a thick, rich, flavorful soup. Luckily, no one else in my family likes beans so I get to freeze this soup in single servings and enjoy quite a few hearty lunches in the future!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Ham Casserole

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2012
This casserole is perfect for what it's supposed to be: warm and cozy comfort food. Even though I didn't have some of the ingredients (celery or bell peppers, which my kids wouldn't eat anyway), this casserole was very tasty. The only thing I added was to season with fresh ground pepper at each step, not just when making the cheese sauce. The casserole had plenty of flavor and was a great way to use up leftover ham. We all had seconds and there's enough left for my lunch tomorrow. Thanks for a great recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Sugar Coated Pecans

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2012
I just made this for the first time to put into gift baskets for Christmas. The mist difficult part of this recipe is not eating all of it yourself. These sugared pecans are so crunchy and delicious! The only change I made was to use a bit less than a tbsp of water plus a splash of vanilla extract. Otherwise, I followed the given amounts and now I have to go get some more pecans to make a batch for myself! Thanks for a great recipe.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

White Chip Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2012
I will admit to doctoring this recipe a bit, but the results were excellent. First, instead of two cups of white sugar, I used 1 cup white sugar and 2/3 cups brown sugar. I have some black cocoa that is to die for, but super strong on its own. I used 1/4 cup of that and 1/2 cup of regular cocoa. I also used 1/2 cup vegetable shortening in place of half of the butter. Then, just as an experiment, I used only 1/4 cup butter but also added 1/2 of a ripe avocado leftover from my lunch. With all these changes, the cookies didn't spread much as they baked so after the first batch I flattened the dough before baking. So far no one in my family has any clue these cookies have some avocado in them. You can't taste it at all. The cookies are crisp on the outside and gooey in the middle, super chocolatey and just all around yummy. Next time I'll use a whole avocado and no butter, muahahahaha!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Elnora's Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2012
So delicious! I've never made peach cobbler before, but this was so good and a great way to finish up the peaches we picked at the orchard. I mixed the tbsp of sugar with cinnamon and a bit of ground ginger before sprinkling over the peaches, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Can't wait to make it again!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2012
Incredible brownies! My kids gobble these up as if they aren't chock full of a vegetable. I do make a fe changes based on my baking preferences: 3/4 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar instead of all white, plus I add a couple tbsp of instant espresso powder. Makes the brownies so rich tasting! Instead of walnuts, I stir in about a cup of chocolate chips. Also used cocoa powder instead of flour in the baking pan. Great recipe, thanks!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Easy Italian Grilled Zucchini

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2012
I did not like zucchini until I grilled it like this. So delicious! I don't cut the zucchini into rounds, but instead cut it lengthwise into quarters and score the flesh every inch or so to really get the marinade in there. I also don't use a full bottle of dressing, just however much it takes to coat the zucchini. I'm so glad to have something to do with my zucchini besides bake it into bread!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
7 users found this review helpful

Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
This recipe makes homemade pizza a simple dinner any night of the week. I usually double it to make two big pizzas. The only thing I change is the cooking method. I heat the oven to 450, put the dough on a big cookie sheet, pop it into the oven on the lowest rack, turn it up to 500, and let it bake for 5 minutes. Then I pull it out, turn the heat down to 450 again, spread on sauce, cheese and toppings, and put it back into the oven until the cheese is melted. This always gives a perfectly brown crust that is crispy on the edges and bottom. Even with my cheap oven and no pizza stone, baking this way gives great results!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
47 users found this review helpful

Sausage, Peppers, Onions, and Potato Bake

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2012
My husband's family loves this meal; it's great to bring to potluck dinners and I never have leftovers to lug back home. Without changing a thing, it's perfect. When I make it just for us at home, however, I make some changes for the kids. They don't like peppers so I replace the peppers with broccoli and they gobble it up. I also tend to leftover cooked sausage which makes it that much easier to prepare. This recipe is easy, delicious, and adaptable. I love it!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Cut-Out Cookies Made with Oat Flour

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2011
I really wanted this recipe to be great, but alas, it isn't. I read all of the reviews here and was worried the cookies would be dry. I added 1/4 cup milk to the recipe, but otherwise followed it exactly. The cookies look good and taste good, but they are still very dry. I made sure not to over bake them, too. They literally suck the saliva right out of your mouth. You need a tall glass of milk or cup of coffee to wash these down with, but why bother when there are so many NOT dry recipes to choose from? My kids will eat them so they won't go to waste, but I won't be making these again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Veal Scallopini

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2011
Quick, easy, and super delicious! I made this as a special anniversary dinner for my husband. He loves veal, but we never have it at home because I usually don't care for it. This recipe was very good, even to me! I didn't change a thing, other than to double the ingredients for the sauce because I served the veal over spaghetti. My husband must have told me twenty times during dinner how excellent it was, and this was the first time I've ever made veal!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Banana Chip Muffins I

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2011
With a few tweaks, this is a very good muffin. I followed the basic recipe but used brown sugar in place of half the granulated sugar. Also, added a tsp of vanilla and a tsp of cinnamon. I had two large, overripe bananas so probably used more than one cup mashed. The recipe made exactly 12 perfectly sized muffins. Bake time was only 18 minutes for me. Moist, yummy, and sure to be a hit with the kids. As a bonus, the muffins are quick to mix together. Thanks!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
9 users found this review helpful

Stuffed Peppers My Way

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2011
I love stuffed peppers, but don't make them often because my kids won't eat them. However, once a year I make these with whatever peppers I've been able to coax out of my garden, and this recipe is a good one. The only problem is that the filling needs a sauce and (according to my carnivore of a husband) meat. So, I've ended up morphing this recipe to fit our tastes but thought I'd share it here in case others want to try it. I've found that using leftover meatballs and sauce from the previous night's spaghetti and meatball dinner makes these peppers a snap. I cut up the meatballs and stir in just enough sauce to hold it all together. Or, you could brown some ground beef, stir in jarred marinara sauce, and further spice it up with seasonings, onions, or whatever. Stir in the cooked rice, fill the roasted peppers, and top with cheese. I use mozzarella because my husband isn't a fan of feta. I know those are big changes, but I much prefer the roasting method to cooking the peppers in sauce or tomato soup. What's great about this recipe is that I was easily able to make it "my way," and THAT is why it gets five stars!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
7 users found this review helpful

Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
This is a five star muffin with just a few small changes. I added a tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg to the dry ingredients, then a tsp vanilla to the wet ingredients. Also, I use 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup brown. Sometimes I also substitute whole wheat flour for half of the all-purpose flour (plus about a tbsp of milk) and my kids don't even notice. Very moist and flavorful, and the crumb topping adds a nice touch that makes them even more appealing. Great for a snack or special breakfast. Thanks!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
6 users found this review helpful

Easy Chocolate Nachos

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2011
The best part of this recipe is how quick and easy it is. I didn't have any chocolate chips, but drizzled warm chocolate ice cream topping on the "nachos" instead. My kids loved having a fun, yummy treat for a summer afternoon snack.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
6 users found this review helpful

Piadina Romagnola (Italian Flat Bread)

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2011
I made this almost exactly as given, except used Smart Balance Butter Blend instead of margarine. Mixing it with your hands is really the only way to get the dough fully incorporated, so while it is messy you have to just dive right in! I had a little trouble with the first flat bread I cooked. It would not brown or puff up. I turned up the heat on the skillet to medium and used a bit more olive oil for the rest of the dough, and it turned out beautiful with a really nice flavor. We served it with hummus and everyone loved it. I think this would also be delicious if the dough were brushed with oil on both sides and then cooked on the grill!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
8 users found this review helpful

Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2011
After reading all of the great reviews, I was a little disappointed in this recipe. It is way too heavy on the potatoes and too light on clams for our taste. I only used 2 1/2 potatoes, and it was still too much. However, I think the base for the chowder is very good. Next time, I'll use a bit less potatoes and at least one more can of clams. Using fat free half and half did not detract from the flavor and richness of the soup, so don't be afraid to try that! With some tweaking, I'm sure I'll try this chowder again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
10 users found this review helpful

Crab Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
I made this for a New Year's Eve party and everyone loved it. It's easy to make and delicious with just crackers. This was the first time I made crab dip, so I took the advice of other reviews and made some minor changes. I didn't reduce the amount of cream cheese but did add a couple of big spoonfuls of sour cream. I also added about a third of a cup of finely shredded colby jack cheese, half a teaspoon of Old Bay, and a half a lemon's worth of lemon juice. Because I also made foccacia bread, I didn't serve this in a bread bowl. People were eating the dip with the bread or with crackers, rolling their eyes and moaning with each bite!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
17 users found this review helpful

Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2010
I was hesitant to make these cookies after reading the mixed reviews, but I'm glad I picked this recipe. I doubled it and used butter instead of margarine. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. At each step I gave the dough plenty of time to mix completely. I was rushed for time and barely chilled the dough for an hour. I rolled out half the dough at a time, used plenty of flour, and baked the cookies for 7 minutes. A pastry scraper made it easy to transfer the cookies to cookie sheets. The kids had fun decorating, and at a family gathering today the plate we brought vanished quickly. Doubling the recipe gave me about 36 cookies, each 3 or 4 inches "tall." The flavor is good, but not too spicy for the kids.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
15 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 95) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Speedy Weeknight Meals
Speedy Weeknight Meals

We’ll help you get dinner on the table in no time flat.

Back-to-School Eats
Back-to-School Eats

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Most Popular Blogs

Read our allrecipes.com blog

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States