cjucoder Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (10281834)

cook's profile

cjucoder

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Healthier Oven Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2015
I've always loved roasting all vegetables, and potatoes are at the top of that list. I also love fresh herbs and garlic with a passion, but I've always been afraid to use those when roasting vegetables at high heat sure that they would burn. Still, I've seen so many recipes like this - and with fantastic reviews - that I thought I should try it. Perhaps I'm not as smart as I think I am hehe. Sure enough, it is wonderful. The herbs do turn dark grey-green, but the flavor is not burned. Same with the garlic. Why isn't it bitter? I still don't understand it, but I won't be afraid anymore.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2015
I went to make this recipe and discovered I was out of onions. Gasp. Surprising since I always know my onion situation lol. I decided to make it anyway using dried onions and onion powder. Despite that these were very good. Texture was great even though I used ground turkey (93/7). I'll be making these again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Rhubarb Muffins

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2015
I'm not an experienced baker, but these were easy and delicious. I did use quite a bit more rhubarb, probably 1 3/4 cups. I love rhubarb so I'd bump it up to 2 cups, or perhaps have the rhubarb cut in bigger chunks, mine was cut in about 1/2 inch dice. The yogurt I had is plain Greek, so I used a bit less and splashed in some milk to compensate for the thicker texture, then splashed in some vanilla. Usually I skip things like the topping for this recipe, but I'm glad I bothered since it added such personality to the muffins. I toasted the almonds before grinding them, makes a huge difference. I loved these, very moist and not too too many calories for such a treat.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Pasta and Garlic

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2015
When I first read this recipe that seemed like way too much oil, but after it dawned on me how much pasta was called for it made more sense. After scaling down the servings it's not too much oil at all. Of course, I used a lot more garlic, three humungous cloves. A great side for all kinds of meals. I served it with Sicilian Olive Chicken also on this site.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Sicilian Olive Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2015
Nummmmm. I added zucchini, was a nice addition, and used plain canned diced tomatoes using my own italian seasonings for the dish. Something about olives and chicken together that I absolutely love. Next time I think I'll add more olives and capers, it's that brininess that adds so much. I was going to add garlic, but since I served it with Pasta and Garlic (also on this site) I didn't add it here. Loved it, I'll be making this often.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Simple Broiled Haddock

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2015
Needed a bit more seasoning for my tastes, but outside of that this recipe worked very well. I love fish, and haddock is one of my favorites. Broiling is a nice and quick way to cook it, as long as you're careful not to overcook.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2015
Delightful. Instead of sugar, I used Spice House's Gateway To The North Maple Garlic Seasoning. Regardless of how good that seasoning mix is, I would give this recipe five stars for it as written. You definitely need to start the beets roasting before the sweet potatoes as it says. Lovely combination.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Cubed Parmesan Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2015
Normally I am not a fan of microwave cooking and had planned to roast in the oven instead. When the time came to make it I thought I'd give it a try in the microwave as written. It actually worked out very well! The potatoes had a soft texture which I liked in this application. Couldn't really taste the lemon, think I'll skip it next time. Otherwise parmesan, butter and potatoes are always a win.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

All American Roast Beef

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2015
I think I just don't like this cut of meat as a roast. I used a meat thermometer. I let it sit after taking it out of the oven. It was done to a perfect medium/rare to medium. I cut across the grain. I just didn't care for the texture, too firm and chewy. The recipe instructions are very good, but I think I will save round for other cooking methods.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Nutty Brown Rice Salad

Reviewed: May 21, 2015
Nutty is right! I love these kind of Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink salads that are healthy with a lot of vegetables. My only complaint is the 1/4 cup amounts for each of the veggies, not even close to enough so I added much more. Otherwise I loved it. The dressing amount was fine for me, I used a very strong dressing I made myself. Used Wehani rice which is a chewy, nutty red rice. I served this as a side dish, but this is actually a meal all unto itself.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

Reviewed: May 12, 2015
It's been awhile since I flavored tuna with Italian flavors. I've forgotten how good that can be. The potato in these cakes made for a really nice light texture and the touch of mustard and cayenne were spot on. I made four big cakes instead of 8 smaller ones, and cooked them over medium-low heat so the big cakes wouldn't brown too much before the inside was cooked. Served with a simple sauce of half mayo half cocktail sauce which went really nicely with these. I loved these cakes and will make them often.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Emily's Famous Parmesan and Peppercorn Ranch Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2015
Too plain for my tastes. I doubled the herbs (not pepper) and onion, then added some granulated garlic and dill. Let it sit once again. There we go! I loved it after that tweaking, and definitely much better than any bottled dressing in the store. I'll be making this often since there is lots of flavor punch for the low calories.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Dave's Coleslaw

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2015
I'm usually not a big fan of coleslaw; too goopy and too sweet. I really wanted coleslaw to go with pulled pork, however. This recipe intrigued me because of sharp ingredients like mustard, pickles and vinegar. I thought that would complement the pork nicely. I cut way down on the sugar and on the mayo and Greek yogurt (which I substituted for the buttermilk since that's what I had). Turned out I enjoyed this a lot! I may shock some of my friends that I will actually make coleslaw as a side dish in the future simply because I like it; if it's this recipe, that is.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Southern Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2015
Very good! Started it from frozen and cooked 10 hours on low. Because of it being frozen I missed out on the browning, but it's still great. I added some cider vinegar, just don't want pulled pork without it, and a splash of Worcestershire. Kept the rest of the seasonings the same. Only used 3 cups of liquid and that was fine. Served with Dave's Coleslaw (also on this site), BBQ sauce, and pickles. It had just the right amount of bite without being too sweet. I was drawn to this recipe to start with because of its lack of sugar, I often find pulled pork too sweet. Loved this meal!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Peanut-Ginger Marinade

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
I absolutely loved this. I didn't add the red pepper (cayenne) because the chili sauce I used was a really hot sambal oelek, and when I tasted the marinade after mixing it tasted quite spicy. After sitting overnight, however, I found the heat had mellowed quite a bit. Next time I think I'll add more of the chili sauce. Instead of skewering and cooking on a grill, I cooked the chicken under the broiler. That gave a nice char. This is a winner for sure.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Cuban Black Beans I

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2015
I followed the recipe ingredients but decided to change the cooking method and saute the vegetables separately and add them at the end. That's more traditional (sofrito) and I thought I would like the texture better. Turns out that was a good idea, because my beans must have been very old. Soaked overnight and simmered > 3 hours and still not tender. Decided to toss them and opened a couple cans of black beans instead. Added the seasonings and a bit of water, simmered for a bit and added the sofrito. Left out the hot chile since I was serving this with a meal of a couple other spicy items. Served on white rice. This was very good; the bell peppers, garlic, and these spices are awesome with black beans.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Cucumber Chili Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2015
Delightful! Went very well with a spicy meal. Even though this has hot chile (I used a jalapeno instead of serrano, it's what I had) it is still a cool and refreshing salad with the cucumber and mint. I think I'll use a bit less sugar next time, but still enjoyed this quite a bit.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Roast Adobo Pork Loin

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2015
After following the recipe for the rub, it didn't seem like enough to me, so I added another tablespoon of adobo. I'm glad I did, I think the balance was perfect. I didn't use Goya brand, but made my own from "Traci's Adobo Seasoning" also on this site. Very good stuff. I loved this, the slight hint of cinnamon and deep flavors of all those herbs and spices was warm and satisfying. The sugar and high oven temperature made for a lovely dark caramelized roast. This will be a regular around my house.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Blackened Salmon Fillets

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2015
Wowsa! I love "blackened" food and this was right on the money. I was only making 2 servings so halved everything except the thyme, basil and oregano. Even though I like things spicy I went easy on the cayenne. I didn't find it necessary to do the extra butter drizzle on the fish after it had already been brushed with butter and coated with seasoning. Used a well used and loved cast iron pan that I got sceamin'smokin' hot and didn't oil the pan at all. Put the fish in and didn't touch it until I turned it. Fish didn't stick at all. Sure, had to shut off the smoke detector lol, but a smokey house was totally worth these amazing flavors. Served with roasted sweet potatoes and a salad with lots of bell peppers and a very lemony vinaigrette, both of which went perfectly with the fish. One of the best meals I've made in a long time.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Mustard Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2015
I love mustard, but never thought to add it to mashed potatoes. I used russets instead of red potatoes. Mustard comes in many different strengths, so use discretion. Mine was pretty strong so I used less. Not sure how often I'll make this, as a side it won't compliment as many dishes as regular mash but I liked it and I'm glad I visited this one.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 213) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

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

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

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