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Personal Recipe Review Game 
 
Mar. 20, 2010 1:04 am 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2010 11:42 am
On the 12th of March, I put out a game for us to play along with personal recipes. The idea in mind was to try other recipe submitter's recipes that we all have saved in our recipe box. I'm so glad that many were able to jump in and play. I so want to do this again.
So here's how it was laid out:
 
Well many of us have saved plenty of recipes in our recipe box....Here's the game. Go to your recipe box, hit the TYPE button until you see personal recipes of others. Find the 1st one that you have not rated or reviewed and plan to make it. It has to be someone other then yourself. No Self posted recipes. The idea is someone else's. I would like to see how many people will do so. I'd say you have a week from today to make, photo rate and review the recipe. Email me the recipe link, photo and your review by midnight central time the 19th, and I'll put it in a blog. Good Luck Everyone.
 
Here's the 1st unrated personal recipe in my box by Christine M.
Pina Colada Fruit Dip
Pina Colada Fruit Dip--Christine M's Personal Recipe
 
Pina Colada Fruit Dip--Christine M's Personal Recipe
 
My review was:
This was really well liked. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It takes me back to a tropical island. my youngest two didn't really like it, no idea why, but everyone else did. Served it with slced apples and grahams. Especially with grahams is how I liked it. Yum. Thanks!!
 
1st up:
WitchyWoman
Thanks WW, I always like to see what your going to do...
WitchyWoman emailed me her's and she had 2 photos. Looks yummy.
 
Clam Dip a la Fabius by Dog Fish Head
WitchyWoman's Photo--Personal Recipe of Dog Fish Head--Clam Dip a la Fabius
 
WitchyWoman's Photo--Personal Recipe of Dog Fish Head---Clam Dip a la Fabius
 
Here review was:
I don't know if it was missing anything or not, I barely got to try it! My husband scarfed this down in nothing flat! I was able to incorporate most of the clam juice into the cream cheese (nuefatchel) and it was super good...better than the stuff from the store, brand names will not be mentioned, and a sight healthier, as well. Thanks!   ** I forgot to write in the review that I tried to use a whisk at first, but you really need to mix this really fast with a fork!
 
Next up:
ShareBear,
Thank you too. ShareBear did 2 recipes...awesome!!! Really great of you to do 2.
 
1st recipe
Chili Coke Roast by Keri
Chili Coke Roast
 
Her review was:
This was good. I did not know what chili sauce was so i found a recipe here on AR and used it to make it. I served this over Rosemary garlic mashed potatoes with manchego cheese (christines recipe). Thanks for the recipe!
 
Her 2nd recipe:
Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Manchego Cheese by Christine M.
Rosemary Mashed Potatoes with Manchego Cheese
 
Her review was:
These turned out great! I could not find manchego cheese so I used oaxaca cheese instead, other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Served keni's chili coke roast over it.
 
 
Next up:
BigShotsMom
Thanks very much for your input, however, she was very saddened to review her recipe of choice. But it is okay though. She didn't have a photo to go with it, but again, is okay.
Here's the recipe she did and reviewed.
 
Roast Chicken with Orange-Cinnamon Sauce by Michael
 
Her review: 3 stars
As written this recipe has potential but needs a few adjustments. I prepared it as written and found the chicken came out looking beautiful and smelled beautiful, however the meat itself was lacking flavor because everything was outside on the skin, which many people do not eat. I would suggect cutting one of the oranges in half and putting it in the cavity along with salt, pepper and possibly even some cinnamon. In my opinion the sauce was too sweet, I would leave the corn syrup out. I think this might actually work better over chicken pieces instead of a whole bird. Thanks for the opportunity to try it.
 
 
Next up:
Christina
Thanks Christina, I see this is very popular, I must try this. This recipe I have found the breads all look so amazing by everyone...that I'm so tempted to follow suit.
 
Mike's Signature Pretzel Bread by Kathleen
Kathleen's-Mike's Signature Pretzel Bread
 
Her review was:
WOW, WOW, WOW! Great find, Kathleen! This was one of the BEST breads I have ever made/eaten! This was super fun to make, but I must admit, I am 'bread-making' lazy, so I just popped all the ingredients into the bread machine and let it do all the major 'work' for me, lol (it turmed out PERFECT)! I had a great time shaping and boiling these and they baked up beautifully. I made 6 smaller rolls and topped them with cracked sea salt and dried toasted onions before baking. The flavor of these surpassed anything that I could've imagined. I cant wait to make these again...they would be delicious as burger buns, which is what I'm planning for next time! Thank You sooooo much, Kathleen for sharing this AWESOME recipe!
 
Next up:
jrbaker
And Thanks too jrbaker, she did 2 recipes as well. Photos look yummy and the recipes do too.
Her 1st recipe was:
Low Fat Zesty Baked Chicken by Baking Nana
Low Fat Zesty Baked Chicken
 
Her review was:
We really enjoyed this dish, plus it was fun to make! I left the chicken breast whole (personal preference) and followed the rest of the recipe exactly. The honey mustard dip was enjoyed by my daughter & husband, while I like both--I found myself dipping everything into the yogurt dip--it has such a bright, fresh, lemony flavor. Paired with crunchy oven-baked chicken, you really can't go wrong with this healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing, Baking Nana!
 
jrbaker's 2nd recipe was:
Cindy's Beef Tips by Cindy in Pensacola
Cindy's Beef Tips--recipe inside
 
Her review was:
I made this after it was recommended on the Recipe Exchange (tab at the top of this page). It is very good! I don't normally cook with this type of meat, but really enjoyed this recipe. I served it over mashed potatoes, and my husband mentioned how good it smelled (I think it's what drew him into the kitchen!). I did splash a little red wine in it while simmering, because I love the flavor it adds. Thanks for sharing Cindy
 
 
Next up:
Marianne
Thanks Marianne, I have had this recipe in my box for a while....was tempted several times to make it. Even bought the apples, but kiddo's polished them off before I could try this.
 
Granny Blue Coleslaw by Cat Lady Cyndi (cyndi gephart)
Cyndi Gephart's Granny Blue Coleslaw
 
Her review was:
This is a delicious alternative to the typical coleslaw--and a real treat for blue cheese lovers! The only change I made was to add some red cabbage, which is something Cyndi said she does from time to time, too. There are all kinds of ways that you make this, and I would consider roughly grating the apples rather than chopping them. There could be a change, too, in the type of vinegar being used--maybe apple cider or white balsamic. All in all, this was very good--my hubby kept complimenting it--a good sign, indeed! Thanks, Cyndi, for this wonderful side dish!
 
 
Next up:
Nurse Ellen
Thanks Ellen, I'm glad you played along....and I've never had this type of recipe before, so I'm glad you made it, I'm saving it to my recipe box to try.
 
White Chicken Chili with Jalepenos by Valleygirl
ValleyGirl's White Chicken Chili with Jalapenos
 
Her review was:
This was excellent! I used all jalapenos and pre-cooked chicken. This is by far my favorite white chicken chili! Thanks ValleyGirl!!
 
Next up:
korilynne
Thanks kori for playing, I saved this recipe for my kids to try. I've heard it's excellent and saw photos in a blog by Nobody's Girl that were neat, am soo going to make this.
 
Skillet Apple Brownie by MomZilla (Evin)
Skillet Apple Brownie--MomZilla's (Evin) personal recipe
 
Her review was:
Absolutely delicious! I made it exactly as written. When it was baking I was a little worried about the amount of spices, but once I tried it I realized they are the perfect amount. It is a fast and easy dessert that I highly recommend everyone trying. And it's even better warm with vanilla ice cream. Thanks Evin!
 
Next up:
cozycook
Thanks for playing along too, sorry it didn't turn out well for you either. :(  The recipe sounds interesting but saddened for you that it didn't turn out well. Here's the recipe she tried.
 
Coconut Bread Rolls by Michael
cozycook's photo----Personal recipe by Michael---Coconut Bread Rolls
 
 
Her review was:
*** three stars"This was all right, It never turned out golden brown and was toughy even though I cooked it 20 over :(. But still,Thanks michael for the recipe,it did enjoy trying it" a good idea would be adding coconut flakes on top or in the middle!
 
Next up:
MN Nice
Thank you MN Nice.....glad you you were able to play as well. And your recipe looks great!
 
Her recipe was:
Swiss Pork Chops by Dottie
 
 
Her review was:
We enjoyed this very much. The pork chips were nice and tender and had great flavor. I didn't have much luck with my breading as it ended up mostly in the pan. Next time I will have more butter for the browning. I used spicy brown mustard because that is what I had and I think that was just fine. Can't say much about that because most of my breading just fell off. I look forward to making this again.
 
 
Well there ya have it folks. Thanks for playing along. I encourage others to try those personal recipes. Ya never know what your truely missing until you try. Thanks to all that was able to play along and Thanks to those that tried to play along. Will be doing this again soon. To those that missed out, you will have a chance to do this again. Thank you all!!!!
Keep cooking!
Melissa
 
Comments
Mar. 20, 2010 3:26 am
Thanks for a great blog Melissa!!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:52 am
This was great Melissa, Thanks! I really loved seeing how everyone's dishes turned out...this was soooo much fun! :)
 
Mar. 20, 2010 7:28 am
Hi Melissa, I'm one of the ones that didn't get mine done or in on time this time around. Real life got in the way again, & other things came up. I did do it the first time and I will do it the next time. I'm going to save my recipes for the next go around because both of mine need to be showcased also. Great job on the blog....as usual!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 7:41 am
How fun!! I would love to participate if we do this again...and I just want to make sure the correct source gets credit for that bread- it is from twobites dot wordpress dot com. I only wish it was my own :)
 
Mar. 20, 2010 8:21 am
Great blog! Sorry I didn't get mine in... :( , but I still enjoyed reading it!
 
mis7up 
Mar. 20, 2010 1:44 pm
don't mind, that's the great thing about this one...you make someone else's personal recipe. Good luck and enjoy.
 
SB 
Mar. 21, 2010 7:30 am
Great blog! Had a fun time, and hopefully we can do this again.
 
Mar. 21, 2010 8:24 am
Great blog and thank you for doing it! I had a blast participating and look forward to the next one!
 
Mar. 21, 2010 3:48 pm
Great blog and so interesting. Everyone did a good job!
 
Mar. 21, 2010 8:02 pm
Thanks, Mis7up. This was a lot of fun and a great idea. Glad to have participated.
 
Mar. 22, 2010 11:19 am
Nice job, Mis7up! I picked up some fennel to do Swiss Phil's Fennel Flames, but life interrupted me this weekend! Sorry I didn't get to it in time for the blog!
 
mis7up 
Mar. 22, 2010 11:42 am
Hey that's okay I got interupted myself with hubby being home to do this weeks recipe on the Boxty...I have to start next weeks game this evening...still have a chance hun!!
 
 
 
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