LadySparkle Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (11019003)

cook's profile

LadySparkle

View All Reviews Learn more

Lepp's Marathon of Love

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2011
I threw in a couple of tear drops which seemed to bring out the flavor in EVERYTHING else. The BEST recipe on this site. Thanks RNG.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
45 users found this review helpful
Photo by LadySparkle

Zucchini Gingerbread

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2011
I was excited about this recipe too. I love gingerbread. I replaced the oil with pumpkin. I added 3/4 c. currants (because I needed to use them) and when I got to my zucchini (thawed and drained) there wasn't quite 2 1/2 cups so I filled in with grated carrot. I'll make this often! Thanks Sarah-May!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
33 users found this review helpful

Simply White Bread II

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2010
Really good and it doesn't crumble when sliced. I used 2 c. white whole wheat flour, 1 c. AP flour, I used kosher salt and added 2 T. buttermilk powder. UPDATE: I bake alot of bread and this one has become a favorite. I now use melted butter instead of oil. I don't have a bread machine so I just proof my yeast and mix it up. Very good bread.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
32 users found this review helpful

Strawberry Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2010
Mmmmmm yum! I thawed frozen whole unsweetened strawberries, cut them up (they were plenty sweet). I used the "strawberry juice in the bottom of the bag instead of milk (pretty pink batter), and then thought maybe the recipe WANTED milk, so I sprinkled a few (2 -3) tsp. powdered milk into the flour mixture. I did press some of the berries into the batter. Used brown sugar and more pecans maybe 1/3 c. butter in the topping. Even better as it sits.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
29 users found this review helpful

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Water)

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2010
AWESOME!! I don't have a gallon pitcher, so I halved the recipe, got a lil too much nutmeg (oops!) still delicious. Going to try to gradually reduce the sugar. Excellent recipe. Thank you SB!! UPDATE: This has become my quaff du summer. In a 1/2 gl pitcher I've reduced the sugar to 1 medium cone of piloncillo and 1/2 c. white sugar. For some added goodness, I've squeezed a lime or two or three in it as well, so refreshing!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
29 users found this review helpful

Simple Carnitas

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2010
oh - my - merciful - heavens. Here's what happened. I got a deal on a bone - in shoulder. Over twelve lbs. I really do not like to fool with great big pieces of meat. Trust me, it was worth it. It's probably 30 mins away from removing from the oven. My daughter and I couldn't resist (I mean, the SMELL is amazing) So when I went to turn it, we picked off some done parts and threw them in the skillet with onions and peppers. We ate this on homemade tortillas with cheese. (I'm stuffed) It will have taken it 6 hrs. and 15 minutes at 325. I cut the yucky stuff off. Cut the oranges, onion and 1 lime in the bottom of my roasting pan ( I would have thrown the bay leaves in here, but I didn't have any.) I made a rub of the kosher salt (and yes, there is a huge difference. It will be too salty with table salt), cumin, garlic and peppercorns. I turned it a couple of hours after sticking it in. Before it all fell apart, I got the fruit and most of the onion and pepper corns out of the broth and added another cup of water. It wasn't quite totally off the bone last time I checked, but it had been shredded into the flavorful broth and I'm looking forward to enjoying this for quite awhile. Thanks, Ken. AWESOME recipe.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
26 users found this review helpful

Glazed Corned Beef

Reviewed: Nov. 14, 2010
This was really good. After reading the reviews, I cut back on the sugar, and cut the ketchup to a scant 1/2 c. but left everything else the same. . . great sauce! :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
19 users found this review helpful

Absolute Best Pancake Syrup

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
My favorite pancake syrup now. I used reconstituted powdered buttermilk and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
18 users found this review helpful

Paska Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2010
WOW!! Very good recipe! I'll use this frequently. I used 1/4 c. less sugar, 2 c. ff 1/2 & 1/2 and 1 c. ff milk, 3 cups WWW flour and butter instead of margarine. I upped the salt to 3/4 tsp because I used unsalted butter, no lemon zest and no egg wash, but I did rub with butter when it came out of the oven. This recipe made 1 large loaf of bread, 8 hot dog buns, 6 large burger buns and a 9 x 13 pan of cinnamon rolls. Its very tender, slightly sweet. Get out your BIG bowls, it's ALOT of dough. Handles nicely. Beautiful! Thanks for a great recipe.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
18 users found this review helpful
Photo by LadySparkle

Crustless Cranberry Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2011
So simple and so delicious!! I followed the recipe exactly, except I used vanilla extract, instead of almond extract. . . Tis gone. Tomorrow I am going to bake it in my cast iron skillet. Pre-heat the skillet and melt 1/4 c. butter in the skillet before adding the dough (for it is more a dough than a batter, very thick, just spread it over your prepared pan). So, so good!! I'm sure the struessel is good, but as it this is a stellar recipe. Thanks!! UPDATE; Something I discovered by accident, if you first coat the cranberries in the sugar and then mix it all up, the sweet is right next to the tangy :) It also DID work in my skillet, only I used 1/3 c. in the batter and the remaining butter in the pan and I like it baked a little longer in the skillet for a true cookie crunch! :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
17 users found this review helpful

Cabbage Waldorf Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2010
I have made this three times. I don't use the marshmallows, I didn't drain the pineapple and I only used 1/2 c low fat mayo, added yogert for the rest of the stir. I've even added red cabbage (those colored veggies are so good for you)! It makes alot, so I rolled grapes in lemon jello powder and froze them, then add them to individual bowls. I'll keep making this!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
16 users found this review helpful

Healthy and Delicious Cherry Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2010
Delicious! I used instant steel cut oats, and let them soak in 4 tbls. water while I pitted the cherries. Added 2 tbls. flour to the sugar that I put in the cherries. I did add 1/4 c. wheat germ to the crust, added another tsp vanilla, and held out about 1/2 c. to sprinkle on the top. Pre baked the crust while the oven was preheating, and baked it for 13 mins at 425, then lowered the temp to 300 and baked another 10 mins. It's like a cherry crisp.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
15 users found this review helpful

Fresh Yeast Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2009
This is a GREAT recipe!! I used two pkg of active dry yeast and started in one cup warm water with a tsp of sugar. I also added 1/4 c. honey, and 1/2 c. safflower oil instead of the shortening. I whisked in 7 cups, then stirred and stirred. I made three large loaves and 6 mini loaves, for those times when a tiny sandwich is just right :). Thanks!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
14 users found this review helpful

Pollo Oaxaca

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
Soo very good!! I couldn't find Oaxacan cheese, so had to use Jack, maybe added a touch more garlic. Will make many times! Thanks Avon. Looking forward to leftovers. Delicious!!! UPDATE! I have since found Oaxacan cheese at our little Mexican market. I like it better than the Jack if you can find it!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
13 users found this review helpful

Breakfast Sausage

Reviewed: May 18, 2010
This is a "staple" recipe in my kitchen. I mix it in ground turkey and freeze in patties on sheets, then bag in freezer ziplocs. I use allspice instead of cloves and have added other spices to various batches (thyme, minced onion, etc). Good basic recipe for sausage without all those nasty additives.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
12 users found this review helpful

Mock Lobster

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2010
I've been using this marinade all winter. I actually thought I'd already rated it. Depending on how much chicken I am preparing, depends on how much oil I add to the marinade. Overall, I'm sure I use less. I used garlic powder and added no more salt to the recipe than is in the soy sauce. This is an EXCELLENT recipe. I've broiled it and am looking forward to grilling it this summer. When I take BLSL breasts out of the freezer, I add the marinade to the frozen breasts and let it thaw in the marinade. Very tasty! The melted butter dip contributes to the "illusion" of lobster, and is very good. But not necessary to enjoy this dish. Bon apetit!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
12 users found this review helpful

Heart-Shaped Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2011
These were beautiful and delicious. I used more filling and didn't measure how much softened butter I spread over the dough. I folded the roll, seam to seam lengthwise and used a sharp thin knife to cut through the layers and they just fell away in the shape of a heart. Had a lovely rise! Will make again. Thanks for sharing.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
11 users found this review helpful

Ode to my AR Friends on Thanksgiving

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2010
Thanks SWChef! So true! ♥
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
11 users found this review helpful
Photo by LadySparkle

Banana Split Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
I made two versions of this recipe today. Both delicious. I had 1 1/2 - 2 c. dark sweet cherries to use up, so I cleaned and pitted them, sprinkled with a couple of Tbl. of sugar and split them between the two recipes, omitting the maraschino cherries. The first batch, I used only 1/2 c. sugar and added 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/4 tsp ginger and 1/3 c. toffee bits. It took longer to bake because of the fresh cherries, but is very reminiscent of a Banana Split. The second batch I used White Whole Wheat flour, no sugar, 1/4 c. dark corn syrup, and low fat vanilla yogert instead of mayo. I also kept the vanilla, ginger and toffee bits in this recipe. I think I actually prefer the ones with yogert. They're less dense, more cake-like, but still delicious! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
11 users found this review helpful

Texas Egg Rolls

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2010
These were sooooo good! I couldn't find wonton wrappers so ended up making them. I baked them in a 350 oven until golden. YUM!! Thanks Baking Nana!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
11 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 83) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Labor of Love
Labor of Love

End summer with a bang with festive Labor Day recipes.

Healthier Lunches for Kids
Healthier Lunches for Kids

Send them to school with good-for-you food that’s tasty, too.

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

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