ave's4cooking Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (11047674)

cook's profile

ave's4cooking

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Layered Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2010
Pretty good and easy. Jesse really liked it. We added mushrooms, black beans and a little broccoli (could hardly notice them!). I thought it was a little too wet--should drain the veggies well and not overdo the sauce. Also, next time use Hatch sauce. Should season the veggies with at least a little garlic, salt and pepper. I didn't like the corn b/c it was a little too sweet, but could have gone for more spinach and mushrooms.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
12 users found this review helpful

Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach with Garbanzo Beans)

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2010
Yum! Used half a bag of fresh spinach and replaced the cumin with rosemary. When I put the spinach in, I added salt, pepper, a little lemon, and a little more oil. Next time I would add rosemary to the pan while beans/onion are browning. Also, it was a little dry, so I might save a little bean juice to add toward the end and smash the beans a little. Served w/ quinoa, tomato, onion, lemon and cilantro, it's a super-fast vegan meal.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
9 users found this review helpful

Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2011
Ok, I can only speak to the dressing; I used my own salad recipe. The mix of lemon, vinegar and strawberry is really good! Can't say I followed the recipe exactly, though. Sorry Smuckers, I used off-brand jelly. :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
8 users found this review helpful

Terrific Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Very good! We added garbanzo and black beans (3 cans total) and only half a pound of turkey. Didn't have tomato paste and we think that may have made it watery. Tried to remedy it w/ adding instant mashed potato flakes. Worked, but left stringing stuff in the chili, which was kind of gross.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
8 users found this review helpful

Cashew Turkey Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2010
Ok, not the best thing ever, but pretty easy and good for left-overs.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Pork Chops with Apples, Onions, and Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2010
Made this in the slow cooker like first comment on page. It was a little sweet and cooking it on high for six hours made it too mushy. Next time we'll try cooking it on high for only 4 hours. I also sprinkled a little nutmeg on the top and, when it was all done, I put sage on the potato/apple mix.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Moroccan Tagine

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2010
Doesn't need chicken, just double the beans.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Will not make again. Nothing to write home about.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Pierogies and Cabbage

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Used ham in place of the bacon, which was great.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Rosemary Chicken Couscous Salad

Reviewed: May 24, 2010
Very good. Used fresh tomatoes instead of sun dried. Also, used less than half of the dressing. Seems like the dressing could use a lower ration of olive oil sense the flavor is pretty prominent even when using just a little of the dressing.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Spinach and Leek White Bean Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
1)HALF-ed the beans, couscous, and leeks. 2)ADDED a tomato-- next time use more-- and a splash of apple cider vinegar. 3)REPLACED cumin with rosemary and thyme. 4)Waited til heat was off to add spinach. 5)Would have been good with squash or mushrooms.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Healthy Garden Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2011
Followed this recipe pretty closely. Used twice the edamame and black beans and left out the sugar. Served over quinoa.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2010
Quite good! Boiled the potatoes and put everything together in advance. Used milk in place of cream. I used very big potatoes and cut back on the sugar; next time I may use more sugar. Will definitely make this again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Fresh Ginger Carrot Salad

Reviewed: May 27, 2010
I used sweetened yogurt and fresh pineapple. The ginger in this salad is pretty intense. Right after I made it, it tasted good and spicy. However, after refrigerating it for several hours, it had a bitter taste and no longer had the nice spiciness. It seems like it might be better to add the ginger right before eating it to avoid the bitterness.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: May 25, 2010
A pretty good chicken. I used less butter, added onion and garlic along with the celery, and also added thyme. There is a LOT of fat in the bottom of the pan--kind of gross. I used a 6-pound chicken and it served 7-8 people.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Tuna Lime Tostadas

Reviewed: May 7, 2010
These were pretty good for a fast, no-cook meal. Were even better microwaved with a little cheese melted on top.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Chicken with Mustard Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2014
This is a very forgiving recipe! I didn't have all the ingredients, but played around with what I had and it turned out amazing! Here's what I did: I sauteed a quarter of an onion, the added half a cup of sherry and reduced it a bit. Then I added half a cup of heavy whipping cream and nearly 3 TBS of mustard (I had stone ground mustard, not dijon) and cooked until it thickened up. Served with sauteed kale (with onion and garlic) which went really well!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2014
This was good, however, I think I prefer tomato soup recipes that use tomato juice instead of chicken broth as a base. This just didn't have the rich tomato flavor that I'm looking for.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Green Pasta + Bacon

Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2012
Done it two ways: original and our modified version. You can add as many of the original ingredients as you want (the fresh basil is nice) I use whatever pasta we are in the mood for and substitute whatever green veggies we have (2 or more, sometimes frozen) including broccoli and green beans, and we add a little pan fried bacon w/ caramelized onions + salt and pepper to taste. We blanch the green veggies, strain them out, and use the same water for the pasta. A little bacon really improves the overall flavor...bacon, broccoli, and feta are a winning combination!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2010
Don't forget to cut back on the salt! First time I made it, I added can of Rotel and did not use jalapeno. Could go for about 2.5-3 teaspoons of salt.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 35) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Rockin' Tacos
Rockin' Tacos

A simple tortilla topped with Mexican fillings gives you a burst of spicy flavor.

Mexican Desserts
Mexican Desserts

Flan, churros, tres leches cake? We have these and so many more. It's fiesta time!

Spring Sale! Only $5.99
Spring Sale! Only $5.99

Great recipes and cooking tips! For a limited time, get a year of Allrecipes Magazine for $5.99.

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