SINGCHEF22 Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (117328)

cook's profile

SINGCHEF22

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Pork Chops for the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2015
This was terrible. I even started with half frozen pork chops, added some water to the sauce to prevent them from drying out, and they were still dry after only 6 hours on low. And they looked nothing like the picture.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chicken and Mushroom Chowder

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2015
This was a good recipe, and it's great to have a chicken soup that is a little different. We enjoyed it, but I think it could stand a good couple of tablespoons of parsley while it's cooking. I did add some at the end, just before serving. It also needs salt. I had to add about another 1/2 cup of stock at the end, because it was just a little too thick, even for chowder consistency. Also, I covered the pot while it was cooking for the 30 minutes, as I think it's best to cook any soup while it cooks so that the liquid doesn't simmer away.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Parmesan Garlic Orzo

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2015
This was very good, but next time I would make a few changes. I wouldn't add as much milk at the end, I would use about 1 tbsp, and instead of adding the parmesan into the hot orzo, I would put it on top of the individual servings, because it melted into the orzo in clumps instead of distributing evenly. I actually used shredded Asiago, as that's what I usually have, maybe I was supposed to use a grated cheese instead of a shredded, the recipe didn't really indicate which one to use. I also used twice as much parsley, just because I really love parsley, but it's not necessary. But I would like to make it again, and probably will.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Tangy Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2014
This was good, but not particularly outstanding. Pretty much your standard ham glaze. I'm not really sure how you get 1/3 of an orange juiced, so I just used a couple of tablespoons of orange juice and a little zest from an orange. I would use more next time, as I didn't taste much orange. Also, it seems ridiculous to open a whole can or bottle of pineapple juice to get 1/3 of a cup, so I threw in about 10 frozen pineapple tidbits and then used an immersion blender to smooth out the sauce before glazing the ham.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Leslie's Ham Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2014
Dear Leslie, bless your heart! I didn't have a ham bone, but was looking for a way to use up some ham that had been in the freezer, and decided to try your recipe with the slight modification of using 3 cups of chopped ham instead of the ham bone. I've always been a little scared of making lentil soup, I don't know why, I guess I always wondered if I could get full bodied, rich tasting soup instead of the thin stuff. This was perfect, perfect, perfect!! It's sitting on the stove now, cooling, and once it's cool enough, I'll probably refrigerate it overnight, and it will probably be even better! I actually let it simmer for 30+ minutes -- only because I love simmering soup on the stove and letting the aroma fill the house! If anyone is thinking of leaving out the marjoram, DON'T DO IT! It is the perfect flavoring for ham soups. Also be sure to skim off any of the foam that's created by simmering. Next time I'll use a ham bone, but even so, I now know there's a lentil soup out there that I can make (and freeze!) with just the ham. Thank you Leslie!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
7 users found this review helpful

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2014
I made it in my one quart size crock pot, exactly as WIRSCH suggested, on the warm setting. She is spot on! I stirred it, added some dried cranberries and brown sugar and gobbled it up! I was halfway through the bowl before I realized I hadn't put any milk on top -- and I didn't care! Next time I'll put the cranberries in with the oatmeal, and maybe some chopped apples and cinnamon, or top it with some chocolate chips! This came out nice and creamy, and it was cooked exactly right! I am frankly tired of the hype about steel cut oats, I don't like them as much as regular oatmeal, but I kept reading that that was the only kind you could use for slow cooker oatmeal. Well, the powers that be were dead wrong about that, and I'll never go back!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2014
Loved it! Took one very large and a small onion to get a tbsp. of zest, so I used orange extract in the cake and the glaze. Made two loaf cakes and poked holes in the top so glaze would sink in. Very good, zucchini didn't show at all, you could easily fool non-zucchini eaters with this cake.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Coconut Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2014
As Doug Heffernan would say, "It do not get better than this!" I was looking for a way to use up some leftover coconut milk I had in the fridge left over from a Pina Colada punch I made (I really should submit that recipe), and was really excited when I found this, since I love both bread pudding and coconut. Since it's just the hubs and me, I cut the recipe in half and left out the extra egg yolk, since it would have been problematic to use half of one. I also didn't have fresh coconut, but I DID have some Trader Joe's roasted coconut chips, so I used those in the same proportion as the fresh, and it turned out very well! It was a little sweet, and I used unsweetened coconut milk, so I will probably cut down on the sugar next time. I also think it's important to not leave out the step of greasing the pan with butter and confectioners' sugar and toasting the coconut on top during the last of the cooking was a very nice touch and shouldn't be omitted. I will be serving it to company tomorrow and can't wait for them to love it!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Grilled Chicken with Peach Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2014
I was so excited to try this on the grill -- then it started raining! So I ended up making it in a cast iron grill pan. I made it using boneless pork chops, and my husband loved it. He really can't wait to try it on chicken, and I have every intention of doing so! We ate it with a Sweet and Smoky bean recipe from a recent issue of Cooking Light, and it was the perfect contrast of spicy and sweet.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

White Texas Sheet Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2014
I made this yesterday for a July 4 party, because there was going to be a crowd there. Everyone loved it, and I loved that it was so easy to make. I took some other reviewers' suggestions and cut the sugar to 1-1/2 cups, used buttermilk instead of 1/2 c. of the water and used my own white frosting because I always have some in the freezer. Topped it with fresh red and blue berries and sprinkled on some red and blue sugar. Everyone agreed it was better this way, and the cake tasted more like a scratch cake. I've been wanting to make a white Texas Sheet Cake for a while now, and I loved this one, I will definitely be making it again and again!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Banana Cake II

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2014
This cake was moist and delicious, and tasted exactly like a banana cake should taste. I used buttermilk instead of sour cream because our refrigerator is broken (after three years -- don't buy Samsung refrigerators, BTW) and I was trying to use stuff up. Also, a cup of mashed banana is a lot more than one, it's at least three. You could even add some cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to make this as a delicious banana spice cake. Great recipe, can't wait to make it again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Apricot Glazed Pork Roast

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2014
I made this for dinner tonight, pretty much followed the recipe except that I browned it first after sprinkling it with salt, pepper and onion salt. I also threw in some dried cranberries, because I throw them into just about anything I can. It smelled heavenly and my husband loved it, but I didn't think it tasted as good as it smelled, so that's why I gave it the four stars. Still, a very easy recipe, I love fruity sauces with pork, so this worked for me. Also, as for those who said it was dry, we have a 2-1/2 quart slow cooker which, unfortunately, Rival doesn't make anymore, and which I've told my husband I want to have buried with me. So a 2 lb. roast fits perfectly in there and cooks in a lot of juice, so I didn't have a problem with the roast drying out. So make sure your crock pot isn't too big for your piece of meat or your roast won't be as juicy. Pork is tricky enough as it is, so I hope this helps!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Pasta e Fagioli I

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2014
I was in the mood for Pasta e Fagioli tonight, so I came home and made this and was very pleased. I didn't use dried beans, since I didn't have time to soak any, so I used a 16 oz. can of white beans, which turned out to be exactly right, and I didn't have fresh thyme, so I used a teaspoon of crushed dried. Other than that, I followed the recipe as written, and it was exactly the thickness and texture I was looking for. I also threw in some zucchini at the end with the pasta, as I had some that needed to be used up, and I think it would also be great with some spinach thrown in at the end. It'll probably be even better tomorrow. Next time I may try topping it with some pesto too!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2013
This was extremely bland, and my spices were very fresh, not old at all, so that wasn't the problem! I added the spices a second time before reheating the leftovers, and it was still bland! Maybe some cilantro would help, but I threw the recipe out, won't make it again. I gave it two stars because it was easy to prepare and wasn't gross, just tasteless
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Rustic Tuscany Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2013
Love this recipe. You could add ground beef or sausage if you wanted. The thing I do differently is that I put the filling ingredients down half of the dough and fold it over instead of into the center, I think it cooks better that way. Nice change of pace from the old entree with two side dished dinner.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Fried Egg Sandwich

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2013
Yes, it is easy to make fried egg sandwiches without a recipe, but sometimes they just hit the spot, and seeing this on allrecipes reminded me to share this: we have breakfast for dinner one night a week, and a fried egg sandwich is perfect for that! Try it at your house -- it's cheap, quick, easy and it gives you the chance to try out all of those brunch and breakfast recipes you don't get to make on all of those "cereal" mornings!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2011
I have made this many, many times, just as written, and it is excellent. I am not a big fan of eating peppers, but I like their flavor mixed with other foods. This particular recipe works because the pepper flavor doesn't overpower the flavor of the great sauce, which is delicious in its simplicity!!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Black Bean and Salsa Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2010
I made this last night; I needed something quick because my husband's plans changed and he ended up coming home for dinner, and this fit the bill. We both loved it! I told him I thought about putting in more garlic, but he said "Don't change a thing!" I made it even easier by putting the first four ingredients right in the pot and using the immersion blender to blend it all together, then I heated it up. The only problem is that it only made three servings (about 1 c. each), not 4. I will definitely be making this again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2010
These were yummy! I made them to share with the whole gang for an annual camping trip with other families. They were gone within the first couple of hours and everyone was fighting for the last ones. So now I have to bring them every year! And they're so easy! I didn't use natural peanut butter, and I used milk chocolate chips instead, since I had a whole bunch of those. Very fun recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2010
I thought this was pretty dry. I made this just a couple of weeks ago. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I used shredded zucchini instead of spinach, because I'm not big on cooked spinach. You would think that with all of the moisture in the zucchini, this would have been a moister dish. (I even covered it with foil when I baked it to keep the moisture in). I have a version of this that uses ziti and a white sauce with a lot more vegetables, so I will probably not be making this version again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 22) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Celebrate Spring Salads
Celebrate Spring Salads

The most-tender new vegetables are here just in time for early spring salads!

Hearty Potato Soups
Hearty Potato Soups

Creamy, comforting potato soups will warm you up.

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!

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