The_Martins Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (1255986)

cook's profile

The_Martins

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more
Photo by The_Martins

Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2006
These rolls are darn good. My hubby actually loves this the best compared to the other cinnamon rolls recipes I tried before. Although, ... I still vote for the Cinnamon Rolls III somehow... This one though makes a big size rolls that just impress everyone. heheh. I don't have a bread machine so what I did was warmed up the milk, stirred in 1/4C of sugar, then put in the yeast. Waited for 10 min until it foamed up. In another bowl, combine the flour and salt. Melted the butter, let it cool slightly (you wanna make sure everything is in room temp), and beat the eggs just until combined. Then, I mixed in the eggs, butter, and remained 1/4C of sugar into the yeast mixture, put in the flour mixture 1 C at a time, and knead. Try not to add too much flour during this process. Follow the directions afterwards. For the frosting, I used 4 ounce of cream cheese instead of 3 and 1 C of confectioners sugar instead of 1 1/2. It's the perfect taste and sweetness for me. Baked it at 350 for 20 -25 min. I luckily never experienced uncooked or dense dough in the middle. This is totally worth the effort and time. Thank you for the recipE!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
10 users found this review helpful

General Tsao's Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2006
Wow, to be honest, I was a little bit skeptical and thought that this recipe would just turn out okay. I'm very picky when it comes to Asian dishes but I'm just so glad that I gave it a try coz' it turned out to be a really tasty dish. It really is similar to the General Tso's chicken I used to have. I did however, halved the recipe since I wanted to make sure first that this would be a success. Doubled the garlic called for it, reduced the amount of vinegar, stir fried and NOT deep fried the chicken, and everything else just followed what the recipe says. I also didn't put dry chilli coz' I didn't have any, instead I put a little bit of ground chilli (the kind you found at Asian grocery store) and put black pepper powder as desired. After the chicken and sauce were mixed and thoroughly combined, I drizzled some sesame oil into it. This totally made the dish even better!!! You gotta try it, absolutely delicious. =)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

American Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2006
Really Yummy Lasagna! I made several changes and some based on other reviews. Used 1 pound hot italian sausage and 1 pound regular italian sausage. I omitted the parsley since we both didn't really care for it. Used two 15 ounce low fat ricotta cheese and reduced the amount of salt for the cheese mixture to 1/2 tsp only. Put more garlic and dried oregano, and the sauce got a little too thick so I added around 1/2 C of traditional spaghetti sauce into the sauce mixture. You just add it until it gets to the thickness you prefer. Also, I used the Barilla no boil lasagna. I noticed some people used this and turned out bad. Mine turned out perfectly the same as the regular boil lasagna. The only difference is that the no boil one saves so much time!. Since I used the no boil lasagna, it took 50 minutes covered and 20 minutes uncovered. ( I chilled my lasagna overnight before baking). Don't forget to use the non stick coating spray onto the foil so the cheese don't stick. Next time, I might add some pepperoni and try to use 9 noodles instead of 12. Mine turned out soooooo good already though. Thanks a lot for the recipE!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2010
Very easy to make and tastes good!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by The_Martins

Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2006
This cheesecake is amazing! After I combined the graham crackers with the butter and tuck into the base of springform pan, I put it in the freezer for 15 min, or you can put it in the fridge for an hour to make sure it doesn't get messy and stays firm after baking. Baked for an hour with a bigger pan filled with water (au bain marie), and make sure cover the bottom of the springform pan with aluminium foil. I never once opened the oven door, went to the mall and when we came back, it stayed there for around 2 hours and it looked beautiful. No cracks or whatsoever and taste delicious. Dip the knive in hot water before cutting. Thanks a lot for the recipe. Hubby says it's one of the best cheesecake out there!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Toasted Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2006
So easy and flavorful! I added Italian Seasoning and adjust the garlic to your own liking. It's wonderfully cheesy and garlicky. Just like how garlic bread's supposed to be.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Vegetarian Phad Thai

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2006
good peanut sauce recipe for phad thai!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2006
I am baking this right now and just tried one from the first batch. Ohh My GoD! Like Janice in "Friends" would say. hehe. Sooo Good! I made this with rolled oats instead of quick cooking oats, and followed the recipe exactly just the way it is! Why would you want to change it? =) It's definitely replacing my Nestle oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe. YumM!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2006
These cookies are really good. However, I did make some changes based on other reviews. I used 3 Tbsp sugar and 3 tsp of cinnamon powder for the topping. Also, I think it all depends on people's oven, I baked the first batch for 8 min and took it out right away, but it came too "set", crispy, and not chewy. So, on the later batches, I baked it only for 7 min and it came out perfect. Chewy, just the way hubby and I like it.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Sausage Gravy I

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2006
Hmmm I made this for breakfast yesterday and it came out real good. In fact, it tastes so much better than those fast food restaurant chain that I've been to!. I halved the recipe though since there's only me and my husband, even that we still had leftovers.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Fried Rice I

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2006
I just made it and it came out really good. I used 7 bacons, added in 1/4 C of cooked shredded chicken (leftovers) and didn't need to add the extra 2 tsp of oil. I also drizzled in a tsp of worchestershire sauce, and 2 TBSP of chopped celery and hmmm... it's really nummy.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2006
I really like this cornbread a lot. Like others, I only used 1/2 C of sugar and followed the rest according to the recipe. It came out moist, soft, crumbly (but not overtly crumbly), with the right sweetness. YuMM!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Baked Potato Soup I

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2006
Hmmm a good treat for winter time. I did put garlic powder, onion powder, and chicken seasoning into the milk broth to give it some flavour. Halved the recipe, used only half of the butter and flour to make the roux. Upped the cheese to 1 C and kept everything else the same. Very Very Yummy!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Deep Dish Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2006
This is really chocolatey and fudgy. Like others, I only added 2 eggs and omitted the baking powder. I also added 1/3 C of special dark chocolate chips and divided into the batter and also on top of it. Baked it no longer than 30 min and it came out purrrfect!. No burned edges or uncooked middle. I have to say that this one is A LOT BETTER than the "Best Brownies" recipe from this site. Okay I made it last night and followed the recipe exactly. With 3 eggs and the baking powder the texture is more cake like and a little bit drier. My husband seems to enjoy this one while I am more into the fudgy one that I made before. Anyway both are really good, just depends on how you like it.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Sukhothai Pad Thai

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2006
I used this recipe only for the phad thai sauce based on BES review. Then I combined it with the peanut sauce from the "vegetarian phad thai" submitted by Sarah Kai. Anyway, from trials and errors, this is how I make the really good authentic phad thai. Phad thai sauce: 1/2C white sugar, 2 TBSP lemon/lime juice, 1/4C fish sauce, 2 TBSP tamarind pulp soaked in 1/4C water. (stir all and cook in the stove) Peanut sauce for phad thai: Mix together 2 Tbsp peanut oil/sesame oil, 1 1/2C peanut butter, 1/3C water, 1/3C soy sauce, 1C coconut milk, 1 1/4C brown sugar, 1/3C lemon/lime jice. Season with 2 Tbsp garlic powder, 1 Tbsp pprika powder, and cayenne pepper to taste. (when you make the phad thai, just put in as much as you need, which depends on how much noodles you make and store the rest on the fridge/freezer). How to: Stir fry chopped garlic and chopped shallots on the wok/skillet until slightly browned, put in minced dried shrimp, chopped salted radish/turnip, and finely chopped thai chilli peppers. Then, just put in your choice of meat, combined all. Put in the noodles, and then the phad thai sauce until all mixed, then the peanut sauce. After this point, you just set it aside, and make room to fry the eggs. Put the noodles mixture on top of the eggs until it's slightly cooked, and combined. Throw in the chopped unsalted peanuts, garlic chives, bean sprouts and julienned carrots. Garnish with beansprouts and lime wedges.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
126 users found this review helpful

Fried Rice with Cilantro

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2006
Oh My, I love this fried rice. I didn't use any chicken at all though. Instead, I just put in eggs and vegetables like chopped broccoli, julienned carrots, frozen peas and frozen corn. Used only a little bit of fish sauce and substitute most of it with soy sauce since my husband doesn't like anything too fishy. It was really good!. Next time though I might throw in more basil and cilantro. ThankS for the recipe.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2006
I used fresh herbs instead of dry. Stirred in 2 C of chicken broth in total and omitted the liver. Added 1/3 C of chopped pecans, and baked it 45 min covered, and 15 min uncovered. My husband said that this is one of the best stuffing he'd ever had. So Good!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Jean's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2007
It's really tasty!. I sauteed crushed garlic and ginger, chopped green onions with the chicken breasts. Put into the broth a sprig of thyme and rosemary, 2 bay leaves, and it came out really good!. Will make it again sometime.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Chicken Korma II

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2007
This is sooo good! I altered the recipe a bit though. I used 1 tbsp of crushed garlic, 1/2 tbsp ground ginger, 4 bay leaves, 2 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp curry powder, and used coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Everything else kept the same. It's sooo yummy and tasty!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Chicken Enchiladas II

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2008
I really like this recipe! =) Although, I did make some changes according to others' suggestions. I used one can of cream of chicken and a can of cream of mushroom. I added A LOT more cheese than the recipe stated, and used just regular flour tortillas and rottiserie chicken breasts. Very yummy and will definitely make again soon! =)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 75) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Easter Desserts
Easter Desserts

Bunny cakes, lamb cakes, chocolate eggs, and carrot cakes to nibble on.

Plan Your Easter Brunch
Plan Your Easter Brunch

Breakfast casseroles, drinks, fancy eggs, and brunch ideas for a sweet Easter event.

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