Lobstar Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (13986224)

cook's profile

Lobstar

Reviews

Photos

Recipes

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Stir Fried Sesame Vegetables with Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2013
I thought this was fantastic. Tasted just like you would get in a restaurant. I added a bit of teriyaki sauce I had on hand to the soy sauce, but other than that I kept everything the same. Well, that's not true. I spent $6 on a jar of toasted sesame seeds just for this and in the thrill of having it made I forgot to sprinkle some on the top. Will definitely do it next time though. It can only improve the flavor I would imagine. The really great thing about this dish is you can use any spare vegetables on hand and I'm sure it'll taste great. Next time I'll add some broccoli and carrots as others have mentioned. It seems like it's a very versatile recipe.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Grilled Apple and Swiss Cheese Sandwich

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2013
This didn't do anything for me. The flavors did not "blend" as other people's did. I do not think 1/3 cup of cheese is enough, as I could barely taste it. It was just like eating an apple with bread, which is to say, nothing special. I'll stick with regular grilled cheese sandwiches and have an apple on the side.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Pumpkin Muffins II

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2011
I made these twice. The first I followed it as written and they were far far too sweet. The second time I cut the sugar down to 1 cup and it was very bland, almost like bread. Logic would say to use 1.5 cups but I don't think I'm going to bother with these a third time. Even using a fresh pumpkin the actual pumpkin flavor is very subdued. I would add more, but I fear that would throw off the balance and make the batter too wet. For what it's worth they made my house smell great both times though.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Sun Dried Tomato Focaccia

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2011
Overall this was just an okay bread, but nothing like the focaccias I've purchased at bakeries. Compared to those this was very dry on the inside. Three cups of flour is probably to blame, since the rosemary and tomatoes did not fully drown out the floury taste. I've since tried another recipe that used two cups of flour which worked much better. For what it's worth, I do not have a bread machine so I mixed this by hand and cooked it on a pizza stone. Still, I doubt that would affect the dryness.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Strawberry Jam

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
I followed this recipe as instructed and, while the taste was very good, the consistency was not. While cooking I could see the jam boil and gradually become firmer. I took it off the heat soon after and as it cooled it turned into strawberry tar, and finally into strawberry cement. It is literally hard as a rock inside the jar, so much so that the metal knife itself bends if I try to scoop any out. Fortunately re-heating it in the microwave softens the jam to where it is useable, but I would not try this recipe again because I'm not sure what went wrong. Did I dd too much sugar? Too little? Was it cooked for too long or not enough? Though as I said, the taste was good.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
10 users found this review helpful

Vegetarian Nut Loaf

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2011
This is basically a meat-less meatloaf. It is very hearty and makes a great main course next to mashed potatoes and corn bread. The best part of this recipe is that it is so versatile. I have made it several times and if you omit or substitute an ingredient it still comes out tasting great. Even my carnivorous father said he loved it, which is high praise indeed since he usually scorns meat-less dishes.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Nutty Apple Crisp

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2011
This was a very good crisp, similar to ones I've had in restaurants. Personally I found it a bit too sweet (though my father loved it), so next time I will scale back on the sugar a bit. I used gala and granny smiths, 3 of each, and they were very tender after 45 minutes. My only problem was that the top did not seem to brown and just remained a loose powder. I melted 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzled it over the top of the crisp and set it under the broiler for a few minutes. That really helped to make a nice browned crust on top.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Pecan Pie VII

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
To be honest I've never made a pecan pie before but was startled at many other recipes which called for corn syrup as a main ingredient. I picked this recipe because of its use of evaporated milk instead. It was a very good pie, a little sweet for my tastes, but I was happy with it nonetheless. My father (for whom I made the pie) said the taste was good but the consistency was not what he expected out of a pecan pie. He said it was too airy and custard-like. Again, I'm not a big pecan pie eater so I don't know, but I enjoyed it and would make it again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Apple Walnut Pound Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2010
I just caught this recipe tonight and upon realizing I had all the ingredients I made it on the spur of the moment. It is so simple and very quick to prepare. Like earlier reviewers I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and even some ground cloves I had just sitting around. I used slightly more than 1/4 cup of buttermilk and it was wonderful. At first I thought two apples would be too much judging by the huge mound on my cutting board, but after baking the pieces shrank to give a nice distribution of apples throughout the bread. I had to bake mine for about 75 minutes but it came out perfect. Very moist and not overly sweet. My first time making an apple bread but I will surely be making them more often thanks to this recipe! :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
I thought this tasted very good but my father said it was bland and refused to eat more than one slice. I'm not sure why since the filling was creamy with the two cheeses but also had a strong onion taste to it. The phyllo was hard to work with (kept tearing) so if I made this again I would put it in a more traditional pot-pie type crust, but the filling itself was very good. I think it would work well even as a ravioli filling.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2009
Can I give it 6 stars? This is by far the best cake I've ever had, period (all flavors included). My 68 year old father said he'd had none better, and it was my first time making carrot cake, so that's a testament to how easy to follow this recipe is. Like others here, I used 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup brown. Also I cut the oil to 3/4 cup and used 1/2 cup applesauce to supplement, and added a little nutmeg into the mix. If there is any problem with this cake it is that the total thing (with frosting) I calculated out to be about 7600 Calories. Split it to 8 pieces, that's just under 1000 Calories a slice, or in other words, 50-75% of one's daily recommended intake. Because of that this cake will only be made for very special occasions, otherwise I would have it weekly. Oh god it is so MOIST! n_n
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2009
Since the recipe did not specify which apples to use I tried a variety (about 4 flavors; 2 apples of each). That way if some were too sweet others would balance them out. I added no water and yet 7 hours later I had made apple soup. Far, far too watery to be applesauce. Also, the end result was too sweet to be edible. I tried again later with a different set of apples, less sugar, and more spice and got the same result: too sweet and watery.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Lentil Rice and Veggie Bake

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2009
Like many, I changed a few things: 1. I used a 14 oz can of Fire Roasted Chipotle tomatoes instead of a whole tomato + tomato sauce 2. I don't like celery or zucchini, so I replaced them with frozen peas and corn. 3. I cooked the rice and lentils in vegetable broth rather than water. Aside from that I followed it exactly and it was bursting with flavor. The best part of this recipe is that it is easily adaptable to whatever vegetables you like or have on hand. I was afraid it might be too light, but the lentils gave it bulk so it was very filling. A good meal to come home to on a cold night.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

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