Boston Jennifa Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (14819632)

cook's profile

Boston Jennifa

View All Reviews Learn more

Roasted Chickpeas

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2013
Love this recipe! I was craving potato chips, and after I found a can of chickpeas in the cupboard, I decided to give this a try. Based on all the other reviews, I used one can of chickpeas, three different ways just to see what happened. I think I agree with the reviewers who said to dry roast for a little while, before tossing with olive oil/etc. This is definitely a great basic recipe that I can experiment with different flavors/seasonings. I tried adobo seasoning (which was a little too salty for me), as well as attempting a Panko coating (didn't work so well) and lastly, I added a little Worcester, garlic salt, and dashed of cayenne, cumin, and paprika, to the olive oil (which I loved). Extremely versatile recipe that is flexible around personal preference/tastes, and variances in ovens/cooking time.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
10 users found this review helpful

Oven BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2012
This was soooooo easy. I doubled the sauce, and added garlic. I turned my drumsticks every 15 minutes, and moved them around a little, but that was mostly because my oven cooks unevenly so I have to constantly check things and rotate stuff. I also took the foil off for 10-15 minutes (after an hour) to thicken the sauce, which did not really make that much off a difference. The water I thought was definitely unnecessary, and I think the next time I make it, I will double everything but the water, and then, try it without any water at all the third time. Even if made exactly as is, it was still really good.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chicken Enchiladas III

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2012
I could not decide on three or four stars, because I know there are other chicken enchilada recipes that are tastier, and authentic, etc. But I am giving this recipe four stars, because I wanted: (1) an easy, quick, cheap recipe, (2) using canned chicken for the first time, and (3) I love mexican. I was doubting this recipe, but it turned out good and was such an easy, cheap, enchilada recipe using canned chicken! I did modify (as I do based on what I have on hand and my personal tastes - as well as only cooking for two people). I used the full 10 oz can of chicken, but 1 can of soup and less cheese (which was also various blocks of cheese I had on hand, such as colby-jack and cheddar). I eyeball-measured the cheese, using a lot less, based on the other reviews, and used salsa instead of evaporated milk, because mine was expired. I also swirled refried beans on the tortillas before adding the chicken mixture (because I do that with all enchiladas) and added rice (because I always do that too). Obviously, this a quickie, easy, cheap recipe that can completely be modified to taste and what's available. Worth keeping!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Easy Blender Salsa

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2012
I LOVE easy basic recipes like this. I love this recipe as is (well, as is with garlic added), but I love it even more when I use whatever I have on hand and experiment. I think the only time I experimented and it turned out disastrous was when I used a can of stewed tomatoes combined with fresh tomatoes and it turned out a weird soupy liquid mess. As for the rest of the times (which turned out good) - I always have a jar of jalapeno slices in the fridge, so I usually use those (I basically just toss a whole bunch of the slices in with everything and add more as needed until it's the right heat for my tastes). I have also used frozen chopped onion, dried cilantro, and substituted lime juice for the lemon - and it still turned out great. My grocery store carries diced tomatoes with green chillies, which I preferred to use - although, I have used the "italian style diced tomatoes with garlic and oregano" which actually turned out yummy. Great recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Red, Juicy, Herb-Fried Tomatoes

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2012
I have always disliked tomatoes, but as I get older, my tastes seem to be changing, so I decided to give this recipe a try. However, as written didn't really work out for me, and I ended up experimenting with it a little. I think it is a good basic recipe to play around with. Definitely to much thyme for me.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Italian Panzanella Bread Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2012
My boyfriend was born in Naples and absolutely loved this salad. I had to make a few substitutions based on what I had on had (i.e., regular cherry tomatoes, torn up naan bread crisped in the oven, frozen peppers, and onion flakes). My boyfriend loved this salad so much, I can't wait to make it again, but using fresh ingredients.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Boston Baked Beans

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2012
Yummy! Did not have molasses, so used pure maple syrup instead, and frozen chopped onion. I also made second batch of sauce and added it after an hour. The only other thing I did differently was to only soak the beans for 4 - 6 hours, simmered for an hour to an hour and a half, then threw in the oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. I probably should have left it in the oven a little longer to fully "melt" the bacon in, but it was just so good when I test tasted, I couldn't wait longer. Went very well with twice baked potatoes, baby back ribs, and corn muffins.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
6 users found this review helpful

Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2012
I wanted to give this salad 3 stars, because there is something "off" that I cannot figure out yet, however the fact that it sort of got to me to start liking spinach makes it 4 star worthy. I did cut the oil by half, and the second time I tried it with toasted almonds and feta (which was really good). However, I do need to experiment with the dressing a little more. Definitely a good recipe worth trying, especially for anyone who does not like spinach!!!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2012
My kitchen is a gigantic pink sticky mess right now, and my angel food cupcakes have no frosting. Normally I try a recipe a second time before determining whether I like it or not, but this time I am not sure if I dare attempt a second try. I admit that it is probably my fault that this did not turn out, but I routinely make mistakes with cooking and other recipes, but without ending in chaos and disaster like this. I should mention that I used liquid egg whites, rather than actual real eggs/egg whites, which I will NEVER do again. And I really might just be mad that my stovetop, floor, counters, and just about every other surface in my kitchen is somehow covered in pink stickiness. Totally not worth the trouble for me.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Speedy Weeknight Meals
Speedy Weeknight Meals

We’ll help you get dinner on the table in no time flat.

Back-to-School Eats
Back-to-School Eats

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

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

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