TSEE Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (18004506)

cook's profile

TSEE

Reviews

Photos

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Cranberry Apple Pie I

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2005
I left out the pie crust and put this into a square baking dish to make into a cranberry apple crisp instead of a pie and it was fantastic! The topping is really to die for. I liked the tartness of the cranberries, they will certainly make you pucker a little, if you like more sweet than tart add more sugar or a drizzle of maple syrup. I brought this to a family gathering and everyone loved it, lots of people commented that it tasted like a rhubarb recipe.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
50 users found this review helpful

Game Day Hamburgers

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2005
These burgers are a great alternative to the same old, same old burgers I always have. I bought a bag of pre-shredded hash brown potatos and fried them up before stuffing the burgers so I wouldn't have to worry about the potato cooking all the way through, it also added that yummy fried potato flavor! I've made these with lots of different variations for fillings but my favorite is potato, cheddar and crumbled bacon. My boyfriend's favorite is the original potato/mushroom/swiss. Any fillings work well for this burger so get creative! I gave my sister this recipe and she makes hers with cream cheese, avacado and sundried tomatoes, yum!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
43 users found this review helpful

Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
I gave this only 4 stars because I have to make a few alterations after which I would give it 5 stars! The flavors are really excellent and I get soooo many requests for this recipe! The changes I make are to cut the sugar in the cheesecake portion down to 1 cup and in addition to the cream cheese I also add about 1/2 cup sour cream and one egg. For the topping I add an additional teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle a little bit of the topping onto the bottom layer of crescent roll dough before the cream cheese layer. Lastly, a half cup of butter is unnecessary in my opinion and I only use about 6 tablespoons instead of 8. Don't shy away from this because it uses prepared crescent dough, it doesn't detract from the dish at all!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
40 users found this review helpful

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2010
This is very, very good! It tastes so bright and fresh. I did alter the recipe: I doubled the parsley and chives and add garlic and cracked black pepper. They mayo has a strong flavor so I've found it's best to make it with 1/2 mayo and 1/2 plain yogurt. This is a great dip for carrots, cucumber, grape tomatoes and pumpernickel bread (I usually cut up pumpernickel bagels).
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
29 users found this review helpful

Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2011
The substitution of puff pastryfor bread in these Monte Crito's is outstanding! The puff pastry is buttery and rich. I have always heard of Monte Cristo sandwiches made with raspberry jam instead of served with maple syrup so I spread a thin layer of good quality raspberry jam inside the puff pastry before I folded it over the other ingredients. I did not serve with maple syrup. Also, I used Gruyere instead of swiss. Looks fancy and tastes decadent. Outstanding!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
11 users found this review helpful

Taco Salad II

Reviewed: May 10, 2010
This Taco Salad is GREAT! I have a friend that was known for her taco salad and she told me the secret was catalina salad dressing so I came looking for a recipe. I know the salad dressing sounds really weird, but trust me it's awesome! I gave this only 4 stars because I changed it just a bit by using catalina french dressing instead of regular french and instead of the tortilla chips I've used fritos and also cool ranch doritos. I liked the Fritos best because it gave it a nice corn flavor, more like a taco shell. Regular tortilla chips are just too mild of a flavor for a taco salad in my opinion. I also like to add black beans and sometimes corn into the mix too!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
10 users found this review helpful

Simple Maple Syrup

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2009
I grew up in VT and we made our own REAL maple syrup. I came up empty one day but I had the extract so I decided to make this. It was so disappointing, it tasted like the watery store-bought stuff in the plastic bottle. Not even close to a true maple flavor.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
10 users found this review helpful

Spinach and Blue Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2008
This soup was phenomenal! Tasted like something you would get in a high end restaurant. Very rich and creamy. I followed the recipe almost exactly but instead of thickening with flour I thickened with 1 package of cream cheese (because I'm eating low carb). The blue cheese flavor was mild enough for someone like me that enjoys blue cheese now and then but doesn't totally love it.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
8 users found this review helpful

World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
First I would like to state that I'm confused how everyone rates this 5 stars and as the "best" they've had but almost no one truly followed the recipe exactly. When reading the reviews it seems that the majority of the people had to add a lot more spices... Having put that out there I think this was quite good but not really much different from the lasagna I usually make (that I use a high quality jarred sauce in) and this one took sooo long to prepare! The sausage and beef make for a nice combo but I still prefer to add a layer of pepperoni in my lasagna for some more zing. Also I think the cheese needs a little help, mozzarella is so mild it gets lots in the dish, I prefer to use a mixture of mozzarella and medium or sharp provolone and to mix the grated parmesan into the ricotta since ricotta is fairly bland. I also added quite a lot more spices and some red wine to make the sauce more exciting. All in all a good basic recipe for someone who's never made lasagna from scratch before but guess I was just hoping for a lasagna that was more flavorful and robust.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
6 users found this review helpful

Blue Cheese and Pear Tartlets

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
These were just ok. The blue cheese flavor was overwhelming (and I LOVE blue cheese) so much that it was really all I could taste. I increased the amount of pear but the flavor still got lost. When it was time to serve these I drizzled each cup with the tiniest bit of honey and that made them taste much better, I recommend the honey!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Indian Relish

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2010
The flavor of this was really awesome! I served it over 2 blocks of cream cheese with pita chips and people really loved it. It didn't look all that appetizing (it was a weird orange color) and it didn't really cook down like it was supposed to though, I cooked it for a full hour and it still hadn't thickened up so I went the corn starch route. Also I reduced the sugar and vinegar as suggested by other reviewers and I thought the flavor balance was perfect when I was done.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Tomato and Basil Quiche

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2010
I used this recipe as a "starting off" point so I gave it 4 stars instead of five because I imagine if I'd followed the recipe exactly it would have been pretty bland/boring. I didn't pre-fry my tomatoes and instead of sliced tomatoes I diced them up into chunks, I also diced the onion instead of slicing. I used lots of fresh basil in place of the dried and added some salt, black pepper, garlic and thyme. Instead of colby jack cheese I lined the bottom of the quiche with brie and on the top I used fresh grated parmesan. This got A LOT of compliments at the pot luck I brought it to!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Chocolate Peanut Treats

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2009
I gave it only 3 stars as is but with alterations it was really good! The amount of sugar compared to all the other ingredients is astronomical! When I first mixed it all in it tasted like pure sugar with little to no peanut butter taste so I doubled the peanut butter and added in another 2 or 3 tablespoons of butter and another 1/2 cup of graham cracker crumbs. I also added about a tablespoon of peanut butter to the melted chocolate chips to give it a nice consistency. They ended up turning out great (tasting like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups) but I really can't imagine anybody liking them with the original ratios.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Spicy Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2006
This has a really wonderful bright and fresh taste. The only change I made was to use Nectarines instead of peaches simply because of personal preferance. I paired this with "Jay's Jerk Chicken" from this site for a family get together and it was gobbled up quickly! My mom even asked me for the recipe, usually it's the other way around!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Vegetable Focaccia

Reviewed: May 8, 2011
This was very good but it didn't blow me away. The vinegar on the veggies is a very nice touch. Mine came out a bit too sweet for my tastes but nobody else thought it was sweet, but I'm sensitive to sugar and I think it may have been because I used a vidalia onion combined with the sweetness of the apple cider vinegar I used, next time I would use a regular white onion. I also added fresh crushed garlic which I think is a must!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Blonde Brownies I

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2010
I didn't alter this recipe except to reduce the salt to just a dash. I doubled the recipe and used an 8x12 inch cake pan and thought it made the perfect thickness, I believe a 9x13 inch pan would make these blondies too thin. I baked for 38 minutes. The consistency was perfect for me, they were moist and very chewy like a brownie should be, not cakey at all. They had a lovely textured crust on the top and bottom to encase the gooey middle. Basically they just taste like chocolate chip cookie bars (which is delicious in it's own right) but to make true blondies they should be made with butterscotch chips instead of chocolate.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2010
Everybody is giving this 5 stars but nobody is making it according to the recipe, how can you give something a top rating when you've altered it? The first time I made this it was bland and watery with not enough "crisp" topping so the recipe as written gets only 3 stars from me. The second time I made this it turned out REALLY good! I omitted the water, decreased the white sugar by 1/2 and added nutmeg, allspice and clove along with the cinnamon in the apple mixture. I made almost double the amount of topping. In the end it was fantastic when I served with vanilla ice cream.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

The Best Thai Peanut Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2010
This was a good starting off point but I had to doctor it up to taste, hence the 4 star rating. Because so many people complained that all they tasted was peanut butter I doubled everything except the peanut butter but I didn't like it at all! I couldn't taste the peanut butter at all, all I could taste was salty soy sauce (and I used the low sodium stuff too!). So I just kept adding in peanut butter until it was how I liked and I used a full can of coconut milk. I also added in quite a bit of sweet hoisin sauce because I used natural peanut butter which isn't sweetened and I wanted some sweet in there. Lastly I added a dash of sesame oil and for the hot sauce I used "chile garlic sauce" that you find in the asian section of the grocery store and it's thick and chunky and HOT! I used this to dress a side dish/salad for a summer party that had soba noodles, cabbage, carrots, red bell pepper and green onion and then I garnished with the cilantro. VERY yummy!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Caramel Bars

Reviewed: May 10, 2010
These truly do live up to all the fuss AFTER the recipe is modified a bit: As written there isn't enough oat mixture for both layers so DEFINITELY double it, but the butter is a little excessive so when I double the oat mixture I only use 1 cup of butter. Also I use the whole 14 oz. bag of Kraft caramels (which is a little more than the 32 individual caramels called for). I've used milk when I didn't have heavy cream and I've used rolled oats and quick oats and I've never noticed a difference. I recommend adding in salted peanuts instead of the walnuts, the saltiness cuts down on the sweetness (and these ARE super sweet). I get SO many compliments on these and everyone asks me to make them again and again. They are VERY rich, a small square will do you :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Rempel Family Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2005
This meatloaf was sublime! I've gone through MANY meatloaf recipes trying to find the one with the right flavor and this was perfect. I'm usually a person that drowns their meatloaf in gravy because often it's bland, but I didn't use ANY gravy when I ate this, that's saying a lot! I took the advice of many of the previous posters cutting the onion soup packet down to 1/2 and using 1 tablespoon of steak sauce and one tablespoon of bbq sauce instead of 2 tablespoons of steak sauce. I also used a "meatloaf meat" (beef, pork and veal ground up together) from the supermarket instead of plain beef. Then spread some ketchup ontop before putting it in the oven. My boyfriend said he'd never had meatloaf that was so soft and moist. The texture was aboslutely wonderful, no problems with it falling apart. I can't wait to make this meatloaf again!!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 54) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Dinner in the Fast Lane
Dinner in the Fast Lane

Get quick & easy recipes for your busiest days.

Football Food for the Win
Football Food for the Win

All the game-day eats you need to crush the tailgate competition.

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

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