Yumyum ^^ Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (18631956)

cook's profile

Yumyum ^^

Reviews

Photos

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2007
Gotta give this recipe 5 stars, it's just that good. First dinner I made for my boyfriend, and he loved it. :) I'm a beginner cook, and in my opinion it's a simple dish. Oh, and the sauce is SO delicious, you should make at least the portions described in the recipe, if not more. In terms of modifications, I skipped the celery salt (didn't have any) and added bread crumbs to thicken the sauce as recommended by others. Also followed broiling instructions provided by "Sheila in Texas" and fish came out fine. Next time, I will try adding some cajun powder or cayenne pepper on the fish, just to experiment with adding some heat to the dish. Paired the fish with Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf, which I also highly recommend! Overall, it was a wonderful meal. Will definitely make again. :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2007
Made this dish as part of the first dinner I cooked for my boyfriend and he LOVED it. (I'm a beginner cook, so that says a lot about this recipe). Changed the serving size to 4 and we almost polished it all off. Very yummy indeed. :) Modifications to the recipe: halved the butter, cooked the rice for 3 minutes (not 5 min) before adding in chicken stock, needed to add an entire can of chicken stock -- else the rice would have burned, added half a red bell pepper (sliced) about 15 minutes through the cooking process. Threw in the asparagus and cashews at the end... it looked beautiful and tasted fantastic! Next time, will double the onions and maybe substitute broccoli for asparagus (just to see how it will taste all together). Paired the dish with Broiled Tilapia Parmesan (highly recommend) and it made for a great meal. This such a tasty and fool-proof side dish, definitely a keeper.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Easy Asparagus

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2007
Very simple side dish to make; it really only takes 20 minutes! I recommend using 1/2 to 3/4 recommended amount of oil (otherwise the dish is too oily). The browned onions are very tasty! And parmesan cheese makes the dish delish. :) Will make again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
23 users found this review helpful

Mango Cardamom Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2008
Tasty recipe! The first time I made it, I did not have cardamom and substituted cinnamon. The result was very delicious. BF requested it again, so the second time, I used cardamom as listed in the recipe but we both wish I hadn't. The cardamom is strong, but that could just be personal taste. Next time, I will use only cinnamon and maybe mix in a handful of raisins as well. This is a light and flavourful dessert. Recommended!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Speedy Salmon Patties

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2008
Very yummy and quick dish! I'm from Canada, so 14.75 oz is equivalent to 418 g. Used a 418g can of pacific sockeye salmon (bones already removed) and drained as instructed. I also removed some of the salmon skin, but that was purely for aesthetic reasons. I'm sure if the skin was left in the patties, the taste would not have been affected. The recipe made 2 4-inch patties plus 2 3-inch patties -- each patty was about 3/4-inch thick. We used them in a sandwich, which was very good! Italian bread + salmon filling + fresh tomato slices + miracle whip. Modifications: Doubled the worcestershire sauce (from 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp) and added 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Still didn't really taste any worcestershire, so next time I will use 2 tsp instead. I like the addition of lemon juice as the citrus flavour compliments salmon well; may also add a bit more lemon juice next time. Also used 6 soda crackers instead of 5, and fried the patties in olive oil instead of butter. Followed previous reviewer's advice and lightly floured all the patties before frying, which creates a slightly crunchy exterior.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
57 users found this review helpful

Mango Cashew Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2008
This is a fantastic salad! I used one medium sized ripe mango, 1 medium gala apple, unsalted cashews (already toasted) and the rest of the ingredients as listed. Mixed it all up using a tupperware container (it's really convenient to just close the lid and shake!) and refrigerated for 1 hour to let the flavours combine together. My bf and I loved it and will definitely be making it many more times.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
11 users found this review helpful

Spicy Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2008
Fantastic! These are the only burger recipe I will use from now on, it`s that good. Plus healthy too. Did not have ginger, dry mustard and cumin, so omitted them from the patties but did not notice the absence. Anyway, we add mustard as a burger condiment so that makes up for the lack of dry mustard powder in the meat. Omitted cilantro as well, but that is just a personal preference. Overall, this recipe is highly recommended!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Texas Pork Ribs

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2008
I scaled down the recipe for 1.5 lbs of ribs (one rack of ribs) and it was very good! Wouldn't change a thing about it. The cayenne pepper added just the right amount of heat (and I like spicy foods). The quantity of dry rub was about 15% too much for one rack of ribs, but it's better to have too much rub than not enough! Refrigerated the ribs for 6 hours and the ribs still turned out really good. Will be using this recipe again!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Almost No Fat Banana Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2008
This banana bread was extremely easy to make and very yummy! I'm amazed at how well it turned out in spite of my mistakes and omissions. Followed previous reviewer's advice to mix dry and wet ingredients separately, before gradually combining the two together until just moist. Made it with the following changes/mistakes: 1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 3 ripe bananas, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 whole egg, 1/3 cup applesauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp brown sugar for the topping, no baking soda (because I didn't have any) and overbaked by 15 minutes (because I forgot about it). It still turned out great! Well, it was kind of dense, but still very tasty and definitely edible. I love how healthy it is too. Next time, I'll make again with baking soda, ground flax seeds (1/4 cup?) and additional applesauce... We'll see how that one goes!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2008
This recipe paired with rice makes a fantastic one-dish meal! I followed the recipe almost as written, with a few changes: did not cube chicken (for sake of simplicity), only used 1/2 package of cream cheese, added 1/4 cup fat free sour cream, added 1 can of peas (drained). Also, I substituted low-fat or fat-free products where possible, as the extra calories are unnecessary and make no difference to the final product. I threw in 4 (or 5?) large chicken breast halves, margarine and 1 package of mix. Cooked on low for an entire day (8 AM to 5 PM) while at work, came home and shredded the chicken with two forks and then added the remaining ingredients. Then cooked on high for 20 minutes and then stirred and kept cooking on high for another 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, rice was cooked in a rice cooker. So basically, the entire meal was ready to be eaten within 40 minutes of coming home! Awesome and will definitely make again for me and my boyfriend (who could "eat it everyday"). Only change I would make is perhaps use 1/2 to 3/4 of a packet of salad dressing mix to reduce the sodium level.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2009
Super yummy muffins! Made them twice now. The second time, the crumb topping was not at all crumbly because I used soft margarine (no butter on hand) which ended up melting completely so I couldn't make it into the texture of oatmeal before spreading it on top of the muffins. So the topping failed in that respect. Therefore it's very important to make sure you cut COLD butter (or not-so-soft margarine) for the topping. Overall, the muffins are great! They keep well on the counter for 3-4 days.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Breakfast Pies

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2009
Super yummy, easy and convenient! :) Will definitely make again. My mods were: used Pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls to make 8 pies (using a 12-muffin tin that was sprayed with Pam), 1/3 onion diced, 1/2 red pepper diced, and 2 spicy bratwurst sausages (about 300 g of sausages... removed casings and mashed into small chunks). Did not need to add any salt/pepper while cooking due to flavour of sausages. Omitted eggs and cheese to keep pies a bit healthier (fewer cholesterol/less fat) and also less messy overall. To make pies, I split each crescent triangle into halves, placed one half into muffin tin, spooned mixture into it, then covered with remaining half of pastry. Made 8 pies total. Baked at 375 for 15 minutes. They came out smelling great! Removed from pan, placed on rack to cool, then refrigerated them all. My fiance and I ate 2 pies (reheated at 325 for 8 minutes in toaster oven) for breakfast this morning. They were crispy on the outside and hot on the inside. We loved them! Will be making lots more of these tasty pies for sure.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Roquefort Pear Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2009
Fantastic salad! Got rave reviews at dinner party last night. :) To serve 8, I used 2 packages of spring greens, 3 bosc pears (unpeeled and chopped), no avocado, 1/3 of a red onion (thinly sliced), and 5 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (on the side). Doubled the dressing and the candied nuts (walnuts, not pecans). The salad bowl was emptied -- it was that popular! Ate it again today for lunch, with addition of 1 diced avocado. This version tastes great as well. Will be making it many more times... Btw, I am definitely not a blue cheese or Gorgonzola fan, but even I enjoyed the cheese when mixed with the rest of the flavourful salad.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Nana's Barbeque Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2009
VERY easy to make! Made a huge batch (36 servings). Modifications due to ingredient availability in the kitchen: - used 750mL (one large bottle) of Heinz Hot & Spicy ketchup. - omitted Worcestershire sauce and allspice. This tasty sauce keeps in the fridge for several weeks (in my experience) and is awesome with chicken. I'm glad I didn't use regular ketchup, as the Hot & Spicy version adds heat to this BBQ sauce, which I love!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
Wonderful sidedish! Paired this with oven baked ribs tonight, and fiance and I both loved it. Cooking notes: used 12 asparagus (medium thickness) baked for 10 minutes in toaster oven at 400F as directed. For the sauce, I used 2T margarine, 1t soy sauce and 1T balsamic, simmered for 8 minutes until reduced. Fantastic -- will definitely make it again!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Half and Halfs

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2010
Definitely worth making, even though it's somewhat time consuming to shape them. The end result not only looks good, but tastes great as well! I doubled the recipe for Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with slight modifications. Used 3.5 cups of flour and doubled everything else (also substituted margarine for butter). Split the dough in half, and then added 1/4 cup cocoa powder to one portion, and 1/4 cup AP flour to the other portion. Then mixed in 2/3 cup of dark chocolate chips into the cocoa half, and 2/3 cup of semi-sweet chips into the regular half. After refrigerating the dough for 30 minutes, I rolled them into 1.5" dough balls, molded each piece into half-circles and pushed the different coloured pieces together to form a full circle. Baked at 325F for 16 minutes. Make sure to leave space between each cookie because they expand. The cookies come out super soft and gooey (which I LOVE), but will harden when left to cool. With my changes, this recipe yields 43 large cookies (3" diameter). Very yummy! Recommend making this way; I hope these instructions will help someone else.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2010
This is the ONLY chocolate chip cookie recipe I ever use! My modification is to reduce the amount of brown sugar (to 3/4 cup) and choco chips (1/2 cup dark chips + 1/2 cup semisweet chips), otherwise it's way too sweet IMO.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2010
Fantastic recipe! Don't have instant coffee, so ended up with chocolate chip banana muffins. Healthy substitutions: 4 bananas, 1 cup applesauce, 1/4 oil, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup WW flour, 1-1/4 cup AP flour, 2/3 cup semisweet choc chips, 1/3 cup dark choc chips; everything else the as written. Makes 17 medium YUMMY muffins. Next time, will try subbing 1/4 cup ground flax seed for a nuttier flavour!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Golden Pork Chops

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2010
10/10 recipe! Used 1 chopped onion, 1 container of mushrooms (chopped) and 2 cloves of garlic. Sauteed these 3 ingredients, then removed from pan and combined with 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup. Then browned 6 boneless pork chops (seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder), laid them in a 9x13 glass bakeware and covered with sauce. Baked at 375 for 30 minutes, then 400 for 15 minutes. Awesome meal with mashed potatoes! Quick prep and makes lots of extras.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2010
Tasty + very easy to make + healthy = 5 stars! Made the following changes: 2 packages of ground chicken (~20 oz total) because store didn't have turkey; 1/2 cup quinoa boiled in 1 cup chicken stock; 2 eggs; 2 tbsp homemade bbq sauce instead of hot pepper sauce; 1 tbsp ketchup instead of tomato paste; halved the salt and pepper measurements; topped with bbq sauce instead of brown sugar mixture. I prepped everything (in about 20 minutes) before beach vball and refrigerated the mixture. When I came home, I preheated the oven to 350F, sprayed a foiled lined baking sheet with PAM, shaped the mixture into a flattish rectangular loaf and topped with bbq sauce, then popped in the oven for 50 minutes. We ate it with mashed potatoes, yum! Makes 4 generous servings. I love how easy it is to prep and the great taste! Will definitely make again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
6 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 44) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Winningest Football Party Ever
Winningest Football Party Ever

Big, bold food is always the best play. Get the top recipes now.

 Super Bowl Appetizers
Super Bowl Appetizers

How much jalapeno and bacon will it take to fuel YOUR fans?

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