lifes_1_journey Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (188423972)

cook's profile

lifes_1_journey

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more
Photo by lifes_1_journey

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2015
Absolutely delicious!! Loooooveeeed the batter - you could use it for any Asian recipe and probably even to make funnel cake. It crisped up nicely and didn't leave a mess of burnt crumbs in the frying pan as bread crumbs do. Definitely a keeper. Walnuts were a great addition. I found the honey used for the mayo mix a bit too strong tasting. Next time I will try using maple instead. I also wonder if the condensed milk was really necessary. Just a thought. Love this recipe as is and would be just as willing to play with it.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2015
This recipe was just fine. My husband enjoyed it but I found it to be far from special. Ended up tasting like sour cream and cottage cheese - nothing special.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Classic Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2015
I had my reservations about this recipe after trying many others but this one was great. I subbed the oil for Apple sauce and added crasins. Loved it!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Banana Pancakes I

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2014
I added a teaspoon of vanilla and only used 1.5 medium-sized bananas. It had to be cooked on medium-low temperature otherwise it would burn but wouldn't cook through. I like my pancakes to be a bit on the sweeter side (but I don't use much syrup) so I used two tablespoons of sugar. Thought it was quite good but since adjustments had to be made, not a 5 star. Also, these weren't fluffy. I wonder if its even possible to make fluffy banana pancakes given the weight of the banana dough.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2014
Great recipe though I agree it could have used way less liquid broth from the start as the pork ends up releasing it's own liquid which results in a diluted tasting sauce. I use powder/dried seasoning/chicken flavoring (Maggy cubes) and would suggest mixing this straight into the BBQ sauce in the crockpot, omitting the extra liquid.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by lifes_1_journey

Zucchini Soup I

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2014
Made this today exactly as stated, didn't change a thing except for not adding potato flakes which I don't have. I peeled my zucchinis because I find the peel sometimes has a bitter taste. I enjoyed this simple recipe. I think the milk is unnecessary as it doesn't really add much. I personally wouldn't double potatoes as some people did as the soup was already very hearty.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by lifes_1_journey

Butternut Squash Soup II

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2014
Made this today and definitely felt that it was bland. I added some garlic powder (would sautée one fresh clove next time), paprika, curry and cayenne pepper. To those who are considering a fellow reviewed suggestion to use a hand mixer: don't do it! I thought it was a genius idea but even with little soup in a large pot, soup splattered all over me and my stove!! The lid only contained a bit of the mess. I'll definitely use the blender next time.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Om Ali

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2014
My husband made this for me today and, although delicious, I found it waaaay too sweet. We didn't expect that from the stated amount. I would suggest cutting back possibly by half a cup and take into consideration if your coconut flakes are sweetened or not. If you are going to make it with the suggested amount of nuts (which really is way more than most people put into such a dish) be sure to use a longer, possibly more shallow, dish. That way the nuts are more spread out. This recipe definitely has the potential to be 5 stars.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2014
This was absolutely delicious. Made with a home-made graham crust and used another reviewers suggestion of heating up the pumpkin to rid of any potential tin can taste. Thought the flavor was just right. Wouldn't change a thing!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Creamy Spiced Coleslaw

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2014
Liked this but found it waaay to creamy and didn't like the taste of the celery seed in the dressing
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2014
Love this recipe. Watch the video as it'll tell you about technique which is really important. I didn't have the mentioned/preferred masher and mashing twice over was not enough, there were still some clumps. I also had a lot of potatoes so I guess you have to adjust accordingly. That said whipping them really did make them fluffy. I feel that this recipe needs a bit more in terms of flavor. You could make them garlic mashed or with sautéed onions. That's why I gave it 4 stars: a little bland.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2014
I've been meaning to make this recipe for a while and finally did so for (Canadian) Thanksgiving. Made this exactly as stated and my guests were raving. I boiled the soup for over 30 minutes so perhaps more liquid evaporated than if it boiled for only 30 minutes. The only thing I might do a little different is add half a cup of broth at the end because I found the consistency with only 4 cups to be too thick for a soup. All-in-all: don't delay in making this tasty soup!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Juicy Roasted Chicken

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2014
Worked out real well. I was scared that the bird would dry out because it was cooked uncovered and because mine was 8 pounds so I basted it every 30 minutes and it came out just right. Total cooking time for my 8lb chicken was 3.5 hours which resulted in an 180F internal breast temp
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Blini (Russian Pancakes)

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2014
Love this recipe! Have already made it twice in the last month. Once with a ground meat stuffing and the other time with a cheese stuffing. The blini were perfectly fluffy and tasted like my moms (who is Russian/Ukrainian). In addition to subbing lemon for citric acid, I more than doubled the amount of sugar this recipe called for, using 5 tablespoons total. But that just might be me that I like slightly sweeter blini even when used for a savory recipe. I used a smaller ladle (more oval than round) in order to keep the blini relatively thin. This made about 30 or so blini, just like the recipe states.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Healthier Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: May 29, 2014
Had this today. Used tomato paste instead of sauce (that's what I had on hand) and it came out delicious.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Baked Sweet Potato Sticks

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2013
I made these today and they were awesome. The reason it gets a 4 star is because the recipe wouldn't be great without modifications. I added garlic powder, salt and pepper in addition to the paprika and oil. I baked at 350 for 50 minutes and they were nice and soft. If you'd like them a bit crunchier on the outside I would suggest baking at 400 for 40 minutes.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Grilled Fish Steaks

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2013
Great recipe. As per other reviewers, I cut down on the salt (used about 25% less) and I am glad that I did as otherwise it would've likely been too salty. I used tilapia and baked for 15-20 minutes at 350 and loved the taste of the fish. I had way more than just two fillets so I doubled the recipe in terms of spices but still used only 6 tablespoons of olive oil. This was more than enough as it coated all 6 fillets that I had perfectly.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by lifes_1_journey

Barbecued Beef Liver

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2013
I can see why liver despisers would like this recipe. The barbecue sauce masks the taste of liver to the point that it feels like you are eating some sort of undefined, nutritious beef covered in a sweet barbecue sauce. Me, on the other hand, I love liver and don't want to mask it's taste to such an extent. So although good, this recipe isn't for me (I should mention that my husband liked it). Also, you definitely do not need 20 minutes of simmering. 5 minutes should be plenty. If liver is over cooked it will become chewy and unappetizing.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by lifes_1_journey

Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2013
Although the taste was great, the cream and butter split, ultimately leaving me with bits of Alfredo rather than an Alfredo sauce. As suggested by a reviewer, I tried whisking throughout and still had no luck. I'd suggest adding a bit of white pepper and salt.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Grilled Rock Lobster Tails

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2013
Loved it although I did add a bit more garlic powder. Next time I'll try butter instead of olive oil and minced garlic instead of garlic powder.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 25) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Passover Celebration
Passover Celebration

Celebrate Passover with Jewish main dishes, desserts, and traditional holiday foods.

Easter Lamb, Ham, and More
Easter Lamb, Ham, and More

Choose your Easter dinner main dish from hams, savory lamb, and over 150 more recipes.

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!

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