lovestohost Recipe Reviews (Pg. 3) - Allrecipes.com (10354248)

cook's profile

lovestohost

View All Reviews Learn more
Photo by lovestohost

Mancakes

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2014
These were just ok for us. Mr. LTH deemed them "too greasy" and neither one of use finished ours. I followed the recipe as written, save the addition of black pepper, per personal preference. I served this with a side of beer, and that was a hit, but the pancakes themselves fell a bit flat of our expectations (bacon, onions, cheddar, heat...how can you go wrong?!). Worth a shot, but won't be a repeater on the breakfast table at the LTH house. THANKS for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Real German Potato Salad (No Mayo)

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2014
I made this yesterday for a get together today with friends who are diary/egg free. Based on the previous review, I was concerned w/it being to dry, so i increased the liquid ingredients. I didn't need to; it would have been fine as written; I even ended up draining a bit of the liquid this morning. I rinsed my potatoes with cold water to stop the cooking process, so perhaps this prevented a little of the soakage. My fresh dill had gone bad, so I ended up subbing dried and it worked fine (though I'm sure fresh would be even better). I think the optional bacon is a must. I nuked it, crumbled it, and added it at service so it remained crispy. THANKS, for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Sesame Noodles

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2014
I made these yesterday for a get together today and served cold. I added a bag of shredded coleslaw mix, as well as some par-steamed broccoli for some added nutrients. It was a nice change of pace from the usual party sides. I can see this being made again at the LTH house. THANKS, for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Garlicky Lemony Hummus

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2014
This. Is. Awesome. I made this yesterday for a get together today and it was a huge hit! It was super easy to make (I used a blender because we don't have a food processor) and has a delicious velvety consistency. I did use more garlic because I had extra cloves to use. I left out the black pepper per personal preference. I wasn't sure about the basil, but it works. It really works. This will be a repeater in the LTH house. THANKS, for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Dill Pickle Salsa

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2014
I'm a big fan of pickles, so this jumped right out at me when I stumbled across it in the "Newest Recipes". I made it yesterday for a get together today with two small tweaks: no black pepper (because I loathe it) and diced tomatoes in lieu of crushed for a bit more texture, and one bigger tweak: dried parsley in place of cilantro. It was a hit! Our guests really liked it (even a self proclaimed "pickle hater"), as did we. It was easy to make and uses pantry staples so I can definitely see this being a party staple at the LTH house. THANKS for the recipe, Duboo!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Pink Pasta

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
I have to admit, I made some tweaks to this recipe and, even with the tweaks, the resounding opinion was "bland". I added garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper to the sauce and I can't imagine how bland it would have been w/out them. I did have to sub dried for fresh herbs when the fresh I'd purchased didn't last until it was time to (finally) make this. However, while they would have brightened the dish, a bit, they wouldn't have made a marked improvement. If you like blander food (and many do, that's not a "knock", at all), this is certainly worth trying. THANKS for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Mississippi Ice Tea

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
This is a good drink, as long as you don't go into expecting "iced tea" or a drink similar to a Long Island. It's pretty sweet and and, as the tagline suggests, you certainly don't taste the alcohol, so it'd be easy to end up dancing on the table if you're not a drinker and you have a few of these. Cheers!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Beer Marinated Deer/Elk/Moose Steak

Reviewed: May 21, 2014
This marinade (for two full+ days) certainly reduced the gamey taste venison can have. The steaks were as tender as venison tends to get, but the beer taste was quite evident, which we're not fans of (oh the irony, as we love beer, but don't tend to care for foods cooked in/with beer). THANKS for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Deep Dish Pea and Vegetable Casserole

Reviewed: May 21, 2014
This was good! I made it a bit easier by using steam in the bag frozen veggies (I used a "CA blend" w/cauliflower, carrots, and broccoli). Since my version had the added green broccoli, I skipped the green beans. I used a combo of shredded Mexican cheese and white cheddar needing to be used. At the end of the bake time, I broiled for a few minutes to brown the cheese on top. THANKS for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

The Captain's Cannonball

Reviewed: May 21, 2014
I found myself pleasantly surprised cinnamon, spice, and cola worked, but they did! I had all of the ingredients on hand so I decided to add a "face" to this recipe. I used Coke Zero (R) and Bacardi Spiced Rum. While it won't be a "go to", I'd definitely drink it again should the occasion arise... CHEERS!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Tito's Hammock

Reviewed: May 20, 2014
I liked this, but was hoping for a bit of a stronger cucumber essence. Perhaps if it was muddled a bit, this would happen. Nothing out of the ordinary, really, but a solid summery, not-too-sweet, vodka cocktail. CHEERS!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Gladiator

Reviewed: May 19, 2014
This is a nice summery drink. I wanted a real sized drink, so I used a shot of SoCo and a shot or amaretto along with about 3 oz of pineapple juice (no OJ) and then a few oz of Diet 7 Up to fill the glass, garnished w/a couple of cherries. It's a little on the sweet side for me, but I knew that going into it. If you like sweet, you'll like this. CHEERS!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Buffalo Chicken Calzone

Reviewed: May 19, 2014
This is good stuff! I followed the recipe, in spirit, w/a few minor tweaks based on what we had on hand. I used previously frozen (and thawed) pizza dough (Jay's Signature Pizza Crust from this site). We always keep shredded grilled chicken in the freezer, so I was able to simply heat the butter/Red Hot/chicken and eliminate the boil. Operating on rote, I sprayed and cornmealed the pan before spreading the dough (and liked the texture it added). After spreading the chicken over the base cheese, I squirted a bit of light ranch dressing, followed by the final cheese. I used Kraft's "Pizza Blend" shredded cheese, w/a bit of shredded white cheddar, too. This baked 20 minutes in our over, followed by a few minutes under broil to brown the top. Our one complaint, if you will, is it was quite salty (and I love salt). I'll search for a low sodium hot sauce to use next time. THANKS for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Caramel Popcorn Brownies

Reviewed: May 19, 2014
These were really good and required minimal additional effort than making regular old box mix brownie (and, lest ye rate the recipe based on calling for boxed mix; obviously, you could sub your own recipe for the brownie base w/the same results). I forgot to pick up peanuts, so I used shaved almonds. They were good, but I'm sure the peanuts will be even better. These took a lot longer to bake in our oven (close to 55 minutes), so be aware when you make these. THANKS for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Fajita Quesadillas

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2014
I used this as the base for Johnsonville's (R) Six Ingredient or Less challenge, subbing sausage in a 6 ingredient recipe. I made per the directions, using chopped cooked mild sausage in place of the steak (because sausage, peppers, and onions are perfect fit, right?!). I don't care for sausage, so it's tough for me to gauge, bit it was good w/the sausage and I'm sure would be prefect w/leftover steak, too. Leftover sausage, leftover steak....no matter what the protein, this is a great, quick, simple weeknight meal. THANKS for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Father Mark's Caesar Dressing

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2014
OUTSTANDING Caesar dressing!! I doubled this for a party-sized Caesar salad, following the recipe, other than omitting the salt (it was plenty salty w/the parm and anchovies). I used all of the oil from the anchovies, as well as the EVOO to thin it out a bit (and it was still nice and creamy). This came together in minutes in our blender and I'm looking forward to eating the leftovers, soon. THANKS for the recipe, Father Mark!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Amazing Muffin Cups

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2014
I made these for a Sunday morning breakfast and they were way more work than I prefer for such a simple result/flavor. Any make ahead egg egg bake w/similar ingredients tastes the same w/fewer steps. My other issue is the ingredients: this is a brand sponsored recipe, so you'd assume they know their brand. Jville breakfast sausages come in a 14 pack, yet this recipe calls for just 12 (and I used just 4 and it was plenty). Shredded potatoes come in much larger packages, so now I'm forced to come up with a use for the rest of the (thawed, per directions) potatoes or they'll go to waste. These taste fine, but just aren't worth the effort/waste in our world. THANKS for the recipe, Jville.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Shrimp, Broccoli Rabe, and Tomatoes Over Penne Pasta

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2014
This was just ok for us. I had to make a few minor tweaks for what we had on hand (broccoli in place of rage and canned dice tomatoes in place of fresh), but none that should have drastically altered the flavor profile. I also used a ton less EVOO to lighten it up a bit. This just didn't taste like a happy marriage; I'm not sure what the purpose of the chicken soup is, but I wish I'd gone w/my instincts and left it out. THANKS for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

New York-Style Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Mar. 15, 2014
This crust has great flavor and texture and was super simple to make. I used my stand mixer with the dough hook in place of kneading and it was ready to rise in less than 10 minutes, start to finish. I did not need to add any additional flour. My only issue is this recipe doesn't indicate yield, so I assumed it was a one pizza recipe. As I was stretching the dough on my greased and cornmealed pizza pan, I quickly discovered it is at least 1 1/2 pizza's worth, if not two. I par baked for about 10 minutes as the oven preheated (put it in at 350) and then topped and baked at 550 for 8 minutes on bottom rack and 6 on top. Great recipe; I'll try it again splitting the dough in half for two pizzas and I'd imagine that thickness will be just right. THANKS for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful
Photo by lovestohost

Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2014
These were just what 3 stars indicate: OK. We found the meat to be surprisingly bland. I subbed tenderloin when our grocery store didn't have shoulder and the meat was super tender, just not super flavorful. We're not cilantro fans and I couldn't find tomatillos, so we topped ours (flour/corn blend after reading prior reviews) with light sour cream, shredded cheddar, and a homemade mango salsa. THANKS for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 41-60 (of 713) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Best Thanksgiving Recipes
Best Thanksgiving Recipes

From the bird to the sides to the cranberry sauce and the pie, it's all here for you.

Top Turkey
Top Turkey

Choose from dozens of top-rated roast turkey recipes, from stuffed to deep-fried.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

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