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Monthly Archives: April 2018

7: Pok Loin Franchese

This recipe was boring. Was it good? Yes. So I guess it’s good to keep around for a quick weeknight dinner, but it honestly was just not THAT great. Very standard. This short review pretty much sums up how I feel about it.

Category: Entree

Rating: 3 out of 10

Make Again? Nope

6: Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Pone

This recipe was definitely very interesting. I love all of the ingredients, but they didn’t blend together as well as I was hoping! I’m not sure that I would make it again, but if you’re into cake-style desserts, this is a Southern classic that you will enjoy!

Category: Dessert

Rating: 3 out of 10

Make Again? Eh, not so much

5: Chop Suey Soup

To be honest, I was not that excited about this recipe. Compared with the other ones, it was not that exciting and pretty simplistic. I guess it’s true that the best things in life are the simple ones!


This soup is life-changing. It’s inexpensive, SO easy, and SO delicious. I am going to be making this for a long time, y’all. And OMG. Fried ramen. Let’s talk about that for a second. What a brilliant idea. It’s like eating ramen out the package before you cook it, but warm and crispy and with a delicious fried flavor, obviously. WHAT. It’s so good. Drizzled with hoisin sauce, I’m in heaven.


Category: Entree

Rating: 10 out of 10


4: Creme Anglaise

Fancy pudding. That’s what creme anglaise is, essentially. This recipe is a little putsy because you have to cook the cream over the stove, but other than that it is fairly simple, and I think any cook could be successful with this recipe! The result is a very creamy dessert that has just a hint of the brandy and vanilla flavors. There was no recommendation for serving, but I jazzed it up a bit with lemon wafer cookies and morello cherries. It was a satisfying little dessert, but I would only make it again to accompany something a little more show-stopping.


Category: Dessert

Rating: (this is the first of this category, so….) 5 out of 10

Make Again? Maybe?

3: BLT Salad

My mom is always telling me about “recipes” that she invented. Salad dressing, mixing dip mix in sour cream… sure, you made something, but that doesn’t quite qualify as a recipe. That’s kind of how I felt about this salad. It’s just a salad of BLT ingredients. Of course, it was really good, because I love a BLT, but I don’t think I’d search for the book on my shelf to make it again. That said, the dressing (which really was a recipe with some interesting ratios I’ve never seen before) was PHENOMENAL. The herbs gave it a rich and almost sharp flavor, and I found myself using the leftover dressing on everything from fish to crackers. That part I would definitely make again!

Category: Entree

Rating: 2 out of 10

Make Again? Just the dressing