Recipe Reviews (#1)

Since my boyfriend and I have been doing so well with cooking at home I’m going to start a new series of posts: Recipe Reviews! Nearly all of the meals we make are made following recipes we find online. I’ll rate each recipe by taste on a scale of 1-5 ⭐️’s then, I’ll link you to the full recipe in case you want to make any of the meals at your own home! I rated some recipes in the beginning of the month in a “Life Update” and I wanted to continue doing this in a series of its own. 😊

Hamburger Stew:


Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5

Ingredients needed:

1 lb ground beef
1 med onion
2 celery stalks
3 carrots
2 lg potatoes
2 c beef broth
1 c frozen corn
1 c frozen peas (we did green beans instead because I hate peas. 😛)
3 tbs flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

I found this recipe at Recipes, Food, and Cooking

Thai Red Curry:


Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3.5/5

Ingredients needed:

2 chicken breast
Thai red curry paste (we used green curry paste)
2 tsp oil
4 slices ginger (we actually used a few tsp of ground ginger instead)
1/2 onion
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 green bell pepper
1-2 carrots
1 1/2 tbsp sugar (if you have palm sugar, use that instead of regular sugar)
1 tbsp fish sauce
1/2 can of coconut milk
Fresh basil leaves (we used dry)

I found this recipe at Chichilicious

Saucy Hungarian Red Potato Goulash:


Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5

Ingredients needed:

Olive oil
14 oz smoked sausage
2 tbs butter
2 onions
1 garlic clove
3/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper
1 1/2 tsp paprika
10 med red skin potatoes
1 1/2 c chicken stock
1 tbs chopped flat leaf parsley (we used dry)

I found this recipe at Cozy Apron

8 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews (#1)

    1. Ah, ok next time I will write a little more on my thoughts and why I rated each thing the way I did, hehe. I think I rated the curry unfairly because I used lite coconut milk instead of full fat. 😛 The potato goulash was pretty delicious!! It just maybe could have used more veggies in it.

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  1. Those look like great recipes. I agree – the potato goulash looks pretty good – something for a nice cold winter day. I guess you don’t really get so many of those anymore, though, eh?

    I’m a huge fan of Thai curries. This is my go-to recipe. I’ll switch it up sometimes with different proteins and pastes (or homemade ones) or use Panang curry paste and a tablespoon or so of peanut butter for extra richness. After making it a few times I’ve pretty much got it down so it’s become my “Oh no, I’m tired and want to make something simple” dish. And lucky us, there’s a market a 10 min walk from here that has fresh lime leaves, Thai chillies and Thai basil. (Along with lemongrass and galangal if I decide to make tom yum soup to go with it…

    I can tell from my comment and level of interest in food that I’m hungry *again*. I don’t know why – we just had a big dinner just a little while ago! *laughing*

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    1. Hahah by Midwest standards, not nearly I’m embarrassed to admit that I am already bundling up and my blanket is already in my car at 56 degrees nights here. 😛

      I love Thai curries but have never tried to make it at home. It wasn’t so bad but it’s so much better at the restaurant.

      lol it’s okay, I am always hungry too! 😆


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