Recipe Reviews #46

Romanian Style Sour Fish Soup

Recipe found on The Bossy Kitchen
My Rating: 1 out 5

My Review: I don’t know if it was because of the fish we used but, this soup turned out to be incredibly bland. There was literally no flavor– what more is there to say?? For our side: garlic bread.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1-2 medium carrots chopped
  • Β½ large red yellow or orange pepper or 1 medium, chopped
  • 1-2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 16 ounces fish (we used Rock fish)
  • 8 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon juice or 2-3 Tbsps vinegar
  • 1 bunch of chopped parsley
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Ranch Chicken & Vegetables


Recipe found on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
My Rating: 4 out of 5

My Review: I loved the veggies on the side, the mix and seasoning was perfect. The chicken was nice and juicy but, the “ranch” was more of a dill dip… I wasn’t too fond of it.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

Ranch Mix

  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Everything Else

  • 1 cup good-quality mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast

Noodles w/ Sausage Tomato Cream Sauce


Recipe found on Paleo Running Momma
My Rating: 3 out of 5

My Review: Our sauce didn’t turn out creamy at all? The dish was a lot simpler than the name claimed it would be. It was pretty much an Italian sausage goulash. Good but… not what we expected, you know?

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 Tbsp. organic ghee or coconut oil (we used EVOO)
  • 3/4 lb spicy Italian sausage
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 med. onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz. can diced tomaotes
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream or full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Parsley, for garnish

*BONUS* Peanut Butter Cookies


Recipe found on Tastes Lovely
My Rating: 4 out of 5

My Review: I didn’t have any baking soda so I used 3 tsp of baking powder instead– I don’t know if that’s why they were a bit crumbly. I also added a small handful of flour into the batter because I felt like it, maybe that could be why, too. They tasted wonderfully, were super easy to put together, and baked quickly in the oven so the wait wasn’t too bad!! They still taste good after a couple days (should last 1 week in an airtight container) and I’d definitely bake them again.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg


45 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #46

  1. The veggies seem very good.
    And the cookies, oh my lord!! 😍
    I never know the difference between baking soda, powder and yeast.
    I did recently learn that yeast reacts with sugar in water. I thought I was being healthy by not adding sugar when I make bread. But apparently a tiny bit is neededto get the process started!

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    1. The veggies were so nice and crisp. πŸ˜€ & yes, the cookies were yummy!! I’m not sure the difference either, I just looked up if I could replace the powder for soda on Google & they said yes if you times the amount by 3! I heard yeast is very difficult, so I don’t make recipes that call for it lol. πŸ˜›


  2. So I remembered that today is Friday and tomorrow is cookies day! πŸ˜ƒ I have baking soda but I’m gonna use baking powder this time. Thanks for sharing this recipes!

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    1. Chocolate cookies are good, maybe I should try to make them next. πŸ™‚ & I put up all of the recipes that we try at home… whether they be good or bad! To let you know… maybe don’t try this one at home, you know what I mean? πŸ˜›

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  3. Soup can be a hard one- without just dumping in salt, I have found homemade soups can definitely taste bland. The pasta dish still looks yummy- but you’re right- it’s hard to even see the sauce! I always love your food reviews and always feel motivated to cook more. When we first moved here I would attempt to do one recipe a week from my cooking magazines, and they always turned out really well. I may have to start that up again! It’s so rewarding to cook your own foods.

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    1. Yeah, I think especially since it was fish soup, it was hard to give it flavor! Boyfriend usually makes a mean chicken or beef soup, though!

      The pasta dish was good but, the title was misleading, huh?! πŸ˜› No creaminess whatsoever.

      That’s so cute that you used to make recipes out of cooking magazines!! Cooking at home is so rewarding, I agree. ❀

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  4. I’ve noticed that fish recipes can be so hit or miss. Sometimes, they will turn out wonderfully and taste amazing, or they will be the worst thing and you’ll feel like you wasted all your time and effort. That’s such a bummer that this one didn’t turn out, but at least you gave it a try. You never know! πŸ™‚

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        1. The link is not showing up!! & I don’t blame you! I am addicted to pinning right now lol. I was pinning in the car to & from the grocery store today. Boyfriend was like… “what are you doing on your phone?!” because I never look at my phone in the care LOL.

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  5. First, I want to say I love your blog SO MUCH and am in the process of reading the entire thing. Second, I really like how you do the recipe reviews, providing a list of ingredients and then linking to the recipe. Very helpful.

    Lastly, I am a huge fan of ranch dressing so I am thinking that if we substitute oregano for the dill it will make it taste like ranch instead of dill dip. I’m going to make this recipe this week and will be substituting the oregano.

    Please keep blogging!

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    1. Hi there!!! Thank you so much for your kind words. ❀ I am so happy to hear that you like the format of these Recipe Reviews!! Great idea to sub the oregano. Let me know how it goes!!

      Thanks so much for your support!!

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