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    Bargain Basement September

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    Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:33 pm Groupie

    Hi, I'm Boomette and I'm the host of Bargain Basement Game. Let's have fun! It's a great way to discover great recipes.

    This game is similar to Tag, but instead focuses on recipes with lower ratings or unreviewed OLDER recipes. Recipes need to be either reviewed with a rating of 3 stars or under or recipes which have been posted over 2 years or more and do not have any reviews. These potentially great recipes have been "marked down" - either they have a flaw that needs tweaking, been overlooked, or they are seemingly good recipes that maybe deserve a second chance.

    How to Play:

    1) Choose ANY recipe with a rating of 3 STARS OR UNDER or an UNREVIEWED recipe that has been posted 2 years or more.

    2) Post a reply to this thread saying which recipe you are tagging. Please include the recipe ID number and name.

    An easy format for everyone to read is:
    Boomette is tagging Recipe #xxxxxx, #xxxxxx
    If you type it without the space between the # sign and the actual recipe number the site will automatically create a link to the recipe. The second listing of the number is to verify the recipe you would like to make.

    3) Make it within 2 weeks and report back to this thread that you have completed your tag. We love to hear about things that worked or didn't work and if you have photos please share!

    (The recipe might not turn out well after all, but at least you can provide a helpful review with suggestions to improve it - or it may turn out to be a real gem!)

    Deadlines and Extensions

    When you chose to tag someone’s recipe, you are committing to making that recipe and reviewing it within 2 weeks (14 days). We realize life sometimes does get in the way of our cooking/tagging, so if you aren’t going to be able to meet the 2 week deadline, please ask us for an additional 2 week extension before the deadline.

    Players will be put on the Restricted List once they have passed the 4 weeks (28 days) deadline, unless they have special circumstances. If you feel you have a special circumstance preventing you from completing a tag within 4 weeks, please contact me. Once on the Restricted List, you will no longer be able to participate in any of the games or events in the “Cooking Games with Friends Forum” until you have made and reviewed any recipes that have you on that list. This is done in order to keep it fair for all players in the games. If you want to make sure you are not on this list, please go HERE and look for your name.

    How to find lower rated recipes:

    1. Click on "Recipes" at the top of the Home Page.
    2. On the right side of the page is the site's RECIPE SIFTER. Click on that and reduce the recipes by choosing a category that fits your needs. You can continue to filter the recipe by choosing other categories through that sifter.
    4. Sort the list by "Most Popular" then go to the last page and work your way backward until you find a page that has some recipes with 3 or less total stars.

    You can choose any recipe you like, it is up to you. As long as the recipe has a cumulative review total of 3 stars or less, then it is eligible for this game - even if someone has already selected it previously.
    Once a recipe has 4 stars (cumulative total), then it is no longer eligible for this game.
    Try to select recipes that, despite the lower rating, appeal to you and that you think someone would enjoy making.

    NOTE: Just because a recipe has a low rating, doesn't mean the rating was unmerited. The point here is not to criticize a review, but to promote a recipe that may be getting overlooked due to one person's experience with it.


    Some Bargain Basement Collections from Players - feel free to browse

    From LonghornMama : Bargain Basement Game
    From Hokies: Get out of the basement maybe
    From susie cooks: Bargain Basement Recipes
    From Chabear01: My Poor Neglected Babies
    From I"mPat: A Bargain to be Had by I'mPat
    From iewe: Oldies but Lonelies
    From lazyme: Bargain Basement Finds
    From ElaineAnn Bargain Basement Treasures
    From bmcnichol: Bargain Basement Finds
    From I'mPat: Bargain Basement Recipes to Try
    From KPD: KPD's Bargain Basement Beauties!
    From Scoutie: Bargain Basement Secret Finds!
    From Katew : Random and Reviewless !!!
    From DeeVaFoodie Basement Dwellers looking to move Upstairs
    From Duonyte : Bargain Basement Beauties
    From Chef Tweaker 3 stars or less
    From Rita~ Bargain Basement Cookbook
    From UmmBinat UmmBinat's Recipes That Need Love
    From JustJanS Orphans for BB
    From Breezermom Basement Bargains
    From Boomette Basement
    From I'mPat Bargain Basement Recipes to Try
    From threeovens Bargains in my Basement
    From PSU Lioness The Best of My Bargain Basement

    Last edited by Boomette on Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:34 am, edited 3 times in total
    Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:34 pm Groupie

    Last edited by Boomette on Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:10 pm, edited 15 times in total
    Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:34 pm Groupie
    icon_biggrin.gif Completed Tags icon_biggrin.gif

    icon_biggrin.gif bmcnichol icon_arrow.gif Slow Roasted Pork in Onion Gravy #144055
    icon_biggrin.gif LainieBug icon_arrow.gif Stir-Fried Won Tons With Szechuan Sauce #181929 by Neta
    icon_biggrin.gif LainieBug icon_arrow.gif Curly Pasta Goulash #205181 by Janae'
    icon_biggrin.gif bmcnichol icon_arrow.gif Sauteed Mushroom #241464
    icon_biggrin.gif Boomette icon_arrow.gif Simple Ranchy Breaded Fish Fillets #403045 by hungrykitten
    icon_biggrin.gif Boomette icon_arrow.gif Tomato-Basil Couscous Salad #385217 by WendyMaq
    icon_biggrin.gif Boomette icon_arrow.gif Pesto Topped Pork Chops #170598 by LMillerRN
    icon_biggrin.gif alligirl icon_arrow.gif Cheesy Goats: Pancetta Crisps With Goat Cheese & Pear #341586 by Adopted Parisian
    icon_biggrin.gif loof icon_arrow.gif Grilled B.C.T. #18149 By MizzNezz
    icon_biggrin.gif StacyMD187373 icon_arrow.gif Cantaloupe Bread With Praline Glaze #343755 by Sweet Jezebel
    icon_biggrin.gif LifeIsGood icon_arrow.gif Grilled Chicken and Veggies With Sauces by Rachael Ray #255084 by JESMom
    icon_biggrin.gif Debbwl icon_arrow.gif Rhubarb Crisp #409257 by Chef Mariajane
    icon_biggrin.gif Boomette icon_arrow.gif Creamy Ranch Pork Chops & Rice #259180 by Cookin' in Texas
    icon_biggrin.gif Boomette icon_arrow.gif Tomatoes With Feta Cheese - Martha Stewart #435933 by NRG tribe
    icon_biggrin.gif Bonnie G #2 icon_arrow.gif Banana Bread #440784 by chef Hamlin
    icon_biggrin.gif LifeIsGood icon_arrow.gif Old Fashioned Muffins #73920 by Mom of Five
    icon_biggrin.gif Boomette icon_arrow.gif Nutcracker Slippery Martini #146213 by TheDiva1959
    icon_biggrin.gif Boomette icon_arrow.gif Pineapple Southern Comfort Yummy Martini #284840 by PetLover
    icon_biggrin.gif LainieBug icon_arrow.gif Easy Chicken Parmesan #157404
    icon_biggrin.gif bmcnichol icon_arrow.gif Quickest Cocktail Meatballs #414641
    icon_biggrin.gif loof icon_arrow.gif Barley Confetti #337469 by dicentra
    icon_biggrin.gif lazyme icon_arrow.gif Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese #419824
    icon_biggrin.gif PSU Lioness icon_arrow.gif Parmesan Mustard Pork- South Beach Friendly #361797 by Cyclone*Mommy
    icon_biggrin.gif Boomette icon_arrow.gif Lemon Marinade for Chicken (Omac) #378793 by Abby Girl
    icon_biggrin.gif MsPia icon_arrow.gif Chicken Breasts stuffed with Fontina Cheese and Spinach #70844
    icon_biggrin.gif threeovens icon_arrow.gif Guava Cake #373650 by Leah's Kitchen
    icon_biggrin.gif PSU Lioness icon_arrow.gif Biggest Loser Spiced Bean Loaf #307049 by MrsSPheonix
    icon_biggrin.gif lazyme icon_arrow.gif Taco Seasoning Mix #436236
    icon_biggrin.gif Chef shapeweaver © icon_arrow.gif Hard Rock 'N Roll Chili #30921 By manda
    icon_biggrin.gif threeovens icon_arrow.gif Easy Veal Chops Ladiva #196538
    icon_biggrin.gif breezermom icon_arrow.gif Artichokes Sauteed in Herb Infused Butter 82649 by 4rugrats
    icon_biggrin.gif Lavender Lynn icon_arrow.gif Tangy Meatloaf #60984 by keen5
    icon_biggrin.gif morgainegeiser icon_arrow.gif Super Squash Side Dish, 256013 by Aimchick
    icon_biggrin.gif Chef shapeweaver © icon_arrow.gif Country Chicken Dinner #181031 By Candy TX
    icon_biggrin.gif threeovens icon_arrow.gif Ceviche #5218
    icon_biggrin.gif LainieBug icon_arrow.gif Honeydew Smoothie #361116 by Shawn C
    icon_biggrin.gif threeovens icon_arrow.gif Vegetarian Cashew Rice With Peas for PSU Lioness

    Last edited by Boomette on Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:11 pm, edited 3 times in total
    Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:35 pm Groupie
    Restricted List

    Tagged February 5 due February 19

    icon_redface.gif ElaineAnn icon_arrow.gif Red Wine Risotto With Peas #247625 by Mr Jackson now due March 5
    icon_redface.gif ElaineAnn icon_arrow.gif Red Stuff ( Strawberry Jello Fruit Dessert Salad ) #120346 by Danlyn now due March 5
    icon_redface.gif ElaineAnn icon_arrow.gif Pink Cloud Float #156088 by SouthernBell2627 now due March 5
    icon_redface.gif ElaineAnn icon_arrow.gif Black and White and Red All over Sodas #172200 by looneytunesfan now due March 5
    icon_redface.gif ElaineAnn icon_arrow.gif Home Fries With Red, White, and Green Onions #275241 by Maxerbear now due March 5

    Tagged March 17 due March 31

    icon_redface.gif mayness icon_arrow.gif Saoco - Refreshing Rum Drink #319017 by ~Jen~

    Tagged March 23 due April 6

    icon_redface.gif mayness icon_arrow.gif Low Fat Tahini Dressing #179025 by maxerbear

    Tagged March 25 due April 8

    icon_redface.gif Mrs.Lainez icon_arrow.gif Fruit Crisp-Cooking Light #291654 by Chef by Chance

    Tagged December 28 due January 11

    icon_redface.gif Cinnamon Turtle icon_arrow.gif Sun Dried Tomato Dip #134107 by Sandi (From CA)
    icon_redface.gif Cinnamon Turtle icon_arrow.gif Pickled Beet Salad #379403 by dicentra
    icon_redface.gif Cinnamon Turtle icon_arrow.gif Chickpea Salad #246512 by Vegwife
    Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:56 pm Groupie

    tagging Stir-Fried Won Tons With Szechuan Sauce #181929 by Neta, posted 2006 and no reviews
    Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:51 pm Groupie
    tagging Curly Pasta Goulash #205181 by Janae', posted 2007 and no reviews
    Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:39 am Groupie

    Slow Roasted Pork in Onion Gravy #144055

    Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:54 pm Groupie

    Sauteed Mushroom #241464 Added July 19, 2007 with no reviews

    Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:57 pm Groupie
    bmcnichol wrote:

    Sauteed Mushroom #241464 Added July 19, 2007 with no reviews


    MER'd the above. These were good on top of burgers with swiss cheese.

    Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:43 pm Groupie

    tagging :

    Simple Ranchy Breaded Fish Fillets #403045 by hungrykitten posted in 2009 no reviews

    Tomato-Basil Couscous Salad #385217 by WendyMaq posted in 2009 no reviews
    Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:51 pm Groupie
    Boomette wrote:

    tagging :

    Simple Ranchy Breaded Fish Fillets #403045 by hungrykitten posted in 2009 no reviews

    Tomato-Basil Couscous Salad #385217 by WendyMaq posted in 2009 no reviews

    both are made and reviewed icon_wink.gif

    Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:43 pm Groupie
    updated to here icon_smile.gif
    Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:00 pm Groupie
    tagging Pesto Topped Pork Chops #170598 by LMillerRN posted in 2006 no reviews
    Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:40 am Groupie
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    made and reviewed:

    Stir-Fried Won Tons With Szechuan Sauce #181929, due August 26

    Curly Pasta Goulash #205181, due August 27
    Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:48 pm
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