Because only five star reviews make no sense, and are not helpful if not sincere, I try to write honest and, as much as I can, fair reviews. So I came up with some "weights" for the stars and this is what they mean in my reviews: 5 Stars = an excellent amazing recipe, the kind of dish that I would recommend to others, make again and again, and would not be ashamed to make for anybody. Basically, these are the recipes that would get 6 Stars if there were that many to give. 4 Stars = a great dish! Just not the amazing great that is unforgettable and you would make for somebody as a special gift or a Thank You... 3 Stars = a good recipe. If it's an easy simple recipe I would make it again for convenience, but would not do it often. Also, these are sometimes the recipes that I would substantially change the next time. 2 Stars = edible, but just didn't work for us. Something is missing and with all other recipes out there would not make this again. 1 Star = I am not sure what this would be. I imagine I am saving 1 Star for something that is inedible... I once made a horrible eggplant cheese casserole that we decided to throw out after just one bite. We did not even try to see if the dog would like it... Well, THAT was a 1 Star easily!