4 stars **** = Amazing. Will be served when I have guests over and want to impress them.
3 stars *** = REALLY good. Look forward to nights when this is served. Must add to rotation.
2 stars ** = Pretty good. Don't mind eating it. May put it on regular rotation, may not.
1 Star * = meh.
0 Stars = Ewwww
-1 Star -* = What is this, poison?
And of course you can give half stars if it falls between categories.
Also, you should leave a comment if you try someone else's recipe. That would be nice of you. Unless it gets a -1 star, then it would be really kind of mean and maybe you should keep your dang opinions to yourself, jerk.