I try to be honest about the recipes as opposed to being a cheerleader for them. Some people seem to give every recipe they try a five when they can't all be fives. If I give the recipe a five, it is very good and worth making. It stands out against the rest. A four means it is tasty, but not the cream of the crop for that type of recipe. A three means it is neither good nor bad - just okay. A two is not good, and a one is terrible.