I should say, “has positive comments from people who actually made the dish.” A comment section full of “Looks great! Can’t wait to try it!” is sweet. A comment section with reports from the front lines (“Made it- delish, but needed more cumin”) is gold. Look for those comments and take them to heart.
(If you follow me on Pinterest, you can rest assured that the comments I pin about dishes are actually mine. And if I pin a recipe I haven’t made, I usually go back and add a comment when I have. There are a lot of ways in life that I’m a bad friend, but this is my attempt at making the world a better place, one tested recipe at a time.)