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BakingNana69

I used to be a bigtime cook/baker. Kids grew up, got away from it. Now, with grandkids, back at it, but now, healthier to defer to rules of parents. I sub things like splenda, fat-free cream cheese, etc. I'm back world.
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BakingNana69 rated and reviewed the recipe Italian Sausage Soup
Italian Sausage Soup
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"Not a review at this point. Just would like to know what one serving is in measurement. I cook law cal soups only, and tho' 230 cals don't seem too bad, it depends how much one serving is. Anyone know? Thanks"
Posted on 1/12/2012
BakingNana69 rated and reviewed the recipe Breakfast Wraps
Breakfast Wraps
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"Absolutely perfect, great presentation, easy to make, ecxtremely tasty. Lime is important if you want to "tarten" up the sweetness of whipped cream and sugar. Made it for my daughter-in-law for her 3, 2 and 1 month olds to serve for her Mothers Day breakfast. I asked what rating (1-5) she would give. She said, 4-l/2 because a little too much filling, but otherwise, great. But, that was operator error, not recipe. Next time, I'll put less filling in. ABSOLUTELY BEST!"
Posted on 7/31/2010
BakingNana69 rated and reviewed the recipe Train Cake
Train Cake
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"Wow! I made this cake for my grandson's 2nd birthday party on June l8 (made it the l7th), 2010. Again, I have to wonder, just like the watermelon cake I made for the 4th of July, does anyone else have trouble with the lightness of using the cake mix vs. scratch? It was difficult due to extensive crumbing, even after freezing the cake. But, it was worth the hard work, in the end, not perfect as I push myself to do, but was a great hit at the party. Others thought his parent's bought the cake. And you should have seen him and his 3 year-old brother, standing in front of it, eyes aglow, smiles galore, then after singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY, their parents allowed them to DIG IN! They are not usually allowed candy, so all the decorative candies were a real treat to them. During the whole preamble, he kept saying CHOO-CHOO! They are both into Thomas, that's why I made the train cake. However, I didn't know in advance that the theme was MICKEY MOUSE, so we put little mickey mouse on toothpicks in the train. Since this was a centerpiece and couldn't accomodate all the people at the party, I'd also made the ICE CREAM CONE CUPCAKES, which neither I, nor the parents, had ever heard of. What a hit, a less messy way to eat cupcakes. I AM GETTING VERY ADEPT AT THIS BISQUICK/BETTY CROCKER WEBSITE AND ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I told my daughter-in-law, next birthday, I'd show her all 60 of the theme cakes, and let her pick which one she wants me to do. I AM RELIVING MEMORIES OF MY KIDS THAT I DID THIS FOR BY DOING SO FOR MY GRANDKIDS ------------ AND LOVING IT EVERY MINUTE> "
Posted on 7/31/2010
BakingNana69 rated and reviewed the recipe Watermelon Cake
Watermelon Cake
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"It's the 4th of July and am making this cake to celebrate. I know that cake mixes are "lighter" than from-scratch cakes, but after the required 10 minutes of cooling, I took them out of the pans (gently) and they broke - I was holding them low to the cooling rack but was unable to hold it safely. I can only guess it's because it's so light. The recipe says the batter will be lumpy, but it wasn't. I've been baking since I was 13 (I'm 69 now) and know what I'm doing, but I usually bake from scratch, but since I joined BC for recipes, thought I'd give it a whirl and use the mix. I was so excited, my grandkids are gone and I was going to surprise them. Oh well, I will salvage as best I can, but the cakes are very hard to handle. Is it possible, NO NOT ME, that I did something wrong? All the reviews were great. I even tried dusting the mini chips with flour like advised, but they still sunk to the bottom. Oh well, I hope the train birthday cake I'm going to try comes out better. Has anyone else had this problem?"
Posted on 7/4/2010
BakingNana69 rated and reviewed the recipe Watermelon Cake
Watermelon Cake
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"Well, I have to come clean and finish the review I wrote below. Ole' perfectionist me - wanted it perfect. But, was able to salvage it, one piece was a "smaller" cut of watermelon. Anyway, when everyone got home late, the kids didn't see it (they're 3, 2, 3 mos.) cause it was so late, but my son, who remembers me making so many theme cakes when he was little, loved it. He thought it was great, and so did the kids the next day. Sorry for my over-reaction, this was the first time in years that I've had the opportunity to do a theme cake and just wanted it to be perfect. It all worked out in the end. ONE THING - CAN SOMEONE TELL ME, SINCE THE RECIPE CALLS FOR SUPER MOIST CAKE MIX, IS THIS WHY IT'S SO LIGHT? CAN I USE JUST THE REGULAR CAKE MIX, MAYBE IT'D WORK BETTER. I WOULD THINK SO BUT WOULD LIKE SOME FEEDBACK. THANKS!"
Posted on 7/4/2010
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Posted 1/12/2012 10:52:49 AM REPORT ABUSE
Italian Sausage Soup
Italian Sausage Soup
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Not a review at this point. Just would like to know what one serving is in measurement. I cook law cal soups only, and tho' 230 cals don't seem too bad, it depends how much one serving is. Anyone know? Thanks
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Posted 7/31/2010 12:36:44 PM REPORT ABUSE
Breakfast Wraps
Breakfast Wraps
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Absolutely perfect, great presentation, easy to make, ecxtremely tasty. Lime is important if you want to "tarten" up the sweetness of whipped cream and sugar. Made it for my daughter-in-law for her 3, 2 and 1 month olds to serve for her Mothers Day breakfast. I asked what rating (1-5) she would give. She said, 4-l/2 because a little too much filling, but otherwise, great. But, that was operator error, not recipe. Next time, I'll put less filling in. ABSOLUTELY BEST!
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
 
Posted 7/31/2010 12:31:45 PM REPORT ABUSE
Train Cake
Train Cake
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Wow! I made this cake for my grandson's 2nd birthday party on June l8 (made it the l7th), 2010. Again, I have to wonder, just like the watermelon cake I made for the 4th of July, does anyone else have trouble with the lightness of using the cake mix vs. scratch? It was difficult due to extensive crumbing, even after freezing the cake. But, it was worth the hard work, in the end, not perfect as I push myself to do, but was a great hit at the party. Others thought his parent's bought the cake. And you should have seen him and his 3 year-old brother, standing in front of it, eyes aglow, smiles galore, then after singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY, their parents allowed them to DIG IN! They are not usually allowed candy, so all the decorative candies were a real treat to them. During the whole preamble, he kept saying CHOO-CHOO! They are both into Thomas, that's why I made the train cake. However, I didn't know in advance that the theme was MICKEY MOUSE, so we put little mickey mouse on toothpicks in the train. Since this was a centerpiece and couldn't accomodate all the people at the party, I'd also made the ICE CREAM CONE CUPCAKES, which neither I, nor the parents, had ever heard of. What a hit, a less messy way to eat cupcakes. I AM GETTING VERY ADEPT AT THIS BISQUICK/BETTY CROCKER WEBSITE AND ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I told my daughter-in-law, next birthday, I'd show her all 60 of the theme cakes, and let her pick which one she wants me to do. I AM RELIVING MEMORIES OF MY KIDS THAT I DID THIS FOR BY DOING SO FOR MY GRANDKIDS ------------ AND LOVING IT EVERY MINUTE>
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
 
Posted 7/4/2010 4:40:49 PM REPORT ABUSE
Watermelon Cake
Watermelon Cake
Rating:
It's the 4th of July and am making this cake to celebrate. I know that cake mixes are "lighter" than from-scratch cakes, but after the required 10 minutes of cooling, I took them out of the pans (gently) and they broke - I was holding them low to the cooling rack but was unable to hold it safely. I can only guess it's because it's so light. The recipe says the batter will be lumpy, but it wasn't. I've been baking since I was 13 (I'm 69 now) and know what I'm doing, but I usually bake from scratch, but since I joined BC for recipes, thought I'd give it a whirl and use the mix. I was so excited, my grandkids are gone and I was going to surprise them. Oh well, I will salvage as best I can, but the cakes are very hard to handle. Is it possible, NO NOT ME, that I did something wrong? All the reviews were great. I even tried dusting the mini chips with flour like advised, but they still sunk to the bottom. Oh well, I hope the train birthday cake I'm going to try comes out better. Has anyone else had this problem?
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
 
Posted 7/4/2010 4:40:49 PM REPORT ABUSE
Watermelon Cake
Watermelon Cake
Rating:
Well, I have to come clean and finish the review I wrote below. Ole' perfectionist me - wanted it perfect. But, was able to salvage it, one piece was a "smaller" cut of watermelon. Anyway, when everyone got home late, the kids didn't see it (they're 3, 2, 3 mos.) cause it was so late, but my son, who remembers me making so many theme cakes when he was little, loved it. He thought it was great, and so did the kids the next day. Sorry for my over-reaction, this was the first time in years that I've had the opportunity to do a theme cake and just wanted it to be perfect. It all worked out in the end. ONE THING - CAN SOMEONE TELL ME, SINCE THE RECIPE CALLS FOR SUPER MOIST CAKE MIX, IS THIS WHY IT'S SO LIGHT? CAN I USE JUST THE REGULAR CAKE MIX, MAYBE IT'D WORK BETTER. I WOULD THINK SO BUT WOULD LIKE SOME FEEDBACK. THANKS!
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
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