CarolZane's Recipe Reviews
Posted 5/13/2013 6:21:58 PM
The first time I made this cake was 2012 for the Cinco de Mayo celebration at our Elks club here in Allen Park - all I can say is WOW and that's all I heard from everyone (I should have made 2)... I pride myself in my cooking/baking and my neighbor (my taste tester of everything) said this is her favorite. I'm making it again tomorrow for my B-day but I'm going to try it with a bunt pan as someone else has done - my husband says he'll make it for me - but - there's NO WAY he knows what the hell he's doing in my kitchen.. This is one of the best recipes I've seen from your site - THANKS.....
Posted 9/12/2012 9:57:08 AM
Easy Caramel Apple Bars
I made these yesterday for my friends B-day treat... They were wonderful.... I too like a couple other reviews didn't seem to have enough mix to cover the baking pan after reserving 1 1/2 cups - so I used it all. Maybe you should call for a 8x8 or 9x9 pan. Thanks God I had another package of cookie mix to make more for the crumble on top - used about 1/3 of the package mix and 1/4 stick of butter.... I also sprinkled some cinnamon over the apples as others had suggested. Thanks for a terrific recipe....
Posted 10/15/2011 6:36:55 PM
I made this yesterday and it was fabulous. I used a bunt pan and it worked great - had to bake it 5 mins. more. I think the next time I make it I may put some slices of apple and a sprinkle of brown sugar in the bottom of the pan before I put in the cake mixture. Also - I made a mixture of powder sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkled it over the top. No need for frosting.
Posted 1/19/2011 12:32:27 PM
I made this for dinner last night and it was Fabulous..... I love the Maple Pecan Chicken by Tyson that you can only find at Costco at Christmas - but now I can make my own... I didn't have Panco Bread crumbs on had so I searched the internet for how to make them. I ended up using 2 1/2 cups plain bread crumbs, 1 Tbs. Basil, 1 Tbs. Thyme, 1 tsp. chili powder and freshly ground pepper. I also doubled the mayo and maple syrup just to make sure I had enough - then just put my chicken in the same bowl and let the chicken marinate for about an hour. Then dipped it into the bread crumbs. I didn't flatten my chicken but instead sliced it into 1 inch strips trying to keep uniformity in size. Baked it at 400 for 15 mins. flipped them and baked for another 10 mins. My "picky husband and 2 16 yr. olds" all loved it. Nice and tender and the wonderful aroma filled the house. This is a keeper for sure.....
Posted 8/2/2010 10:30:42 AM
Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake
This was a long time in the making - but my husband thought it was well worth it. For myself - I think I would add more brownie crumbs - possibly 3 cups. Also - when putting the cookie mix in the pan - I apparently didn't flatten it out enough where the bottom meets the sides and ended up with too much "cookie" at the corner - possibly work it up more on the sides. Also - it is a "MUST" to have it in the fridge at least 8 hours. My husband couldn't wait and wanted some after 6 hours - so I sliced him some and topped it with the caramel topping, it wasn't set up in the center and looked "raw". Tonight I sliced him some and topped it with "Sander's Hot Fudge" topping and it was wonderful - much better than the caramel. Also - I wasn't going to wrap my pan with foil cause it is a tight fitting pan - but I'm glad I did, there's a lot of grease in the cookie dough that ran out - keep it wrapped the whole cooking time.