CreekRun's Recipe Reviews
Posted 10/5/2010 12:07:42 PM
Caramel Apple Bars
Ok...made this again last night, but instead using caramel bits and not melting them first, thinking they were so small they would melt in the oven. Well, they didn't melt evenly and some of them are hard as a rock now. Will definitely take the time to unwrap the caramel squares I bought in the bulk candy area and melt them first. Still delicious, but not as good as last time!
Posted 9/28/2010 9:01:03 AM
Caramel Apple Bars
This was soooooo good. I can't say enough about it! The night I made it, we couldn't wait, so we ate it warm with vanilla ice cream. It was delicious. Ever since, we've been eating it cold like a cookie bar and it's amazing that way too! The only down side was my grocery store didn't have the caramel dots (small town living!) so I had to unwrap all those caramels. Not a big deal, but it did take some time. I took them into the living room and watched TV while I did it. I melted the caramels in the microwave and it worked great!
Posted 9/10/2010 9:07:40 AM
Easy and absolutely delicious. My boyfriend loved it and so did I, although I definitely made some changes. We like things a little spicier!
I added 1/2 to 1 pound (not sure how much was in the bag) of HOT Italian sausage to beef, onions and peppers. I also used about 1/2 a box of wheat Farfalle or Bow Tie pasta...it's my favorite...instead of the mafalda. For the sauce, I used a can (I think about 26 oz.) of Hunt's Hot and Spicy Sauce. Because of the increase in pasta, I added more water as needed during cooking. It definitely took longer to cook than the directions said, but I think cooking the pasta in the sauce and not pre-cooking it makes it more flavorful. I cooked until pasta was done, and obviously with my increased ingredients, it made more than 4 servings. I skipped the mushrooms cause I didn't have any in the pantry or fridge, but would add them next time, along with some black olives.
Posted 9/2/2010 11:41:31 AM
Cheesy Tuna Broccoli Skillet Casserole
Try using Farfalle or bow tie pasta...a lot of the recipes on this site call for mafalda and I've substituted the above with success in many of them!