Kraft Foods Recipe Review

by Kelsey Norwood

in Food,Uncategorized

I love the Kraft Food & Family magazine, and each time it comes in the mail I tear out the recipes I want to try (with the pictures, of course) and put them in plastic sheet protectors in my recipe notebook. Once I have tried a recipe I either throw it out or integrate it in with the rest of my tried and true recipes.

SOoo, during February I tried three new dessert recipes and here’s the verdict:

warm winter lemon cake

Warm Winter Lemon Cake

VanillaJoy Rating: 1 out of 5

This recipe gets such a low rating because it was waaaay toooo sweet. The recipe instructs you to mix the pudding with milk and add 1/3 c. sugar. Blech. The pudding would be sweet enough without the sugar, so if you really want to try this recipe I would recommend leaving out that ingredient.

The cake part was good. We ate the cake off the top and threw the rest out, along with the recipe. I will not be making this again.
frozen lemonade squares

Frozen Lemonade Squares

VanillaJoy Rating: 4 out of 5

We did like this one, although we thought it needed more crust. I would double the crust recipe and do the filling part as directed. The lemonade squares taste very popsicle-ey and would be a delicious summer snack. I also used pink lemonade rather than regular lemonade for a little extra something special.

banana sour cream cake

Banana Sour Cream Cake

VanillaJoy Rating: 4 out of 5

This cake was very moist and delicious. I love bananas and all variations of breads, muffins, and cakes using bananas so this one was bound to be good in my book. I didn’t love the frosting recipe, which is why it only gets a 4. I like my Grandma’s cream cheese frosting recipe better – I’ll use that next time. The two recipes don’t look too much different but they do taste different…trust me.

In my Food & Family magazine there was a tip with this cake that suggested freezing the cake layers for 20 minutes before trying to frost them. I did this and it worked beautifully. What a great tip!

I hope these recipe reviews are helpful!


1 Donna Robinsin November 5, 2008 at 8:18 am

What can be used in a recipe instead of sour cream? Sorry to say but I DO NOT like sour cream. Thanks for any info.

2 Bernice Zupancic May 6, 2009 at 10:05 am

Iwould lkie to get the Kraft Foood and Faily sent to me. How can I order this please. Thank you Bernice Zupancic

3 Cynthia Silva November 18, 2009 at 10:15 am

I would also like to receive the quarterly magazine. Please tell me how I can do this.

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